The Buchtelite

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

March 5, 2016

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...

Low-cost legal services for students

February 24, 2016

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...

Remembering Donald McIntyre

Donald McIntyre
February 22, 2016

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...

Speech team wins first state title

UA speech team poses for a photo after recieving awards last weekend at Capital University in Columbus.
February 22, 2016

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...

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

Students, faculty, and administrators waiting for the board meeting's public session to begin.
How other Ohio university boards run their meetings
February 10, 2016

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...

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

February 1, 2016

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...

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

At his State of the University address, President Scott Scarborough read from retired UA professor George Knepper's book, 'Summit's Glory,' to illustrate how UA's financial troubles are nothing new.
October 21, 2015

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”...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

The Speech and Debate Team members pose at Bricco restaurant in downtown Akron after the OFA State Championship.
February 25, 2015

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...

University receives nearly $1 million from state

January 29, 2013

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...

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