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  • Southern sweeps baseball doubleheader over Grambling State

    March 28, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Celebrating the history of the Negro Leagues with throwback jerseys, the Southern University baseball team also celebrated a big day at the plate, sweeping Grambling State in a pair of Saturday games. The Jaguars began the day with a 10-1 victory over the Tigers, pouring on... more »
  • Banks: 'None of us' know why board removed Southern AD

    March 27, 2015 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's newly-named interim athletic director said Friday none of the coaching staff knew why the school's board removed Dr. William Broussard from his position this week. Interim AD Roman Banks spoke with the media after the Board of Supervisors voted earlier Friday to move the... more »
  • Southern board officially names Banks interim AD

    March 27, 2015 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors officially approved moving Jaguars basketball coach Roman Banks to interim athletic director Friday morning. The vote came after existing AD Dr. William Broussard announced Thursday he had been temporarily reassigned out of his position and into the Southern System President's... more »
  • Southern University athletic director reassigned Play Video

    March 26, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. William Broussard, Southern University's athletic director, announced Thursday that he has been temporarily reassigned from his current position to the Southern System Presidents office. According to university spokesperson Edward Pratt, current men's basketball head coach Roman Banks will take over as acting athletic director. Banks... more »
  • Southern baseball drops 2 to Texas Southern

    March 20, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University baseball team struck first, but could not win either game of a doubleheader as SWAC rival Texas Southern took two from the Jags on Friday. Texas Southern rallied from a 2-0 deficit in game 1 to win 7-3, while the Tigers only allowed... more »
  • #1 LSU baseball survives scare against Southern, wins 4-2 in extras

    March 17, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University baseball team held a 2-1 lead in the 9th inning against the number one team in the country, but the LSU Tigers scored one in the 9th and two in the 10th to secure a 4-2 victory over the Jaguars. The Lee Hines... more »
  • Southern continues search for new leader

    March 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has revived its stalled search for a new leader. Sources say officials expressed optimism at the new search committee's first meeting: They will find the right leader, despite the financial struggles the historically black university system has faced in recent years. They are looking for... more »
  • Quit smoking campaign for African American men launches Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern AgCenter is kicking-off a statewide quit-smoking campaign aimed at saving lives. Smoking kills more African Americans every year than car crashes, HIV/AIDS, murder, alcohol and drugs combined. Most of those deaths are attributed to heart disease, cancer and stroke. Even though people can die... more »
  • Family researchers explore link between jail, obesity check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Southern University painted a grim picture of what black children face growing up in Louisiana at a family summit Friday. The researchers told people at The State of Families of Color in Louisiana that black children are more likely to die before adulthood than... more »
  • SU students arrested for trespassing

    February 23, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning. Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
  • Wright calls newsman a 'jack-axx' during SU speech check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In a speech given at Southern University on Thursday, controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright lashed out against a newspaper columnist who called him racist. Wright called New Orleans writer Quin Hillyer a "jack-aXX". Hillyer responded on twitter saying, "if he thinks I'm a jack-aXX, I must be a saint."... more »
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking at Southern this morning

    February 19, 2015 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nationally-known preacher is scheduled to speak at Southern University Thursday morning. Rev. Jeremiah Wright will be on the Bluff today. He sparked controversy during the 2008 presidential election, when he served as the pastor for then-candidate Barack Obama. Rev. Wright garnered unwanted attention following comments... more »
  • Taxpayers off the hook for Rev. Jeremiah Wright speech

    February 2, 2015 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayer money will not be used to pay for Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speaking fee at Southern University later this month. Wright is best known for controversial statements he made from the pulpit of his Chicago church, a congregation whose members once included President Barack Obama. Wright will... more »
  • Southern U board considers leadership changes

    January 10, 2015 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Southern University System board is now considering to merge its system president and its Baton Rouge chancellor positions. Southern leaders had started the search for a new president last year and then broke off that search before the New Year. They board decided to wait... more »
  • Man accused of rape in SU law library

    January 9, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police accused a 32-year-old Georgia man of raping a woman in the school's law library last semester. SUPD said Shaboyd Cannon of Gray, Ga. surrendered Friday to an arrest warrant for forcible rape. Investigators said on Aug. 20 Cannon forced himself on a... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Perseverant brothers among Fall Southern graduates check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marked a batch of important life moments as Southern University in Baton Rouge graduated a total of 465 students today and two close brothers were among that number with a trail of tribulations left conquered in their wake. Beyond being a big day for the... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Jaguars win a classic thriller 52-45, returns to SWAC championship

    November 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A thrilling finish to a high scoring 41st Bayou Classic, which saw Grambling miss a game tying touchdown by inches in the final seconds. With less than 20 seconds left and the Tigers facing a 4th and 8 from the Jaguar 9 yard line, QB Johnathan... more »
  • Southern University System suspends leader search

    November 28, 2014 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The board supervising the Southern University System is suspending its search for a new president until January. On Friday, the board - meeting in New Orleans - voted 10-4 to suspend the search amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new leader. The search will... more »
  • SU Board elects new officers for 2015

    November 28, 2014 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Leon R. Tarver II as chairman and Calvin W. Braxton Sr. as vice chairmen for 2015 during its regular meeting held in New Orleans. Tarver, a Shreveport native and resident of Baton Rouge, is SU System president emeritus... more »
  • Southern students hold Ferguson march

    November 26, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University held a protest march Wednesday in protest of the failure to indict the Ferguson Police officer for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The marchers took to the street around 11 a.m., beginning in the courtyard of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union... more »
  • Spending plans approved for college incentive fund

    November 14, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Money from a $40 million higher education incentive fund should begin flowing within weeks now that the Board of Regents has signed off on spending plans submitted by colleges. Approval from the Regents' executive committee Friday was the final step before the colleges could receive the money.... more »
  • SU band to perform in 2015 Battle of the Bands

    October 30, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University officials announced Thursday that the "Human Jukebox" will march in the 13th annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga. next year. Officials said the Jan. 24 event will feature the first-ever Power of Dreams Award. Southern will be able to recognize an... more »
  • ULL, LSU, Southern players earn LSWA honors

    October 28, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two offensive explosions and a stellar defensive effort earned football players from Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Southern University this week's Louisiana College Player of the Week honors as given by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday. Elijah McGuire helped the Cajuns to a 55-40 win over Arkansas... more »
  • SUBR evening classes in session despite weather

    October 13, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Evening classes are still scheduled at Southern University's campus despite severe thunderstorm warnings in East Baton Rouge and West Rouge parishes. According to a statement from Acting Chancellor Flandus McClinton, evening classes will be in session as regularly scheduled, but McClinton advised this could change. ... more »
  • Southern rallies, stuns Alabama A&M 35-34

    October 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, AL - Malcom Crockett scored a 1 yard touchdown with 51 seconds remaining in the game as Southern rallied from a 20 point deficit to stun Alabama A&M 35-34 Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars fell behind the Bulldogs 34-14, then rallied with 21 unanswered points to finish the game.... more »
  • Legendary Coach Roger Cador discusses autobiography check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2014 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime Southern University Baseball Coach Roger Cador is entering his 30th year with the team. He's a winner, a history-maker, a baseball visionary on the diamond and he's done it Against All Odds . That's the title of Cador's autobiography. You can get it now on... more »
  • Former SU administrator dies at 97

    September 22, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dedicated Southern University administrator and staunch supporter of the Baton Rouge university Dr. Elton C. Harrison died over the weekend at the age of 97. Harrison graduated from Southern in 1938 with a technology degree, but later returned to the university where he served as... more »
  • Southern runs wild, Jaguars breeze by Central Methodist 52-14

    September 6, 2014 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University ran for almost 400 yards on the ground, and the Jags beat up on NAIA opponent Central Methodist 52-14. A week after getting benched in the first quarter, quarterback Deonte Shorts earned another start and this time produced a much better result, completing 10... more »
  • Southern doesn't take long to make QB switch check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 31, 2014 11:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Dawson Odums began with Deonte Shorts at quarterback for his Southern University football team at Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, but quickly moved to freshman Austin Howard. It remains to be seen whether Odums will continue with Howard as the starter on September 6 against Central Methodist, but Odums... more »
  • Southern University president won't get contract extension

    August 23, 2014 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's board of supervisors voted today against extending the contract of Ronald Mason, SU system president. Southern officials say they came to a decision at saturday's board meeting. Mason tells WBRZ, "The board leadership wanted to go in a different direct. I wish Southern... more »
  • Giants top Bills in NFL preseason opener

    August 3, 2014 11:31 PM

    CANTON, OH - Aeneas Williams and his fellow Hall of Fame inductees enjoyed one more moment in the spotlight, as the former Southern Jaguar standout attended the NFL's annual preseason kickoff game won by the New York Giants on Sunday night. The Giants topped the Buffalo Bills 17-13 as... more »
  • Former Jaguar Aeneas Williams Joins NFL Hall of Fame

    August 2, 2014 8:45 PM

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Former Southern University defensive back Aeneas Williams has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Williams was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, who split 14 NFL seasons between the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He retired after the 2004 season and was selected... more »
  • Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU

    July 19, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The road has been unusable for nearly a month. E.C. Harrison Road gave way when an aging culvert crumbled. University officials sought state aid... more »
  • Governor demands repairs on collapsed road at SU

    July 16, 2014 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency repairs are expected to begin this weekend on a collapsed stretch road near the heart of Southern University's campus. Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered the repairs since the school was in limbo, trying to secure funding for emergency repairs after the washout a few weeks ago.... more »
  • Board appoints McClinton as acting SUBR chancellor

    June 30, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University System Board of Supervisors appointed Flandus McClinton Jr. as acting chancellor for Southern University in Baton Rouge Monday. McClinton replaces James Llorens, whose contract ends today. He will lead the main campus until a permanent chancellor is hired. McClinton, a CPA, will... more »
  • Southern football stadium, other facilities not meeting federal guidelines Play Video

    June 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University leaders are set to decide on upgrades at facilities that will get the school in line with federal guidelines, which it is not meeting currently. Buildings are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and must make changes. Southern admits its football stadium,... more »
  • Police: Deadly shooting near Southern University, gunman unknown

    June 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face. Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died. Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
  • SU considering bridge for damaged road

    June 16, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Southern University in Baton Rouge is trying to beat the school rush by coming up with a possible bridge to go over the washed-out road temporarily on Harrison street. It's been more than two weeks since the damaged road went down due to an old drainage system,... more »
  • Washed-out road at Southern waiting for work

    June 9, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A washed-out road on Southern University's campus remained closed Monday while officials determine how to fix it, and how it'll be paid for. SUBR spokesperson Ed Pratt said grounds crews found the washed-out part of E.C. Harrison Street on June 3 and blocked off the road... more »
  • SUBR interim chancellor decision tabled check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 6, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors tabled the discussion about an interim chancellor Friday until a further meeting. The board went into an executive session behind closed doors for more than an hour to debate options for an interim chancellor. System President Ronald Mason Jr. says... more »
  • Interim Southern U. band director named

    June 6, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern's Board of Supervisors named Nathan Haymer as their interim director for the Southern University band Friday. Haymer replaces Lawrence Jackson, who announced his resignation as director of the "Human Jukebox" marching band on May 30. Jackson's last day as band director is July 1. ... more »
  • 17 cadets commissioned from LSU ROTC

    May 15, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Military dignitaries commissioned more than a dozen cadets and midshipmen from LSU's ROTC programs Thursday at the campus. The 17 cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the respective branches. They included nine cadets from the LSU Air Force ROTC program, five from the LSU Army... more »
  • Memorial service today for legendary band director

    April 30, 2014 4:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral arrangements are now in place for the final farewell of long-time Southern University band director Isaac Greggs. A viewing will be held today beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Southern's Campus. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. ... more »
  • Remembering Issac Greggs: Leader of the Human Jukebox check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    Dr. Isaac Greggs, who created the well-known "Human Jukebox" marching band, has died according to Southern University. He was 85 years old. more »
  • Former SU band director Isaac Greggs dies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Isaac Greggs, who created the well-known "Human Jukebox" marching band, has died according to Southern University. He was 85 years old. Greggs served as band director for 36 years before retiring at the end of 2005. He was inducted into the Louisiana Black History Hall... more »
  • Southern University holds bone marrow drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University helped to get more people signed up as bone marrow donors Monday. Student nurses took mouth swabs to enter participants in the donation registry. Organizers say high rates of cancer, and the lack of African American donors, makes the effort necessary.... more »
  • McNeese falls to Southern at home 4-3

    March 18, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern picked up a midweek win Tuesday as they beat former LSU star Justin Hill and McNeese State 4-3 at Lee Hines Field. The Jaguars fell behind 1-0 in the 2nd inning and fought off a great performance from Cowboys pitcher Bryce Kingsley, who had 11... more »
  • Jags basketball will play in SWAC tourney

    March 1, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament. This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play. The SWAC... more »
  • SGA President reacts to SU Board's decision check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2014 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Student Government President Simone Bray visited 2une In Tuesday to explain students' reaction to the system board's latest decision regarding Chancellor James Llorens. Impassioned pleas and support for Llorens did not sway board members into extending his contract Monday. The board voted 8-7... more »
  • Southern board votes not to extend Llorens' contract

    February 24, 2014 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Impassioned pleas and support for Southern University Chancellor James Llorens did not sway system board members into extending his contract Monday. The board voted 8-7 in favor of extending the contract. However, they needed nine votes to overturn their prior decision. The vote means Llorens... more »
  • Special meeting scheduled to re-consider chancellor

    February 13, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Supervisors for the Southern University System scheduled a special meeting Thursday to reconsider extending SUBR Chancellor James Llorens' contract. The board said after a sit-in at the system president's office that they would reconsider their decision to let Llorens go when his contract... more »
  • Southern students protest board's decision check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University staged a sit-in at the system president's office Tuesday to protest the recent decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract. The Board of Supervisors voted not to the renew the contract last week. Llorens' last day of his three-year tenure would... more »
  • SUBR chancellor out this summer

    February 7, 2014 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Southern University spokesperson confirmed that board members chose not to renew the contract for Chancellor James Llorens of the Baton Rouge campus. The Board of Supervisors made their decision behind closed doors Friday after a motion to extend the contract for a year. "The... more »
  • SU Police chief stepping down

    January 17, 2014 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ronald Stevens stepped down from his position as Southern University's Police Chief Friday, according to a spokesperson. Ed Pratt said Stevens' departure had been planned for some time. Stevens took over the position in 2011. He'd previously worked at the Baton Rouge Police Department and... more »
  • Southern, LaFleur settle lawsuit

    January 11, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors will pay former Athletic Director Greg LaFleur about $150,000 to settle his breach of contract lawsuit. Southern officials say that the settlement represents roughly half of the money the school would have paid LaFleur if he'd been allowed to fulfill the... more »
  • Fort found guilty of Gibbs slaying

    December 12, 2013 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury found a Zachary man guilty in the 2012 shooting death of former Southern University running back Silas Gibbs. Walter Jerome Fort, 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Sentencing was scheduled for March 7, 2014. Investigators said Fort shot and killed Gibbs in... more »
  • Mandela remembered in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 5, 2013 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nelson Mandela's legacy is being remembered in the wake of his death. The icon is memorialized on the Southern University campus at the school for public policy. "The story of his life reveals the fact that human capacity with a strong will can overcome any amount of... more »
  • Southern urges homecoming fans to arrive early

    October 25, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police at Southern University urge fans to arrive three to four hours early for their homecoming matchup between the Jaguars and the Alcorn State Braves at 5:30 p.m. Campus officials expect the game to attract more than 20,000 people, with thousands more who will just be... more »
  • Dr. William Broussard leading Southern to promising future check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As seen by the recent events at Grambling State University(football players refusing to play a conference game because of hazardous conditions), leadership is as important as the teams that perform at the collegiate level. Southern University has Dr. William Broussard leading the Jaguars' athletics programs, and... more »
  • Southern System restructures to deal with cuts

    September 30, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the Southern University System says a system-wide restructuring done to cope with years of budget cuts has streamlined operations and is improving the system's financial situation. System President Ronald Mason says Southern's main campus in Baton Rouge still has financial challenges to correct. But... more »
  • Southern gearing up for first home game Play Video

    September 12, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is gearing up for its first home football game of the season. Southern Athletic Director William Broussard anticipates larger crowds this season. The A.W. Mumford Stadium suites are sold out for the first time ever. Season ticket sales are on the rise. Reserved parking... more »
  • Southern breaks ground on new baseball fieldhouse

    September 4, 2013 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University broke ground today on a new $1.2 million baseball fieldhouse. It will be located next to the Lee Hines baseball field. Mayor-President Kip Holden joined SU Chancellor James Lloren, SU Athletic Director William Broussard and SU baseball coach Roger Cador for the ceremony.... more »
  • Audit: SULC failed to deposit more than $280,000

    August 26, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor says a former budget officer at the Southern University Law Center may have broken the law by failing to deposit more than $280,000 in cash, checks and money orders over three years. However, the district attorney's office said they don't plan to file... more »
  • Constable cleared in Southern student takedown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2013 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators today cleared a Baton Rouge city constable of any wrongdoing after an altercation with a student at Southern University which was caught on tape. City Constable Reggie Brown said investigators felt Deputy Constable Anthony Collins didn't use excessive force when dealing with the student, Taikian... more »
  • Constable: Disciplinary action possible after video check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2013 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Constable Reginald Brown said disciplinary action could be possible for a deputy constable seen in a video taking a Southern University student to the ground Friday. The video News 2 obtained has been viewed thousands of times on WBRZ.com, and is sparking outrage among the people... more »
  • Southern University adding international flavor

    August 19, 2013 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thirty-six Brazilian students will be roaming the campus along with Southern University's first-time freshmen and returning upperclassmen. Southern has made a push in recent years to open its campus to foreign students, sending Chancellor James Llorens overseas to establish relationships with universities in Turkey and Brazil. In... more »
  • Southern graduate faces adversity to earn diploma check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 2, 2013 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 200 new Southern University graduates are starting the next chapter in their future today. But Jermany Woodley's past is much different from most of his classmates who got their diplmas at this morning's commencement ceremony. "When I was born my mother was 14 and... more »
  • Southern anticipates bigger incoming freshman class check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's campus may be a little more crowded this fall. Around 800 students recently completed a freshman orientation program. That's more students than last year's entire incoming fall class last year of a little more than 700. According to the university, new recruitment programs... more »
  • No yearbooks for Southern students, despite fee

    July 8, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students on Southern University's campus are expressing frustration over a fee they've been paying for years for something they haven't received. "It's bulls***," Student Adrianna Jenkins said. Every semester, students pay at least $15 for yearbooks. Last year that fee was raised to $25 and includes... more »
  • Southern collecting yearbook fees, but no book

    July 8, 2013 12:32 PM

    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... more »
  • Slaughter returns to court over asset transfer

    June 27, 2013 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Southern University System president Ralph Slaughter is set to appear in court Thursday over claims he fraudulently transferred his assets into his wife's name to avoid paying a debt. Today's proceedings were postponed two weeks ago after his wife failed to bring her attorney to... more »

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