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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Matt Wilson officially marks his last day on the job as a member of the University of Akron (UA) faculty on May 31.  Wilson, the former president of the university, is leaving to take the job of president at Missouri Western State University.  We sat down with Wilson to talk about his unexpected turn as UA's president following the short and troubled tenure of Scott Scarborough. 

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WIKIPEDIA

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 27:

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This year’s Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse was Gov. Mike DeWine’s first as Governor.

Jim Groves, whose son, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer James Groves III, of Kettering, was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2013 was on hand for the event.

So were state dignitaries, including Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Deborah Ashenhurst, Secretary of State Frank LaRose and the Olentangy High School Choir.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Summa Health System’s $220 million tower will be open for new patients beginning Tuesday. Current patients have been moved in over the last several days.

Summa City and Akron Children's staff moved 18 babies – and their mothers – on Thursday from the hospital’s old Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to the new NICU, which has mostly private rooms.  The old setup had two, large rooms with multiple babies.

Akron Beacon Journal Among GateHouse Media Newspapers to See Staff Cuts

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Two managers were laid off at the Akron Beacon Journal Friday, bringing the total of newsroom cuts to nine over the past two days. It's the latest blow to a print industry battling digital competition.

The Beacon Journal is one of 156 daily newspapers and more than 300 weeklies owned by New York-based GateHouse Media.

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