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June 20, 2013

06/20/2013 12:00 AM

Interim President William Jenkins Retires from LSU
New Orleans Times-Picayune
After 35 years of service to the higher education community, William “Bill” Jenkins has retired for a second time. Jenkins, who retired in 2007, came out of retirement in 2012 to serve Louisiana State University as its interim system president …


LSU president retiring for second time
Shreveport Times
After coming out of retirement last year to steer the LSU System and the Baton Rouge campus amid uncertain times, William Jenkins announced he will once again step out of the spotlight. …


LSU approves blank contract
The Advocate
The LSU Board of Supervisors approved Wednesday an agreement lacking in financial details for the private takeover of LSU's public hospital in Bogalusa. The agreement could also reduce the health care for women ...


Board of Supervisors privatizes hospital
Daily Reveille
In a special meeting on Wednesday, the LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a decision to privatize the University-run hospital Bogalusa Medical Center. …


Privatization backed for LSU's Bogalusa hospital
The LSU Board of Supervisors has agreed to a contract privatizing its rural Bogalusa hospital in January. The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which operates four private hospitals in Louisiana, ...


Jindal signs ban on smoking
Daily Reveille
On June 10, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed Senate Bill 36, which mandates all public post-secondary education institutions must develop strict non-smoking policies by August 1, 2014. …


Record 'dead zone' foreseen for Gulf of Mexico
USA Today
"The estimate is this will be the largest zone ever, unless there is a storm that stirs up the water," says researcher R. Eugene Turner of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, who was one of the modelers ...


Nutrient Pollution Could Cause Record-Setting 'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico
Red Orbit
A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium used the NOAA-supported models to forecast that this year's Gulf of Mexico ... Releases their Best College Program Awards for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Long Island (N.Y.) Newsday, the leading resource for graduate education, has released its list for the best schools and programs in the nation. The very best schools are featured in various academic programs. …


The Hidden Agenda Of Obama's Opposition
Red Orbit
A new study by Angie Maxwell from the University of Arkansas, and Wayne Parent from Louisiana State University, assesses whether racial attitudes are contributing to Tea Party membership, ...


“Treme” writer, LSU professor to speak
The Advocate
LSU's Science Café presents a free talk with Mari Kornhauser, LSU screenwriting professor and writer for the HBO series, “Treme,” Tuesday, June 25, at Chelsea's Café, 2857 Perkins Road. ...


Ex-LSUPD major’s case against University reinstated
Daily Reveille
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans recently reinstated a gender discrimination case against the University. The case, which was originally dismissed in 2010 by a federal judge in Baton Rouge, …


LSU vet school offers disaster preparation tips to pet owners
Here are some tips from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART – and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine to help you prepare for an evacuation. ...


Alumna to represent state in Miss International pageant
Daily Reveille
University alumna and former Student Government Senator Ashley Herbert will represent Louisiana in the 2013 Miss International Pageant on July 26 and 27 in Chicago. …