The Buchtelite

Helping students stay in touch with their families

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University and spend time with their loved ones —  and get to know the school’s campus. A UA grand...

Let’s talk with: John Zipp

September 15, 2016

Below is the second installment of The Buchtelite’s “Let’s talk with” series. This week’s letter is from John Zipp, professor of sociology and president and spokesperson for the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP), the faculty union. Zipp is also ...

Let’s talk with: Jane Bond

September 7, 2016

Over the next few weeks, The Buchtelite will be publishing letters from important people who played important parts in the events of the last year at UA, specifically those dealing with the beleaguered administration, the myriad initiatives, and the many changes that occurred. The writers of these letters have latitude t...

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In an interview with the Buchtelite two weeks ago, Wilson gave his view on the actions of the past...

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

May 4, 2016

University of Akron graduate students are not confident in President Scott Scarborough’s leadership, new survey results say. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) sent out the survey to 4,019 graduate students on Feb. 23 and garnered a 21 percent response rate (834 students). The survey’s...

Exceptional people honored with LIFE awards

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 25, 2016

Many exceptional students, staff and faculty members were recognized with 2016 UA LIFE awards last Wednesday evening, April 20, at a large ceremony in the Student Union ballrooms. LIFE stands for legacy, integrity, fellowship and excellence; multiple awards with different titles and meanings wer...

Schedule an ‘un-class’ with EXL

Schedule an ‘un-class’ with EXL

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 9, 2016

In the print version of this article, Ian Schwarber was incorrectly quoted as writing "best rest assured," when really he wrote "but rest assured."   After a successful opening week, UA’s new Experiential Learning [EXL] Center is taking submissions for its next initiative, the “un-class.” ...

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 presenting ideas, voicing opinions, asking questions; panelists giving candid, thoughtful responses—all ...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2015

The University of Akron is partnering with Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theatre to present the “Broadway in Akron” series at EJ Thomas Hall.   With the new two-year agreement, the series will continue as scheduled on the UA Events website. The future of “Broadway in Akron” was...

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

September 14, 2015

Last Thursday, Sept. 10, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government gathered at the Student Union Starbucks lounge to discuss a summer of radical changes, questionable cuts, and concerns over a lack of administrative transparency. USG’s Facebook page described the event as “an open forum where st...

Cloudy with a chance of emails

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

April 1, 2015

UA’s email system is changing; however, those affected might not even notice. The current “on-premise” system, Microsoft Exchange 2007, will change to a new “cloud-based” system, Exchange Online. The current system has gone through various upgrades, but UA is still migrating to Exchange...

An argument for handwriting

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 24, 2015

To hell with practicality. Good handwriting, or “chirography,” is a dying art. Its decline began when that first email was sent in the early ‘70s. Since, the art has regressed continuously, disappearing from school curriculums and public attention alike. True, there is hardly a need for anything...