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President's Blog

The University President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, periodically posts blogs and email messages to the University community and the public about important University relations, developments, and updates.

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    January 11, 2009 — Measuring Up

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Sun, 01/11/2009 - 11:05am

    In December, a report entitled Measuring Up – The National Report on Higher Education 2008 was released. It received quite a bit of national and local attention in the press. Measuring Up is a biannual report by The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Louisiana’s grades in the report card were not impressive. A few faculty members expressed concern that this type of publicity could harm student and faculty recruitment. They may be right unless one understands what the report card is really about.

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    January 7, 2009 — Welcome Back

    Elizabeth Rose-... -- Wed, 01/07/2009 - 9:01am

    Dear Faculty & Staff,

    Happy New Year and welcome back to campus for the Spring 2009 semester.

    On December 15th, the university received word from our System office that because of declining state revenues, higher education would receive a substantial reduction in our current year’s budget. This news was not a total surprise considering the faltering national economy and the significant decline in the price of oil which is a major source of state revenue.

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    September 18, 2008 — Back to Normal

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Thu, 09/18/2008 - 3:05pm

    Dear Faculty & Staff,

    Getting back to a normal routine this week has certainly been a welcome change. It is my sincere hope that you and your family were not too adversely affected by the recent storms. There are many families, including those of our students, who are still cleaning up and trying to get their lives and property back to normal. If you are dealing with staff members or students in such a situation, thank you for being as understanding as possible.

    A Special Note of Gratitude

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