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Southern collecting yearbook fees, but no book

3 years 5 months 3 days ago July 08, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Monday, July 08 2013 July 08, 2013 11:32 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Southern University has been collecting student fees for a yearbook that hasn't been produced for five years.

The report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office says Southern University collected nearly $817,000 from July 2008 through June 2012 in student fees for a yearbook. During the same time, the university spent nearly $234,000 from the account.

But the audit says the last Jaguar Yearbook issued was for the 2007-08 school year that ended before the $817,000 in fees were collected. And that last yearbook wasn't released until spring 2011.

Southern Chancellor James Llorens says in a response to the audit that a new director of student media was hired in 2012 and has been charged with dealing with the yearbook delays.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more on the situation tonight at 6 p.m.

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