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Universities respond differently

01.15.2015 – 10:35 pm |

UI officials held off sending Vandal Alert Saturday, review to follow
As Palouse residents slowly started to learn about the Moscow shootings on Saturday afternoon, the University of Idaho and Washington State University made different choices …

Academic freedom passes

01.15.2015 – 9:38 pm |

Faculty agree on academic freedom, Staben moves forward
A quorum was reached at the University of Idaho Faculty Meeting (UFM) and the message was nearly unanimous: UI faculty members want a guarantee of academic freedom.

Pitman cuts the ribbon

01.15.2015 – 9:34 pm | One Comment

UI unveils Bruce M. Pitman Center with ceremony
Bridget Pitman-Wilkinson made a bet with her father before his dedication speech that he would be too humble to say the words “Bruce Pitman Center.” She lost that …

Making it home

12.11.2014 – 10:35 pm |

Chatriand emphasizes student safety, winter conditions
As students flock home for winter break, University of Idaho Associate Dean of Students Craig Chatriand said getting home safely amid winter conditions should be the No. 1 priority for …

Launchbaugh takes the win

12.11.2014 – 9:02 pm |

UI professor wins earns national recognition
University of Idaho College of Natural Resources professor Karen Launchbaugh, who specializes in rangeland ecology and management, brought home an award from Washington, D.C., last month recognizing her as Idaho’s …

Similar policy, tax compliant

12.08.2014 – 9:10 pm |

IRS audit spurs change to overtime compensation policy
The University of Idaho Faculty Senate approved a change in the overtime compensation policy after an IRS audit concluded a previous UI payroll practice was not tax compliant.

Struggling to get by

12.04.2014 – 9:59 pm |

UI staff member faces low wage, financial stress 
Lisa Cochran attempts to live her life on $13.51 an hour, but it’s not enough for her and her daughter.
It’s not enough for a sustainable food budget. It’s …

Staben talks enrollment

12.01.2014 – 10:30 pm |

Staben seeks to increase enrollment, improve UI finances
The key to financial success at the University of Idaho comes in two words: increase enrollment, according to President Chuck Staben.

“There really is one answer, and only one …

Training inclusivity

12.01.2014 – 10:28 pm |

UI staff required to complete module on discrimination 
In order to sustain a safe and positive living environment in the Moscow community, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has required all university employees to complete a …

Little agreement in tobacco discussion

12.01.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Tobacco Task Force, Idaho Tobacco Compromise debate policy changes
Tensions rose in the long-standing debate over a proposed tobacco ban on the University of Idaho campus at an open forum Nov 19.
Members of the UI community …

Windows of opportunity

11.17.2014 – 10:22 pm |

VIEW challenges students to think on feet in annual Elevator Pitch Competition
Associate Professor of Marketing Michael McCollough said the University of Idaho business department likes to refer to all UI students as business students.
“We kind …

Counting on career ladders

11.17.2014 – 10:18 pm | One Comment

UI administrators look to provide professional training, career ladders
Another week, another staff member lost to Washington State University or Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
That seems to be the trend for Ron Smith, University of Idaho vice president …

Brainstorming benefits

11.13.2014 – 10:40 pm |

UI Faculty Senate discusses expanding staff benefits
Benefits and gestures of appreciation can go a long way — especially when trying to retain staff members, said James Foster, member of the University of Idaho Faculty Senate.

One degree, two options

11.10.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Changes in curriculum in MNR to attract more students, fire ecology
The University of Idaho Faculty Senate approved to split up the Master of Natural Resources program into two degree options — an Integrated Natural Resources …

Football, budgets

11.06.2014 – 10:32 pm |

Faculty Senate discusses FBS football, athletic department contributions
From walking through campus to talking with alumni, University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear is used to hearing opinions about the decision to keep the football team …

Hearing HR issues, suggestions

11.03.2014 – 10:15 pm |

Open discussion about UI Human Resources, questions and suggestions
Members of the University of Idaho Faculty Senate had an open discussion with Greg Walters, executive director of Human Resources, about the issues, difficulties and concerns with …

Staben takes a stance

10.30.2014 – 10:16 pm |

President Chuck Staben declares himself a feminist
It began with a T-shirt — one that University of Idaho President Chuck Staben was given by the Women’s Center on campus. Within days, Staben was talking to students …

Legitimacy of student support draws concern

10.27.2014 – 11:35 pm |

Written by Amber Emery and Ryan Tarinelli
A difference of 11 votes is enough community support to move forward with the implementation of a tobacco ban on the University of Idaho campus, according to the UI Tobacco …

Student clubs show opposition to tobacco ban

10.27.2014 – 11:22 pm |

Written by Amber Emery and Ryan Tarinelli
Hundreds of comments from students showing support and opposition for the proposed tobacco-free policy were written on the Free Speech Wall.
Located between the Idaho Commons and TLC last month, the …

Task force moving forward with no formal approval

10.27.2014 – 11:07 pm |

Written by Amber Emery and Ryan Tarinelli
A University of Idaho task force is already working to implement a tobacco-free policy by 2015 even though UI General Counsel Kent Nelson said the task force is not working …

Enrollment down

10.23.2014 – 10:19 pm |

For the third year in a row, total student enrollment for fall semester is down, the University of Idaho reported Thursday.

A party for Pitman

10.16.2014 – 10:41 pm |

 Vandals to celebrate Pitman’s retirement
In honor of retiring Dean of Students and Vice Provost of Student Affairs Bruce Pitman, the Idaho State Board of Education voted Thursday to officially rename the University of Idaho Student …

Plan to expand

10.13.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Increasing enrollment, key to UI’s success
From enrollment shortfalls to a lack of state funding, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said he knew coming into the position he would face some barriers. Nonetheless, he said he …

Protecting free speech

10.09.2014 – 9:45 pm |

UI faculty senate approves new academic freedom language
The University of Idaho faculty senate voted Tuesday to add new academic freedom language to the UI constitution to expand faculty members’ freedom of speech rights. The language …

Kim on campus

09.25.2014 – 11:59 pm |

Second DOS finalist to speak Monday

Jean Kim, a finalist in the running for the University of Idaho vice provost of student affairs and dean of students position, will be the second candidate to visit campus …

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