News: April 2011 edition of Across the Commons

MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST

The University of Akron

Provost Sherman

Year in review: A renewed focus
on academics and student achievement

Provost Mike Sherman discusses how the culture at Akron is evolving to one in which academics are paramount, evidenced by organizational changes in the last year, by a shift in how academic-support units are viewed and by how the forthcoming budget proposal is being designed.

He also describes the plan to increase faculty ranks by some 200 members and how Clusters of Innovation will be formed to foster interdisciplinary research.

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Why the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
at Akron has emerged as the state's best

Choose Ohio First Scholarship ProgramAkron's comprehensive implementation of the scholarship program — it is much more than financial support — has made it a model in the state.

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Faculty, staff and students save UA money

Ideas that you have suggested through ZipLine's comment box are helping the University avoid costs and operate more efficiently.

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First Early College graduates prepare for commencement

Early CollegeWhen 18-year-old Twa’Nysha Davis graduates in May, she will earn both a high school diploma from the Early College High School and an associate's degree from Summit College, and she will be the first member of her family to earn a college degree.

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