William Tate and Lamar Davis have some big messes to clean up | Tammy C. Barney

BY: - June 2, 2021

LSU and the Louisiana State Police, two prominent state institutions embroiled in separate scandals that stink of sexism and racism have something else in common: Black men have been hired to eliminate the stench. The roads toward repairing all that ails these institutions are riddled with potholes, detours and dead ends. The two new leaders […]

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Interim LSU president Tom Galligan drops out of search for permanent president

BY: - April 20, 2021

Tom Galligan, who is serving as interim LSU president, withdrew his name from consideration for the permanent position Tuesday.  In a letter to the LSU community, Galligan said he will return to teaching at LSU’s law school  to “spend more time with my family and my students.” He said this decision was about being able […]

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LSU president says staff could be moved around — not fired — as a result of scandal

BY: - April 15, 2021

LSU interim president Tom Galligan said Wednesday that he may change up the job duties of some staff members following the coverup of sexual misconduct and abuse at Louisiana’s flagship university, but he again stopped short of saying anyone would be fired as a result of the scandal. “I would anticipate … that there may […]

NCAA: No more championships in places hostile to transgender people

BY: - April 12, 2021

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors announced Monday that it will hold NCAA championships only in locations that are free from discrimination against transgender student-athletes and welcoming of all participants. The NCAA said in a press release that it “firmly and unequivocally” supports the participation of transgender student-athletes in collegiate sports. The organization […]

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Louisiana Legislative Session 2021: What to expect

BY: - April 12, 2021

The Louisiana Legislature’s 2021 lawmaking session kicks off Monday, after a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated state policy and politics. Some COVID-19 restrictions will still remain in the Capitol during the lawmaking session. Visitors will be required to wear masks in the building. Seating in committee rooms for votes and debate on […]

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La. residents believe police treat Black people worse, LSU survey finds

BY: - April 9, 2021

Most Louisiana residents believe police treat Black people worse and less fairly than they treat White people, and an overwhelming majority approve of the state’s 2016 expansion of Medicaid and last year’s expansion of unemployment benefits, according to the fourth of five reports of the 2021 Louisiana Survey released Thursday by LSU’s Public Policy Research […]

Louisiana governor, women lawmakers want different outcomes in LSU scandal

BY: - April 9, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards and women in the Louisiana Legislature aren’t on the same page — or possibly even in the same book — about what should be happening at LSU in the wake of a sweeping sexual misconduct and domestic violence scandal.  Women lawmakers reiterated again Thursday that they thought LSU employees who covered […]

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LSU Athletics administrator alleges more racism, sexism in department, USA TODAY reports

BY: - April 6, 2021

LSU Athletics officials harassed Sharon Lewis, the school’s associate director of football recruiting, when she complained about racist and sexist behavior, particularly behavior coming from former LSU football Coach Les Miles, according to reporting from the USA TODAY newspaper. Attorneys for Lewis said they plan to file a federal Title IX lawsuit, a state whistleblower […]


Gov. Edwards adds Laurie Lipsey Aronson to LSU board, bringing the number of women to 3

BY: - March 31, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Laurie Lipsey Aronson to the LSU Board of Supervisors Wednesday, bringing the total of women on the 16-member board up to three.   Earlier this month, a reporter asked Edwards if an investigative report detailing LSU’s systemic indifference to violence and sexual violence against women made him regret not having appointed […]

Louisiana Survey shows economy and pandemic top residents’ concerns

BY: - March 30, 2021

The results of the 2021 Louisiana Survey, released Tuesday, indicate residents are most concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy, even though more than two-thirds of those surveyed say that financially they’re doing as well or better than they were a year ago. Researchers in the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) at LSU’s Reilly […]

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LSU Coach Ed Orgeron declined to discipline Guice for alleged sex harassment, woman says

BY: - March 26, 2021

Gloria Scott, now 74, says LSU football Coach Ed Orgeron and several LSU athletics officials ignored her requests to discipline former star running back Derrius Guice three years ago after he had allegedly sexually harassed her while she was working at the Superdome. “I have never felt so embarrassed,” Scott told women lawmakers about Guice’s […]

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Senator Cassidy: LSU should have considered firing admins but fault rises ‘to the top’

BY: - March 23, 2021

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, responded to questions about LSU’s sexual misconduct scandal during his weekly press conference call Tuesday, saying the university needs to “root out any culture that would tolerate sexual harassment” and should have considered firing those who had the responsibility and authority to act but failed to do so. Asked […]