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Panelist Bio


Michael G. Groves
School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana State University

Selected as Dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Michael Groves is responsible for the overall direction of the teaching, service and research performed by the School. Following his retirement from the army as a colonel in 1990, he joined the faculty as Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. In 1996, he was also appointed Director of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Dr. Groves served from 1964 to 1990 in the US Army, serving as commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , from 1979 to 1982. Following his second tour of duty, he served for five years as the Director of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease research program at Fort Detrick , Maryland . In 1987, he became the Deputy Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington , D.C. which addressed a variety of military medical problems including medical defense against chemical and biological warfare.

Current Topic


     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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