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2 LSU grads give total of $110,000 to wildlife hospital

Jul. 24, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana State University graduates have given the veterinary school’s wildlife hospital a total of $110,000. Richard P. Sivicek of Illinois gave $100,000 to establish a fund to pay for treatment and food for injured and resident...

LSU professor's Civil War book wins awards from 2 groups

Jul. 18, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University professor Nathan Kalmoe’s book about the Civil War has won awards from two professional associations. “With Ballots and Bullets: Partisanship and Violence in the American Civil War” has awards from both the...

Can quantum tech boost fiber-optic oil, gas leak sensors?

Jul. 10, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Researchers in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee are working to see whether quantum-enhanced fiber sensing could detect offshore oil and gas leaks before they’re big enough to damage the environment. “We will use quantum states of light to...

New LSU leader will get $725K salary, plus other allowances

Jun. 21, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The new president of the Louisiana State University System will be paid a $725,000 annual salary under the terms of his five-year employment agreement. With applause and little discussion, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the contract for...

Analysis: Controversies had unexpected twists in La. session

Jun. 20, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legislative session saw lawmakers engage in many of the same cultural clashes as their counterparts in other states and several of their own unique disputes, but with some surprising outcomes. The majority-Republican House and Senate...

Training to start soon on Louisiana's new rules for colleges

Jun. 16, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's college administrators will start receiving training this summer on new requirements for how sexual misconduct claims must be handled and what safety measures must be enacted, the state's higher education chief said Wednesday. ...

Former LSU president's family wants military collection back

Jun. 15, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members of a former Louisiana State University president want the school to return a collection of his military items that’s being displayed on campus, according to a lawsuit. They’re also seeking monetary damages for “extreme humiliation” caused by...

Man pleads in shooting during Alabama-LSU football game

Jun. 11, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — A man pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for killing a friend during a dispute that began while they were watching an LSU-Alabama football game on television. David Allen Fulkerson, 32, of Tuscumbia apologized...

Louisiana Sea Grant to get new director July 1

Jun. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program is getting a new executive director on July 1, Louisiana State University said Monday. Associate Professor Julie Anderson Lively will replace Robert Twilley, who has held the post since 2012 and is stepping...

Louisiana colleges to face new rules for misconduct claims

Jun. 02, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort to strengthen the requirements for how Louisiana colleges must handle sexual misconduct claims and spell out who is required to report such allegations is headed to the governor's desk, after the Senate gave the bill final passage Wednesday. ...