Southeastern Suffering the Ramifications of Re-Occurring Budget Cuts

Since the 2008-2009 academic year, Southeastern Louisiana University has been stripped of over 50 percent of state funding. To date, the university has lost $40 million in state general funding. As a result of this budget, tuition has skyrocketed at least 10 percent year-to-year. Olivia Marceaux, business major, stated, “I am a senior this year,
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SGA organizational grants are no longer offered

[HAMMOND] With the budget cuts still in the view of Southeastern Louisiana University, grants have taken a hit. Branden Summers, student government president, said, ”Last year, we gave out three grants: organizational, travel and departmental. This year, unfortunately, due to cuts and everything, we had to eliminate organizational so we’re only going to be doing
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Nursing majors rave, other majors question

The addition to the Southeastern Louisiana University Kinesiology and Health Studies building, which started in the spring of 2010, is nearly finished. This building will be used for the school’s nursing and health science programs. Throughout the campus, people question if this project is appropriate considering all the budget cuts taking place. While other majors
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Students have mixed feelings about new schedule

HAMMOND — Budget cuts have become the norm nationwide, affecting businesses and education, as well as the students themselves. At Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., school officials have elected to switch from a five-day week to four days in order to save money. The state of Louisiana has already raised the cost of tuition
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What’s All the Fuss About Midterm elections?

 [Hammond]-U.S. midterm voters choose who makes decisions that touch millions of American lives. These issues range from taxes and national security, to social security benefits and medicare. So why are midterm elections so important?  With elections looming around the corner, voters will help determine whether Republicans or Democrats will run the House and the Senate.
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“Vive la Louisiane!”: Louisiana students rally at capital

It was a normal day it would seem on the morning of Wednesday, Nov 10th at the Capitol building in Baton Rouge. The sun was shining down from clear skies, the birds were singing. Soon, however, this tranquility was broken. Students across the state stood together under one banner at the footsteps of the state Capitol
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