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15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

Mike Shearer, Chad Painter, Jim Crutchfield and Kelly McBride (left to right) participated in the panel, “Activism, Advocacy, Journalism and Public Relations.”

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Journalism and media professionals joined with students from The University of Akron and Kent State University for the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19 for discussions on ethics in activism and advocacy. Hosted by the Poynter Institute in partnership with KSU, the all-day worksho...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

Buchtel Hall.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

August 28, 2017

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

President Wilson receives the first copy of The Buchtelite.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2017

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

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of 'no confidence' in him.

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

May 31, 2016

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...

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016

The Northern Illinois Huskies snapped a five game losing streak by beating the University of Akron men’s basketball team on Saturday, 80-79, in DeKalb, Illinois. The Huskies also ended a seven game Zips winning streak. The loss gave the Zips a 20-5 record overall with a 9-3 conference record while...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 1, 2016

A new initiative, led by 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

Megan Barilla had 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds for her triple-double.

By Terry Rabbitts,

December 5, 2015

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

Linebacker Jatavis Brown wins Defensive Player of the Year.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport's Editor

December 2, 2015

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...

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 29, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a pair of games in the San Diego Tournament in San Diego, California over the weekend. On Friday evening, Anita Brown score 25 points and Hannah Plybon contributed 20 more but the Zips were defeated by the Northern Colorado...

Sports Recap

The University of Akron swimming and diving team celebrates the winning of the Magnus Cup

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 23, 2015

Swimming and diving The University of Akron swimming and diving team took home first place this past weekend at the Magnus Cup Invitational at Cleveland State University in the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium. It is the first time that the Zips have ever finished the three-day event by earning the Mag...

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel

November 18, 2015

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

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

By Sara Syed, Writer

February 4, 2015

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

The usually busy Student Union was barren on Monday afternoon.

By William Singer, News Editor

February 2, 2015

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

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

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

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

Representatives from several organizations were on site to guide students in their decisions.

By Grant Morgan, Writer

October 16, 2014

  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 Piper Kerman signs books for fans in the lobby of EJ Thomas Hall.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 15, 2014

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

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

14th UA president dies at 81

Dr. Ruebel Marion served as UA's president from 1996-1999.

By William Singer, News Editor

September 29, 2014

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's Center for the History of Psychology has partnered with the National Library of Medicine.

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

September 23, 2014

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

Haridakis as he speaks to students about media.

By Mary Menzemer, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

James greets some kids involved in his Wheels for Education program.

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

August 15, 2014

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

President Scott Scarborough

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014

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

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

August 4, 2014

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 alumnus John Puglia with the exhibit titled Never Not Working: The Art and Influence of John Puglia.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014

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

The Alumni Association building known as The Stitzlein stands no longer.

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014

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...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities and backgrounds. The university is attended by distinguishable populations of people of ...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014

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.

The golden shot

Chezem brings home the gold for UA's rifle team.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

July 15, 2014

Matt Chezem, a junior at The University of Akron, earned a gold medal for the rifle team in the 50-meter prone event at the USA Shooting National Championship at Fort Benning, Ga. Head coach Newt Engle described the win as “complete jubilation.” “This win was definitely earned. Matt has been...

UA performs patriotic celebration

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2014

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

Transparent shatterproof touchscreen's created out of UA for the world to enjoy.

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

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

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

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...

Zips gain ground nationally

UA's track team bring home the MAC Championship.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

June 26, 2014

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship in outdoor track while also completing a sweep for the second time by winning both indoor and outdoor championships. Dennis Mitchell,...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

The College of Engineering Celebrates a 100 year centennial.

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

June 26, 2014

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

Jim Tressel and Zippy pose for a picture at Tressel's farewell reception.

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 26, 2014

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....

Proenza’s last commencement speech

President Proenza stands before loved ones to give his last speech to law graduates.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at E.J Thomas Hall. To begin his speech, Proenza gave three books that influenced him: No Crueler...

Students react to presidential transition

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014

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

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

Incoming President Scott Scarborough addresses a public forum on campus May 12, 2014.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 16, 2014

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. ...

Akron wins their final regular season game against Buffalo

March 1, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team finished their regular season with a victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday 78-69. With the win, Akron clinched the six seed and will host a rematch against the Bulls Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Confere...

Creative students connected through technology

March 1, 2012

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

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...

OU rolls past Zips, MAC title put on hold

February 28, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson What could have been was quickly erased by the Ohio Bobcats (23-6, 10-4 MAC), who put the Zips’ (20-9, 12-2 MAC) conference title on hold with a 85-61 blowout win. The Bobcats never let the Zips get into the game, holding a double-digit lead for the last 27 minutes, as they sho...

Zips tennis loses first match of season

February 27, 2012

 By: Christian Turner The Zips tennis team ended their 12-0 winning streak, suffering their first loss of the season over the weekend in a tough match against nationally ranked Brown University, 4-3. “We will learn from this, and focus on starting another streak like the one that just ended,” A...

Beauty survival guide for cold weather

February 27, 2012

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

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

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...

Akron’s late comeback not good enough to overcome Kent

February 27, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron trailed by seven points with just a minute to play, but was able to cut the lead down to one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Zips attempted three shots from beyond the arc, but were unable to land one in the effort. The game started with the two teams exchanging...

Don't get sick as a dog

February 27, 2012

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

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...

Zips defeat Falcons Wednesday improve MAC record to 12-1

February 23, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Thirty-nine minutes and 59 seconds. That is how long it took Akron to take the lead on Bowling Green on Jan. 11, as the Zips escaped with a 56-55 victory. On Wednesday night, it took 40 seconds. This time around the lead stuck for exactly 39 minutes, pushing the Zips (20-8, 12-1 M...

ZTV’s Lowdown hosts campus concert Friday

February 22, 2012

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

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...

Softball preview

February 22, 2012

By: Zach West The University of Akron softball team kicked off their season Feb. 10 by participating in the Southeast Louisiana Lion Classic and the College of Charleston Cougar Classic. In the Southeast Louisiana Lion Classic the Zips posted a 2-3 record, beating Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Uni...

Women’s basketball vs. Miami

February 22, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to Miami University Wednesday afternoon with a score of 84-76 at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. Miami entered the contest in third place in the Mid-American Conference standings, while Akron started in sixth. Miami’s five starters ea...

Parking lot problems

February 22, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Coach Dambrot leads basketball team into March with high hopes

February 15, 2012

By: DJ Johnson Keith Dambrot was hired as the head basketball coach of The University of Akron in 2004. In his inaugural season leading the Zips, Dambrot finished with a 19-10 record, the most wins at UA since 1988-89. What he and his program have done after those 19 wins is nothing short of remarka...

Students stop crying

February 15, 2012

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...

Soccer captures number one recruiting class

February 13, 2012

By: Chris Coon For the second time in four years, The University of Akron men’s soccer team has captured the No. 1 recruiting class according to Top Drawer Soccer, a website devoted to soccer recruiting. The news of the 2012 recruiting class was announced this past Wednesday by UA’s Head Coach Caleb...

UA website woes

February 13, 2012

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

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

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 ...

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

February 9, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Coming into the season, the Akron men’s basketball team had lost four key contributors from their 2010-2011 team that went to the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, four players that were not able to play last season were in waiting to bring new life to the program. It is now 24 games into the 2011-12 season, and ...

Twitter uniting students: @UofAprobs entertains by posting UA problems

February 7, 2012

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

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...

Akron takes down Central Michigan

February 7, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth place, but was able to overtake Central Michigan (12-12, 4-6 MAC) after beating them 97-87 on Saturda...

Men's baskeball blows out Eastern Michigan with 77 to 47 victory Saturday

February 6, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Eastern Michigan came into James A. Rhodes Arena Saturday night leading the MAC West division. The Eagles (10-13, 5-4 MAC) left The University of Akron campus maintaining that lead, but not with a victory, as they were blown out by the Zips (16-7, 8-1 MAC) in a 77-47 loss. “We’r...

National Signing Day; Akron football program recruits 21 new members

February 2, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron football program announced the 21 members of the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday night. The class included student athletes from several different states, though the most (10) come from Ohio. Other states include Florida (six), Pennsylvania (two), Michigan ...

UA students given chance to choose Super Bowl commercial

February 2, 2012

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...

Akron to play in 10th annual Sears Bracketbuster Saturday, Feb 18

February 1, 2012

By: Chris Coon The 10th annual Sears BracketBusters match up was announced Monday and the University of Akron men’s basketball team will take on Oral Roberts Saturday, Feb. 18 at Tulsa. Okla. Akron who has a record of 15-7, 7-1 in the Mid American Conference, are 1-2 the last three years in the Bra...

Women’s basketball drops two straight

January 30, 2012

By: Parker Perry Without their two leading scorers, The University of Akron women’s basketball team (9-13, 3-5 MAC) had a rough week. UA finished the week 0-2, losing to a less-than-impressive Northern Illinois (9-11, 3-5 MAC) squad 72-66, and being blown out by a good Eastern Michigan team (14-7, 6-2 ...

Men’s basketball falls to Central Michigan

January 30, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Saturday night nearly turned out disastrous for the University of Akron men’s basketball team as they traveled to Mount Pleasant for their showdown with Central Michigan. Leading the seven-win Chippewas 63-60 with 1:37 remaining, the Zips played a spirited last 97 seconds to lead ...

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

January 23, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson “At was like we got punched in the gut,” said Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot. “I didn’t know if we were going to recover or not. I think our guys did good hanging in there and staying composed.” The calm Zips created a storm in the second half, as a 28-6 run midway...

Eight steps to maximizing leadership potential

November 30, 2011

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...

UA downs Detroit 81-63 on Saturday

November 30, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron men’s basketball team picked up their first win in three games Saturday night, as a high-powered offensive attack led to a 81-63 victory over Detroit. Leading the offensive outburst, the Zips (3-2) had four players reach double figures, which would prove to be too much f...

Different year, same story: Zips lose finale 68-19, finish season 1-11

November 30, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson After a 49-point loss to Western Michigan Friday, the Akron football program finds themselves in a similar spot to last year. The 68-19 loss caps off another one-win season for the Zips (1-11, 0-8 MAC), as UA failed to come away with a victory in the final eight weeks of the season. Combin...

Women's basketball splits preseason WNIT at home

November 22, 2011

The University of Akron Zips women’s basketball team competed in the WNIT consolation bracket over the weekend at James A. Rhodes arena, beating the Howard Bison (0-3) 63-64 in their first home game Friday night but falling to Drexel in the championship game 60-67. Akron, who entered the early season...

Zips men's basketball drops a deuce: Akron falls to Valparaiso and Duquesne over weekend

November 21, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron men’s basketball team entered last weekend with a 2-0 record and matchups against Valparaiso and Duquesne on the horizon. After the weekend, the Zips sit at 2-2 and will have to wait until Saturday to bounce back from the consecutive losses. Friday night, Akron could not ...

Men's basketball off to hot start

November 17, 2011

By: DJ Johnson For the first time in three seasons, the Akron men’s basketball team has started the year with two consecutive wins. The pair of victories came in the 2K Sports Classic, and the Zips will look to match their 2-0 start with two more Classic wins this weekend. “We are going to be a...

Zips fall to WMU 4-3 in PKs

November 15, 2011

By: Chris Coon At the end of regulation on Friday, the No. 1 seed University of Akron men’s soccer team was tied 1-1 with the No. 4 seed Western Michigan before losing 4-3 in penalty kicks in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. The Zips ...

Battle for the Wagon Wheel: Kent defeats Akron 35-3 at last home game

November 15, 2011

By: DJ Johnson For Head Coach Darrell Hazell and the Kent State football program, Saturday ended in a similar fashion to its start, with possession of the Wagon Wheel. The Golden Flashes dominated a demoralized Akron team en route to 35-3 win, earning their second straight victory over the Zips and...

Z-TV producers at The University of Akron defined

November 15, 2011

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...

Akron beats Hiram 95-65

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A 57-point first half led the Akron men’s basketball team to a 95-65 win over Hiram Saturday night. Five Zips reached double figures in the win in the home opener, played as part of the 2K Sports Classic. “I was really impressed with Hiram,” said Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot. ...

New look, similar expectations: Akron men's basketball preview

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson In March, for the second time in three years, The University of Akron men’s basketball team raised the MAC Championship trophy in celebration of their tournament win. Fast forward nearly eight months, after four seniors have graduated, and the new-look Zips begin their season with even...

Wagon Wheel up for grabs

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The 2011 seasons for the Akron and Kent State football programs have strayed far from preseason expectations, as they have combined for four wins and 14 losses this year. The two teams will meet Saturday in their annual rivalry game, looking to shed some kind of light on otherwise for...

RedHawks pour it on Zips

November 8, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A heavy rain fell on the field of Yager Stadium last Thursday night. The ensuing game between the Akron and Miami (Ohio) football teams followed a similar pattern as the downpour that continued to soak the field. The Zips (1-8, 0-5 MAC) could not stop the continuous offensive flow o...

Zips shut out FAU in regular-season finale Akron defeats the Owls 2-0 in MAC play

November 8, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Sunday, The No. 6 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Florida Atlantic University 2-0 in Boca Raton, Fla., for the Zips’ last regular season game. The Zips (13-3-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) were led by senior Luke Holmes and sophomore Darren Mattocks, who each contrib...

President Proenza: State of the University Address

November 7, 2011

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...

Women's soccer optimistic for next season

November 7, 2011

By: Parker Perry Creating one of the toughest schedules in the history of the program, UA’s Head Coach Chris Pfau was set on helping his program take the next step, and the women’s soccer team came into the season ready to compete. Opening up in Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan, it ...

Stunned: Akron men's soccer loses first regular season game at home since 2007

November 3, 2011

By: Chris Coon Nov. 27, 2007. That was the last time The University of Akron men’s soccer team lost at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. On Wednesday night, the No. 6 Zips lost to Michigan State 1-0 in the 87th minute. The defeat is the first at home since their 1-0 loss to South Florida in the...

Akron Draws Wake Forest 2-2

November 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon With four minutes left to play in regulation, freshman Sam Fink of Wake Forest (8-6-3) netted the game-tying goal against the No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. The goal by Fink resulted into two scoreless overtimes...

“Two” good to be true: Zips lose on failed two-point conversion

October 31, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A roaring fourth quarter comeback for The University of Akron football team looked to be complete after a touchdown pass as time expired cut Central Michigan’s lead to 23-22. Then, the Zips went for two. Going for the win in the regulation, quarterback Clayton Moore sailed a pass ...

Two teams in desperate need of a win

October 26, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson The Akron and Central Michigan football teams have a combined three wins on the season. The two teams will meet Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. The Zips (1-6, 0-3 MAC) will host the Chippewas (2-6, 1-3 MAC) as both teams look to end three-game skids and pick up their first win in nea...

Men’s soccer rolls past Buffalo 5-2

October 25, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron Zips men’s soccer team defeated Buffalo 5-2 this past Friday night, with sophomore forward Darren Mattocks recording his second hat trick of the season at UB Stadium. After this, his third career hat trick, Mattocks has now has recorded 15 goals in ...

Zips lose two over weekend

October 24, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron was held scoreless when the women’s soccer team took to the pitch at Kent State and Buffalo this weekend. Akron started the weekend by traveling to nearby Kent State. The game was played on a muddy, slippery field that had some fans, along with officials, ...

Parking Changes: less spaces, more safety

October 24, 2011

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

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...

Football ready to take on OU this Saturday

October 19, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson The University of Akron football team will return to the field for the first time in two weeks as they welcome Ohio University to InfoCision Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips (1-5, 0-2 MAC) are coming off their bye week and on a two-game skid, matched by the Bobcats’ (4-3, 1-...

Zips upset in overtime: Men's soccer loses to Michigan 1-0

October 19, 2011

By: Chris Coon Tuesday night The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Michigan in the first overtime at UM Soccer Stadium. A scramble in front of the net led to a chip shot goal by Latife Alashe in the 97th minute. The goal was Alashe’s second goa...

Shooting south of campus

October 17, 2011

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...

Porter achieves 100th career win: Zips defeat Hartwick 2-0 for third straight victory

October 17, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Aug. 27, 2006, University of Akron men’s soccer Head Coach Caleb Porter recorded the first win of his coaching career, defeating Davidson 2-0. One hundred twenty-five games later, the six-year coach has become the winningest active coach in the NCAA and the fastest to eclipse the cen...

UA volleyball drops two games: Zips lose to NIU 3-2 and WMU 3-0 over the weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Akron volleyball team fell in matches this weekend against Northern Illinois University and Western Michigan at the JAR to bring their record to 4-17 overall. Friday, the Zips lost the matchup against Northern Illinois University, but won two of the five sets played, during one of wh...

Women's soccer splits weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer team (6-6-2, 3-3-2 MAC) ended an inter-conference matchup weekend 1-1 after beating Bowling Green Friday night 1-0 and falling to Miami 3-0 Sunday. In the first, Akron came away with a 7-4 shot advantage. Bowling Green, however, held a 2-1 shots...

Zips to host Huskies and Broncos

October 13, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Zips volleyball team will host the Huskies of Northern Illinois University on Friday and the Broncos of Western Michigan University Saturday at the JAR during this weekend’s Dig for a Cure. Akron is now 4-15 overall and 1-5 in MAC play. In 19 matches, UA had averaged 11.24 kills an...

Zips push past Penn State 1-0

October 13, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was a cool and rainy night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field Wednesday as The No. 5 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Penn State 1-0 in non-league play before a crowd of 2,550. The Zips (9-1-2) struck first after sophomore forward Darren Mattocks scored his 11...

Zip turned Globetrotter

October 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Quade Milum was a four-year letterwinner at The University of Akron when he suited up in blue and gold for his collegiate basketball career. Now Milum will be decked in blue and red, as he has been named one of the ten members of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2012 rookie class. The newl...

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