LSU Pres. a Threat to sanity.

By: Patrap , 5:43 PM GMT en Abril 22, 2012

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LSU Flagship, Medical & Nursing Schools Threatened by Budget Cuts
Posted on May 15, 2012 in News


BATON ROUGE—LSU System President William L. Jenkins on Tuesday said pending state budget cuts of $97.6 million to the LSU System, in a worst-case scenario, could cause some LSU campuses to immediately seek financial exigency, force closure of the LSU Medical School in Shreveport as well as the LSU Nursing School in New Orleans while seriously threatening the status of LSU A&M as Louisiana’s Flagship University.
In addition, Jenkins said, the university system could be forced to immediately impose major personnel and program cutbacks, such as ending the LSU Health Science Center’s Rural Scholars Track program that trains physicians for areas with poor access to health care.
An estimated 645 LSU System employees could be laid off statewide and an additional 676 could be furloughed for indefinite periods. Thousands of students also could see their degree programs ended. A closure of LSU’s Shreveport medical school and the LSU Nursing School alone could affect more than 975 nursing students in New Orleans and 462 medical students in Shreveport.
At the LSU Health Care Services Division, which is facing a $24.5 million reduction in state funding for its 10 hospitals and 500 physician clinics, LSU System Vice President for Health Care and Medical Education, says inpatient hospital and emergency beds will be taken out of service; operating suites shut down; mental health emergency rooms closed; in-patient psychiatric services ended and multiple specialty clinics shut down statewide. The reductions will mean a projected loss of $80.6 million in federal matching funds.
Including net changes to alternative means of financing like statutory dedications, interagency transfers, and self-generated revenues such as tuition and fees, the overall impact of pending reductions for the LSU System would be almost $103 million.
“While we hope none of these cuts become a reality,” Jenkins said, “the truth is that if the Legislature doesn’t reconsider these reductions, we could be forced to quickly impose a series of appalling cuts to our institutions, without the kind of careful planning and deliberation that takes into account the long-range consequences of such radical actions.”
Flagship Campus Chancellor Mike Martin put it more directly in a memo to Jenkins about the impact of possibly losing an additional $43 million in state money for his campus, writing, “Declaring financial exigency is a last resort of a genuine crisis. Still, under the Board of Supervisors definition of exigency, the campus may have qualified for a declaration already. It’s imperative we step back from this impending disaster.”
In a follow up message to Jenkins, Martin added, “Once exigency is implemented, several colleges will have to be closed and LSU will be forever different. This is a generational decision; it would take decades to repair the damage done to our students, faculty, and reputation. LSU would immediately experience a decline in enrollment and retention and graduation rates will decrease within a few years.”







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26. Patrap
6:01 PM GMT en Mayo 17, 2012
Thanx for stopping by with a comment hydrus.
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25. hydrus
2:52 PM GMT en Mayo 17, 2012
An estimated 645 LSU System employees could be laid off statewide and an additional 676 could be furloughed for indefinite periods. Thousands of students also could see their degree programs ended. A closure of LSU%u2019s Shreveport medical school and the LSU Nursing School alone could affect more than 975 nursing students in New Orleans and 462 medical students in Shreveport.
At the LSU Health Care Services Division, which is facing a $24.5 million reduction in state funding for its 10 hospitals and 500 physician clinics, LSU System Vice President for Health Care and Medical Education, says inpatient hospital and emergency beds will be taken out of service; operating suites shut down; mental health emergency rooms closed; in-patient psychiatric services ended and multiple specialty clinics shut down statewide. The reductions will mean a projected loss of $80.6 million in federal matching funds.--- When I see this happening in an area that was hit by one of the most horrific disasters in countries history, it makes me want to puke. I would like to say some other things but cannot without the use of vulgar language. P.S. Supercool waterspout pics and you Mom is very pretty..:)
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23. Patrap
2:13 PM GMT en Mayo 15, 2012
.."wanna drink it up cuz the weather's fine"...



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22. Patrap
2:11 PM GMT en Mayo 15, 2012
Hiya crab,

We all fine and dandy up here at 30N 90W.


Good to see ya get the ol "embed" thing down.


I hope you and your's are well.

Peace Mon..


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21. hurricanecrab
3:10 AM GMT en Mayo 14, 2012
Heya Pat!

I gotta thank you......... I re-learned how to embed youtubes by quoting your blog entries. Actually, I'm not sure I really learned. I cut out the stuff you did, and kept the stuff you did. ha!

Used to be so easy, but nooooo, now we have to embrace BB code. Well, the season is nearly upon us, so a person's got to roll with the changes, no? I can't hardly post every nuance and wobble of a TC if I don't have de process down.

Hope alls going well for you all.

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20. Patrap
4:01 PM GMT en Mayo 13, 2012
Your Wedding Day Mother,.

.."the Light of my World you are,still".





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19. ycd0108
3:36 PM GMT en Mayo 13, 2012
Morning Pat:Quite the weather!Ours is just sunny and cool this morning.  Got a bit of sun the last few days and the outlook is sunny with big high over us for some time. I'm fairly confident we will avoid drought, though.
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18. Patrap
6:36 PM GMT en Mayo 10, 2012
Double waterspout in Grand Isle, tornado damage reported: Video







The National Weather Service says a waterspout hit land on Grand Isle Monday afternoon and damaged a path about a quarter mile long and 400 feet wide Wednesday afternoon.

Once a waterspout hits land, it is deemed a tornado. Two waterspouts were sighted, however, only one crossed onto land. The tornado crossed the island and dissipated into the Gulf of Mexico.

The area hit was around Boudreaux Lane in Grand Isle, where officials said debris was on the roadway and several light poles were knocked down, officials told New Orleans television station WWL-TV.

According to the National Weather Service, shortly before 3 p.m., trained weather spotters reported a tornado on the west side of Grand Isle, moving southeast at 15 mph.

Mayor David Camardelle told WWL-TV power out is for the entire island and there was extensive damage in the area around Raspberry and Boudreaux lanes off of La. Hwy. 1. In all, seven properties were damaged.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.
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17. Patrap
2:22 AM GMT en Mayo 09, 2012
.....many sights to see, and when I look in my window..


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16. Patrap
11:23 PM GMT en Mayo 08, 2012
...Hare Krishna

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15. Patrap
5:31 PM GMT en Mayo 08, 2012
..I hope yer having Fun



Wings - Band On The Run (Original Video)



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14. Patrap
5:30 PM GMT en Mayo 08, 2012
..sounds interesting Ken. Good Luck.

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13. ycd0108
4:38 PM GMT en Mayo 08, 2012
Morning Pat:
"Ramble On"
I'm on my way somewhere - probably go over to daughter's project, grease the little backhoe and try to shapeshift a building into the raw earth
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12. ycd0108
3:54 AM GMT en Mayo 07, 2012
Evening Pat: listening to Carley just now (I can't lie to you: really I'm just feelin' better that you showed again).
Apparently there ain't that many of us
K
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11. Patrap
1:24 AM GMT en Mayo 07, 2012
...well, Hell aint quite full yet, Son..

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10. Patrap
10:24 PM GMT en Mayo 06, 2012


Krishnamurti on Education

Jiddu Krishnamurti wasn't just a teacher, he started schools as well. His unique vision on education is closest to Maria Montessori (a theosophist). Usually Krishnamurti schools are also Montessori schools.

"Conventional education makes independent thinking extremely difficult. Conformity leads to mediocrity. To be different from the group or to resist environment is not easy and is often risky as long as we worship success. The urge to be successful, which is the pursuit of reward whether in the material or the in the so-called spiritual sphere, the search for inward or outward security, the desire for comfort - this whole process smothers discontent, puts an end to spontaneity and breeds fear; and fear blocks the intelligent understanding of life. With increasing age, dullness of mind and heart sets in."
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9. ycd0108
6:48 PM GMT en Abril 29, 2012
There is a Lady we all know
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8. Patrap
5:11 PM GMT en Abril 29, 2012
..and as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our Soul's,..

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7. ycd0108
1:01 AM GMT en Abril 28, 2012
Pat: what does that owl have to say? We got some owls broadcasting "look out bunny" or some owl mention around here too.
Listened to "Wildfire" while typing and may have got it.
"Who, who who-who graaaaaact" they say. We call them "Barred Owl"
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6. Patrap
12:20 AM GMT en Abril 28, 2012
...there's been a Hoot Owl out by my Window now, for 6 night's in a row..


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5. Patrap
12:10 AM GMT en Abril 28, 2012
..these are the good ol day's..

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3. Patrap
4:21 PM GMT en Abril 23, 2012
I'm looking through a hole in the sky
I'm seeing nowhere through the eyes of a lie
I'm getting closer to the end of the line
I'm living easy where the sun doesn't shine

I'm living in a room without any view
I'm living free because the rent's never due
The synonym of all the things that I've said
Are just the riddles that are built in my head

Hole in the sky
Gateway to heaven
Window in time
Through it I fly

I've seen the stars that disappear in the sun
But shooting's easy if you've got the right gun
And even though I'm sitting waiting for Mars
I don't believe there's any future in cars

Hole in the sky
Gateway to heaven
Window in time
Through it I fly

I've watched the dogs of war enjoying their feast
I've seen the western world go down in the east
The food of love became the greed of our time
But now I'm living on the profits of crime



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2. Patrap
1:55 AM GMT en Abril 23, 2012
Well people look and people stare
Well I don't think that I even care
You work your life away and what do they give?
You're only killing yourself to live
Killing yourself to live
Killing yourself to live

Just take a look around you what do you see
Pain, suffering, and misery
It's not the way that the world was meant
It's a pity you don't understand
Killing yourself to live
Killing yourself to live

I'm telling you
Believe in me
Nobody else will tell you
Open your eyes
And see the lies, oh yeah

You think I'm crazy and baby
I know that it's true
Before that you know it I think
That you'll go crazy too

I don't know if I'm up or down
Whether black is white or blue is brown
The colors of my life are all different somehow
Little boy blue's a big girl now

So you think it's me who's strange
But you've never had to make the change
Never give your trust away
You'll end up paying till your dying day





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1. Patrap
1:49 AM GMT en Abril 23, 2012
Yes I know the secret
That's within your mind
You think all the people
Who worship you are blind
You're just like Big Brother
Giving us your trust
And when you have played enough
You'll just cast our souls
Into the dust
Into the dust

You thought that it would be easy
from the very start
Now I've found you out
I don't think you're so smart
I only have one more question
Before my time is through
Please I beg you tell me
In the name of hell
Who are you?
Who are you?

solo part

You thought that it would be easy
from the very start
Now I've found you out
I don't think you're so smart
I only have one more question
Before my time is through
Please I beg you tell me
In the name of hell
Who are you?
Who are you?



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