Depending what happens in the legislature, tuition could rise for thousands of students at universities across the state.
Tuesday, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill which would allow universities to raise tuition without legislative approval.
"We're trying desperately to maintain quality and performance... more »
MIAMI (AP) - State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Monday. Overall, spending declined by some $6 billion, or nearly 8 percent, over the past year, according to the annual... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state Senate's education committee said Monday he supports temporary tax increases or delays in tax breaks to stop budget cuts to public colleges and other educational programs.
Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he favors a reversal of tax breaks for... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana could have an interim commissioner of higher education next week and the position should be permanently filled in October, according to a tentative timeline approved Wednesday. The Louisiana Board of Regents also is moving forward with plans to hire a national headhunter firm to... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's commissioner of higher education is voluntarily cutting her pay by more than half in the upcoming budget year, as colleges have been hit with several rounds of cuts. Sally Clausen is reducing her salary from $377,000 a year to $199,000. And she won't take... more »
LSU marked it's 150th anniversary Tuesday, but sesquicentennial celebrations may have been overshadowed by a more solemn occasion put on by dozens of faculty and staff. "They organized today's funeral for the University," said chair of the LSU English Department Anna Nardo. Symbolic of a funeral, the silent protest comes... more »