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New Student Convocation

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Editor September 7, 2016

New Student Convocation, the annual event welcoming the freshmen class, will be held tomorrow in EJ Thomas Hall at 4:30 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. After a faculty procession, Interim President...

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Editor September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In...

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor May 4, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director...

ZR16 unveiled

ZR16 unveiled

Zips Racing reveals new 2015-2016 formula car
By Preston Davis , Writer May 2, 2016

Zips Racing unveiled its latest formula style racecar on Wednesday evening, April 27 to a crowded Student Union Ballroom. Friends, family, faculty, alumni and students attended the event to catch a glimpse...

Less confidence than before

New survey shows faculty opinion of UA leadership worse than last fall
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 2, 2016

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty...

New interim chief diversity officer

By Logan Lane , Copy Editor April 27, 2016

The University of Akron has appointed Carl Wallace as its interim chief diversity officer, a press release announced yesterday, April 27. UA’s chief diversity officer directs outreach programs for...

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included...

New GenEd Core off to rough start

By Logan Lane , Copy Editor April 19, 2016

In the original version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that 16 percent of fall 2015 students in a GenEd Core course decided not to take an additional GenEd Core course in the spring. In...

UA alumni Pamela and Gary Williams give introductory remarks at yesterday's Honors College ceremony.

Big gift, new name

Williamses' pledge expands to $10 million, comes on verge of possible no-confidence vote in faculty senate
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 4, 2016

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given...

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

By Natalie Orr , Writer December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

Parking Department adding Polsky Express among other new route proposals

By Spencer DeVeau , News Writer April 23, 2015

This fall, riders of the Roo Express might look out their seat windows and notice they are not taking in the usual sights they have grown accustomed to. UA's Parking and Transportation Services have...

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

By Alicia Finch , Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department launched a new public safety system that rewards those who report crimes. “See it. Report it. Get rewarded!” gives those who see illegal activity a chance...

Alternative Spring Break volunteers collected recycled oyster shells to help create a reef.

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Volunteers spend spring break in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and...

Current student ambassadors graduating; Positions open

By Jason Hemperly , News Writer March 12, 2015

  Student ambassadors are central to the progress of UA; however, 17 current ambassadors are graduating this spring, and other students must step in to fill their spots. UA’s Student Ambassadors...

New survey assessing sexual misconduct, behavior

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer March 9, 2015

UA recently released a survey that aims to assess the state of sexual misconduct on campus.   “I believe the survey is a powerful first step in understanding sexual misconduct at The University...

“Only Human”: an intellectual horror

By Beau Brown April 18, 2013

Beau Brown Every person has the desire to make an impact; whether it be on a small scale, like helping a little old lady cross the street, or on a larger scale, like becoming a doctor and saving hundreds...

A Rose among thorns

March 12, 2013

Victoria Teresko Making a difference in someone’s life can be gratifying. Whether it is being someone’s listening ear, helping hand, or a friendly smile. These are some of the things that Christine...

“Black Experience” provides new way to learn

February 12, 2013

Chris Coon When students schedule their classes at The University of Akron, they have the option to do so under the guidance of their academic adviser or a course guide. Because of this option, students...

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