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Louisiana Higher Ed: Crime up at LSU, tenure task force update

BY: - September 30, 2022

The Louisiana Illuminator takes a weekly look at news from universities and colleges around the state. Have a tip or want to submit a Louisiana Higher Ed news item? Contact [email protected] Crime on the rise at LSU New data released in LSU’s 2022 annual security and fire safety report indicated that reports of crime on […]

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LSU receives prestigious cybersecurity designation

BY: - September 26, 2022

LSU became one of 22 universities to be designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency. The agency gives the designations to institutions in recognition for advancing operational technologies critical to intelligence and educating high-performing students. Other recognized institutions include Carnegie Mellon, the U.S. Air Force Academy and […]

Louisiana Higher Ed: Eco-sensors, cybersecurity and an apology

BY: - September 23, 2022

The Louisiana Illuminator takes a weekly look at news from universities and colleges around the state. Have a tip or want to submit a Louisiana Higher Ed news item? Contact [email protected]  FUTURE is here  Louisiana Tech, LSU Shreveport and four partner universities have received a $6 million award from the National Science Foundation to create […]

Football expected to drive Louisiana sports betting revenue toward goal line

BY: - September 15, 2022

Football season is expected to increase state revenue from sports betting (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

‘It’s a pity’: LSU community reacts to end of STAR partnership for sexual harassment training

BY: - September 13, 2022

The loss of the expertise from the local nonprofit Sexual Trauma and Response (STAR) has once again ignited feelings of hurt and mistrust on LSU’s campus.  STAR, a Baton Rouge-based group dedicated to building a sexual assault-free community, offered a variety of training to LSU employees in the wake of a national scandal that an […]

In annual US News rankings, Xavier among best HBCUs and regional schools

BY: - September 13, 2022

Several Louisiana universities ranked among the top in various categories according to the 2022-2023 US News and World Report rankings released Monday. The annual ratings evaluated data from more than 1,500 schools and evaluated them according to 17 data points, including graduation rates, social mobility, faculty compensation and peer assessment surveys.   In addition to making […]

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Southern, LSU sign 5-year ‘A&M Agenda’ partnership

BY: - September 6, 2022

Leaders from Southern University and LSU have signed the A&M Agenda, a commitment to work together over the next five years to leverage the two school’s resources for the betterment of the city, the state and the region. LSU President William Tate IV and Southern President Dennis Shields were joined Tuesday by local and state […]

Louisiana Higher Ed: Big bucks, declining enrollment and campus accessibility

BY: - September 2, 2022

LSU is working to address its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance issues (Photo by Julie O'Donoghue)

LSU clinic transitions to OLOL management; what about reproductive health?

BY: - August 31, 2022

Our Lady of the Lake will assume management of the LSU Student Health Center in January prompting questions as to what – if any – changes will result when a Catholic health organization takes over a public university medical clinic. The move comes as part of the partnership between Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) […]

Demand grows for campus food pantries at Louisiana colleges

BY: - August 30, 2022

Northwestern State University got its campus food pantry when a group of social work students asked their university president for space to open it. Wanting to encourage student involvement in the community, the president at the time, Jim Henderson, found a small nook on campus for the students to use.  The resulting demand shocked Henderson, […]

LSU will no longer receive sexual harassment awareness and prevention training from local nonprofit

BY: - August 25, 2022

LSU has declined to renew the contract of Sexual Trauma and Response (STAR), the organization that has provided sexual assault and harassment awareness training to university employees following multiple instances of federal Title IX law violations.  STAR is a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit dedicated to building a sexual assault-free community. Its employees help shape legislation, provide […]

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LSU mounds oldest human-made structures in North America, study says

BY: - August 22, 2022

A new study shows the LSU Campus Mounds are the oldest known human-made structures in North America. The study, led by Brooks Ellwood, a professor emeritus of geology and geophysics at LSU, used radiocarbon dating to determine that construction of the first mound, mound “B” began around 11,000 years ago. The mound was constructed, layer […]