gdog, sorry, I meant handymandave, the comment above yours!
June 4, 2014 at 7:59 p.m.
King Obama is the problem? Are you serious, gdog? You clearly don't understand that YSU is a STATE university, and that governor Kasich has changed the funding formula for public universities in Ohio that has forced them to get the money they need to operate from increases in student tuition (note that he is who gives state universities permission to do so, and every year he does!), as well as from cutting faculty, staff, and other employees, just to keep running. It's a shame that some people can't come out from the shells of their political identities for just an instant to observe some FACTS.
And as for you, georgejeanie, what a ignorant person you are. The people who have been laid off are middle management and staff members, apparently, who work 40 hours a week, or MORE. Clearly you're a hater of faculty, which you assume don't work 40 hours a week, just because they're not in their classrooms 24/7. As if they don't need to prep for classes, plan lessons, gather materials, write BOOKS so they can continue on in their positions as relevant EXPERTS in their fields, so that the education they provide your children is actually valid!
Ignorant people who don't understand what universities are and how they function should shut their pie holes, and go back to watching Fox news, and thinking it's actually news.
June 4, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.
Seriouslee, you would think that reporters would be frothing at the mouth to find out why they've gone from 6 to 10 million deficit seemingly overnight, but you would be assuming that we have a local newspaper that does investigative journalism, and that cares about finding the truth. The Vindy only cares about reporting whatever is uttered out of YSU's marketing department's mouth, as if that is the truth instead of spin-talk to the community at large for the board of trustees.
June 4, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.
Annie Gillam has GOT to GO!
She abuses her position on council and doesn't even attempt to hide it. This is a position that needs to have an open call for applications!!!! Not hiring a friend!!!! That's called cronyism!!
Hopefully when they redistrict the wards, she and her husband, who constantly go back and forth as councilman for their ward, will get cut out!
June 4, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.
Bishop Murray doesn't sound like he's following the path of the new Pope at all. You would think he would see this as a participation in white flight and classist behavior. Clearly he's motivated more by $$$. Not what Jesus would do.
December 8, 2013 at 7:50 p.m.
So many silly low-intelligence people on the Vindy comment threads.
There is already a bodega downtown, selling liquor and wine and beer and sandwiches. It's called Downtown Circle.
They do a good business. No crime or theft problems.
So the dumby dumb dumbs in here should probably go put their thumbs up their butts.
Oh wait. That's where they already are.
November 25, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
Kasich is a loser. He thinks people are dumb enough to play the game of Hate the Public Worker or Hate the Teachers, instead of looking in his direction back in Columbus, where he's the one running the game, turning people against each other while he picks our pockets. Continues to take our tax money but not to return it in the form where it would do our public any good. Then forces us to raise levies to pay more on top of what he's raked in behind his desk. I can't wait to cast my vote against this foul man in his re-election bid.
September 10, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.
September 10, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.
He would like to see 5 million in the endowment fund. Sounds like he's telling the Richie Richs who want him to move the school to put their money where their mouths are. Pay up, and then we'll move.
That's a decent maneuver on his part, if in fact it's a maneuver.
If he's just bluffing and they move anyway, it was all for show for the public to make it look like he cared.
September 4, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.
uncommonsense, otter is right, actually, and you're version of YSU is outdated. Many people come to YSU from all over the states and from other countries at this point, but I'm sure you don't have that data in front of you and are just speaking out of what it used to be.
In any case, YSU is doing nothing different here than any of the other state universities that have been shafted by Governor Kasich in his defunding of higher education. Like Grilli said in the article above, university's run on two things: state funding and tuition. If state funding declines, they need to make up that loss elsewhere. Predominantly it means a raise in tuition. If it isn't that, they'll find other ways to charge to accrue the money they need to operate. It's simple math.
June 5, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.