(Information in the following story is from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana  State University students are planning a march on the state capitol to protest the state's proposed $600 million cut to higher education.

Nola.com/Times-Picayune reports the cuts could result in the closure of LSU satellite campuses and a substantial loss of programs and faculty members at the school's main campus, according to an LSU news release.

In response, students are preparing to march Thursday.

The march is being sponsored by LSU Alumni Association's Tiger Advocates and organized by members of the Baton Rouge campus' student government.

Though the march is student-organized, the alumni association has encouraged all interested supporters of LSU to participate.

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