I think it was about the demolition of historic buildings. Come up with a viable adaptive reuse strategy for these landmarks and then include that in the proposal rather than demolition funds.
November 18, 2015 at 12:15 a.m.
YSU hasn't beat South Dakota since 2007, so I'm wondering why they designated this one as the Homecoming game...
October 17, 2015 at 9:09 p.m.
As I recall, initially Humphries refused to disclose who was on the "commission: with him, so secrecy WAS intended. It's also sad that these minutes are released by a political group and not the news media...
August 12, 2015 at 7:45 a.m.
It is common knowledge that three Deans have left for lateral positions (no increase in rank) because the place is going down the tubes. What you'll find, with faculty, and the union can't really say this, is that the most qualified professors, the ones with productive or promising research agendas and strong teaching will leave. Those who can't leave because of age, lack of productivity, poor teaching evaluations, are the ones who will stay. You get what you pay for.
July 12, 2015 at 7:36 p.m.
YSU has had a very hard time recruiting quality faculty over the past eight years. Time and again our first choices in searches turn us down because of the low pay, the highest workload in the state, and the crappy anti-intellectual climate.
July 12, 2015 at 10:36 a.m.
And let's not forget YSU faculty have THE highest workload in the state. It's be interesting to see how many faculty have left YSU for the same positions at other universities over the last two contracts.
July 12, 2015 at 10:29 a.m.
Art of not caring? How about the art of narcissism, egomania, or megalomania? Let's praise an incompetent and unqualified leader for his willingness to "plow" over best practices that ensure quality and rigor in higher ed and to work with the same old "private sector" cronies to accelerate Youngstown's race to the bottom.
July 8, 2015 at 9 a.m.
EVERYONE should be bothered by a secret plan led by The Chamber of Commerce and Coach Tressel, standard bearers for the good ol boys who know nothing about education and everything about cronyism and corruption. And the fact that local media is not pressing these "leaders" for the names of the gang of ten that hatched the plan is even more disturbing!
July 2, 2015 at 4:59 p.m.
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.