Restore Funding for University of Akron Press

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Noelle Celeste
6 years ago
The University of Akron is cutting off a resource that extends so far beyond its campus to provide access to ideas and creativity. So disappointing.

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Pat Millhoff
6 years ago
An independent University Press is a very important part of a university.

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Ann-Christine Racette
6 years ago
I read university-press books. They are vital to my intellectual life, my purpose, and the life of my NYC community. Beautifully-designed books and covers impel me to pick up a copy at The Strand, giving me the thrill of discovery, the secret joy of opening yet another door in my mind.

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Mark Strecker
6 years ago
I am a writer of non-fiction history books published by a small publisher such as the University of Akron, and it is a crime to shut down such an important outlet for works on topics not known to catch fire on the best seller lists.

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Robin Kern
6 years ago
It is a sad state of affairs when a well-respected institution of higher learning makes a decision to make a budget decision that undercuts what American education used to stand for. Surely there were more appropriate areas that the cut could have been made. It is inexpressibly sad that our entire education system is turning into a profit and loss scenario.

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Jeff Pitz
6 years ago
Scarborough must go. Go to another school and ruin them by cutting their programs, press, Office of multicultural development, and baseball team. Lay off 20yr workers there and return to your 800k home with 950k in renovations. Go spend their money on a jag. I think you should be driving a dam 2005 Kia if the university is so bad off.

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Cheryl Oleski
6 years ago
I believe that a mistral was made, bowing again to the almighty $

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Peter Daniels
6 years ago
I'm signing because I can read books I enjoy and admire published by the University of Akron, which over here in Europe would mean little to me otherwise.

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Crystal Huddleston
6 years ago
I'm signing this position because I believe in the worthiness of artistic and educational pursuits far beyond their profitability, and our nation's soul will continue to wither away if we proceed down this path. Please help change this. Please restore the press.

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Beau Henry
6 years ago
I'm signing because the Board of Trustees are a rubber stamp and granted approval instead of fighting for the Akron press and all of its well-respected staff.