July 28th, 2015
All staff in the University of Akron's Multicultural Center and the UA Press were among those notified Tuesday that they had lost their jobs.
Layoffs continued at the university for
a second day as 161 employees are being let go. Several employees in
the registration/registrar's office and information technology were also
notified that their jobs were eliminated.
Thomas Bacher, director of the UA Press, said in an email that he
will remain until January 28, 2016 because of his contract, but the
other two staff members were laid off.
"We have essentially been shut down," he wrote. "Another blow against
culture by a short-sighted administration. It's sad that the university
values beans over brains."