The Buchtelite

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

Medal of Honor recipient talks courage, veteran opportunities

Army Sgt. Kyle White

By Michelle DeShon, Writer

February 22, 2016

A Medal of Honor recipient came to The University of Akron on Friday, Feb. 19 to speak about his time spent on duty overseas. Army Sgt. Kyle White received a Medal of Honor, the U.S.’s highest military honor, on May 13, 2014, for his courageous actions in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan when his ...

Our View: Why you wanna leave now?

November 15, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff Have you heard the news? According to, thousands of people from 36 states want to secede from the United States and form their own governments. Since the reelection of President Obama, a number of secession petitions have been submitted online for review by Co...

Politics: the good, the bad and the ugly

November 8, 2012

Written by: Nicole Loepp There is no question that the recent presidential election stirred up controversy. The rivalry between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney was not, however,  restricted to just those in the political world: it infested all of society. The University of Akron’s cam...

Obama to stay four more years

November 8, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil President Barack Obama was reelected on Tuesday for a second term as the president of the United States. For every student at The University of Akron that is happy with the results of the election, there is another that is disappointed. Melanie Valentine, a sophomore physical therapy major, said that she ...

Lies, money and the media

November 8, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger As this election cycle comes to a close (finally), there are three unprecedented problems with politics and public discourse that I see coming to a head. These problems are not shared by all, and they are not equal on both sides of the line. There are parties that are...

Cost of education important to students and candidates

November 6, 2012

Written by: Joe Zazo Some University of Akron students feel that education plays an important role in the upcoming presidential election, while others are not so sure what either candidate has to offer. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 24 turned ou...

College Democrats rally for Obama

November 6, 2012

Written by: Forrest Dukes The College Democrats at The University of Akron (CDUA) have been working hard this semester to get local college students to reelect President Obama. “We need to win this election,” said Christen Cox, president of the CDUA. “I understand that many are still hurting, a...

Clinton brings Obama campaign to Akron

November 6, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil and Heather Beyer When President Barack Obama announced his plans to hold a campaign rally at the James A. Rhodes Arena last week, English professor Dr. Bob Pope was reminded of seeing former President Bill Clinton in 1991 with his daughter, Alexis. Alexis Pope, a 29-year-...

Why choose Obama

November 6, 2012

Written by: Jessica Johnson As I look at my absentee ballot for this election, I wonder, “Which presidential candidate really is going to send this country forward and make the progress that I want to see?” I soon find that this question is not so easily answered. I have values and goals that I...

The Obama problem

September 6, 2012

Written by: Russ Friend The lofty presidential re-election dreams of the Democratic Party are quickly becoming nightmares as President Obama tries to turn his failures into successes. With President Obama’s approval rating spiraling downward and unemployment inching upward, he is vulnerable. His ...

The individual mandate

March 28, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger A significant event is currently underway in our nation’s Supreme Court. The highest court in the land is being asked to render a verdict on one of President Barack Obama’s first official achievements, the Affordable Health Care Act. Of course, like with anything ...

From MLK to Obama: A rethinking race lecture event

February 9, 2012

By: Marcus Nicholson Last Wednesday began Black History Month. It was also the kickoff to the Rethinking Race program that is an annual part of The University of Akron’s programming. Charles J. Ogletree came and spoke to The University of Akron on how African-Americans obtained rights in a segregated ...