There's a group of LSU students who run a blog that focuses on the proposed education cuts in the state's budget. SOS - Save Our Schools held a press conference yesterday at the LSU student union in Baton Rouge and issued what it calls a "student response" to the proposed cuts. According to The Advocate, LSU's main campus faces about $35 million in cuts in Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to slice $219 million from Louisiana's colleges. If the previous cuts from January are included, the university faces a cut of $45 million.
“Please Gov. Jindal, we are not asking for a bailout,” said LSU senior Parker Wishik, of Ocean Springs, Miss.
Students say they only want the current levels of funding preserved at LSU and other colleges, Wishik said.
Whitney Breaux, a political communications senior from Baton Rouge,
said funding higher education is the best way to “stimulate our
economy” and eliminate the “out-migration of educated professionals” in
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.