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Headlines - March 29, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-29

Duration: 00:03:39

Subjects: International Business Machines Corporation | Purcell, Jim | Southern University and A & M College | Alexander, F. King (Fieldon King)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the March 29, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: IBM announcing its plan to establish a software development center in Baton Rouge; Republican state legislators accusing the Jindal Administration of trying to oust Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell; the Southern University Faculty Senate accusing the system president of attempting to illegally take control of the system’s campuses; the LSU Board of Supervisors confirming F. King Alexander as the new system president and chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus; and State Superintendent of Education John White expressing his support for eliminating the career diploma for high school students.