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The other tenants will include Liberty’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides culinary training to at-risk youth and meals to public schools, and Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, one of the country’s first teaching kitchens associated with a medical school. Goldring will teach residents, students and doctors how to use healthy cooking to avoid food-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

William Jenkins, interim president of the LSU System, said higher education in the state is at the point of diminishing returns.

“I apologize for my passion, but this state has so much potential,” Jenkins said. …

Jenkins said LSU has tried to reorganize, increase efficiency and avoid some duplication, but is losing faculty, facing serious competition from other states and experiencing serious deferred maintenance problems.

The legal fallout from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ongoing, as the civil trial makes its way through the courts. In the meantime, some New Orleans groups that were not eligible for claims money have found that they do qualify under a new claims process. Though they are filing quickly, BP is now appealing that formula.

During the course of the slow-moving Category 1 hurricane, 42 people were arrested for looting in New Orleans. But more than eight months since Isaac made landfall, 31 defendants – nearly three out of four – are still waiting for trial.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...