The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors have one topic on their agenda to potentially excite the Northwestern State community: The university is requesting approval to lease space in the Friedman Student Union to the NSU Foundation so it can operate the official campus bookstore.
Recently, former Title IX Coordinator Lori LeBlanc resigned. While NSU searches for a replacement, Dean of Students Frances Conine has adopted the role temporarily.
NSU’s Kappa Alpha chapter was recently investigated for an incident of hazing during one of their meetings.
Even in death, Rose Long continues to impact Northwestern State University students’ lives through a scholarship in her honor. Louisiana Sen. Gerald Long established the Rose Landry Long Scholarship for first generation college students.
Residents of Varnado Hall are still unhappy with the living conditions in their Living and Learning style dormitory. One student took it upon herself to open the dialog between students and faculty/staff of the hall by creating a petition outlining residents’ grievances.
A new community center opened on South Drive offering free Wi-Fi, coffee and a quiet place for students to study.
Northwestern State University was recently awarded a Louisiana Highway Safety Commission grant for $29,000. The money is distributed across the state to fund educational programs focused on improving driving habits.