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April 18, 2013

04/18/2013 12:00 AM

New LSU President accepts $600000 annual salary
Daily Reveille
LSU President-elect F. King Alexander officially accepted a $600,000 annual salary Wednesday that was outlined in a letter of appointment from Board of Supervisors Chairman Garret “Hank” Danos at the Board meeting. ...

 

TOPS bill advances
The Advocate
A bill that would allow students who get an undergraduate degree out of state to use Louisiana’s popular scholarship program for graduate work here passed the House Education Committee on a 13-2 vote. ...

 

Bills expanding TOPS eligibility pass in committee
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Two bills expanding eligibility for state-funded higher education scholarships passed in committee Wednesday after being deferred by lawmakers last week. Both House Bill 243 and House Bill 612 extend eligibility for ...

 

Condoleezza Rice, Bobby Jindal push education changes
Daily Reveille
Several University administrators were present, including LSU President-elect F. King Alexander and Interim System President and Chancellor William “Bill” Jenkins. …

 

LSU increasing online learning efforts
Daily Reveille
The University is “ramping up” its efforts to increase online learning, said Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management David Kurpius at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. ...

 

Former governors debate tax swap
The Advocate
Speaking at “PAISA Day,” sponsored by LSU’s Public Administration Institute Student Association, former Gov. Mike Foster said Jindal had the right idea in proposing a complete elimination of the state’s personal and corporate income taxes ...

 

Four former Louisiana governors talk tax reform, Medicaid at LSU
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Four former Louisiana governors had their own opinions on how the state and Gov. Bobby Jindal should handle tax reform and Medicaid, at a panel discussion at Louisiana State University on Wednesday. ...

 

Former governors stress importance of job growth
Daily Reveille
At a governors’ panel held Wednesday, former Louisiana governors Kathleen Blanco, Edwin Edwards, Murphy “Mike” Foster and Buddy Roemer all expressed the similar idea that from their experience as governors, the people of Louisiana ...

 

Four governors convene, Edwards talks baby
WBRZ-TV
All four living former Louisiana Governors held a panel discussion on the state's politics at LSU's Business Education Complex. Governors Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco, discussed political topics like taxes, Medicaid, and education. ...

 

LSUPD receives national certification for security at sporting events
WAFB-TV
The funeral service for Longtime Educator Huel D. Perkins will be held Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Hall Davis Celebration Center, 9348 Scenic Highway, in Baton Rouge. ...

 

Survey reveals Louisiana residents concerned about direction, budget, effectiveness

Alexandria Town Talk

The just-released Louisiana Survey 2013: State of the State by Louisiana State University researchers finds that comparatively more residents think the state is headed in the wrong direction; that politics and the state budget ...

 

Funeral services Saturday for Educator Huel Perkins
WAFB-TV
He worked for 25 years at Southern, serving as director of the music department and dean of the Arts and Humanities College. He then worked 27 years at LSU as a professor, system vice chancellor for academic affairs and special assistant to the chancellor.
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Honors College FOCUS program raises funds for summer program
Daily Reveille
The Honors College’s FOCUS program is taking its Art Serving Art fundraiser to campus for the first time ever. The fundraiser, which is normally held at the Shaw Center for the Arts, migrated to the Grand Salon of the French House on Tuesday ...

 

Volunteer LSU preparing for National Volunteer Week
Daily Reveille
Volunteer LSU is gearing up for National Volunteer Week at the University, which begins Monday, giving students the chance to get involved with volunteering around campus through various daily activities scheduled for next week. ...

 

Student to honor Sandy Hook victims in percussion recital
Daily Reveille
Parsons, a philosophy junior, will lead and perform along with a handful of music majors in a show that focuses on modern percussion music. All pieces in the recital were composed within the last 40 years and include various experimental aspects …

 

New SG president, vice president, senators sworn into office
Daily Reveille
After a long-fought election season, John Woodard and Taylor Parks were inaugurated as Student Government’s president and vice president on Wednesday afternoon in front of the University’s Memorial Tower. …

 

Professor angered by poor attendance
Daily Reveille
Fifteen minutes into the 10:30 a.m. section of CMST 4112 on Wednesday, students received an email from professor Loretta Pecchioni informing them that “basically everyone is getting an F in the class,” and the class would be canceled …

 

University alums run '2BRokeGuys', search for fun in Baton Rouge
Daily Reveille
When people say there’s nothing to do in Baton Rouge, Ryan Chenevert likes to say it’s because “they’re boring people.” Chenevert, along with Josh Howard, runs 2BRokeGuys, a website dedicated to finding adventurous, wallet-friendly events …

 

Skip Bertman Field becomes a reality at LSU
The Advocate
The LSU System Board of Supervisors approved naming the field in honor of Bertman, who guided the Tigers on 11 trips to the College World Series and five national titles during his 18-year tenure. ...