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The Reel: Doctor Strange

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

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, portrayed by the dynamic Benedict Cumberbatch, a world-class surgeon who specializes in life-sa...

Make the Career Fair work for you

Make the Career Fair work for you

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

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 with companies looking for internships or full-time employment. The Career Fairs cater to a...

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 an interview with the Buchtelite two weeks ago, Wilson gave his view on the actions of the past...

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 piece. First, who we are; second, what we’re like; third, some thoughts on the University.   Who w...

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 of the Center for Conflict Management in 2000. He also has led such campus programs as Rethinking...

Less confidence than before

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 believe that the university is worse off than it was two years ago, that the public sees the Unive...

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

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 up to host an afternoon of all things Shakespeare and his works, which included two presentations...

$2 million to attract new students

$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 a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

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 community and beyond to raise awareness of the high school students involved in the DreamAKRON progr...

Students attend largest marketing competition

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 (NCSC), held at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, is an 18-year-old competition for sales student...

Away from the main

Away from the main

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., will be at UA’s Wayne College, which is a 40-minute drive from downtown Akron. The last time a Board ...

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 by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

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 before the actual try-out date. According to Olivia Hartjen, a UA student in charge of the regis...

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. Some of these buildings include the Polsky building, Quaker Square, The Cummings Center, an...

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 the story of psychology’s history,” wrote Cathy Faye, assistant director of the Cummings Cente...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer

March 16, 2016

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

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, which was anonymous and included both multiple choice and open-ended questions, garnered respo...

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 attendees had been in line to hear him speak since 10 a.m. The line started at the doors of the Akro...

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 by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

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 for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

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 series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

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 its members to partake in projects to better the University and provide students with convenient...

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 leadership. The survey, which was sent to student emails Monday, Feb. 15, comes as USG conside...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

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 Materials students for the purchasing of protective clothing.  After an eventful week in which...

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

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, University data show. These numbers, updated every week, provide only a snapshot of how the annual...

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 so far included five three-quarter-page black-and-white ads printed in the Akron Beacon Journal. “STOP”...

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 will be upon us, and the college cycle will continue. And we’ll be here. We promise to do ou...

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 persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

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 it. Near the bottom of the ad in smaller letters read: “Paid for by the Friends of The U...

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, staff, or students.” He asked audience members to raise their hand and propose topics, ...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

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 over similar — but not as severe — conditions at The University of Akron. “Fuck racism,...

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? That’s questionable. Regardless, UA administrators have been far too fond of likening the Univ...

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, along with a quotation of his about courage. “We must dare to be great; and we must realize tha...

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

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” address, around 80 UA educators in academic regalia and black armbands gathered outside E.J. Thomas Ha...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

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 and put in different positions,” UA Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer said, referencing the retur...

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 sent out to assess opinions about the current leadership at UA. The survey results come after months of ...

What’s happening with Dining Services?

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 provides professional services to communities and institutions worldwide. It operates on many ...

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 and Richard Angeletti. Dear Dr. Scarborough: As the elected governing body, it is Undergraduate...

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

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, starting at 3:30 p.m. Students can join the protest at one of two meeting points on campus: in front...

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 of being free from copyright or patent and, hence, open to use by anyone.” Books in the public...

Ballroom dance team weekend results

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 13, 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 event in this tournament was called a "heat," which comprised three rounds, quarterfinals,...

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 to earn rewards for anonymously reporting information. All tips go directly to UA Police Department...

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

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 leaders, educators, policy makers, civic organizations, and myriad other disciplines to addre...

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, created the project for his Honors Thesis with the help of Kevin Smith from the Institute of Leadership...

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, a new name for The University of Akron would “reflect its unique strengths in polytechnical...

Nile River basin cultures share traditions

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, language and cultural differences among the countries within the Nile River basin. It brings these...

Classic game show sells out

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 allows audience members the chance to win big prizes. Playing to audiences around the country, The...

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

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 university students. A few of Akron's own, Christine Howe and Michael Baker, performed alongside Snow...