ULM Professor Presents at Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:48
Monroe -- Dr. Joshua Stockley, associate professor of political science and L.M. McKneely endowed professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, presented at the 75th Annual Conference of Louisiana Colleges & Universities in Baton Rouge on March 7. As part of a panel titled, “Current Political Trends Affecting Higher Education,” Stockley spoke to a statewide audience about the fiscal decisions made by Louisiana’s government that have resulted in cuts to higher education.
Louisiana unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:47
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana set a record in January with 1,990,531 people employed, which helped lower the unemployment rate to 4.9 percent, state labor officials said. According to seasonally adjusted data released Monday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people employed in January was 25,787 higher than January 2013. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed was 102,476 or 29,310 fewer people not working than a year earlier, according to a…
PAR releases new app to track La. elected leaders
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:17
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A nonpartisan government watchdog group has put out a free mobile phone app to help Louisiana residents keep track of their elected officials. The guide from the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana is available for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The app is available by searching for "PAR Guide" at the Apple or Google app stores.
Louisiana Bills Could End Objective Discussions of Creation vs. Evolution in Public Schools
Monday, 17 March 2014 09:01
BATON ROUGE – Lawmakers in Louisiana will soon decide whether or not to repeal two laws which allow balanced discussions of the creation/evolution debate in public schools. Last week, Senate Bill 70 (SB70) was introduced to the Louisiana Senate by Senator Dan Claitor. SB70 calls for the repeal of the Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act—a 1981 law which allows both creation and evolution to be taught in public schools.
US ends BP contract ban
Saturday, 15 March 2014 10:16
The United States announced an end to its ban on BP (LSE: BP.L - news) obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Environmental Protection Agency said that BP "agreed to safety and ethics improvements" in exchange for removing the ban, which had hurt the British company's ability to do business in the United States.
This Week in the Civil War
Saturday, 15 March 2014 08:02
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, March 16: Freedom for African-Americans in Louisiana. The New York Times reported on March 21 that African-Americans freed from the yoke of slavery by federal forces in control of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana consituted a "new success" for the Union government. The Times noted that many of those liberated by the advance of the federal army could not read or write previously.
Louisiana coastal residents are advised to move forward, or just move
Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:46
Louisiana coastal residents must come to terms with their communities' vulnerability, and local government officials must at times realize that the best practice is to relocate as opposed to rebuild, especially if rebuilding is simply to previous flood-prone levels. That was the message Thursday from many national and local speakers at the University of New Orleans. The two-day Building Resilience Workshop V kicked off under the theme “Communities on the Edge.
Louisiana lingerie store accepts EBT cards
Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:00
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Reframing The Conversation To Good Government
Thursday, 13 March 2014 07:31
Ronald Reagan had a healthy skepticism for the damaging effects of government encroachment on personal and economic liberties. But his unrivaled, sunny optimism envisioned a “shining city upon on a hill” enabled by responsive government. Much of today’s conservative and libertarian grassroots rhetoric echoes nationwide suspicion of government, reinforced by, say, muddled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and widespread National Security Agency surveillance.
Louisiana House panel backs ban on tanning beds for minors
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:15
BATON ROUGE — Anyone under age 18 would be banned from using tanning beds in Louisiana if state lawmakers agree to a proposal overwhelmingly backed today by the House health care committee. Rep. Richard Burford, R-Stonewall, cast the only vote against Rep. Helena Morenos measure. He said he didnt want his vote to be interpreted as being in favor of letting children suffer, but he said he disagrees with the government telling parents how to…
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