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Volume 72, Issue 79, Friday, January 26, 2007


Staff Editorial


                        Robyn Morrow             Chris Elliott                        Mark Suarez
                                               John Arterbury       Caitlin Cuppernull

Report card chides TSU, leery of Grambling

Texas Southern University: D

There is something amiss at TSU. Gov. Rick Perry has issued an ultimatum to the board of regents in hopes of untangling the university from the financial woes besetting it. 

Plagued with numerous budget issues over the years, the university is in dire need of an overhaul. 

Problems include millions of dollars in shuttle service debt, an athletics department with an exponentially growing deficit and financially insupportable dormitories. 

Overhauling the administration building alone could cost $54 million over the next 10 years, and campus technology is severely outdated.

It's a promising development that these issues are being addressed at a higher level. TSU has much to offer the city of Houston, so, for the sake of all those affiliated, the time for reform is now.

The Gramblinite: A

Grambling State University's student newspaper made an honorable decision this month by ceasing publication when confronted with threats of censorship from university administrators.

Grambling administrators claimed they could suspend the newspaper's publication based on a 2005 judicial decision in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Louisiana, however, is in the 5th Circuit, so the ruling is not applicable. 

Censorship is censorship regardless of where it occurs. As such, the staff of the Gramblinite poignantly demonstrated their appreciation of free press and their unwillingness to yield to unreasonable demands.


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