Most Influential Mind 
This fall, Nancy Isenberg was ranked on  Politico's top 50  thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics. Since the election, she has been a  go-to source  for analysis by national media. 
Bellagio Fellow
Boyd Professor of English J. Gerald Kennedy was named a Bellagio Writing Residency Fellow after publishing his new book that looks at the the age of Edgar Allan Poe from 1820 to 1850.
Ed Orgeron Named Coach
Ed Orgeron, who led the Tigers to a 5-2 record while serving interim coach since September, was named as  LSU Football's 33rd head coach . He now leads the Tigers to their bowl destination.

Award Winning
The Mixon Lycaeum Speech & Debate Team has a proud tradition and this semester was no different by winning awards  in competitions in Alabama and Mississippi.


LSU Salutes and New Military and Veterans Student Center
On Saturday, Nov. 5, LSU inducted 10 distinguished alumni into the Military Hall of Honor during LSU Salutes. In addition, LSU announced the construction of a new center to support support student veterans, active military, reservists, guardsmen and their dependents, thanks to a donation from William A. Brookshire, a chemical engineering Ph.D. graduate ('61).
Did You Know?
Meeting Educational Needs:   The Louisiana Department of Education and LSU were awarded a $6 million development grant to provide professional development opportunities to educators with a focus on improving literacy outcomes for students with disabilities in grades three through five.

Best & Brightest Honored:  Some of LSU's best and brightest students from across Louisiana and the nation, along with the donors who supported their scholarships, were recognized at the LSU Alumni Association Scholars Banquet.

Special Guest: LSU School of Architecture Professor Michael Desmond is a guest curator for an upcoming exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 
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