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Mock ‘jazz funeral’ at LSU laments effect of budget cuts
Wearing black and holding signs such as, “Goodbye LSU – hello Louisiana State Community College,” several hundred students, faculty and staff led a jazz funeral march for education on Thursday around the Parade Ground.
Honoring the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, the largely student-driven LSU effort was designed to protest ongoing state budget cuts against colleges and to raise community awareness.
“That’s what this is for — to get students more involved,” said organizer Bradley Wood, an LSU senior from Zachary helping to lead the new LSU “Proud Students” group.