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April 23, 2013

04/23/2013 12:00 AM

Budget issues challenge for LSU, other higher ed institutions
St. Martinville Teche Today
Higher education in Louisiana is continuing to face serious budgetary challenges, said William Jenkins, interim LSU system president and chancellor. Funding for higher education is becoming more and more dependent on tuition dollars and less and less on state dollars since the economy began to decline several years ago ...

 

Alexander's salary similar to past leaders'
Daily Reveille
LSU President-Elect F. King Alexander officially accepted an annual salary of $600,000 last week, a figure similar to that of past leaders like former LSU System President John Lombardi and Interim System President and Chancellor William “Bill” Jenkins. ...

 

Task force on performance-based funding for higher education is approved by Louisiana Senate
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Performance measures such as student retention, graduation and a focus on science and technology would be key factors in determining the state's funding of public higher education institutions under a bill approved by the Louisiana Senate on Monday. …

 

Higher ed retirement bill advances
The Advocate
Higher education leaders are touting the bill as protection against the “unintended consequences” contained in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s pension plan for new employee hires. The employer contribution would drop to 1.8 percent under Jindal’s plan instead of the current 5.7 percent rate. ...

 

Oil industry leaders meet at LSU to discuss continued issues related to BP oil spill
WVLA-TV
Today leaders in the oil industry from around the world were at LSU. They were there to find out what the school has learned from the millions in grant money they've gotten since the spill. …

 

LSU’s May commencement to feature ABC News, NPR’s Cokie Roberts
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Louisiana State University students will have the opportunity to hear from New Orleans native Cokie Roberts on May 16. Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the keynote address at the university’s spring commencement exercises. ...

 

Cokie Roberts to give keynote commencement address
Daily Reveille
ABC News Political Commentator and NPR Senior News Analyst Cokie Roberts will deliver the University’s keynote commencement address at 2 p.m. May 16, the University announced in a news release Monday afternoon. ...

 

LSU search lawsuit slated for trial
The Advocate
LSU contends that Alexander was the only applicant for the job and information on him already was made public. All but 10 of the other candidates were nominated and were not true applicants, he said. ...

 

“All The King’s Men” showcases rich Louisiana history
Daily Reveille
Swine Palace made its debut 21 years ago with a stage adaptation of Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “All the King’s Men.” This month, Swine Palace reprises its first performance to mark Louisiana’s bicentennial celebration. ...

 

Professor faces struggle for equality
Daily Reveille
Following domestic partnership benefit resolutions that passed in both the Student Government and Faculty Senate, the policy remains to be decided on by the University’s Board of Supervisors. Despite passing in both the SG Senate and the Faculty Senate with immense support, ...

 

LGBT community ponders future center
Daily Reveille
Outside of the University’s Spectrum organization, resources for LGBT students on campus can be found in the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Student Union. Cox cited the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ Project and Safe Space Campaign as a particularly helpful program many may overlook. ...

 

‘Real life’ student art on display
The Advocate
“Real-Life Experience” is sponsored by the LSU School of Art and spotlights original artwork by East Baton Rouge Parish’s high school students. More than 40 works were chosen from some 150 entries by jurors Dawn Black, Eleanor Owen Kerr and Van Wade-Day, all Baton Rouge Gallery artist members. ...

 

Local actors Craig Leydecker and Kyle Clements get roles on NBC's 'Revolution'

New Orleans Times-Picayune
A Jesuit High School, LSU and Loyola Law School graduate, Leydecker practices law in New Orleans when he’s not pursuing acting opportunities. His recent credits include “Treme” and “Empire State.” ...