The view from Robert Mann’s ivory tower in Baton Rouge does not offer a clear perspective on the educational successes unfolding in New Orleans and around our state.
Because Bob Mann holds the Manship Chair in Journalism and is the director of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at Louisiana State University, and his accusations center around the issue of racism, I feel compelled to respond to his claims.
The issue of higher education salaries has caught the attention of state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath. She passed a resolution this session requesting that the Board of Regents “study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards.” The final report is due to lawmakers in early February 2013.
The Department of Energy has awarded Louisiana State University $997,000 for a project to evaluate the feasibility of an advanced geothermal energy project.
In a legislative session filled with bills to heavily alter Louisiana’s higher education system, students of public universities and colleges may soon experience one more adjustment: concealed weapons on campus.
A new ranking of admissions standards has LSU below all flagship universities in the Deep South. The study author contends consequently lower graduation rates, less desirable faculty, and poorer quality research.
Today’s Washington Times contains two interesting pieces on the controversy over Charity Hospital. Jack Davis’ article is worth a look. And the fact that a conservative paper would editorialize against Gov. Jindal’s plan is notable. The federal arbitration hearing that will determine how much FEMA owes Louisiana has convened. Stay tuned!