Friday, December 09, 2016
Buchtelite to suspend publication … for now
The Buchtelite, 127-year-old independent student newspaper of The University of Akron previously under the capable hands of former BJ editor Roger Mezger as its advisor, will suspend publication at the beginning of next semester, marking the second time in less than three years that the paper has gone on hiatus.
Two students editors are graduating, another four are going out of the country to work or study.
The paper’s current temporary adviser, Val Pipps, is trying to round up replacements. Val joined the Akron faculty after a 2006-2008 stint at the BJ, where he was the major reason the Ohio.com web site hits more than doubled during his guidance.