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  • Tressel Receives Contract Extension

    Tressel Receives Contract Extension

    By Justin Wier Jim Tressel will remain president of Youngstown State University through June 2018 and possibly longer. The YSU Board of Trustees extended Tressel’s contract during their meeting on Thursday. The one-year agreement includes three separate options for one-year extensions. Tressel’s pay will remain …

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  • YSU Takes First Ethics Bowl

    YSU Takes First Ethics Bowl

    By Anthony Krim II Youngstown State University’s Ethics Bowl team took first place at the Regional Ethics Bowl competition on Nov. 12 and will compete in the national competition early next year. Tyler Miller-Gordon, Lindsay Heldreth, Jacob Schriner-Briggs and Rachael Jenkins represent YSU. They placed …

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  • YSU Moot Court Team Advances to Nationals

    YSU Moot Court Team Advances to Nationals

    By Jordan Unger Youngstown State University’s Moot Court teams competed at the Midwest Regional Tournament on Nov. 18 and 19 at the College of Wooster. Four YSU teams competed, with one team advancing to nationals. At the tournament, teams of two students studied case laws …

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  • Megan Evans Wins Prestigious Sociology Award

    Megan Evans Wins Prestigious Sociology Award

    By Raleigh Basinger Megan Evans, a Youngstown State University sociology, linguistics and English triple major, earned top honors for her research presentation on home ownership and impoverished people at a national sociology conference in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Her research presentation, “An Assessment of the Effects …

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  • Hackstedde Will Serve as YSU’s Newest Trustee

    Hackstedde Will Serve as YSU’s Newest Trustee

    By Samantha Phillips Anita Hackstedde was raised in the Mahoning Valley and received her undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University. Now she’s returning to serve as the newest member of the YSU Board of Trustees. “I have a tremendous interest in the success of YSU,” Hackstedde …

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  • ALEKS vs ACT: New Math Placement Test at YSU

    ALEKS vs ACT: New Math Placement Test at YSU

    By Alexis Timko Youngstown State University will begin using ALEKS to replace the ACT developed Compass Placement Test. ALEKS, or the Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces, is an adaptive web-based mathematics placement tool for students. YSU plans on implementing ALEKS for the spring 2017 …

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