University of Akron

Trump Rally in Akron
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Donald Trump 's rally at the James A. Rhodes arena at the University of Akronactually got going about an hour earlier than scheduled -- a sign, he says, of the excitement surrounding his campaign.

“There’s something going on,” Donald Trump said as he took the stage at the James A. Rhodes Arena oat the University of Akron well in advance of the scheduled start of his campaign address. “The seats are full,” he noted. “Why wait?” 

Clayton Murphy / University of Akron

The University of Akron is celebrating its first ever track and field Olympic medalist. Clayton Murphy, 21, won the bronze in the 800-meter final in Rio on Monday. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Akron standout is also an Ohio native, growing up on pig farm in a small village near Dayton. 


For generations, fathers have felt that part of their job is to make men out of their sons. 

But a researcher at the University of Akron has found that a father’s expectations of manliness actually cause more harm than good.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair explores how a new understanding of masculinity’s role in parenting was discovered with help from a Broadway show about drag queens.

The show is Kinky Boots.  

UA Board of Trustees Meeting
Tim Rudell / WKSU

The University of Akron has an interim president.  Mathew Wilson, dean of the law school, was picked Monday by the university’s board of trustees. 

Wilson, joined the University of Akron two years ago. And he says he decided to go for what is likely to be a very difficult job because he’s become sold on the potential of the university and of the community.  He sees both as vastly underrated. 

His first priorities are improved enrollment, retention and graduation, and stabilized finances. He says his first actions will be listening.

Student Union, U of A

Two senior members of the administration of former University of Akron President Scott Scarborough are losing their jobs. Lawrence Burns is out as Vice President of Advancement; as is Todd Rickel as Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology.