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.
Despite recent renovations, Northwestern State University's Varnado Hall is no stranger to unsatisfied residents.
To celebrate students' accomplishments, the Department of New Media, Journalism, and Communication developed the New Media Student Showcase. Work is on display in Gallery 2 of the Creative and Performing Arts Annex through March 31.