Tuesday, March 17, 2009

LSU students go online to protest budget cuts

It looks like Bob Mann, of the Manship School of Communications at LSU, is introducing his political communications students to the real world.

Mann, a veteran of many political battles, inspired the students to apply what they've learned in class to the budget crisis facing the state's flagship university.

As Advocate reporter Jordan Blum writes here, the students have formed an ad hoc organization named "SOS - Save Our Schools." The group held a press conference on Monday to protest Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed $219 million cut to the LSU system.

Mann's students are on the cutting edge of information technology - here is the blog they started to fight the budget cuts.

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