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Jade Swint, second to left, explains to other students at The University of Akron how her hair style changes the way she views herself and how others view her in the Student Union, Room 314

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

The “Black & Beautiful” discussion included how hairstyle, skin tone and body image have an impact on black women’s lives.
By Megan Parker, News Contributor March 12, 2018

The discussion event “I Am Not My Hair” gave black women a chance to share experiences and beliefs on how their hairstyle, skin tone, body image and more impact their lives and black culture. “Our...

The University of Akron Police Department offers a variety of services, both on and off campus, such as women’s self-defense courses, campus escorts and assistance with vehicle issues. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Police Department)

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

By Megan Parker, News Contributor March 8, 2018

As a part of Women’s History Month, Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar, of The University of Akron Police Department, will be leading a self-defense class to teach others simple techniques...

UA student learns new self-defense techniques in a class at the Rec.

Women’s self-defense class was a hit

By Abigail Wakefield , Writer March 28, 2016

University of Akron Police Department (UAPD) Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar joined a handful of women in the rec center on March 16 to teach helpful self-defense techniques. This...

Students participate in trivia game show in honor of Women's History Month.

Women’s history trivia show

By Eric Trimble, Writer March 9, 2016

Who was the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives? The first woman elected to congress? Or the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic? These are just some of questions...

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