Today, Gov. Edwards announced a transformational economic development win for Louisiana and for LSU. DXC, a global information technology services company, announced this afternoon that it is setting up operations in New Orleans. In terms of jobs, this is the state's largest-ever economic development win.
After evaluating the compelling stories shared with me and their frightening implications for student safety, I have determined that we will continue to allow Greek organizations to have registered on-campus events, but without alcohol.
Maxwell Gruver's death was a tragedy not only for his family, but for the entire LSU community. Surrounding allegations of hazing are troubling and not to be taken lightly. The University's position on this has been clear from the start: hazing is dangerous and unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated on this campus.
LSU wants to help. Your university has a multitude of resources available to assist you, from your academic and financial concerns, to the emotional turmoil involved with natural disasters. University offices will be open tomorrow, Aug. 31, to address all of your needs.
If you need resources to help you through these trying times, LSU has you covered.
Welcome back to campus! Summer was too quiet without you all. And what a way to start off the semester - with an official Mike VII on campus and a solar eclipse on our first day of classes.
You are part of the LSU family. Just like in your own family, you likely have ideological, political, and social differences. But you take care of one another, because no matter what, you are family. That's why we support each other and make sure that we all can proudly carry our LSU experience with us for a lifetime, no matter what your race, creed, ethnicity, orientation or gender.
While our campus was primarily spared from damage, many in our Tiger family suffered ruinous damage to their homes during last week's flooding. I know that many of your lives are in upheaval, and we want to help. I have asked the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to establish an LSU Employee Assistance Fund, and they readily agreed to do so. The fund will help LSU employees who are affected by disasters and hardships such as this recent flood.
Welcome to the fall semester! Some of you are enjoying your first day as an LSU Tiger, while others are entering the homestretch toward graduation. Either way, we're excited to count you as a member of our family.
Welcome to the fall semester! We start this academic year with a sense of determination -- we know that many of our students, faculty, and staff members suffered incredible damage from the flood, and we are committed to helping our friends and family get back on their feet after such devastation. I encourage you to be as supportive as possible and provide flexibility where possible. The road to recovery is a long one, but we will make it through by working together.