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June 11, 2013

06/11/2013 12:00 AM

Colleges get surprise funding boost
The Advocate
Under a budget compromise agreed upon in the waning hours of the session, legislators were able find more than $40 million in one-time funds to distribute among Louisiana’s four college and university systems. ...


LSU board approve student fee increases to offset maintenance costs
New Orleans Times-Picayune
The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors has approved an increase on its students for next school year. The extra fees approved Friday will help pay for some of the $450 million in deferred maintenance on campus buildings ...


Bills passed regarding tuition, education
Daily Reveille
Along with the conclusion of the state legislative session on June 6, several bills were introduced that could affect students and residents around Baton Rouge. ...


Ethereal, 8-foot-long 'sea serpent' caught on video
Los Angeles Times
It is a common parasite of marine fish, but it is the first time one has been seen on an oarfish, said Mark Benfield, a marine biologist at Louisiana State University. ...


Video tracks weird deep-sea oarfish
NBC News
One video, taken by a remotely operated vehicle in August 2011, is the longest, best-quality video captured to date, said Mark Benfield, a researcher at Louisiana State University and part of a team that made the video of the oarfish. ...


Scientists Release Breathtaking Video of an Oarfish
French Tribune
Mark Benfield, a marine biologist at Louisiana State University, said a parasite isopod can be witnessed as a white blob in the fish's spiny dorsal fins. Despite being a common parasite of marine fish, it is the first time ever ...


Pictures From BioBlitz 2013: Bronze Frogs to Crawfish Chimneys
National Geographic
Beetles, dragonflies, moths, and dobsonflies were among the species gathered by entomologists from Louisiana State University at the recent BioBlitz in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve outside New Orleans. ...


College offers Chinese study abroad program
Daily Reveille
The E.J. Ourso College of Business announced a partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University that will allow University students to participate in a Chinese exchange program beginning spring 2014. ...


LSU EJ Ourso College of Business offering Chinese University Exchange Program
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Beginning next spring, students of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business will have the opportunity to take part in a life-altering learning experience. The college has announced a new partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University …


Rotary Club awards scholarship to FHS graduate
Bogalusa Daily News
Dually enrolled through Early Start with Southeastern, she has earned 12 hours of college credit, and has been accepted to Louisiana State University's Honors College. ...