University of Akron

Kevin Kern
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees faced a packed house today for its first meeting since the school’s Faculty Senate overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in President Scott Scarborough.

The mostly uneventful meeting saw about two dozen students and faculty show up a day after 26 of the school’s academic chairs and directors asked Ohio’s Chancellor for a change in university leadership, and a week after the faculty senate vote.

zippy sculpture
JEFFREY HARWELL / University of Akron

University of Akron alumnus Aaron Costic is a certified master ice carver. “I found this little niche and went in that direction.” 

Costic won the Olympic bronze medal for ice carving in Nagano in 1998, and the gold medal in Torino in 2006.

He owns Elegant Ice Creations of Broadview Heights. “We provide ice carvings for the Greater Cleveland, Akron, Medina area, and we sell tools for ice carvers all over the world.” 

Costic’s team carves for hotels, caterers, and country clubs, as well as private parties.

Scott Scarborough
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

 The University of Akron Faculty Senate has voted 50-to-2 on a resolution signifying "no-confidence" in President Scott Scarborough. The resolution by the 63-member body cites declining enrollment, reduction of services, the scaling back E.J. Thomas Hall and other measures taken since he took office in 2014. Scarborough has cited the need for the university to tackle a $60 million budget gap.

Scott Scarborough
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The University of Akron Faculty Senate is taking a vote of "no-confidence" today in President Scott Scarborough. The resolution cites declining enrollment and reduction of services since he took office in 2014. Scarborough has cited the need for the university to tackle a $60 million budget gap.

 

It’s been called the miracle material - strong, lightweight, flexible, bendable, super-conducting, transparent - graphene is also among the most hyped materials known.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at local research in graphene, and tries to separate the promise from the fluff surrounding the world’s newest wonder material.

 

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