NSU Students Rally in Baton Rouge Wednesday

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About 100 Northwestern State University students joined more than 2,000 others from community colleges and universities from around the state for a rally in support of higher education on the steps of the state capitol in Baton Rouge Wednesday. The rally, organized by the Council of Student Body Presidents, featured speakers representing more than 200,000 students enrolled in Louisiana post-secondary institutions who urged legislators to oppose further cuts to higher education in Louisiana. Gov. Jon Bel Edwards addressed the students saying, β€œIt’s a sad fact that Louisiana has disinvested what we have in higher education. I do not want to cut higher education and I do not want to end TOPS. I do not want universities and community colleges to close.”