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Case by case

04.14.2014 – 9:27 pm |

The spring 2014 semester at the University of Idaho has seen several critical issues debated across campus — from changes in the tobacco policy to whether or not students should be allowed to carry concealed …

Vandalizing poverty — University of Idaho club joins mission to end global poverty, aims to send students abroad

04.10.2014 – 8:02 pm | One Comment

University of Idaho sophomores Hunter Howell and Hailey Lewis said they had never dedicated themselves to a cause from the grassroots up, and what they had done was shown themselves to be leaders among their …

40 years a Vandal — Dean of Students Bruce Pitman announces plans to retire next fall after replacement is named

04.07.2014 – 9:25 pm | 2 Comments

When Dean of Students Bruce Pitman arrived in Moscow as the University of Idaho Greek Adviser in 1973, the drinking age in Idaho was 19, the Kibbie Dome wasn’t yet a dome, the pedestrian-only streets …

UI student finds comfort at home with mom — both of them

04.03.2014 – 9:11 pm | One Comment

If Jessy Forsmo-Shadid and her siblings hadn’t been adopted, they would have certainly be ripped apart by the foster care system in 2002, and considering she had faced so much adversity up until that point, …

Year two in Boise

03.31.2014 – 9:09 pm |

The State Board of Education and the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee of the Idaho Legislature recently approved funding for University of Idaho’s law school to offer second-year curriculum in Boise and fund the placement of …

Introducing new Vandals — Vandal Friday brings prospective students to campus

03.27.2014 – 9:19 pm |

Vandal Friday began in 1995 as a one-day event with about 200 prospective students. Now, 15,000 prospective students participate in an event that has expanded to several days. 

Teaming up with google

03.24.2014 – 9:39 pm | 2 Comments

Due to recent declines in University of Idaho student enrollment, the University Communications and Marketing team paired with Google to attract attention to UI with strategically placed Internet advertisements, said Senior Director of Marketing Chris …

Becoming ‘The Man’

03.10.2014 – 10:31 pm | 5 Comments

Stephen Madison hobbled off the court in Orem, Utah, hardly able to do so without help.

Tuition increase proposed, less than 5 percent

03.06.2014 – 10:31 pm |

In his first move as University of Idaho President, Chuck Staben has announced the university will ask the Idaho State Board of Education for a 4.7 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees.

Challenge accepted

03.03.2014 – 10:37 pm |

One student has already taken up University of Idaho President Chuck Staben’s challenge to a friendly racquetball match.

‘Linsanity’ film sparks debate— Documentary leads to discussion among students, panelists

02.27.2014 – 9:34 pm |

A tense discussion erupted at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center Wednesday night after a free, public showing of the documentary “Linsanity.”
The movie featured NBA star Jeremy Lin and his rise to success as a basketball …

From the ground up— The Sustainability Center finishes renovations to compost site

02.27.2014 – 9:33 pm |

The University of Idaho Food and Farm Composting Project is back up and running after the project was closed for eight months for facility renovations.
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and partners across campus established …

Feeding hope

02.24.2014 – 10:31 pm |

Kelsey Clevenger, a former Washington State University student, was in her sophomore year of college when she started restricting her food intake — what she did eat she compensated for by working out, and eventually …

Having a presence, making an impact — Lt. Lehmitz leads campus police force, safety outreach

02.20.2014 – 9:47 pm | One Comment

John Wayne, or at least a version of him, has been with Lt. David Lehmitz ever since he joined the Moscow Police Department 26 years ago. 

Nixing neutrality

02.18.2014 – 10:17 pm |

The Internet has been relatively unregulated since its inception, but that could now change after a federal appeals court struck down the Federal Communications Commission ruling of net neutrality Jan. 14. Now paying different prices …

Fading Festival?—‘Things ain’t what they used to be’ for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

02.13.2014 – 9:58 pm | One Comment

Sean Richarz, a Moscow native and University of Idaho alumnus, spent 42 years attending the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival to see jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz line the stage in front …

Out in Idaho — LGBTQ acceptance starts on campus, students speak about their experience

02.10.2014 – 10:15 pm |

With a proposed bill in the Idaho Legislature that would effectively make it possible for doctors, teachers and business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community on the basis of “sincerely held religious …

Everyone identifies — ‘The Vagina Monologues’ cast members relate experiences, importance of production

02.06.2014 – 9:58 pm |

University of Idaho freshman Veronica Smith didn’t need to be a college student to recognize what the University of IdahoWomen’s Center has to offer. After her time in “The Vagina Monologues” during her senior year …

Chopping it up

02.03.2014 – 10:02 pm |

The light, musky fragrance of freshly-ground summer sausage is the first greeting received upon entering the Vandal Meats store on the University of Idaho campus. 

Heartbeat of town — UI couple reflects on time at UI, shares Vandal pride with family

01.30.2014 – 10:40 pm | One Comment

University of Idaho graduates often look back at their college experience, only to realize how long it’s been since they’ve been to Moscow, let alone visited campus. But this isn’t the case for Moscow residents …

Considering concealed carry—Bill allowing concealed carry on college compuses reintroduced in Idaho legislature

01.29.2014 – 9:50 pm |

BOISE — The Senate Affairs Committee heard a bill Monday that would change the firearms policy on public state college campuses and universities in Idaho.
If passed, the bill would bring Idaho into the small pool …

Decoding the Clery Act — What happens on campus, doesn’t stay on campus

01.23.2014 – 9:34 pm |

It can be difficult for parents to send their children off to college after raising them for 18 years — from helping their loved ones pack up their belongings, to dropping them off in a …

Around the world for 14 days

01.21.2014 – 10:35 pm | 2 Comments

When a group of Vandals hop on a plane and leave Moscow to participate in the Alternative Service Break program, things change. Grades and classes leave the brain, stereotypes disappear and personal conflicts become less important.

New session, new ideas — Lawmakers gather in Boise for 2014 legislative session

01.16.2014 – 10:41 pm |

BOISE — Today marks the end of the second week of the 2014 legislative session, and much has been discussed, beginning with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State address Jan. 6. 

Giving hope, ensuring safety

01.11.2014 – 7:17 pm |

Under Idaho state law, it is still possible to fire a person on the basis of sexual orientation — just as it is lawful to ban a person  from renting an apartment or discriminate against …

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