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La GOP praises T rump endorsement of Kennedy

The Louisiana GOP recently emailed its praise of Former President Donald T rump’s endorsement of U.S. Senator John Kennedy for re-election. In a statement, the organization said: The LAGOP congratulates Senator Kennedy and looks forward to working […]

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SU College of Ag hosts recruitment fair, March 24

The Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) is inviting high school juniors and seniors, Southern University students, and students interested in transferring to Southern to its’ virtual recruitment fair at 6 […]

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Angela Machen named Baker CAO

Angela Machen, Ph.D, has been appointed by Mayor Darnel Waites as the city administrative officer. She is an expert in environmental health, risk assessment, regulatory toxicology, epidemiology, and community health. She is a member of […]

Baton Rouge

Edwards appoints members to SU and ULS system boards

Gov. John bel Edwards appoints members to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and  University of Louisiana System. The Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is […]

Commentary

COMMENTARY: COVID recovery can not happen without education recovery

With a new presidential administration, we have an opportunity to begin on the path to a strong recovery from the pandemic. But COVID-19 recovery cannot happen without education recovery. And true education recovery must focus on ensuring every child’s civil right to quality teaching and learning in our nation’s public schools. […]

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Farewell, Clyde Jude Chustz

Clyde Jude Chustz Clyde Jude Chustz was born on September 2, 1940 in Lakeland, La., as the sixth child of Evelyn Amar and Lawrence Chustz. He relocated to Baton Rouge at age ten. Clyde left […]

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Farewell: Earl Butler

Earl Butler On March 30, 1948, Earl K. Butler was born to the late Oralee Gales Butler and Eli Jack Butler in Jackson, La. went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, September 10, […]

Baton Rouge

Southern creates official varsity esports team, Christopher Turner named head coach

The University becomes the first higher learning institution with an esports pipeline servicing K-12 through graduate school students. Southern University and A&M College is creating an official varsity esports team, joining more than 300 colleges and universities […]

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Tangipahoa schools begin Phase 3 Mon., Sept. 14

Students in 7th and 8th grade will be able to join PreK-6th grade students attending school on campus five days a week. High School students will also begin transitioning back to campus on a staggered entrance, beginning Monday, September 14. If you would like your junior high or high school student to engage in school fully online, you must complete our Full Virtual Intent Form. […]

Baton Rouge

Kenna Franklin appointed assistant provost LSU

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is proud to announce Kenna Franklin, EdD, as the new assistant provost for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. She will lead and coordinate university-wide initiatives fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, […]

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Bossier NAACP elects officers

Lee A. Jester Sr. and Donzell Hughes Sr have been elected president and vice president of the Bossier Parish Branch of the NAACP. Other officials elected this summer were: Melba Walker Baker, 2nd vice president; Chasity […]

Baton Rouge

Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools accepting displaced students

Displaced families will receive a reduced cost to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Instead of a registration fee, a small application processing fee may be required. No other usual fees will be charged to displaced families. Likewise, the cost of annual tuition will not be charged, and the monthly tuition cost will be set by each school. […]

News

Locate loved ones who’ve evacuated

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has launched “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms. The number to call is 225-342-2727. Alternatively, […]

Baton Rouge

T.I. to deliver keynote during SU symposium

Tip “T.I.” Harris will deliver the Saturday keynote address for the Southern University Law Center’s virtual Sports and Entertainment Symposium. “At the Law Center, we strive to present continuing education seminars where we align our […]

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Nominate your Essential Dad

Dads are essential! Nominate a dad who has been working throughout the COVID-19 crisis for him to be a part of our ESSENTIAL DADS feature. Share his name and email, then he will receive an […]

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SLU professor wins $265K national grant

Ponchatoula resident and Southeastern Louisiana University professor of organic chemistry Jean Fotie, Ph.D., was awarded a $265,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Fotie plans to develop greener and sustainable catalytic methods to reduce the […]