Monday, August 17, 2015

U. of Akron Reverses Controversial Layoffs at University Press

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 17th, 2015

The University of Akron will not proceed with a plan to lay off two employees of its university press, according to a statement from the institution. The planned layoffs, coupled with the college’s assertion that the press would continue to operate, had been the subject of protests.
According to the statement, the university is “re-engaging the services” of the two staff members, who “will help ensure operations” of the press while it is folded into the University Libraries. The contract of the press’s third employee, its director, Thomas Bacher, is still set to expire in January.

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