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  • Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

    February 21, 2017 5:27 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against... more »
  • 10 LSU players invited to NFL Combine

    February 13, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is sending 10 football players to the NFL Combine in late February. LSU and Alabama lead all Southeastern Conference teams for NFL Combine invites, followed by Texas A&M with nine and Arkansas and Florida with eight each. The SEC as a whole will send... more »
  • 16 teens charged after 'drinking party' busted in LSU greenhouse

    February 9, 2017 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say 16 teens were issued a misdemeanor summons for criminal trespassing after busting a midnight "drinking party" inside a university greenhouse Saturday. University officials say on Feb. 4, police saw two girls in the X109 Parking Lot around midnight. While questioning the women, two... more »
  • Tigerland apartment destroyed in fire

    January 31, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A unit at the Cambridge Apartments complex in Tigerland was destroyed by a fire Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1221 Bob Pettit Blvd early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, four surrounding units took damage as well. No injuries were... more »
  • U.S. Department of Energy grants LSU $1.5 million industrial engineering grant

    January 30, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is one of 27 universities across the country that will receive funding from U.S. Department of Energy in the form of an industrial engineering grant. LSU will receive about $1.5 million over five years. The award will be in the form of cooperative agreements and... more »
  • David Vitter's congressional papers to be housed at Tulane

    January 29, 2017 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter's papers from his tenure in Congress will be preserved at Tulane University. The university's Louisiana Research Collection announced it will house the documents, which include materials Vitter accumulated during his time as both a member of the Senate and of the U.S.... more »
  • Military: Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops

    January 15, 2017 12:33 PM

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi military spokesman says government troops have fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. The spokesman of the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, declared Sunday that the campus was... more »
  • Wanted man arrested after fleeing through Southern dorm hall, flipping officer

    January 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Authorities said a 20-year-old Houma man with multiple warrants through Lafourche Parish was arrested at Southern University after he attempted to flee. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 13 around 2:40 p.m., deputies assisted a local bails bondsman in apprehending the suspect,... more »
  • Truck flips, crashes into power line near Southern University

    January 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A semi-truck has overturned and crashed into a power line near Southern University on Thursday morning. The accident occurred on B.A. Little street, near Southern University's Ag Center. It is unclear if anyone was injured at this time. Truck wreck on B.A. Little... more »
  • Tulane planning to close central Mississippi campus

    January 7, 2017 11:52 AM

    MADISON, Miss. - Tulane University is planning to close its campus in central Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that University President Michael A. Fitts and the dean of continuing studies, Suri Duitch, emailed students Thursday. They said the School of Continuing Studies in the Jackson suburb of Madison will close at... more »
  • Program to aid community college grads to attend Southern

    December 4, 2016 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High-achieving students at Louisiana's community colleges will be eligible for scholarships to move to Southern University's campuses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for further coursework. The Pathway Scholarship transfer agreement was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards and college system leaders. The program will guarantee admission... more »
  • Ohio State attacker was a student at the school

    November 28, 2016 10:32 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school. Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A... more »
  • Officer in Detroit 'critical' after shooting

    November 22, 2016 8:17 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University. James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery. He... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Thursday shooting on Southern's campus Play Video

    November 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection to a shooting on Southern University's campus Thursday night. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. identified the shooter as 20-year-old Larry McCray of Reserve, La. McCray will be charged with attempted first degree murder. He was taken... more »
  • Tillery, turnovers lift Southern U over Texas Southern 26-10

    November 5, 2016 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lenard Tillery rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and Southern University converted two interceptions into scoring drives to beat Texas Southern 26-10 on Saturday. Tillery scored on a 3-yard run and Herbert Edwards scored on a 1-yard run after Treveon Epps picked off a second-quarter pass... more »
  • ULL providing aid to 110 flood-affected students

    November 1, 2016 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A south Louisiana university says its distributing $65,000 to help 110 of its students overcome financial hardships brought on by the August floods. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette made the announcement in a Monday news release. DeWayne Bowie, vice president for Enrollment Management at ULL, says each... more »
  • Tulane gets $11.4M, 5-year grant for new research institute

    October 16, 2016 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Institutes of Health is giving Tulane University $11.4 over the next five years to get more scientists studying ways to help patients with high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and related conditions. Epidemiology professor Jiang He is using the grant to start an institute aimed at... more »
  • La. Tech reaches record enrollment for fall 2016 classes

    September 21, 2016 11:13 AM

    RUSTON, La. - More students have enrolled at Louisiana Tech University this fall than at any time in its history. The university said in a news release Wednesday it had achieved a nearly 55 percent growth in first-time freshmen since fall of 2012. Louisiana Tech has enrolled 12,694 students for... more »
  • LSU partially open Tuesday, SU reschedules university events

    August 16, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will be partially open on Tuesday and Southern University will remain closed until Thursday. LSU will hold a "condensed orientation" on Aug. 17 to replace the originally scheduled Aug. 15 – 16 session. Students planning to live on campus will be allowed to move into... more »
  • LSU Police investigating shooting threat written in school bathroom

    June 14, 2016 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are investigating a shooting threat to the university that was written on the wall in one of the school's bathrooms. The threat was written in a men's bathroom in an unspecified building on LSU's campus and reads: " I'm shooting the school. June 14 library... more »
  • Edwards signs bill to let students use college IDs to vote

    June 10, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana college students will be able to use their university ID cards to vote in state elections in 2019. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced this week that the governor signed the proposal into law this week. The bill by Rep. Randal Gaines, a LaPlace Democrat, calls... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to allow college student ID cards for voting

    June 2, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a few years, Louisiana college students would be able to use their university ID cards to vote in state elections, if the governor agrees to a proposal passed by lawmakers. The bill by Rep. Randal Gaines, a LaPlace Democrat, calls for the higher education system governing... more »
  • Obama to urge graduates to pursue progress in changing world

    May 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tells college graduates that the pace of change in the world is accelerating, not subsiding. He says progress in America has been bumpy and fitful, but members of the Class of 2016 are well-positioned to lead the U.S. toward a brighter future. Obama is delivering... more »
  • Cockfighting could be a felony in home of fighting Gamecocks

    March 2, 2016 4:33 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a state where the flagship university's mascot is a fighting gamecock, some legislators are trying to toughen the penalties for cockfighting, which is illegal in all 50 states. But according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, South Carolina is among nine states where the crime... 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 »
  • Jags basketball sweeps Braves

    January 30, 2016 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Adrian Rodgers had 20 points and eight rebounds and Southern beat Alcorn State 75-64 on Saturday night to snap the Braves' five-game winning streak. Alcorn State took a 37-35 lead early in the second half but did not score again for four minutes and trailed 44-39. Southern... more »
  • Education leaders meeting with Edwards over funding

    January 20, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards and education leaders from around Louisiana met at Governor's Mansion Wednesday to discuss how the ongoing budget crisis will impact colleges and universities. The meeting comes a day after Edwards proposed tax increases and budget changes to help get Louisiana back in... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University

    December 10, 2015 2:53 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State University has lifted nearly all of a lockdown that shut down the school after an armed man drove his truck into the middle of campus. The university says the lockdown has been lifted for all parts of the campus except for the east side of... more »
  • The city of Central raises thousands for Devon Gales' expenses Play Video

    December 5, 2015 9:28 PM

    CENTRAL - As Devon Gales continues to recover, the central community raised more than $16,000 to help Devon gales' medical bills. Southern football player Devon Gales is still recovering in a hospital in Atlanta after a spinal injury back in September. He will have to learn basic skills all over... more »
  • Suspect arrested in University of Chicago threat

    November 30, 2015 1:34 PM

    CHICAGO - Federal authorities say a suspect is in custody related to a threat at the University of Chicago that led to the school canceling all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus. Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, says the individual... more »
  • Loyola University president touts $11.5M savings plan

    November 27, 2015 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University New Orleans President Rev. Kevin Wildes has announced that he is planning to slice the university's spending by $11.5 million over the next five years. Wildes estimates Loyola would actually need to cut $25 million from its budget over the same period, but he hops... more »
  • Tuition-free online university draws immigrant students

    November 14, 2015 1:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An online, tuition-free university says it is drawing a growing number of students who live in the United States and about a quarter of them are immigrants in the country illegally. The University of the People says its student population has surged since receiving accreditation last year.... more »
  • Missouri System outlines plan for racial reforms

    November 9, 2015 6:22 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Missouri System plans to enact several initiatives in the next 90 days to address racial turmoil that led to the resignations of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. The university system said in a news release Monday that it will appoint its... more »
  • Chancellor of Missouri's main campus to resign

    November 9, 2015 5:53 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The embattled chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia says he's stepping down at the end of the year to take a different position. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's announcement Monday came hours after the university system's president, Tim Wolfe, said he was resigning, effective... more »
  • GOP student group apologizes over protest tweet

    November 9, 2015 4:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - A University of Missouri Republican student group is apologizing for a tweet likening students protesting the school's handling of racial issues with Islamic extremism. The Mizzou College Republicans deleted the Monday morning tweet and said in a follow-up tweet that the post was "the opinion of... more »
  • Tulane gets $6.7M to study lasting health effects of Katrina

    November 3, 2015 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Tulane University has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the lasting health, demographic and socio-economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina. The five-year grant will establish the Tulane Center for Studies on Displaced Populations. Tulane says the program's goal will be to gauge... more »
  • Another Mississippi university stops flying state flag

    October 28, 2015 4:13 PM

    JACKSON - Another public university in Mississippi is removing the state flag from campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem that many see as divisive. University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett on Wednesday ordered the state flag removed from campus in Hattiesburg. Bennett says in a statement that... more »
  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

    October 9, 2015 7:26 AM

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University. Police say the shooting began as a fight between two groups. University police chief JT Fowler identified the suspect as 18-year-old Steven Jones. He is believed to be... more »
  • Counseling offered after Delta State shooting

    September 15, 2015 12:53 PM

    GREENVILLE - More than 70 students, faculty and staff are attending counseling sessions at Delta State University after one of the school's professors was accused of fatally shooting a colleague on campus. Dr. Richard Houston, the university's director of counseling, said Tuesday that three large counseling sessions will be... 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 »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Jefferson Davis statue removed from University of Texas

    August 30, 2015 12:41 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near... more »
  • Miss. State student to face charges after threat

    August 27, 2015 11:29 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Authorities at Mississippi State University said no gun was found and no shots fired after a man's arrest in connection with a "credible threat" the university said it received about an active shooter on campus. Police said during an afternoon press conference that Phu-Qui Cong "Bill"... more »
  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Ohio cop faces murder charge in driver's killing Play Video

    July 29, 2015 1:21 PM

    WARNING - The body camera video attached to this story is graphic in nature. CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges. Hamilton County's prosecutor says Wednesday that... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to end fee paid only by female students

    July 17, 2015 11:11 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will discontinue a fee paid only by full-time, female students that caused a student to file a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Dave Guerin, executive director of university communications, says the university will restructure its fees.... more »
  • Amidst confederate controversy, university won't change name

    July 11, 2015 1:02 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Amid moves to take down Confederate flags nationwide, some say Utah's Dixie State University should re-open a discussion about changing its name. Professor Dannelle Larsen-Rife says the name Dixie can have racist associations for people and changing it would improve the school's image. A group unsuccessfully... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Southern University ALIED conference Play Video

    June 2, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University College of Business will be hosting its 2nd annual "Advancing Leadership in Economic Development" (ALIED) conference to give people a chance to learn from leaders who excel in the business field. The conference will feature local and national business leaders who will be giving... more »
  • Board of Regents delays action on admissions standards

    June 2, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Board of Regents on Monday again delayed actions on a proposal to adjust minimum admissions standards for state universities. The board held a special meeting Monday after several members last week raised concerns about whether the state would be lowering standards and doing a disservice to... more »
  • Nicholls State hoping to boost enrollment with partnership

    May 28, 2015 11:45 AM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux's Nicholls State University has reached an agreement to waive out-of-state and international fees for Edison Chouest Offshore employees and their families in order to boost the school's enrollment. Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Kirt Chouest, the general manager of the Galliano-based shipbuilder and oilfield service provider, announced... more »
  • Nepalese students at Southeastern University

    April 30, 2015 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The country of Nepal is picking up the pieces after it was shaken by a devastating earthquake last weekend. "No one could have predicted that it would go on for two days and we'd get more than 120 aftershocks," said Suraj Ayer, a Nepalese Southeastern student. ... more »
  • 12 charged or arrested in Southern brawl video Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said Friday that investigators at Southern University have charged or arrested a dozen people in connection with a viral video which appeared to show a large brawl and gunfire on the Baton Rouge university's campus. Spokesperson Ed Pratt said SUPD have identified 11 students and... more »
  • Kenya officials say 4 attackers killed in university massacre

    April 2, 2015 1:37 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan security officials at the scene of an attack by Islamic extremists on a college in northeast Kenya say the security operation to free hostages is over and that the death toll may be as high as around 150. Dozens of hostages were freed, they said,... more »
  • OU: Frat learned racist chant on SAE cruise

    March 27, 2015 2:03 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership. OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation... 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 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 »
  • Univ. of Oklahoma president: Frat members 'disgraceful'

    March 9, 2015 11:44 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The president of the University of Oklahoma says fraternity members who participated in a racist chant caught on video are "disgraceful," and announced U of O would no longer associate with the fraternity. University President David Boren joined students at a rally Monday morning on the Norman... more »
  • Southern University Founder's Day celebration next week Play Video

    March 2, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Next Monday, Southern University will be celebrating it's 101st Founder's Day. The celebration will include a keynote speaker, a Founder's Day birthday party, and an awards dinner and dance. "It's a great time to have alums come back," Preston Castille admitted this morning on 2une in. "In fact... more »

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