I don't think I'd call it an "artsy brick wall" but rather what you'd find in a suburban back yard with a fire pit in the center. Design review anyone?
June 19, 2015 at 5:15 p.m.
Ugh. I'm sure the fawning schoolgirl-crushing local media will ask him some real tough questions, over hot dogs and pop.
Meanwhile...Lay off employees, screw over faculty and staff, while the "foundation" quietly transfers $650k to the athletics program, the university uses tuition dollars to pay for a 4.5 million home for the "private" foundation, and Tressel hands one of his buddies a residential housing deal without bidding it out.
June 18, 2015 at 2:41 p.m.
The YSU Foundation, according to its website, is a private foundation with over $200million in assets. So why is the university spending $4.5 million on it's headquarters, money that will be paid back from student tuition dollars?
June 13, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.
We have this sometimes-neat chip on our shoulders. But too often, the chip becomes an attitude, and quickly a bad one. We seem to especially develop a chip when someone else does better.
- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/feb/22...
May 24, 2015 at 10:35 a.m.
However, it would be a mistake for ACE or any of the other unions at YSU to assume that the trustees and President James P. Tressel have control over the urban institution’s future. - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/may/12...
HUH? Really? Aren't they the ones who keep funneling money to the football program while cutting academics just to please the Youngstown Good Ol Boys crony network? The ones who have no experience or deep knowledge of higher ed and no plan or vision for the future but a return to to the "good old days"?
May 18, 2015 at 3:35 p.m.
And while we're at it--how about actually reporting how much taxpayer funds go to salaries? Media give the impression that all of these salaries are 100 percent taxpayer funded like regular city and state workers--they're not. Seems to me that it'd be pretty easy to find out what percentage of these salaries are ACTUALLY funded by taxpayers--can't be 100 percent or even close when the state subsidy is not even 20 percent.
May 18, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.
YSU students pay around $800.00 of their tuition to support athletics and both the YSU Foundation funds and the "reserve" are also essentially slush funds for the football and basketball programs. Try some reporting on the real causes of YSUs financial crisis instead of scapegoating the working class.
May 18, 2015 at 9:06 a.m.
More accurately: YSU creates two new high-paid administrative jobs to award to Tressel and BOT cronies.
March 12, 2015 at 3:54 p.m.
Let's not forget Brown--Redemption U is one way to put it, Cronies College is another, what's the old saying YSU=You Screwed Up--kind of rings true here eh?
March 8, 2015 at 4:18 p.m.
Sciortino gives out selective raises during an investigation of his office? Sounds like tax-payer funded hush money.
March 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.