The Buchtelite

Scarborough looks to round out his team

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

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 fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 7, 2016

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite did not clarify the conditions for the administration's faculty salary proposal. The proposal includes a 0.75 percent increase for the next two academic years only if UA's revenues improve by at least 1.5 percent, but does not include a raise for last yea...

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

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 direction under the leadership of President Scott Scarborough. The title of “Distinguish...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

From left to right, Professor Pam Schulze, Associate Professor Michelle Byrne, Associate Professor Kevin Kern, Professor Constance Bouchard, and Professor Steve Harp.

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP) handed out nearly 1,000 cards outside of the Student Union to those attending Senior Day o...

Five pocket notes to help you save

Five pocket notes to help you save

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2015

Ever hear or even use the phrase, “I’m a broke college student?” Well, it didn’t come from nowhere. College students are notoriously known for being “broke” or “poor,” but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many of us have been told multiple times by our parents to learn to save money...

Retiring professors leave with a bang

April 25, 2013

Bianca Tan The sound of horns and woodwinds filled the Student Union Ballroom this past Sunday as UA’s Symphonic Band tuned up for their Spring Concert. The atmosphere seemed extra sentimental, as it was the last concert not only for soon-to-be graduates, but many long-time School of Music faculty... doesn't pass the test

September 11, 2012

Written by: Nicholas Nussen The freshest of freshmen are scarcely aware of what course enrollment really means. Enrolling holds the possibility that behind each seemingly innocuous course description there may lurk an unsuspected monster: a bad teacher. Luckily, I have had the misfortune of encountering ...

University of Akron spending: There are better ways to handle funds than on useless endeavors

April 25, 2012

Written by: David Sickels  The city of Akron is a city with a reputation. Akron will always be known in a broad sense for certain things, for better or for worse – rubber, Devo, polymer science, the home of LeBron, the Hower House, the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, The Black Keys, blimps. I ...