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University of Louisiana board chairman resigning for new job

Oct. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Louisiana System's governing board announced Monday he's stepping down after the governor named him to another position. Chairman James Carter was named to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans...

Louisiana university celebrates 90th anniversary, 9th prez

Sep. 25, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university is celebrating both its 90th anniversary and its ninth president. The University of Louisiana at Monroe is beginning the week by bringing 90th birthday cakes on Monday to nonprofits with which it works. University President Ron...

Utah company helping Xavier start genetic counseling program

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program. The donation from Myriad Genetics will support initial development and launch of the program,...

Document reports monkey deaths at Louisiana research center

Sep. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five dehydrated baby monkeys died or were euthanized in July at a University of Louisiana research center, according to a federal inspection report made public this week. Four of the rhesus macaques became dehydrated after a water pressure regulator...

Outdoor classroom bringing ecology to public in Louisiana

Sep. 12, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Like the deep roots of the native plants studied there, much of the value of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ecology Center lies hidden deep below the surface. Switchgrass roots, native to the Cajun prairie, have been...

Louisiana university creating acres of 'urban prairie'

Aug. 31, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university is planting acres of native grasses and flowers to create an outdoor ecology classroom. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette says the planned Cajun Prairie Habitat and Outdoor Classroom recently got a $7,500 boost to...

Louisiana reports infant's death from latest COVID-19 spike

Aug. 25, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's latest COVID-19 surge has killed a child under the age of 1, the health department said Wednesday, as the state continues to see dozens of new deaths from coronavirus infections each day. The Department of Health did not provide the...

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...

US judge blocks medical college's vaccine requirement

Aug. 18, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court says a medical college in north Louisiana cannot force students to get COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of enrollment. Three students at the Edwards Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Monroe filed a lawsuit earlier this month,...

U of Louisiana System program aims to cultivate diversity

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaCaleb Smith worked at a trampoline park during his first semester studying chemical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Along with his summer job at Home Depot, his earnings went to pay for college, but he still wondered if he should — or could...