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President names new chief of staff

May 4, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director...

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Mentor Reese March with his Family Foundation mentees.
May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

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

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare in Bierce

Photo Illustration by Ted Boyer
April 20, 2016

This Friday, April 22, UA will host “Shakespeare in the Spring” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. From 1:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. in Bierce Library, UA’s English Department...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break
March 28, 2016

Kristina Aiad-Toss and Logan Lane contributed reporting  While you were away on spring break, an update came about when and how students will be getting their fee refunds, UA’s faculty union and...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted
Changing the rules for how professors get funds
March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted...

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

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.
February 17, 2016

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...

Board responds to calls for change

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal
Trustees meet amid calls for change in leadership, votes of no confidence, ad campaigns
February 10, 2016

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 votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

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.
February 5, 2016

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...

Student mows his way to success

Freshman, junior pair become finalists in national student business competition.
January 27, 2016

William Armstrong, a UA freshman business student, started a company called “Yaardvark” last fall and entered it in the Student Startup Madness (SSM) competition. Now he’s one of 32 finalists.  SSM...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

November 16, 2015

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured,...

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'
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...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close
September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering...

First UA student to win Wasson Award

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

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