Hammond Daily Star Online – Editorials

Hammond Daily Star Online – Editorials.

Faculty and staff, through their university senates across the state are speaking out on cuts – addressing furloughs, pay cuts.  UNO – our Senate came through with a strong statement about the loss of our chancellor and our future leadership. Now it’s time to join our colleagues throughout Louisiana. W

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Faculty Senate sends furlough resolution, with modifications, to Baton Rouge Thursday > ActionNews17 | Ken Benitez | FPTV | Channel 17 | Tangipahoa

Faculty Senate sends furlough resolution, with modifications, to Baton Rouge Thursday > ActionNews17 | Ken Benitez | FPTV | Channel 17 | Tangipahoa.

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Student Confronts Lombard | WWL Video

Following a press conference, UNO freshman Paul Greagoff challenged LSU system President John Lombardi about his salary and whether he’d be willing to take a pay cut to help save some programs.

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We Do Not Accept LSU’s Takeover of UNO

A recent Times-Picayune article following up on the LSU System takeover at UNO noted

Lombardi came to a campus that provided no visible evidence of the upheaval that had occurred the day before, when Ryan announced that he had been fired, effective immediately, from the job he had held for nearly seven years. There were no protests, no marches, and no leaflets.

– “LSU President calls UNO a key part of higher education in Louisiana,”
John Pope, nola.com, Sept. 17, 2010.

We have had little time to digest these events, but it is imperative that our political, educational and economic leadership start receiving calls and emails protesting any move to take over UNO’s governance, and to reduce or even end its mission.

To that end, I have summarized the events and the major issues, and provided links to the people and entities that need to hear that UNO must remain a strong urban research university, and thrive under its own leadership. Please join UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni in speaking out now for UNO.

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