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The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is located across from the Akron Polymer Training Center.

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor September 30, 2019

As an affiliate of the Smithsonian institution since 2002, the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology offered free admission to the National Museum of Psychology all day Sept. 21. Featuring permanent...

 President-elect Donald Trump spoke during a rally on the campaign trail at the James A. Rhode Arena at UA this summer.

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 15, 2016

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] November 14, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team captured its 13th MAC championship this past weekend right here in Akron. After defeating Western Michigan for the second time this past week on Friday by a...

Student Jessie Armstead performed in The America Play last in the Sandefur Theatre in Guzzeta Hall.

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 9, 2016

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher...

Seniors Lia Pietrolungo and Chad Weaver retell the conversation between a young Vietnamese student and their grandmother about the war in Vietnam.

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 9, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the three...

Photo courtesy of The University of Akron

Remembering Joe Benes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 26, 2016

On Monday evening, Oct. 24, Joe Benes of UA’s photography department passed away unexpectedly due to complications from surgery. Benes was a well-known staff member of Photography Instructional &...

Orange is the New Black stars Kate Mulgrew (who plays Red) and Taylor Schilling (who plays Piper) spoke at the Union on Friday.

Orange is the new blue

By Kate Tasseff, [email protected] October 18, 2016

Last Friday, Oct. 14, The University of Akron brought two stars from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” to the Student Union Starbucks for a talk on politics and the 2016 presidential...

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

By Adam Fox, [email protected] October 17, 2016

In response to a recent increase of thefts and vehicle break-ins, UA police officer Major Dale Gooding recommends students use common sense by ensuring that all vehicles, homes, and other personal properties...

President Matthew Wilson will step down this summer. (Buchtelite file photo)

Trustees look to name president, provost

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor October 17, 2016

While Board members are considering making Interim President Matthew Wilson's position permanent, the administration is cutting back on faculty hiring for financial reasons. This Wednesday, the...

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor October 10, 2016

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute...

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor October 10, 2016

There are two student trustees at The University of Akron. They are non-voting members of the Board of Trustees, and are supposed to give input on pertinent issues from a student’s perspective at Board...

Ratanjit Sondhe, UA polymer science grad, was the keynote speaker at the Global Oneness event yesterday.

What is ‘oneness’?

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2016

One may be surprised that such an abstract concept as “oneness” can have such practical effects on one’s life, both personal and professional. That is the concept which four distinguished speakers...

EXL Center names two new co-directors

By Benjamin Holda, [email protected] October 3, 2016

The EXL Center named two new co-directors last week, Carolyn Behrman and Annal Vyas. These new directors will take the place of Founding Director Jeff Hoffman and Resource Director Ian Schwarber, both...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s...

Importance of formulating political beliefs

Importance of formulating political beliefs

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor March 28, 2016

For many freshmen in college, this is the first time they are able to vote in a big election; being knowledgeable about candidates, issues, and politics in general is key. Though it is apparent through...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer February 1, 2016

A new initiative, led by co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                  ...

The faculty who attended the luncheon socialize on the topic of the day before the food is served.

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer April 15, 2015

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant...

General education prices slashed

By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell April 15, 2015

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s...

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