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Flooding the Palouse

08.21.2014 – 10:53 pm |

About 11,000 students flooded the University of Idaho campus this week to move into residence halls, Greek houses and off-campus housing for the upcoming school year — turning a dormant town into a thunderous one.

Campus firearm law – Prep for the coming school year and campus firearms

07.22.2014 – 10:01 pm | One Comment

Firearms are allowed on Idaho campuses as of July 1, 2014. Come fall, campus is going to be just the same as it was last spring or the fall before that.

Football early look – Vandals are set to play the Florida Gators in first week of season

07.08.2014 – 8:02 pm |

When the sun starts to set on the late summer evening of Aug. 30 in Gainesville, Fla., the Vandal football team, will enter the toughest environment it will see in the 2014 season. It will …

Skiing in June? — Summer skiing session in Beartooth Basin

06.24.2014 – 7:56 pm |

For most people summer skiing sounds like an oxymoron, a fevered dream, the result of too many days spent smelling your own ski socks. Contrary to popular opinion though, summer skiing is here in the …

Adventures in your backyard – Fight summer boredom with these adventures

06.10.2014 – 7:42 pm |

Moscow in the summer can feel like a class you showed up too early for. Once-filled dorms are empty, busy walkways are now quiet and the midnight population of Main Street has decreased significantly. As …

Gone Squatchin’ – Sasquatch! Music festival delivers music for all to enjoy

05.29.2014 – 4:27 pm | One Comment
Gone Squatchin’ – Sasquatch! Music festival delivers music for all to enjoy

Sasquatch! Music Festival proved a phenomenal kick start to the summer of 2014. The experience sped by in a blur of excellent performances, memorable encounters with concertgoers and a rash of hedonistic activity in the …

Looking abroad

05.08.2014 – 10:56 pm | 2 Comments

Jim Martinez didn’t know it at the time, but a study abroad trip to Southern Brazil in high school would lead him to the University of Idaho. 

A healthy alternative— Gritman Diabetes Care Team teaches public health eating

05.08.2014 – 9:33 pm |

Margaret Fosberg, at 93 years old, said you aren’t going to live to her age unless you have a varied diet and watch what you eat.
Fosberg, a retired nurse from the Student Health Center at …

A game changer in breast cancer detection— Gritman Medical Center gets new technology that will increase cancer detection rates

05.08.2014 – 9:32 pm |

The Gritman Women’s Imaging Center is switching from conventional mammography technology to tomosynthesis — a 3D imaging technology that allows radiologists to more accurately detect breast cancer.
Scott Nelson, director of imaging at Gritman, called tomosynthesis …

Kings of their ring — Its tenure was short-lived, but Vandal boxing holds deep roots in UI’s history

05.05.2014 – 10:54 pm | 3 Comments

An estimated 5,000-plus came out for the bouts and there wasn’t a bad seat in the house.
From the 1930s on, the ringside view at Memorial Gym was just as intimate as the birds-eye view from …

Moscow Altered— Alterations business to open in downtown Moscow

05.01.2014 – 10:25 pm | One Comment
Moscow Altered— Alterations business to open in downtown Moscow

Buzzing blind hemmers and the soft sounds of needles will soon grace the streets of downtown Moscow. A new alterations business, dubbed Altered Ego, is scheduled to open to the public May 19.
The owners of …

Women’s tennis triumphs over New Mexico State in Las Cruces

04.28.2014 – 10:08 pm |

The Idaho women’s tennis team wasn’t going to let the weather advisory warning ruin an improbable season.  

Idaho fails to meet APR standards, ineligible for postseason play

04.26.2014 – 12:37 pm | 4 Comments

Idaho football is ineligible for the 2014 postseason after facing penalties from the NCAA due to unsatisfactory APR scores, Idaho announced this morning. The program will also have to cut four hours of practice per …

A mule’s life

04.24.2014 – 10:26 pm | 2 Comments

On the edge of the University of Idaho campus, there is a farm that is home to many animals, all of which were born the old-fashioned way — where the male’s sperm fertilizes the female’s …

Working on sustainability

04.21.2014 – 8:59 pm |

Brita Olson can be found every Saturday morning throwing axes, chucking logs and slicing away pieces of a log with a crosscut saw.

Up again

04.17.2014 – 9:24 pm |

ASUI President Max Cowan said he is grateful the Idaho State Board of Education was conscious of the impact rising tuition has on students and their ability to continue their education when they made the …

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 | 2 Comments

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 | 3 Comments

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 | 8 Comments

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 | 39 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 | 7 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.

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