Nov 26, 2010 9:17 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - There are few images of college life more idyllic than a tree-shaded campus.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with its stands of Century Oaks, pines, cypress and more, is a beautiful example of that.
But the university's enrollment is also growing and to deal with that the university officials are proposing
adding 2,600 on-campus housing units and a parking garage over the next two years.
That plan, however, is running into student opposition because it means the death of six of the campus' beloved oaks.
A petition to block the suggested changes is being circulated by the Society for Peace, Environment, Action and Knowledge, a campus enviromental group.