higher education http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope; Mass Comm Professor Jensen Moore http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-lsu-faculty-senate-president-kevin-cope-mass-comm-professor-jensen-moore <p>LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope stops by the studio to talk with Jim about higher education at LSU, as well as issues concerning LSU's tuition, infrastructure, and health care. Also, LSU Mass Communication Professor Jensen Moore joins Jim to talk about this years best, worst, and most controversial Super Bowl commercials.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:19:37 +0000 Jim Engster 22174 at http://wrkf.org Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? http://wrkf.org/post/part-time-professors-demand-higher-pay-will-colleges-listen When you think about minimum-wage workers, college professors don't readily come to mind. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 22102 at http://wrkf.org Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? Governor's Budget Proposal Unveiled http://wrkf.org/post/governors-budget-proposal-unveiled <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Despite being under a “state of emergency” due to Friday’s wintry weather, members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee braved rain, sleet and snow to get their first look at Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:41:34 +0000 Sue Lincoln 21696 at http://wrkf.org Governor's Budget Proposal Unveiled FRIDAY: Steven Barnett, Sandra Woodley & Max McLean http://wrkf.org/post/friday-steven-barnett-sandra-woodley-max-mclean <p>Jim Engster interviews Steven Barnett, Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, Sandra Woodley, President&nbsp; of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette System, and Max McLean of the theatrical production of "C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters."</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:21:46 +0000 Jim Engster 21665 at http://wrkf.org College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable' http://wrkf.org/post/college-costs-are-daunting-even-comfortable President Obama thinks more poor kids who are good students should be enrolled in the country's best colleges and universities. Too often, he says, kids from lower income families don't even apply to the best schools, where they might have a good chance of getting financial aid.<p>This week, he gathered the heads of 100 colleges and universities to a meeting at the White House to discuss how to change this situation for the better. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:03:49 +0000 Lynn Neary 21437 at http://wrkf.org College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable' FRIDAY: John N. Kennedy, La. State Treasurer http://wrkf.org/post/friday-john-n-kennedy-la-state-treasurer <p>Jim Engster speaks with John N. Kennedy, Louisiana State Treasurer, about state budget matters including his support of a plan to reduce state consulting contracts to help improve funding of higher education.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:28:28 +0000 Jim Engster & jim 21388 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: LSU MassComm Professor Bob Mann, Author Samuel Freedman, State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton http://wrkf.org/post/friday-lsu-masscomm-professor-bob-mann-author-samuel-freedman-state-librarian-rebecca-hamilton <p>LSU's Bob Mann and author Samuel Freedman, who wrote a book about Grambling State University, discuss the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.</p><p>State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton talks about the annual Louisiana Book Festival, this weekend in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:03:25 +0000 Jim Engster 18199 at http://wrkf.org Recent Findings Question State Support Of Black Colleges http://wrkf.org/post/recent-findings-question-state-support-black-colleges This week, a federal judge <a href="http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-10-08/news/bs-md-black-colleges-rulling-20131007_1_black-institutions-black-colleges-hbcus">found</a> that historically black colleges in Maryland were harmed when better-funded traditionally white institutions offered up the same degree programs in the state.<p>Tricia Bishop of <em>The Baltimore Sun</em> summed up the judge's ruling this way:<p><blockquote><p>"The 60-page opinion ... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:40:38 +0000 Gene Demby 17306 at http://wrkf.org Recent Findings Question State Support Of Black Colleges State, Federal Education Philosophies Mismatch http://wrkf.org/post/state-federal-education-philosophies-mismatch <p>Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a meeting of higher</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>education<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;officials Wednesday.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 16688 at http://wrkf.org Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1 http://wrkf.org/post/student-loan-rates-set-double-july-1 The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday.<p>Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening. Lawmakers say a deal is still possible after the July 4 recess. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:44:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 12607 at http://wrkf.org Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1