@Topper - you didnt get up and leave. If you cant stand those guys like you say, you would not have been there in the first place.
@kensgirl - well said.
August 19, 2014 at 4:31 p.m.
The problem is that the mineral rights aren't going to be worth much in that area. And one has to be careful that somebody isn't going to try to acquire all that acreage and then be obstructionist in the redevelopment.
Congrats to the members of the 422 community for working together to make this happen!
August 17, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.
Walter makes a great point. Research should be rewarded - and further professors once they are tenured should be sure to be held accountable for making sure they continue a brisk pace of research (thats not a YSU problem, but one in academia). It boils down to this - like every company in America, there are performers and there are non-performers.
I am sure President Tressel will support strong faculty and empower them with the tools they need to be great researchers and great teachers.
August 15, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.
Well said, interested.
Whether or not she is right, Ms. Burden's quote comes across as unprofessional. There was another way to write it that would have given President Tressel the chance to be engaged. Now she has painted him into a corner - and created a tone of confrontation.
Interested's comment above is dead on that the university is a complex mess of grudges, politics, etc. President Tressel is one of the few people I know that can hit the "Refresh" button and start over. And I would recommend he goes external first - to the Valley community itself - and get their support for what he has to do. And what he has to do is tell all parties that its time to close the door to the past, look at today's reality, address each other as respectually as possible, and cut down to size egos on both sides of the table.
The community has your back, President Tressel.
August 7, 2014 at 10:54 a.m.
I think the fee could have been higher as well. Maybe the state can consider 'an injection well fee' across the board for every time a polluter pollutes - maybe that increases self-policing?
August 7, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.
Great news! I would also add that several of the Valley's larger industry events are also contributors, such as YSU's Sustainable Energy Forum, the Chamber's YOUNG series, and NAMII's several industry get togethers per year. Taken together, those are also meaningful numbers.
August 5, 2014 at 8:19 a.m.
Congrats on NAMII and Youngstown hosting this event! Its another step in the growth of the Valley into a high-tech corridor!
August 1, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.
This is a great story!!
July 25, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.
This is really cool! Congrats to the organizers - what a great showcase for the Valley!
July 18, 2014 at 8:11 a.m.
Congrats to Columbus!
July 8, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.