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LSU Chancellor Emeritus Jim Wharton talks about the possible restoration of TOPS and an attempt to name the LSU Parade Grounds in honor of William Tecumseh Sherman, the founder of the Ole War Skule.


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D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach for 40 years, comments on her team finishing second in the nation two years in a row.


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Former LSU gymnast Susan Jackson phones us to talk about LSU's recent second-place finish.


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Len Apcar, Chair of Media Literacy at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, on the label "fake news" and its impact on the 2016 election.

Apcar says some politicians may appropriate the term "fake news" as a label to criticize stories they don't like or media outlets they don't agree with. He maintains the original concept of "fake news" refers to completely fabricated fictional stories masquerading as news stories on what he calls phony websites that get picked up and spread by social media.


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Louisiana State University Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope discusses the impact of budget cuts on the university and on faculty morale. He addresses the effect on students with the reduction in TOPS benefits.

Cope says LSU's faculty has shrunk in the past two years from 1,425 to roughly 1,200 full-time people today.


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Racial discord in the capital city boiled over this summer, and the annual LSU Presidential Symposium is looking into causes and solutions, asking the question “Moment or Movement?”


What's the Best Way To Fix the LSU Lakes?

Oct 26, 2015
Travis Lux

The LSU lakes are sick. They’re slowly filling with harmful nutrients and sediment, without an effective way to drain.

“If we do nothing, they will become the swamps that they were,” says landscape architect Jeffrey Carbo. With funding provided by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), Carbo's firm, Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects, helped create the Lakes Master Plan.

Their solution is to dredge. But not everyone likes that plan.

All Over But the Voting

Oct 23, 2015

The final gubernatorial forum before tomorrow’s primary election was held Wednesday night at LSU. Most reports on the event zeroed in on David Vitter’s absence, coupled with Scott Angelle pointing to the videos posted last weekend by blogger Jason Brad Berry.

“I understand a serious sin,” Angelle said, after directing viewers to the website containing the videos. “It is now perhaps a lifestyle that we need to examine – a lifestyle that Louisiana cannot afford.”

LSU Genetics Lab Contributes to 1000 Genome Project

Oct 12, 2015

When you think "mutant," you probably think of Magneto from the X-Men. But if you ask Dr. Mark Batzer, a biology professor at LSU, he might start talking about Barbara McClintock, who discovered transposons in 1953. She won a Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery.


For the first time in months, LSU System President F. King Alexander was able to relax a bit over the weekend.

“I spent it with our daughter, at her soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday.”

Last Thursday, Louisiana’s full House passed some revenue raising bills, alleviating some of Alexander’s worry that no solution to the $1.6 billion budget deficit – and the crippling cuts looming over higher education – would be found. Today, the House Appropriations Committee is expected to add that additional funding into the budget bill, with the bulk going toward higher education.

Alexander says the situation appears brighter than before, but, “We’ve got a long ways to go. We’re not there yet.”

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