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May 10, 2013

05/10/2013 12:00 AM

Officials: Public colleges hurting
The Advocate
Speaking in front of the state Senate Committee on Finance, state Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell used the moment to highlight LSU and Baton Rouge Community College. The state has cut LSU by 53 percent — $125 million — since 2008, ...

 

Inside Report: Compare proposed La. cuts to real cuts of recent years
The Advocate
State general fund support for Louisiana’s public colleges and universities has been cut more than 80 percent since the 2007-2008 fiscal year. Louisiana’s youth services have been cut 40 percent, Veteran’s Affairs has been cut 69 percent …

 

Opponents of Jindal's one-time money in budget craft plan with short-term money
The Lens
“It’s a very risky way of balancing the budget,” said Jim Richardson, a Louisiana State University economist who sits on the four-member Revenue Estimating Conference that is about to meet to determine how much of the higher-than-projected revenue ...

 

When Cold Cases Stay Cold
New York Times
Copies of dozens of these letters were given to The New York Times by James Shelledy, a journalist in residence at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, and a team of journalism students who have been working on a project ...

 

Former PR director at LSU dies at 91
The Advocate
Oscar Gabriel Richard III, a World War II veteran and member of LSU’s Ole War Skule Hall of Honor, died Tuesday night of natural causes at Baton Rouge General Health Center. He was 91. ...

 

Former LSU director of public relations, member of Manship School Hall of Fame dies at 91
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Former Louisiana State University director of public relations and member of LSU’s Ole War Skule Hall of Honor and the Manship School’s Hall of Fame, Oscar Gabriel Richard III died on Tuesday, May 7, at the age of 91, surrounded by his children ...

 

LSU mourns the loss of Oscar Richard
WVLA-TV
Oscar Gabriel Richard III, former LSU director of public relations and member of LSU’s Ole War Skule Hall of Honor and the Manship School’s Hall of Fame, died on Tuesday, May 7, at the age of 91, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. ...

 

Visitation Friday for former LSU public relations director
WAFB-TV
LSU is mourning the loss of Oscar Gabriel Richard III, former LSU director of public relations and member of LSU’s Ole War Skule Hall of Honor and the Manship School’s Hall of Fame. Richard died Tuesday, May 7, at the age of 91. ...

 

Wicks remember Lou Major Sr.
Bogalusa Daily News
Lou was honored in 2012 by being inducted into the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame, which recognized him for his efforts with The Daily News to report on civil rights issues through the racial unrest in his community in the 60s, ...

 

LSU foots bill for gay graduation ceremony
WBRZ-TV
"They will not be getting a diploma it's just our way to give them a stole," Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs Ronda Williams said. The ceremony is not a separate graduation but a celebration, she said. …

 

Baton Rouge students visit DC
The Advocate
They partnered and shared credit with LSU associate professor David Weindorf, a soils specialist with the LSU Agricultural Center, and the university’s $30,000 handheld X-ray spectrometer. ...

 

The Pulitzer Prize Board surrender – and how the New York Times blew the Ed Kennedy story
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Curley's co-author was John Maxwell Hamilton, founding dean of the Manship School of Mass Communications at LSU.  He is the editor of "From Our Correspondent," a series of books that features forgotten works and unpublished memoirs ...

 

NuNus Gallery extends hours
Opelousas Daily World
She attended Louisiana State University where she received both master of fine arts and master of education degrees. She has taught in East Baton Rouge Parish, at Louisiana State University, at Baton Rouge Community College ...

 

Letter: Softball berm needs repairing
The Advocate
About 2,600 fans attended the Lady Tiger softball game against reigning national champion Alabama on April 27. Since there are only about 1,600 seats, the extra folks were sold tickets to sit on the “berm” just outside the outfield fence. …