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President, provost named

President Matthew Wilson (left) sits next to Board Chair Roland Bauer (right).
'Interim' removed from Matthew Wilson's, Rex Ramsier's titles
October 19, 2016

Last evening the Board of Trustees named former Interim President Matthew Wilson the permanent president of UA despite concerns from faculty. The Board approved the removal of the term “interim”...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.
April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next...

$2 million to attract new students

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)
April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included...

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

Exercise science student Cindy Hampton was recognized for excellence at yesterday's meeting. During her speech, she fittingly asked Board members and the audience to stand up and stretch their arms for a break. President Scott Scarborough and Board Chair Pavloff are on the left.
April 13, 2016

Out in Orrville at UA’s Wayne College campus, it was a quiet day for both trustees and protesters. Yesterday, April 13, was the UA Board of Trustee’s last meeting of spring semester – its...

Away from the main

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.
This week’s Board meeting moved to Wayne College; first time in eight years
April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership
Letter comes on verge of faculty union emergency meetings
February 29, 2016

As the faculty union goes into emergency meetings today and tomorrow to discuss a strike-authorization vote, a group of distinguished UA professors has publicly declared their disapproval of the University’s...

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.
February 17, 2016

In an interview with The Buchtelite last Monday, Feb. 15, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff gave responses neither supporting nor criticizing President Scott Scarborough.   Asked if the board...

Board responds to calls for change

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal
Trustees meet amid calls for change in leadership, votes of no confidence, ad campaigns
February 10, 2016

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the...

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

Students, faculty, and administrators waiting for the board meeting's public session to begin.
How other Ohio university boards run their meetings
February 10, 2016

Yesterday at The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees meeting, the public had to leave the room when the Board opted to resume its private executive session. The Board had already met in executive...

Key issues on the table

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.
Trustees to consider no-confidence resolution, 'proposed course fees,' and more
February 8, 2016

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous...

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of 'no confidence' in him.
February 5, 2016

By a count of 50-2, the UA faculty senate voted no confidence in President Scott Scarborough at its last meeting on Feb. 4, 2016. The no-confidence resolution cited reasons why the “University has...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday...

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

Prominent Akron business leaders signed a full-page Akron Beacon Journal ad urging readers to give the University's changes some time.
November 30, 2015

In spite of extensive dissatisfaction from other constituents, at least one group puts hope in the direction of UA: Akron’s business executives.   On Sunday, Nov. 29, seven prominent Akron businessmen...

An apology is in order

October 10, 2015

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff
Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

General education prices slashed

'GenEd Core' pilot program, other initiatives discussed at Wednesday's Board of Trustees meeting
April 15, 2015

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s...

Update on name-change considerations

April 1, 2015

A name can tell a lot about a university. Or can it? What is now known as The University of Akron began as Buchtel College in 1870. Buchtel College and its assets were transferred to the City of...

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