AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron clarified Monday that they have no plans at this time to change the name of the university.
University President Scott L. Scarborough sent an email to the campus community Monday, saying that, while they are considering how to reposition the university, they are not changing the name.
The statement read in part:
Print and broadcast media, bloggers and petitioners, commentators and pundits are talking about The University of Akron. This should not come as a surprise. People care about our university. People are emotionally attached to certain names (which is why so many still refer to us as Akron U). And there is deep interest in our future.
But there is also a great deal of misinformation fueling the rumors. Let me state clearly: We are not proposing a name change. But we are seriously discussing how to reposition The University of Akron for greater distinction.
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