UT - MUO Merger

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Hopes high for UT-MUO research
Merger unlikely to assist growth, officials caution: Toledo Blade, June 18, 2006
After Gov. Bob Taft signed the University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio merger agreement on March 31, school administrators and public officials lunched on chicken, rice pilaf, and the promise of more research dollars.

Philanthropist gives $1 million for UT-MUO surgery center
Toledo Blade, June 15, 2006
George Isaac, a longtime donor to the Medical University of Ohio, has donated $1 million to the University of Toledo's capital campaign for use toward expenses at a surgery center being built at MUO.

Cost of merging U. of Toledo, medical university keeps rising
Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 15, 2006
The cost of merging the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio could reach $30 million, more than earlier projections, officials said.

Merger takes a price tag hike
Joining UT, MUO will need higher budget: Independent Collegian, June 12, 2006
The combined board of trustees for UT and MUO learned that the merger might be costing the universities more than what they estimated at first, the boards learned at a June 9 meeting.

University merger cost increases
Associated Press, June 11, 2006
The cost of merging the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio could reach $30 million, more than earlier projections, officials said.

UT-MUO merger could cost $30 million
Estimate up 50% since November: Toledo Blade, June 10, 2006
The costs of merging the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio could approach $30 million, the schools' boards of trustees learned yesterday.

New connections for UT, MUO e-mail systems May 20
UT News, May 19, 2006
Integrated calendars and global address books are two of the features University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio students, faculty and staff can use beginning Saturday, May 20.

Transition work group reports posted on merger Web site
UT News, May 17, 2006
The summary reports of the work groups established to help guide the transition of academic, business and auxiliary components of the newly merged University of Toledo are available on the merger Web site, http://utmuomerger.utoledo.edu.

UT, MUO await word of funds to cover merger
Time for legislature to ante up on 'frictional' costs, they say: Toledo Blade, May 6, 2006
Show us the money.
That's the message the boards of the University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio will be sending soon to the General Assembly.

University community asked to react to mission statement for dual institution
UT News, May 5, 2006
The Executive Steering Group for the merger of The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio is seeking input from the campus community on a proposed mission statement for the combined institution.

Names of campuses announced
UT News, May 5, 2006
The Naming of Entities Work Group has completed its assignment and a recommendation was submitted to senior administrators for their review and a final decision.

UT, MUO alumni associations merge
UT News, April 28, 2006
The effective date of The University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio merger may be weeks away, but the changes are already prevalent within the alumni associations.

MUO president discusses excellence and shared governance with Faculty Senate
UT News, April 27, 2006
In a meeting highlighted by the election of new officers, the Faculty Senate's last session of the academic year marked the first visit from incoming President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs.

Merger costs evaluated:
Independent Collegian, Apr. 17, 2006
As plans for the merger between UT and MUO move forward, questions about how much it will cost and how to pay for it have risen.

UT, MUO boards discuss merger plans Closed session on 'personnel' violates state law:
Toledo Blade, Apr. 15, 2006
After months of talk, the merger between the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio was made official on Friday when Gov. Bob Taft signed the bill that will merge the two institutions on July 1 into law.

UT, MUO trustees hear thoughts on how to pay for merger:
UT News, April 14, 2006
The boards of trustees of the Medical University of Ohio and The University of Toledo held a joint meeting Friday, April 14, to discuss a number of transition issues related to the merger of the two institutions.

A new beginning for UT: Historic merger with MUO gives university the third-largest budget in Ohio:
Independent Collegian, Apr. 3, 2006
After months of talk, the merger between the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio was made official on Friday when Gov. Bob Taft signed the bill that will merge the two institutions on July 1 into law.

University of Toledo-Medical University of Ohio merger is signed into law:
Toledo Blade, Apr. 1, 2006
Amid the suits who watched Gov. Bob Taft approve the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merger yesterday, the "Blue Crew" stood out.
Unlike the politicians, administrators, trustees, and teachers gathered at the ceremony at UT's University Hall, they wore fluorescent wigs, masks, and navy painter overalls - outfits rarely seen when legislation is signed.

UT Students, Faculty Upbeat About Merger:
NBC 24 News, Mar. 31, 2006
Now that Ohio Governor Bob Taft has signed legislation making the merger of the University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio official, students and faculty seem upbeat about the future possibilities the combined universities can bring.

Gov. Taft signs UT-MUO merger bill:
13ABC, Mar. 31, 2006
Marking the end of a whirlwind of legislative activity, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft signed into law the legislation merging on July 1 The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio at a special ceremony this morning.

Not a happy day:
Toledo Blade, Mar. 31, 2006
WHILE we remain hopeful that the merger of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio will indeed make both institutions stronger, we do not consider Gov. Bob Taft's visit today to sign the enabling legislation a cause for celebration.

University of Toledo, medical school merger a done deal:
Akron Beacon Journal, Mar. 31, 2006
A merger between the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio received final approval on Friday, creating the state's third biggest university.

Governor signs bill, UT-MUO merger set for July 1:
UT News, March 31, 2006
It took seconds for Gov. Bob Taft to make the UT-MUO merger a reality, but leaders say the effects of combining the two institutions should be beneficial for years to come.

Senate votes for UT, MUO merger:
Toledo Blade, Mar. 16, 2006
The Senate yesterday unanimously approved the merger of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio, and Gov. Bob Taft plans to complete the process by signing the bill into law on March 31.

Merger bill passes last legislative hurdle:
UT News, Mar. 15, 2006
House Bill 478 to merge the Medical University of Ohio with The University of Toledo passed its last legislative hurdle Wednesday, March 15, when the Ohio Senate voted 32-0 to approve the bill.

Bill to merge UT and MUO edging closer:
Toledo Blade, March 15, 2006
COLUMBUS - A bill approving the proposed merger of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio is expected to complete its rapid journey to Gov. Bob Taft's desk today.

The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve the measure creating a united institution with a $650 million annual budget and 21,000 students. The full Senate is expected to welcome it just as warmly.

The merger is set to take place July 1, but it would not be truly complete until the newly merged board of trustees is whittled from 17 members to nine by July 2, 2014.

UT-MUO merger backed as research funding magnet:
Toledo Blade, March 8, 2006
COLUMBUS - Merging the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio into what would be the third-largest university in the state budget would give it new clout in attracting research dollars to northwest Ohio, the man who would be the new UT president told a Senate committee yesterday.

Senate finance committee hears positive merger testimony:
UT News, March 7, 2006
Senate finance committee hears positive merger testimony: UT News, March 7, 2006 The Ohio Senate finance committee is scheduled to vote next week on House Bill 478, which calls for the combination of The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio, after hearing testimony in Columbus March 7 from the presidents of the two institutions and a member of the Ohio Board of Regents.

Team is in place to lead merged MUO-UT:
Toledo Blade, March 7, 2006
Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of the Medical University of Ohio, has announced his "senior leadership team" that will help him run a merged institution of MUO and the University of Toledo if the proposal pending in the legislature is approved.

MUO president outlines post-merger administrative structure
UT News, Mar. 6, 2006
MUO president outlines post-merger administrative structure: UT News, March 6, 2006 Medical University of Ohio President Lloyd Jacobs will retain a mix of leaders from both MUO and The University of Toledo following the merger of the two institutions, pending legislative approval.

AAUP Contract Safe After UT/MUO Merger
WUPW Channel 36, Feb. 21, 2006
The union representing University of Toledo professors and those under the American Association of University Professors umbrella will retain their current contract when U.T. and the Medical University of Ohio merge.
An agreement was signed Monday assuring those under the AAUP union contract at U.T. will keep the same benefits after the merger, including salaries and negotiated beneftis.
Just a few months ago, the U.T. professors union along with two other unions at the school threatened to strike over contract disagreements.
The merger between U.T. and M.U.O. is expected to be completed later this year.

UT, MUO merger wins unanimous House backing Bill creating combined university expected to fly through Senate
Toledo Blade, Feb. 15, 2006
The precedent-setting merger of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio into the third-largest university in the state's budget stayed in the fast lane yesterday as the Ohio House unanimously blessed the union. 

Ohio House approves merger bill
UT News, Feb. 15, 2006
The Ohio House Feb. 14 voted 95-0 in favor of a bill that would result in the merger of the Medical University of Ohio and The University of Toledo. 

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at the Ohio Statehouse UNIVERSITIES-MERGER
Associated Press/Akron Beacon Journal, Feb. 14, 2006
The House overwhelmingly approved the merger of the Medical University of Ohio and nearby University of Toledo.

Silent in opposition
Clause may stifle professors' opinions: Independent Collegian, Feb. 9, 2006
Some professors are worried that their opinions on the UT/MUO merger could be censored. A clause in the pending contract agreement between UT and the American Association of University Professors regarding the merger states that the AAUP must speak in favor of the merger to the press.

Editorial: Unneeded censoring
Independent Collegian, Feb. 9, 2006
"I whole-heartedly support the UT/MUO merger. It will make our school prestigious, fantastic and overall, just spectacular. It's high time this happened." If the pending contract between the American Association of University Professors and UT is approved, this is about all you'll hear from professors regarding the merger.

UT-MUO merger bill sent to House Vote on measure could take place as early as Wednesday
Toledo Blade, Feb. 9, 2006
A bill approving the merger of the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio continued its rapid dash for the finish line yesterday as a House committee voted unanimously to send it to the chamber floor.

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