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  • LSU professor fired for profanity, plans court fight

    June 29, 2015 9:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An LSU associate professor has been fired for using curse words and telling sexually-themed jokes to undergraduate students. However, Teresa Buchanan, says she is the victim of a "witch hunt." She plans to fight her dismissal in court. The dismissal of Buchanan, who specializes in early childhood education... more »
  • Redemptorist High School send-off

    June 29, 2015 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today, alumni and former faculty will say their final goodbyes to Redemptorist High School. After 68 years the school is closing due to money issues and dwindling enrollment. The school was founded in 1949 and enrolled about 1,100 students in 1980. However, in 2015 Redemptorist was... more »
  • LSU outlines dire budget scenarios, layoffs and course cuts

    February 6, 2015 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Internal documents prepared by LSU leaders said deep budget reductions proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal would force widespread layoffs across LSU campuses, shutter academic programs and lessen the value of the degrees students obtain. LSU campuses from Shreveport to New Orleans were asked to explain how a... more »
  • GSU establishes faculty, staff retiree association

    June 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University produces not only undergraduate and graduate students but also a large group of retirees. The News-Star reports GSU President Frank G. Pogue identified this ready-made pool of highly-qualified and skilled professionals and workers and recently established the Grambling State University Association for Retired Faculty and... more »
  • Alexander addresses LSU Faculty Senate

    March 22, 2013 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man hoping to become the next leader of the LSU System met with faculty members this morning on the main campus. Dr. King Alexander is the sole finalist selected by the search committee to serve as president and chancellor of the university. He currently... more »
  • LSU Faculty Senate votes 'no confidence' in board

    March 20, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's faculty leaders say they have no faith in the university system's governing board to make wise decisions, and they question the credentials of the contender to be system president. LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope said Wednesday that the group approved a "vote of no confidence"... more »
  • Southern faculty criticize online contract

    February 15, 2013 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University System President Ronald Mason spent the bulk of a Thursday faculty meeting fending off charges that he's recklessly negotiated a partnership with an online education service provider that will hurt the university in the long run. Members of Southern's Faculty Senate accused Mason of freezing... more »
  • TB tests pending for people at LHS, Truman

    December 18, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - About 200 students and faculty and staff members at Lafayette High School are awaiting the results of blood tests taken Monday that may indicate if they are positive for tuberculosis. Blood was drawn from those who had been identified as possibly having been exposed to an individual suspected... more »
  • Accreditation complaint filed in LSU job merger

    December 6, 2012 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of LSU's Faculty Senate has filed a formal complaint with the university's accrediting agency about plans to reorganize university system leadership. Kevin Cope said Thursday that he lodged a list of criticisms with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools about an LSU Board of... more »
  • Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    September 24, 2012 4:28 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the... more »
  • UNO's $12M budget cut includes 53 faculty, staff

    August 15, 2012 8:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The University of New Orleans is cutting $12 million from its budget through a combination of early retirements and the elimination of vacant positions to offset reductions by the state. UNO said Tuesday that about 25 faculty members and 28 staff members will be offered "incentivized... more »
  • Oregon student expelled over threat seeks return

    July 26, 2012 3:10 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland State University graduate student expelled after allegedly threatening violence against a faculty member wants to return to the university. Henry Liu has filed for an administrative review of his expulsion. A hearing is set for Aug. 3. The university banned Liu from campus... more »
  • LSU faculty targets attendance

    February 27, 2012 6:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some LSU faculty leaders are proposing the option of making class attendance a portion of students' final grades. The resolution, which is up for Faculty Senate approval next month, would give LSU faculty more leeway in determining grades beyond the current option of grading for "class participation."... more »
  • SU Faculty: 'We weren't paid"

    November 3, 2011 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some faculty members at Southern University said the school owes them money. Education professor Dr. Jacqueline Jacobs is missing $1,200 from her checking account that she is owed. "I was in shock when I saw all of these NSF charges," Jacobs said. Jacobs isn't alone;... more »
  • SU students, faculty learning more about exigency

    November 3, 2011 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University faculty and students are learning more about the university's financial emergency today. Faculty members are holding a meeting at this hour to ask questions and give suggestions as the university tries to pull itself out of a financial crisis. Meanwhile, the school's... more »
  • Southern declares financial emergency

    October 28, 2011 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Board members voted unanimously today to declare a financial emergency at Southern University, which gives administrators the power to make broad cuts to the budget and faculty. The final count was 14-0 with two board members absent. The declaration lets administrators more easily fire tenured faculty... more »
  • Southern faculty rethinking furlough agreements

    September 15, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- About 20 Southern University faculty members who signed furlough agreements to keep the university from a financial crisis are rethinking their signatures. Some say they believed the furlough agreements would only go into effect if 90 percent of faculty signed them. Instead, 60 percent of tenured faculty... more »
  • LSU faculty union gets thumbs up from faculty senate

    September 8, 2011 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Faculty Senate voted in support of a faculty union Thursday night. LSUnited organizers say the thumbs up leads the way to more members and sends a message to university administrators. A year ago, faculty members started laying the ground work for a union. That... more »
  • Southern board again delays vote on emergency

    September 2, 2011 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Faculty at Southern University's main campus persuaded the university governing board Friday to again delay a vote on whether to declare a financial emergency for the Baton Rouge school. Southern leaders say "financial exigency" can be avoided if 90 percent of the 282 permanent professors agree... more »
  • SU faculty signs furlough agreements

    September 2, 2011 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- A handful of professors signed furlough agreements at Southern University Friday morning, hoping the agreement will keep the university out of financial exigency. In the agreement, about 20 faculty members volunteered to take up to ten percent unpaid time off over the next two years to save... more »
  • Southern budget balanced... almost

    August 24, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Southern's University is balanced... almost. First, the university's board will have to approve a financial exigency, or in plainer terms, a financial emergency. The only way to cut $2 million from faculty salaries is for the faculty to agree to ten percent furloughs or to declare a... more »
  • Southern faculty president opposes furloughs

    August 16, 2011 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern Senate Faculty President Sudhir Trivedi is asking his colleagues to oppose any furlough plans involving faculty. Trivedii says faculty received a memo warning of possible furloughs, but no timeline was given for how long they could last. A budget plan to deal with a $10... more »
  • Students, faculty rally to "Save Our Southern"

    March 11, 2011 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students and faculty members rallied at Southern University in Baton Rouge today to find out how they could support their school system. The school's marching band, "The Human Jukebox", performed at the rally where SU System President Dr. Ronald Mason Jr. told people how they could... more »
  • Rally draws hundreds to protest higher education cuts

    November 10, 2010 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An estimated 500 college students and faculty members from across the state protested upcoming higher education cuts on the steps of the State Capitol today. Many held posters or banners criticizing Gov. Bobby Jindal, who protesters said was away from the state too much to plan... more »
  • Jazz Funeral memorializes LSU's possible budget cuts

    October 7, 2010 5:34 PM

    LSU faculty and students showed up in groups today to protest budget cuts in a New Orleans-styled jazz funeral. The sounds of horns wailed across the LSU Parade Ground as hundreds slowly marched in protest of the looming budget cuts. The brassy notes memorialized a list of foreign languages... more »
  • LSU faculty, students face off with chancellor over budget cuts

    September 28, 2010 10:25 PM

    The financial future of LSU took center stage as the chancellor faced off with faculty and students at a forum Tuesday. Faced with a panel of five and a room of 200, LSU Chancellor Michael Martin took on the tough financial situation facing the school one question at a time.... more »
  • Union in the works for LSU professors

    September 14, 2010 9:55 PM

    Professors at LSU are planning to organize a union. A national union is guiding a faculty senate committee through recruiting training now. The committee said it wants to get almost 3/4 of the faculty and staff on board to build a shield against layoffs and what it called "poor... more »
  • SU faculty members protest university decisions

    September 10, 2010 4:18 PM

    Southern University faculty members said they're fed up with the campus’ political and money management systems, especially while the school is facing a $2 billion shortfall. The verbal blast came over some decisions made by the Board of Supervisors. About three dozen faculty members showed up to protest recent decisions.... more »
  • LSU postpones faculty cuts

    September 8, 2010 5:58 PM

    Some faculty at LSU got more time and won't lose their jobs in January. The chancellor delayed lay-offs until next August. Earlier this year, LSU notified more than 200 non-tenured faculty they could be fired in January of next year. Now, the university extended the possible end date even... more »
  • Some LSU faculty cuts not happening until August 2011

    September 8, 2010 10:19 AM

    Many LSU faculty who were told their jobs would be cut after January are now getting extensions into next fall. The university announced today that deans and department heads were told to start issuing extensions to many of those faculty members. LSU Chancellor Michael Martin said in a press release... more »
  • LSUA plans to cut faculty, programs

    July 16, 2010 6:30 AM

    Thirty-two positions including faculty, and seven unfilled jobs will be eliminated at LSU-Alexandria because of an estimated $2.6 million shortfall in the 2010-11 budget year. Chancellor David Manuel says he submitted his plan to LSU system President John Lombardi this week. Manuel said the shortfall mainly is due to the... more »
  • ULM relying on land to help raise cash

    June 6, 2010 6:39 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Monroe is leasing land it owns to farmers and horse breeders. That's according to a report in the Monroe News Star. ULM Foundation Director Don Skelton says the leases are are part of an effort to create revenue and increase the long term value of... more »
  • Hundreds of school employees could lose jobs

    April 5, 2010 7:12 AM

    Hundreds of public-school employees in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes could lose their jobs as local school boards struggle to cope with falling tax revenue and spiraling costs. According to the Daily Comet, more than 150 Terrebonne school employees could be forced out of their jobs. School officials say more than... more »
  • E-mails lead to arrest of ex-teacher

    March 23, 2010 7:23 AM

    A former Tara High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly sending strange e-mails to former co-workers quoting violent and death-focused passages from Shakespeare plays. Ruston Michael Rhorer was booked on a count of cyberstalking and a count of terrorizing. Fifteen faculty members at Tara High claim they received multiple... more »
  • Volunteers to help clean Bayou DeSiard

    March 23, 2010 5:19 AM

    Students and faculty from the University of Louisiana at Monroe will lend a helping hand to clean a mile stretch of Bayou DeSiard, which runs through the campus. Dr. Kevin Baer, professor of toxicology and head of the department, says they hope the effort will expand into the neighboring communities... more »
  • Car sharing program at Loyola, Tulane

    March 17, 2010 5:29 AM

    Loyola and Tulane universities have announced plans with a car rental business to start a car-sharing program for faculty and staff. Loyola says the program will enable participants to maintain the benefits of a personal car while only paying for the vehicle when they use it. The universities are offering... more »
  • Residential housing complex opens at SUNO

    February 11, 2010 5:00 AM

    Southern University of New Orleans has held the formal ribbon cutting for the first phase of its new Student and Faculty Housing Complex. The complex is the first residential facility in SUNO's 50-plus year history. The university says the complex was financed in part by a $44 million dollar loan... more »
  • LSU facing impending layoffs

    January 14, 2010 4:55 PM

    News 2 has learned of impending layoffs at Louisiana State University that could affect hundreds of people. The lay-offs are in anticipation to further state budget cuts to higher education in the coming years. The university plans to send out notices to give employees a heads-up. A source tells News... more »

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