Grambling State University President Willie Larkin asked students, teachers, staff and alumni to work together in the face of a projected $2.5 million budget cut this year.
In front of more than 400 people in a town hall meeting Thursday at the Betty E. Smith School of Nursing Auditorium Larkin and GSU’s Vice President of Finance and Administration Leon Sanders addressed the crowd on what will happen if the state does not find a solution to it’s more than $850 million shortfall.
Louis Reis, a Louisiana Tech University biomedical and electrical engineering student, and Mark Wade, a recent summa cum laude graduate in electrical engineering and physics and current graduate student at Tech, have each been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Members of Grambling State University’s marching band will be featured on CNN tonight as a part of the network’s pre-inauguration coverage.
Broadcasting from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., CNN will feature band members playing several songs during the one-hour program with anchors Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer. The show will air from 7-8 p.m. CST. The university’s band played during President Obama’s first inauguration parade in January 2009, and the band is the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) participating in the president’s inauguration parade Monday.
GSU’s band is one of two marching bands returning for the president’s second inauguration parade; the other is the president’s Hawaii high school. The band is the only Louisiana marching band participating.