According to many who know, the Akron job is Tressel's to lose.
April 23, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.
I think everyone should have to work for the assistance they receive.
April 8, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
I am not at all sure that the trustees were honest with Dunn about the state of the university he was about to inherit - thus it really isn't surprising that he was less than forthcoming with the board. It all works out.
April 2, 2014 at 9:34 a.m.
I'll bet they are already packed. At least YSU won't have to work under a lame duck president until August - however, the collateral damage caused by what turned out to be interim and non-committed leadership will remain for quite awhile. I also wouldn't be so quick to anoint Jim Tressel.
March 6, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.
The problem is that institutions are loath to cut programs and majors because there are faculty positions - some tenure-track - associated with them. If the programs are eliminated - faculty have to have somewhere to teach. The slowness of the academy to adjust to market conditions will ultimately be its downfall. As long as tenured faculty fight the career readiness of the student body in favor of "education for education's sake," colleges like YSU will continue to see drops in enrollment.
March 3, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.
Perhaps he didn't realize the mess he had inherited from the previous administration. No one has heard anything conclusive yet regarding collaborative attempts to reduce the budget by millions - except that consensus has not yet been reached (and probably never will be). Youngstown State as an organization is a bit on the dysfunctional side. It remains siloed and each Dean is very turf-oriented. The structure of YSU today is at least forty years old. It has to change - but it won't. Oh and as for Jim Tressel - he will be the next president of the University of Akron.
February 17, 2014 at 2:53 p.m.
It is disgraceful that no one else wants to run for Mayor - however, who wants to buck the Democratic machine to do so? SMH
October 28, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
The more things change the more they stay the same. Outside of Mr. Beachum, who has served the district well and has earned his retirement, there is not one single person who is qualified to oversee a district that is in such terrible educational and financial shape. Of course there must be parent involvement for the students to thrive academically - that is why it is on of the components evaluated for each teacher. I noticed that none of the candidates have a plan to address that - or if they do - it was not shared or published. God help the City of Youngstown - the school district continues to deteriorate.
October 21, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
McNally was never "proven" innocent - the charges were dropped due to lack of cooperation by the FBI.
October 15, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.
That section of township road is narrow and can be treacherous. Thank God no one was hurt.
October 9, 2013 at 3:27 p.m.