October 5, 2012 12:06 AM
Patients and doctors alike are worried about the future of Lafayette's University Medical Center, after another round of drastic budget cuts.
"We are saddened, we are dismayed, we are worried," said Chief Resident of Internal Medicine Leah Potter.
"For people with no insurance, we don't really have anywhere... more »
September 25, 2012 9:29 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus is on track for major upgrades, and the student body will vote next month on whether to help pay for the work in the school's master plan.
The Advertiser reports much of the plan calls for reducing vehicle... more »
March 23, 2012 10:36 AM
McNeese is just the second university in Louisiana to receive the StormReady certification. In Louisiana, there are 16 StormReady sites including Calcasieu Parish and Lake Charles.
According to Andy Patrick, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, the StormReady program provides communities, including universities, towns, cities, counties,... more »
February 11, 2012 1:39 PM
A partnership of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Drexel University in Philadelphia is in the planning stages for a research facility that will be known as the Center on Visual and Decision Informatics. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/yGvdYL ) the center will provide research for business and state agencies. The... more »
February 6, 2012 10:12 PM
As University Medical Center plans to make $4 million in cuts, by closing clinics and laying off possibly 80 employees, hospital officials worry what the next fiscal year could bring.
Labor and Delivery will be closing its doors, along with Inpatient Pediatrics, Kidmed and the Detox unit. Others, like... more »
January 12, 2012 4:03 PM
After a much deserved break, thousands of UL Lafayette students returned to school Wednesday.
This school year brings lots of excitement as UL has several major construction projects underway.
Just last year, UL's new dorms became a reality and one week ago, the newsest dorms, Huger Hall opened.... more »
September 2, 2011 11:37 AM
The University of Louisiana - Lafayette is monitoring the weather closely for the next few days. There are no plans to cancel classes or close the university at this time. All weekend events are still as scheduled. The university will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5.... more »
August 7, 2011 2:35 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome's operations director says permanent bracing at weak points in the outer walls is done, 13 months ahead of schedule and $50,000 under budget. Phil Ashurst tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/oa2gSS ) the arena's good for another 50 or 75 years. Where support beams had reinforced... more »
August 4, 2011 10:24 PM
UL is expecting record numbers of incoming freshman for the Fall 2012 semester, with approximately 3,000 students starting this month. But does the university have enough room?
UL's Housing Department said as of right now, there isn't enough space for all of the students wanting to live on-campus this... more »
July 11, 2011 11:47 PM
An entire doctoral program and two tenured professors are being phased out at UL, but some faculty members don't think the cuts are fair. UL's Cognitive Sciences program is the only PhD program of its kind in Louisiana, but it won't be around by May 2013.
The University claims... more »
July 3, 2011 1:14 PM
The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound.
Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
July 2, 2011 11:35 PM
A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead.
This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe.
Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police... more »
February 3, 2011 8:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans student and Army veteran injured in the line of duty was shot and killed a few blocks from the school's campus. Police say 22-year-old Lars Stiaes was found shot about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe Stiaes ran to a gas station... more »
December 6, 2010 6:38 PM
The right lane of US 90 EB (SW Evangeline Thruway) from Pinhook Rd to University Ave. will be closed beginning Monday December 6, 2010 and will last approximately 2 weeks, weather permtting. The lane will only be closed Monday through Friday nights from 6:00 pm until 6:00 am. The work... more »
November 26, 2010 9:17 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - There are few images of college life more idyllic than a tree-shaded campus. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with its stands of Century Oaks, pines, cypress and more, is a beautiful example of that. But the university's enrollment is also growing and to deal with... more »
November 15, 2010 7:47 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State University President Philip C. Williams says he will recommend a reorganization of administrative personnel and services this week after a review by campus leaders. Williams, who faces budget cuts for 2011 after taking over as McNeese's sixth president July 1, was inaugurated Sunday... more »
October 6, 2010 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two administrators from Texas, one from South Carolina and one from the University of Louisiana System are semifinalists for presidency of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The UL system says the search committee plans to recommend at least two finalists next Wednesday, after on-campus... more »
September 30, 2010 5:06 PM
We're responding to a major residential fire, fully engulfed in flames at N. University and Keeling. Pictures to come soon. Live with KATC's Jim Hummel at 5:00. We are being told by our crew on the scene, University is closed by Willow.
September 9, 2010 12:44 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -Southern University's student enrollment is down another 4 percent this fall while Baton Rouge Community College continues to steadily grow. That's according to college data released Wednesday. Southern reported a total enrollment this fall of 7,313 students compared with 7,619 last year. BRCC jumped about 3... more »
August 20, 2010 4:14 PM
An update to a story involving former councilman Chris Williams and an investigation by the state legislative auditor's office.
Williams' non-profit agency has had a contract for full time work with the federal disaster Housing Assistance Program since early 2008.
Since December of 2009 that agency has also... more »
August 3, 2010 1:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two white students who were denied admission
to the University of Texas at Austin are asking a federal appeals
court to rule that the school impermissibly uses race in its
undergraduate admissions decisions.
A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit... more »
July 9, 2010 11:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University will receive approximately $11.2 million to establish an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research for West and Central Africa. The funding comes from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The university said in... more »
May 11, 2010 10:54 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Nicholls State University will become a tobacco-free campus effective Jan. 1. University spokeswoman Renee Piper says the policy change prohibits the use of tobacco in any form. The current policy prohibits the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of campus buildings, on sidewalks or inside... more »
May 10, 2010 12:16 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Law clinics at universities across Louisiana fear a state senator's proposal could force them to close, leaving their impoverished clients without free legal services in cases ranging from child support to water pollution. Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, said he's heard those concerns and plans to... more »
April 6, 2010 5:29 PM
From Lafayette Police: Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects who are alleged to be involved in a shooting that occurred over the holiday weekend. On April 2, 2010, at approximately 2:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were... more »
March 17, 2010 1:01 PM
UPDATE: When notified of the allegations against Dr. Ali Ghalambor, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette immediately notified the appropriate authorities and initiated a review led by the director of internal and external audit for the University of Louisiana System. Upon competition of the review, the university submitted the findings... more »
February 26, 2010 12:50 PM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is aiming to raise admission standards for next fall semester. President John Crain said he will seek approval to raise the minimum high school grade point average from the current 2.0 GPA to 2.5, or an ACT composite score from the current 20... more »
February 11, 2010 1:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With up to seven inches of snow predicted in parts of Louisiana, universities closed early in north Louisiana and at least one Carnival parade was postponed in New Orleans. The National Weather Service said snow in much of the area was likely to be heavy and... more »
January 22, 2010 11:52 AM
Scholarships are available for qualifying first-time freshmen at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2010.
UL Lafayette offers incoming freshmen many scholarships including the Jefferson Caffery Scholarship, the Academic Scholarship, the Centennial Scholarship, the Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Distinguished Freshman Scholarship, the... more »
January 14, 2010 12:28 PM
An unprecedented event will take place on January 23, 2010 at The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. East/West: Visually Speaking is a first of its kind exhibition of contemporary Chinese Art, featuring thirteen Chinese artists whose works reference Western stylistic history.... more »
December 16, 2009 1:08 PM
LAFAYETTE - The final draft of UL Lafayette's Hazard Mitigation Plan is ready for public viewing. The draft has been developed through the Disaster Resistant University (DRU) grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
UL Lafayette officials have been working to develop a comprehensive hazard mitigation... more »
December 10, 2009 11:48 AM
LAFAYETTE - Administrators at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette received approval from the state Civil Service Commission today to outsource its custodial services to a private company. Currently, custodial services are handled through the university's Physical Plant.
According to UL Lafayette President Dr. Joseph Savoie, the move is... more »
December 5, 2009 6:40 PM
Four accidents in Lafayette Parish have left 6 people dead and it all happened in a 24 hour period.
It started Friday morning at 2:20 in Carencro.
Police arrived on the scene in the 3300 block of University Ave.
Adrunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian crossing... more »
December 4, 2009 4:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today named Ray P. Authement President Emeritus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Authement retired in 2008 after serving an astounding 34 years as president.
"I am very surprised and extremely honored about the new... more »
December 4, 2009 11:13 AM
4:10 pm Update:
Unable to identify the white female victim. The deceased is only identified as a white female possibly in her 40's wearing navy blue sweat pants, navy blue zip up hooded jacket with white collar inlay and white inlet sleeves with red Christmas style socks. Anyone with... more »
November 19, 2009 11:13 AM
LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21.
This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
November 16, 2009 9:02 AM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
October 30, 2009 7:33 PM
COMPUTER SCIENCE BUILDING NAMED FOR JAMES R. OLIVER
LAFAYETTE - Wilson Dietz first met Dr. James R. Oliver when Dietz was a high school student in Egan, La.
"In 1946, when he was a fighter pilot, he buzzed our high school," Dietz recalled. "He later took some of... more »
October 23, 2009 10:54 AM
In its continuing bid to raise tuition, LSU officials are touting the results of a national survey of college costs showing LSU's in-state tuition is less than similar schools across the country.The university released a statement saying, quote, "The education LSU gives its students is worth so much more than... more »
October 23, 2009 8:58 AM
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - University of Louisiana System President Randy Moffett said it's too early to tell how Wednesday's resignation by Grambling State University President Horace Judson will affect the university's ongoing accreditation process. After five years at GSU, Judson departed soon after the university had submitted reports for its... more »
October 21, 2009 3:14 PM
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University president Horace Judson is resigning because of "family reasons," effective next week, the University of Louisiana System said Wednesday. Judson was hired in 2004. The UL System announcement said his tenure saw new admissions standards, higher ACT scores for incoming freshmen and creation... more »
October 14, 2009 1:47 PM
The Lafayette Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1106 W. Congress; the call apparently came in around 11:45am today.
At this time KATC has learned that the driver of a pick-up was backing out of the drive way and inadvertently clipped a gas meter.
Lafayette Fire... more »
October 13, 2009 11:53 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU Police have arrested four people from Atlanta and booked them with the selling of counterfeit tickets to the Tigers' football game against the University of Florida. Detective Jason Bettencourtt said several people filed reports Saturday that tickets they had purchased from people on campus... more »