The Buchtelite

President, provost named

President, provost named

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Last evening the Board of Trustees named former Interim President Matthew Wilson the permanent president of UA despite concerns from faculty. The Board approved the removal of the term “interim” from the titles of Wilson and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Rex Ramsier. The two...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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...

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Out in Orrville at UA’s Wayne College campus, it was a quiet day for both trustees and protesters. Yesterday, April 13, was the UA Board of Trustee’s last meeting of spring semester – its first meeting reviving the annual tradition, stopped eight years ago, of meeting at a location off...

Away from the main

Away from the main

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

As the faculty union goes into emergency meetings today and tomorrow to discuss a strike-authorization vote, a group of distinguished UA professors has publicly declared their disapproval of the University’s direction under the leadership of President Scott Scarborough. The title of “Distinguish...

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News

In an interview with The Buchtelite last Monday, Feb. 15, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff gave responses neither supporting nor criticizing President Scott Scarborough.   Asked if the board had unanimous support in Scarborough from all seven of its voting members, Pavloff said, “The...

Board responds to calls for change

Board responds to calls for change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the faculty senate’s near-unanimous vote of no confidence in President Scott Scarborough, and a more ...

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday at The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees meeting, the public had to leave the room when the Board opted to resume its private executive session. The Board had already met in executive session that morning. Chairman Jonathan Pavloff announced that the Board had concluded its public busines...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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...

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Logan Lane, and Nick Peterman

February 5, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

By a count of 50-2, the UA faculty senate voted no confidence in President Scott Scarborough at its last meeting on Feb. 4, 2016. The no-confidence resolution cited reasons why the “University has been negatively impacted over the past year,” including declining enrollment, miscommunication of the ...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Campus News

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 339 on the third floor of the Studen...

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the passive statement, “Mistakes were made”; not who made them, not why they made them, and not wha...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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...

General education prices slashed

By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell

April 15, 2015


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A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ohio Governor John Kasich has been pushing universities to maker...

Update on name-change considerations

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

A name can tell a lot about a university. Or can it? What is now known as The University of Akron began as Buchtel College in 1870. Buchtel College and its assets were transferred to the City of Akron in 1913, when its name changed to the Municipal University of Akron. Then, in 1967, the Municipal...