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LSU lists fall graduates

LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday.
The 1,950 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. In addition, the university awarded the most degrees to Asian and Hispanic students ever during a fall semester and awarded the second most degrees to African-American students during any fall commencement.

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A six-pack of Bayou Bengal. (Photo by Sarah Gamard/ Manship School News Service)

Senator wants to ban college beer deals

A contentious proposal in the Louisiana House of Representatives by a Shreveport lawmaker would prohibit a state institution of higher learning from allowing its name or symbol to be affixed to an alcoholic beverage.
This has ramification for both the microbreweries and the schools. The controversy even caught the attention of Gov. John Bel Edwards, who weighed into the brew-ha-ha Thursday.

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Rep. Phillip DeVillier, left, and St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux spoke about establishing an early voting site at the Eunice City Hall during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen OK resolution opposing closing LSUE

Eunice aldermen passed a resolution to be sent to legislators and the governor to oppose closing Louisiana State University Eunice.
The action at Tuesday’s meeting came at the request of Jack Burson, alderman at-large.
“What has led me to propose tahat is I was reading my newspaper with coffee last week and found out the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee was saying the way to bring the budget in line would be to close LSUE and LSU Shreveport,” he said.

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LSU announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2016 semester.
The Dean’s List is available directly at lsu.edu/commencement/lists/deans-list/2016-12.php, and the President’s Honor Roll is available directly at lsu.edu/commencement/lists/presidents-honor-roll/2016-12.php.

Jay Grymes, chief meteorologist, gives a presentation on Louisiana’s climate Wednesday during the intercultural dialogue on weather, water and climate. (Photo by Greta Jines)

Jay Grymes, chief meteorologist, gives a presentation on Louisiana’s climate Wednesday during the intercultural dialogue on weather, water and climate. (Photo by Greta Jines)

Expert says La. is in the crosshairs of climate change

Climate change, hurricanes and floods were hot topics during the Louisiana State University International Programs’ intercultural dialogue on weather, water and climate on Wednesday, with one presenter saying that whatever the extent of climate change will be Louisiana will be in the crosshairs.   
Chief meteorologist at WAFB Jay Grymes opened the presentations with a focus on the state’s wet climate and the potential effects of climate change, warning that of the lower 48 states, Louisiana might be the most severely impacted in terms of climate change.

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