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Northwestern State to replace Maggio, who's set to retire

Apr. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Northwestern State University soon will be looking for new leadership. Dr. Chris Maggio, the school's current president, on Friday announced his retirement. His last day will be July 1. Maggio became president in January...

2nd 'Herons on the Bayou' art installation comes to Ouachita

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Thirty-six new Herons on the Bayou were unveiled last weekend at Bayou Park on the University of Louisiana Monroe campus. Brooke Foy, who teaches at ULM and created the community art project, thanked local people and the organization who have helped...

Teams from 3 US oil states in worldwide petroleum quiz bowl

Apr. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Universities from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma will compete against teams from around the world in a petroleum engineering quiz bowl, and a second Texas school and universities from Canada and Mexico have a chance. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of...

Student-volunteers show big love to Lafayette community

Apr. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Grey-shirted Ragin’ Cajuns fanned through campus and neighborhoods surrounding the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Saturday for a “big” day of community service. Around 600 UL Lafayette students, faculty and alumni turned out to...

Report calls for better data protection at Louisiana-Monroe

Mar. 19, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A state audit report says the University of Louisiana at Monroe needs to do more to protect student data. The report from the state Legislative Auditor does not find that student data has been compromised, according to The News-Star. But, it says, the...

Louisiana colleges fail to meet harassment training mandate

Mar. 04, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public colleges are not meeting the requirements of a 2018 law aimed at combatting sexual harassment, with thousands of campus workers not taking a mandatory yearly anti-harassment course. Only about two-thirds of the workers on...

Love During Lockdown: Louisianians fell in love in many ways

Feb. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Despite guidelines involving distance, minimal interaction with others and keeping a close inner circle these past 11 months, love has managed to flourish in Acadiana. Here are some stories — from new relationships in quarantine, eloping in...