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Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

One of the Firestone Metro Park locations in Akron.

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2016

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If you’ve never been to a Metro Parks in the fall, you’re missing out. Each year, the Summit Metro Parks do the Ann...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

April 11, 2016

Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the Student Union. Over the course of two days – Friday and Saturday – participants attended a series...

Black Male Summit scheduled for this weekend

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 6, 2016

The University of Akron will host its 9th annual Black Male Summit this Friday and Saturday, focusing on how media affects black male identity. The two-day event features more than 60 panel discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops. Russ Mitchell, managing editor at WKYC-TV, will moderate. ...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch' award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer

March 16, 2016

Yesterday, University of Akron senior Tyeal Howell was honored with the Woman to Watch Award by the Women’s History Project (WHP) of Akron, which is a program of the Summit County Historical Society. Howell is 21 years old and studying mass media communications in TV and radio. She was nominated ...

Black Male Summit

The audience gave Michael Dyson a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech about the stereotyping of black males.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 13, 2015

UA hosted the eighth annual Black Male Summit last weekend, which sought to “improve and increase retention and graduation of African-American males in higher education,” according to the Summit’s webpage. This year’s event focused on the influences of media, culture and sports on black males’...

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, speaks at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, as part of the eighth annual Black Male Summit.

By Ian Vanek, News Writer

March 30, 2015

The eighth annual Black Male Summit will be returning Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 to The University of Akron’s campus.  The Black Male Summit was started in 2008 and brings together national leaders, educators, policy makers, civic organizations, and myriad other disciplines to addre...

Recycling gets better reception

Used phones can be dropped off at Bierce Library, the Rec, Polsky, and other places on campus.

February 25, 2015

The Summit County and Medina County Battered Women’s Shelter estimates that 1.5 million women and more than 800,000 men are raped or physically assaulted every year in the U.S.   SCMCBWS is working closely with the UA Recycling Department to collect unused or unwanted cellphones for survivors...

Rescue operations training

Heavy rescue truck parked on student walkway between JAR parking lot and Kolbe Hall.

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

Students might have seen a dozen firetrucks and EMS vehicles between James A. Rhodes Arena and Kolbe Hall on Feb. 11 and 12. These drills were run by the Summit County Technical Rescue Operations whose abilities go beyond just firefighting and EMS.   The drills took place inside of a small tunn...

“The Emperor” conquers the Summit Artspace

“The Emperor” conquers the Summit Artspace

February 19, 2013

Zaina Salem A mix of University of Akron alumni and current students performed a historic play in celebration of Black History Month, hosted by the Summit Artspace.  “The Emperor Jones,” originally performed in the 1920s, is a culturally significant play by American dramatist Eugene O’Neill. I...