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UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds

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 housing. The grant comes from the federal Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program, which is itself a col...

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 first meeting reviving the annual tradition, stopped eight years ago, of meeting at a location off...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 administration resolved their disagreements over contract negotiations, and two new members were appointed to th...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

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, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina

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 its members to partake in projects to better the University and provide students with convenient...

Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

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 coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Board responds to calls for change

Board responds to calls for change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 faculty senate’s near-unanimous vote of no confidence in President Scott Scarborough, and a more ...

Student mows his way to success

By Israa Eddeb, Online editor

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 is a nationwide digital media startup tournament for college students. Armstrong and his teamm...

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

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

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 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 339 on the third floor of the Studen...

An art event for everyone

An art event for everyone

By Paul Clifford, Writer

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 at Nolker’s event in the Student Union Starbucks lounge to learn more about art and participat...

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

By Staff Writer

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 because there is still a stigma associated with marijuana usage. This is why Responsible Ohio, the group...

Rob Portman over Ted Strickland

Rob Portman over Ted Strickland

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

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 and states before the capital, this behavior is, needless to say, odd. With the 2016 Senate race...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

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 create a nine-member Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency. This group’s goal is to lower the...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014

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Infected Dallas nurse visits Akron, Ebola panic follows

Infected Dallas nurse visits Akron, Ebola panic follows

By William Singer, News Editor

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 for Disease Control (CDC) Amber Joy Vinson traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13, the day before...

Victory in Athens

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 games. This is the first time that the Zips have swept Ohio in the regular season in six years, an...

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 in the United States. Of course, those who sell their mineral rights to Chesapeake will be rewarded han...

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 as large pieces of rubble are either on top or surround the vehicles. The street and sidewalks ar...

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 faculty and UA students were among the crowd to hear the governor speak. During the Roundtable, ...

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, steam rolled a bill through the legislature aimed at destroying the collective bargaining right...