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LSU Budget Cuts (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-01-29

Duration: 00:07:03

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | HIGHER EDUCATION | State Budget Cuts


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Strohschein, Martha Interviewee
  • Nardo, Anna Interviewee
  • Cope, Kevin Interviewee
  • Monday, Eric Interviewee


This segment from the January 29, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the potential impact of higher education budget cuts to the faculty at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Sanford reports that LSU sent termination letters to 300 non-tenured faculty members stating that their contracts will not be renewed in 2011. She interviews Martha Strohschein, an English instructor, Dr. Anna Nardo, the English Department chair, and Kevin Cope, the president of the LSU Faculty Senate, about their concerns over the impact of the budget cuts and the loss of faculty members on the ability of students to graduate on time due to limited course offerings. Sanford also talks to Eric Monday, the LSU Vice Chancellor for Finance, about LSU’s plan for dealing with budget cuts. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham