Drop the Rebranding from the University of Akron as "Ohio's Polytechnic University"
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The University of Akron is so much more than just a polytechnic school. The popular connotation of the word "polytechnic"--and the first definition of it in almost any dictionary--relates to vocational and/or technical training, and no amount of marketing or rebranding can change these facts. Limiting our brand to only polytechnic devalues the many contributions to the arts and humanities that the majority of our students and faculty have made. We need a brand that fully encompasses all of the University of Akron's strengths. We demand that President Scott Scarborough drop the "Ohio's Polytechnic University" tagline.
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