Akron, Amid Cuts, Spent $950K on President's House

August 3, 2015

The University of Akron, receiving scrutiny for the layoffs of more than 200 people, spent $950,000 recently on renovations for the presidential home, Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. Critics don't contest that the house needed some repair work, but question some of the spending. For example, the project expanded the master bedroom and created a suite for the in-laws of President Scott Scarborough. The university notes that private donations paid for the project, but the university also assigned its own painters, carpenters and electricians to do hundreds of hours of work on the project.

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