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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 »

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