Higher Ed

LSU hasn’t moved on renaming any of its buildings yet, including the library

BY: - October 18, 2021

More than a year after the LSU Board of Supervisors agreed to remove the name of Troy H. Middleton — a segregationist and the school’s former president — from the university’s main library in Baton Rouge, the building still doesn’t have a new name.  The inaction has frustrated students, who expected a new name by […]

Presidential search at Northwestern State University narrowed to six candidates

BY: - October 14, 2021

The search for the next president of Northwestern State University has narrowed down to six candidates with backgrounds ranging from administration at LSU Shreveport to the federal government. The candidates are:  Nancy D. Albers, international business coordinator for the College of Business at LSU Shreveport.  Darrell Kruger, former provost and executive chancellor for academic affairs […]

Culture changes around sexual misconduct at LSU will take time, advocates say

BY: - October 8, 2021

In April, LSU students told a committee of women lawmakers that “I have never felt safe on campus, even during the day.” Today, for women, nonbinary and transgender students at LSU feeling unsafe on campus is “definitely still an issue,” said Angelina Cantelli, president of Tigers Against Sexual Assault — a student-run organization at the […]

Louisiana State Police employee on leave after alleged misconduct at LSU

Louisiana State Police employee on leave after alleged misconduct at LSU

BY: - October 6, 2021

A Louisiana State Police employee was placed on administrative leave last week due to allegations of misconduct while the employee was working with Louisiana State University. The agency made the announcement Wednesday in a press release that provided no details as to the nature of the complaint nor the identity of the employee, saying further […]

Legislators question LSU on implementation of new sexual harassment policies

BY: - September 28, 2021

After months of working on recommendations given by the Husch Blackwell reports and lawmakers, LSU still doesn’t have a a full, permanent staff in the office that handles sexual assault allegations and lawmakers also voiced concerns about the accessibility of LSU’s online sexual assault resources at a Tuesday meeting.  Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, asked LSU […]

Louisiana colleges, universities disrupted by Hurricane Ida back to teaching

BY: - September 22, 2021

Colleges and universities disrupted by Hurricane Ida are now operational — in-person or remotely. About 135,900 students — or 55 percent of Louisiana’s public university student population — were impacted directly by the storm, Board of Regents Chair Blake R. David said Wednesday at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. College campus buildings also “fared remarkably […]

University of Louisiana system vaccination rates range from low twenties to high seventies

BY: - September 21, 2021

After telling its students in late August that they must get the COVID-19 vaccine, or provide an exemption, in order to enroll in classes next semester, just five of the nine University of Louisiana system schools have reported student vaccination rates above 50 percent.. McNeese University (24 percent), Grambling State University (41 percent), Southeastern University […]

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Louisiana college students must submit vaccination information before next semester

BY: - September 18, 2021

Twenty-seven of LSU’s total 34,000 students were dropped from LSU after not submitting proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or filling out an exemption waiver, which was due last Friday, Ernie Ballard, LSU’s spokesperson, said. Seventy-eight students were at risk of being dropped this week, but the other 51 students took “the necessary steps to remain part […]

LSU says 81 percent of students have had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - September 15, 2021

Eighty-one percent of LSU students have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, President William Tate announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, 72 percent of the university’s faculty and staff are fully vaccinated, an LSU spokesperson said. “If you had asked me two months ago whether this was imaginable, I would have said no,” Tate said […]

Agriculture section of reconciliation bill centers on fighting climate change, enhancing research

BY: - September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Monday finished marking up its section of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. The agriculture portion would provide funding for historically Black land grant colleges and investments in urban agriculture, along with boosting U.S. Department of Agriculture programs to address climate change threats in farming. The $66 billion agriculture measure […]

Standardized test scores remain optional for LSU applicants

BY: - September 13, 2021

High school students applying to LSU this year will not have to submit an SAT or ACT score because of the recent fourth surge of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant. LSU applicants last year had the same exemption because COVID-19 prevented students from taking standardized tests in facilities big enough to maintain adequate protection […]

At LSU, tension between university board and faculty remains high

BY: - September 11, 2021

The LSU Board of Supervisors proposed — but then set aside — a motion to restructure the university’s faculty groups Friday after one professor complained the board was trying to silence them. “This will cause national embarrassment for a university whose reputation is already at a low ebb because of the way this board responded […]