University of Akron

AKRON- The University of Akron had to intervene after they saw a copy of an email from a professor to his class explaining that he may be increasing the grades of some students, specifically the female students, in order to encourage more women to go into the information systems field. The university says Dr. Liping […]

AKRON – The University of Akron has received a $20 million gift from the estate of a longtime community volunteer and philanthropist, making it the largest donation in the university’s history. UA President Matthew Wilson made the announcement during the University of Akron Foundation’s annual meeting early Thursday afternoon. The massive gift comes from the estate […]

AKRON, Ohio — According to a University of Akron police report supplied to WKYC today, police are investigating after two Zippy mascot costumes were reported missing. According to the report, they were first noticed missing sometime May 12 between midnight and 4 p.m. School officials checked with the students who wear the costumes and none […]

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The University of Akron is getting a new tenant by the name of LeBron James. WKYC announced exclusively Thursday morning that the LeBron James Family Foundation has established the I PROMISE Institute, which will be coming to InfoCision Stadium. The institute will be located on the south end of level 3 in the stadium. Once […]

KENT, Ohio – Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned in Northeast Ohio on Friday to help build support for Hillary Clinton in Ohio. The independent senator from Vermont spoke at the University of Akron and at Kent State University in two morning rallies. Sanders was to speak on Clinton’s “New College Compact” plan, which would allow 150,000 […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be in Akron on Monday. He’ll speak at the University of Akron’s James A. Rhodes Arena at 7 p.m. Trump’s campaign had tentatively planned to hold an event at the University of Akron shortly after the Republican National Convention, but those plans fell through. A representative […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned. The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to accept Scarborough’s resignation, effective May 31, 2016. An interim president will be named in the near future. Scarborough was named the university’s 16th president in 2014. Scarborough’s tenure was plagued by budget cuts and […]

AKRON – The University of Akron has cancelled their Humans vs Zombies game following the recent Oregon college shooting that took place last week. According to a statement, the University of Akron Police Department has asked that the game be cancelled due to the use of dart guns during the game and the proximity to […]

The criticisms of University of Akron keep coming. This time it’s in a puppet parody video. A group called “Graduates over Greed” posted the video, with some harsh words for university. RELATED | Students, staff protest outside University of Akron Board of Trustees’ meeting “I’d like to take a moment to congratulate ourselves on a job […]

SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) – The LeBron James Family Foundationbrought smiles and tears of joy to more than 5,000 of its students and their families at its annual Family Reunion event at Cedar Point on Thursday. James, along with the University of Akron, announced that students involved in his foundation’s “I Promise” program and meet certain qualifications, will receive full four-year scholarships […]

AKRON– The University of Akron announced on Friday that they will soon begin a three-year plan to address financial issues at the school. After a 9-month review, it was determined that changes would have to be made. The $40 million of expense reductions include the following: Eliminating 215 positions via a planned reduction in workforce.  […]

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 […]