Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Two Weeks After Getting Canned, University of Akron Press Staffers Rehired

Posted By on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Two weeks after the University of Akron Press was dissolved as part of sweeping cuts, two staffers who lost their jobs have been rehired.

Scene interviewed one of them, Amy Freels, shortly after she received word of her dismissal. She and Carol Slatter will be "re-engaged" at their same compensation level. 



UA President Scott Scarborough had been hounded by protesters and national supporters of the press, who flocked to social media to register their disapproval. Among other things, they noted the $550 olive jar in Scarborough's university-funded home and questioned the financial priorities of the institution.

Scarborough released a statement Monday saying that all existing publishing contracts would be honored by the press and that the services of Freels and Slatter (though not of former director Thomas Bacher, who had some harsh words for the administration in an Inside Higher Education story) would be retained.   

"The University of Akron Press has been and will continue to be a vital part of the academic core of this institution," Scarborough said. "As we complete its transition to University Libraries, we will take all steps necessary to make sure it maintains its well-earned reputation as a vibrant, active academic press, and to maintain its full membership in the Association of American University Presses."

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation