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May 9, 2013

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LSU students would see fees increase under bill approved by House committee
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Louisiana State University students would see their fees increase under a bill approved Wednesday by the House Education Committee. The bill, which passed 9-3, will now head to the House floor for further debate. …


House committee approves LSU fee increase bill
LSU students could see a $60 a year fee increase this fall, if lawmakers agree to a bill approved by the House Education Committee. That fee could top out at $300 a year by the fall of 2017. ...


House committee approves fee increase bill for LSU
San Francisco Chronicle
Saying a majority of Louisiana's colleges and universities won't reach the graduation rates of the Southern regional average by 2016, the House Education Committee chairman angrily killed his own tuition increase bill on Wednesday. ...


College funding bills discussed
The Advocate
A plan that would revamp the way Louisiana’s colleges are funded cleared an important hurdle Tuesday as legislators grapple with how to lessen the blow of state budget cuts to higher education while increasing academic performance. ...


Higher education funding would be based on performance under bill approved by Louisiana House committee
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Public colleges that meet certain performance measures would receive more state funding under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday. The legislation would funnel more state money to schools with higher graduation rates ...


Scholarships bill OK’d by House
The Advocate
Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor’s push to make the governing boards for the LSU and Southern University systems report which students receive scholarships from board members is nearing final legislative passage. ...


LSU names Kalliat Valsaraj vice chancellor of research & economic development
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Louisiana State University has selected Kalliat T. Valsaraj as the university’s next vice chancellor of research and economic development. Valsaraj has been with LSU for more than 27 years serving in various roles. ...


Eagles nursed at LSU released in swamp near Gramercy
The Advocate
The two eagles had spent approximately a month at LSU’s Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana, where they were nursed back to health. They had arrived at the hospital within days of each other and aren’t believed to be related. ...


Dr. Harry Wong to Educate the Educators
eNews Park Forest (Ill.)
The workshops are sponsored by the Governors State University Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education (MILE) of the College of Education in collaboration with Louisiana State University College of Human Sciences and Education. ...


Report: LSU brought in more than $114 million in revenue in 2012
… LSU brought in $114.7 million while spending only $101.9 million, putting the school $12.8 million in the black. But while Alabama also received subsidies in the form of school funds, LSU received no subsidy in 2012, the database shows. ...


Most NCAA Division I athletic departments take subsidies
USA Today
LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue and Texas were the only schools to report no subsidy money in 2012. Michigan reported receiving less than $260,000: $16,000 in federal work study funding ...

LSU's Duncan finalist for SI athlete of year
LSU's Kimberlyn Duncan is among the five finalists for the Sports Illustrated Women's College Athlete of the Year award for the 2012-13 season. LSU says Duncan learned that she was a finalist on Wednesday ...