The plan is for STEM to be embedded in the kindergarten- through sixth-grade curriculum of partnering school districts. In seventh and eighth grade, those students would be housed in separate classrooms and in ninth and 10th, attend the academy.
Way to go!! Lets "embed" our FRACKING IS GOOD opinions on the next few generations and at the taxpayer's expense! Brilliant idea!
February 25, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.
Although I agree with most of this article, statements like the one below, make my blood boil.
"The continued decline in enrollment has forced the administration and trustees to reduce spending."
At least this writer did not use the words "budget cuts". I think even the employees at the Vindicator, which is 100% influenced by the higher ups and BOT at Y.S.U., realize there has been no formal plan to curtail spending. But there has not even been an informal plan, such as this sentence suggests. Probably because the so-called projected budget deficit does not exist. It cannot exist because it would be sheer negligence if budgets were not cut across the board. This administration is posturing because this is a union negotiation year plus it's time for it's annual tuition increase.
I could be wrong. In which case there will be big fat budget deficit and that will prove Y.S.U. has incompetent administrators at the helm. Maybe Dunn bailed for good reason.
February 24, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.
“It has caused unspeakable, unthinkable, unimaginable despair, pain and suffering and deep grief, emotionally and physically, to me and everyone around me,”
Did someone die? I didn't see that part. Talk about a pity party. How does this guy get 8 years when no one died? If a WASP committed this crime and they had both died, the WASP would get 18 months in prison. In fact I know someone who was in a very similar accident caused by a drunk driver and it never hit the papers. Took him years to recover. Lost every tooth in his mouth. Why didn't we just string this guy up outside the courthouse and hang him? Considering the level of pain felt by the victims and the fact that they will never recover, I think hanging the man might have helped them feel better, at least for a day or so.
January 31, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
Wow. I wish I could have an article in the paper everytime something brakes due to shoddy work, after more than a decade no less.
December 27, 2011 at 9:46 a.m.
I can see your point Samlam. Of course it's hard to really know what's going on with this guy and the cop too, but it sounds to me like the guy has a mental disability/illness and he was nervous, scared, confused, etc. Did the car really have no brakes? Where are the kids now? Nobody reports the story from that angle. $700K bond, really? I think the court pounced on this guy, just like the cop probably did. Better make sure this guy isn't out driving through stop signs or near his kids at Christmas. No wonder we have so much crime and murder in this town.
December 22, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
Here's a thought. Instead of pulling out those same articles that the Vindy uses every three years and just changing the dates, could the Vindy ask the YSU administration for a little transparency? Can we see the details of the $9 million deficit and how it became a $1 million deficit? While we are at it, can we see the credentials of whoever came up with those numbers? Can we also see who actually has received raises, un-openly in the recent year and the justification for those raises? All the things that are hinted at in these comments. Could a reporter actually, you know, ask....ask the university.........some verewy scarewy qwestions?
August 15, 2011 at 3:05 p.m.
Bertrum, I can't believe you would base your column on "rumblings".....rumors basically. But since you like to do that, base next weeks column on the reorganization the administration has planned for a certain division. Two people leave and they plan on hiring about 10 people to replace them. Some have even started receiving their new salaries before their new positions have been announced. These unions take all the heat, while administrators have their hands in the cookie jar, right at this moment. Bother to look a bit deeper, Bertrum, and give us a column worth reading....instead of your usual rantings about the unions.
August 9, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
Great people, doing great things.
July 7, 2011 at 8:51 a.m.
Ivan is a thug and is most likely behind the comments that praise him here. Suing his victim is a way to get his mug in the paper. God forbid we should forget about him. Sure he was "nice". "Nice" to all his cronies....got them unbelievable pay raises, helped them commit fraud, filed grievances against their bosses, and even got them free tuition. ( Needed his wife's help on that last one.) His "knowledge" and "experience" should have been applied to his job....then he might still have one. In reality, he's done and so is his "Union".
June 30, 2011 at 3:32 p.m.
Just wait. You haven't seen anything yet!
June 20, 2011 at 8:58 a.m.