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COVID-19 update: Total number of reported cases on campus reaches 138

The above information is obtained from the Louisiana Department of Health website. This data only includes self-reported cases to the Louisiana Department of Health that meet the “Lab Confirmed Case“ criteria. A lab confirmed case is defined as an individual who has a positive molecular/viral lab result. Information in the LDH website is updated every Tuesday.
November 3, 2020

University President John Crain sent out a Faculty/Staff Notice with an update to COVID-19 restrictions and reminders. As of Friday, Oct. 23, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 29 new cases...

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.
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...

University in talks to reopen in fall

University in talks to reopen in fall
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...

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.
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...

New tuition fees raise concerns about Southeastern Promise

New tuition fees raise concerns about Southeastern Promise
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

David Busekist
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...

Crain’s presidential details

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

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