Louisiana’s higher education institutions face a possible $131 million budget cut.
Of that budget cut, Louisiana Tech University faces close to $5 million in cuts while Grambling State University could be hit with a $2.5 million cut.
In an effort to have their voices heard and speak with state officials, representatives from both universities attended the annual Higher Education Day Wednesday.
Higher Education Day is held for state colleges and universities to voice their opinions on different issues they face.
For this year’s Higher Education Day, budget cuts was the main issue.
As high-school students begin to contemplate their future, they are often youthfully naïve. Many have no idea what chosen profession they may seek, while others are blissfully unaware about the day-to-day routines and obstacles their hopeful professions will encompass. In an effort to educate young minds about the “real world,” New Tech@ Ruston is seeking volunteers to share their thoughts and professional expertise with a group of Ruston High School students.
Most people picture an out of control, unruly child when they hear the term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But, the reality is that according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 4.1 percent of adults in the United States also have ADHD.
Of those diagnosed with adult ADHD, 1.7 percent have a severe form of the disorder.
According to the National Resource Center on ADHD, adult ADHD can cause problems in every aspect of an individual’s life including school, jobs, at home, in the family and everyday living.