The Buchtelite

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 of the Center for Conflict Management in 2000. He also has led such campus programs as Rethinking...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to raise awareness of the high school students involved in the DreamAKRON progr...

John Quiñones recounts his hardships

John Quiñones recounts his hardships

By Eric Trimble, Writer

February 10, 2016

“Now available at Walgreens,” was the first words ever uttered by John Quiñones in broadcasting. Quinoñes is now a seven-time Emmy award-winning anchor and host of  ABC’s television series “What Would You Do?” Quiñones spoke at the University of Akron on Feb. 9 as part of the University’s...

Campuses confront race issues

Campuses confront race issues

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2015

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student Union entrance doors near Starbucks. The rally story appeared on the top of the front page of The...

MSNBC speaker confronts race

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2015

Racial injustice has been an ongoing problem for centuries. Melissa Harris-Perry confronted the issues regarding race at E.J. Thomas Hall on April 12, which ended in a standing ovation.  Harris-Perry has a Ph.D. in political science, and is a distinguished author, columnist, and MSNBC host. Accord...

Trolley tours for black history

Trolley tours for black history

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

Some people may not be aware of the famous speech delivered by Sojourner Truth at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention Center in 1851. “If women want any rights more than they‘s got, why don’t’ they just take them, and not be talking about it,” Truth said. In honor of Black History Month,...

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

By Dianna Lu, Writer

February 4, 2015

February is the official month of Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond. This month, experience and share a wide variety of different perspectives by participating in an array of activities ranging from films, speakers, and live performances. There is also set up discussions called Face-2-Face...

Running the race

February 12, 2013

Bridget Linton Perseverance, resilience, resourcefulness and hard work are a few of the key factors that have guided African American University of Akron student Bianca Gomez on her journey to success. Gomez comes from a family that has given her unwavering support and guidance throughout her life. With h...