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LSU hires law firm to review sexual misconduct policies after negative report

BY: - November 16, 2020

LSU officials announced they have hired a law firm to conduct an independent review of its sexual misconduct policies in the wake of a USA Today investigation in which several female students said violence and sexual assault perpetrated by football players and other male students had been ignored by the school.   Federal laws and LSU’s […]

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LSU Now Allows Students to Quarantine In Their Own Dorm Rooms

BY: - September 15, 2020

LSU has quietly shifted its policy for COVID-19 quarantine on campus. Students are now allowed to quarantine in their own dorm rooms under certain circumstances. They no longer have to go to special quarantine housing offered on campus or to hotel rooms in Baton Rouge.  This means some students told to quarantine because they have […]

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Is it safe to open Tiger Stadium and the Superdome?

BY: - September 11, 2020

Update: Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that the Saints will not be allowed to have people at the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 27. This story was published a few hours before that announcement.  Original Story:  By the end of the month, Louisiana expects to have thousands of cheering fans in […]

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COMMENTARY: Virus toll ranks high in SEC country, but teams won’t break the huddle

BY: - August 24, 2020

As you probably expected, the Southeastern Conference dominates the preseason national rankings. As of Tuesday, Florida could claim the title of No. 1 in the country, reporting the highest weekly per-capita death rate from coronavirus nationwide. Go Gators! Texas, home of the Texas A&M Aggies, had the second-highest per capita death rate, followed by Mississippi […]

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All Louisiana Universities Expected To Share Coronavirus Case Information

BY: - August 20, 2020

All Louisiana higher education institutions are expected to start sharing the number of coronavirus cases among students and staff on their campuses. The announcement came Wednesday, a day after a higher education official said most public universities in the state wouldn’t be sharing such information. “We do believe that the information pertaining to these institutions […]

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Will a Louisiana university tell you how much coronavirus there is on campus? Maybe

BY: - August 17, 2020

Whether university students and staff know how widespread coronavirus is on their campuses is being left up to their school administrators. The state has offered no guidance about what the schools should disclose to the public regarding COVID-19 cases as campuses open up for fall classes.  That decision has been left up to the individual […]

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Four things you may have missed about Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak this week

BY: - August 7, 2020

There’s an avalanche of news about Louisiana’s COVID-19 outbreak every week and we know it’s hard to keep up. Here’s a few interesting news that might have slipped through the cracks this week:  LSU planning around fans in Tiger Stadium this fall Gov. John Bel Edwards said he has had “very good discussions” with LSU […]

LSU Board of Supervisors removes Troy H. Middleton’s name from LSU’s main library

BY: - June 23, 2020

Exquisite Wlliams did not have much hope that her June 6 petition to remove Troy H. Middleton’s name from LSU’s main library would accomplish anything. Middleton served as LSU president from 1951 to 1962 and, even as the civil rights movement pushed the country forward, he remained a staunch advocate for segregationist policies. “We were […]

LSU asked to demolish McDonogh 11 building in New Orleans

BY: - June 23, 2020

McDonogh No. 11, a New Orleans elementary school that was moved from its original location to make way for the University Medical Center, has for years rested on pilings at the edge of the New Orleans medical complex. But how much longer? The LSU Health Science Center, which bought the building to make room for […]