Tuesday, December 27, 2016

LSU losing faculty, possibly students over budget cuts, university president says - Julia O'Donoghue, The Times-Picayune

LSU President King Alexander painted a stark picture Wednesday (Dec. 14) of what almost a decade of continuous budget cuts have done to Louisiana's flagship university. He said the turmoil has scared off top-notch faculty members and possibly students. LSU ranks 46th out of the 50 flagship state universities in the United States for spending per student. It's 12th out of 14 in spending among universities in the Southeastern Conference, to put the ranking in athletic terms. LSU is spending one third of what the University of Tennessee spends on a student, Alexander told the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee. "If you expect us to compete with Ohio State, fund us appropriately," Alexander said. "We'll do more with less. We've shown that." http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/12/lsu_budget_consequences.html

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