LSU Breaks Ground On Engineering Expansion

BATON ROUGE (AP) — LSU is embarking on a $110 million renovation and expansion of its main engineering building.

         Officials say it's another indication of Louisiana's ongoing efforts to meet workforce demands in related fields.

         Gov. Bobby Jindal said he couldn't speculate what impact Louisiana's looming state budget cuts could have on higher education or the state's $40 million WISE Fund that was created this year to promote programs like engineering.

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         The Advocate’s Elizabeth Crisp reports Jindal administration has announced the state must reduce spending for the current budget year by $171 million because of lagging revenues.

         On Monday, LSU marked the formal groundbreaking of the expansion of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, the campus' main College of Engineering building, with a celebration that featured Jindal and other leaders.

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