Preparedness: LSU employees from several departments and colleges took a “Run. Hide. Fight.” course led by LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education prior to the start of the upcoming semester. Through the course, the staff learned how to address a variety of active threats, including shooting incidents, attacks with various weapons or acts of terrorism. Read the full LSU announcement.
Pass the mic: ABC’s American Idol is hosting auditions for the show’s third season since its reboot at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center on Lafayette Street on Sunday, Aug. 25. Wanna-be contestants must be between 15 and 28 years old. Singers can register for the auditions online.
Election day: More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, leaving ballots more vulnerable to hacking. The states that could still have some paperless balloting are Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee. Read the full report.