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  • Napolitano to address SUNO graduates Saturday

    May 10, 2012 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will address graduates of Southern University at New Orleans and receive an honorary degree at the school's commencement ceremony this weekend. The Department of Homeland Security says Napolitano's speech Saturday will include remarks about the "remarkable strength and resilience of... more »
  • Business incubator approved for SUNO

    July 4, 2011 10:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state Board of Regents has approved establishment of a business incubator on the campus of Southern University at New Orleans. Of the estimated $3 million cost of the incubator, $2 million will come from federal sources. Construction is expected to be completed by 2013. The... more »
  • SUNO/UNO Merger Proposal to be Scrapped

    May 19, 2011 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker is giving up on a proposal to merge the historically-black Southern University at New Orleans with the largely-white University of New Orleans, a racially-charged idea that had generated staunch opposition from black lawmakers. Tucker says he doesn't have the votes and... more »
  • Students protest on capitol steps

    April 26, 2011 7:28 PM

    A protest on the steps of the capitol. Southern University supporters asking the legislature to reconsider a bill that would merge SUNO with the University of New Orleans. Both the senate and the house bills cite a need for the merger because of SUNO's low graduation rate and low enrollment... more »
  • Landrieu Opposes UNO-SUNO Merger

    March 27, 2011 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has joined the ranks of those opposed to merging Southern University at New Orleans and the University of New Orleans. In an article for publication in The Louisiana Weekly's April 4 issue, Landrieu says Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to combine the universities was... more »
  • Jindal asks for study of SUNO, UNO merger

    January 18, 2011 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked the state's top higher education board to research a possible merger of the University of New Orleans campus with the Southern University-New Orleans campus. Jindal also is asking the Board of Regents to consider whether that merged campus should then... more »

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