UL Lafayette Crustacean Collection Finds New Home at Smithsonian Institute
Posted on 10/18/2018 10:21:00 PM.

The Smithsonian Institute will now be the new home for more than 100-thousand preserved crustaceans collected by UL Lafayette researchers over the past four decades. The collection is likely the largest archive of gene sequence quality specimen of its kind. UL Lafayette Professor Darryl Felder says the collection fills a void at the facility.
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250k grant goes to UL-Lafayette Professor for fishing economic study
Posted on 10/9/2018 2:29:00 PM.

A UL-Lafayette professor has been given a 250,000 dollar grant to take an in depth look at how south central Louisiana seafood makes it from the sea to your dinner plate. Dr. Geoffrey Stewart got the grant from the US Department of Agriculture. Stewart says he’s looking to better understand that supply chain, and look for ways to improve its efficiency.
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UL Lafayette Facing Gender Discrimination Allegations
Posted on 9/13/2018 1:03:00 PM.

Nine female softball players have filed complaints with the Office of Civil Rights for Title Nine violations alleging that while attending the University of Louisiana Lafayette they were deprived of appropriate trainers, training facilities, equipment, and supplies when compared to the resources provided to male athletes. Attorney Allison Jones says the players received retaliation after bringing up the claims.
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UL Lafayette students produce podcast about the 2016 floods
Posted on 8/9/2018 12:20:00 PM.

A team of 40 UL Lafayette students and their instructor are releasing a podcast chronicling the 2016 floods through the eyes of those who experienced the disaster first hand. UNDERWATER: Memories of the 2016 Floods is the result of over a hundred interviews. Assistant History Professor Dr. Liz Skilton says each podcast takes a look at a different flood zone.
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Governor Edwards optimistic about a fiscal cliff solution as another special session begins
Posted on 5/22/2018 2:24:00 PM.

The sixth special session since Governor John Bel Edwards took office is underway. Edwards opened the session on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, as public colleges are at risk of budget cuts unless legislators approve 648-million dollars in taxes. Edwards hopes the legislature can come together on a plan.

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Governor Edwards spoke at UL Lafayette about possible budget cuts in special session
Posted on 5/22/2018 1:45:00 PM.
Governor Edwards spoke today at UL Lafayette breaking special session tradition of opening the proceedings by talking in the House chamber. The Governor is calling on the legislature to replace expiring sales taxes to avoid 638 million dollars in budget cuts. University of Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Edwards is hoping to draw attention to the importance to higher ed.

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Tigers hold off Cajuns 84-76 in spirited NIT contest
Posted on 3/14/2018 7:46:00 PM.
Based on what we saw on Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, LSU and UL-Lafayette need to play more often in basketball. In a very emotional contest, the Tigers took the Cajuns best shot, but came away with a hard fought 84-76 win in Baton Rouge.
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Cajuns play small ball to beat LSU 4-3 in extra innings
Posted on 3/7/2018 9:42:00 PM.
Despite striking out 14 times, UL-Lafayette mustered enough offense to beat LSU 4-3 in 10 innings. Jonathan Windham's soft liner into center field for only his second hit of the season drove home the winning run. 
 
The win snapped LSU's five game winning streak over their I-10 rivals.  
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Seven Louisiana college baseball teams to compete in conference tournaments
Posted on 5/20/2017 8:08:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo 
There are seven teams from Louisiana competing in conference tournaments this week. Highlighting the group is the LSU Tigers, who will be the #2 seed in the SEC Tournament and they'll play on Wednesday at around 1 PM.
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UL Lafayette expands Louisiana Legacy Scholarship
Posted on 2/18/2017 5:11:00 AM.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette announces the expansion of their Louisiana Legacy Scholarship. Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. DeWayne Bowie says the scholarship is designed to bring out of state students with Louisiana ties back to the state. He says the scholarship covers out of state fees for these students.
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