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We noticed some news coverage has been missing from UA’s Daily News Updates. We’ll so our best to keep an updated list of news links here.

WKYC: MAC Cancels Fall Football Season

Akron Beacon Journal: 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

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 Represents a Crisis. It Is Not an Anomaly.

Akron-AAUP Chapter Members Reject Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/08/03/u-akron-union-alleges-labor-law-violations 

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

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

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200731/university-of-akron-faculty-members-confront-difficult-vote-on-whether-to-support-professor-cuts

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200801/this-university-of-akron-program-was-warned-it-had-too-few-faculty-it-just-lost-another-to-cuts

Forbes: university-of-akrons-budget-bloodbath-and-what-the-latest-faculty-cuts-say-about-its-commitment-to-education

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpoliakoff/2020/07/31/university-of-akrons-budget-bloodbath-and-what-the-latest-faculty-cuts-say-about-its-commitment-to-education/#363baa003453

Academe Blog: just-how-dire-is-the-university-of-akrons-financial-condition?

https://academeblog.org/2020/07/29/please-take-just-a-moment-to-support-our-colleagues-at-the-university-of-akron/

https://akronaaup.org/wp/wp-admin/post.php?post=2836&action=edit

 

https://academeblog.org/2020/07/29/open-letter-to-our-akron-colleagues/

https://academeblog.org/2020/07/27/being-on-the-hit-list-at-akron/

The University of Akron Hit List: Who Are We?

 

Letter from State Leaders:  https://twitter.com/AkronAAUP/status/1289205491432792066

https://wqkt.com/wayne-college-laying-off-seven-faculty-members/ 

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. 

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200728/national-professors-union-launches-campaign-calling-for–ua-trustees-president-to-rescind-cuts-or-resign

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/07/university-of-akron-cuts-178-jobs-as-part-of-cost-saving-measures-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic.html

https://www.cleveland.com/education/2020/06/university-of-akrons-plan-to-cut-costs-includes-substantial-job-cuts-president-says.html

https://www.cleveland.com/education/2020/07/university-of-akron-professors-rally-in-support-of-faculty-union-during-contract-negotiations.html

https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200717/university-of-akron-president-warns-of-more-job-losses-if-union-contract-not-ratified

https://www.cleveland.com/education/2020/07/university-of-akron-faculty-union-spar-over-funding-for-athletics.html

https://www.crainscleveland.com/rachel-mccafferty-blog/university-akron-plans-substantial-reduction-force

https://www.beaconjournal.com/opinion/20200718/gary-l-miller-university-of-akron-will-rise-from-current-challenges

https://www.beaconjournal.com/sports/20200711/university-of-akron-suggested-change-in-division-status-could-prove-expensive-proposition

https://www.beaconjournal.com/opinion/20200718/commentary-athletic-success-will-not-solve-uarsquos-financial-problems

https://www.mahoningmatters.com/community-columns/valley-politics-universities-at-ground-zero-of-budget-battles-2559294

https://www.cleveland.com/education/2020/05/university-of-akron-may-lay-off-faculty-cut-pay-union-says.html

 

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