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WRKF
11:06 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Interviews: Former LSU Dean Brij Mohan, Professor and Author Candida Moss

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 9:03 am

Former LSU Dean Brij Mohan talks with Jim about the appointment of Dr. F. King Alexander as the new President of LSU, and where the university may be headed.

Notre Dame professor and author Candida Moss on her book, "The Myth of Persecution", in which she contends that familiar stories of ancient Rome throwing Christians to the lions and such are bunk.


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WRKF
12:35 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Interviews: Insurance Expert Robert Zirkelbach, Screenwriters Ton Anton & Sandi Russell

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 10:17 am

Jim talks with Robert Zirkelbach, VP of America's Health Insurance Plans, about budget challenges facing Medicare.

Filmmakers Tom Anton and  Sandi Russell, discuss their new film "The Pardon",  the true story of the last woman to be executed in Louisiana, back  in the 1942.

LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope, who's at odds with the LSU  Board of Supervisors over the secrecy in choosing a new university president.

Also, LSU horticulturist Carl Motsenbocker talks with Jim about the 3rd Annual Dinner In The Field & Farm Tour, and the virtues of eating "slow foods".


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WRKF
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Interviews: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:01 pm

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"


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College Baseball
10:39 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU Game a Sellout

Louisiana-Lafayette's game next week against in-state rival LSU is a sellout.

The university says all individual game tickets for the Feb. 26 matchup at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field sold out Tuesday just before 3 p.m.

The Ragin' Cajuns and Tigers are meeting at the "Tigue" for the first time since March 2002. That game saw Louisiana-Lafayette's Andy Gros toss a complete game shutout en route to a 7-0 win.

First pitch for the Feb. 26 contest is at 6 p.m.

Higher Education
10:47 am
Wed February 6, 2013

LSU Shreveport to showcase new degree offerings

LSU Shreveport will host an open house on Feb. 7 to showcase its new degree offerings made possible through a partnership with the LSU flagship campus. It’s part of a plan to improve student enrollment and retention at LSUS, and provide more higher education offerings to Shreveport-Bossier.

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Latest News
3:05 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

LSU Ex-Staffer Says She Was Fired For Report

An LSU faculty member claims she was fired after reporting what she called the School of Art's theft of more than $75,000 from students.

In Margaret Herster's lawsuit filed in state District Court, the digital art instructor says the art program illegally charged students course fees that hadn't first been approved by the Legislature as required by law.

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WRKF
5:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Les Miles Gets a Raise

 

LSU's governing board has approved a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.

The change has bumped Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extended his contract through the 2019 season.

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WRKF
10:04 am
Fri February 1, 2013

LSU Supervisors' 'Disregard' Garners National Attention

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 3:04 pm

A report  in the Chronicle of Higher Education detailed a letter received by LSU’s Board of Supervisors. A national organization that monitors academic freedom at colleges and universities shook their finger at what they called the mistreatment of faculty at LSU.


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WRKF
6:48 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Student Surveys Reveal More LSU Grads Staying In State

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 8:50 am

At the start of the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit in November, keynote speaker Mitchell J. Silver – who works for the Department of City Planning in Raleigh, North Carolina – gave his audience some constructive criticism:

“Baton Rouge, you’re not keeping your young people. They're leaving," said Silver.


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Higher Education
7:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

LSU Reorganization Advisory Panel Begins Its Work

An advisory panel that will offer guidance to the LSU System board about ways to reorganize the system and its campuses has begun its work.

The 10-person group, which held its first meeting Tuesday, is working on a tight timeline, expected to provide its first recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in March.

The Board of Supervisors is merging the jobs of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus in Baton Rouge as part of a planned revamp of the multi-campus university system.

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