February 25, 2015 5:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - All Louisiana colleges and universities will be on the same page by the end of the year when it comes to sexual misconduct.
The Louisiana Board of Regents approved a statewide uniform sexual misconduct policy this week. The policy identifies the best practices to prevent and... more »
February 23, 2015 2:14 AM
MIDDLETOWN, CT - Wesleyan University says at least 11 students have been hospitalized with symptoms of overdoses on the drug known as "Molly." Dean Michael Whaley, vice president of student affairs, said in a letter to the campus that one of the students, a sophomore, was in critical condition at... more »
February 13, 2015 12:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's system president said proposed cuts to their budget could break the SU System next year.
Dr. Ronald Mason said Friday the Baton Rouge campus was already working on plans for a projected $8 million in cuts in next year's budget, only to find out... more »
February 6, 2015 5:44 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself... more »
February 5, 2015 1:01 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state's flagship university campus. The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia. State law enforcement... more »
December 11, 2014 6:44 AM
HAMMOND - After experiencing success during his three seasons in the desert, former Southeastern Louisiana University Lion Wade Miley is on the move.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Wednesday night to exchange Miley for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, as well... more »
December 3, 2014 2:47 PM
HOUSTON - School officials say dozens of human brains reported missing from a University of Texas research lab in Austin were actually destroyed about 12 years ago because they were in poor condition. The university released a statement Wednesday saying environmental workers disposed of between 40 and 60 jars, some... more »
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 »
October 17, 2014 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have given LSU the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana college. University System President F. King Alexander says the move could save the Baton Rouge campus millions of dollars and allow it to... more »
September 9, 2014 2:02 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn't enough to cover one year at a four-year public university. The College Savings Plan Network says the average 529 college savings plan is worth... more »
August 22, 2014 3:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF, said Friday it placed another nearly $11 million into... more »
August 21, 2014 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. The money is for physician, transition and other services related to the privatization that should have been paid by... more »
August 16, 2014 12:59 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University's trustees have rebuffed a bid by the fired band director to get his job back. Board Chairman Jeffrey Wadsworth wrote Friday to Jonathan Waters' attorney, saying the trustees stand firmly behind President Michael Drake's decision to oust him. Waters had written to the board... more »
July 31, 2014 7:03 AM
ALEXANDRIA - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana's colleges and universities. Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria... more »
July 9, 2014 5:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University says its campus will be 100 percent smoke free beginning Aug. 1. Scott Tims, director of Tulane University Student Health Services, says the goal of the policy, passed in May 2013, is to protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke while encouraging current smokers to... more »
June 23, 2014 3:53 AM
HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University's department of teaching and learning has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Education to partner with the St. Charles Parish public school system to redesign teacher preparation programs. The effort is intended to give teacher candidates more classroom time by matching... more »
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 »
February 13, 2014 10:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - The NCAA could ban all Southern University teams from post season play over a paperwork problem.
Individual sports teams like football and basketball have received post season bans in the past, but this time, all athletic teams are at risk.
"It's devastating to the school,... more »
January 21, 2014 11:53 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Police have a person in custody following a reported shooting at Purdue University in Indiana. Purdue spokesman Greg McClure tells The Associated Press that police haven't released information about possible injuries. The report of shots fired came in around noon on Tuesday at the electrical engineering... more »
November 26, 2013 12:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southeastern Louisiana University is missing more than $50,000 in computer equipment according to a state audit.
The audit says the university either misplaced or lost the equipment it loaned to high schools as part of a program to encourage disadvantaged student to attend college. A report... more »
October 25, 2013 10:41 PM
LAFAYETTE- The state university here is standing behind its brand after it was called into question for how it is used.
People are taking issue to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping 'Lafayette' on some references and using Louisiana or UL. Some believe that insinuates it is branding... more »
October 25, 2013 8:58 AM
HATTIESBURG, Miss.- Three people involved in an on-campus fight at the University of Southern Mississippi last November involving a handgun and former Southern Miss quarterback Anthony Alford have been indicted on felony charges. Alford and another man have entered a pretrial diversion program. Upon completion of the program, the charges... more »
September 18, 2013 8:55 AM
STARKVILLE, Miss.- A Lucedale, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with an accident in which a Mississippi State University student was killed. Starkville police say 18-year-old Sawyer Tomas Steede is free on $50,000 bond after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in the Starkville Municipal... more »
September 5, 2013 11:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of employees in the Southern University System may soon get raises.
On Friday, the Southern Board of Supervisors will consider across the board salary increases for faculty and staff at Southern's Law School, Ag Center and New Orleans campus.
The raises will be up... more »
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 »
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 »
August 22, 2013 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Around 2,500 students lugged bags, suitcases, and furniture onto the LSU campus today for the official on-campus move-in.
The university said most of those students are freshmen, and 700 volunteers including student-athletes are on hand to help them get settled.
"We're getting them introduced to... more »
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 »
August 14, 2013 2:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - A state judge has found the LSU Board of Supervisors in contempt of court for not complying with her April 30 order to turn over to The Advocate and The Times-Picayune newspapers records related to the university's search for a new president. The Advocate reports District Judge... more »
August 6, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - It appears sacred words written by the voice of LSU's football stadium were stolen by another university and at times, used word for word.
In 2010, Dan Borne wrote his Ode to Tiger Stadium, which ends with the unforgettable line: "It's Saturday night in Death Valley".... more »
July 12, 2013 12:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials at Loyola University in New Orleans are trying to determine whether a move to reduce student aid led to an unexpected drop in freshman enrollment for the coming fall semester. First-year enrollment had grown since Hurricane Katrina; the university's goal was 875 first-year students for this... more »
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 »
June 28, 2013 5:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- Millions of students are taking out loans to get through school, despite a recent hike in interest rates for federal assistance.
"I lost TOPS and that doesn't help. Basically I didn't have enough money," says LSU student Dylan Wegmann.
Interest rates will double from 3.4 percent... more »
June 24, 2013 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON - For now, affirmative action in college admissions can still survive the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. In a ruling that avoided some difficult constitutional issues, the justices said a court may approve the use of race as a factor in admissions -- but only after it concludes that... more »
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 »
June 10, 2013 3:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's higher education leaders and advocates had big goals for the just-ended legislative session. They were asking lawmakers to give up their authority over tuition hikes, to revamp the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS and to stop hitting the campuses with budget cuts. They... more »
May 9, 2013 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's called the Lavender Graduation Ceremony and who gets the bill is rubbing some the wrong way.
This year, LSU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning community is flashing pride with lavender stoles and a ceremony. But there's push back because their ceremony is separate and... more »
April 16, 2013 5:01 PM
BOSTON - Boston University says a graduate student at the school was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasing the name or any other information about the student, pending permission from... more »
April 12, 2013 10:18 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
March 11, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University discussed ways to increase enrollment and boost graduation rates at The Press Club this afternoon.
Albert Tezeno, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, told reporters the university is working to increase partnerships with high schools and community colleges, a tactic echoed by Southern students.
... more »
February 13, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University announced they are slashing the cost of out-of-state tuition in a push to raise enrollment after years of declines.
The university is offering a waiver that would drop the out-of-state fee which tacks on an additional $3,000 to the tuition.
The offer is available... more »
February 1, 2013 2:48 AM
College and university endowments lost ground slightly during the fiscal year ending last June 30, with investments declining 0.3 percent on average, but the performance of the stock market since then suggests endowments may again be strengthening. Endowments are the assets owned and invested by universities, who typically spend about... more »
January 22, 2013 1:11 PM
HOUSTON - Authorities say the shooting at a Texas community college was the result of an altercation between two people, and at least one was a student. Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire. Tello says officers were called to the... more »
January 16, 2013 6:44 PM
HAZARD, Ky. - A 12-year-old girl allegedly shot by her cousin's ex-boyfriend at an eastern Kentucky College has died of her injuries. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said Taylor Jade Cornett died shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at University of Kentucky Medical Center. Taylor was shot Tuesday, along with her... more »
January 14, 2013 12:36 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - The University of South Alabama and its police chief are asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the shooting death of a naked student on campus. Both the school and university police chief Zeke Aull claim they can't be sued under state law for the... more »
January 8, 2013 5:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- Steps to make LSU a better school are in the works.
Tuesday, a transition advisory team held the first of many meetings to launch LSU 2015. The project will help LSU reorganize it's school model to get on track for the future.
The transition advisory team... more »
January 4, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Marching Band is headed back to the Super Bowl.
The band, nicknamed the "Human Jukebox," will perform in New Orleans during pre-game activities of Super Bowl XLVII being held Feb. 3 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
This will mark the fourth Super... more »
January 1, 2013 3:47 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Republican governor has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in State College to announce the... more »
December 11, 2012 4:36 PM
GRAMBLING - Grambling State University's accreditation warning has been lifted. The university announced Tuesday that it had received notification from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that the six-month warning issued in June had been removed. The warning required the school to address issues related to financial aid and... more »
December 3, 2012 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Tech University may find out who its next president is going to be Tuesday. Les Guice, executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech, was named the one remaining finalist by the search committee Thursday. The committee will recommend Guice be... more »
November 28, 2012 3:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A former Dillard University administrator faces a Jan. 7 trial on a charge that he overbilled the school for repairs performed by a company he owned. The Times-Picayune reports that a one-count federal theft indictment alleges that Matthew Gardner, Dillard's former facilities director, concealed his role in... more »
November 27, 2012 2:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's chief financial officer will be leaving the state's flagship university to take a similar position at the University of Kentucky.
The president of the University of Kentucky, Eli Capilouto, announced Tuesday that Eric Monday will become UK's executive vice president for finance and administration.
... more »
November 23, 2012 2:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Bridget Dinvaut has been elected chairwoman of the Southern University Board of Supervisors. Dinvaut was elected Friday during the board's meeting in New Orleans. Patrick Bell of Thibodaux was elected vice chairman. Dinvaut is an honors graduate of the Southern University Law Center and an assistant district... more »
November 9, 2012 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Faculty Senate approved a measure to look into issuing anti-plagiarism software to professors and students on campus.
The software would allow professors and students to see if essays and homework were plagiarized before and after it is submitted for a grade.
Some students used... more »
November 9, 2012 3:45 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A man charged with a bomb threat at Texas A&M University is now facing charges for a similar scare at Texas State University. A complaint unsealed this week accuses 19-year-old Dereon Kelly of using the email account of his girlfriend, Brittany Henderson, to send an Oct.... more »
November 8, 2012 7:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The University of New Orleans has named James E. Payne as the school's new provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Payne most recently served as regional vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at the polytechnic campus of the University of South Florida System. There... more »
November 6, 2012 9:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Committees set up to find presidents for the University of Louisiana System and Louisiana Tech University will be meeting Friday in Baton Rouge.
The system search committee will interview Sandra Woodley, its only finalist, at 9 a.m.
The Tech search committee will meet at noon... more »
November 2, 2012 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU System's Board of Supervisors discussed the challenges they faced today as they begin their nationwide search for a new leader.
At today's meeting, board members said there were an unusually large number of openings for university presidents around the country, all in competition for... more »
November 1, 2012 4:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A vice chancellor at the University of Texas System is being considered to run the University of Louisiana System. Sandra Woodley, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at the Texas college system, has been invited to interview for the job on Nov. 9, the UL System board of... more »
October 31, 2012 1:15 PM
PORTLAND, Maine - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital. David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He... more »
October 25, 2012 7:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Regents has given Southern University permission to drop its master of arts in mass communication degree in a budget-cutting move that provoked the ire of faculty when the idea was first floated months ago.
Karen Denby, regents associate commissioner for academic affairs,... more »
October 22, 2012 10:29 AM
MONROE - After leading Louisiana-Monroe to a 43-42 overtime win at Western Kentucky Saturday, junior quarterback Kolton Browning has been named the Sun Belt Conference's Offensive Player of the Week.
It is the third Sun Belt honor of the season for Browning. Browning threw a pair of touchdowns in... more »
October 19, 2012 12:06 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Authorities at Texas A&M said a building-by-building search is going on now at the campus, after a bomb threat was called in this morning.
The university posted on their website they'd received a bomb threat, and classes the rest of the day had been canceled.... more »
October 12, 2012 4:21 PM
DAVIS, Calif. - A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries. Surgeons at UC Davis' veterinary medical teaching hospital looked over the mixed breed dog named Kabang on... more »
October 12, 2012 10:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Law Center has the most diverse faculty among any law school in the country. That's according to the Princeton Review, an education services company. The Advocate reports the law center is featured in the Princeton Review's 2013 edition of "The Best 168 Law Schools."... more »
October 11, 2012 5:28 PM
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Mocking his Republican rival, President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney once described himself as "severely conservative." But these days, Obama says Romney is trying to convince voters he was, in Obama's words, "severely kidding." Obama says Romney is trying to mask his past stances on tax... more »
October 9, 2012 10:32 AM
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has fired defensive coordinator Al Groh. Head coach Paul Johnson announced the move Monday, two days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to Clemson. The previous week, Georgia Tech gave up 49 points in an embarrassing loss to Middle Tennessee. Groh,... more »
October 8, 2012 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, Oct. 23, LSU fans will once again have a chance to witness one of those special events, as the Tiger Band will present this year's annual Tigerama concert at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and dress for the... more »
October 8, 2012 10:47 AM
BIRMINGHAM - A bye week didn't hurt Alabama's status as the top college football team in the country.
The Crimson Tide are a unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll for a second straight week and Oregon continues its ride at No. 2.
South Carolina moves up from... more »
October 4, 2012 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON - Tuition at private colleges and universities is up by 3.9 percent from last year. But while that rate is well above overall inflation, it's the smallest increase in at least four decades.
And the increase is much smaller than the price hikes that have been seen at... more »
October 1, 2012 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Zach Mettenberger's confidence in LSU's offense remains unshaken, even as the first-year starting quarterback struggles to explain why the Tigers have muddled through their last two victories against heavy underdogs. On Sunday, LSU (5-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) dropped a spot in the AP poll for the second... more »
October 1, 2012 10:39 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray has been suspended following his arrest in Georgia.
Tigers coach Gene Chizik said Sunday that Bray won't play Saturday against Arkansas. Chizik hasn't determined how long the suspension will last.
Bray was arrested Thursday night during a traffic stop on... more »
September 28, 2012 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Without quite saying it, Les Miles has all but acknowledged there are times when looking beyond the next opponent can be helpful. A prime example comes this Saturday night, when No. 3 LSU (4-0) hosts Towson (2-1) of the FCS. Miles says he wants his players to... more »
September 28, 2012 8:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University in Baton Rouge got approval Thursday from the state's higher education management board to add new academic degree programs.
The Louisiana Board of Regents gave Southern permission to offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in the newly merged mathematics and physics program.
Karen... more »
September 27, 2012 4:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sam Montgomery will hop around like a frog near the line of scrimmage if that's what it takes to fire up LSU's defense. Once the center snaps the ball, the defensive end is as ferocious as he is goofy. He had 3 1/2 tackles for losses last... more »
September 27, 2012 12:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - As Louisiana's colleges limp along after losing nearly half-a-billion dollars in state funding over the past four years, educations officials say Southern University may emerge as the model for how universities restructure themselves going forward. The Advocate reports representatives from the state's four public college systems appeared... more »
September 26, 2012 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The blazing starts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are raising doubts about preseason assumptions that the West is best in the Southeastern Conference. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 LSU, the leaders of the West Division, also remain the league's top teams in the national rankings.... more »
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 »
September 22, 2012 4:30 PM
JACKSON - A Jackson State University security guard was found dead in a city street on Saturday morning. WLBT-TV reports that 27-year-old Joseph Welch was shot five times, according to officials. Jackson police say Welch failed to show up for work at 10 p.m. Friday night. "We got a shots... more »
September 22, 2012 1:41 PM
PRINCETON, N.J. - The first woman to serve as president of Princeton University says she'll leave her post at the end of the academic year. Shirley Tilghman announced her intentions in an email Saturday to students, faculty, staff and alumni. She had informed university officials a day earlier. Tilghman, who... more »
September 21, 2012 10:25 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - An angry, desperate Auburn team awaits No. 2 LSU. Still, the host Tigers will need more than emotion to have a chance against LSU Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium. LSU (3-0) breezes into its Southeastern Conference opener as a three-touchdown favorite. Auburn (1-2, 0-1) views the game... more »
September 21, 2012 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - The 2013 LSU baseball squad takes the field for the first time Sunday, as the Tigers begin their six-week fall practice period in Alex Box Stadium. The fall practice session continues through November 5. All workouts in Alex Box Stadium are open to the public. The Tigers... more »
September 20, 2012 10:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU junior right-hander Joe Broussard will undergo surgery on his throwing elbow Friday, and will miss the 2013 season. Coach Paul Mainieri said Wednesday that Broussard suffered an ulnar collateral tear in his elbow while pitching this summer in the Cape Cod League. Mainieri says Broussard will... more »