Hiring Jim Tressel as president is what makes YSU a laughingstock. No self-respecting university would hire a coach to be president.
I love this idea of "if you don't like it, leave". Who do you think is writing your kid's letters of recommendation? The athletics dept.? The bloated administation? No, it's the faculty. Treat them like garbage, and they're going to fight back.
A university is not the same thing as a high-school. It's built around faculty research, and then that trickles down to students through teaching. YSU already struggles to get decent faculty (low pay, little research support, disinterested students, athletics dept. more important than academics, etc.), and by making the situation even worse it loses the chance to hire good, new faculty.
October 23, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.
^ You don't sound like a college graduate.
October 16, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.
Thank god redeye and oviets aren't teaching science class!
October 14, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
So, does he have a farm? I'm just wondering if he does, what else is grown there since he's at Friends Specialty!
October 13, 2014 at 8:28 p.m.
In what world is voting 95% of the time with your own party considered to be "low"?
A reverse carpetbagger who has barely even lived in the 6th district, speaks with a Southern accent, left the military only to get a cushy job with a military-industrial complex contractor, and now he pretends to represent the 6th district! That entire Ohio River district deserves to be poor if they're uninformed enough to vote Johnson.
October 12, 2014 at 9:20 p.m.
Shame this didn't happen to him 30 years ago.
September 24, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.
I'd be willing to bet that the perpetrator is more likely to have Tea-Party sympathies than Obama ones.
This has militia written all over it.
September 14, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
Tnmartin, look up Youngstown Sheet and Tube v Sawyer. Plus, it's a delegated power that's been used since Washington.
Also, don't try to be a constitutional expert when you likely didn't even graduate from college, much less law school.
June 2, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
Agnosticism is not a set of beliefs. Even most atheists do not have a set of beliefs, so to group them all together as the other side of the same coin as Christians/Muslims/Jew/etc isn't correct.
Hubbard Joe makes his claim as "most people..." without any evidence of his folksy-rhetorical claim. He's pulling it out thin air and passing it off as credible. It's not, and his assumptions about wandering aimlessly are absurd, even if he doesn't realize his inherent assumptions.
There's nothing wrong with ridiculing religion. It's a foolish set of beliefs. One of the true biblical Christians just died in Topeka, were his beliefs absurd? I think so.
The thing with religious people is that they give these rhetorical analogies and pass them off as factual. The "common cold" an example of some god's check on human arrogance is a prime example of this. That entire phrase is nonsensical. I could just as easily claim that Zeus is the reason we get sick.
If religion makes a person act better towards others (which rarely is the case, then I see it as harmless. Just another way someone comes to grip with things they're incapable of handling, and no different than seeing a therapist. But, to make a claim that "well, you'll see when you die and meet your creator" is farcical. There's no proof of any of that. In the entire existence of mankind no god ever appeared. No angels, devils, etc. for that matter. That's why religion is self-help therapy for those too ignorant to see a shrink.
March 21, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
Walter, you're just mad because people like him show the true stupidity of religion.
March 21, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.