Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

University graduate student earns knitting scholarship, researches frog species

Sep 11th, 2012

Knitting doesn’t just put the clothes on University graduate student Catherine Newman’s back, it also puts money in her bank account.
Newman is one of four recipients of the $2,250 Beans For Brains Scholarship, which pays a notable fraction of her tu…

Tigerland area sees four homicides in 2012

Sep 11th, 2012

With about four months left, the Tigerland area has experienced four homicides in 2012, compared to none in 2011.
Most recently, officers arrested 19-year-old Justin Harrison on Saturday morning in the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Roger Watkins, acc…

Andy Murray wins U.S. open final

Sep 11th, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Andy Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set U.S. Open fi…

New assistant Christopher Ip brings LSU a wealth of experience

Sep 11th, 2012

The LSU swimming and diving team welcomed a new, albeit experienced and decorated assistant coach in the offseason.
Christopher Ip, who spent 10 years at the helm of Clemson’s now defunct swimming pr…

Soccer: Tigers claw past Memphis, 2-1

Sep 11th, 2012

In a premier non-conference showdown between formidable Tiger squads, one dominated the match, and the home Tigers were the ones with a win to show for it.
LSU survived its final non-conference contest, holding off a relentless Memphis offense 2-1, b…

Montgomery, Mills honored by SEC

Sep 11th, 2012

Consistency is the key this week as the LSU football team prepares for its matchup with Idaho, LSU coach Les Miles said at his weekly press luncheon Monday.
Miles said the three things his team needed to accomplish Saturday were to keep up the offens…

Dining provides Nutrition Tools

Sep 11th, 2012

LSU Dining has compiled a set of tools to help students better understand what they should be eating.
“The Nutrition Tools give you very specific information regarding the specific meal that you are consuming,” said Dean Samuels, LSU Dining marketing…

Professor’s work highlights diversity workers’ challenge

Sep 11th, 2012

A University professor’s new book suggests higher education’s commitment to diversity has not changed in the way diversity scholars anticipated after President Barack Obama was elected four years ago.
“We assembled leading scholars in the field … t…

Louisiana faces limited crop loss after Hurricane Isaac

Sep 11th, 2012

Louisiana is expected to suffer about $100 million in crop loss from Hurricane Isaac, said LSU AgCenter Agricultural Economist Kurt Guidry.

First lady’s popularity matters

Sep 11th, 2012

In 1960, the wife of President Richard Nixon campaigned for her husband to win the female vote with buttons that read “Pat for First Lady,” according to the National First Ladies’ Library.
Pat Nixon also nominated her husband for presidential candida…

City hopes to clean up Isaac debris within 45 days

Sep 11th, 2012

Robert Hearn, environmental engineer of the Department of Public Works’ Environmental Division, said city and parish officials are working to clean up debris in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Isaac. Cleanup began Sept. 3 in ZIP codes 70815 and 70805 and i…

Athletics to give University $36 Million

Sep 10th, 2012

LSU Athletics will give the University $36 million over the next five years to assist in the University’s battle against budget cuts in a policy unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on Friday.
The LSU Athletics Fund Transfer Policy will d…

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