higher education http://wwno.org en Northwestern State president announces his retirement http://wwno.org/post/northwestern-state-president-announces-his-retirement Northwestern State University president Randall J. Webb announced Friday that he will retire later this year, according to a statement from the university. Webb has served as Northwestern State's president since 1996.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Dr. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 58286 at http://wwno.org Magnet highs in Baton Rouge and Shreveport lead state in FAFSA filings http://wwno.org/post/magnet-highs-baton-rouge-and-shreveport-lead-state-fafsa-filings The U.S. Department of Education has published the latest nationwide data on how many high school students have completed their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/PiggyBank.jpg" alt="" /><p>Baton Rouge Magnet and Caddo Magnet High in Shreveport lead Louisiana schools in submitting the most applications. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 57991 at http://wwno.org Higher Education: Paying More for Less http://wwno.org/post/higher-education-paying-more-less <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Higher Education system presidents testify in House Appropriations. (L to R) Dr. Monty Sullivan, LCTCS; Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU; Dr. Ronald Mason, SU; Dr. Sandra Woodley, UL." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/WP_000633.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/Capitol_Access_040814.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>The House Appropriations Committee got a different look at the cost of six years’ worth of higher education cuts Monday, as the push is on for colleges and universities to better prepare students to fill new jobs coming to Louisiana.<p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:02:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 57982 at http://wwno.org Higher Education Funding for Worker Development http://wwno.org/post/higher-education-funding-worker-development <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Got-Jobs.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/Capitol_Access_040114.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill establishing the WISE (Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy) Fund on Monday. The proposal, authored by House Speaker Chuck Kleckley and now headed to the House floor, sets up a system to pay bonuses to colleges that turn out graduates prepared to fill the high-demand jobs soon coming to Louisiana. Colleges will also have to come up with a 20 percent match from private firms in order to be eligible for a portion of the $40 million fund.<p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 57455 at http://wwno.org Lawmakers Reject Tweaks To TOPS Tuition Program http://wwno.org/post/lawmakers-reject-tweaks-tops-tuition-program <p>The House Education Committee shot down a bill that would change eligibility for Louisiana's TOPS program and require repayment of the free college tuition if students lose their awards.</p><p></p><p>Napoleonville Representative Joe Harrison was pushing the TOPS changes as a way to cut costs for a program expected to cost about $235 million next year.</p><p></p><p>Several lawmakers said they were worried about the long-term financial stability of the program, but that didn't generate enough votes for Harrison's proposal to put limits on the popular program.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:09:16 +0000 Associated Press 57069 at http://wwno.org Louisiana ArtWorks Building To Become Culinary Institute http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-artworks-building-become-culinary-institute <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A brand new culinary institute has been approved for the site of the former Louisiana </span>ArtWorks<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> building on Howard Avenue. The New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute won the bidding over two other competitors.</span></p><p class="p1">Tyler Bridges of <a href="http://thelensnola.org/" target="_blank">The Lens</a> talked with WWNO News Director Eve Troeh about the details of the $6 million deal.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Eve Troeh & Tyler Bridges 53679 at http://wwno.org Louisiana higher ed leaders eager to roll out workforce plan http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-higher-ed-leaders-eager-roll-out-workforce-plan When the Louisiana Legislature convenes next month it will consider whether to fund a $40 million plan to create a pot of money that the state’s colleges and universities can compete over. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 53514 at http://wwno.org Penn Law Dean Michael Fitts Named Next Tulane President http://wwno.org/post/penn-law-dean-michael-fitts-named-next-tulane-president <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Tulane University has selected Michael A.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Fitts</span>, the dean and a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, as the successor to retiring president, Scott Cowen.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:40:26 +0000 The Associated Press 53489 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Tech to discuss 'big data' with Ark-La-Tex firms http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-tech-discuss-big-data-ark-la-tex-firms Louisiana Tech University is set to host its first conference on <a href="http://www.cab.latech.edu/bag/bad.html">business analytics</a> next month at its Shreveport Center. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:18:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 50324 at http://wwno.org Northwestern State receives grant to research cattleman popularized in 'Lonesome Dove' http://wwno.org/post/northwestern-state-receives-grant-research-cattleman-poplarized-lonesome-dove A Northwestern State University professor has received a $50,000 grant to publish a three-volume set of the Charles Goodnight papers. Goodnight was one of the most prosperous and prominent cattlemen in the American West. The novel “Lonesome Dove” is a fictionalized account of a Goodnight cattle drive. Northwestern State associate professor of history John Price is sifting through thousands of Goodnight artifacts.<p>“It just has subsumed my life. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:32:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 48339 at http://wwno.org