Peer advising program accepting applications for mentees, mentors 01.31.2013

The transition into a first or new university can be a difficult one, but Leah Rosenkranz, Peer Advising on the College Experience program coordinator, said having a mentor to help freshmen and transfer students through their first year is beneficial for everyone involved.

Train like a Vandal 01.31.2013

The 11th Vandal Fitness Challenge is encouraging students to do more than work out — it’s helping them to form healthier eating habits too.

Petrino’s new Vandals arrive Wednesday 01.31.2013

With National Letter of Intent Day just five days away, coach Paul Petrino is putting the finishing touches on his first recruiting class — one that could see as many as 30 players sign on to become Vandals. 

When tragedy comes together 01.31.2013

In light of two student deaths less than two weeks ago, it is important to remember the support the University of Idaho and the community provide to each other — how in difficult times they come together and help one another, said Sharon Fritz, psychologist at the Counseling and Testing Center.

Sports briefs 01.31.2013

Charlston snags WAC honor Alyssa Charlston earned the second WAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of her career after dominating performances in wins over Texas State and Texas-San Antonio on Thursday and Saturday last week.

Fevered pitch with flares 01.31.2013

If sports are the modern opiate, then I share my drug of choice with much of the rest of the world: soccer. Therefore, during a semester abroad, I had to make the pilgrimage to London to see my club: Charlton Athletic.

Predicting the WAC: WBB 01.31.2013

Seattle U. (11-8, 8-2) Currently: 1st Predicted finish: 1st It’s hard to picture the formerly independent Redhawks without the first seed come WAC Tournament time. Seattle U. narrowly beat Utah State in the Puget Sound and will face a demanding test when they meet the Aggies at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday. Led […]

Pin access phase-out 01.31.2013

Feb. 19 will mark the end of pin access for University of Idaho students. The pin has been in effect since VandalWeb was launched more than 10 years ago, which Chuck Lanham, information technology services assistant director, said was originally deployed because it was the login method chosen by Banner Systems.

Clearing future of foreign policy chaos 01.31.2013

On Wednesday, the University of Idaho held its annual Martin Forum in the Administration Building Auditorium, with retired Ambassador Richard LeBaron as its speaker. LeBaron’s foreign diplomacy experience, particularly in the Middle East, allowed him to discuss the topic, “The Future of US Foreign Policy.”

Strong first-year focus 01.31.2013

UI Faculty Senate votes unanimously on stricter academic standards for first-year students

Women’s basketball deserves more crowd support 01.31.2013

Whenever the Idaho women’s basketball team hits the court of Cowan Spectrum, they’re greeted by silence. It’s because there’s usually more people sitting at the press table than there are in the stands, which is sad and unfair. The women deserve the support of the student body and community, especially with how they’re performing this […]

Clam Chowder — The perfect winter soup 01.31.2013

Aleya Ericson | Crumbs Winter is cold in Moscow and there is no better way to warm up than with a delicious cup of soup. This recipe is perfect because it is filling and not as salty as many other clam chowder recipes can be.

New bills proposed to improve Idaho voting 01.31.2013

BOISE — State minority leaders will present five bills known as the Voting Opportunity and Trustworthy Elections Initiative, focused on improving common problems voters have during elections.