The Buchtelite

Clubs to watch out for 9-15-16

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2016

Akronauts Rocket Design Team This club is a high-powered, sub-sonic group. The team designs, innovated, builds, and even launches experimental sounding rockets. Its most recent project was a rocket called “Project Daedalus,” which stood 12.5’ tall, weighed 83 lbs. and reached an altitude of 1...

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Editor

May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On Thursday, May 5, the I PROMISE mentors and mentees will buckle up at a private event and speed off at...

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds

May 2, 2016

Two innovative University of Akron graduate students recently decided to skip the typical methods of research funding, opting instead for a more modern approach: crowdfunding. The students, Angela M. Alicea-Serrano and Bor-Kai “Bill” Hsiung, took advantage of crowdfunding to pay for the fees ...

Fewer visiting, more full-time faculty

Fewer visiting, more full-time faculty

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 27, 2016

For next fall, The University of Akron administration is trying to cut back the number of visiting lecturers to make room for more full-time, bargaining-unit (union) faculty. There are about 100 temporary visiting lecturers (TVLs) at the University. Their jobs are designed to be for the short-term, w...

An apostrophe to Zak

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 21, 2016

Under the tender remembrance and hopeful charity of yesterday’s food-packaging event held in memory of Zak Husein, the UA student arbitrarily shot and killed last December, lies the quiet disclosure of a lesson to us all: to realize what we have. In the hustle of a University life, in the never-ending...

New GenEd Core off to rough start

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 19, 2016

In the original version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that 16 percent of fall 2015 students in a GenEd Core course decided not to take an additional GenEd Core course in the spring. In fact, 16 percent of these students did enroll in another GenEd Core course.  A recent University of Akron Fac...

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...

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 ...

Slacklining pro to appear on campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss

April 6, 2016

Famed for flipping, twisting, and tricking in the air—all on a two inch thick rope—Red Bull sponsored slackliner Alex Mason will visit UA’s campus this Monday, April 11, at 12 p.m. If weather permits, Mason will perform his stunts on or near Coleman Common. Slacklining, similar to tight...

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...

Paintball team headed to nationals

Paintball team headed to nationals

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 4, 2016

You might not have heard that The University of Akron’s paintball team is headed to the national championships this April. The team, which was founded in February of 2011 and now has 15 members, is ranked 15th out 46 teams nationally in the AA class. Its most recent finishes include getting third pl...

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 ...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP) handed out nearly 1,000 cards outside of the Student Union to those attending Senior Day o...

Professionalism in the workplace

By MaTisha Steele, News Writer

February 10, 2016

“Strive to be your best, most professional self when you are in your working life,” stated Tony Alexander, executive-in-residence of UA’s College of Business Administration (CBA), during his Tuesday presentation titled “Professionalism: What Not to Do.” As part of the CBA’s Suit Up Week, “Prof...

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...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given to the University in 2008, which turns their total commitment to more than $10 million. But even ...

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...

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016

Imagine being in college, but a class cancellation threatens to keep you in school longer than expected.   This is the situation that Dani Jackson, a sophomore majoring in French, found herself in when in mid-December her upper-level special topic French course was cancelled. Being far enough away from ...

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...

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 30, 2015

In spite of extensive dissatisfaction from other constituents, at least one group puts hope in the direction of UA: Akron’s business executives.   On Sunday, Nov. 29, seven prominent Akron businessmen signed a full-page advertisement in the Akron Beacon Journal urging readers to give the University’s ...

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing a resolution expressing the Senate’s lack of confidence in President Scarborough” was passed...

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

By Natalie Orr, News Writer

November 5, 2015

In most fields, taking risks is usually said to have a negative connotation, but in the eyes of Sandra Pianalto, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, it is the stepping stone to achieving greatness. Pianalto came to the university last Friday, Oct. 30, to speak to students at t...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

September 28, 2015

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals that took part in the trip are part of the Akron Newman Catholic group. After months of fundraising...

Religious provokers return

Religious provokers return

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 16, 2015

Students react peaceably when told they are going to hell. At least they did on Tuesday, when three men from an independent Christian church in Ohio took up positions outside Leigh Hall to proselytize. Students might have found their faces familiar, as the men stopped at UA last year while on their month...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering and computer science, the physical sciences, and technology,” according to its website—would...

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

September 14, 2015

Last Thursday, Sept. 10, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government gathered at the Student Union Starbucks lounge to discuss a summer of radical changes, questionable cuts, and concerns over a lack of administrative transparency. USG’s Facebook page described the event as “an open forum where st...

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...

Open carry walk on Saturday

Open carry walk on Saturday

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 22, 2015

Don’t be surprised to see a group of people openly wielding firearms on UA’s campus this weekend.  Jeffry Smith, a National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor and Life Member, organized an “Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk” for Saturday, April 25 on UA’s campus. Smith has do...

Knight Foundation announces $250,000 grant

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 13, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is at it again. Last Wednesday, April 8, the Knight Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to The University of Akron. UA can use the grant for whatever it needs; but, according to an emailed statement by UA President Scott Scarborough, the funding could...

School of Law hosts conference

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 13, 2015

Online companies might be the way of the future, and UA is at the helm of the movement.   NEXTOhio, a conference about online startups, took place at Quaker Station on Thursday, April 9. It was hosted by UA’s School of Law and sponsored by Thompson Hine, LLP.   Numerous professional entrepreneurs, business starters, and owners attended ...

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 1, 2015

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and Starbucks ends in August. Though Starbucks might leave, UA is taking its time deciding whether to continue its ...

Fair helps students get involved on campus

By Paula Ramsey, News Writer

March 9, 2015

The spring involvement fair transformed the Student Union into a hub of extracurricular opportunity last Thursday, March 5.   UA holds four involvement fairs a year to promote organizations’ upcoming activities that are occurring on campus within the semester.   “This allows student members of organizations, as well as organizations a...

Towpath will extend to campus

Towpath will extend to campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 9, 2015

Amidst the streets of downtown Akron lies a part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, one of Ohio’s longest and most scenic bikeways used by over 2.5 million people. 41 miles of the trail are in Summit County, but the whole trail runs from Lake Erie in Cleveland to Waterworks Park in New Philadelphia. The...

ASLA brings more than signs to silent weekend

ASLA brings more than signs to silent weekend

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2015

  Freddy’s Silent Weekend attracted more than just The American Sign Language Association from UA, but professors and other schools as well.   Every semester Fred Palchick hosts a weekend for students, professors and deaf from all around to join together and enrich themselves in the cult...

What to consider when renting or leasing

What to consider when renting or leasing

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

March 5, 2015

Students confronted for the first time with finding a place to live have many things to take into account, both when looking for and at a potential residence. Rentals and leases are nearly the same; however, rental properties operate on a monthly basis, while leases have a specified term length. Affordability...

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 2, 2015

Many improvements are being made to Bierce Library to help students study more efficiently and to make the library more accessible. Stephanie Everett, manager of marketing communications at Bierce, provided exclusive details about new additions to the library. Bierce has had a 3D printer for more...

An argument for handwriting

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 24, 2015

To hell with practicality. Good handwriting, or “chirography,” is a dying art. Its decline began when that first email was sent in the early ‘70s. Since, the art has regressed continuously, disappearing from school curriculums and public attention alike. True, there is hardly a need for anything...