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Some 300 people turn out for SU Day at the Capitol

4/22/2015

 

Around 300 students, faculty, administrators, alumni and supporters, representing the entire SU System, went to the Louisiana Capitol on Wednesday to show solidarity in opposition of threatened budget cuts to higher education.

The Human Jukebox Marching Band was at the Capitol to provide entertainment for the large gathering. University administrators, students and faculty, representating the Baton Rouge campus spoke.

Besides SU representatives speaking, there were also a number of Louisiana legislators spoke the large crowd.

Here are a few quotes from the event:

"It's not about the tough decisions. It's about the right decision," State Rep. Ted James.

"We are the change that we seek," SUBR SGA Vice President Sara Martin

Southern University has a history of taking care of  "the served and the underserved," SU System Chancellor Dr. Ronald Mason.

"Without Southern University we would not be where we are today," State Rep. Katrina Jackson.

"Southern University is a vital part of the national education equation," State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome.