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June 5, 2013

06/05/2013 12:00 AM

College fees bill clears Legislature
The Advocate
College students will be paying extra fees this fall, including one for campus building maintenance, if Gov. Bobby Jindal goes along with legislation that won final legislative approval on Tuesday. ...


Jindal to decide on fee increase for public university students in Louisiana
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Every public university student in Louisiana will see their fees raise by at least $48 if Gov. Bobby Jindal approves a bill now headed to his desk. The legislation, which applies to students at Louisiana State University, ...


TOPS change approved
The Advocate
The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would change the eligibility criteria, for some students, related to the state’s college scholarship program known as TOPS. ...


TOPS, education department reorganization bills sent to Gov. Jindal
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Two bills dealing with higher education scholarships and the organization of the state's education department were given final approval Tuesday. Both head to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk for his signature or veto. …


Scholarship disclosure bill OK’d
The Advocate
SB31 sponsor, state Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, has estimated that board members overseeing the LSU and Southern University systems have more than 180 scholarships at their disposal ever year valued at more than $1 million annually. ...


LBSU president Alexander did more than just add a few seats
Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram
Late this year, he'll be the Louisiana State University (LSU) President and will be in on discussions on adding 10,000 seats to a football stadium that already seats 95,000, perhaps to be called the Bloat on the Bayou. ...


LSU Executive Education welcomes Disney Institute to Baton Rouge on June 13
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned Disney’s Approach to Selection, Training & Engagement course for the first time to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on June 13. Sponsored by LSU Executive Education, the full-day event ...


LSU vet school eyes partnership with EBR animal shelter
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
East Baton Rouge Parish's animal shelter might be moved from Progress Road near the airport to LSU as part of an agreement with the School of Veterinary Medicine. ...


Louisiana's Red Stick Ramblers know how to have a good time
Charleston (S.C.) City Paper
The Red Stick Ramblers take their name from the city where they came together as students at Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge translates loosely to "red stick." The local Native Americans would use red sticks to mark their territory ...


People in Business for May 5
The Advocate
Tommy Phillips has been named chairman of LSU's department of accounting in the EJ Ourso College of Business, effective July 1. Phillips was director of the School of Accountancy at Louisiana Tech in Ruston. ...


Baton Rouge man vows to regain the 103 box turtles seized from his home
The Advocate
The retired LSU chemistry professor housed them on his property — some for more than 25 years — and gave them names like “Boxer,” “Cupcake,” “Grandma” and “Big Max.” But on April 2, state Wildlife and Fisheries agents swept into ...