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May 6, 2013

05/06/2013 12:00 AM

Presidential Search brings upheavals to University
Daily Reveille
While naming F. King Alexander as the LSU president was meant to bring stability to the University amid budgetary and administrative upheavals, his search process resulted in lawsuits regarding public records law. ...

 

Transition Advisory Team overhauls LSU System
Daily Reveille
The Board of Supervisors established the Transition Advisory Team  in January— a group of 10 businessmen and women in charge of finding problems and recommending changes to the Board for the reorganization of the LSU System. ...

 

The Tolls of Budget Cut on Higher Ed
WWNO Radio
After five years of steep budget cuts, some members of LSUnited, the faculty union, are hoping the legislature’s budget negotiations will raise enough revenue to prevent further cuts. Lawmakers are looking at plans to cut tax exemptions ...

 

Refocus higher education conversation
Shreveport Times
We believe Louisiana should allot predictable resources that provide the core of higher education funding. As we have been cutting state funding to higher education, we have been increasing tuition, which has only partially covered the state losses. ...

 

Controversial college construction
The Advocate
“This is also a slippery slope. I support our community colleges unconditionally, but if we do it for community colleges, in fairness, we’d have to do it for LSU and Southern and Louisiana Tech and then our debt limit becomes meaningless,” Kennedy said. ...

 

Our Views: Oil leak may have effects
The Advocate
There’s a continuing need for monitoring possible consequences, as evidenced by some recent research by scientists from LSU, the University of California at Davis and Clemson University. ...

 

Environment: Study finds lingering impacts from Gulf oil spill
Summit County (Colo.) Citizens Voice
“Our findings indicate that the developmental success of these fish in the field may be compromised,” said lead author Benjamin Dubansky, who recently earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. ...

 

Campus expands at unprecedented rate
Daily Reveille
Upcoming construction projects include the start of the University Student Recreational Complex expansion and redesign; the Faculty Club Hotel renovation; additional Kirby Smith Hall renovations; Student Union renovations; ...

 

Financial Literacy on Campus: Louisiana State University
Card Hub
In addition to an eight-part certification program for financial planners, the Louisiana State University has long covered a variety of personal finance topics – ranging from real estate and investments to risk management and insurance …

 

Our Views: Congrats to LSU paper
The Advocate
We congratulate The Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper, on being named the nation’s best daily student newspaper by the Society of Professional Journalists. We’re delighted, but not surprised, that The Reveille received this honor. ...

 

LSU engineering student showcase projects at exhibition
The Advocate
Watching as they let people remotely steer an underwater vehicle they’d created around a water-filled tank, a team of LSU engineering students showcased what they had spent a year designing and building. ...

 

Breakaway school district clears another legislative step
The Advocate
White also said he will work with Jim Richardson, alumni professor of economics at LSU whose 2012 study is being used by opponents of the bills, to come up with an agreeable plan for how retirement costs will be paid for former district employees. ...

 

University reaches diversity and outreach goals, with lapses
Daily Reveille
The Greeks were not the only on-campus organizations with major announcements in community outreach, as the African-American Cultural Center expansion project commenced this year, as the decision to expand has been in talks for many years. ...

 

Atheist and LGBT communities see organized action
Daily Reveille
From the third annual Louisiana Queer Conference to the Bayou State’s first secular convention, the University’s LGBT and atheist students saw an increase in organized action within their communities on campus this semester. ...

 

Making Community Out of Isolation by Learning Furious Self-Creation
Autostraddle
Being a lesbian in South Louisiana requires navigating contradictions. When I'm affectionate with my partner in public, we are often harassed. My friends and colleagues at Louisiana State University support us. ...

 

SG election overshadowed by drama
Daily Reveille
Student Government saw a particularly volatile election cycle this semester — one filled with multiple complaint and University Court hearings as well as elections. Though Unite LSU’s John Woodard and Taylor Parks received more than 1,000 votes …

 

LSU Dining launches new apps, locations
Daily Reveille
From the introduction of two new apps allowing students to plan their meals and eat on the go, to the introduction of Sunset Diner after Taco Bell closed, LSU Dining has made significant strides to feed students’ needs this semester. ...