LSU’s rejected requests from faculty to teach remotely leaves one professor ‘heartbroken’

BY: - August 29, 2021

Melissa Flournoy was scheduled to teach Louisiana Government and Politics and American Government in-person at LSU this semester before the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus began massively spreading across Louisiana over the summer. Flournoy, a former Louisiana lawmaker and part-time LSU instructor, has a heart condition as well as eldery parents and a 72-year-old […]

What does Louisiana school lunchtime look like during a pandemic?

BY: - August 27, 2021

With the fourth surge of the COVID-19 delta variant still raging, K-12 school systems in Louisiana have had to restructure their most basic services  — even school lunches.  Though mask mandates are in place for Louisiana schools, educators still have to safely navigate lunchtime, where students have to remove masks in order to eat.  In […]

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Two University of Louisiana system schools report COVID-19 vaccination rates above 50 percent

BY: - August 27, 2021

Individual schools within the University of Louisiana system were reporting COVID-19 vaccination rates from 40 percent to 68 percent as of Thursday, though officials say nearly half of the University of Louisiana system’s student body and almost 80 percent of its faculty and staff have already gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. The […]

Southeastern Louisiana University cuts funds to student newspaper to pay for Title IX staff

BY: - August 26, 2021

Southeastern Louisiana University is taking $150,000 from the school’s student newspaper and using it to pay for two additional staff members in the university’s Title IX office. The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved the shift in funding Thursday without discussion. Half of the university’s $12 student publication fee will now go toward […]

UL system president: ‘Our student population is not sufficiently vaccinated’

BY: - August 26, 2021

As public universities across the state announced this week that COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for students, University of Louisiana system President Jim Henderson told the Board of Regents Wednesday morning that “our student population is not sufficiently vaccinated” at 40 percent.  The UL system — with over 90,000 students — enrolls more people than […]

Students who won’t take vaccine lodge new allegations at Louisiana medical school

BY: - August 24, 2021

The three students who are suing a north Louisiana medical school over its COVID-19 vaccination policy filed a new motion Monday alleging a college administrator belittled them in an email last week in an attempt to “turn the student body against them.”  The students, Rachel Lynn Magliulo, Matthew Shea Willis and Kirsten Willis Hall, filed […]

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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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Pfizer vaccine approved, but no plan for mandate in most Louisiana K-12 school systems right now

BY: - August 23, 2021

K-12 school leaders across Louisiana are still reluctant to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for older students, even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the Pfizer vaccine full approval for use in adults and older children Monday.  Kevin Litten, spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Health, said that individual schools could require the vaccine, […]

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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 […]

Concerning amount of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana schools, children

BY: - August 20, 2021

With children back in school, COVID-19 cases among K-12 students and staff members are worryingly high, Gov. John Bel Edwards said during a Friday press conference.  From Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, the first week of the school year, 2,444 COVID-19 cases were reported among students and staff. More cases were reported during this week […]

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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 […]