A new LSU System report recommends developing a stronger LSU-Shreveport rather than merging the college with Louisiana Tech University or any other institution. A story in today's "Advocate" says the preliminary report of the new LSU System Work Group on Organization and Collaboration coincides with a study funded by business leaders in the Shreveport area. That study is looking into a potential merger of LSUS and Louisiana Tech in Ruston, which is part of the University of Louisiana System. LSU System President John Lombardi complained last month that the Shreveport-based study was being conducted without involving the LSU System. He suggested that Louisiana Tech was better off merging with Grambling State University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe than with LSUS.