Louisiana Faces 66 Percent Cut to College Scholarship Program

A popular state-funded scholarship program in Louisiana could be reduced by more than $100 million this summer, as Governor John Bel Edwards has submitted a proposal to reduce the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS).

Budget Woes Leave Health Hazards at Southern Campuses Unchecked

Southern officials have submitted capital funding requests totaling more than $21 million since 2014, but just $4.8 million of the requests have been funded, resulting in deteriorating conditions and health hazards in buildings across the Southern University Baton Rouge campuses.

Coverage of the Louisiana Budget Crisis, Impact on HBCUs

Leaders from Louisiana’s public colleges and universities addressed members of the state’s joint budget committee yesterday, in an unprecedented weekend meeting to address the looming budget crisis. The meeting served […]

Southern System President: "Southern Has No Anticipation of Ever Closing"

Southern University System President Ray Belton addressed the Jaguar extended community this evening with a letter, countering reports made earlier this week that the system was under threat of closure due to potential budget cuts.

Mason Raises Stakes in Fight for Southern's Survival

Apparently, Mason can walk away from the devastating budget cuts, Baton Rouge’s infamous sociopolitical culture, and divided ranks among faculty and alumni. But if he does leave and doesn’t look back, what will be the survival plan for those opponents who stay?