Inside Higher Ed
July 29th, 2015
The University of Akron announced a few weeks ago that it would
eliminate more than 200 jobs to deal with a budget deficit. As employees
losing their jobs were notified this week, it has become clear that the
university is eliminating its university press. All employees of the
press are among those having their jobs killed, Northeast Ohio Media Group
reported. "We have essentially been shut down," said Thomas Bacher,
director of the press. "Another blow against culture by a short-sighted
administration. It's sad that the university values beans over brains."
The press is a small one with a focus on Ohio-related topics, and it
also publishes some poetry.