Latest Louisiana State University News

LSU removes French Studies chair after assault lawsuit

Oct. 14, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has removed the chair of its Department of French Studies a week after six women filed a lawsuit accusing the school of doing too little to address allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a French graduate student, a newspaper...

LSU creates cellphone app for COVID-19 contact tracing

Oct. 10, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Researchers at Louisiana State University have created a cellphone app to track exposures to COVID-19. The Advocate reports the GeauxTrace contact tracing app uses the signal strength from Bluetooth software available on most cellphones and...

Medical marijuana grower widens operation to north Louisiana

Oct. 10, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s largest medical marijuana producer is adding a new growing operation in a Ruston warehouse to ready for the expansion of cannabis products in January. Good Day Farm, the medical marijuana grower licensed by Louisiana State University,...

LSU ends vaccination, testing requirements for Tiger Stadium

Oct. 08, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Citing the state's sharp declines in COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations, Louisiana State University announced Friday it will no longer require proof of coronavirus vaccinations or negative tests to enter Tiger Stadium for football games. ...

Lawsuit: LSU brushed off complaints against accused rapist

Oct. 06, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State University officials did little to address allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a French graduate student, enabling his interactions with undergraduate women and high school girls, even after learning he had been arrested on a rape charge...

LSU freshman class: record size, diversity, accomplishment

Sep. 28, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's freshman class has set records for size, diversity and accomplishment, the school said Tuesday. It's the fourth high mark in a row for both size and diversity, spokesman Ernie Ballard said in an email. The students'...

LSU is removing 78 students for not following vaccine rules

Sep. 16, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has begun the process of ejecting dozens of students for not following COVID-19 vaccination rules, according to a spokesman. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said Wednesday that the university is contacting 78 students to...

Louisiana hospital system requiring employees to get vaccine

Aug. 24, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s largest hospital system, Ochsner Health, said Tuesday that it is requiring all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29. The announcement came a day after the Pfizer vaccine received full approval from the...

Louisiana State University to wipe away $7M in student debt

Aug. 24, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced it will use federal coronavirus aid to forgive more than $7 million in student debt for about 4,000 students. “In an effort to continue providing access to an LSU education, we have made the decision to...

Vaccine approval sparks Louisiana vaccine, testing mandates

Aug. 23, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine receiving full federal approval Monday, Louisiana's universities soon will start requiring tens of thousands of students to get the shots, and Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to mandate regular COVID-19 testing for thousands of state...