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New University of Akron President; Older Adult Student Debt

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Former Law School Dean Matthew Wilson is now president of the University of Akron after two tumultuous years under its previous leader. He's got a big budget hole to fill and relationships and reputation to rebuild. Wilson joins us to discuss his plans on The Sound of Ideas. Then, looking at college costs across the nation, people over age 60 are carrying tons of student loan debt, much of it for their kids or grandkids. Join our discussion.


College Now Greater Cleveland

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

-Matt Wilson, President, University of Akron


-Sonia Scott-James, Scheduler, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court

-Julie Szeltner, Director of Adult Programs, College Now Greater Cleveland

-Katherine Hollingsworth, Managing Attorney, Consumer Practice Group, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”