sexual harassment

University of New Orleans

University of Louisiana system looking at gaps in faculty and staff background checks

BY: - April 28, 2021

The University of Louisiana system — which oversees nine universities across the state — is reviewing the way its schools screen job applicants following concerns over the University of New Orleans background check process came to light. “Our provost will work with all nine of our universities to assess their pre-employment practices, identify gaps, and […]

8 unusual things about the sexual misconduct scandal in the Louisiana AG’s Office

BY: - April 21, 2021

The controversy surrounding Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office got a new set of legs this week thanks to a press conference Landry held Tuesday that was largely aimed at criticizing media organizations and a whistleblower who complained that Landry’s former criminal director Pat Magee was sexually harassing women. After the press conference, the whistleblower […]

Louisiana Attorney General to discuss lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment in his office

BY: - April 20, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has scheduled a press conference Tuesday to discuss “human resource issues” and a lawsuit he filed against newspaper reporter Andrea Gallo after she sought records related to sexual misconduct allegations in Landry’s office, The Advocate reported Monday night. Landry will talk the day after he declined to appear before the […]

LSU should have considered firing

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 […]

Les Miles

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 […]

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 […]

LSU Student Union

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 […]

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.  […]

LSU expects report on campus sexual misconduct in February

BY: - November 25, 2020

The out-of-state law firm that LSU hired to investigate the university’s sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence procedures started its work Tuesday. The firm, Husch Blackwell, is expected to produce a public report in February. “Accountability matters, and if Husch Blackwell finds that any wrongdoing was done by individuals or the university itself, we will […]