So sad that some troll has to come into a forum like this, where family members are trying to use their son as an example for others to beware of the dangers of drugs, and wag their finger.
Shame on you, AtownAugie, shame on you for being a piece of crap person.
July 13, 2015 at 5:10 p.m.
Along with those stats, there are plenty of other studies that have evaluated Youngstown, Ohio to be not just an economically devastated community, but an environment within which the population faces a greater struggle with quality of life issues, depression (medical sort, not just economic) and whatnot. In many ways, the economic depression gives way to a lot of psychological and biologic and environmental problems. Sometimes a job is just a job, and you make decisions to find a job elsewhere.
If you want to bring the best and brightest here, you'd have to offer them more.
If you want to run an average or below average university, then they can keep on running things as they are at YSU. No skin off my back, really.
July 13, 2015 at 3:44 p.m.
Also, where was this story when contracts for the faculty were actually being negotiated?
Such ODD timing, Vindy.
July 12, 2015 at 2:24 p.m.
YSU professors across the board don't make 85,000 dollars, idiots who don't know how to understand what salary averages mean.
Most YSU assistant professors make 50,000 dollars a year.
Most associate professors make 63,000 dollars a year.
Most full professors make 72,000 dollars a year.
I suggest that people should refrain from posting their "expert" opinions when they in fact don't know what they're talking about.
July 12, 2015 at 2:18 p.m.
A mindset where "the cost of living here means you make less" is especially ignorant when you consider that the people you're trying to draw here to work are used to. They have to come to Youngstown and while the cost of living is low, the place absolutely sucks compared to what they're used to. They don't CARE about the cost of living here. They LEAVE because that just doesn't make up for the suckitude of the place. YSU should actually be paying a higher salary to faculty they want to keep here, because those faculty, I guarantee it, are looking to leave.
July 12, 2015 at 2:17 p.m.
Looks like fracking didn't save the day, did it, Vindy!?!?
July 9, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.
Wow, someone knows how to do research better than Vindy opinionators. I'm SHOCKED! SHOCKED!
Congresswatcher has it right. The majority of people in this valley think football is going to bring the region success. Forget about educating the populace for better jobs or to give birth to the next entrepreneur with an incredibly idea. That's so dumb. Let's tailgate!!!
December 7, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
badeepster, I did as you suggested--the reporter's job here--and looked up the conference to find out what comparable salaries for faculty at those schools in the conference YSU insists on playing in are.
My findings are laughable. If YSU wanted to compare themselves academically with how the faculty at those same schools are treated, people would have the biggest fit in the world. Because they're treated incredibly better than YSU profs are.
Also, yeah, difference between those schools and here are that people actually attend the games. Sometimes they even win!
December 7, 2014 at 10:13 p.m.
What are the comparable institutions? I wonder if they are the same ones they use to compare YSU faculty salaries with, which are actually community colleges and state colleges far behind YSU like Shawnee State. More information would make this newspaper more credible.
December 7, 2014 at 5:11 p.m.
Haha, Fence-sitter-Desouza. One week coming from one point of view, the following week miming the opposite. No wonder no one really likes his opinions. They're so clearly arranged to inflame and annoy, rather than be informative and thought through carefully, maybe examining as many sides of an issue as possible in one go. You get what you pay for here, folks. Blah, blah, blah, 24/7.
And as for no shortage of academics, nope there isn't. But just as above, you get what you pay for. You can replace academics, and the ones you bring in won't be the grateful slaves you'd like them to be. They'll just be the next set of people to look around at YSU's administration behind the curtains and the smoke and mirrors that the media around here like to put up around the upper levels of that place, and they'll see what's up there in no time, and then the entire situation will replicate itself. Do you really think all things in life are solved by throwing out hundreds of people? Silly simpletons think like that. People who understand that life is more complicated know that resolutions are often complex matters.
Ugga buggah. Ugga buggah boo, say the haters.
December 7, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.