The University of Akron

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Damage from the fire that engulfed the former St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron is still being evaluated. Officials say a decision on the historic building’s future won’t be made until that process is complete.

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The University of Akron’s president will step down from the position after two years leading the university.

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Flashstarts, a Cleveland business accelerator, is making its first investment of this year in an Akron-based company that grows 3D models of tumors.

OncoSolutions produces the models and uses them to test possible cancer treatments from pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Stephanie Ham is the cofounder and CEO of OncoSolutions.

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UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The University of Akron is looking to recruit more Ohio athletes for their sports programs as a means of also bringing in more state funding to the school.

Funding is awarded for every course a student completes, as well as when they graduate— and President Matt Wilson says Akron’s athletes graduate at a higher rate than the student body.

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 The University of Akron’s annual Rethinking Race conference kicks off this Friday. The two-week forum, which includes lectures and discussions, film screenings and plays is now in its eleventh year.

Amy Shriver Dreussi is a professor of social science at the university and one of the organizers of the conference. She says it’s evolved over time in response to current events.

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