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University of Akron cuts some holiday cheer in cost-saving efforts
Holiday cards, faculty/staff party cut

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The University of Akron cut some holiday cheer as part of its money-saving efforts. WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz reports.

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The University of Akron has spent the better part of this year working to cut a $40 million budget gap, mostly due to a decline in enrollment. On the list of cuts was an annual holiday card. The Beacon Journal reports the university decided against spending $10,000 for paper and digitally-animated cards featuring Zippy the mascot for the first time in perhaps 20 years. The cards went to friends and donors.

Also cut this year was an annual holiday party for faculty and staff held in the student union featuring Zippy-shaped decorated cookies. That move saved $3,000. 

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