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re: 2018 US News Academic Rankings are out - johnfredlsu
[quote]LSU surprised me, maybe because I came close to going to grad school there. [/quote] Yeah, LSU never really does well in the US News rankings. Alumni giving still needs to increase as does the endowment. Graduation rates have increased but not enough. Faculty pay has slowed thanks to cha...
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re: BYU arrives in New Orleans - johnfredlsu
[quote]It's nola. Gotta cover up the murders[/quote] I logged in on my phone just to downvote you....
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re: New Band Unis...Anyone have any intel about what the changes are? - johnfredlsu
[quote]Louisiana Longhorn ("Texas fan"): LSU's band uniforms are very dated.[/quote] :lol: :lol: :lol: [img]http://news.utexas.edu/sites/news.utexas.edu/files/know/images/2014/longhorn_band/hornsup_750_2.jpg[/img]...
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re: New Band Unis...Anyone have any intel about what the changes are? - johnfredlsu
Haven't seen them myself, but comparing the old and new shakos, it looks like there's been a subtle but impactful change to the logo. I REALLY like this change to a bolder gold outline. [img]http://i.imgur.com/bm4BKji.jpg[/img] Also, the logo is on both a white and purple background now and se...
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re: LSU, Florida, and Georgia dominate athletically and academically per Forbes - johnfredlsu
[quote]Most of these other schools have the same number of smaller schools as well. Why is it not a drain on them. And before you think I'm bashing Louisiana I've lived her all my life I just don't agree that the smaller schools are the problem. [/quote] I'll admit, I compiled a list to see if y...
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re: What does the nation outside of Louisiana say about LSU? - johnfredlsu
I lived in Philly for a while myself. Honestly, some folks needed me to spell out what LSU meant ("Louisiana...?"). Others knew LSU sports and that was about it. The ONLY placed I've lived where I've gotten negative reactions about LSU? East Alabama. Folks in Philly, DC, and Chicago don't even fl...
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re: Tigers name about to be torn down with the statues? - johnfredlsu
Kirby Smith is slated to come down starting in 2019. Check out page 120 for post-Kirby Smith renderings. [link=(http://www.lsu.edu/bos/docs/agendas/2017/lsu-board-meeting-notice-20170505-v3.pdf)] LSU BOS Meeting Agenda: May 2017[/link]...
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re: Congrats Ole Miss - SEC Champs - johnfredlsu
[quote]The tourney declares the SEC Champion. Sankey presented.[/quote] The SEC awards two championships in softball: regular season and tournament. The tournament winner gets an auto NCAA championship bid and a pyramid shaped trophy from the SEC that says "Tournament Champion" on it. The regular...
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re: SEC University Endowments - FY 2016 - johnfredlsu
Since there's some disagreement about the reported endowment figures as a measure of the "health of a NFP," we might look at some other metrics (like research expenditures) to determine the health of a university whose mission includes research. Now, it's true that universities have multi-pronged mi...
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re: SEC University Endowments - FY 2016 - johnfredlsu
I'm pretty sure I included the total number of students from Ole Miss and the medical center in work I did to divide the endowments up by number of students....
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re: SEC University Endowments - FY 2016 - johnfredlsu
I think this question came up in this thread: What is the relationship between the number of students and endowment? I did my best to divide the endowment total by the number of students at each institution (system numbers in some cases). This changes the rankings a bit. LSU doesn't look so good ...
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re: UCLA/VOLS Hoops Series in jeopardy due to LGBT Law - johnfredlsu
I appreciate the engagement on the point I raised (even if you dismiss it as "this kind of thing"). I have a full day; so, I'm not sure that I can respond to every point you raise. Nor is it really necessary to pick everything apart each point or argue for the sake of arguing. I imagine I won't conv...
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re: UCLA/VOLS Hoops Series in jeopardy due to LGBT Law - johnfredlsu
[quote]You may wanna do a little research........ Top States for Business- CNBC[/quote] I guess it might help to take your own advice. My guess is that the poster who called Tennessee and other Southern states welfare states was referring to numbers on the amount of federal taxes paid out...
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re: Tiger Stadium Improving Amenities Construction Update - johnfredlsu
The LSU Board of Supervisors [link=(http://www.lsu.edu/bos/docs/agendas/2017/lsu-board-agenda-2017-01-27_v3.pdf)]only approved the temporary lease[/link] for TAF to do some of the work last week. (Lease starts on page 209 of the BoS doc.) The lease doc says that the demolition of the South Endzon...
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re: Middleton & Lockett to be torn down under newly proposed master plan - johnfredlsu
I hope the university will similarly engage architecture students to think about what a new library could and should look like. Middleton was a travesty but a whole bunch of people in the administration approved it. After the South end zone addition that bastardized the look of the North endzone, I'...
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re: Middleton & Lockett to be torn down under newly proposed master plan - johnfredlsu
Yes, none of this is really binding. Lockett was marked to be removed in the 2003 Master Plan created under Emmert. But Middleton Library remained in place in that plan and ostensibly was only going to be renovated. [link=(http://masterplan2003.lsu.edu)]2003 plan[/link] What makes this plan d...
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re: Middleton & Lockett to be torn down under newly proposed master plan - johnfredlsu
Yes, that appears to be the proposed location of a new library. Makes so much sense to put it here and link the quad with the business/engineering/coast and environment part of campus. The latest draft of plans can be found in the middle of the BoS meeting notes from this month: [link=(http://www...
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re: Pinestripe bowl about to start at 1:00 Central time on ESPN - johnfredlsu
Right. That was Northwestern's third bowl win ever. Third. Ever....
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re: LA guys that went to Bama - johnfredlsu
Similar story here. I grew up in Auburn and didn't want to stay there. Recruited heavily by Alabama but wanted to go out of state--and also couldn't stomach being an Alabama fan for the rest of my life. More than happy to be an LSU Tiger. So, as much as I hate Alabama, I don't blame an LA kid for...
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re: What was the Big XII like Missouri and Texas A&M fans? - johnfredlsu
[quote]theoG: then why did you link a thread from a half decade ago? [/quote] No prob. Quick Google search revealed more whining about LSU (in the middle of a thread about Bama fans). [link=(http://www.landthieves.com/board/showthread.php?78652-Bama-fans-worst-in-America)]2014[/link] Again, ba...
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