Southern University http://wwno.org en Southern Students Head to 50th Anniversary March on Washington Celebrations http://wwno.org/post/southern-students-head-50th-anniversary-march-washington-celebrations <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/082213_MarchOnWashingtonAnniversary_AW2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Next Wednesday marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on the Washington for Jobs and Freedom.<p>In 1963 hundreds of thousands rallied in the National Mall in DC for civil and economic rights for African Americans.&#160; That rally is also where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UV1fs8lAbg<p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:46:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 42394 at http://wwno.org New, Old Appointees to Regents, SU Board http://wwno.org/post/new-old-appointees-regents-su-board <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Bobby Jindal has made appointments to two of the state's higher education boards; the Board of Regents and the Southern University Board of Supervisors.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Among those appointed Friday to the Southern board is Leon Tarver, a former president of Southern.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26441 at http://wwno.org Southern business grads have new option http://wwno.org/post/southern-business-grads-have-new-option <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Graduates from Southern University's two-year college in Shreveport will now be able to earn a four-year business degree at Grambling State University.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The two colleges announced this new option Tuesday.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:32:15 +0000 The Associated Press 19893 at http://wwno.org Southern University campuses shut down for Isaac http://wwno.org/post/southern-university-campuses-shut-down-isaac <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Southern University System is shutting down campuses in advance of the storm.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The system announced that Southern University-New Orleans has canceled all remaining classes Monday and will remain shuttered through Wednesday. SUNO is evacuating 90 students living in residential facilities to the system's Baton Rouge campus.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:33:29 +0000 The Associated Press 18675 at http://wwno.org Greg LaFleur claims breach of SU contract http://wwno.org/post/greg-lafleur-claims-breach-su-contract <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An attorney claims Southern University breached the contract of then-Athletic Director Greg LaFleur when it announced, three days after his arrest on a misdemeanor prostitution charge, that LaFleur had been fired.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Houston jury acquitted LaFleur on the charge earlier this year.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:19:16 +0000 The Associated Press 17320 at http://wwno.org Southern to host meetings on budget cuts http://wwno.org/post/southern-host-meetings-budget-cuts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Southern University System is hosting a series of town hall meetings across Louisiana to discuss concerns about the effect of budget cuts on the system&#39;s three schools.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:50:55 +0000 The Associated Press 15942 at http://wwno.org Tree-loving Mandeville tallies every tree http://wwno.org/post/tree-loving-mandeville-tallies-every-tree <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">There are 151,347 trees,&nbsp;more or less, within Mandeville&#39;s city limits, and only about 7 percent of them are live oaks.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Those are among the findings of a study done for the city by two graduate students and their professors at the Southern University Agricultural Research &amp; Extension Center.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:12:04 +0000 The Associated Press 15841 at http://wwno.org Southern has new strategy to bring in students http://wwno.org/post/southern-has-new-strategy-bring-students <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">BATON ROUGE&nbsp;&mdash; Southern University will compete for a share of Baton Rouge&#39;s community college market this fall as part of a strategy to boost sagging enrollment.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The student numbers have dipped during the past several years with the introduction of tougher state admissions standards.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:04:09 +0000 The Associated Press 15356 at http://wwno.org Leaner Southern University After Financial Emergency http://wwno.org/post/leaner-southern-university-after-financial-emergency <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; Southern University administrators tell The Advocate the university is now in better shape to concentrate resources on successful programs such as engineering and nursing, and better equipped to guide students toward graduation. The university is emerging from an eight-month financial emergency period with fewer students, degree choices and faculty.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:54:42 +0000 The Associated Press 14983 at http://wwno.org