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The Reel: Doctor Strange

By Alex Belovich, [email protected] November 7, 2016

Film: Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange is a refreshing new start for the Marvel movie franchise and for the Marvel Universe. Set in the present day, the movie tells the story of Dr. Steven Strange,...

Make the Career Fair work for you

Make the Career Fair work for you

By Preston Davis , [email protected] September 15, 2016

  Want to hire into a field that aligns with your major or area of study? The University of Akron’s upcoming Career Fairs, all taking place in the Student Union, will put students in direct contact...

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Editor September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In...

Welcome Back

By Staff September 7, 2016

Hello everyone, and welcome back to fall semester at The University of Akron. We hope your classes have started smoothly and you are engaged in your work. We’d like to mention three things in this...

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor May 4, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director...

Less confidence than before

New survey shows faculty opinion of UA leadership worse than last fall
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 2, 2016

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty...

This 384-year-old book, UA archives original copy of Shakespeares second folio, was displayed at last Fridays event celebrating the playwrights life and work.

The Sweet Swan of Avon; alive on the day of his death

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor April 25, 2016

William Shakespeare was quite alive last week when The University of Akron celebrated the 400th anniversary of his death. Last Friday, April 22, UA’s English and Archival Services departments teamed...

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief April 18, 2016

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron...

Left to right: Chelsea Davis, Ashley Niznik, Justin Chapman and Julia Mallinak.

Students attend largest marketing competition

By Kaitlin Erdman April 11, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron’s Fisher Institute for Professional Selling sent four students to the largest sales competition in existence. The National Collegiate Sales competition...

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.

Away from the main

This week’s Board meeting moved to Wayne College; first time in eight years
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated...

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

By Natalie Orr, News Editor April 4, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, The University of Akron is hosting Zippy tryouts at 2 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena (Lab 4). To qualify for the position, one must be a full-time UA student and have registered...

Students plan historical exhibition

By Dylan Reynolds April 4, 2016

Students in The University of Akron’s new Museums and Archives certification program is planning to exhibit a collection of artifacts related to old buildings that the University has purchased and refurbished....

UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

By Brooke Griffin , Writer March 16, 2016

The University of Akron plans on launching the first ever National Museum of Psychology in the spring of 2017. “The museum will be the first one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to telling...

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...

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor March 14, 2016

Just over 56 percent of undergraduate students say they have no confidence in UA President Scott Scarborough, a survey released last week by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) shows. The survey,...

Akron feels the Bern

Akron feels ‘the Bern’

By Abigail Wakefield , Writer March 14, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally titled “A Future to Believe In” in Akron yesterday, March 15, at the Akron Civic Theater. The rally began at around 1 p.m., but many...

Promoting young engineers is the BEST

Promoting young engineers is the ‘BEST’

By Kaitlin Erdman , Writer March 14, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Changing the rules for how professors get funds
By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted...

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel The Transformative Power of the Millennial Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem , Grant Morgan , and Dylan Reynolds March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A...

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina 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...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer February 17, 2016

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus...

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.

Key issues on the table

Trustees to consider no-confidence resolution, 'proposed course fees,' and more
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 8, 2016

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous...

Applications – Prospective students who have filled out an application to attend UA. 

Admittance – Prospective students who have the proper requirements, and have been offered admittance to UA. 

Confirmations – Prospective students who have paid the $145 online admissions fee, and confirmed their intent to enroll at UA.

Fewer headed to UA?

Early numbers show decline in freshmen likely to enroll
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 1, 2016

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent,...

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor December 15, 2015

A new campaign is in progress to reform the way top decisions are being made at The University of Akron. Paid for by “Advocates for The University of Akron, Students and Faculty,” the campaign has...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 3, 2015

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 18, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty,...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

More than 120 gather in support of University of Missouri students
By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 16, 2015

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 11, 2015

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business?...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men,...

At his State of the University address, President Scott Scarborough read from retired UA professor George Kneppers book, Summits Glory, to illustrate how UAs financial troubles are nothing new.

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss 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”...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 28, 2015

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey...

Current view of what was previously Ohio Burger in the Student Union. Other venue construction going on around campus.

What’s happening with Dining Services?

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor August 22, 2015

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift...

Love Markel speaks to a group in Olin Hall Room 124 on Friday, May 1, to organize the details of next weeks protest.

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 1, 2015

Seventeen students gathered in Olin Hall Room 124 today, May 1, to work out the details of a protest against a name-change for The University of Akron. The protest will take place next Friday, May 8,...

Free education in public domain

Free education in public domain

By Grant Morgan , News Editor April 29, 2015

What does it mean for a book to be in the public domain? And what are you doing this summer? According to the fifth edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary, public domain means “the condition...

Ballroom dance team weekend results

By Grant Morgan , News Editor April 14, 2015

The UA Ballroom Dance Competition Team returned from a tournament last weekend yielding impressive results. The team competed in the University of Michigan Ballroom Competition on Saturday, April 11. Each...

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

By Alicia Finch , Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department launched a new public safety system that rewards those who report crimes. “See it. Report it. Get rewarded!” gives those who see illegal activity a chance...

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.

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

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...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti,...

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping The University of Akron

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

By Zaina Salem , Managing Editor March 11, 2015

The University of Akron might undergo a name change. This idea was one of many discussed as part of UA’s ongoing strategic planning process. According to a statement released by President Scarborough,...

Nile Project performers sing on stage at E.J. Thomas Hall.

Nile River basin cultures share traditions

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 2, 2015

The Nile Project’s members performed at E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, March 1, to educate Akron through its interactive musical performance.   This traveling group demonstrates the musical, dress,...

Rich Fields, the shows announcer, welcomes the audience on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Classic game show sells out

By Zaina Salem , Managing Editor March 2, 2015

Television’s classic game show made its way to The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Price is Right Live is an interactive stage version of the television show that...

The cast of the Russian fairy tale The Snow Maiden performing on stage at EJ Thomas Hall on Sunday.

Dance institute presents another original production: ‘The Snow Maiden’

By Jenna Ramolt , Arts & Life Writer February 9, 2015

UA’s Dance Institute presented an original production titled “The Snow Maiden” at EJ Thomas Hall last weekend. More than 90 performers took the stage, all varying in age from first-graders to...

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