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Higher Education
2:51 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

La. Tech president retiring in 2013

Louisiana Tech University President Daniel Reneau says he will retire at the end of June 2013.

He's been with the university 50 years as a student and educator, and served 26 years as president — the longest anyone has held the job.

Reneau announced his plans Tuesday during the university's fall faculty and staff meeting. He says he will continue to support Tech in a number of ways, including setting up an advisory and advocacy "think tank" within the Louisiana Tech University Foundation.

Higher Education
1:01 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Registration set at Nunez College

Registration begins Wednesday at Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish. Fall-term classes are scheduled to start on Aug. 20.

More registration information is available by calling 504-278-6467 or online at www.nunez.edu.

Louisiana Budget
9:53 am
Mon May 14, 2012

La. Colleges Face Deep Cuts in House Budget

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public colleges say they will be forced to make steep cuts next year if state senators agree to the version of the $25 billion budget passed by the House.

The governor's budget office says higher education would take cuts topping $200 million in the new fiscal year that begins July 1, under the House-approved budget.

Senators get their first look Monday at the House budget.

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Coastal Erosion
12:41 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Machines to aid in tracking erosion

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux is taking a new perspective on tracking coastal erosion and the health of Louisiana's barrier islands more closely.

The islands are an important habitant for migratory birds and a front-line protection against hurricanes, but the islands have undergone heavy erosion as the state's coast has faded into the Gulf of Mexico.

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University of New Orleans
8:16 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Incoming UNO President Wants Better Marketing of UNO Brand

The University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors has unanimously selected Peter Fos as the new president of the University of New Orleans. 

Fos graduated from UNO in 1972. He's now the director of health policy and system management at LSU Health Sciences Center. After he was selected at the supervisors' Baton Rouge meeting, Fos said his first priority is improving the UNO brand.

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