Clearly you don't understand what the 40k is, billdouche. It's not an incentive to retire. It's compensation for those already on their way out who had paid into the system that supported ETS for decades. Do you know what ETS is? Probably not. Maybe you should ask this fantastic newspaper to explain things like that, because they conveniently don't, leaving the average citizen uninformed about how to actually interpret the goings-on of their local community.
November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
No, oviets, it means that people realized you're too stupid to talk to.
November 2, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.
From what I understand, the YSU faculty isn't demanding MORE, they're drawing a line in the sand and saying NO MORE of this crap where the board and admin overspend, mis-appropriate money from healthcare funds to use in the general fund, and hire and appoint people without transparency, which I thought the Vindy was a big fan of, right? Am I right? Where's the transparency here?
And oh my lord, those quotes from Kasich show just how uneducated he is. He has no clue what deans are or what their function is. Higher Education, in his hands, will crumble. It already is. Ask around the entire state.
And believe me, your kids will keep getting their tuition raised until he's stopped.
October 30, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.
I think it's interesting how some people will leap to think of students as pawns in a potential faculty strike's game. Why do people never think of administration or Board of Trustees using students as a pawn in their game against employees?
It was the administration that withheld student loans from students three years ago, when faculty threatened to strike due to an outsized concessionary contract. The faculty called off that strike because they didn't want the administration to hold the students' money hostage. Who was playing a game there?
If you want to know the truth, all of this is due to Kasich's defunding of higher education. Four years ago, Ohio universities were funded 80% percent by the state. Now, they are funded 20% by the state. That means universities like YSU will be stripping money from faculty and ALSO from STUDENTS (and their parents) to make up for the loss of support from state government.
SO in the end, the faculty and staff are all being forced into lower quality job lives and STUDENTS too are being asked to pay MORE.
Who's playing a game here? I don't see admin taking less, or reducing their staff, do you? I don't see anyone trying to explain why all of this has actually occurred? I wonder why? I wonder how many board of trustee members were appointed by republican governors, and how by Kasich.
Maybe this is the makings of a good investigative report. I wonder if ANY local news outlet will ever look into it very deeply.
October 23, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.
Agreed, Seriouslee. Regardless of the various mathematical processes mentioned in the article, it seems the administration literally moved two million from employee health contributions into the general fund. That is not a normal, or legal, thing to do, regardless of how employee contributions are calculated.
Follow the money, folks, instead of being distracted by formulas that aren't a real answer. If admin moved money from a health care reserve to the general fund, then something illegal has occurred, period.
October 18, 2014 at 5:55 p.m.
Oh, steivo, you sound like a man who thinks he knows something.
Which you don't.
Because: dumb duh dumb dumb dumb!!!
August 13, 2014 at 2:14 a.m.
Oh my, barstoolie is sitting in his own stoolie. A professor makes a typo and barstoolie shats himself and whines and cries over it, claiming it's an international incident. What a disgrace. Talk about 2nd rate anything--you're a 5th rate person. Your child couldn't even succeed at YSU, that place of such disrepute you claim it to be. Go away, and bury yourself in your own feces.
August 12, 2014 at 9:37 p.m.
barstoolie must spend a lot of times on bar stools. Fired for a typo in a letter to the editor of a small town newspaper? You're crazy and I see that your education didn't "take" very well. A lot of times students who remain ignorant want to blame their ignorance on their teachers, instead of looking in the mirror and facing the fact that they're maybe just incredibly stupid and can't learn anything because of that.
August 12, 2014 at 5:29 p.m.
You might want to fact check that statement about Tressel being prohibited by state law from contract talks...
August 9, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.
People who take pleasure in the difficulties of an institute of higher learning and the people who make such an institute run are generally uneducated themselves.
August 9, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.