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UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds

May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable housing. The grant comes from the federal Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program, which is itself a col...

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...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 28, 2016

Kristina Aiad-Toss and Logan Lane contributed reporting  While you were away on spring break, an update came about when and how students will be getting their fee refunds, UA’s faculty union and administration resolved their disagreements over contract negotiations, and two new members were appointed to th...

Tragic tales of injustice

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 3, 2016

Professor Marge Koosed of the UA School of Law hosted a panel to discuss race and the death penalty this past Tuesday.  The event, titled “The Death Lottery: How Race Impacts the Ohio Death Penalty,” featured four speakers who have firsthand experience with the issue. A modest crowd attended the noontime discuss...

Inaugural media studies program

By Israa Eddeb and Julie Yockey

April 29, 2015

Rather than sitting in one of the buildings on campus and listening to a professor lecture, a group of students participated in a different type of instruction in mid-April. Their instructors were editors from National Public Radio, the Washington Post, and the exhibits at the Newseum, an interactive...

School of Law small business program honored

School of Law small business program honored

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 29, 2015

Gary Spring will receive the inaugural 2015 Legal Services Champion Award from the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Spring is the director of The University of Akron School of Law’s Clinic for Small Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED). “We are very...

School of Law hosts conference

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 13, 2015

Online companies might be the way of the future, and UA is at the helm of the movement.   NEXTOhio, a conference about online startups, took place at Quaker Station on Thursday, April 9. It was hosted by UA’s School of Law and sponsored by Thompson Hine, LLP.   Numerous professional entrepreneurs, business starters, and owners attended ...

Students receive online tutoring to help improve grades

Students receive online tutoring to help improve grades

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

April 8, 2015

Students are still able to receive online tutoring for free through the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative until the last day of classes on May 1. Started in 2010, the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative worked with 15 higher education institutions to more adequately reach and tutor the students among them. Now...

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

By Grant Morgan, Writer

October 16, 2014

  Students looking to study abroad may be daunted by its unfamiliarity, which is why on Tuesday, Oct. 14 The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs held their annual education abroad fair. The fair went from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union’s piano lounge and second-floor...

Word on the street September 5

September 8, 2014

Aubrey and Tyler talk to university students about what really matters.

UA donations don’t fall short

UA donations don’t fall short

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2014

ServeAkron has kicked off the school year with their third annual school supply drive to help the local schools in Akron. Assistant Director of Student Life Alison Doehring said, “As with every year of the drive we hope to provide our local children with the supplies they need to be successfu...

Running in the red

Running in the red

April 30, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Financial woes at The University of Akron have many students and faculty members concerned, as the university looks to face a projected $26.7 million deficit for the 2014 fiscal year. “I want to know how the university is in such a hole,” junior education student Rachel Ake said. “I’m spending $5,0...

Seniors showcase works in Pinpoint gallery

Seniors showcase works in Pinpoint gallery

April 30, 2013

Beau Brown Senior graphic design majors are saying sayonara and waving their hands goodbye to the university, while waving their professional portfolios in the faces of potential employers. The Pinpoint gallery opened this past Friday in the Emily Davis Gallery, located in Folk Hall, as a part of the...

Creativity over Convention

Creativity over Convention

March 19, 2013

Abigail Chaff Where has the creativity gone in our generation? In school it always seems that someone is telling you what to do. Even in college there are rules and restrictions. Before entering college, high school students long for the days of not going to class when they don’t want, and having...

I should have had a V8

I should have had a V8

February 28, 2013

Aine McCarthy Back in the 80s, there was this innuendo-ridden movie with Rodney Dangerfield and Robert Downey Jr. called "Back to School." It centered around an older, uneducated man who decided to grab a degree as a show of gumption for his son. He was wealthy, of course, so there was just a lot of raucous debauchery ...