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April 1, 2014

04/01/2014 12:00 AM

New funding for colleges clears first hurdle
The Advocate
A plan to reward Louisiana colleges and universities with increased funding for every engineering, computer science or other in-demand degree cleared its first hurdle Monday when the measure passed through the House Appropriations Committee.
 

$40 million WISE Fund moves to House for debate
Associated Press
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to create a $40 million incentive fund to direct dollars to high-demand programs that will fill the petrochemical, engineering and manufacturing jobs his administration has drawn to Louisiana crossed its first legislative hurdle Monday.
 

Entergy gives LSU $1 million for Taylor Hall renovations
The Advocate
Entergy Louisiana is giving $1 million to LSU’s College of Engineering to provide a research laboratory and classroom complex.
 

Entergy donates $1 million to LSU College of Engineering for teaching complex
NOLA.com
Entergy is joining several companies in donating to LSU's renovation of its Patrick F. Taylor Hall and College of Engineering expansion.
 

LSU vet school releases bald eagle into the wild
The Advocate
The door to the large portable kennel opened Monday morning and the adult bald eagle immediately took flight down the levee toward the Mississippi River.
 

LSU Vet School releases eagle after 4 months of injury rehab
NOLA.com
A bald eagle finally celebrated its freedom March 31 after four months of injury rehabilitation at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
 

U.S. Geological Survey releases map detailing coastal Louisiana marshes
NOLA.com
The U.S. Geological Survey has released a map of coastal Louisiana marshes, listing more than 956,000 acres of fresh marsh and nearly 730,000 acres of saltwater marsh.
 

2 LSU research groups awarded grants from W. M. Keck Foundation
NOLA.com
Two LSU research groups have received $550,000 in funding from the W. M. Keck Foundation, the first time LSU researchers have won grants from Keck’s competitive grant process.
 

Master Craftsmen
The Daily Reveille
Students always knew photography Professor Thomas Neff had high expectations.