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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

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...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12, 2015

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen approach,” according to the University Digest. All eight Game-Ch...

Corps of Cadets begins first semester on campus

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015

A program both lauded and censured when revealed by President Scott Scarborough on July 2, 2015, the UA Corps of Cadets recently began its first semester as an organization on campus. Criticizers wondered why UA needed such a program when it already had an established Army ROTC program. And the $100,000 sa...