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  • University of New Orleans touts economic impact

    June 18, 2016 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At a time when state government budget problems make future funding for college campuses uncertain, the University of New Orleans is making the case for its importance to the New Orleans area economy. The university has released an analysis by its Division of Business and Economic Research... more »
  • Two dead in California campus shooting Wednesday

    June 1, 2016 1:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Chief says the UCLA shooting was a murder-suicide and the campus is now safe. A LAPD statement says the two people who are dead were both male, but provides no other identification. Police reported an hour after the shooting that two... more »
  • Obama: US in 'better place' than when he graduated college

    May 7, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has told Howard University's Class of 2016 that the country is "a better place today" than it was when he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. He says America is "by almost every measure" better now. Obama also says the country "also happens to be... more »
  • WATCH: Miles ready as NCAA allows coaches to text recruits Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks the first day college coaches can contact high school recruits via texting. In a video posted on Facebook, LSU Coach Les Miles did a series of finger stretches to prepare. The NCAA deregulated electronic communication between coaches and recruits, meaning coaches can now send... more »
  • Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

    April 16, 2016 3:29 PM

    GUN BARREL CITY, Texas - A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress - a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City,... more »
  • Students out of time to raise ACT score

    April 14, 2016 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students hoping to boost their ACT scores to save their TOPS scholarships have run out of time. The last day to take the test to qualify for the next school year was Saturday. Before the latest round of state budget cuts were announced, students only needed an... more »
  • Southern distances itself from accused gunman, football recruit Play Video

    April 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University said it was still trying to determine its relationship with the 22-year-old accused in a weekend shooting where two students were killed. Ernest Bernard Felton was arrested Sunday, hours after the shooting at an off-campus apartment complex closer to LSU than SU. Monday,... more »
  • How will lawmakers curb TOPS spending? Play Video

    April 6, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The House Education Committee met Wednesday to feel out plans to curb TOPS spending. Lawmakers tossed out some ideas but didn’t agree on any one plan. One proposal would raise the minimum grade point average requirement from 2.3 to 2.5. Another plan would require students to... more »
  • College goes on lockdown after light saber mistaken for gun

    March 16, 2016 4:43 PM

    EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - A New York college that went on lockdown over a report of a gun on campus says the weapon turned out to be a light saber. Students and staff members at Farmingdale State College on Long Island were told to shelter in place Wednesday while police... more »
  • Four candidates for SU Law Center post announced Thursday

    February 25, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search committee looking to select the next chancellor of the Southern University Law Center will pick from four candidates announced Thursday morning. Three of the four candidates are closely tied to the university already as internal candidates. The other is a state appellate court judge... more »
  • Wednesday traffic problems continue on I-10 E at College Drive

    February 17, 2016 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The traffic headache is continuing for drivers in Baton Rouge. Less than an hour after I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge re-opened, traffic officials shut down two lanes of I-10 East at College Drive due to an accident. According to DOTD, the two center lanes re-opened... more »
  • High school seniors speak out about TOPS cuts

    February 12, 2016 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Decision day for Louisiana high school seniors might have gotten more difficult Thursday. While the TOPS crisis is at least partially cleared up for now, students are worried that the money won't be there for their entire college career. "I can't stay at a college... more »
  • Environmental engineer the first LSU student in Jeopardy! tournament

    January 27, 2016 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU environmental engineering senior will be the university's first student to appear in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship Tournament this week. Kevin Brown is a Boise, Idaho native and a 2012 Flagship Scholar recipient. He and 14 other students will compete for a grand prize of... more »
  • Two-alarm fire destroys Baton Rouge apartment Play Video

    January 23, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three apartments were damaged after a kitchen fire Saturday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call around 4:30 a.m for a fire at 460 Community College Dr. Firefighters arrived on scene to find Unit 1 engulfed in flames. The fire reached the attic... more »
  • Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

    January 20, 2016 2:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The final run for the current version of the SAT college entrance exam comes this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A revamped version of the SAT debuts in March. ... more »
  • Oregon St suspends Reid minimum 4 games for tripping ref

    January 18, 2016 5:02 PM

    Oregon State has suspended Jarmal Reid at least four games for tripping a referee during Sunday night's loss at Utah. Coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension on Monday. Reid also issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Tinkle said Reid's conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional... more »
  • Murray's 14 points lead No. 9 Kentucky women over Auburn

    January 17, 2016 3:43 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Taylor Murray scored a career-high 14 points to lead No. 9 Kentucky to a 54-47 victory over Auburn on Sunday. Murray hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining after Auburn rallied from a 47-37 deficit to pull within 47-45. Kentucky made four of six free throws in... more »
  • Condoleeza Rice says leave playoff at 4 teams

    January 14, 2016 3:51 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - College Football Playoff selection committee member Condoleeza Rice said she likes the four-team format and doesn't want to expand to eight. Speaking Thursday at the NCAA's annual convention, the former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost said she doesn't want to extend the competition calendar. Young... more »
  • Swinney confident star DE Lawson will play vs Alabama

    January 4, 2016 1:25 PM

    CLEMSON, S. C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is confident All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury. Lawson leads the Tigers (14-0) with 10 1/2 sacks and is... more »
  • Ohio State star Bosa ejected from Fiesta Bowl for targeting

    January 1, 2016 3:57 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ohio State's NFL-bound defensive end Joey Bosa was ejected from the Fiesta Bowl in the first quarter for targeting. The penalty came when Bosa lowered his head and hit Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer in the midsection with the crown of his helmet with 5:26 left in... more »
  • Tennessee routs No. 12 Northwestern 45-6 in Outback Bowl

    January 1, 2016 3:53 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Joshua Dobbs threw for 166 yards and ran for two touchdowns Friday, helping Tennessee cap its best season in eight years with a 45-6 rout of No. 12 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Dobbs scored on runs 14 and 18 yards, while Jalen Hurd ran for 130... more »
  • Suspected shooter in parking lot murder still at large

    December 24, 2015 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man suspected of killing another man in a parking lot earlier this week as Glenn Spears of Baton Rouge. Spears was wanted as of Christmas evening. He will be charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and illegal use of weapon once he's... more »
  • Healthcare and higher ed could be broke by spring Play Video

    December 14, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health care and higher education could be broke by spring if money isn't raised for state services. There's a $227 million shortfall for Medicaid and the college tuition program, TOPS, according to Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project. "This is an extremely serious situation," said Moller.... more »
  • College Football Playoff is set

    December 6, 2015 12:57 PM

    Top-seeded Clemson will play No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Alabama gets No. 3 Michigan State at the Cotton Bowl in the New Year's Eve semifinals of the College Football Playoff. The selection committee revealed the pairings for second playoff Sunday, a day after the top... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Traveling Tigers send off Play Video

    November 6, 2015 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tigers are heading to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, and some faithful LSU fans are going to be right behind them. Friday morning, News 2's Josh Eachus met up with some members of the LSU Alumni Association at The Cook Hotel to find... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E before college

    October 29, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East following an earlier accident, but congestion is still lingering. Traffic remains backed up to LA-1 on I-10 East and Capitol Access on I-110 South. more »
  • SLU runs past Houston Baptist 22-7

    October 24, 2015 6:26 PM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kody Sutton rushed for 156 yards on 23 carries and D'Shaie Landor passed for 167 yards and one score as Southeastern Louisiana ran past Houston Baptist 22-7 on Saturday. Southeastern Louisiana (4-3, 3-2 Southland Conference), which totaled 455 yards (288 rushing) while limiting the Huskies to 199... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed, 2 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

    October 23, 2015 5:02 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN.- Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's verified Twitter account, the fatal shooting Thursday night was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • LSU's Pocic, Guice pick up SEC honors

    October 12, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference named LSU center Ethan Pocic and running back Derrius Guice for two player of the week awards after the Tigers' win over South Carolina. The SEC tapped Pocic as Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Guice was named Freshman of the Week. ... more »
  • ESPN to carry LSU vs USC on Saturday

    October 8, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff and television times have been finalized for Saturday's game at LSU. LSU said ESPN will televise their game against South Carolina Saturday in Tiger Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff will air on ESPN. Details: http://t.co/2UxzPV8LPd Tickets: http://t.co/DDOu2XrChx pic.twitter.com/6WtlFtPavz —... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... more »
  • Train hero missed college rampage due to TV show

    October 2, 2015 4:01 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - One of three young Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train this summer would have been at an Oregon community college where a shooter killed nine people if he had not been rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC News reported Friday that... more »
  • Shooter, 13 others dead at Oregon college

    October 1, 2015 2:40 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says 13 people are dead after a 20-year-old male gunman opened fire at a community college in the rural city of Roseburg. The shooting happened Thursday morning on the campus of Umpqua Community College, about 180 miles south of Portland. Authorities... more »
  • Fournette on sitting out 2016: 'I'm drowning with my brothers' Play Video

    September 30, 2015 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SEC defensive units should be warned: Leonard Fournette's not going anywhere. LSU's record-setting running back responded late Tuesday to an NBC Sports article suggesting he sit out the 2016 season to avoid injuring himself and hurting his NFL potential. He says that isn't in the cards.... more »
  • LSU's prez wants next governor to stabilize higher education funding Play Video

    September 28, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's president wants the next governor to put his money where his mouth is. President F. King Alexander told the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday he wants the next governor to help stop slashing state funds for colleges, invest in workforce training, and provide more money... more »
  • Tulane athletic director Dickson to retire in May

    September 25, 2015 5:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson, who led the effort to bring football Saturday's back to campus from the Superdome, says he will retire next May. Dickson has held his current post since 2000 and oversaw not only the construction of new facilities, but also the rebuilding... more »
  • Armed man arrested after standoff near BRCC

    September 25, 2015 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after officers said he tried to rob a woman with a knife, then barricaded himself inside a home near Baton Rouge Community College. Cpl. J'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said officers were able to get the man out and apprehend him... more »
  • Study: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

    September 21, 2015 4:27 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - At a time when colleges and universities are under pressure to combat sexual assault, a new survey offers a sharper picture of just how widespread the problem is. Of the 150,000 female students who responded to a survey of undergraduate woman, nearly a quarter said they had... more »
  • Police say Delta State shooter left note of apology

    September 15, 2015 2:36 PM

    GAUTIER, Miss. - Police in Mississippi say the man suspected of shooting two people Monday on opposite ends of the state called police after what's believed to be the first shooting and said he'd shot and killed the woman he lived with. Authorities in Gautier said Shannon Lamb called... more »
  • No. 18 Auburn DB Josh Holsey out for season with torn ACL

    September 15, 2015 2:05 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn defensive back Joshua Holsey tore his left ACL for the second time and is out for the season. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn announced the extent of Holsey's injury Tuesday. The senior started at nickel back for the 18th-ranked Tigers against Jacksonville State but was injured... more »
  • Police: 5 NYC frat members arrested so far in pledge hazing death

    September 15, 2015 11:32 AM

    POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) - Five people, including the former national president of a fraternity, have been charged in the death of a New York City college freshman during a brutal hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, police said Tuesday. Fraternity members at Baruch College physically abused Chun "Michael" Deng, then tried... more »
  • Police: DSU shooting suspect is dead

    September 14, 2015 12:05 PM

    CLEVELAND, Miss. - The suspect in two shooting deaths in Mississippi was returning from Arkansas when a license plate reader scanned his plates on a bridge over the Mississippi River. Police began tailed Shannon Lamb's car, but did not try to pull him over. The suspect eventually pulled the... more »
  • Tim Tebow returns to SEC Network after cut by Eagles

    September 10, 2015 1:54 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tim Tebow is returning to the broadcast booth a week after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Florida quarterback will be back on the air with the SEC Network as a college football analyst. He'll resume his role on the network's two-hour pregame show starting... more »
  • Southern, Miss. Valley State look for more even matchup

    September 10, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University and Mississippi Valley State hope to get their feet back under their teams this weekend in a more even matchup than their respective openers. The Jags lost at Louisiana Tech 62-15, while the Delta Devils were shut out in New Mexico 66-0. Southern... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 West at College Drive following an earlier accident

    September 9, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West following an earlier accident. The incident has been moved to the right shoulder. Traffic from this incident has reached Bluebonnet Boulevard on I-10 West and Sherwood Forest Boulevard on I-12 West. more »
  • LSU drops in Coaches' Poll, remains #14 in AP poll after rain-out

    September 8, 2015 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU dropped two rankings in national college football polls, but remained ranked 14 in the Associated Press poll after Saturday's severe weather canceled their match against McNeese State. The Tigers dropped to No. 15 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll released Tuesday morning. Mississippi State,... more »
  • Defending national champs start a new season tonight

    September 7, 2015 11:10 AM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Last season Ohio State won its last 13 games to clinch the first true national championship of college football. The lone loss of the season came in the opening home game for the Buckeyes as they were shocked by visiting Virginia Tech 35-21. The win by... more »
  • Students ask federal government to erase their college debt

    September 3, 2015 9:32 AM

    WASHINGTON- Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to forgive their college loan debt, asserting their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects. The figure represents an unprecedented spike in what's called a "borrower's defense" claim following the collapse Corinthian Colleges for-profit college chain, which had... more »
  • Thousands of freshmen move onto LSU's campus on move in day Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 3500 freshmen moved onto campus Wednesday. More than six hundred volunteers helped the students get their bags into the dorms. Food and drinks were provided for the students and their families as some of them said their final goodbyes before the start of the semester. "... more »
  • Public meeting set to discuss future of LSU's newspaper

    August 10, 2015 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU students and alumni have been voicing concerns over ongoing discussions about possibly cutting the print schedule of the university's storied Daily Reveille campus newspaper. A public meeting scheduled Aug. 22 will give them a chance to discuss the future of campus media with LSU leaders. Supporters are... more »
  • College football player killed after burglary attempt

    August 8, 2015 11:41 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Christian Taylor, of... more »
  • See LSU's practice schedule here

    August 4, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team reports to campus Wednesday and practice begins Thursday. Tuesday afternoon, the squad released its practice schedule. It includes three scheduled scrimmages: August 15, August 22 and August 25. "This is always an exciting time of year," coach Les Miles said in... more »
  • IRS: College tax status not at risk over gay marriage

    July 29, 2015 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says religious colleges that don't accept gay marriage aren't at immediate risk of losing their tax-exempt status. At a Senate hearing, Utah Republican Mike Lee noted that Bob Jones University lost its tax-exempt status over its racial policies in the 1970s. Lee... more »
  • ACT Prep Academy Play Video

    July 13, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge and the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives are teaming up to offer an ACT preparation academy and college readiness information session for high school students in the area. The ACT Preparation Academy will have representatives from colleges and universities who... more »
  • Bossier community college, LSU sign engineering agreement

    July 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Officials with Bossier Parish Community College and LSU-Baton Rouge have signed an articulation agreement between the two schools The agreement says students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at BPCC will be able to transfer all credit hours to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.... more »
  • College party gets furry

    June 27, 2015 5:00 PM

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A college party got a little wilder than expected when a black bear showed up. Authorities say the bear crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Emergency officials received a flood of 911 calls after the 300-... more »
  • Some Louisiana universities to test new admission standards

    June 18, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Board of Regents has agreed to test new admissions standards for some of Louisiana's universities. Under the new policy, four-year regional institutions will be able to admit students who require a developmental, or remedial course. Currently, a student who scores on the ACT below an 18... more »
  • Lawmakers enter the final day of session Play Video

    June 11, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday is the final day for state lawmakers to get work done at the Capitol. It's the last day of the legislative session, and after two months the budget is still a hot topic. The Senate passed a budget earlier this week, but the House rejected it.... more »
  • Southern president-chancellor search down to 2 candidates

    June 9, 2015 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University's search for a new president and chancellor is now down to two finalists, after one person said he's no longer interested in the job. Chicago Family Health CEO Barrett Hatches was among the six people who interviewed for the newly merged position last month. But recently,... more »
  • Life in Louisiana after graduation Play Video

    May 14, 2015 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Graduation season is coming to the close, and thousands of graduates are starting the job search. Louisiana has one of the fastest growing job markets in the country, and it's expected to sustain that growth for at least the next eight years. The career field is looking... more »
  • College-brewed beer

    April 24, 2015 5:23 AM

    POMONA CA.- Studying for a bachelor's in beer? Or perhaps a master's in malt? Those degrees aren't out there yet but more college students are learning to brew craft beer as part of their studies these days. At California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, students are not just making beer... more »
  • LSU's credit outlook lowered

    April 23, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The financial situation at Louisiana's flagship university continues to get worse. Moody's Investor Service has lowered LSU's credit outlook. State treasurer, John Kennedy, says the move is due largely in part to slash state funding. This is just the most recent blow to higher education schools across... more »

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