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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation
awarded more than $35,000 on Sept. 3 to support local schools and literacy programs, including the Algiers Charter School Association, Benjamin Franklin High School, Collegiate Academies, Mirabeau Family Learning Center, New Beginnings Schools, Start The Adventure In Reading, International School of Louisiana Bunche Campus, Christian Schools in River Ridge, Southeastern Louisiana University and D.C. Reeves Elementary in Ponchatoula.



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Latter & Blum
donated $100,000 to the University of New Orleans to support scholarships and its graduate certificate programs in coastal sciences and coastal engineering. The university recently announced its graduate certificates in coastal engineering coastal sciences, which will be offered online in spring 2015.



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Jinx Coleman Broussard,
a professor at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, received the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's History Division Book Award last month for the best in journalism and mass communication history for 2013's African American Foreign Correspondents: A History.



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The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals'
Medicaid program overpaid more than $3 million in incentives to more than a dozen hospitals and underpaid another six hospitals by more than $1 million in 2011, according to an August audit by the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. The audit recommends the department refund the overpayments and modify its worksheet calculation.

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