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Academics, not athletics, must be primary mission of YSU

No, YSU is very cheap in paying professors. It's the reason why Dr. Vopat's roam YSU. They make damning mistakes in published articles. Aren't known scholars, and cannot connect with students.

My 2 year old nephew connects better with 18-22 year olds than Vopat does. His whole class is "How great Canada is and how the USA is awful".

If I had a college aged child, I would pay more money to send my child to better professors. But 2nd rate ones like Vopat won't and shouldn't cut it. He's the reason why YSU is unable to obtain students. His class was taught in the realm, you should thinks, act and talk like me. If you don't, you're wrong.

What have professors like Vopat done to warrant a raise? He published a union opinion piece in the Vindicator that contained multiple errors. He published an 8 paragraph piece that a high school student could easily do, and once again, he had multiple errors in it.

Now he wonders why the administration doesn't want to pay him? Of course they won't! Tressel should fire Vopat!

August 13, 2014 at 9:40 a.m. suggest removal

Academics, not athletics, must be primary mission of YSU

Sticks and stones tigerly. Dr. vopat's "typo" was maliciously done. A $17,500 cell phone bill is pennies to a University. What does this have to do with solving a multi million dollar deficit? YSU's problem is 2nd rate professors like Vopat. If I had a college aged child, I would never suggest they attend YSU and learn from professors who make intentional over exaggerated errors in an opinion piece.

August 12, 2014 at 6:54 p.m. suggest removal

Academics, not athletics, must be primary mission of YSU

The problem at YSU isn't athletics, it's professors like Dr. Vopat. As a graduate of YSU, I has Dr. Vopat as a student.

Reading this article I became very angry at athletics when I read they spend $175,000 on cell phone bills a year. I counted the number of staff officials and coaches at 80 on YSU's website. Quick math makes that an $182 a month bill, per staff member. Then I read the comments to see Dr. Vopat made an extremely outrageous error.

The fact that Dr. Vopat posted such misinformation in "the valley's newspaper" should be deemed enough to get him fired. However, because of the unions, he's safe.

Professors like him are the reason YSU struggle to bring in quality students and are the reason why students like me considered transferring.

August 12, 2014 at 4:31 p.m. suggest removal


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