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News alert: ExxonMobil greenlights $247M upgrade of Baton Rouge refinery

ExxonMobil announced this morning it will move forward with a $247 million investment at its north Baton Rouge refinery to modernize and upgrade the aging facility and enhance its competitiveness.

News alert: John Davies retiring from BRAF

John G. Davies has announced he will retire as president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, after nearly 33 years at the helm of the organization.

Get to know Dianna R. Payton, a 2021 Influential Woman in Business 

In 2020, billionaire philanthropist and writer MacKenzie Scott made headlines by donating $6 billion to charity, part of a pledge to give away most...
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News alert: William Tate becomes LSU’s first Black president

The LSU Board of Supervisors has tapped University of South Carolina Provost William Tate IV to be LSU’s next president and the first Black leader in the university’s history.
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News alert: King Alexander alleges board interference on AD hire in ‘Chronicle’ story

King Alexander alleges that, at a secret meeting at Juban’s Creole, members of the LSU Board of Supervisors explicitly instructed him to oust then athletics director Joe Alleva and replace him with Scott Woodward.
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News alert: King Alexander submits resignation from Oregon State

King Alexander has resigned as president of Oregon State University because of fallout from his handling of reports of sexual abuse and misconduct while president of LSU.
Oregon State sexual harassment

News alert: LSU board chair blasts King Alexander in letter to OSU board

His job already at Oregon State already in jeopardy, F. King Alexander sustained another hit as LSU Board Chairman Robert Dampf sent a stinging letter to the OSU board.
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News alert: Sexual misconduct report criticizes LSU’s Title IX office, leadership

A 150-page report on the way LSU has handled complaints of sexual abuse and violence on campus not only sharply criticizes the university’s Title IX office, but, more specifically, blames university leadership for failing to adequately staff and support the office and for ignoring many red flags over the years calling attention to the problem.

News alert: Bernhard, Enwave to split LSU energy deal

The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a broad agreement that calls for splitting a lucrative energy services contract for the Baton Rouge campus between the two entities that, for months, have been vying for the deal.

Roundup: CATS upgrades / Vaccine volunteers / Netflix subscribers

Safe payments: The Capital Area Transit System in Baton Rouge has received $337,500 in federal funding for a technology upgrade aimed at making the...