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.

Dr. Michael Henderson is the director of the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU.

LSU survey: Public favors Medicaid expansion, criminal justice reform

A survey by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab found that a majority of Louisiana residents support criminal justice reform and Medicaid expansion, two major policies pushed by the John Bel Edwards administration.
The survey comes at a time when legislators are considering proposals to scale back last year’s changes in criminal justice and cut funding for some Medicaid programs.
Of those surveyed, 61 percent of Louisiana residents approve of the criminal justice changes.

Tri-Parish LSU impact exceeds $52M

LSU’s economic impact on the Tri-Parish area exceeds $52 million a year, according to an economic impact study compiled by the Economics & Policy Research Group at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business this month.
The report stated, during the 2017 fiscal year, LSU was responsible for $5.1 billion in economic impact to the state, which is effectively $1,097 per Louisiana citizen.


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