NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The number of Louisiana State University Health New Orleans medical graduates choosing to go into primary care has risen to more than half.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's Agricultural Center and its medical marijuana growing partner illegally moved their cannabis crop into the school's primary growing facility, a...
3 accused of taking John Deere vehicle from LSU locker room
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University police say three men stole a John Deere utility vehicle from the football locker room and took it for an early-morning drunken...
9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them.
LSU vet school given $11.5M grant for lung disease research
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's veterinary school is getting an $11.5 million federal health grant to start a center aimed at finding ways to treat and prevent lung disease in people.
The National Institutes of Health will provide the money to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine over five years. NIH could renew the grant for two additional five-year terms, for a total of more than $32 million.
LSU worker named statewide entomologist for pest research
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State University agricultural extension service has named an assistant professor a statewide entomologist for research about insect pests of four crops — cotton, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum.
LSU board Oks pricing plan for football, baseball tickets
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors has approved a pricing plan that increases football and baseball ticket prices in higher-demand sections while maintaining or lowering prices in others.
News outlets report that the LSU athletics pricing plan was approved Friday. A statement says it's the first time the ticket pricing structure has changed in football since 2014 and the first time in baseball since 2015.
Judge: Man accused in hazing death must give phone passcode
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge says a former Louisiana State University student charged in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge must give prosecutors the passcode to his seized cellphone.
Fraternity closes LSU chapter for hazing, alcohol violations
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Delta Kappa Epsilon says it has closed its nearly century-old chapter at Louisiana State University over violations of the fraternal organization's alcohol and hazing policies.
DKE's executive director, Doug Lanpher, declined to say what allegations prompted the organization to investigate its chapter at LSU. The university is conducting its own investigation as well.
Ex-LSU lineman shot by dog in Mississippi has leg amputated
EAGLE LAKE, Miss. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mississippi and lost his leg, according to his friend, who says the dog did it.
LSU names its new executive vice president, provost
BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Louisiana State University has named its next executive vice president and provost, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.
News outlets report Stacia Haynie was selected after a national search for the job. She has served as the school's interim executive vice president and provost since April and replaces Richard Koubek, who departed from the role in July to begin a new job as president of Michigan Technological University.
LSU college introduces its own Elf on the Shelf
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Santa Claus is extremely busy this time of year, but thanks to a wildly popular book and toy set, the big man has elves on shelves everywhere to watch for good or bad behavior.
The latest recruit to Santa's Louisiana team is Tabasceaux, a magical agriculture elf who loves all things sugar cane.
The Louisiana State University College of Agriculture introduced Tabasceaux to faculty, staff and students with a Facebook post.
Man in hazing death refuses to provide cellphone password
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student charged with negligent homicide in the hazing death of a fraternity pledge is refusing to provide prosecutors with his cellphone password.
Louisiana State University rededicating WWI soldiers grove
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University is holding a rededication ceremony of its Memorial Oak Grove in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The event is happening on campus Sunday at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
$10M donated to Louisiana State University veterinary school
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A married couple is giving $10 million to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, the largest donation in vet school history.
Herman C. Soong committed $8 million from his estate to the veterinary school, and his wife Connie Soong pledged $2 million from her estate.
LSU doesn’t expect penalty for violating admission standards
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's president said Monday he doesn't believe the state's top higher education board can penalize his school for violating Louisiana's college admissions policy in its enrollment of students who didn't meet minimum criteria.
Ex-hospital manager, insurer proceed with antitrust lawsuit
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — BRF and Vantage Health Plan say they're proceeding with their antitrust lawsuit in Louisiana against Willis-Knighton Health System.
New manager takes over north Louisiana safety-net hospitals
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana have a new manager.
A new company jointly controlled by Louisiana State University and Ochsner Health System took control Monday of the hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.
The facilities care for the poor and uninsured and help train LSU medical students.
Board of Regents plans audit of Louisiana college admissions
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board will audit university admissions across the state, to make sure campuses are following the required minimum standards.
Wednesday's announcement from the Board of Regents comes after Louisiana State University reworked its admissions approach, lessening its reliance on standardized test scores and grade point averages.
Regents staff expect to start their audit process in January and issue a report in the spring.
Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities, the head of the health care company said Monday as the oversight contracts were officially signed.
Lawmakers welcome new deal for north Louisiana hospitals
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several lawmakers bid good riddance to the outgoing manager of the state-owned, safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, saying Tuesday that they expected a new oversight deal to improve the facilities.
The Shreveport and Monroe hospitals which care for the poor and uninsured and help train Louisiana State University medical students will shift to new management Oct. 1, under oversight of a new company jointly controlled by LSU and Ochsner Health System.
New management for north Louisiana safety-net hospitals OK’d
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State-owned hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured in north Louisiana will shift to new, more expensive management Oct. 1, after Louisiana State University's governing board Friday approved the deal.
A new company jointly controlled by LSU and Ochsner Health System will take charge of the Shreveport and Monroe hospitals and clinics, medical teaching facilities currently being operated as the University Health System.
Plea deal made in Louisiana State University student’s death
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two young men pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor hazing in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge whose blood alcohol level was more than six times the legal limit for driving.
Sean-Paul Gott, 22, of Lafayette, and Ryan Matthew Isto, 19, of Butte, Montana, weren't immediately sentenced for their roles in the September 2017 death of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver.
LSU tweaks admissions policy, to lessen test score emphasis
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University is relaxing a longstanding policy of automatically rejecting applicants who score too low on standardized college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT.
$4M donated to Louisiana State University opera program
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's opera program has received a $4 million donation that will pay to renovate an on-campus recital hall that hosts more than 300 performances a year.
The gift from John Turner and Jerry Fischer is the largest the LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts has ever received. The opera center will be named after the pair of donors, who the university says have supported opera programs around the world.
New deal for north Louisiana safety-net hospitals worked out
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration announced Wednesday that a deal is done to transfer oversight of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana to a new manager, with boosted costs and more direct involvement from Louisiana State University.
The Latest: LSU to be involved again in hospital management
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the management transfer deals for the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana (all times local):
The management transfer of two state-owned hospitals in north Louisiana will have Louisiana State University back involved in operations of the facilities.
Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has worked out a deal to shift oversight of the Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a new company jointly operated by Ochsner Health System and LSU.
School suspends fraternity’s activities during investigation
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has suspended all activities for a fraternity while university officials investigate possible student conduct violations during the first week of university classes.
Study: Can power training help kids with CP walk better?
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers in New Orleans and Seattle have a five-year federal grant to study whether muscle power training can help children with cerebral palsy walk better.
Lead researcher Noelle Moreau of Louisiana State University says therapists in each city will train 24 children who already can walk.
5 hit at LSU when crash knocks vehicle into pedestrians
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University officials say four students were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle car crash knocked one vehicle into pedestrians on a campus sidewalk.
LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said the Friday morning crash happened at an intersection just west of Tiger Stadium.
Freshman numbers up at Louisiana State University this fall
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Preliminary numbers show Louisiana State University is on track to have its largest freshman class in history.
The university started fall classes Monday by announcing that it expects to have at least 5,800 freshmen, topping a prior record of 5,725 enrolled six years earlier.
LSU says the freshman class is its most diverse, as well, with more than 1,625 students in the incoming freshman class who reported themselves as non-white, compared to 1,252 last year.
2 groups submit proposals for old Charity Hospital
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State University says two groups have submitted proposals for new uses of the century-old building that held Charity Hospital until Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
The LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation said in a statement Monday that one of three groups asked for proposals dropped out because a principal team member died last week.
Parents of LSU fraternity pledge sue after son’s death
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The parents of a Louisiana State University freshman who died of alcohol intoxication last year after an alleged fraternity hazing filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the university board, the fraternity and several of the fraternity's members.
Records: Men accused in hazing death involved in akin case
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New court filings say two former Louisiana State University students involved in the hazing death of a pledge last year were involved in a similar incident days prior.
Louisiana State Police apply for school safety grants
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police have applied for two federal grants meant to increase school security to prevent shootings.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University sororities and fraternities have finished implementing recommended changes to end dangerous behavior after a freshman died last year while pledging.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University is again raising student fees at its main campus by 5 percent, a price hike approved Friday that drew worries the consistent, annual increases could price some students out of school or at least chase them elsewhere.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The death of a Louisiana State University student after a fraternity drinking ritual has spurred the state to strengthen its laws against hazing.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The parents of a college student who died in a drinking gantlet last year have persuaded lawmakers to toughen anti-hazing laws.
House lawmakers late Wednesday gave final passage to two proposals that would make hazing resulting in death a felony; levy fines on organizations that knowingly allow hazing to occur; and require fraternities to report hazing to schools.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The plans for a 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) tram between Louisiana State University and downtown Baton Rouge have morphed into a 10-mile (16-kilometer) express bus route.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise told Louisiana State University graduates that the secret of politics is staying civil and looking for areas where opponents can work together.
He started his speech Friday by playing "Eye of the Tiger" on his phone and pointing out where he sat 30 years ago to get his computer science degree. The university will confer about 4,000 diplomas over two days during its 295th commencement.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Prohibiting Louisiana State University classes from starting before 10 a.m. would be one option studied to reduce traffic issues in a city under legislation that a state House of Representatives panel has approved.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — "Civil War Life: Sex, Lies and Tintypes" is the theme of a gathering next weekend in Baton Rouge.
The Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table's second symposium includes four speakers and eight living history displays featuring people who will chat with all comers about various aspects of the period.
4 plead not guilty in drinking death at Louisiana State
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four young men pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge.
Matthew Alexander Naquin, 20, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, was arraigned on a negligent homicide charge in the September 2017 death of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Georgia. The felony charge is punishable by up to five years in prison.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — An official from Louisiana State University has been selected as the next president of Michigan Technological University.
The Board of Trustees of the school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula announced Friday that Richard J. Koubek will be its 10th president. Koubek is executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University. He is scheduled to begin his tenure at Michigan Tech on July 1.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Organizers say right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos (MY'-loh yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) will not speak at Louisiana State University after failing to acquire proper insurance for the event.
The Advocate reports that student group College Republicans at LSU apologized on Twitter on Tuesday evening and said ticket sales will be refunded.
The Latest: LSU bars fraternity linked to hazing death
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the hazing death of a Louisiana State University freshman (all times local):
Louisiana State University has rescinded the registration of a fraternity linked to the hazing death of a freshman student last year.
The college on Wednesday said that Phi Delta Theta won't be able to sponsor events or take on new members at LSU until the end of 2032.