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ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] November 16, 2016

  On Nov.15, spoken word artist “Odd?Rod” performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union Starbucks 7:17 p.m. show. Odd?Rod, whose real name is Roderick Borisade, is a well-known...

Faculty respond with survey

Union reviews move to name president, provost
By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2016

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost...

Dinner with the president

By Kristinia Aiad-Toss, News Editor October 5, 2016

Students who share stories of their experience at The University of Akron with interim President Matthew Wilson will have a chance to attend a dinner at his house in November. Wilson is asking students...

Exercise your English

By Kate Tasseff, [email protected] October 5, 2016

Are you an international student looking to meet new friends, play games, and have fun while practicing your English at the same time? The Office of International Programs presents the perfect opportunity...

Sports Recap (10-3-16)

October 3, 2016

Women’s Soccer- The University of Akron women’s soccer team was able to tie the Toledo Rockets on Friday, 1-1, but then dropped a match to Bowling Green on Sunday, 2-1. The Zips fell to 3-7-2...

Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] October 3, 2016

The University of Akron football team overcame the Kent State Golden Flashes in a thrilling win in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday by a score of 31-27. Despite going 3-12 on third-down, being...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist , Arts & Life Editor October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 3, 2016

A few graduating seniors of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering donated their time to assist with the restoration, preservation, and display of historical aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum,...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 3, 2016

Over one hundred people attended the debut of the “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space” exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features works...

'The Voice' contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Merlin...

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] September 28, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (5-3-1) finished Tuesday night’s match with its first tie of the season. A 90-minute game and two 10-minute overtimes could not generate a goal for either...

Sports Preview (8-28-16)

By Jake Allen, [email protected] September 28, 2016

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team hosts the Toledo Rockets on Friday night at 7 p.m. as it looks to get back on track. The Zips come into the game with a 3-6-1 record,...

Zips football kicks off conference play at Kent State

By Jake Allen, [email protected] September 28, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to play its biggest rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a 2-2 record, and...

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen, [email protected] September 28, 2016

Karli Knezevich Women’s Tennis Knezevich (Austin, Texas) was perfect over the weekend in the Akron Shootout, winning all three doubles matches and all three singles matches she played. Along with...

Zips football falls short against Appalachian State

By Jacob Allen, [email protected] September 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team couldn’t quite complete a comeback — it lost on Saturday to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 45-38 at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field in Akron. With the...

Sports Recap

By Jacob Allen, [email protected] September 26, 2016

Women’s Soccer   The University of Akron women’s soccer team failed to score in its first two Mid-American Conference games over the weekend, tying Miami (OH) on Friday 0-0 and losing to...

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, [email protected] September 21, 2016

This past Saturday, Sept. 17, a special social welfare session was held at the Firestone Park Baptist Church to support the “Love and Learn Doll Project,” which is a program in Akron Public Schools’...

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse, [email protected] September 21, 2016

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to...

“Handshake” Your Way Into A Career

By Julian Curet, [email protected] September 21, 2016

Handshake, a job posting board in its third year at universities around the country, has replaced UA’s Career Link/College Central Network — which had over 5,800 participating employers. The new job...

Sports Recap

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor September 19, 2016

Women’s soccer falls to Duquesne The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell to the Duquesne Dukes on Friday, 2-0. The loss drops the Zips to 3-5 on the season while Duquesne improves to 3-2-2. Malea...

Zips roll over Marshall

By Joshua Glaze, Writer September 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team dominated the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday afternoon, 65-38, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. It was the first time the Zips have scored...

Men’s soccer defeats SMU for coach Embick’s 100th win

By Jackson Cline, Writer September 19, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team got its first road win of the season when it went to Oklahoma to battle Tulsa this past Friday and won 2-1. The victory also marks the 100th career win for...

Brian Sloan photographed BMX athlete Timmy Theus, pictured above, in Chicago after being selected as one of the 16 photographers in the Red Bull Illume competition.

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

UA Senior Brian Sloan selected to attend Red Bull Illume Workshop
By Lanecia Jones, Writer September 12, 2016

Red Bull, partnering with major companies such as Sony, sponsored Red Bull Illume, a photography contest that is geared toward adventure and action. Its goal is to bring the public and sports world together...

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor September 12, 2016

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a “Survival Bingo Night,” which featured prizes to help students survive college like a television and caffeinated beverages. Last Friday, attendees gathered...

Zips football opens up season with win over Virginia Military Institute

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Zips’ football team outscored Virginia Military Institute 47-24 in the season opener Saturday evening at Infocision Stadium. The Zips seemed to pick up where they left off last...

Men’s soccer fights through early season struggles

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] September 7, 2016

With the 2016-2017 school year finally underway, there is a sense of excitement here at The University of Akron. One of the main contributors to that excitement is the men’s soccer team, which is looking...

Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts perform during the Touchdown Music Festival

Touchdown Music Fest

By Preston Davis, Writer September 7, 2016

The Touchdown Music Fest kicked off its first year at the Lee R. Jackson track and field complex Saturday afternoon to a crowd of over five hundred students, alumni, and community members. The planned-to-be-annual...

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....

Ready, set, mark your calendars

Ready, set, mark your calendars

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor April 27, 2016

Get ready to deck out in glow sticks and black light material for The University of Akron’s third annual 5k Glow Run on Friday, April 29 at the Lee R. Jackson Track & Field Complex. The run begins...

Major change

Major change

By Celeste Houmard, Writer April 20, 2016

Many college students have wondered whether or not they chose the right major or minor. Students have to decide their major as teenagers, and sometimes it is hard to be sure that major was the right fit...

Fundraiser for Haitians; every 'penne' counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money...

Brian O'Donnell answers questions from the crowd after the viewing

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

By Preston Davis, Writer April 11, 2016

Last Friday, directors Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King’s film “Akron” attracted a record 360 viewers to the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. While...

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 16, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team will host its first-ever postseason game in the history of the program at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will battle the Bucknell Bison tonight at...

Isaiah Johnson works the inside game against Ohio State

Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

By Daniel Cermak, [email protected] March 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 72-63 Tuesday night after Ohio State outscored the Zips 10-1 in overtime. “I give Ohio State a lot of credit,” Akron...

Championships coming up for swimming and diving for first time

More postseason accolades also for team
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 16, 2016

Six University of Akron swimming and diving members will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia. this weekend with a chance to come back home with an NCAA championship for the first time in team history. The...

Antino Jackson drives for two of his 14 points in the MAC Championship game

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 13, 2016

Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton shot a dagger through the University of Akron men’s basketball team and all its fans as he buried a three point shot with just 2 ticks left on the clock to give his team a...

Isaiah

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

Akron appears in championship game after 80-66 win
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 11, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated Bowling Green, 80-66, in the first semi-final game of the Mid-American Conference of the night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday. The...

Anita Brown drives around a Greta Burry pick during the MAC Tournament game against Buffalo.

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 11, 2016

The eighth-seeded Buffalo Bulls continue to play basketball at the right time of the year as they upset the fifth-seeded University of Akron women’s baskeball team, 88-87, in semi-final action of the...

Anita Brown pours in 37 points in Akron's win over Toledo in MAC Tourney

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 10, 2016

Anita Brown dropped a career-high 37 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead The University of Akron women’s basketball team to a 73-71 overtime win over the Toledo Rockets in the quarterfinals of...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] March 10, 2016

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) started announcing their awards for the regular season on Monday and The University of Akron has been well-represented. Four Zips earned All-MAC selections. Isaiah...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 10, 2016

Men’s golf The University of Akron men’s golf team placed 14th overall at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate event this week. The event was hosted by South Carolina Aiken and was played...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 1, 2016

Women’s swimming and diving The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team started fast and finished the same way in gaining the Mid-American Conference Championships for the third straight...

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 18, 2016

Rifle The University of Akron rifle team traveled to Morehead, Kentucky on Sunday for the final match of the regular season against No. 17 Morehead State. The No. 16 Zips made the trip slightly short-handed...

Zips Coach Terry Bowden “Selling a Vision” to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Katie King, [email protected] February 8, 2016

Last Wednesday, Feb. 3, University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden announced the high school student-athletes of the 2016 recruiting class. Bowden invited students, athletes, faculty, and...

Hannah Plybon's career-high 26 points leads the Zips to a win over Miami (Ohio)

Plybon scores career point 1,000 as Zips beat Miami 77-65

By Jake Allen, [email protected] February 8, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Miami RedHawks 77-65 on Saturday, Feb. 6, at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips improved to 12-10 on the season and to 6-5 in the conference...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 8, 2016

Tennis The University of Akron women’s tennis team split a pair of matches over the weekend. On Friday, the team traveled to Wright State and finished the evening with another victory, 6-1, to push...

Noah Robotham, shown here against Eastern Michigan, chipped in 14 points to help the Zips defeat Ohio 80-68

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

By Jake Allen , [email protected] February 4, 2016

Freshman guard Josh WIlliams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Zips to a 80-68 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night in Athens. The win improves the Zips to 18-4 on the season and...

Akron edged by Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 4, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team dropped a tough decision on the road against the Ball State Cardinals, 78-71, in Muncie, Indiana Wednesday evening. Anita Brown led Akron (11-10, 5-5...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 4, 2016

Rifle The University of Akron’s No. 16 rifle team struggled this past weekend while competing in the Palmyra Invitational. The Zips would manage to score 4,585 points but it was enough against opponents...

(Left to right) Robby Dambrot, Richie Laryea, Brad Ruhaak, and Bryce Cregan at the 2016 MLS Super Draft.

Orlando City selects UA Midfielder Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft

By Katie King, [email protected] January 26, 2016

At the age of six, Richie Laryea knew he had a love for soccer. Fifteen years later, he finds himself signing a professional contract with Generation Adidas while declaring for the 2016 Major League Soccer...

Richie Laryea (6) works the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

KO’d in PK’s

Zips lose after battling to 0-0 draw in penalty kicks.
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 12, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team saw it outstanding season end against the Stanford Cardinal Friday night. The Cardinal (17-2-3) defeated the Zips 8-7 in penalty kicks after the two teams battled...

Fans signing the banner for the soccer team as they head to Kansas City for the College Cup

College Cup preview

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 10, 2015

For the first time since they won the NCAA Soccer Championship in 2010, the University of Akron men’s soccer team will return to the College Cup this weekend at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The...

Adam Najem scores the winning goal in the second overtime on a free kick. The ball eludes  Creighton goalkeeper Connor Sparrow as Richie Laryea (6)  and Robbie Dambrot (22) look on.

FINAL FOUR

Najem's goal in second overtime sends Zips to College Cup
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 7, 2015

Adam Najem’s second-overtime golden goal on a free kick Saturday afternoon punched The University of Akron men’s soccer team’s ticket into the College Cup in Kansas City next weekend. After defeating...

Pat Forsythe (35) working to get 2 of his game high 20 points against Coppin State.

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

Coach Dambrot earns 150th home victory.
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 3, 2015

Coach Keith Dambrot got to watch his big men dominate the middle and the rest of his team contributed to help him earn his 150 th home win with a 77-71 victory over the Coppin State Eagles Wednesday evening...

Hannah Plybon drives for two of her game high 19 points against Rochester.

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 3, 2015

Hannah Plybon scored 19 points and four other players hit double digits in the scoring colums as The University of Akron women’s basketball team made it look easy by defeating the Rochester Warriors,...

Academic All-MAC team announced

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor December 2, 2015

With the fall athletic season starting to wind down, it is time for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to start announcing the year-end awards. Recently, the MAC released the 2015 Academic All-MAC selections...

Adam Najem (10) battles for the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 23, 2015

The University of Akron soccer team began their march to another possible championship by thumping the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 6-1, in second-round action of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at FirstEnergy...

Pat Forsythe heads to the basket against Arkansas.

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 23, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball dropped a 75-56 decision to the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. This game was the second of four for the Zips...

Donnell Alexander (8) had a career day against Buffalo

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team posted a 42-21 Saturday afternoon over the Buffalo Bulls at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field for their sixth victory of the year. The victory now makes Akron eligible...

Hannah Plybon netted 23 on Saturday, but the Zips fell short

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 23, 2015

Despite the performances of Hannah Plybon and Anita Brown, The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles, 82-64 on Saturday. at the James A....

Anita Brown (left) playing defense against Winthrop

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 20, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used a huge third period to send them to a 76-59 victory over the Winthrop Eagles in the first game of the Akron Classic Friday morning at the James A....

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 18, 2015

The University of Akron football team returns home to host Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. EST at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. The Zips got back to the even mark at 5-5 overall and 3-3...

Pat Forsythe (middle) battles two Hiram defenders for the ball.

Men’s hoops team prepares for 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball team, fresh off of their 100-30 thrashing of Hiram College on Monday, are testing their road legs with four games in the next nine days as part of the 2015 NIT...

Swimming and diving will be competing this weekend in Cleveland

Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 18, 2015

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving teams will take part in the fourth annual CSU Magnus Cup this weekend at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium beginning with Friday's prelims at 9:00 a.m. The...

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 18, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team hosts the Akron Classic this weekend at the James A. Rhodes Arena with Winthrop University, Ohio University, and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The...

The University of Akron Zips after winning the 2015 Mid-American Conference men's soccer championship Sunday.

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 16, 2015

The field and bracket for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The University of Akron men’s soccer team found...

Austin Wolf dives for the Thomas Woodson pass against the RedHawks.

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 14, 2015

  The University of Akron’s football team ran out to a 27-7 halftime lead, watched as the Miami of Ohio RedHawks battled back, but then hung on for the 37-28 win in Oxford, Ohio at Yager stadium...

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 14, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team opened the 2015-2016 season by dropping a 91-77 decision on the road against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Akron (0-1) had four players in double figures...

Stuart Holthusen (9) leads Akron to victory over West Virginia with two goals.

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor November 14, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals and Adam Najem tallied another as third ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team edged West Virginia in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Championship...

Victor Souto (9) looks to pass to Richie Laryea (6)

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 11, 2015

Top-seeded University of Akron men’s soccer opens defense of its 2014 Mid-American Conference Championship crown this Friday as the Zips host fourth-seeded West Virginia University in a 7 p.m. match...

Kwan Cheatham, Jr. (2) races up the court.

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 9, 2015

Five players scored in double figures as The University of Akron men’s basketball team easily handled the Malone Pioneers in a pre-season exhibition game at James A. Rhodes Arena last Thursday, 113-69....

Anita Brown (15) scored 23 points in the Zips' win

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 9, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used an explosive first half to defeat the Clarion Golden Eagles 79-50 in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Anita Brown...

Men's soccer honored seniors Sean Sepe (3), Jake Fenlason (24), and Andrew Souders (2) pictured with Coach Jared Embick

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 9, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals to help the University of Akron men’s soccer team celebrate Senior Night by blasting Bowling Green, 4-0 at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The win...

The Zips defense stops the ball carrier

Football team gets back to winning

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 9, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team edged the Minutemen from the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, 17-13. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Zips. Thomas Woodson used...

Women's volleyball honored Ashley Holder (7), Dragana Micic (14), and Kelsey Wilson (18)

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 9, 2015

Women’s Volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of Mid-American Conference matches over the weekend. On Friday, the Zips lost to Miami (Ohio) in straight sets,...

The women's team celebrates the upset over Ball State

Women’s soccer looks to clip Redhawks

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 4, 2015

Fresh off last weekend’s upset of the top-seeded team in the Mid-American Conference tournament, The University of Akron women’s soccer team looks to advance further. On Friday, Nov. 6, the Zips...

The team supports the

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] November 4, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team closes the regular season portion of their schedule this Saturday at 7 p.m. by hosting Bowling Green State University. The Zips (12-3-2, 3-0-1 MAC) are looking...

Conor Hundley (middle with ball) fights for more yards earlier this season

Zips take on the Minutemen

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 4, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team looks to bounce back after last week’s loss as the Zips visit the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at noon at Gillette Stadium. “We got to pick it back...

Coach Peresie talks with the team

Akron Swimming and Diving dunks Ohio, stays undefeated

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 2, 2015

The University of Akron Swimming and Diving team traveled to Athens last Friday to take on Ohio University and left with a 167-133 triumph to keep its season unblemished. Starting off the meet, Akron’s...

The team supports the

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 2, 2015

No. 25 UCLA traveled to Akron to take on the sixth-ranked Zips and headed back to California with a 4-2 victory, snapping the Zips’ nine-game unbeaten streak on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub...

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 2, 2015

Despite an outstanding effort from the defense, The University of Akron football team dropped a close decision, 14-6, to Central Michigan University on Saturday in front of 18,981 Hall-ROO-ween fans. The...

The women's team celebrates the upset over Ball State

Women’s soccer makes history

UA advances to MAC semi-finals after victory over Ball State University
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 2, 2015

The eighth-seeded University of Akron women’s soccer team bested No. 1 seed Ball State University in penalty kicks, 4-3, Sunday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] October 12, 2015

Women’s Soccer The weekend started good for the women’s soccer team as freshman Becca Gordon scored a goal in the 80th minute to break a 1-1 tie against Northern Illinois University on Friday night....

Heisman statue unveiled

Heisman statue unveiled

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor September 14, 2015

Before the football team’s home opener last Saturday afternoon, Zips Athletics unveiled the John W. Heisman statue, following a short ceremony just outside Gate 1 of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Heisman,...

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.

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....

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

UA's main library celebrates restricted authors and novels.
By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The...

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...

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...

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...

Transparent shatterproof touchscreen's created out of UA for the world to enjoy.

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

The screens that will save smartphones.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled,...

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.

Students decide USG election

USG president and vice president have been sworn into office.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president...

UA's track team bring home the MAC Championship.

Zips gain ground nationally

UA track teams bring home the MAC Championship
By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor June 26, 2014

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship in outdoor track while also...

The College of Engineering Celebrates a 100 year centennial.

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

Honor for 100 years of innovation
By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor June 26, 2014

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors...

President Proenza stands before loved ones to give his last speech to law graduates.

Proenza’s last commencement speech

President congratulates the 2014 School of Law graduation at UA.
By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at...

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and...

Proenza gives final advice

Current president sits down to share heartwarming thoughts.
By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2014

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical...

UA tennis team gets multiple victories over weekend

February 13, 2012

By: Christian Turner The Women’s Tennis team continued their successful season over the weekend with multiple victories. The winning streak continued Saturday by halting the 2011 Great West Conference...

Former Ohio State University coach named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at UA

February 2, 2012

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel has been named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron. His role in the administration will focus...

Zips sophomore forward Darren Mattocks drafted No.2 into MLS

January 24, 2012

By: Chris Coon Sophomore forward Darren Mattocks was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 Major League Soccer Super Draft this past Thursday. Mattocks will be going to the Vancouver Whitecaps, joining...

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

January 24, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson A sold out James A. Rhodes Arena was silenced after the first half of Saturday night’s men’s basketball matchup with Kent State, as the hometown Zips fell back 42-34 after the first...

Non-conference football opponents announced

September 15, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Wednesday the Zips announced the non-conference football schedule for the next five years, with games that will be against Bowl Championship Series programs, such as Michigan, Notre...

The commuter's college experience

September 6, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen A commuter’s college experience is much different from the college experience most people expect; there are no instant friends, commuters won’t be eating the quintessentially...

Zips women's soccer ready for tough home match up

September 1, 2011

By: Parker Perry Friday was supposed to be a pivotal day in Akron Zips women soccer history. The Zips charged into 31st nationally ranked Michigan and came away with a 1-0 victory. The win got them all...

Cracking the hash

September 1, 2011

By: Russ Friend The monitors glowed softly in the darkened room while the rat-a-tat rapping of keyboards provided an unsteady rhythm, the white noise reflections of riders hanging ten on dc wires. The...

The Roo Express: rolling out a new weekend route

September 1, 2011

By: Molly Gase The Roo Express Shuttle bus has been a staple throughout campus, shepherding students from one end of campus to the other in an expedited way.  These buses are seen on a normal basis at...

Wheeling into workouts: Rec Center improving services for the disabled

September 1, 2011

By: Alison Stewart The Student Recreation and Wellness Center has taken steps to improve its services for the fall semester.  The Office of Accessibility and the SRWS worked together to make the recreation...

Fall is just around the corner: What to wear this season

September 1, 2011

By: Channing Murrock Grab your scarfs, cardigans and zippered hoodies, because fall is quickly approaching. If you are on a budget, many of this fall’s top trends reuse articles from past seasons....

Record-setting night for the UA men’s soccer team

September 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was all about redemption Saturday night as The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Cleveland State 5-0 in the season opener before a record-breaking crowd of 5,241 at First...

Zips look for improvement in Ianello's second season at UA

August 11, 2011

By Daniel Johnson It took until Nov. 26 of last season, the final game of Head Coach Rob Ianello’s debut season with The University of Akron, for the Zips to earn their first and only victory. Fast...

Bierce Library: Learning Commons a new landscape on learning

August 10, 2011

By: Howard Carter Although the Learning Studio was dedicated in May, the Library has come up with a new Learning Commons, which is intended to create a more tech-savvy, friendly environment. “Laptops...

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