Abraham would use the Presidency as a stepping stone just as Dunn had.I agree with the post by Erplane as far as who would be better in each position.Like Gee at OSU, Tressel would be a positive force and face for the University to raise the image AND the money needed to move forward.The president does not have to have a Doctorate to speak on the University's behalf and raise funds for YSU. He would be sure to utilize the wealth of experience those working there have to offer. deSouza diminishes YSU and the Vindy with every slamming "editorial" about the campus that he writes..
April 20, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.
Many of these inflammatory posts appear to have possibly been written by authors who have a horse in this Presidential bid.....am I right? There are many who erroneously think that only candidates with a PhD beside their name are worthy of absolutely any consideration whatsoever for anyTHING.
April 16, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.
This is all SO very nice and will be UNTIL these people with such higher earnings retire with their best three or five years and the burden of paying a lot more for their pensions falls on the remaining PERS members.Not now.Not in this economically depressed area.Not in this economy.
April 11, 2014 at 5:19 p.m.
"...passed a resolution recommending that the search committee for the new president include more faculty. Specifically, they want the panel to include a faculty representative from each college,' Because no one is worth their salt unless they hold a Doctorate..like Dr.Warren Buffet,Dr.Bill Gates,,Dr.Steve Jobs and Dr.Cynthia Anderson who stayed there just long enough to pad her pension and leave.Did I mention Dr.Aristotle or Dr Plato?
March 6, 2014 at 6:02 p.m.
Dr Gordon Gee spent about 7million-dollars in one year traveling,schmoozing,wining and dining with potential donors to his university.He raised nearly 1.6 billion -dollars for OSU from 2007 to 2011.That is the most important function of the university president.Gee was was an easily-recognizable personality.He made a big mistake,was ousted and now is the president at Western Virginia University doing the same great job for them. Tressel is also easily-recognizable and is still beloved by many OSU students and alumni.He would put a positive face on YSU and potential donors will know him from across any crowded room without introduction.I would bet that Gov Kasich might recognize the man as well with our without a sweater vest on.I agree with Tim Ryan and The YSU Foundation.Should he accept,Tressel is the man for the job.OR they can interview a whole slew of faceless applicants with their own puffed-up degrees who would merely be using the position as a stepping stone to another well-paying position somewhere else.
March 4, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.
The natural gas from fracking IS driving down prices for consumers- in ASIA. "Sold" to the highest bidder NOT to the "less fortunate".
March 1, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.
Can anyone tell us just how many administrative positions there are now compared to a few years ago? I once heard that there are 150 now VS just 75 a few years back.At any rate,this seems like a good place to begin pruning.
February 20, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.
Is there no honor amoung thieves?Were the trustees truly "blindsided"? Can anyone's research verify that Dr Dunn did in fact say that he hoped to "hit the ground running" here? If so, his mission was accomplished. Cannot wait to hear his stirring speach durng spring commencements!
February 18, 2014 at 8:32 a.m.
well put and very true jgm820. What's good for the geese...
February 17, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.
"It was the best of times,it was the worst of times".The best because there are so many positive things to be printed that can lift this city and its people up.The worst because de Souza can only focus on some narrow dark alley in all of his rants which helps no one but himself and his bank account."de" as in desperate for subject matter.
February 9, 2014 at 9:27 p.m.