New cybersecurity academic program comes to Grambling State University
Posted on 12/13/2017 3:00:00 AM.

The Louisiana Board of Regents has given Grambling State University the green light to proceed with plans to establish the first cybersecurity degree program in the state. Grambling State University President Rick Gallot says an estimated two million cybersecurity workers will be needed by 2019.

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Grambling beefing up security in wake of fatal on-campus shooting
Posted on 10/26/2017 3:53:00 AM.

Grambling State University President Rick Gallot says they are beefing up security, after a gunman killed two 23-year-old men from Farmerville after an altercation in a dorm room. Gallot says he spoke with Governor John Bel Edwards, who offered Grambling additional resources for the upcoming homecoming weekend.

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Louisiana HBCU Presidents pleased with Trump commitment to historically black institutions
Posted on 3/1/2017 2:03:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Grambling President Rick Gallot is back from his trip to Washington where he met with President Donald Trump on the administration's commitment to making historically black colleges and universities a priority.
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Grambling one step closer to reinstating undergrad nursing program
Posted on 2/23/2017 5:19:00 PM.

Grambling State University is one step closer to reinstating their undergraduate nursing program. The undergraduate program was closed in December of 2015, and officials have been working to get a new program instated. University President Rick Gallot says they have the support of the University of Louisiana System Board, but he says their work is far from over.

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Rick Gallot named Grambling president
Posted on 7/26/2016 4:55:00 PM.

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has chosen former state legislator and attorney Rick Gallot as the new president at Grambling State. Gallot says the connections he made as a legislator could help the university tremendously.

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A Pineville hospital is set to close, despite a judge's ruling
Posted on 6/24/2014 10:11:00 AM.
Despite a ruling from a Baton Rouge judge, the state will continue with its plans to close the Huey P Long Medical Center in Pineville. Judge Robert Downing says the Senate violated the open meetings law when the Health and Welfare panel heard legislation authorizing the hospital's closure.
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Bill that increases heroin distribution penalties heads to governor's desk
Posted on 5/21/2014 10:33:00 AM.
Legislation heads to the governor's desk that would give judges the ability to sentence a heroin dealer to 99 years in prison, if convicted of dealing the dangerous drug for a second time. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor pushed this bill through the legislature in an attempt to stop the increase of heroin deaths that's been reported by law enforcement.
"I hope it discourages folks from engaging in the distribution of heroin."
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Senate committee approves a ban on selling of e-cigarettes to minors
Posted on 3/18/2014 12:56:00 PM.
A senate committee has approved legislation that prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes and vapor pens to those under the age of 18. The bill was introduced by Ruston Senator Rick Gallot, who says the use of these devices by minors is a growing problem.
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State Senator wants to prohibit sale of electronic cigarettes to minors
Posted on 2/13/2014 11:01:00 AM.
A State Senator from Ruston says he plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18. Rick Gallot says he wants to add to existing regulations that already prohibit minors from possessing or accessing tobacco.

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