Tag Archives: higher education funding

Voters to state lawmakers wanting to abandon higher education: Not so fast

By Robert Mann If there was an unequivocal message in the Nov. 8 election returns in Louisiana, it was that voters are tired of rising college costs. They rejected — 57 percent to 43 percent — a proposed constitutional amendment … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s state universities will soon be public in name only

By Robert Mann Their months-long “search” for cuts to solve the state’s budget crisis is over and Louisiana’s House Republicans came up with nothing. Well, that’s not exactly right. They did dredge up some valuable-but-specious talking points to further their … Continue reading

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‘Buildings with great bones’: An interview with the head of LSU Facility Services

By Robert Mann From the outside, much of the 2,000-acre LSU campus is beautiful. Take a stroll across the grounds and you’ll spot hundreds lovely buildings surrounded by stunning live oaks. Many of LSU’s 250 principal buildings, those built before World … Continue reading

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The disturbing decline of LSU’s Huey P. Long Field House

By Robert Mann Today, it’s an outdated, dilapidated building beset with a multitude of maintenance problems.  But it was once among the grandest spots on LSU’s campus. Built in 1932 at a cost of $1 million (more than $17 million … Continue reading

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The remarkable Advocate editorial: “higher education is headed for a fiscal crash”

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s savage cuts to higher education over the last five years have generated volumes of criticism in this space and elsewhere. And Jindal deserves every bit of that censure. Among his first acts as governor … Continue reading

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The Reporter Who Lost $1.8 billion

Louisiana’s steep decline in revenue seems to be a mystery to the Baton Rouge Advocate. In a front-page story today, reporter Koran Addo observed, “Lower than expected state tax collections have Louisiana’s four public college systems scrambling to cut a … Continue reading

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