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.
steivo, just giving more evidence regarding how much you assume all kinds of things without knowing anything at all.
August 9, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.
steivo = idiot who does not know his state's local governmental history, but has lots of feelings about it all anyway.
August 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Um, if people want YSU to freeze tuition, then they need to vote out Kasich in November. He is the person who has defunded education year after year in Ohio. He is the reason why YSU has a deficit this large. Someone further up in the comments says that the university is funded by the state. They are wrong. The state barely funds 20% of the budget at this point, and not four years ago, it funded 80%. Do the math, idiots. Your conservative governor SUCKS.
And the employees of YSU, as well as the students (by way of rising tuition to cover the loss of state funding), all pay for it in the end.
Your governor is robbing the state blind.
And you all think it's some employees. Your brain is made for analysis. USE IT.
August 7, 2014 at 2:53 p.m.