Regents adopt Jindal-endorsed plan for SUNO-UNO consolidation

Date: Mar 15, 2011

Regents adopt Jindal-endorsed plan for SUNO-UNO consolidation

A divided Board of Regents today endorsed a consultants' plan to consolidate the University of New Orleans with Southern University at New Orleans, handing Gov. Bobby Jindal a key victory in his bid to restructure higher education in the state's largest city.

The Regents' 9-6 vote came after hours of emotional testimony by SUNO students and supporters who believe the consolidation plan would close off educational opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students.

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