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LSU Board chair accuses former LSU President F. King Alexander of lying

BY: - March 23, 2021

In a Monday letter to the Oregon State University Board of Trustees, LSU Board of Supervisors Chair Robert S. Dampf says former LSU President F. King Alexander lied when he said Husch Blackwell, a law firm investigating LSU’s systemic indifference to sexual crimes during Alexander’s tenure, didn’t offer Alexander an interview to tell his side […]

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Oregon State takes LSU’s scandal more seriously; half the members of OSU’s board are women

BY: - March 19, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to put university President F. King Alexander on probation for the sexual misconduct scandal that happened under his watch while he was president at LSU, and it’s probably not a coincidence that seven of the 14 voting members on OSU’s board are women. LSU’s Board of […]

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Louisiana lawmakers say LSU could face consequences for response to sex scandal

BY: - March 12, 2021

Some of the state’s most powerful lawmakers said they want LSU to rethink its response to a mammoth LSU sexual misconduct scandal that has, so far, resulted in no one at the university losing their job.  If the university doesn’t take a different approach, legislative leaders said the university could face some problems while asking […]

Women matter more than football. It’s time for LSU to act like it.

BY: - March 12, 2021

For a scandal that happened at LSU, the University of Kansas has fired more people than LSU has. And if it’s left up to interim LSU President Tom Galligan, KU has fired more people than LSU will fire. The multiple offenses that occurred at LSU and the university’s refusal to hold perpetrators and enablers accountable […]

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Women lawmakers tell LSU they want tougher punishments over sexual misconduct

BY: - March 10, 2021

Women lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature asked LSU President Tom Galligan Wednesday to punish two athletics administrators, Verge Ausberry and Miriam Segar, more severely after they failed to report sexual misconduct and domestic violence to the appropriate authorities. Some lawmakers, after hearing from victims of sexual misconduct and domestic violence at the hands of LSU […]

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21 ways LSU hid or suppressed information about sexual misconduct

BY: - March 10, 2021

LSU officials have concealed, covered up and made it difficult to collect information about sexual misconduct and violence against women at its flagship campus in Baton Rouge at least 21 times since the beginning of 2013. Following a damning article from USA TODAY about sexual assault at LSU, the university hired a law firm to […]

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Kansas Jayhawks part ways with football coach Les Miles amid allegations of misconduct at LSU

BY: and - March 8, 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The University of Kansas agreed to immediately part ways with head football coach Les Miles on Monday night following back-to-back reports of past indiscretions that alleged he engaged in sexual harassment of students and created a “nightmare” employment culture while coaching at Louisiana State University. Miles, winner of an NCAA college football […]

LSU has not made enough of an effort to combat sexual violence, law firm says

BY: - March 5, 2021

LSU hasn’t spent enough money or made enough of an effort to combat sexual misconduct and violence on its campus in Baton Rouge, despite being warned several times over the years that it needed to devote more resources to that cause, according to an independent analysis by the law firm Husch Blackwell. The university has […]

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LSU system submits missing sexual harassment reports

BY: - March 3, 2021

LSU submitted more of its campus reports on sexual harassment that are required by the state this week, after the Illuminator and Associated Press published stories saying the higher education system had missed a deadline to file most of them. The reports for LSU’s Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport campuses were late. The university’s two health […]

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LSU system fails to meet state sexual harassment reporting requirements

BY: - March 2, 2021

Several of the campuses in the LSU’s state system failed to meet state sexual harassment reporting requirements concerning its employees this year, which are mandated under state law.  The LSU system, like other state agencies, is required to submit a report annually outlining how many of its employees completed sexual harassment training; how many sexual […]

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Subcommittee supports reform measure to dismantle ‘qualified immunity’ shield for bad police officers

BY: - February 23, 2021

A Louisiana House subcommittee on Tuesday voted to support a police-reform recommendation that would dismantle the qualified immunity that blocks lawsuits against police officers who wrongfully kill or injure citizens. It is perhaps the most critical of the 18 recommendations being submitted by the legislature’s Police Training, Screening and De-escalation Task Force chaired by Sen. […]

Louisiana Senate Committee to take testimony on university sexual misconduct

BY: - February 11, 2021

The Louisiana Senate Select Committee on Women and Children is soliciting testimony about sexual misconduct at Louisiana universities and colleges following an investigation by USA TODAY on the mishandling of sexual assault and domestic violence cases at LSU. The committee plans to discuss the matter at a hearing held Feb. 26 in the Louisiana Capitol.  […]