New Orleans, La. – The proposal comes after Governor Jindal failed to merge UNO with Southern University of New Orleans, a move that was strongly opposed by SUNO students and administrators. The switch to the University of Louisiana system is seen as a good fit by some at UNO. Susan Krantz is dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
New Orleans, La. – Solar panels and other equipment was set up on Magazine Street over the weekend, where shoppers could ask experts about the renewable energy. Forest Bradley-Wright of the Alliance for Affordable Energy says New Orleans is at the forefront of the national solar movement. He says much of the city's rebuilding efforts include solar technology.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the new hospital proposed alongside the new Veterans Administration hospital is a sound investment. Critics contend the new state hospital is too big and too expensive.
"We don't know whether it's too big or not because the business plan has not yet been completed."
New Orleans, La. – Professor Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says two factors are combining to form a dead zone predicted to be the size of Delaware and New Jersey. That's more than 9400 miles covered on the bottom of the Continental shelf.