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Louisiana State University Athletics Director Joe Alleva says the elimination of tax break in the GOP tax reform bills could be disastrous for big-time collegiate athletics. LSU and many other schools require donations to purchase tickets to athletic events and Alleva is concerned those donations will go away, if fans can no longer claim 80-percent of the donation as a tax deduction.

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University system presidents met at the governor’s mansion Thursday afternoon to discuss steps to eliminate hazing and alcohol abuse among sanctioned groups on campus. LSU System President F King Alexander says it’s not their intention to get rid of Greek organizations, because they do a lot of good work in the community

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Louisiana residents trying to rework the state's system for drawing political maps are planning a summit they hope will drive changes.

A grassroots, bipartisan group called Fair Districts Louisiana is working with Louisiana State University's Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs on the all-day summit, set for Jan. 19. 

The event aims to start talks about revamping Louisiana's method for divvying up electoral districts ahead of the redistricting cycle tied to the 2020 Census.

LSU Gets Grant To Study Exercise In Drinkers With HIV/AIDS

Oct 23, 2017
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An LSU Health professor has $390,000 to study whether exercise can help avert insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and other metabolic disorders in heavy drinkers with HIV.

 Louisiana State University Health New Orleans says the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism awarded the two-year grant to Dr. Patricia Molina, head of physiology.

 HIV infection once almost always became full-blown AIDS, which is usually fatal.

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Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday. 

 One of the 10 suspects - Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19, of Boerne, Texas - also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, LSU said in a statement. 

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The death of a Louisiana State University student who was reported missing and later found dead has been ruled a suicide.  

     East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William "Beau" Clark said Monday that 21-year-old Michael Nickelotte Jr. died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Officials say the investigation into his death will remain closed unless further details emerge.  

A Louisiana State University political science professor finds that proactive policing may be counter-productive as a deterrent to major crime. Christopher Sullivan studied a specific seven-week period when the New York Police Department halted aggressive policing against minor crimes and the data shows serious criminal activity dropped.

Minor League Pitcher Transitions To LSU Football

Sep 27, 2017
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LSU’s new punter is not the average student-athlete. Zach Von Rosenberg is 27-years-old. He joined the football team as a walk-on in 2016 after spending six years in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. Von Rosenberg was a standout pitcher at Zachary High, but never made it to the majors. Now he’s trying to help LSU football win and be a good teammate

Von Rosenberg replaced Josh Growden this past week as the Australian struggled. Von Rosenberg punted twice for a solid 45-yard average. He admits he was nervous for his first punt in the home opener

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     MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Louisiana State University doctoral student is hoping solar-powered GPS transmitters help her track down what sort of territory mottled ducks prefer for their nests.

 Elizabeth Bonczek tells The Daily Review that populations are declining along much of the upper Texas coastline, apparently due to habitat loss. But she says there's very little known about what's best for their nests.

 She and state wildlife biologists went out into Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge while Hurricane Harvey was in the western Gulf to get the transmitters onto ducks.

Why is Pumpkin Spice so Nice ?

Sep 22, 2017
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The pumpkin spice craze is in full swing as it around this time every year, and experts say there is science behind your autumn craving. Dr. Michelle Moore is a psychologist at LSU Health New Orleans, and she says people have natural reactions to certain scents, and your brain gets triggered to certain memories.