Demand Drives Library to Double Mobile WiFi Devices

POLAND, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County could double the number of WiFi Mobile Hotspots it has available to borrowers as soon as early 2017. Demand for the units, which provide bandwidth for up to 10 devices for library patrons who lack an internet connection, far exceeds expectations, Heidi Daniel, library […]

Kent State Establishes Brain Health Research Institute

KENT, Ohio – The Kent State University Board of Trustees voted this week to create the Brain Health Research Institute, providing new support for existing research programs at the university and allowing researchers to collaborate between departments, colleges and campuses. More than 50 faculty members are involved in brain health research at the university, making […]

YSU Grant Awards Reach Five-Year High

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than $7.5 million grants were awarded to faculty and staff at Youngstown State University over the course of fiscal year 2016, the highest amount in five years. In total, 83 grants were awarded, up from 67 grants totaling $4.6 million the year before. “We certainly had a banner year thanks to […]

Grove City College Improves to 4th in Online Ranking

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Christian Universities Online ranked Grove City College fourth on its list of top colleges that surpass benchmarks for success. The college improved its standing from last year, when it was 14th on the list. The website’s “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations 2017” list highlights “schools which have proven […]

Project PASS Deemed a Success by YSU, City Schools

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Officials and teachers from Youngstown City Schools and Youngstown State University gathered Wednesday at William Holmes McGuffey Elementary to announce that second- and third-grade students in YSU’s Project PASS program made significant gains in reading proficiency. Project PASS — Penguin Assistants for Student Success — began in early 2015 with the goal […]

Covelli to Address YSU Fall Commencement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sam Covelli, owner and CEO of Covelli Enterprises in Warren, will speak at Youngstown State University’s fall commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Covelli also will be awarded an honoraree degree at the ceremony. Olivia Johnson, who receives a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, will be the student speaker. During her studies at […]

YSU Board Extends Tressel’s Contract as President

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The president of Youngstown State University, Jim Tressel, has extended his contract to lead the urban research institution through June 30, 2018, and possibly through June 30, 2021. Tressel agreed to remain as president at the same salary as when he took the helm July 1, 2014 — $300,000 – but committed […]

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades YSU’s Bond Rating to A+

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Citing increasing enrollment, a strong financial profile and management policies, Standard & Poor’s has upgraded Youngstown State University’s bond rating to A+, the university announced this morning. In addition, Moody’s Investors Services kept its rating of the university as A2, indicating a “stable outlook.” “These ratings signify to investors that YSU represents […]

YSU Honors College Receives Grant to Help Homeless

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $2,661 grant will support efforts by students in Youngstown State University’s Honors College to expand educational and service efforts to the homeless and hungry of the Youngstown area, including a student service retreat over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend in January. YSU received the Iowa Campus Compact grant as part […]

YSU Inks Pacts With Asian Universities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University signed partnership agreements with nearly a dozen Asian universities this fall as part of an ongoing effort to expand international education initiatives. Representatives from YSU visited China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan over the course of four weeks earlier this fall, meeting with officials from 23 universities to discuss […]


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