ICYMI: After a nearly five-month battle, an East Baton Rouge Parish District Court judge fined LSU and ordered the school to give USA Today an unredacted copy of a 2016 police report that names former star running back Derrius Guice. LSU “was unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious in its refusal and delay and the redacted manner in which the documents were produced,” Judge Janice Clark wrote in her Dec. 29 ruling. Read the full story.
COVID-19 response: The decisions business and governments were forced to make in 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic are already being studied by first-year MBA students at Harvard University and other business schools around the country, The Wall Street Journal reports. The courses are aimed at analyzing management decisions—good and bad—made during the pandemic and gleaning what lessons can be taught, given the benefit of hindsight. Read the full story.
Big Buddy: Raising Cane’s today announced plans to donate $10,000 a year for 10 years to support the Big Buddy Program and it’s mentoring initiatives in Baton Rouge. “The Big Buddy Program is one of the first community organizations that Raising Cane’s supported. At the time, I didn’t have a lot of money to give, but I was able to donate my time, mentoring a little buddy, says founder and CEO, Todd Graves.