Education

Mayor announces taskforce to study afterschool vision, plan for Baton Rouge community

Citing a need for a shared vision and community plan, Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden announced a taskforce to study after-school and out-of-school learning in Baton Rouge.

LSU brings in one of its largest freshman classes; overall enrollment at 29,865

Once again, LSU has brought in one of the largest freshman classes in the university’s history.

Local students become chemists for a day with the help of BASF

Some very young students at Episcopal in Baton Rouge got the chance to be chemists for a day. Employee volunteers from BASF in Geismar visited elementary school students.

NBC33 teams with CACRC, Whole Foods to bring new computer lab to a local school

NBC33 is looking to help local students by donating a brand new computer lab to a school in need. We're teaming up with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and Whole Foods for "Tools For Schools."

Governor calls on the Department of Justice to drop voucher suit

In the shadow of the nation's capitol governor Bobby Jindal is calling on the Department of Justice to drop their suit against the state's voucher program.

Breakaway school district organizers to try to create new city in southeast EBR Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish could become home to another new city.

University of Alabama sororities make big change after racism claims

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the campus of the University of Alabama to protest alleged segregation in the university's Greek system, even as the school took steps to deal with the problem.

UL Lafayette new student enrollment up 3 percent

First-time freshmen and transfer student enrollment at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is up 3 percent for Fall 2013 over last year, despite a second year of tougher admissions standards.

SU alum’s new book offers historical view, new insights of black life along Bayou Lafourche

Southern University alum Curtis Johnson will discuss his book "Glimpses of Black Life Along Bayou Lafourche" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the John B. Cade Library.  

Coleman Partners Architects, LSU School of Architecture sponsor lecture by Architectural Historian Cammy Brothers

Coleman Partners Architects LLC, an architecture firm based in Baton Rouge, and the LSU School of Architecture are sponsoring a lecture by University of Virginia Associate Professor Cammy Brothers on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m.

Louisiana Poet Laureate and LSU Press Author Ava Leavell Haymon to read from latest collection

LSU Press invites the public to celebrate the publication of Eldest Daughter by the newly appointed state poet laureate, Ava Leavell Haymon, on Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Southern finally seeing increase in enrollment: excited for future

After years of a shrinking student body, Southern University has something to brag about this semester. This year, the University has seen a thirty percent increase in freshmen and even an uptick in overall enrollment.

U-High students receive a lesson on distracted driving

Car crashes are the number one killer for teens in the U.S. A majority of those crashes are caused by distracted driving.

SU System announces new VP for Academic and Student Affairs

The Southern University System welcomes Monique Guillory-Winfield as the new Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.