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- The mysterious case of the missing budget cuts March 9, 2018
- Why are Louisiana universities so powerless in Baton Rouge? March 2, 2018
- Louisiana’s fiscal woes distract us and obscure what really ails us February 23, 2018
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Tag Archives: higher education
By Robert Mann The differences in opinion are stark but not surprising. “A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year,” the Pew … Continue reading
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ―Walter Cronkite By Robert Mann To the LSU class of 2017: Congratulations on surviving college. Next week, your parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, … Continue reading
By Robert Mann “I am now ashamed of my time at LSU with this type of biased writing coming out of the [mass communication] department,” a peeved reader wrote in an email to me last week. “Now I can see … Continue reading
By Robert Mann To hear some of our state’s leaders, you’d think Louisiana’s college tuition assistance program, TOPS, is a ravenous beast that is devouring the budget. “I’ve watched [TOPS] grow over my nine years here,” state Sen. Jack Donahue, … Continue reading
By Robert Mann It’s not the whole picture of Louisiana higher education, of course, but these charts from various sources provide some interesting longitudinal information about the trajectory of higher education and its overall health. Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty. First … Continue reading
By Robert Mann Now that former Gov. Bobby Jindal is gone and, with him, his lust for slashing university budgets, many assumed state lawmakers and a new governor might begin reinvesting in our state’s most valuable resource – its young … Continue reading
By Robert Mann Today, it’s an outdated, dilapidated building beset with a multitude of maintenance problems.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