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The Spin scooters available on campus and throughout downtown Akron are bright orange for easy finding.

Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron

The City of Akron and The University of Akron partnered with Spin, a dockless scooter-share company to provide a new transportation option.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 19, 2020

The University of Akron and the City of Akron have partnered with Spin to help provide an alternative, sustainable, low-cost mode of transportation for students and Akron residents. Spin is a dockless...

The Akron Early College High School is housed within the Polsky building on campus.

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

The United States Department of Education awarded AECHS for its “overall academic excellence” for the second time in 12 years.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 1, 2019

The Akron Early College High School (AECHS), a program located in the Polsky Building at The University of Akron, was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on...

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The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

39 Westgate Circle, Westgate Shopping Center
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect...

‘Thank-A-Donor Day’ at UA

By Julian Curet, [email protected] September 15, 2016

The tradition of donating, starting with John R. Buchtel and his wife’s donation of $500,000 to the founding of Buchtel College in 1870, has continued over the years and allowed UA to grow and expand...

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.

Scarborough resigns

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....

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...

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

Scarborough looks to round out his team

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

“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...

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...

Love shouldn't hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

By George Dunlap, Writer April 13, 2016

The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center hosted a workshop called “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 12. This event was led by UA counselors...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 17, 2016

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued...

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,...

Springing into service

By Erica Cantrell March 7, 2016

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their...

Attendees cosplay as Link (left) and Mega Man (right) in the Student Union.

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

By Preston Davis, Writer February 24, 2016

More than 1,800 people filled the The University of Akron’s Student Union on Feb. 20 to attend Zipcon, a convention on Japanese animation, otherwise known as anime. The event, organized by UA's Akron...

Prepare for the Career Fair

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor February 22, 2016

Henry Hartman once said, “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity,” and last week students at The University of Akron prepared themselves for opportunities within the College of Arts...

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...

Choir director Marie Bucoy-Calavan directs the composite choir of Lakewood high, Lake high, and the UA chorus in the finale of the Vocal Choral Fest Concert.

Choral Fest hits all the right notes

By John Rachal, Writer February 8, 2016

Several local high school choirs were invited to The University of Akron to participate in the annual Vocal-Choral Festival on Feb. 3 at E.J. Thomas Hall. The Vocal-Choral Festival allowed over 200...

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,...

UA student Zach Kisor bonds with the Haitian students.

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

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

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU)...

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...

Husein was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 7.

Remembering Zakareia Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2015

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style...

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...

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor December 7, 2015

With the fall semester coming to an end, soon-to-be graduating seniors have a chance to commemorate their school pride and take advantage of different workshops with UA’s Senior Week from Saturday, Dec....

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , Photo Editor December 7, 2015

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...

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor November 30, 2015

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease which has caused approximately 658,507 deaths in the United States, according to AIDS.gov, the U.S. government’s website about AIDS. There...

The Black Students United rally was held on Monday, Nov. 16, outside of the Union.

Campuses confront race issues

Black student leaders disapprove of way UA rally was portrayed in headline
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 23, 2015

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student...

Survivors sign pink tire in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Making Strides toward a cure

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 19, 2015

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the American Cancer Society hosted its 16th annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5k walk...

Anti-abortion activists stationed outside of Bierce Library.

Pro-life demonstration creates discord

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor October 14, 2015

Sporting enlarged pictures and videos of aborted fetuses, along with posters and banners denouncing Planned Parenthood, pro-life advocacy group “Created Equal” caused discord outside of Bierce Library...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey , News Editor October 12, 2015

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen...

Photo courtesy of UA Digest

Remembering first Zippy

Perry "Pete" Thomas Demming passes away at age 81
By Zaina Salem , Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 7, 2015

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly...

Men’s golf hosts Firestone Invitational

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor October 1, 2015

The University of Akron’s men’s golf team welcomes teams from all over as they host the Firestone Invitational at the North Course on the historic Firestone Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Teams...

Women’s golf establishes new records

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor October 1, 2015

The University of Akron women's golf team had an incredible couple of days at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The Zips recorded the lowest scoring tournament since the program began...

Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor October 1, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team is riding high on an emotional wave after last weekend’s 35-14 victory over host Louisiana-Lafayette. Akron (2-2) looks to continue riding that wave as they...

Andrew Thomas questions the standard of innovation.

“Breaking the Mold’

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor September 30, 2015

“There's nothing anyone in the world can do that we can't do in Akron,” Jeff Hoffman said. On Sept. 29, the SU Theatre held its second sold out “TEDxUniversityofAkron” talk with the 2015 theme,...

Associate professor of chemical and bimolecular engineering, Jie Zheng, in his lab at Whitby Hall.

Professor developing innovative treatment

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor September 29, 2015

UA associate professor and researcher has potentially found a treatment for Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes.   Jie Zheng has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is an associate professor of chemical...

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...

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...

Visitors look at installation at Folk Hall by artist Kennedy.

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

By Donald Jeffries , Writer September 21, 2015

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy visited Folk Hall on September 15 to give a lecture and display his work for his one man exhibition, “Puttin’ Ink on Paper.” In his lecture, Kennedy gave insight into...

Corps of Cadets begins first semester on campus

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor September 21, 2015

A program both lauded and censured when revealed by President Scott Scarborough on July 2, 2015, the UA Corps of Cadets recently began its first semester as an organization on campus. Criticizers wondered...

The Green Rush Bus group is traveling Ohio to advocate and inform people about legalizing marijuana.

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

By Staff Writer September 16, 2015

Inevitable and taboo—two words that encapsulate the marijuana reform movement across the United States. Inevitable because there is already a great deal of positive traction towards reform but taboo...

(From left) Alumni Scott Read, Jessica Forrest, and Kayla Hall speak at Tuesday's History Department panel discussion

Alumni gives insight into history majors

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer April 23, 2015

A panel on Careers in History met in the Union on April 22 and featured several UA alumni who spoke about the benefits of declaring history as a major. The panel discussion was presented in partnership...

UA’s school of music presents Woodwind Night

By Elizabeth Zumbach , Arts & Life Writer April 22, 2015

Classical meets contemporary at UA’s School of Music’s Woodwind Night. Woodwind Night is a vast series of ensemble performances from students ranging from freshmen to seniors across the evening’s...

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...

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,...

Student opinions on Dining Services, administrative response

By Grant Morgan , News Writer March 18, 2015

Numerous students were asked about their opinions on UA Dining Services. Though their meal plans differ, their opinions often coincide. After each question and its student responses is the response from...

Dance Day Program

By Ian Vanek, Writer March 16, 2015

Dance Day was presented on Friday, March 13 by The University of Akron to attract people to join this new program. “Dance Day was started as a recruitment event and to expose members of the dance...

The University of Akron Brass choir ensemble performs Antonin Dvorak's

Brass Cats in Guzzetta Hall

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer March 12, 2015

The University of Akron Brass Choir performed their concert for this semester on Tuesday, March 10 at the Guzzetta Recital Hall. The ensemble of 21 students performed six pieces over the span of an...

Students draw pictures of life experiences at Mitzi Sinnott's Women's History Month event.

Mitzi Sinnott visits UA for Women’s History Month

By Sara Syed , News Writer March 11, 2015

Mitzi Sinnott is an award-winning actress and arts educator who has traveled all over the world—including South Africa and Europe—to perform her solo show: “Snapshot: a true story of love interrupted...

Jenna Payne poses at her office in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

First UA student to win Wasson Award

By Nicholas Summers , Copy Editor February 24, 2015

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) recently notified a UA student that she had won the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award.   Senior Jenna Payne, a public...

Tryouts for Zippy's heir

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor February 18, 2015

  UA is holding tryouts for a new student to take the forthcoming vacant Zippy mascot position.   On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena Lab 4, students who...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed , News Writer February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Up ‘til Dawn exceeds expectations

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...

UA student named ‘New Face of Civil Engineering’

By Nick Jordan, Writer February 4, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has just named Andrew Kustec, a junior at UA, as one of their 10 “New Faces of Civil Engineering” in their collegiate edition. ASCE’s list is a way...

(From left to right) Jason Klinect, Logan Neidert, and Trevor Landford try to get service.

UA partners with Verizon to improve cell service

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Writer February 4, 2015

  As a result of the increasing use of cellphones and a higher demand on the cellular network, UA is initiating a plan to improve the cellular service on campus. After four years of planning,...

The usually busy Student Union was barren on Monday afternoon.

Main campus closes as weather worsens

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...

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor January 29, 2015

  The Nursing Center for Community Health at UA has received a $50,000 grant over 18 months from the National Nursing Centers Consortium. The grant will facilitate medical-legal partnerships for...

Steven Johnson will visit UA on January 27.

Popular science writer to speak at UA

By Michelle DeShon, Writer January 22, 2015

  Steven Johnson, author of “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation,” “The Invention of Air,” and “The Ghost Map” will speak at UA On Tuesday, Jan. 27. Those...

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
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...

Word on the Street

November 1, 2014

Students tell The Buchtelite about their favorite Halloween costumes.

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

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

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...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor October 16, 2014

[<a href="//storify.com/Buchtelite/ebola-on-social-media" target="_blank">View the story "Ebola outbreak reaches close to home" on Storify</a>]

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

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

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...

The Counseling & Testing Center is available to help students deal with stressful times, including midterms.

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer October 15, 2014

  The Counseling and Testing Center hosted the “Working on Purpose (Deciding on a Major or Career)” workshop in Simmons Hall Conducted by Kai-Rai Prewitt, and Michael Cadaret, both carry a...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

The Buchtelite highlights Zippys support for her school. Now it's time for UA to show her support.
October 5, 2014

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

UA's new rugby is looking for students to join their ranks.

New club rugby team on campus

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer September 30, 2014

As a recent addition to the university’s collection of club sports, Akron has introduced an official Rugby team. Founded by second-year student and club President Zach Gilgenbach, with the assistance...

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

14th UA president dies at 81

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....

Mobile food comes to campus

Mobile food comes to campus

A different food truck is featured each day at UA.
By Kamara Turner, News Writer September 23, 2014

The University of Akron now has dining options for when you're on the go and on your way to class. Food Trucks are now available on Buchtel Mall, across the street from the Buckingham Building and by the...

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

UA partners with 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...

Haridakis as he speaks to students about media.

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

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...

President Scott Scarborough receiving ceremonial gifts at his investiture ceremony at E.J. Thomas Hall.

UA marks historic day of Presidential inauguration

By William Singer, News Editor September 23, 2014

The University of Akron’s President Scott L. Scarborough made history Friday, Sept. 19 being formally inaugurated in a ceremony held in E.J. Thomas Hall. The ceremony marked the first time in...

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...

UA design team seeks gaming in classroom

By Grant Morgan, Writer September 17, 2014

A webinar called “We’ve Got Game –Strategies for Building Gamification into Your Blended Classroom” was held Friday, Sept. 12 by  Senior Instructional Designer at The University of Akron, Stephen...

Designs of the t-shirts being sold in the fundraiser.

Students help one of their own

By Grant Morgan, Writer September 11, 2014

    A student at The University of Akron is hosting a fundraiser to support his mother’s recovery after a serious accident. Lucas Budd, an exercise science major, along with the Exercise...

Student loans lead to debt crisis

Something to think about when paying for school.
By Alexa Lago, Writer September 2, 2014

The Project on Student Debt reported that 69 percentof college graduates in Ohio have student loan debt, and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau estimates that America has $1 trillion of student loan debt....

Vote for Zippy At UA Pride Day in the Student Union.

UA Pride Day gets students involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor August 28, 2014

On Aug. 28 the Student Union was full of school pride in honor of UA Pride Day. A day for the students to get a chance to look at what amenities UA has to offer. The event focused on getting students...

Back to School Supply Drive box where students could leave donations.

UA donations don’t fall short

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2014

ServeAkron has kicked off the school year with their third annual school supply drive to help the local schools in Akron. Assistant Director of Student Life Alison Doehring said, “As with every...

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

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

UA's welcome back Lebron ceremony also helped kick off the Wheels for Education celebration.
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....

President Scott Scarborough

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
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...

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

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

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...

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

UA honors Akron artist 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 Alumni Association building known as The Stitzlein stands no longer.

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

The Alumni Association moved to InfoCision the Spring before demolition.
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...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

Students gathered in the Student Union to show their team spirit.
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...

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...

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

March 14, 2013

Patrick Stallings Musicians and composers presented unique styles of sounds this week as the School of Music held the 13th annual Akron New Music Festival over three nights at Guzzetta Recital Hall. The...

UA now SVA member

March 5, 2013

Katelyn Freil The University of Akron has taken becoming veteran-friendly one step further. UA recently became the newest chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a program that connects veteran...

Recession affects jobs for UA students

February 21, 2013

Clare McKee The Great Recession, which began in 2007, eliminated 7.9 million jobs in the United States, according to CNNMoney Online. This affected people of all ages and races nationwide, but it especially...

University council works to empower others

February 7, 2013

Alicia Seitz The University of Akron’s Panhellenic Council (PHC) is active in fundraising and philanthropy, along with many donations and long, hard hours put into helping Greek Life and the community...

UA a cappella groups are pitch perfect

January 24, 2013

Bianca Tan The audience at Nuance’s Holiday Concert in December could do nothing but laugh when the group’s members ran onstage dressed as their favorite cartoon characters from their childhood. While...

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