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Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

Family, friends, and community members work to package 40,000 meals that will be distributed to hungry people around the world in Zak Husein's name.
April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words...

The race to break down barriers of education

April 18, 2016

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron...

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

P.J. O'Rourke (left), John Greene (middle), and Carl Bernstein (right) talk politics, news and candidates at E.J. Thomas Hall last Thursday.
April 4, 2016

Through witty humor and political commentary, famed journalists Carl Bernstein and P.J. O’Rourke joined forces last Thursday to address political issues facing America today. The best-selling authors...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel
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...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

From left to right, Professor Pam Schulze, Associate Professor Michelle Byrne, Associate Professor Kevin Kern, Professor Constance Bouchard, and Professor Steve Harp.
February 17, 2016

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors...

Class conundrums

Joe Minocchi, an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks with a student about scheduling classes.
What to do when they are dropped
January 25, 2016

Imagine being in college, but a class cancellation threatens to keep you in school longer than expected.   This is the situation that Dani Jackson, a sophomore majoring in French, found herself in...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Husein was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 7.
December 9, 2015

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style...

Remembering first Zippy

Photo courtesy of UA Digest
Perry "Pete" Thomas Demming passes away at age 81
October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the...

Putting your best foot forward

Kyle Edmonds shakes hands with an employer after speaking with her about career opportunities.
Students seek employment at career, internship fair in Union Ballrooms
October 7, 2015

Yesterday was the one day on campus when hearing the ubiquitous click and clack of dress shoes is not uncommon. The UA Internship and Career Fair was held in the Union Ballroom for students and alumni...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater
September 28, 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...

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping 'The University of Akron'
March 11, 2015

The University of Akron might undergo a name change. This idea was one of many discussed as part of UA’s ongoing strategic planning process. According to a statement released by President Scarborough,...

Classic game show sells out

Rich Fields, the show's announcer, welcomes the audience on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
March 2, 2015

Television’s classic game show made its way to The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Price is Right Live is an interactive stage version of the television show that...

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