The latest app: The LSU Board of Supervisors on Thursday passed a resolution of support for the new comprehensive admissions process for incoming LSU students, further sealing the admissions change’s future. The new process will look at every part of student transcripts to evaluate the rigor of their high school curriculum, grade trends and course selections. Students are still required to meet the core curriculum requirements and take the ACT/SAT and submit their scores in order to be considered for admission. Read the full LSU announcement.
Paying it forward: Forward Promise, a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation committed to empowering boys and young men of color, has announced MetroMorphosis Chief Catalyst Raymond Jetson as one of 19 recipients of its 2018 Forward Promise Fellowship For Leaders. Jetson will be awarded $10,000 and will participate in an 18-month leadership development learning experience that includes retreats, peer learning strategy sessions and skill-building webinars.
Long may you run: Oil is heading for the longest run of weekly gains since January on concern that higher Saudi and Russian output may not ease a supply crunch as impending U.S. sanctions squeeze Iranian exports, Blomberg reports. Futures in New York climbed as much as 0.8%, on course for a fourth weekly gain. Prices may hit $100 this fall given the uncertainty over Iran, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak tells radio station Business FM. Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih says the kingdom is increasing output and will provide crude if there is demand for it, signaling it’s ready to cover any shortfall. Read the full story.