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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

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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Former Louisiana State University and National Football League star Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr. has passed away at the age of 90.  Tittle played for the Tigers during the mid-1940s and set five records, including passing yards in a career, touchdown passes and total offense. In a 2008 interview with our own Jim Engster, the Marshall, Texas native explained how he ended up at LSU

Tittle played in one of the strangest bowl games, the 1947 Cotton Bowl which LSU and Arkansas played to a scoreless tied. It has since been called the Ice Bowl

Economically Important Fish and Other Sea Creatures are Shrinking

Oct 5, 2017
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New research suggests an economically important fish is shrinking due to the rising temperatures of the ocean. Louisiana State University Boyd Professor Eugene Turner says the Menhaden, a small silver fish, make up half of the US commercial fish harvest by weight, and they have reduced in size by about 15 percent over the past 65 years. He says there is less oxygen in warmer water.

Turner says this trend is occurring with other sea life too, and the data shows a decline in annual eight and length among 3,4 and 5-year-old fish.

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.

The Voice Bank at Louisiana State University

Sep 25, 2017
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Louisiana State University’s Speech Language Hearing Clinic has a program that allows people with a medical condition like ALS to bank their voice. Speech Language Pathologist Sara Green Mele says individuals with a degenerative disease come to the clinic and record their voice in a sound proof booth using a third party recording software.

LSU Greek Crackdown Has Constitutional Concerns

Sep 21, 2017
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LSU’s suspension on Greek activities in the wake of the death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver, is rife with constitutional concerns, according to attorney Scott Sternberg. LSU officials said fraternities and sororities can’t tailgate in a group of more than 10, or do most things together as an organization. Sternberg says LSU is trying to teach these students a lesson.

Sternberg also questions the prohibition of wearing Greek attire on LSU’s game day. He fails to see how that has anything to do with educating students about making good decisions.

Medical Marijuana Coming To LSU

Sep 19, 2017
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LSU has taken the final step in the medical marijuana contract process, which means patients with debilitating conditions could have the drug in their hands some time next year. LSU vice president for Agriculture Dr. Bill Richardson says the agreement with the cannabis company GB Sciences is done; and he predicts they’ll be moving quickly to begin cultivation.

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