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Cajunman02 Wrote:Ya think those Techesters like to start rumors?  Man, they got new stuff up every day about getting into CUSA and the MAC.  Now this stuff about creating the LTU System.  They are crazy up there in Southern Arkansas (to me, anything above Alexandria is Arkansas).
There's a city in Louisiana north of Alexandria? :D
02-29-2004 06:48 PM
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SwampHound Wrote:There's a city in Louisiana north of Alexandria? :D
Just kidding all you LaTech and ULM fans :wave:
02-29-2004 06:51 PM
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I can only hope it happens, them a solid base of La Tech, La Tech-Monroe (theyll chance cuzz their not in the UL system anymore) and Grambling. It fixes the name problem and give the UL system a great group of schools, UL, Southeast LA, Mcneese, Northwestern State, and Nichols. Pshh...if these schools wanna abandon the UL system, thats fine, dead wood to me.

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I think their just trying to pump themselves up, hoping to make themselves look bigger than what they are. 05-nono
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I'm wondering if there is any truth to the rumor that la tech is considering adding the 6th grade? I've heard a lot of the parents have been clamoring for the state to integrate 6th graders with the current stable of 7th and 8th graders simply for the chance to call themselves a junior high (rather than a middle school). Apparently, the parents of la tech students consider the inclusion of "Middle School" on their children's diplomas to be both demeaning and out of character with the quality of the young teenage population.

There is no such thing as a Louisiana Tech "system" ... 04-cheers
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Those ppl up there think they are Cajuns too.

Im not orig. from LA but Ive lived here since 95 and I don't see those 2 ever doing that. Not unless Monroe was in serious trouble or was guananteed "MEGA BUCKS" out of the deal.

Is it so slow up in Ruston they have to make up BIG RUMORS. Yesterday it was a news press release that Tech got into C-USA. Now this.
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March 6, 2004
University of Louisiana
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Media Affairs Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A special meeting of the University of Louisiana Board of Regents has resulted in a split of of the University of Louisiana System and a loss of the system's flagship school.

Dr. James Cofer, president of the flagship UL campus in Monroe, petitioned the board during executive session Friday evening to release his university from the UL System. The Regents voted 8-7 to approve the request after an apparently lengthy discussion of the matter.

When returning from the closed-door executive session, members of the board and representatives of the involved schools exhibited a variety of emotions.

Regents Richard D'Aquin and Reggie Dupre, both of Lafayette, appeared ecstatic as Board Chairman Roland Toups announced that the Monroe campus would split from the UL System and take with it Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.

"Well, I think this settles it once and for all," said Dupre. "With Monroe leaving the system, there is only one University of Louisiana!"

"We've wanted to be top dog since 1984 and now we are," added D'Aquin. "We wish Monroe the best of luck and we're happy to take the flagship status from them."

According to last night's announcement, the Monroe campus will split from the system following the 2004-2005 school year. They will form a new university system independent of the UL System and the Louisiana State University System. The school and system will be known as North Louisiana University and will utilize satellite campuses in Ruston, Grambling and Little Rock, Ark.

"Let's be honest. No one has ever liked the ULM name and so we thought it was time not only shed ourselves of that moniker but to also set ourselves apart from the other schools in Louisiana," said Cofer. "We've made such positive strides since Mr. Swearingen left that I think we are ready to be the flagship of a system that we created."

Reaction from Louisiana Tech representatives has been mostly disappointing. Beginning in August 2005, Tech will be known as NLU-Ruston. Initially, the Ruston campus' athletic programs will remain in place, but will compete on the NCAA Division II level in the Gulf South Conference.

Because of Grambling's historical importance, Cofer said that they would not force a name change for that campus. Grambling will simply have to add the tag, "a member of the North Louisiana University System" to all official correspondence. Grambling's athletic programs will remain unchanged as the Tigers continue to play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The most interesting aspect of the new university system is the proposed campus in Little Rock, Ark. A location for the campus, to be known as NLU-Little Rock, has not yet been identified. However UL officials feel that the campus will play an important part in the new system.

"Little Rock is an important market for us," said Cofer. "As you know, we plan to play some home football games there and we want to make our presence known in central Arkansas. Essentially, we think of Little Rock as Monroe North."

Funding issues for the Little Rock campus are still in the planning stages. Some members of the Louisiana legislature have expressed their concern about paying for a school located in a different state.

Cofer stated that a series of planning meetings to gather input from the community will be held weekly beginning March 23. The meetings, scheduled for each Tuesday, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Nursing Building auditorium.

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03-06-2004 06:25 PM
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Pretty funny :laugh:
03-06-2004 06:29 PM
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I like that one, espcially if it were true. :D
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