I take these "lists" with a grain of salt most of the time.
Student success was never going to be high as long as the university was open enrollment. Let's face it - college isn't for everyone, and certainly those who learn early on they will be accepted and can take out student loans, never go to class, and never plan to pay them back aren't helping the numbers. YSU is now "open access" meaning that students with low test scores are are turned away or conditionally accepted. I'd love to see the criteria higher, but we are a state university...
As far as "rate my professor"...seriously? That is how you measure faculty? How often do people really go and rate people they are happy with?
Seriously though - we made the list. This is something over 1300 other colleges did not do. Like the article states, this was based off of data from the past few years. A lot of student related changes have been put in place - I'm looking for an increase.
As far as this week goes, I'm thankful we aren't the U of Akron!
PS: with regards to the number of students who transfer out - I'd be interested in the number who transfer back IN after "going away for a college experience" to Kent or Akron. I'm willing to bet it's a nice number.
July 30, 2015 at 8:48 a.m.
Just an FYI, there is a university about 1/4 mile from this new hotel. The only person who should be complaining, should be the Holiday Inn in Boardman, which currently handles 90% of the overnight guests of the university.
Between the university guests and events, the downtown area, and the Covelli shows, that hotel will do well.
To those who still haven't experienced downtown, you don't know what you are missing. We live in the 'burbs and frequent downtown more than we do Boardman now. (PS: I think the crime rate is lower downtown than it is in Boardman). Classes at YSU will be starting up soon and the students will be down there too!
July 21, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.
I'm trying to figure out if I'd rather this POS be behind bars or on the street with everyone knowing his story. I don't believe this is a coincidence either. That poor baby and her poor grandparents. May they all finally rest in peace.
March 31, 2015 at 2:51 p.m.
I'm trying to figure out I'd rather this POS be behind bars or on the street with everyone knowing his story. I don't believe this is a coincidence either. That poor baby and her poor grandparents. May they all finally rest in peace.
March 31, 2015 at 2:50 p.m.
In this day and age people should know if you don't have anything to hide, don't act like you have something to hide.
If I'm at a stoplight and some random person is videotaping me while standing on the sidewalk, I'm going to think it's strange, and would wonder what is going on with that tape (this person would then have my picture, license plate #, etc...). Yes, they have the right to tape, but I also have the right to know who they are and why they are taping. Had he complied with answering those questions, he more than likely would have been told he was creeping people out.
I think he baited the authorities on this one.
He's lucky some "joe 6 pack" who didn't appreciate his picture being taken didn't stop him first.
And that website....I just can't continue to suffer fools lightly.
March 27, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.
I wonder what happened. I read last week that he was asked to resign or retire, he agreed but only after the school agreed to send a letter out saying it was their idea. That doesn't sound like something someone would do if they had done something inappropriate.
Now UHS's principal is retiring. Hmmm....merger??
January 20, 2015 at 10:20 a.m.
This will be a great asset to the downtown/university area.
November 20, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
I'm sorry, I couldn't stop laughing past this sentence "then her husband reached for her cellphone — which the woman carried in her bra along with the gun"
How big of a bra is she wearing exactly, and did anyone look for Jimmy Hoffa in there too?
I feel like I spend half of my day shaking my head over stories about stupid people. Thanks for the laugh!
August 7, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
I give thanks every day for parents that raised us in a low/middle class loving atmosphere. We didn't have a lot of "extras" but we did have guidance/rules, love and a stable life (without drugs and crime). We were also expected to work hard and not expect anything to be given to us.
That being said, this child was failed by her birth family twice. She should have visited and been sent home with love and support. The scum who killed her should have been shot in the street as soon as he confessed.
July 3, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.
If this was any of your daughters, you'd be at City Hall with a pitchfork and torch!
June 17, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.