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LSU announces vaccine mandates, Tiger Stadium restrictions for fall semester

BY: - August 24, 2021

LSU students will be required to get at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or fill out an exemption waiver, by Sept. 10, LSU President William Tate announced Tuesday. “We’re excited to be able to offer the in-person experience we know you’ve been hoping for this semester,” Tate said in a letter to […]

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Most Louisiana public universities will require COVID-19 vaccine after FDA approval

BY: - August 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for students at most Louisiana public universities for the spring semester after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday morning, though state law also makes it easy for students to apply for exceptions to any vaccine requirement. “We’ve been alerting students that this was coming for […]

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LSU Greek Life Director Angela Guillory leaves job

BY: - August 20, 2021

LSU’s Greek Life Director Angela Guillory, who kept her job through several Greek-related controversies, quietly retired this summer after 18 years at the university.  Guillory officially left LSU July 31, according to LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard. He said the departure was her own decision.  “Angela Guillory retired from her role at LSU over the summer, […]

Judge grants restraining order against Louisiana med school vaccine mandate

Judge blocks Louisiana medical school vaccine requirement

BY: - August 18, 2021

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a north Louisiana medical college from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students or placing significant restrictions on those who refuse to get vaccinated. U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty of the Monroe division of the Western District of Louisiana ruled in favor of Rachel Lynn Magliulo, Matthew Shea Willis […]

Louisiana mask mandate remains in schools (for now) after state school board ends meeting early

BY: - August 18, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ statewide mask mandate will remain in place for K-12 schools  after the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) adjourned its meeting early Wednesday and declined to vote on its own school masking policy.  BESE voted 8-2 to end the meeting abruptly after most people in it saudience refused to […]

Republicans ask Gov. Edwards to rescind mask mandate in schools

63 Louisiana House members ask state school board to sidestep K-12 schools mask mandate

BY: - August 16, 2021

Sixty-three House members signed a letter asking the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to direct local K-12 school districts to adopt their own mask protocols — in defiance of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ statewide mask mandate. All 63 House members who signed the letter are Republicans. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-French Settlement, and […]

Louisiana Congressman Troy Carter wants to erase student debt

BY: - August 12, 2021

U.S. Rep. Troy Carter (D-New Orleans) has made canceling student debt one of his top priorities as a new congressman. Carter filed legislation in late July to direct the U.S. Department of Education to get rid of up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for each borrower. It was one of the first two […]

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Louisiana Board of Regents passes new sexual harassment policy

BY: - August 10, 2021

The Louisiana Board of Regents voted Tuesday to establish new, expanded procedures for dealing with sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence on college campuses statewide. Louisiana universities and colleges will now use broader definitions of sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence. The Board of Regents — which oversees state higher education policy — had to enact new […]

LSU’s tiger mascot fully vaccinated

BY: - August 9, 2021

LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VII, has been vaccinated against COVID-19, the university announced Monday. The four-year-old tiger received his first shot July 16 and his second dose Friday. Both shots were administered by his veterinarian, David Baker.  According to the university, Mike VII hasn’t had any side effects from the vaccine, which was donated […]

‘You can’t educate from the intensive care unit,’ LSU prof tells board

BY: - August 6, 2021

While addressing the LSU Board of Supervisors Friday morning, Rosemary Peters-Hill, an LSU professor of French since 2007, told the members gathered that she’s worried about her immunocompromised son, Nathaniel, a kindergartener who because of his age isn’t eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. “I can’t expose him to COVID because he can’t fight it,” the […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Jeff Landry sues Louisiana medical school over vaccine mandate

BY: - August 4, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a federal lawsuit against a medical college housed on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) on behalf of three students who were denied an exemption to the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.  Landry filed the suit on Tuesday in the U.S. Western District Court in Monroe, requesting […]

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LSU will require negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination for returning students

BY: - August 4, 2021

BATON ROUGE –  To hold in-person classes again during one of the highest surges in COVID-19 since the pandemic began, LSU will require negative COVID-19 tests for arriving students.  In the COVID-19 Roadmap released Wednesday, LSU announced that all students must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days before arriving on […]