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LSU establishes black caucus

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POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:29pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 1:21pm

The LSU Student Senate debated a bill on March 2 that would establish a black caucus under the student government of the university.

This would be the first black caucus for both LSU and the SEC. Organizers say there are nearly 30,000 students at LSU, with nearly 2,700 being African-American students.

The bill was authored by Ashley Hebert, a grad student at the university. She states, “I wanted to do this to enrich their experience, and help them understand that value of their degree.”

Hebert states that part of the black caucus initiative would be to improve African-American recruitment and enrollment at LSU. She says she’d also like to see more of a focus on academics.

The results were 32 in favor; 11 Against; 2 Abstain.
 

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