Continued threats to state funding and to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students prompted the UL System to encourage its nine universities to rally at the capitol last Wednesday.
After unanimously passing in the Louisiana House of Representatives, House Bill 78 moved to the Senate floor. This bill defines hazing and aims to increase its penalties at colleges and universities in Louisiana.
The Louisiana State Legislature began its regular session March 12. Aside from the Max Gruver Act and uncertainty of higher education and TOPS funding, three bills introduced to the floor in April could affect college students.
While many students are unaware that recycling happens at NSU and in Natchitoches, the city plans to renew its contract with a recycling provider despite concerns of economic value.
Chaplin's Lake has been the target of recent cleanup. The lake was dredged earlier this year, and a new water and sediment filtration system was set up.
According to Louisiana Board of Regents statistics, faculty pay at NSU between 2013 and 2016 averaged roughly $11,600 under the state average for four-year public universities.