By Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Panic regarding a potential name change at the University of Akron has prompted officials to say there are no such plans at the northeast Ohio school at this time.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) a joint statement released Tuesday by President Scott Scarborough and Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff emphatically downplayed speculation regarding movement to become Ohio Technical University.

An earlier report by the newspaper published slides used in presentations depicting school logos and athletic branding for “The Ohio Institute of Technology & the Arts.”

School officials say the slides were old and the idea was scrapped following preliminary discussions.

Music professor Guy Bordo says it’s hard to believe the administration after “so many bad decisions and deceptions.”

The university recently rebranded itself as “Ohio’s polytechnic university.”


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal,

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