Student fees are going up at most UL schools, but it's the lowest fee hike in a decade
Posted on 6/26/2017 10:25:00 AM.

Universities within the UL system will see their lowest fee increase in a decade, as their Board of Supervisors approved a hike of less than three percent for the nine public colleges. Fee increases range from $98 to $212.
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Higher ed leaders pleased with results of legislative session
Posted on 6/16/2017 12:42:00 PM.

UL System President Dr. Jim Henderson says this is one of the most successful legislative sessions for higher ed in nearly a decade. Henderson says he’s thrilled lawmakers approved a budget that fully funds TOPS, after failing to do so for the first time in the program’s history last academic year.
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UL System President offers scholarship through Twitter contest
Posted on 5/11/2017 10:47:00 AM.

The University of Louisiana System President announces a contest for one student to receive a $500 scholarship by coming up with his 10,000th tweet. Dr. Jim Henderson, who is an avid fan on twitter, says it’s a very small milestone in the grand scheme of things but thought this would be a good way to get students involved. He says the process of selecting the tweet is a very rigorous process.
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Dr. Chris Maggio named new president of Northwestern State
Posted on 5/6/2017 3:16:00 AM.

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has just named Dr. Chris Maggio the new president of Northwestern State University. Maggio says he’s honored and humbled to accept the position and has been with the university for 29 years.
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Deferred maintenance on college campuses reaches $365 million
Posted on 3/5/2017 4:14:00 AM.

College campuses in Louisiana are falling apart because of continued budget cuts to higher education. That’s according to University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson, who says deferred maintenance at UL system campuses has reached about $365 million, and that number keeps growing annually.
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UNO and NSU to cover TOPS shortfall
Posted on 11/16/2016 11:30:00 AM.

The University of New Orleans and Northwestern State say they will use other financial resources to cover the 60%of tuition TOPS students will be required to pay for next semester. NSU President Jim Henderson says the scholarship program promised to pay 100% of a recipients’ tuition and they intend to keep the promise for their students. 
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Northwestern State president unanimously appointed UL System president
Posted on 10/6/2016 12:48:00 PM.

Northwestern State University President Dr. Jim Henderson will become the new president of the University of Louisiana System, after the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed him to the position. Henderson says he’ll look to reverse the 10 year decline in state funding of higher ed.

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Benson changes succession plans for Saints and Pelicans
Posted on 1/22/2015 10:49:00 AM.
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson announces ownership of both teams will transfer to his wife, Gayle, upon his death.  This move effectively cuts out Benson's daughter, Renee, and grandchildren, Ryan Leblanc and Rita Benson Leblanc, from the sports franchises.  

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