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hilljack56 commented on Athens Voice 9-4-19

In regard to the Hocking College football team, there are some valid complaints that don't have anything to do with the critic being a racist. One is that students who are all too often academically ill prepared for college work are recruited to play football but do not receive the basic …

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I honestly think this could be a slippery slope. It's an oft-told story: two newspapers combine business operations after one is bought by the other. Before long --poof--one of the papers disappears. That would be loss for our community.



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The problem is, these changes have not produced better programs for students. The programs have had the heart cut out of them with the loss of so many qualified faculty members. Believe me, they were not teaching there as part of a so-called jobs program. It was a passion for many of thos…

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hilljack56 commented on Athens Voice 5-16-19

The people referred to as "disgruntled former employees" are actually people who care deeply about the future of Hocking College and are distressed to see the mockery that has been made of a fine institution. One thing this critic would not have done is start a football team. Young…

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hilljack56 commented on Athens Voice 5/13/2019

I think it would be interesting to know about all the programs that have been DIS-continued or jeopardized since Betty has been there. I have heard that fire science and police science majors are now gone, though a police academy still exists. Previous reporting indicated that some aspects o…

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Good for you, A-News for covering this important story. It is obvious there is a wellspring of concern for this troubled college and its downward trajectory. But there is no savior waiting in the wings--not the Board of Regents or any regulatory body. What would it take to get a group of alu…

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If the faculty or other employees are working under unsafe/illegal conditions, they need to rise up and walk out. Keeping quiet does not save one's job; speaking as one voice might.

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hilljack56 commented on Athens Voice 3-20-19

As you can see by these comments, this topic of fighting at a publicly funded college is clearly a matter of public interest. How about a news story, A-News? Why not ask Betty and the board what is going on?

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hilljack56 commented on Athens Voice 3-20-19

These so called "fight clubs" are a disaster waiting to happen. Students fighting in the dorms without protective gear while others watch and bet on the outcomes--what kind of education is this? Betty Young should (finally) be held accountable for this latest moral stain on Hocking…

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Just a couple of years ago they fired very capable, experienced teachers for alleged lack of credentials. I wonder how they justify hiring students to teach the classes.