Posted: Feb 23, 2012 2:57 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - A year after his proposal to merge Southern University at New Orleans with a neighboring institution failed, Gov. Bobby Jindal visited the SUNO campus for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Thursday's event marked the opening of a new $3.8 million building for SUNO's School of Business.
Jindal said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has dedicated $105 million to Katrina-related repairs at the SUNO campus, which was severely damaged by the 2005 storm.
He hailed the new building as a place where students will be given the tools to compete for jobs with students around the world.
In 2011, Jindal proposed merging historically black SUNO with the nearby University of New Orleans. The proposal met with strong resistance among SUNO supporters. It failed in the Legislature.