Well said. Literally 9/10 of my Alabama friends I know live out of state; In fact a surprising amount from California. Almost all of them toured LSU and were impressed, but said Alabama was very personable on their visit and it was more one-on-one than just being another number in the group...budget cuts
I'm a big fan of the voucher system, so that ideology Jindal has I actually do support. I feel like he's in a difficult position though with LSU, due to our excess of four-year universities. Ideally I'd imagine he'd want politicians to "fall on the political grenade" like previously stated, but he can'y force them to.
As for the Greek system-kudos to Alabama for realizing that having a strong greek system greatly encourages OOS kids to go to Bama. That was another reason my friends went to Bama from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and so on. they wanted to go to the "Southern Greek Sorority/Fraternity thing" so that weighed more heavily than most realize. I am not Greek at LSU, but I certainly would have had I gone to Ole Miss, Bama, UGA, or even Arkansas. I had been to just about every major SEC campus for football and concluded that LSU just doesn't take Greek life seriously. In hindsight I kind of wish I would have, but most of my friends are greek anyways.
I'm pretty positive LSU is about to renovate its last few dorms that have been neglected. If we can just get a new library, some new classrooms, alleviate the parking issues, and somehow managed to get rid of the ghetto down highland, I think our perception would improve drastically.
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