The Buchtelite

New Student Convocation

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016


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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 Matthew Wilson will address the incoming class. This will be followed by speeches from faculty mem...

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016


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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 an interview with the Buchtelite two weeks ago, Wilson gave his view on the actions of the past...

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 4, 2016


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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 of the Center for Conflict Management in 2000. He also has led such campus programs as Rethinking...

ZR16 unveiled

ZR16 unveiled

By Preston Davis, Writer

May 2, 2016


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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 of this year’s engineering masterpiece: the ZR16. The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula ...

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016


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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 believe that the university is worse off than it was two years ago, that the public sees the Unive...

New interim chief diversity officer

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016


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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 minority students and promotes cultural awareness on campus. Wallace, a pastor and community leader, ...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


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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 a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

New GenEd Core off to rough start

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 19, 2016


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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 fact, 16 percent of these students did enroll in another GenEd Core course.  A recent University of Akron Fac...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016


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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 to the University in 2008, which turns their total commitment to more than $10 million. But even ...

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


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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 Suffolk County Community College. The first day of the trip was spent exploring New York City and ...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


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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 and put in different positions,” UA Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer said, referencing the retur...

Parking Department adding Polsky Express among other new route proposals

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 23, 2015


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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 proposed route changes for the Roo Express's Circulator, South, and West Routes. It also proposed a...

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2015


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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 to earn rewards for anonymously reporting information. All tips go directly to UA Police Department...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Forget relaxation, volunteer

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 30, 2015


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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 advisors—traveled in three groups to Winder, Georgia; Marion, South Carolina; and Manteo, North Carol...

Current student ambassadors graduating; Positions open

By Jason Hemperly, News Writer

March 12, 2015


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  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 program has been around for more than 25 years. Ambassadors serve at such events as presidential ...

New survey assessing sexual misconduct, behavior

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

March 9, 2015


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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 of Akron,” said Mike Strong, deputy Title IX coordinator, regarding the new Sexual Assault Resource T...

“Only Human”: an intellectual horror

“Only Human”: an intellectual horror

By Beau Brown

April 18, 2013


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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 of lives in countries where medical help is scarce. So you go to college, get an education, maybe internship with some h...

A Rose among thorns

March 12, 2013


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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 Rose does on a daily basis at UA. Christine Rose is the Retention Coordinator for the Success, Achi...

“Black Experience” provides new way to learn

February 12, 2013


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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 won’t pay attention to what the course description is all about. “I took the Black Experience...