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President Matthew Wilson (left) sits next to Board Chair Roland Bauer (right).

President, provost named

'Interim' removed from Matthew Wilson's, Rex Ramsier's titles
By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor October 19, 2016

Last evening the Board of Trustees named former Interim President Matthew Wilson the permanent president of UA despite concerns from faculty. The Board approved the removal of the term “interim”...

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Editor September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In...

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of no confidence in him.

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor May 31, 2016

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31....

President Scarborough gestures in a speech to the Undergraduate Student Government on April 7.

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor May 4, 2016

University of Akron graduate students are not confident in President Scott Scarborough’s leadership, new survey results say. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) sent out the survey to 4,019 graduate...

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor May 4, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director...

Less confidence than before

New survey shows faculty opinion of UA leadership worse than last fall
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 2, 2016

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty...

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next...

Family, friends, and community members work to package 40,000 meals that will be distributed to hungry people around the world in Zak Huseins name.

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

By Zaina Salem, Editor in chief April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

President Scarborough answers questions at same senate meeting
By Logan Lane , Copy Editor April 11, 2016

Megan Bodenschatz has won the the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government presidential election, USG announced at its weekly senate meeting last Thursday, April 7. Bodenschatz and her vice president...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 17, 2016

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued...

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer March 16, 2016

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer March 2, 2016

Election season is easily one of the most turbulent occasions that America experiences. Rarely are people as divisive, and adults as petty as when their favored candidate squares off against the opposing...

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Letter comes on verge of faculty union emergency meetings
By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 29, 2016

As the faculty union goes into emergency meetings today and tomorrow to discuss a strike-authorization vote, a group of distinguished UA professors has publicly declared their disapproval of the University’s...

Army Sgt. Kyle White

Medal of Honor recipient talks courage, veteran opportunities

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...

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss February 18, 2016

In an interview with The Buchtelite last Monday, Feb. 15, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff gave responses neither supporting nor criticizing President Scott Scarborough.   Asked if the board...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer February 17, 2016

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus...

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal Scarborough must go ad at a Board meeting.

Board responds to calls for change

Trustees meet amid calls for change in leadership, votes of no confidence, ad campaigns
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...

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor January 25, 2016

Finals week is demanding, and it’s often difficult for students to keep up with anything other than studying, finishing final projects, and taking tests. Then, when winter break comes, many take full...

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...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 3, 2015

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support...

Prominent Akron business leaders signed a full-page Akron Beacon Journal ad urging readers to give the Universitys changes some time.

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 30, 2015

In spite of extensive dissatisfaction from other constituents, at least one group puts hope in the direction of UA: Akron’s business executives.   On Sunday, Nov. 29, seven prominent Akron businessmen...

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel November 18, 2015

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 18, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty,...

UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams addressed questions from students during USGs Town Hall meeting yesterday.

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor November 16, 2015

At the third meeting in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Town Hall series, students picked up the microphone to hurl questions — directly, this time — at UA Vice President of Advancement Larry...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 11, 2015

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business?...

Sandra Pianalto gives a lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

Pianalto recounts past, encourages students to take risks
By Natalie Orr , News Writer November 5, 2015

In most fields, taking risks is usually said to have a negative connotation, but in the eyes of Sandra Pianalto, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, it is the stepping stone...

Sexual assault survey responses released

Shows 8.1 percent of respondents had nonconsensual sexual contact
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 4, 2015

Students received troubling, but important, news in a special edition of Zipmail yesterday. The letter was from President Scott Scarborough, and it highlighted some of the findings from the UA Sexual...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men,...

At his State of the University address, President Scott Scarborough read from retired UA professor George Kneppers book, Summits Glory, to illustrate how UAs financial troubles are nothing new.

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough was not the only one to give his thoughts on the state of the university on Tuesday. Faculty did, too. One hour before the president’s first “State of the University”...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 7, 2015

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

Scarborough to speak at USG Town Hall forum

Scarborough to speak at USG Town Hall forum

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor September 30, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough will be fielding questions at a public forum on Monday, Oct. 5. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is hosting the event at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theater....

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 28, 2015

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey...

Seal of The University of Akron in front of Buchtel Hall.

President says name won’t change

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 16, 2015

In the print version of this article, UA Student Trustee Darnell Davis' name is incorrectly written as Darnell Wilson. The Buchtelite acknowledges this mistake.  “There are no plans to change the...

Students gather to voice their opinion on the university president.

Protesting the President

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2015

The Buchtelite acknowledges a mistake in the print version of this article: Alyssa Perrone's name is spelled incorrectly as Alyssa "Parrone."  Recent backlash toward job layoffs, program cuts, and...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift...

Love Markel speaks to a group in Olin Hall Room 124 on Friday, May 1, to organize the details of next weeks protest.

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 1, 2015

Seventeen students gathered in Olin Hall Room 124 today, May 1, to work out the details of a protest against a name-change for The University of Akron. The protest will take place next Friday, May 8,...

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry , Copy Editor April 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major...

The presidential candidates, Taylor Swift and Garrett Scherba, debate campus issues.

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

By Grant Morgan , News Editor March 11, 2015

Students gathered in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge on Wednesday evening for USG’s presidential and vice-presidential candidate debate. The two candidates for president are Garrett Scherba and...

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping The University of Akron

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

By Zaina Salem , Managing Editor March 11, 2015

The University of Akron might undergo a name change. This idea was one of many discussed as part of UA’s ongoing strategic planning process. According to a statement released by President Scarborough,...

Graphic by Ted Boyer

University Council makes recommendations

By Nicholas Summers , Copy Editor March 11, 2015

University Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Union to discuss a number of topics and motions to recommend to president Scarborough.   “UC is a deliberative...

Netanyahus grand stunt

Netanyahu’s grand stunt

By David Vernon, Student Writer March 9, 2015

What was witnessed Tuesday, March 3 in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives was a stunt two months in the making. There is contention concerning House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation...

President Scott Scarborough receiving ceremonial gifts at his investiture ceremony at E.J. Thomas Hall.

UA marks historic day of Presidential inauguration

By William Singer, News Editor September 23, 2014

The University of Akron’s President Scott L. Scarborough made history Friday, Sept. 19 being formally inaugurated in a ceremony held in E.J. Thomas Hall. The ceremony marked the first time in...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university...

New UA president to be inducted Friday

By William Singer, News Editor September 18, 2014

The University of Akron Communications and Marketing Department The University of Akron’s new president, Scott Scarborough, will be officially introduced on Friday, Sept. 19. This will be the first...

President Scott Scarborough

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This...

President Scott Scarborough talks with students at the Rec Center on Scarboroughs first day on campus.

President’s first day on campus

Scarborough spends his first day as president meeting the community.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

On July 1, students guided new President Scott L. Scarborough around campus. Scarborough was excited to get the chance to talk to some students as well as meet some faculty members in what is now Scarborough’s...

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and...

Proenza gives final advice

Current president sits down to share heartwarming thoughts.
By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2014

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical...

Incoming President Scott Scarborough addresses a public forum on campus May 12, 2014.

UA plans next chapter with new president

Zips student body jumps in a new direction
By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor June 16, 2014

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough...

Political student organizations get ready for the upcoming elections

September 18, 2012

Written by: Morgan LaVallee In case you’ve forgotten, it’s election season. And with the elections comes a poisonous amount of propaganda and lies from both parties. But political rhetoric aside,...

Letter to the Editor: Dominic Donofrio

March 6, 2012

My name is Dominic Donofrio and I am running for USG President along with my running mate Tony Stratis Vice President. We’re running because we believe in you, The University of Akron students. We believe...

President Proenza makes more than President Obama

October 24, 2011

By Jason Adams When I found out that, after his recent raise, The University of Akron’s President Proenza now makes more than the President of the United Sates, I was dumbfounded. I come from a background...

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