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The deadline to register to vote in Ohio for the 2020 election is Oct. 5.

Deadline to Register to Vote Approaches: Ohio Offers Several Voting Methods

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 29, 2020

With the Oct. 5 deadline to register to vote in Ohio approaching, there has been a large increase in efforts to get people registered. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 46.1 percent of eligible...

Several members of the College Democrats at the University had the opportunity to visit Iowa during the Iowa Caucus.

College Democrats Engage UA Students in Politics through Several Events, Activities

As one of three political-based student organizations at UA, the College Democrats are one way students can get involved in Politics.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The Buchtelite previously provided coverage of the College Republicans organization at The University of Akron. Students have the opportunity to get involved with politics on a local...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan March 31, 2016

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this...

Importance of formulating political beliefs

Importance of formulating political beliefs

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor March 28, 2016

For many freshmen in college, this is the first time they are able to vote in a big election; being knowledgeable about candidates, issues, and politics in general is key. Though it is apparent through...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong , Student Writer March 16, 2016

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians...

It’s wrong not to use your right

By Diana Nikolic , Student Writer March 7, 2016

Having moved to Akron, Ohio from Australia, I have always wondered why voting, by many, is considered unimportant in the United States. Being born and raised in a country that enforces mandatory voting,...

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel The Transformative Power of the Millennial Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.

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...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer March 2, 2016

Election season is easily one of the most turbulent occasions that America experiences. Rarely are people as divisive, and adults as petty as when their favored candidate squares off against the opposing...

UA alumni Pamela and Gary Williams give introductory remarks at yesterdays Honors College ceremony.

Big gift, new name

Williamses' pledge expands to $10 million, comes on verge of possible no-confidence vote in faculty senate
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 3, 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...

Akron-area millennials could transform the electorate — if they vote

Akron-area millennials could transform the electorate — if they vote

News Outlet Interns As the country moves quickly from this month’s focus on local elections to next year’s presidential election, there looms ahead a change in campaigns and elections that could...

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

Senate Chairman William Rich says decision might come in February; Burns calls it 'not unexpected'
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...

The importance of college student voting

The importance of college student voting

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer April 30, 2015

It’s about that time again. Politicians are announcing their candidacy for president, each one trying to convince the greatest number of Americans why they are worthy to lead this great nation. In the...

USG candidates debate in midst of voting

March 19, 2013

Forrest Dukes Andrew P. White and Turner Anderson battled one another on topics of budget, safety, demand and more at The University Student Government (USG) Presidential Debate. “These two candidates...

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