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Governor Edwards gives update on COVID-19 Response

Governor Edwards gives update on COVID-19 Response

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards gave an update on Louisiana’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference at 2:30 pm, amidst speculations that the nationwide rate of growth for COVID-19 cases is beginning to slow. Edwards stated that as of noon on April 8, the Louisiana Department of Health...

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that went  into effect March 23 at 5 p.m. to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. “In Louisiana, we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is no...

Students to advocate for higher education

Students to advocate for higher education

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Over a thousand students, faculty and alumni from nine universities will gather to celebrate the University of Louisiana System. On April 10, "ULS Day at the Capitol" will be held on the State Capitol Lawn. The system plans for the day to be filled with activities, performances and demonstrations...

Unpacking the budget

Unpacking the budget

Annie Goodman, News Editor

July 23, 2018

After a long battle over how to fill a nearly $1 billion fiscal cliff, state legislators have passed a bill that will fully fund higher education through 2025.  When Governor John Bel Edwards was elected to office in 2016, the state was already facing a large budget shortfall. According to Commu...