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  • 5 La. universities win $20M manufacturing research grant

    August 3, 2015 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five Louisiana universities are sharing a five-year $20 million grant to build a national consortium that supports advanced manufacturing research. The Board of Regents announced Monday that the National Science Foundation grant will be used to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials. It's a... more »
  • 5 college institutions removed from negative credit watch

    July 29, 2015 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With deep budget cuts dodged by Louisiana's public colleges, national credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has removed five higher education institutions from a negative credit watch. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced the credit decision Wednesday. The move by S&P indicates the institutions aren't facing the short-term... more »
  • TOPS bill moves forward Play Video

    May 20, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Legislators want to make changes to the TOPS college scholarship program, but the governor's office won't stand for it. Sen. Jack Donahue (R-Mandeville) is sponsoring a bill that will put spending restrictions on the free-tuition program. Two Senate bills moved through the House Education Committee Wednesday. Next,... more »
  • Dardenne not ready to reveal higher education plan check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2015 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne chose his former junior high school, Westdale Middle in Baton Rouge, as the place to launch a statewide announcement tour for his gubernatorial campaign. Dardenne is one of three Republicans in the race along with Sen. David Vitter and Scott Angelle. State... more »
  • Number of public school graduates entering college has risen

    April 2, 2015 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisiana public high school graduates entering college rose 6 percent last year, the state's education superintendent said Thursday According to education department data, 22,972 high school graduates across the state's public school districts enrolled in college in 2014, an increase of 1,228 students from... more »
  • Universities face student dropout issue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Universities in Louisiana say they're taking steps to curb abuse by students who drop out of class right after receiving their financial aid. Southern University officials said it was a major issue a couple of years ago, but after new policy changes students can't just walk... more »
  • Hazardous haulers may need to change route check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2014 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pre-filed bill says hazardous haulers might need to find a new route through areas where there are large universities. The bill, by Rep. Regina Barrow would prohibit the transport of hazardous materials within a five mile radius of a university. The bill says there are... more »
  • NCAA APR again hits schools with lesser resources

    June 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 squads in men's basketball and nine other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday. Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean postseason bans in 2013-14 for teams... more »
  • Higher education boards closer to increasing tuition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State colleges and universities are one step closer to setting their own tuition rates without having to go to the legislature for approval. House Bill 194 would allow higher education boards to raise their tuition without permission of the legislature passed 13 to 4 out of the... more »
  • Conference to teach students about climate change

    April 2, 2013 1:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dillard University says 10 historically black colleges and universities are holding a conference this week about climate change and community resilience. The HBCU Climate Change Student Conference runs Thursday through Saturday at Dillard. Dillard's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice says the conference is designed to introduce... more »
  • Proposal could let colleges raise their own tuition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2012 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuition at four-year universities could go up in Louisiana under a new proposal before the Board of Regents. If approved, the proposal will give four-year institutions the same power to set tuition like two-year technical and community colleges have, in accordance with the Board of Regents... more »
  • Students rally at Capitol to stop education cuts

    November 10, 2010 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You could hear the chants echo off buildings in downtown Baton Rouge as hundreds of students who flooded the Capitol steps sent a message to lawmakers and Governor Bobby Jindal: stop budget cuts. "What do we want? FUNDING! When do we want it? NOW!" the crowd... more »
  • Board of Regents prepares for budget cuts next year

    September 20, 2010 6:49 PM

    The State Board of Regents is wasting no time getting ready for next year’s budget cuts at colleges and universities. That’s when federal money will run out. News 2’s Mike Steele got answers on what’s being done starting now. more »
  • Tuition hikes already in place

    August 25, 2010 5:05 PM

    The Louisiana Board of Regents gave preliminary approval for a 5 percent tuition hike at most public universities. It's part of the Grad Act Bill approved by the legislature this year. The extra money generated by the hike won't be available until performance goals at each university are finalized.... more »
  • Tuition bill passes

    June 20, 2010 9:09 PM

    A proposal to let Louisiana's public colleges raise tuition up to 10 percent a year has narrowly won final legislative passage. The House sent the bill to the governor's desk with a 74-23 vote Sunday night. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports it. The schools will have to agree to... more »
  • Higher education commissioner to cut her pay

    April 26, 2010 4:21 PM

    Louisiana's commissioner of higher education is voluntarily cutting her pay by more than half in the upcoming budget year, as colleges have been hit with several rounds of cuts. Sally Clausen is reducing her salary from $377,000 a year to $199,000. And she won't take the $12,000 car allowance... more »
  • College commission wrapping up work

    February 4, 2010 1:12 PM

    A panel of national experts charged with recommending changes to Louisiana public colleges wraps up its work Friday. The Postsecondary Education Review Commission is putting the final touches on its report in two days of discussion. On Thursday, a tightly split commission voted that the governing boards of... more »
  • BRAC hopes for higher ed changes

    January 18, 2010 3:11 PM

    The head of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce says we need to rethink some functions of higher education. President Adam Knapp says Louisiana needs to develop more partnerships between private business and universities. That includes the use of research parks. Knapp says it's not a traditional role... more »
  • Kennedy warns of university closures

    October 5, 2009 10:21 AM

    Four universities in Louisiana are being considered for closure according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. Kennedy made the remarks while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club this afternoon. He said the discussions have taken place in private and would not reveal the names of the universities. Kennedy said... more »

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