The Buchtelite

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have caught and shut down UA’s attempts to circumvent Ohio’s prohibition on raising tuition at publ...

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Students in UA's Undergraduate Student Government are currently working to give students access to affordable legal counsel through a non-profit organization called Student Legal Services. USG requires its members to partake in projects to better the University and provide students with convenient...

Remembering Donald McIntyre

Remembering Donald McIntyre

By Megan Hanft, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News

On Feb. 14, Donald McIntyre of the Department of Polymer Science passed away at the age of 87. He attributed 30 years of service to The University of Akron in his field. McIntyre grew up in Detroit and found his passion for chemistry in high school. He encountered several teachers that influenced hi...

Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday at The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees meeting, the public had to leave the room when the Board opted to resume its private executive session. The Board had already met in executive session that morning. Chairman Jonathan Pavloff announced that the Board had concluded its public busines...

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Within 24 hours of her book’s release, Sarah Swider, an alumna and assistant professor of Wayne State University, came to UA on Jan. 29 to discuss the conditions that millions of informal workers and laborers endure due to authoritarianism and morbid working conditions in China. Swider promoted he...

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss

October 21, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

UA President Scott Scarborough was not the only one to give his thoughts on the state of the university on Tuesday. Faculty did, too. One hour before the president’s first “State of the University” address, around 80 UA educators in academic regalia and black armbands gathered outside E.J. Thomas Ha...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending with the award ceremony in Paul A. Daum Theatre on Sunday evening.  Speech and Debate Team Captain Lauren Fowkes placed in the final round of ...

University receives nearly $1 million from state

January 29, 2013


Filed under News

Forrest Dukes The University of Akron recently received nearly $1 million for a campus-wide plan to help the students before and after graduating. “The commitment we are making to significantly expand co-ops and internships delivers on our strategic goals to focus on student success, increase graduat...