Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 10:33 am
The Louisiana Board of Regents unleashed a 500-plus page report earlier this week about sexual assault. The report shows wide variation in how sexual assault is dealt with on state college and university campuses.Â
State Sen. JP Morrell requested the report and is now putting together a working group that may wind up crafting legislation to make campus responses to the problem more uniform.
For the first time in nearly 40 years, Tulane University is preparing to host a football game on its Uptown campus.
In a media walkthrough on Thursday Tulane representatives showed off the nearly-complete Yulman Stadium. It's a $73 million, 30,000-seat open-air arena that is already sold out for the first game this Saturday against Georgia Tech.
Richard Yulman, Tulane board member and major donor, welcomed the media and public to his namesake stadium.
â€śItâ€™s been a long journey, but itâ€™s now official: the boys are back Uptown," Yulman said. "Roll Wave.â€ť
Tulane University expanding recruitment of foreign students.
A study released today by the Brookings Institution shows foreign students attending universities throughout the United States provide a key link to economic growth. The findings show New Orleans has an opportunity to expand its international trade.
Two months after lawmakers agreed to create a $40 million higher education incentive fund, no decisions have been made about how to divide the money.
A council of Louisiana college, economic development and labor officials had hoped to have recommendations to the Board of Regents this week. But on Monday, the group pushed that expectation to September.
The Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy, or WISE, FundÂ was designed to steer money to college programs that help fill high-demand jobs and skills.
Originally published on Sun August 17, 2014 11:54 am
College football season is upon us. The first regular season game for the LSU Tigers is in two weeks. Playoffs debut this year. And the Tigers will have a new starting quarterback. There are major shifts happening off the field for Division I programs too.
Adam Norris, the Director of Communications at the University of New Orleans, tells us UNO became a tobacco-free campus on Aug. 1.
The state legislature mandated all public colleges and universities become smoke-free on that date, but UNO took it a step further and banned all types of tobacco. Norris says there are smoking-cessation resources in place for faculty, staff and students.
A new Delgado Community College campus opened today in New Orleansâ€™s Desire neighborhood. The Sidney CollierÂ campus will initially focus on courses in cosmetology, barbering, H-VAC, electrical work and nursing.Â
The new building is on the former site of a popular technical college that was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.Â It gives access to courses geared towards industries that are thriving locallyÂ to people living in the Eastern part of the city.
Thomas Lovince is the executive dean of the new Delgado campus.
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia will offer a marine biology degree when classes begin later this month.
The new undergraduate major is expected to attract more than a dozen students, according to SAU provost and vice president for academic affairs Trey Berry. The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill heightened awareness about the need for studying oceans and the human toll on the Gulf Coast ecosystem, according to Berry.