Tulane University has selected Michael A. Fitts, the dean and a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, as the successor to retiring president, Scott Cowen.
Fitts takes over at Tulane on July 1.
At a news conference Tuesday, Rick Rees, a co-chair of Tulane's presidential search committee, said the panel unanimously selected Rees.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's coastal chief, Garret Graves, is leaving state government this month.
Graves has been chairman of the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for six years. Jindal announced Tuesday that Graves' last day will be Feb. 17.
The governor's office didn't give any reason for Graves' resignation, but praised his time leading the state's coastal restoration efforts.
Graves says he's not sure of his next job plans yet. He says he'll be taking "some down time with family" before choosing another position.
A convicted killer who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday has been granted a stay of execution.
Attorneys for the man and the state Department of Corrections met with a federal judge Monday in Baton Rouge and agreed to a 90 day delay, in order to review the controversial method of execution.
Christopher Sepulvado was scheduled to be executed Wednesday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the state of Louisiana.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is among the candidates who managed to win their campaigns in the primary. A few will be back on a ballot next month.
Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is facing another tough week in federal court. Nagin continues to fight a 21-count indictment alleging corruption.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been re-elected. An early commanding lead never faltered.
New Orleans voters are heading to the polls today. They’ll decide if incumbent Mayor Mitch Landrieu gets a second four-year term.
It was another day of damning testimony against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Several witnesses described bribes they say they paid in exchange for city business.
Testimony is under way in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Prosecutors allege Nagin sold city contracts for his own profit, while the defense says Nagin had no such power.
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An updated list of closings and reopenings throughout the metro area, as the region comes back to life after inclement winter weather shut down much of Louisiana.
The National Weather Service’s New Orleans office says the temperature will drop below freezing tonight, and icy, dangerous conditions will persist until temperatures rise Thursday morning.
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