NSU joins 8 other ULS schools in rally at the state capitol

More than 400 Northwestern State University students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in the University of Louisiana System’s Day at the Capitol/Live on the Lawn event Wednesday, joining groups from Grambling, Louisiana Tech, McNeese, Nicholls State, Southeastern, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe and University of New Orleans who rallied in Baton Rouge to encourage state lawmakers to support TOPS and higher education. The event included student group performances and remarks from students, administrators, lawmakers and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to encourage the state legislature to prioritize funding for higher education. The University of Louisiana System is the state’s largest higher education system with over 92,000 students enrolled at nine institutions.