Controversy: After an incoming LSU freshman who posted a video using a racial slur was targeted on social media with calls that LSU take action about his future enrollment, LSU issued a statement saying that while it condemned the student’s remarks, it could not take action based on his speech. However, LSU officials have now released a followup statement, WAFB-TV reports, pledging to meet with community and black student leaders daily, or “as many days as it takes to ensure LSU is a safe, welcoming and inclusive university.” Read the full story.
ICYMI: Louisiana Republicans hope they have ended the upheaval surrounding elections for their governing body, by having lawmakers rewrite the rules determining the makeup of the GOP’s central committee districts. The measures sponsored by Rep. Beryl Amedee and Sen. Stewart Cathey, both Republicans, await a decision by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Democratic governor hasn’t said whether he’ll sign the changes. Read the full story.
Market swings: U.S. stocks fell this morning as investors paused ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could offer views on the recent signs of economic recovery that drove the tech-heavy Nasdaq to an all-time high in the previous session, Reuters reports. Read the full story.