Posted: May 18, 2011 6:07 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: May 18, 2011 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - The controversial merger of Southern University of New Orleans and the University of New Orleans is no longer being considered by the state Legislature, according to lawmakers.
The Legislative Black Caucus put out a release Wednesday afternoon saying the Speaker of the state House, Rep. Jim Tucker, told them he would not continue pursuing the merger. The release said Tucker did not have the votes needed to pass the measure.
Instead, the caucus said they were supporting a compromise to move UNO into the University of Louisiana system. It is currently part of the LSU system.
We'll have more on this announcement tonight on News 2 at 10.
LLBC News Release - SUNO Merger Will Not Be Pursued.pdf