Lawyers for BP and the government are set to begin the third and final phase today of the trial over its 2010 oil spill. A Tulane University expert on maritime law says there are billions of dollars at stake.
Federal judge Carl Barbier has been overseeing the complex litigation over the 2010 disaster.
Tulane law professor Martin Davies is director of the Tulane Maritime Law Center. He says that process has proven much faster than scheduling jury trials. Barbier has already made key rulings in the case.
It’s getting easier for students to transfer from Delgado Community College to Loyola University.
The New Orleans Advocate reports the two schools signed a deal that allows students who complete prescribed courses in any of 10 programs at Delgado to transfer their credits to one of 28 programs at Loyola.
Eligible Delgado programs include accounting, business administration, criminal justice, fine arts, humanities, mass communication, social science, biological sciences and physical sciences.
The State Bond Commission has kicked off the start of funding a new airport terminal in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Advocate reports it approved $650 million in borrowing to pay for a 650,000-square-foot, three-story terminal. It will be built on property now used by Louis Armstrong International Airport — but closer to Interstate 10.
Airport Aviation Director Iftikhar Ahmad says plans to revamp the facility have been discussed since 1974.
It opened in 1946, but the way it evolved has proven troublesome.
Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 3:01 pm
Not even two weeks into its new session, the U.S. House has already passed a bill to chip away at Obamacare by only requiring that employers provide health insurance to employees working 40 hours or more, instead of 30 hours as is the current mandate. And the House voted for legislation meant to block President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
But 2nd District Congressman Cedric Richmond — the sole Democrat left in Louisiana’s delegation — is optimistic that — with the presidential race coming up — there will be opportunity to get some things done for his minority constituents once the Republicans get past their conservative talking points.
In New Orleans, 9 out of ten students go to charter schools. How do they, and their families, choose those schools? A new report out today finds that families weigh many factors. Practical concerns may count as much as, or even more than, a school’s academic standing.
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Joe Rallo lobbied in 2012 for more Texas colleges and universities to offer degree programs that cost $10,000 or less, an effort Rallo led as president of Angelo State University.
Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 10:48 am
Louisiana’s new commissioner of higher education has been on the job for less than a week, but Joe Rallo is out of Baton Rouge and traveling around north Louisiana meeting with college presidents and business groups for what he calls a “listening and learning tour.”