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33 people seek YSU presidency so far

" . . .and he is admired by many in the community that matter." Walter, I hope that the Board of Trustees doesn't just taken into consideration these people you think matter so much. How about the students, faculty and staff of YSU? And let's hope that should Mr. Tressel become president, he will get the priorities straight.

April 15, 2014 at 10:09 a.m. suggest removal

YSU, unions chip away at budget to avert layoffs

Agree with all of you except richardlewis. YSU police are police, NOT 'glorified security guards'. They are vital to keep our campus safe. I agree with the other posters about cutting the administrative costs on campus. Too many chiefs, not enough indians.

December 13, 2013 at 2:59 p.m. suggest removal

YSU freezes spending, cuts budgets, lays off 9

maeby's comments are so true. why not leave some of these high paying administrative jobs vacant for a few more years instead of laying off the lowest paid people to save a few bucks? And yes, it will ruin their lives. Always take from the poorest so the rich can get richer.

September 27, 2013 at 5:53 p.m. suggest removal

YSU freezes spending, cuts budgets, lays off 9

YSU cops are real cops. Yes, they carry a gun and they are required to have all the same certifications as ypd cops. Hope the layoffs are done fairly this time and not a witch hunt like last time when they targeted people they didn't like. It should be the most recently hired that are laid off not long term employees. and I agree with djechm. they need to stop hiring all the high salary administrators. Why aren't they laying off some of them? that is where the real waste is at YSU. and stop wasting money like on the Wick Pollock. shameful.

September 27, 2013 at 12:14 p.m. suggest removal

Food-service talks for YSU turn sour

Where does Harry Meschel get off calling the numbers provided by Chartwell "fallacious"? How does he justify that? He said he met with AVI and they are local and hire university graduates. Sounds to me like he's the one with an agenda here. He wants AVI to get the contract no matter what because they are local. Hmmmm. Isn't that what his agenda was in the last presidential search?
And this new hiring policy is micromanaging at its best. Scott Shulick is right, the Board needs a reality check.

May 31, 2013 at 4:25 p.m. suggest removal

Tressel could lead a Y-juco

formerdemliberal,

"I have found the characteristics of the vast majority of academic administrators that I have worked with involve over-inflated egos that believe they are always right, power accumulation to justify positions that often contribute little value to the education process, rewarding supporters while demeaning those that are perceived as threats, the use of cutthroat politics to further careers without supporting performance evidence, hypocrisy that emphasizes decisions that benefits their own self-interest rather than educational quality, and the use of PR manipulation of potential alumni donors whose donations perpetuate their power bases within their university colleagues."

Your comments are so true. This is how administration at YSU works. Just remember, Mr. Tressel was not only a coach at YSU but also Athletic Director and as such, played a very prominent role in the administration.

January 23, 2013 at 2:44 p.m. suggest removal

YSU panel OKs 3.5% tuition increase

I agree with NoBS that it takes money to run a university and that much of the current budget problems for all public universities in Ohio is due to Kasich. However, there is much waste at YSU. They have no problem creating administrative positions which are not really needed and then paying these administrators 6 figure salaries. Then of course they need to hire assistants to help them do their new job. It's a total bureacracy. It's just disgusting. In the meantime, it's hard to get staff jobs filled and students are expected to pay more in tuition and it seems there an enless money pit to fund the Wick Ave mansion.

June 6, 2012 at 2:47 p.m. suggest removal

Parking wars loom at YSU

I have to agree with Bertram. This is one of the stupidest things I've seen at YSU. The administration has been singing the song of "we have no money" for how long now. We heard it during the last contract talks with faculty and staff. But they keep hiring more administrators. Recently hired one at 6 figures to head up the computer area. This job was not needed. It had been vacant for some time and things were being well run. Now they plan to hire another one to fill a vice president job. Rumor mill has it that it was created with someone in mind. Another unnecessary position that has been vacant for quite a while. In the meantime, staff jobs that are needed go unfilled and students are expected to pick up the bill by paying for a "transportation" fee even if they don't drive on campus. Disgusting.

April 22, 2012 at 9:54 a.m. suggest removal

Voter referendums are a threat to Ohio and should be reined in

I agree with fd6636. And to bgreene, public employees provide services to the taxpayers. Therefore, of course it is the taxpayers who have the burden of paying for these services. And please don't forget that public employees DO also contribute toward their retirements (10% of our salary), we do pay towards our health care (15% of premium). We are also taxpayers and therefore our tax money also pays for these services that we as well as the rest of the taxpayers benefit from.

April 10, 2012 at 9:42 a.m. suggest removal

YSU might lose two labor activists

I wish both of them well. However, I agree with CompMan in one sense. Not sorry to see Dr. Russo leave as I feel he let the power of his position go to his head. In these last few years, I think he was working more to feed his own ego than to help improve labor/management relations.

March 23, 2012 at 4:26 p.m. suggest removal

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