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Dining Services, students’ opinions two weeks in

Dining Services, students’ opinions two weeks in

By Grant Morgan and Spencer Skolnick

September 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Absent in the print version of this article is the acknowledgement of news writer Spencer Skolnick's contributions to this story.  In early July, the Aramark Corporation arrived on campus to take over operations of UA’s dining services, the result of an administrative decision last spring to out...

School of Law small business program honored

School of Law small business program honored

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Men in heels walk a mile

Men in heels walk a mile

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Men strapped on stilettos and walked for a mile alongside women to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault. Last Friday, April 24, the Rape Crisis Center hosted the 10th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Men literally “walked a mile in her shoes,” or...

Parking Department adding Polsky Express among other new route proposals

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under News

This fall, riders of the Roo Express might look out their seat windows and notice they are not taking in the usual sights they have grown accustomed to. UA's Parking and Transportation Services have proposed route changes for the Roo Express's Circulator, South, and West Routes. It also proposed a...

Knight Foundation announces $250,000 grant

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 13, 2015


Filed under News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is at it again. Last Wednesday, April 8, the Knight Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to The University of Akron. UA can use the grant for whatever it needs; but, according to an emailed statement by UA President Scott Scarborough, the funding could...

School of Law hosts conference

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 13, 2015


Filed under News

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 ...

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and Starbucks ends in August. Though Starbucks might leave, UA is taking its time deciding whether to continue its ...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Forget relaxation, volunteer

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and advisors—traveled in three groups to Winder, Georgia; Marion, South Carolina; and Manteo, North Carol...

Women’s History Month events attract students

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

With March comes the beginning of spring and the arrival of warmer weather; but also the start of Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s past and current impacts on the world.   UA commemorates Women’s History Month with programs and events organized by Campus Programs. Every March s...

Nile River basin cultures share traditions

Nile River basin cultures share traditions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 2, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Nile Project’s members performed at E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, March 1, to educate Akron through its interactive musical performance.   This traveling group demonstrates the musical, dress, language and cultural differences among the countries within the Nile River basin. It brings these...

Airborne virus threatens students

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under News

With the many recent measles outbreaks in the U.S., UA Student Health Services advises students to take precautions.   Typically uncommon in the U.S., measles is a disease still found in countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and other areas. When travelers from foreign countries visit the ...

Students’ chance to critique union

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 18, 2015


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An online survey allows students to comment on possible areas the Student Union can improve upon.   Students taking the survey are asked whether they like the dining options in the union and if the hours of operation are flexible enough for students with busy schedules. The assessment hopes...

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 11, 2015


Filed under News

UA’s IdeaWork is now accepting undergraduate student research articles to be a part of The Journal of Akron’s Undergraduate Research.   “Research-based articles in history are just as appropriate as research-based articles in chemical engineering,” said Thomas Bacher, director of The UA...