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Title IX in Louisiana | April 2021

Louisiana colleges and universities have come under fire for their recent handling of Title IX investigations. No school is under more scrutiny than Louisiana State University after an independent investigation by Husch Blackwell revealed a culture that covered up sexual assaults and harassment, rather than sanction them. LSU Shreveport is in a Title IX scandal of its own after the chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center was accused of sexual discrimination and harassment by multiple female employees.

These recent reports depict a broken Title IX system in Louisiana that is without enough staff and resources for victims. LSU plans to invest $1 million into its Title IX staff, and schools like University of Louisiana are developing policies to ensure staff can be fired for cause if they fail to comply with Title IX reporting requirements. Even so, is it too little, too late? Are our young people safe at Louisiana colleges? And is the culture of “protecting the brand at all costs” a bigger problem in Louisiana schools than in other states? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Title IX in Louisiana” Wednesday, April 28 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Our panelists will be:

Segment One: From the Students

  • Elisabeth Adries, LSU Senior
  • Ricky Bryant, LSU Junior, Student Government Attorney General
  • Angelina Cantelli, Co-President of Tigers Against Sexual Assault
  • Calise Richardson, Former LSU Student

Segment Two: From the Administrators & Legislators

  • Thomas C. Galligan, Interim President at LSU
  • Dr. James Henderson, President of the UL System
  • Sen. Beth Mizell, Louisiana Senate President Pro Tempore, Chair of the Louisiana Women’s Caucus
  • Sen. Regina Barrow, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women & Children
  • Morgan Lamandre, Legal Director for STAR

The episode features interviews with Tania Tetlow, President of Loyola University New Orleans; and former LSU student Caroline Schroeder.

Beth Courtney, LPB CEO, and André Moreau, News Anchor at LPB, will host.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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