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07.14.20

RALLY FOR UA FACULTY: WEDNESDAY AT NOON

All hands on deck! Join Akron-AAUP for a rally and press conference before the University of Akron Board of Trustees meeting. Our event is: 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th at 12 NOON. 

We’ll meet at the Buchtel Hall steps for the press conference, which will feature Pam Schulze, President of Akron-AAUP. Additional speakers are TBA.

UA is facing significant job cuts of NTT and tenured faculty. These proposed cuts will hurt the university, the Northeast Ohio region, and the immediate Akron community. Instead of making major reductions to other areas such as the athletics budget, the UA administration has chosen to declare force majeure on the Akron-AAUP contract and eliminate faculty.

Please come out and stand with faculty to face the board as they meet tomorrow.

Bring signs in support of the academic mission of UA.

In light of the health risks to gathering in large groups, please maintain a safe distance from each other of at least six feet and wear masks. Please also note that the Student Union is not accessible for use — you will not e permitted to enter the building for any reason. 

Bring a friend, feel free to share on social media, and thank you in advance for spreading the word to your colleagues!

Please also sign the petition in support of Akron faculty here.

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