Ugh. Here we go again. Just in time for negotiations, the same Ol' DeSouza line. The new funding formula is not a secret nor a surprise, so why didn't leadership prepare for it? How could they have been expecting a "bump" from the formula? Instead of always blaming those awful greedy employees for the university's woes, try finding out: a.) Do these woes actually exist and what really caused them? b.) How is it that YSU goes from balancing the budget to a big shortfall just in time for negotiations? Note three new executive positions created in the past six months with average $140K salaries, athletic fields constructed without all of the funding in place, a generally incompetent BOT. And on what basis do we get that Dr. A had a terrible time with faculty?
August 11, 2013 at 9:53 a.m.
This BOT seems to have some serious issues. First the brilliant idea of a President's mansion at a price tag of 4.5 million, then the unbelievable micro-managing of every aspect of the university, all signs point to a rudderless ship.
As far as the tuition increase, YSU should have been increasing tuition all through the Sweet years when every other institution was doing it but the fundamental belief is that "bargain basement" is the university's strongest selling point. The university mirrors the city--great potential but no vision.
Oh and...at a time when other universities are shunning Chik-fil-a for its hefty contributions to antigay groups, YSU is courting the company--perfect.
June 5, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.
I wonder how much of a safety issue is really there? I mean other than parents perceiving that their children are in danger have there been actual crimes committed against students on the campus by non-students? I really don't know the answer to this--I'm sincerely asking have there been many documented reported crimes?
June 5, 2013 at 4:22 p.m.
Wow JS sure sounds a lot like good ol' Stan. And he's right. I have it on good information that Gays are obligated under the Gay Agenda to try to ply as many straights with liquor, drugs and money to try to convert them, and I'm sure JS, the gem that he is, was a prime target. In fact gays are given a direct allowance of cash, drugs and booze from their master, Satan, each month along with a quota. If they fail to make quota, their gym memberships are revoked and they are banned from Lady Gaga concerts until they get their numbers up.
May 12, 2013 at 5:42 p.m.