The Buchtelite

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In 2013, President Luis M. Proenza gave his final address to The University of Akron saying the “state of the University in 2013 is strong.” President Proenza’s successor, President Scarborough, quickly changed this perception. In 2015, over 200 people lost their jobs as part of many ongoing cu...

The Buchtelite Returns

The Buchtelite Returns

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Buchtelite, The University of Akron’s 128-year-old student run newspaper, is back with a new model after a semester-long hiatus. The new model includes a primarily online format with the exception of several special edition print editions. The first special print edition being this issue. The ...

Scarborough resigns

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under News

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31. The decision is effective immediately. “The Board is charged with ensuring the effective governance, le...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                                                       The initiative is dubbed “The Experiential Learnin...

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase

Megan Barilla recorded a triple-double and Anita Brown surpassed the 1,000-point plateau as the University of Akron women’s basketball team ran past the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, 74-54, Saturday afternoon at James A. Rhodes Arena. Barilla scored 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 10...

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport's Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase

Senior linebacker Jatavis Brown was named Mid-American Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Brown has started all 12 games this year and led the Zips with 108 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks. Brown has also been responsible for three forced fumbles, two b...

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel

November 18, 2015


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the audience and ready to be transparent. Scarborough started the event off with first asking the audience...

Up ‘til Dawn exceeds expectations

Up ‘til Dawn exceeds expectations

By Sara Syed, Writer

February 4, 2015


Filed under News

St. Jude’s Up ’til Dawn, a registered student organization, exceeded expectations with an event to honor the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event raised $21,379.55 for St. Jude Research Hospital. Up ‘til Dawn was held on Jan. 30, 2015, and had more than 150 people in...

Main campus closes as weather worsens

Main campus closes as weather worsens

By William Singer, News Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

UA’s main campus closed Monday morning as it became apparent that worsening conditions would make campus and its surrounding areas unsafe. There was some confusion however, after UA decided to close its Lakewood and Medina campuses for the entire day Sunday evening. “I think they should have...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Showcase

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Education Abroad: Why students are staying in Akron

Education Abroad: Why students are staying in Akron

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Assistant director of international programs education abroad, David Black, is pushing to reorganize the Education Abroad Office to make it easier and more affordable for students to study abroad. Out of the over 25,000 students at The University of Akron, only an average of 150 students travel abroad...

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

By Grant Morgan, Writer

October 16, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

  Students looking to study abroad may be daunted by its unfamiliarity, which is why on Tuesday, Oct. 14 The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs held their annual education abroad fair. The fair went from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union’s piano lounge and second-floor...

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The excitement was palpable as Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, walked onto the stage of EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kerman’s lecture detailed her 15 months in a correctional facility for a crime she had committed 10 years prior....

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

October 5, 2014


Filed under Video

Visit capitalonemascots.com to vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascots Challenge.

14th UA president dies at 81

14th UA president dies at 81

By William Singer, News Editor

September 29, 2014


Filed under Campus News

Dr. Marion A. Ruebel, The University of Akron’s 14th president, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at the age of 81. Ruebel served as UA’s President from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Ruebel is a native of Manson, Iowa. He joined UA in 1970 as an assistant professor of secondary education. Dr. Ruebel retired from UA...

UA partners with National Library of Medicine

UA partners with National Library of Medicine

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

The University of Akron’s Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) has partnered with the National Library of Medicine to give easier access to historic archives. CCHP will share 413 of their collections, which can be searched for and viewed at each of the thirty-five institutions that...

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2014


Filed under News

University of Akron alum Paul Haridakis spoke at the first School of Communication colloquium on Sept. 19th.    A former law student at the university, he encouraged informal discussion among students during his talk. He stressed the importance of informed research, as opposed to good or bad, in...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The university exhibit displays authors and their work, giving recognition to those who discuss...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014


Filed under Video

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university president?

New UA president to be inducted Friday

By William Singer, News Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under News

The University of Akron Communications and Marketing Department The University of Akron’s new president, Scott Scarborough, will be officially introduced on Friday, Sept. 19. This will be the first time the university has inducted a new president in 15 years. The investiture is open to the public and will incl...

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

August 25, 2014


Filed under Video

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

August 15, 2014


Filed under News

Seven words struck the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans in 2010 during LeBron James’ televised The Decision on ESPN: “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” James said. James has returned. James has signed a 2-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James’ second coming...

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014


Filed under Campus News

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

August 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company performed two classic Shakespeare plays. Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet were performed by...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014


Filed under Video

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

UA performs patriotic celebration

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history with a concert of patriotic favorites by the Summer Symphonic Band. “Born again to each genera...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014


Filed under News

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled, “A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method.”...

Students decide USG election

Students decide USG election

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014


Filed under News

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president for the university. However, Undergraduate Student Government elected a variety of officials...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

June 26, 2014


Filed under News

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors and 28 students has grown over the century to 100 professors and 2,800 students. The college...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 25, 2014


Filed under News

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

Students react to presidential transition

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014


Filed under News

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

Proenza gives final advice

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2014


Filed under Video

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical and new plans for his return to UA. Proenza will be leaving his job of 15 years as the President...

UA plans next chapter with new president

UA plans next chapter with new president

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 16, 2014


Filed under News

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough made his first appearance as the university’s next president in a public forum on May 12. ...

Creative students connected through technology

February 29, 2012


Filed under News

By: Heather Beyer To celebrate the convergence of UA’s College of Creative and Professional Arts into the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, the documentary “Connected” will be shown in the Student Union Theater. “This film stimulates you to get off your toosh and be a part of something...

"Woman trailblazers:" A part of this year's woman's history month

February 28, 2012


Filed under News

By: Samantha Hubble To begin Women’s History Month, The University of Akron hosts a “Women Trailblazers” event each year. A panel of women who have excelled in their fields will be in attendance for discussion Thursday March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Martin Center,. The panel of Women T...

Beauty survival guide for cold weather

February 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By: Channing Murrock Winter brings chapped lips, wind-burned cheeks and damaged hair. We can slick on Chap Stick and slather on moisturizer, but what can we do for our hair? Moisturizing is the base of any good hair day. Use conditioner in the shower, leave in conditioner on damp hair and a deep condi...

Expiration Date concerns explained

February 27, 2012


Filed under News

By: Katlyn Freil Imagine you are studying late one night in your dorm room when you reach for a snack to appease your hunger. All you can find is a box of granola bars two weeks past the expiration date shoved in a corner, so you throw them out. Many people assume that because a food is past the date...

Veterans seek therapist for campus

February 27, 2012


Filed under News

By: Christian Turner Veterans at The University of Akron are seeking a veteran therapist to be brought to campus. “Having one of our own around might help veterans open up about certain issues,” said Tunji de la Negro, an Army veteran and sophomore political science major. After the suicide of a...

Don't get sick as a dog

February 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By: Katharine  Powell With cold and flu season at its peak, it is important to apply a healthy life style to avoid falling behind. We are in classrooms with up to 200 other people at a time, living in close proximities with others, and using equipment touched and used by thousands of people daily. S...

Our View: R-E-S-P-E-C-T The act of giving a little human decency goes a very long way

February 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Matthew Balsinger Aretha Franklin sang a very famous song about it.  Its presence has the power to build our reputations to uncharted heights, while the lack of it has the power to demolish every part of our reputations.  It is what binds us all in society.  That little thing which is so impo...

ZTV’s Lowdown hosts campus concert Friday

February 22, 2012


Filed under News

By: Kayleigh Bracht Lowdown is an Emmy-nominated entertainment news program at The University of Akron. The concert will feature the bands A Minor Bird, Roscoe and Unseen Masterpiece. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. The event is open to all students attending UA, howeve...

Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" premieres at Sandefur Theatre

February 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By: Heather Beyer The Shakespearean tragic comedy tells the tale of the merchant Antonio who funds the quest of his friend Bassanio to win the heart of Portia by taking a loan from his longtime enemy, Shylock. If Antonio is unable to pay his debt to Shylock, he will take a pound of his flesh. The p...

Parking lot problems

February 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Russ Friend Heavy snow fell on the windshield and was quickly dispatched by wipers as the weather and my truck engaged in a test of wills against a backdrop of Rammstein’s “Meine Land.” I pulled into Olin Hall’s parking lot hoping to get inside as quickly as possible. Most of the lot was ...

Our view: Springtime activities

February 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Matthew Balsinger It’s the end of February and it’s hard to believe the wonderful weather that we’ve been having.  By this time last year we had record snow falls and a handful of snow days that were more than enough to make the laziest of students happy.  Springtime appears to be coming soo...

The Brothers Mueller: Successful alumni return to Myers School of Art

February 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By:  Mahala Bloom  Excited whispers vibrated through the Myers School of Art last week, revealing that two very special guests would be visiting Folk Hall to lecture. Nate and Kirk Mueller, also known as The Brothers Mueller, stood once again on University of Akron ground last Thursday. The twin...

Akron offers multiple locations for STD testing

February 21, 2012


Filed under News

By: Anna Stockall Chlamydia, syphilis, HPV and genital warts all are dangerous sexually transmitted diseases men and women can acquire. These sexually transmitted diseases, commonly known as STDs, can have varying forms and effects, making testing for them of great importance. University of Akron student...

Students vote for top iPhone apps

February 21, 2012


Filed under News

By: Krista Hunt Have you ever walked to class and had someone almost run you over because their eyes were glued to the screen of an iPhone? You might think they are texting or tweeting or on Facebook, but they might also be running away from demonic monkeys. The iPhone app store contains more than 500,...

Negligence assists theft across campus

February 20, 2012


Filed under News

By: Marcus Nicholson When leaving items unattended on campus, your smoke break can cost you your laptop. “It has never been this bad,” Shelly Davis of University of Akron Libraries said, referring to theft on campus this year.  Davis is a library specialist at UA’s Bierce Library. Davis has be...

Letter to the Editor: UAPD's seeming lack of care for a student's concern of safety

February 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Elii Skeans I am an international business major at The University of Akron. I also work in the Allied Health Department in the Polsky Building. I consider myself to be a very reserved, friendly student; in other words, I do not go looking for trouble by any means. Last Thursday, I was going t...

The road to energy independence

February 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Matthew Balsinger As a geology student, I often find myself in discussions with other students about the future of our economy on the basis of energy consumption. I often hear proponents of American energy independence screaming, crying and throwing temper tantrums over not being allowed to freel...

The modern way my dog ate my homework

February 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By: Kayleigh Bracht “My little brother locked me in the closet last night. My parents didn’t realize until they got home from work the next day because I fell asleep,” one freshman engineering student explained to his professor. Making up an excuse used to be as simple as telling your teacher tha...

Up ‘Til Dawn returns to UA, breaks team goal

February 16, 2012


Filed under News

By: Amy Nelson Up ‘Til Dawn, a student-led philanthropy event which benefits St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was held on Friday in the Student Union. Students and faculty helped raise $34,014.50 to be given to the children at St. Jude’s. Thad Doyle, associate director of Stud...

Procrastination: a constant worry for students as midterms approach

February 15, 2012


Filed under News

By: Katelyn Freil Midterm exams are quickly approaching, and students may be wondering how they got here so fast. For those who procrastinated and didn’t keep up with their school work, this can be a very stressful time. Many college students are familiar with the effects of procrastination. It can lead...

Students stop crying

February 15, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Jennifer Craig Teachers are not as dumb as students think they are. They know the games, and crying does not get you out of trouble. We are here to learn, life lessons included, and if you think you will be able to walk into your boss’s office in the future, shed some tears and not get fired, y...

UA website woes

February 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Jessica Linczak When you applied to The University of Akron, where did you get information about applying?  How about when you got accepted into the college of your choice and wanted to access information about the college – where did you go for that information? Then there are those of you who...

Annual Day of Reading cones to UA campus

February 9, 2012


Filed under News

By: Alexandra Didato The Student Union was bustling as usual on Wednesday. Students were crowded around the Market, conversing with friends at Starbucks and swinging by Zee’s for a quick snack in between classes. Perhaps out of the ordinary was the Reading Flash Mob located near the Starbucks. ...

Career Fair helps students network

February 9, 2012


Filed under News

By: Molly Gase Next Thursday, The University of Akron Career Center will be hosting a Career Fair in the Student Union Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Career Center is located on the third floor of Simmons Hall and has hours Monday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-5p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 8 ...

Twitter uniting students: @UofAprobs entertains by posting UA problems

February 7, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By: Emily Schultz Approximately 2,000 followers and growing, there has been another University of Akron Twitter account created, @UofAProbs. This account, however, is not your average college representation.  This client utilizes its account in order to portray the “real life happenings” on this campus. ...

Tressel joins UA as administrator

February 7, 2012


Filed under News

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel was named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron last Thursday.  His role in the administration will focus on student success. Though rumors circled during  semester that Tressel was being c...

UA students given chance to choose Super Bowl commercial

February 2, 2012


Filed under News

By: Molly Gase This culmination of the National Football League’s season brings hoards of students together in front of their televisions. There is also a common knowledge that this athletic event is more than a game for the enjoyment of its massive audience. The Super Bowl offers advertisers of a...

Eight steps to maximizing leadership potential

November 30, 2011


Filed under News

By: Ellyn Sjoquist The founder and CEO of OrgSync, Eric Fortenberry, visited The University of Akron on Nov. 2 as the inaugural speaker in Akron’s Leadership Speaker Series. His presentation drew on his experiences as a student organization leader turned CEO, and he encouraged students to use their col...

Z-TV producers at The University of Akron defined

November 15, 2011


Filed under News

By: Rachel Salyer People throw around the word “producer” all the time: movie producer, television producer, music producer and so on.  But what do producers actually do? There isn’t one solid answer to this question, according to Kevin Salyer, executive producer of Fox 8’s morning talk sho...

President Proenza: State of the University Address

November 7, 2011


Filed under News

By: Molly Gase & Pamela Kellman “This is Akron!” rang through the Student Union ballroom, pronouncing President Luis Proenza’s pride in The University of Akron. Though few students attended the address, the content dealt mainly with their future at the University. Proenza stressed the global...

Parking Changes: less spaces, more safety

October 24, 2011


Filed under News

By: Molly Gase The parking lot between the Exchange parking deck on Carroll street and the Schrank parking decks are now no longer available for students to park in. According to a recent zipmail, the changes are in order to “increase pedestrian safety” and to allow cars to more easily move thro...

President Proenza makes more than President Obama

October 24, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By Jason Adams When I found out that, after his recent raise, The University of Akron’s President Proenza now makes more than the President of the United Sates, I was dumbfounded. I come from a background where there is such a thing as too much. Do you need three or four cars? Do you need two or three ho...

Shooting south of campus

October 17, 2011


Filed under News

By: Molly Gase Six victims were reportedly injured during a shooting Saturday at a party in the 600 block of Sherman Street south of campus. The shooting happened at an off-campus fraternity party. According to a story by the Plain Dealer, six suspects were arrested early Saturday. The party was held i...

Internships are the way to go

October 10, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By: Claire Sadler Internships are notorious for giving students the chance to relate their information to real world atmospheres. This makes individuals capable of developing skills which will help them enhance their performance in the workforce. Many students don’t realize how important it is to plan for their future until that day is st...

Ohio Burger makes changes

October 10, 2011


Filed under News

By: Pamela Kellman Students who visit the Ohio Burger in the Student Union may have noticed some changes to the establishment made last week. The changes, which include a repositioning of the line and register, additional menu offers and a new 99-cent promotion, were prompted in response to congestion in...

NRHH celebrates Homecoming

October 10, 2011


Filed under News

By: Alexandria Didato While looking at a picture of friends and family at his college graduation, a large grin forms on UA Alumni Travis Tucker’s face as he reminisces over his Akron experience. Homecoming week events are an annual celebration put on by the University of Akron to welcome back Akr...

Unique watershed event rushes to Folk Hall parking lot

October 6, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By: Cydney Woodyard The south parking lot behind Folk Hall (Lot 47) will be getting a transformation this weekend with your help. Students from the Meyer School of Art, Environmental Akron and the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will all collaborate to help create a surface...

Don't forget the commuters

October 3, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By: Starr Davis Fall Semester is filled with on-campus events and activities to get the school year started off right; however, most commuters are not aware of this. Students who live on campus, especially in a residence hall, have an advantage over students who live off campus in going to these e...

What a Facebook frenzy

October 3, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By: Zack West If anyone was on Facebook the weekend of Sept. 25, he or she might have seen a status being posted about Facebook charging for their services after midnight on Monday morning. If a person posted a status on his profile before midnight, he would wake up the next morning with free Facebo...

Mastodons on The University of Akron's campus

September 28, 2011


Filed under News

By: Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron is home to many hidden treasures that students may or may not be aware of. The Geology Department, located in Crouse Hall, is home to a mastodon skeleton found nearly 45 years ago in Fairlawn, Ohio. The specimen was originally found during a construction p...

Hollywood comes to Akron: Pitch your own reality tv show

September 28, 2011


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By: Lindsay Mulhollen A hands-on reality show workshop is being hosted by The University of Akron School of Communication, Inda Blatch-Geib Productions and Joke Productions. The two-day workshop will teach the skills needed to sell a reality TV or documentary series to Hollywood. Participants will learn how t...

Akron is a place of diversity

September 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By: Jaclyn Wloszek Sitting in the University of Akron’s library, you can see every single walk of life. It’s amazing how many types of people go here. The whole spectrum of life is covered on Akron’s campus, where every single style and way of life imaginable is on display. I never thought mu...

There is a wolf in the gallery!

September 22, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By: Margaret Duff This is what students heard murmured through Folk Hall last week, as the gallery was being prepared up for the new contemporary photography show. One could have been sure that this was not a photography show; a full-sized, stuffed wolf was indeed standing alert in the middle of th...

The American Dream? Minority cultures and their place on college campuses

September 19, 2011


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By: Pamela Kellman     Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off Monday afternoon when keynote speaker Dr. Vasti Torres presented “Minorities, Majorities, and Equity in Higher Education” in the Student Union Theater. Torres is a professor of educational leadership, policy studies and Latino...

Thieves trolling around campus hoarding your belongings

September 19, 2011


Filed under News

By: Lindsay Mulhollen In the four weeks since the semester began, 53 thefts have been reported on campus. Items including a parking permit, five MP3 players, four GPS units, four laptops, four bikes (two of which were locked), seven wallets, eight cell phones and nine purses/bookbags have been stolen. ...

Greek festival makes annual visit

September 19, 2011


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By: Lindsay Powely Akron's annual Greek festival took place over the weekend, attracting the usual large crowds. The festival, raises money for its host, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Akron. Visitors had the opportunity to listen to live music by The Fabulous Grecian Keys and Dimitri, wat...

Bierce Library's secret treasure: the tutoring center

September 7, 2011


Filed under News

By: Matthew Balsinger Tutorial services, located in the basement of Bierce Library, offers a vast array of student experts ready and willing to help students with any problems they might face in their classes, free of charge. Tutorial Services employs 60 part-time student tutors who are able to give...

NO-HIO burger a rough start

September 7, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By: Jaclyn Wloszek Ohio Burger, The University of Akron’s new burger joint, opened in the Student Union a few weeks ago, so I figured I would give it a try. No better way to end a long day during the first week of school then with a tasty meal. I would even go as far as to say I’m a fan of some A...

Engineering a future for Akron

September 5, 2011


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    By: Ruth Walker Most Ohioans stand united in their war against the negative aspects of having four seasons, namely the effects of rain and snow.  One of the major battles that has been waged for years now is against a rather nasty four letter word: rust. Rust is the inevitable futu...

RHPB brings new events to UA campus

September 1, 2011


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By: Alexandra Didato The Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) strives to bring entertainment and programming for students at The University of Akron. RHPB is a student organization that sponsors events throughout the year on major weekend events and primarily on Tuesday evenings. Major Events Chair Tyl...

Withdraw now or forever hold your peace

September 1, 2011


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By: Lindsay Mulhollen In order to stop students from quitting when the going gets tough, a new withdrawal policy has been put into effect beginning this semester. Multiple faculty members declined to comment on the policy change due to contract issues. The new policy shortens the time window a student...