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Panelist Bio


Anthony Greco
Professor of Economics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Anthony J. Greco is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette serving since 1984.

He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of New Orleans and his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

His research as an Economist focuses on Government Regulation and Antitrust Economics and has published extensively in this area. He has served as a consultant for various economic initiatives in the Lafayette area and in other areas, as well.

His many awards include the UL Lafayette Business Economist Professorship and the UL Distinguished Research Professor Award.

Dr. Greco has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations and serves as a reviewer for Economics journals.

He is married to Donna Greco (formerly Donna Dearie).

They have two sons: Joel Ph. D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Tulane University and Lyle, a Senior at LSU majoring in Finance.

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     11/18 - An Eye on Admissions

What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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