Spotlighted: LSU’s efforts to increase student diversity and decrease discrimination against minority students was featured in the Christian Science Monitor. after the university’s admissions team worked to craft a more intentional recruiting plan, officials say they enrolled the most diverse freshman class in LSU’s nearly 160-year history. Though minority students here still report high rates of discrimination, a growing number of African-Americans and Latinos are staying at LSU for all four years. Read the full story.
Courtside: USA Racquetball has selected Baton Rouge to host the 2020 Intercollegiate Championship on the LSU campus March 25-28, Visit Baton Rouge announced. The LSU Student Recreation Center more than doubled its racquetball space during its recent $150 renovation project and now has nine glass-back courts. Bringing the Intercollegiate Championship to Baton Rouge will also help reestablish the LSU Racquetball team.
Cha-ching: In Louisiana and in 16 other states, cashiers are in the highest demand out of all job openings, according to a Yahoo Finance report based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and projections from Projections Managing Partnerships. According to Yahoo, which produced a map of the jobs with the most openings in 2019, cashiers see a median annual salary of $21,030, which translates to about $10.11 an hour. See the full report.