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University lays out preparation in case of outbreak

Sign posts in the University Health Center advise students to wear masks and sanitize their hands. Several university stations instruct students to be cautious of their actions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

As the fall semester nears its halfway point, the university has avoided an outbreak of COVID-19. Faculty and staff have continued working to prevent one, but they have plans in place should an outbreak occur. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are currently 1409 cumulative COVI...

University in talks to reopen in fall

University in talks to reopen in fall

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

As Governor John Bel Edwards continues to relax restrictions, the university has announced that it plans to resume in-person classes and campus operations in the fall semester. Dr. John L. Crain, university president, made the announcement in a video released on May 14. In the video, he noted tha...

North Oaks chief medical officer addresses coronavirus concerns

Dr. Peltier, chief medical officer of North Oaks Health System, leads a discussion session on the coronavirus. The discussion covered statistics, symptoms and proper precautions.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

In order to ease concerns of faculty and students, a representative from North Oaks Health System discussed the global coronavirus pandemic. The university hosted two coronavirus discussion sessions on March 4-5 in the Student Union Theatre. Both sessions were led by Dr. Rob Peltier, chief medical...

New tuition fees raise concerns about Southeastern Promise

New tuition fees raise concerns about Southeastern Promise

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Recent fee adjustments for the spring 2020 semester have caused some students to have concerns about the Southeastern Promise. Starting this semester, students will be charged up to $150 per credit hour that is above 15 hours. According to the university, the net change to tuition charges will be $...

Nevers to receive honorary doctorate

At the spring commencement on May 18, Ben Nevers, a former Louisiana House and Senate member,  will receive an honorary doctorate for his work advocating for education.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Ben Nevers, a former Louisiana House and Senate member, will be honored with a Doctor of Humanities degree during spring commencement. Dr. John Crain, president of the university, believes Nevers has worked tirelessly to support Southeastern. “Throughout Ben Nevers’ time in public office, he was a tre...

Ladner steps down

Jay Ladner, former head coach of men's basketball, returned to coach at his alma mater. Ladner won the 1987 NIT Tournament with the Golden Eagles.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

After five seasons as the head coach of men’s basketball team, Jay Ladner stepped down to lead a different team. Ladner resigned on April 18 to take the position of head coach at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi. “I will always remember the opportunity I was given to be a Divi...

10 years with Crain

About 10 years ago, on Feb. 17, 2009, Dr. John Crain became the president of the university. From faculty member for the College of Business to interim provost, Crain has served the university for 32 years.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

On Feb. 17, 2009, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System appointed Dr. John Crain as the president of the university. Serving at the university for a total of 32 years, Crain started as a faculty member for the College of Business, later becoming the department head. While s...

Student fees increase

Student fees will increase by $5.30 per credit hour at the university this spring semester. The fee increase follows a University of Louisiana System wide decision.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

In the spring semester, the university will introduce a $5.30 per credit hour student fee increase in line with the University of Louisiana System decision. For a full-time student, or a student taking 12 credit hours, the total fee increase equals $63.60. The university is expected to raise about...

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

David Busekist

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Faculty Athletics Representative David Busekist received his title after the former representative, Joseph Morris, stepped down from the position. A long-time member of the Athletic Committee, Busekist has been working with athletes for many years now. President Dr. John Crain appointed him to the...

Crain’s presidential details

In his position as president, Dr. John Crain's responsibilities include assuming and retaining control of the university budget.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

The highest position someone can hold at the university is the position of president. It seems like a president is mostly in charge of looking over everyone else and having the final say in a decision. So, what does the university president, Dr. John Crain, actually do? All of the president’s...