UAkron laid off 30 people from its Information Technology Dept. at a time when they are desperately trying to compete in the online education arena. Not to mention their ability to handle the day to day tech problems is greatly diminished. You have 30,000 people at the university downloading who knows what from around the world. It's a constant battle to keep the network safe under the best of circumstances. I can't imagine this will turn out well. About 3 people I worked with got laid off.
Abe Zaidan has been a professional journalist and freelance writer for more than forty years. He was the Ohio correspondent for the Washington Post, as well as a political columnist at the Akron Beacon Journal.