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The men and women of LSU and Tulane have one more qualification to add to their Princeton Review checklists: They're among the top 50 most "swiped right" schools on Tinder.

The wildly popular dating application is known for presenting users with a quick decision: You see a few photos and a sentence or two about a nearby potential match, and you can either swipe right if you like them, or swipe left if you don't.

Published in New Orleans News

cokeby Jim Brown

There’s always been a disconnect between the accolades LSU gives itself for academic achievement and the bottom line results that come from national rankings.  Louisiana’s flagship rarely cracks the top 100 universities in the U.S., with a majority of SEC schools outperforming LSU year after year. In the 2015 rankings by US News and World Report, LSU comes in at 149. 

Published in Latest Buzz

cokeby Jim Brown

There’s always been a disconnect between the accolades LSU gives itself for academic achievement and the bottom line results that come from national rankings.  Louisiana’s flagship rarely cracks the top 100 universities in the U.S., with a majority of SEC schools outperforming LSU year after year. In the 2015 rankings by US News and World Report, LSU comes in at 149. 

Published in U.S. Politics

The SportsCenter bus stopped Thursday evening in Baton Rouge for what producer Jonathan Whyley said is consistently one of the group's favorite visits.

ESPN personalities Rece Davis, Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell met LSU coach Les Miles in the Tigers' locker room at about 8:30 p.m.

Published in New Orleans News
Saints, LSU, UK and hope summers eternal
Monday, 10 August 2015 15:48

hope 4Summer is over when Saints and colleges tee it up

I hope you enjoyed your summer, because this is the week it ends. I know it’s a bit hard to realize as you soak in a cauldron of humid 90-degree days, but summer as you have known it and enjoyed it is over! Since this space is meant to inform as much as entertain, let us remind you that Labor Day on September 7 is the symbolic end to summer, although the scientific end does not come until the autumnal equinox when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator around September 22.

Published in Louisiana Sports News

hope 4Summer is over when Saints and colleges tee it up

I hope you enjoyed your summer, because this is the week it ends. I know it’s a bit hard to realize as you soak in a cauldron of humid 90-degree days, but summer as you have known it and enjoyed it is over! Since this space is meant to inform as much as entertain, let us remind you that Labor Day on September 7 is the symbolic end to summer, although the scientific end does not come until the autumnal equinox when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator around September 22.

Published in Latest Buzz

confederacyIdiots.  Fully retards.  What’s next, Pull, Confederacy of Dunces from the Book Store?

These are just some of the responses I have read over the Internet ever since Red Shtick, a well-known Baton Rouge based humor site posted earlier this week an faux-article spoof titled, “LSU Students Call for Removal of Confederate Jasmine From Campus”

And many of the angry comments coming after clear responses that the subject article is no other than--a spoof.

Published in Latest Buzz

louisiana-voiceby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

Baton Rouge High as Jindal no-go zone? LSU students Rebecca Bock, Saher Kahn (she’s not a radical jihadist, Bobby, just a student worried about her future) and Mary-Michael Andries participated in Thursday’s march on the State Capitol in protest of higher ed budget cuts. All three are graduates of Baton Rouge High—Bobby Jindal’s alma mater (Click on image to enlarge).

Published in Latest Buzz
LSU's financial sky has been falling
Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:36

chicken-littleby Jim Brown

Chicken Little has got nothing on King Alexander.  The LSU president is shouting from the rooftops that the state financial commitment is crumbling to the ground, the LSU fiscal sky is falling, and he is about to declare “academic bankruptcy.”  Academic bankruptcy?  I’ve been around and a part of Louisiana state government for some 44 years, and I’ve never heard of the phrase.  You can’t even Google it and find any other example. 

Published in Latest Buzz

lsuby Bob Mann

The word about LSU’s financial woes, particularly the threat of academic bankruptcy, is now national news. From the Boston Globe to Bloomberg News to the Houston Chronicle to Al Jazeera America, the news is out that LSU is on the ropes.

First, LSU President F. King Alexander issued a statement on Wednesday, in which he said, “Based on the current status of the budget debate, we have decided to begin contingency planning for exigency as many of our campuses may be impacted, as well as other campuses across the state.”

Published in Latest Buzz
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