Louisiana's Board of Regents, as expected, on Tuesday approved a proposal that would consolidate the University of New Orleans and historically black Southern University at New Orleans into a single institution (with separate campuses) within the University of Louisiana System, The Times-Picayune reported. The vote was 9 to 6 after an intense discussion dominated by passionate pleas from students and other supporters of Southern, who said the creation of the University of Greater New Orleans would undermine the historically black campus's tradition of serving low-income and minority students. But the national consultants who advised the regents and recommended the consolidation as one of two options said the plan would sustain the current Southern campus as an urban access institution. The newspaper cited complaints from some local officials that Governor Bobby Jindal, who had championed the study of the consolidation, had endorsed the plan Monday before the regents voted.
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