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Archive - Feb 1, 2006

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Tried in court of public opinion

Allegations and rumors began circulating a few weeks ago claiming financial misconduct in the Black and Gold Foundation and personal vendettas being carried out by the school’s administration against those who dared speak out.
Calls for a vote of no confidence were made, meetings were held, and at every step, the media was informed and our coverage lent credibility to the rumors.
In my opinion, the approach of the Grambling University National Alumni Association and its president, James Bradford, was wrong and here’s why.

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High schools move forward

First, all four public high schools will switch to the seven-period schedule. Although this means the school day will be lengthened by 25 minutes, students would only be in each class for 55 minutes.
This is a large change from the Block System or Modified Block Schedule Systems in place, where some classes last up to 90 minutes. With this new schedule, seniors will be required to stay on campus five out of the seven periods.
The implementation of two programs — dual enrollment and long-distance learning — are also slated to take place.

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Bearcats halt Loyola, 56-37

Several reasons:
• First, it was a good way to prepare for a return to league action on Friday night at Byrd.
• Secondly, despite two regular players (Joshua Brown and Shaquon Owens) being sidelined with the flu and several other key members not playing, the Bearcats had a solid overall performance.
• Thirdly, the tough board work of Terrance Davis just might add yet another weapon to the Bearcats’ aspirations of climbing back into the top two tiers of the 1-5A race and wrapping up a postseason berth.

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Tech gets super computer

Louisiana Tech University received its Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) “grid” computer this morning and will spend most of the day setting it up and getting this super computer connected with universities across the state.
LONI is a network that connects mainframe computers at Tech with research universities across Louisiana and allows information to be sent and received thousands of times faster than what is currently possible.

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