Nicholls students rally at Capitol

Approximately 200 Nicholls State University students, faculty, staff members and Bayou Region community members attended the Rally for Higher Education at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Lauren Jones (below), a student leader with the Nicholls-based student group StandUp!, was among several speakers from colleges and universities throughout the state who attended the Capitol event. For additional information about StandUp!, a grassroots organization founded to raise awareness about the continuing state budget cuts to higher education, go to

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