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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 17:11

University of Akron Releases Layoff List

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The University of Akron has released a list of those affected by budget-related job cuts - which affect 213 positions and 161 employees. A list of all the position cuts is published here on WAKR.net. The layoffs will save the university about 15-million dollars a year in salary and benefits.…
The University of Akron is trying to clear up more of the budget fallout that they didn't make clear the first time. Layoffs at the university's multicultural center and at University Press do not mean those entities are closing. That's according to the vice president of advancement, Larry Burns, who…
Monday's University of Akron Board of Trustees meeting was packed with those who wanted to weigh in on budget cuts. The fact that none of them were able to provide input was frustrating to UA Director of Orchestral Studies Dr. Guy Victor Bordo, who attended the meeting. "It was a…
Monday, 27 July 2015 12:27

UA Trustees Agree To Cut Jobs, Rescind Course Fee

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University of Akron board of trustees agreed to reverse the university's decision to impose a $50 per credit hour fee on upper-level courses -- but also agreed to cut 213 positions. UA spokesman Wayne Hill said employees will be notified on Monday and Tuesday. The moves were made after the…
Monday, 20 July 2015 09:33

UA Plans To Reverse $50 Credit Hour Fee

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The University of Akron is planning to reverse its decision to add a $50 per credit hour fee on higher level courses. President Scott Scarborough released a statement this morning announcing the change and plans to ask the Board of Trustees to remove the "upper-division program fee." Scarborough plans to…
The University of Akron announcing a three-year plan to address financial concerns...and that means some 40-million dollars in budget cuts that'll cut 215 non-faculty jobs and end UA's baseball program. UA vice president for advancement Larry Burns says that the nine month budget process ended up out of balance. "And as…
Friday, 26 June 2015 17:58

Stow Couple: "It's Like I Won The Lottery"

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A Stow couple has waited 31 years for this day. "It's like I won the lottery," said 66-year-old John Marshall. Marshall couldn't hold back the tears while explaining the meaning behind getting a marriage license to legally tie the knot with his partner, 65-year-old James Neilsen. "It's just like all…
In a statement loaded with apologies to a city hall employee he's known for 14 years, his wife of 25 years Sandy, his cabinet members, the Moneypenny family and the citizens of Akron, Garry Moneypenny's political ambitions flamed out because of inappropriate touching of a female co-worker at City Hall…
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:24

Students Dig Up Pig Remains

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A group of forensic archaeology students will be spending the next few weeks uncovering a mystery that lies beneath a pair of shallow graves in a wooded area in Bath Township. It's a crime scene -- but it's not what you think. It's not real. Everything has been set up…
Monday, 04 May 2015 16:34

VIDEO UA President: No Name Change

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For those who were concerned about a possible name change at the University of Akron, UA's president says it's not happening. In a message sent across campus today, university president Scott Scarborough said it directly: "Let me state clearly: We are not proposing a name change. But we are seriously…
Friday, 01 May 2015 08:46

UA President To Discuss Possible School Name Change

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University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appears to be mulling over the idea of changing the name of the school. The Beacon Journal reports that he'll address the issue at a speech at the City Club of Cleveland on May 15. No one would confirm the details of the speech,…
Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:16

University Of Akron Name Change?

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University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has confirmed that there has been discussion on possibly changing the university's name. He tells the Northeast Ohio Media Group that it was an idea thrown in a brainstorming session, but no word on possible suggestions on a new name. Scarborough said the new…
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 05:43

VIDEO Local Designer Uses Fashion To Blend Cultures

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Fashion can be used as a way to express yourself. For Neighbors Apparel, it's a chance to become the neighbor of a refugee living in Akron. Tessa Reeves wanted to do more with her fashion degree from Kent State University. She wanted to make a difference in the community --…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 13:08

Coming Attractions Bridal Shop Closing

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The bridal shop that as at the center of the Ebola scare in the Akron area has decided to close its doors for good. Coming Attractions Bridal Shop is closing in May after not being able to recover from their financial loss following Amber Vinson's visit. Coming Attractions employee Kayla…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:00

Akron Police Chief Adds New Heroin Unit

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Heroin continues to be a problem in the state and across the country. Akron's police chief has decided to tackle the growing problem by forming a unit targeting heroin dealers for possible murders charges in cases of fatal overdoses. Police Chief James Nice says the department has worked to track…
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