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Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Editor

May 2, 2016


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A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On Thursday, May 5, the I PROMISE mentors and mentees will buckle up at a private event and speed off at...

The Sweet Swan of Avon; alive on the day of his death

The Sweet Swan of Avon; alive on the day of his death

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 25, 2016


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William Shakespeare was quite alive last week when The University of Akron celebrated the 400th anniversary of his death. Last Friday, April 22, UA’s English and Archival Services departments teamed up to host an afternoon of all things Shakespeare and his works, which included two presentations...

Slacklining pro to appear on campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss

April 6, 2016


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Famed for flipping, twisting, and tricking in the air—all on a two inch thick rope—Red Bull sponsored slackliner Alex Mason will visit UA’s campus this Monday, April 11, at 12 p.m. If weather permits, Mason will perform his stunts on or near Coleman Common. Slacklining, similar to tight...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

“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...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous Materials students for the purchasing of protective clothing.  After an eventful week in which...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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 ...

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and a Panda Express, while in the Polsky Building, Summit Bistro and the Candy Bar are now a Chick-fil-A...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured, but is being discussed at this time.  In response to persisting budget problems at The Uni...

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Campus News

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing a resolution expressing the Senate’s lack of confidence in President Scarborough” was passed...

Open carry walk on Saturday

Open carry walk on Saturday

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Don’t be surprised to see a group of people openly wielding firearms on UA’s campus this weekend.  Jeffry Smith, a National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor and Life Member, organized an “Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk” for Saturday, April 25 on UA’s campus. Smith has do...

Atheists discuss questions on God

Atheists discuss questions on God

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

April 21, 2015


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Sipping Einstein Bros coffee and holding handmade “Ask an Atheist” signs, a group of students stood in the rain last Thursday, April 16, to discuss the existence of a god. It was “Ask an Atheist” day, put on by members of UA’s Secular Student Alliance. Members gathered outside Bierce from...

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and Starbucks ends in August. Though Starbucks might leave, UA is taking its time deciding whether to continue its ...

Student opinions on Dining Services, administrative response

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under Campus News

Numerous students were asked about their opinions on UA Dining Services. Though their meal plans differ, their opinions often coincide. After each question and its student responses is the response from Gary Goldberg, director of UA Dining Services and Administration. These responses contrast and serve...

Fair helps students get involved on campus

By Paula Ramsey, News Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under News

The spring involvement fair transformed the Student Union into a hub of extracurricular opportunity last Thursday, March 5.   UA holds four involvement fairs a year to promote organizations’ upcoming activities that are occurring on campus within the semester.   “This allows student members of organizations, as well as organizations a...