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COMMENTARY: Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges?

Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become […]

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$20k to be awarded in scholarship

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 14, 2015. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific […]

Education

Morrell to confront school reform

NEW ORLEANS – Senator JP Morrell announced today that he will be resigning his long standing position on the Louisiana State Senate’s Natural Resources Committee to fill the vacant seat on the Senate Education Committee. Morrell’s […]

Education

True BLUE campaign exceeds SU goal

October 1, 2014, marked the successful completion of the Southern University System Foundation’s TrueBLUE 90-day viral fundraising campaign. The campaign raised $1,186,059.60 in cash contributions to assist Southern University System campuses. The success of the […]

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App to hold police accountable

Three LSU students plan to build an app to help the public hold police accountable, one of eight projects selected in the university’s Social Media News Challenge. Jerry Ceppos, dean of LSU’s Manship School of […]

Education

SU hosts fall concert Nov. 18

The Southern University Concert Choir, under the direction of professor Charles Lloyd Jr., will present its Annual Fall Concert.  Guest performers will be Jacqueline Paige-Green, soprano and Richard Hobson, baritone. Students Briannica Thompson, Derelyn Williams, Nicolas […]

Education

China trip promotes Ag development

Five members of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center faculty and staff will travel to China to exchange knowledge and technology in the area of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate with Chinese […]

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SU’s great alumni speak out in new book

Baton Rouge business coach and Southern University alumnus Howard White brings together 45 of Southern University’s great alumni who share ‘Lessons of Love and Life Learned on the Bluff’ in the newly released book Southern […]

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Genesis Entergy creates $100,000 SU fund

The Southern University System Foundation and the Southern University and A&M College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science recently partnered with Genesis Energy to create a $100,000 scholarship fund for SU students. […]

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Caught You! JK Haynes

CAUGHT YOU: J.K. Haynes Charter School math teachers challenge participants during the school’s showcase and back to school supply giveaway, July 27. The new middle school is located at the old Banks Elementary, 2401 72nd […]

Education

Blacks experience more bullying

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Correspondent WASHINGTON–Blacks, who are already more likely than other racial groups to be involved in situations that involve bullying, both as a victim and as a perpetrator, are subjected to additional […]

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Tatum moves to shrink EBR board

FOR MUCH OF THE LAST TWO YEARS, the proposed St. George breakaway school district has been front and center in the conversation about local poli- tics and education. It is the proposal by a group […]

Education

Landrieu to address SU commencement

U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu will be the commence-ment speaker for the spring graduation ceremony in the F.G. Activity Center, May 9, at 10:30am. Landrieu, a New Orleans native, is the first woman from Louisiana ever elected to the United States […]

Education

Taylor criticizes media coverage

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL Superintendent Bernard Taylor said he believes more of the district’s success and less of its shortcom- ings should be seen in the media. “In this environment it seems so many […]

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SU Founders’ Day, March 10, celebrates 134 years

Southern University Baton Rouge will observe its annual Founders’ Day March 10, 2014, to commemorate 134 years of providing educational opportunities to students from across the globe. The theme for the 2012 commemoration is “Celebrating […]

Education

Ponchatoula native sparks male involvement in BR elem. school

HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE AS THE MALE  faculty of Claiborne Elementary shared breakfast, fellowship, insight and encouragement with concerned men of all walks of life. There were fathers, uncles, brothers and mentors at this standing room only breakfast event. So […]

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Fired N.O. teachers win in appeal

THE Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that an estimated7,000 teachers and school employees were wrongfully terminated post Hurricane Katrina. Teachers filed suit against the Orleans Parish School Board and the Louisiana Department […]