We noticed some news coverage has been missing from UA’s Daily News Updates. We’ll do our best to keep an updated list of news links here.
Akron Beacon Journal: Michael Dowling, fired from FirstEnergy amid HB6 scandal, resigns from University of Akron board
Chronicle.com: Colleges Envisioned a Near-Normal Fall Semester. Then Came the Delta Variant.
Akron Beacon Journal: A year after layoffs, the University of Akron looks to move forward, with some issues unresolved
Akron Beacon Journal: Stimulus Funds Boost University of Akron’s Budget
Insidehighered.com: AAUP finds major erosion of shared governance during COVID-19
BGfalconmedia.com: Universities see decrease in tenured faculty members
Thenation.com: Platforms Like Canvas Play Fast and Loose with Students’ Data
Mcsweeneys.net: Alternative Teaching Modalities in Hell – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Truthout.org: Colleges Are Using COVID as an Excuse for Austerity. Unions Are Pushing Back.
Academe Blog: Enlighten the gaslit with a new Guidebook
Take Action: Scholars for a New Deal in Education https://scholarsforanewdealforhighered.org
Forbes.com: Colleges Short of Cash: Sell the Campus?
New York Times: Disenfranchised Grief in a Year of Pandemic Losses
WKSU News: After a Difficult Year, University of Akron Faculty Have New Long-term Contract
Cleveland.com: University of Akron approves new six-year contract with faculty
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron trustees approve new contract with faculty
AcadameBlog.org: Governance Investigation Update
Akron Beacon Journal: Here’s what we know about The University of Akron’s pivotal new contract with faculty
Twitter.com: Decades of underfunding for higher education have created an “impoverished academic profession” as well as large amounts of student debt and racial disparities in access, said AAUP prez @imulvey Groups Call for ‘New Deal for Higher Education’
Cleveland.com: Kent State will restore salary reductions prompted by the pandemic
Chronicle of Higher Education: Higher Ed Faces a Long and Uneven Recovery, Ratings Agencies Warn
WSUGuardian.com: WSU Faculty Union Raises Concerns About Budget and COO
Akron Beacon Journal: FirstEnergy fires CEO Chuck Jones after 2 plead guilty in Householder bribery scheme
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Rejects ‘Interference’ by National Union Following Faculty Layoffs
Inside Higher Ed: Faculty Group Will Investigate U of Akron
New York Times: The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?
New York Times: Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’
Mediate.com: Weaponization of COVID-19: Faux Force Majeure Infects Labor Arbitration
Akron Beacon Journal: Two University of Akron foundations to buy out former president’s contract for $850,000
Akron Beacon Journal: Luis Proenza Retire Ending University of Akron Contract Early Owed Him Millions
ContractProfBlog: University of Akron’s Invocation of Force Majeure
Crain’s Cleveland.com: The University of Akron in recent years has cut its budget, its faculty and its program offerings, and all of that has put the institution on better footing in terms of its current enrollment size, board chair Joe Gingo says.
Akron Beacon Journal: Professors’ union pledges to investigate University of Akron faculty layoffs
Akron Beacon Journal: Faculty Trust Eroded after University of Akron Layoffs Covid-19
Fingerlakes1.com: Keuka College defends decision process for cutting faculty due to COVID-19 What happened at @uakron is a Horrible Warning @aaup
HEADLINEWEALTH.COM: Is College Football an Expensive Luxury for Many Universities?
Spectrumnews1.com: University of Akron Faculty Layoffs to go Forward
Cleveland.com: Arbitrator Sides with U of Akron in Layoff of Nearly 100 Faculty
Akron Beacon Journal: U of Akron Faculty lose Arbitration Case – 67 Faculty Laid Off
WKSU.org: Union President Grieves after Arbitrator Allows UA Layoffs
Inside Higher Ed: Arbitrator sides with U of Akron Faculty Layoffs
Academe Blog: At the U of Akron, It is Time for Equitable Sacrifice
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Faculty Union File Dueling Briefs in Arbitration Over Layoffs
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Reports 15 New Covid-19 Cases
The Daily Record: Students return to changed Wayne College with Fewer Instructors
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron launches group to consider cost-saving measures for athletics
Salt Lake City (KUTV) – U of U Furloughs Every Employee in Athletic Department, Coaches and AD Included
Akron Beacon Journal: UA and Faculty Need to Find Solutions Quickly
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Students Return to Campus In Person and Online
Akron Beacon Journal: The University of Akron Must Decide What It Wants to Be.
Cleveland.com: University of Akron Faculty Survey Shows Concerns about Financial Transparency and Decision Making
Cleveland.com: Electric Scooters Coming to the University of Akron Campus
Cleveland.com: University of Akron paying more Ethan $400,000 for two former presidents to teach during budget crisis.
WCPN: Idea Stream Performing Arts Hit Hard. Arts Cuts at University of Akron Raise Concerns
The Guardian: Outrage as Coronavirus Prompts Universities and Colleges to Shed Staff (Sue Ramlo interviewed)
WKSU: View from Pluto: Postponing MAC Football is a Chance to Fix a Broken System
Why Big-Time College Football Is Likely on the Verge of Becoming Sears
Labor Notes: Akron Professors Vote No Hit List (by Ian McCullough)
Save Ohio Higher Education Coalition Formed: https://www.ohiostateaaup.org/save-ohio-higher-ed.html
ABJ: AAUP Calls on Trustees and President to Rescind Layoffs or Resign: https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200728/national-professors-union-launches-campaign-calling-for–ua-trustees-president-to-rescind-cuts-or-resign
Idea Stream: University of Akron will Use Hybrid Learning Model for Fall Semester
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Soccer Hungry for Bounce Back Season Disappointed, Zips Face Uncertainty
Akron Beacon Journal: UA Psychology Cuts Will Hurt Students University and Community.
WKYC: MAC Cancels Fall Football Season
Cleveland.com: Money Games Going Away. Time for the Mid-American Conference to Face Reality about Football Budgets
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Football Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus
CNBC: Will College Football Happen? What A Lost Season Means for NCAA Economy
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Faculty Senate Calls for Resignation of Board of Trustees
Cleveland.com: Who are the First Energy Employees Referenced by Title in Ohio Political Corruption Complaint [Includes UA Board of Trustees member Michael Dowling]
Akron Beacon Journal: University of Akron Faculty Vote Against Contract Ratification: Legal Battle Ahead
History News Network: University of Akron Loses Almost a Quarter of its Faculty.
Cleveland.com: University of Akron Faculty Union Rejects Contract that Includes Layoffs.
WKSU: University of Akron’s Faculty Union Rejects Contract
WCPN/WVIZ Idea Stream: University of Akron Faculty Union Rejects Contract
Crisis looming U.S. Colleges, not just because of the pandemic. NBC News/ Heringer Report
Akron-AAUP Chapter Members Reject Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement
UA Cuts “winningest coach” https://www.beaconjournal.com/opinion/20200802/column-winningest-coach-and-team-in-ua-history-cut
The Utter Devastation of Wayne College—The University of Akron’s Only Regional Campus
House Democrats Call for UA to Rescind Cuts https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200731/ohio-house-democrats-call-for-university-of-akron-to-rescind-cuts
The University of Akron: Why We Cannot Just Move Along as if Nothing Happened Here
Academe Blog: just-how-dire-is-the-university-of-akrons-financial-condition?
Letter from State Leaders: https://twitter.com/AkronAAUP/status/1289205491432792066
https://medium.com/@johnmcnay/university-of-akron-faculty-in-fight-to-defend-quality-higher-education-aaup-calls-for-325abe1038c3 by John McNay
Inside Higher Education reports on the “blood bath” at UA.
Akron Beacon Journal reports that UA is “gutting” programs.
Chronicle of Higher Education reports that UA lost almost a quarter of its faculty.
Forbes Newspaper reports on UA as laying off the highest number of faculty of the many universities and colleges who are firing tenured faculty.
WKSU reports on the opposing viewpoints in the Akron-AAUP members ratification process.
A US News article about COVID-19 and the layoffs of faculty.
An Akron Beacon Journal article about the effect of the RIF on UA’s programs.
A piece by Sue Ramlo about the faculty on the RIF list, published in the Blog for Academe Magazine.
Alum & urban planner mentions UA’s “voracious appetite for real-estate” and lists properties owned by UA in this ABJ commentary
A post in the Blog of Academe Magazine from John McNay, President of the Ohio Conference.
Dance and Theatre Professors question the future of UA programs in an ABJ article.
A WAKR interview with Pam Schulze, Akron-AAUP President.
Akron Beacon Journal story: University of Akron faculty yell “protect our students” as trustees vote to eliminate almost 100 full-time faculty.
Akron Beacon Journal story: “this is not a drill.”
Akron Beacon Journal story: president threatens faculty with more cuts if they do not vote to ratify.
Akron Beacon Journal reports on admin’s plan to implement “substantial reduction in force.”
WKSU piece covering Akron-AAUP car parade and rally.
Akron Beacon Journal article: faculty fear permanency.