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UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program
May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable...

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

Exercise science student Cindy Hampton was recognized for excellence at yesterday's meeting. During her speech, she fittingly asked Board members and the audience to stand up and stretch their arms for a break. President Scott Scarborough and Board Chair Pavloff are on the left.
April 13, 2016

Out in Orrville at UA’s Wayne College campus, it was a quiet day for both trustees and protesters. Yesterday, April 13, was the UA Board of Trustee’s last meeting of spring semester – its...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break
March 28, 2016

Kristina Aiad-Toss and Logan Lane contributed reporting  While you were away on spring break, an update came about when and how students will be getting their fee refunds, UA’s faculty union and...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students
March 2, 2016

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget,...

Low-cost legal services for students

February 24, 2016

Students in UA's Undergraduate Student Government are currently working to give students access to affordable legal counsel through a non-profit organization called Student Legal Services. USG requires...

Speech team wins first state title

UA speech team poses for a photo after recieving awards last weekend at Capital University in Columbus.
February 22, 2016

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head...

Board responds to calls for change

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal
Trustees meet amid calls for change in leadership, votes of no confidence, ad campaigns
February 10, 2016

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the...

Student mows his way to success

Freshman, junior pair become finalists in national student business competition.
January 27, 2016

William Armstrong, a UA freshman business student, started a company called “Yaardvark” last fall and entered it in the Student Startup Madness (SSM) competition. Now he’s one of 32 finalists.  SSM...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday...

An art event for everyone

Students make the state of Ohio out of string for ZPN's art series.
November 23, 2015

Although political science major Wyatt Nolker isn’t pursuing an art degree, he understands the importance of art and wants to share that with the rest of UA’s campus. On Nov. 19, students gathered...

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

The Green Rush Bus group is traveling Ohio to advocate and inform people about legalizing marijuana.
September 16, 2015

Inevitable and taboo—two words that encapsulate the marijuana reform movement across the United States. Inevitable because there is already a great deal of positive traction towards reform but taboo...

Rob Portman over Ted Strickland

Rob Portman over Ted Strickland
March 18, 2015

Congressional campaigns in the United States are unfortunately not given much attention by their respective constituents. Seeing as these individuals are intending to directly represent specific districts...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

February 11, 2015

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media
October 16, 2014

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Infected Dallas nurse visits Akron, Ebola panic follows

The Ebola panic reached Akron Wednesday, when news of an infected nurse became public.
Ohio takes precautions after infected woman visits home.
October 16, 2014

A Texas nurse who traveled through Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and spent time in the Akron area tested positive for the Ebola virus Tuesday night. According to a press release from the Center...

Victory in Athens

February 28, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The Zips continued their sweep through the Mid-American Conference Wednesday night in Athens, as they defeated The Ohio University Bobcats 88-81, advancing their winning streak to 19...

Our View: Facking fracking

November 15, 2011

By: Matthew Balsinger Chesapeake Energy is bringing jobs to Ohio. They’re buying up land and mineral rights throughout the state in preparation for one of the largest hydraulic fracking operations...

Ohio attracts Hollywood

November 3, 2011

By:  Chris Coon Thick black smoke fills the sunny blue sky as vehicles of all shapes and sizes lay the blaze of what looks to be the aftermath of a battle. NYPD cruisers and yellow taxicabs sit abandoned...

Kasich Roundtable addresses Akron

October 6, 2011

By: Molly Gase and Maggie Duff Over 500 Akronites showed up for a Roundtable event with Governor John R. Kasich Tuesday, held at Quaker Square Inn. A mixture of local business people, University of Akron...

Behold Emperor Kasich

October 6, 2011

By: Matthew Balsinger During this past year in the great state of Ohio, we witnessed to the democratic process. In February, Emperor Kasich, along with many other villainous leaders in the Ohio government,...

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