The Buchtelite

Welcome Back

September 7, 2016

Hello everyone, and welcome back to fall semester at The University of Akron. We hope your classes have started smoothly and you are engaged in your work. We’d like to mention three things in this...

President names new chief of staff

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...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester...

Students as ‘customers’

November 11, 2015

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business?...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men,...

Decisions made at Board meeting

October 14, 2015

Many decisions were made by the UA Board of Trustees at its meeting yesterday in the Student Union. They voted to approve recommendations for the establishments of a Data Science, Analytics, and Information...

An apology is in order

October 10, 2015

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff
Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

Meet Mr. Staff, your friendly new professor

April 15, 2013

Nick Nussen Course enrollment is upon us, and I recently recommended a certain course and its instructor to a friend. My friend, upon browsing the catalog, could not find this instructor in conjunction...

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