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An LSU faculty member claims she was fired after reporting what she called the School of Art's theft of more than $75,000 from students.

In Margaret Herster's lawsuit filed in state District Court, the digital art instructor says the art program illegally charged students course fees that hadn't first been approved by the Legislature as required by law.

 

LSU's governing board has approved a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.

The change has bumped Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extended his contract through the 2019 season.

A report  in the Chronicle of Higher Education detailed a letter received by LSU’s Board of Supervisors. A national organization that monitors academic freedom at colleges and universities shook their finger at what they called the mistreatment of faculty at LSU.


At the start of the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit in November, keynote speaker Mitchell J. Silver – who works for the Department of City Planning in Raleigh, North Carolina – gave his audience some constructive criticism:

“Baton Rouge, you’re not keeping your young people. They're leaving," said Silver.


An advisory panel that will offer guidance to the LSU System board about ways to reorganize the system and its campuses has begun its work.

The 10-person group, which held its first meeting Tuesday, is working on a tight timeline, expected to provide its first recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in March.

The Board of Supervisors is merging the jobs of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus in Baton Rouge as part of a planned revamp of the multi-campus university system.

Brandon Davis of LSU-Shreveport and LSU Lady Tiger Danielle Ballard have been named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's college basketball state players of the week.

Davis had a huge double double in the Pilot's win over Huston Tillotson, while Ballard had 57 points in LSU's 2-1 week for the women.

Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.

Trailing 24-22, Clemson (11-2) took possession on its 20 with 1:39 remaining. Tajh Boyd completed a pass for 26 yards to DeAndre Hopkins on a fourth-and-16 play during the decisive 10-play drive.

Catanzaro's kick set off a wild celebration on the field and in the stands. Some players collapsed on the field in apparent disbelief while most of Clemson's orange jerseys met in a midfield circle.

Preview: LSU vs. Clemson

Dec 31, 2012

The Louisiana State University Fighting Tigers face off against the Clemson Tigers tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a stand-alone primetime matchup in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

LSU (10-2) is ranked 8th in the BCS poll and finished second in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, while Clemson (10-2), ranked 14th, shared first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division with Florida State.

Two LSU researchers have won a $250,000 grant to probe the origins of the universe.

Parampreet Singh, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Peter Diener, assistant research professor in the LSU Center for Computation & Technology and in Singh's department, submitted a proposal hoping to answer questions about the earliest state of the university and won the grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

The foundation awarded more than $4 million in research grants to 20 scientists worldwide.

The LSU Faculty Senate has approved a resolution to recommend the university switch to a new student grading system that awards different scores for "plus and minus" letter grades.

The 26-14 vote passed despite opposition from LSU Student Government, which has argued that a new incremental grading system could hurt "borderline" students.

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