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February 17, 2014

02/17/2014 12:00 AM

Q&A: F. King Alexander on college reform
Dallas Morning News
Last year, F. King Alexander took the helm as president and chancellor of Louisiana State University.

36 Hours in Baton Rouge, La.
New York Times
Louisiana’s capital has neither the nonstop party scene nor the obvious cultural charm of its more celebrated neighbor to the southeast, yet this laid-back Mississippi River town offers a unique appeal.

LSU research projects among Discover Magazine's top 100 Stories of 2013
Three LSU science researchers have been featured in Discover Magazine’s top 100 Stories of 2013.

State unemployment rate has continued to drop since mid-summer upsurge
The Lens
In July, Louisiana’s unemployment rate had been rising steadily and appeared likely to surpass the national rate, which had been dropping.

Experiment aims to turn La. sugar cane into fuel
Houma Courier
This winter is an excellent test for a sugarcane hybrid developed in Louisiana as a potential biofuel crop, according to a professor at Mississippi State University.

'Pitch Perfect 2' will return to shoot in Baton Rouge, city's film office confirms
"Pitch Perfect 2," the sequel to the hit 2012 campus musical, will shoot in Baton Rouge, just as its predecessor did, the city's film office has confirmed.

LSU students showcase designs at Oneofakind Fashion Show
The Daily Reveille
University apparel design students showcased their work at the inaugural Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Show this Saturday, joining the ranks of other designers from across the South.

Our Views: Real value of degree
The Advocate
If there is one thing that public colleges are aware of every day, it is that their money comes not just from students in the form of tuition but also from taxpayers.

Our Views: New home for gaming
The Advocate
If it is unusual to have a profit-making enterprise in the heart of a major university’s campus, that connection is a constructive reality at LSU in Baton Rouge with the North American Test Center of Electronic Arts Inc.