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Family, friends, and community members work to package 40,000 meals that will be distributed to hungry people around the world in Zak Husein's name.

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

By Zaina Salem, Editor in chief April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds April 11, 2016

Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the...

Kids show off their creations at the 2016 Kid's Career Day at UA.

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in...

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel

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...

Career/EXL in the Student Union, along with Create/EXL in Bierce Library, start operations later this week, after more than nine months of preparation and construction.

EXL Launch Week

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been...

From left to right, Professor Pam Schulze, Associate Professor Michelle Byrne, Associate Professor Kevin Kern, Professor Constance Bouchard, and Professor Steve Harp.

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...

Mr. Cow celebrates the opening of Chick-fil-A in the Student Union on Tuesday.

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

‘Grand opening’ on first day of spring classes, more venues later in semester
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor January 25, 2016

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and...

UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams addressed questions from students during USG's Town Hall meeting yesterday.

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor November 16, 2015

At the third meeting in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Town Hall series, students picked up the microphone to hurl questions — directly, this time — at UA Vice President of Advancement Larry...

Kyle Edmonds shakes hands with an employer after speaking with her about career opportunities.

Putting your best foot forward

Students seek employment at career, internship fair in Union Ballrooms
By Sofia Syed and Zaina Salem October 7, 2015

Yesterday was the one day on campus when hearing the ubiquitous click and clack of dress shoes is not uncommon. The UA Internship and Career Fair was held in the Union Ballroom for students and alumni...

‘Coeds Go Red Luncheon’ for heart health

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer April 27, 2015

A common misconception about heart problems is that they only affect the elderly or overweight. However, the “Coeds Go Red Luncheon” of last Friday, April 24,  gave information to faculty, staff,...

A portion of ZipCon tabling in the Student Union ballroom.

ZipCon

By Brittany Gregg , Opinion Editor February 24, 2015

The Akron Anime Association hosted a one day anime convention from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Union. This is the second year the event has been held at UA and had around 1,000...

Workers install new carpet and build information center.

Renovations transform Student Union bookstore

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer February 23, 2015

  As many students may have noticed, the Student Union (SU) Barnes & Noble is currently under construction. The store is being completely remodeled and rearranged. Improvements are expected...

Ally to support LGBTQ community

By Ian Vanek , News Writer February 18, 2015

A new school program is having a presentation on Feb. 26 about making connections and supporting the LGBTQ community at UA.   According to Michael Cadaret, doctoral psychology intern, everyone...

Students’ chance to critique union

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer February 18, 2015

An online survey allows students to comment on possible areas the Student Union can improve upon.   Students taking the survey are asked whether they like the dining options in the union and...

Couples have date night fun in union

February 14, 2013

Forrest Dukes This Saturday, under dim lights with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” by Sir Elton John playing, couples gathered in the university’s game room for Couples Night Out. “The idea...

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