Southern U. Officials Dispute Land-Grant Funds: LSU, Southern Disparities. at Issue
BATON ROUGE, LA -- Officials at the historically Black Southern University system claim that they're still getting short-changed by the state of Louisiana, despite a recent settlement in a long-running federal desegregation lawsuit that will pump more than $100 million into the Bayou State's historically Black colleges over the next decade.
The only part of the 21-year-old desegregation lawsuit that is still pending in court is a dispute between Southern University and predominately white Louisiana State University over land-grant funding.
Louisiana's 1995-96 state budget, approved …