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Elks Lodge reaches out to veterans

12.04.2014 – 10:05 pm |

$10,000 grant to offer vets moment of peace
The Moscow Elks Lodge has a long history of working with veterans. That’s why when Steve Meier was charged with writing a grant to give back to the …

Prejudices still present

12.01.2014 – 10:24 pm | 2 Comments

North Idaho College students, staff discuss Native American prejudices
The term “redskin” was used in the 19th century to refer to the skin or scalp of a dead Indian used as proof to collect a bounty …

See the world in a day

11.13.2014 – 10:41 pm |

IPO brings the world to Moscow with Cruise the World event
University of Idaho Executive Director of International Engagement and Programs Susan Bender said leaving one’s home country and entering another culture has often been compared …

Differing opinions

11.13.2014 – 10:36 pm |

New advancements in same-sex marriage debate, Idahoans weigh in
When the 9th Circuit Court struck down the Idaho same-sex marriage ban early last month, Moscow local Mac McCabe said he wasn’t surprised — just disappointed. 

Slamming the F-word in poetry

11.10.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Annual F-Word Poetry Slam draws large audience
The first reading of the night centered on body image issues. Titled, “Shame Game,” by performer Hannah Chessin, the poem described how society’s ideal standards of the perfect body …

Just for the veterans

11.10.2014 – 10:25 pm |

UI Veterans Assistance Office benefits veterans
Along with educating more than 300 veterans, the University of Idaho boasts an entire office dedicated to helping veterans succeed in the classroom, and at home.

Africa Night’s packed house

11.10.2014 – 10:24 pm |

Africa Night 2014 brings food, dance, traditions to UI
Beat-heavy, stomp-inducing attendees, shouting loud and smiling in the middle of a whirlwind of patterned fabric and rhythmic movement characterized the outro of the University of Idaho’s …

Back to the quiet life

11.10.2014 – 10:22 pm |

Student veteran finds his place after combat
Jeffrey Horgan has a taste for adventure — he said that’s what drew him to the U.S. Army in the first place.
“I get to travel all over the U.S. …

Vandals for veterans

11.10.2014 – 10:20 pm |

UI scholarship fund gives veterans an open door to higher education
While there are scholarship programs for each niche group at the University of Idaho, one scholarship program, Operation Education, strives to be more than just …

Carrying on a culture

11.06.2014 – 10:37 pm |

UI junior Zak Greene shares his Makah heritage with Moscow
In a black sweatshirt, camouflage patterned cargo shorts and sporting an Atlanta Braves hat, Zak Greene looks like any other average University of Idaho student.
Yet, he …

Jean Kim appointed, Chatriand promoted

11.06.2014 – 10:30 pm |

Kim to take on Student Affairs and enrollment, Chatriand inherits Dean of Student Office
The University of Idaho announced Wednesday it has hired Jean Kim as the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and …

Celebrating heritage

11.06.2014 – 10:23 pm |

UI Native American students celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Ike Martinez, a University of Idaho sophomore and member of the Spokane Tribe, said he finds it ironic Native American Heritage Month directly follows Halloween. 

Combining gender education and film

11.06.2014 – 9:56 pm |

UI LGBTQA Office and Martin Institute screen film addressing “third gender”
Fa’afafines is a hard word to spell, a difficult word to pronounce and even more confusing for Americans to understand, yet it’s a common theme …

From athlete to activist

10.20.2014 – 10:13 pm |

Former NFL player, LGBTQA advocate Wade Davis to speak at UI
Few things, if any, would be more difficult for an NFL player than to  come out as gay to the general public. Former NFL football player Wade …

Diversity domination — UI National Society for Black Engineers gains national recognition

05.08.2014 – 9:35 pm |

Within the University of Idaho, there are many student organizations that celebrate diversity found on college campuses. One such entity is the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE).

Working for women — Women’s Center accepting applications for new interns

05.08.2014 – 9:05 pm |

After four years as a cast member for “The Vagina Monologues,” non-traditional student Kelli Foutch said she wanted to explore other ways to be involved with the production.

Getting technical for education — Students in Engineers Without Borders work to bring drinking water, irrigation to Bolivian village

04.14.2014 – 9:26 pm |

Members of the University of Idaho Engineers Without Borders raised about $600 toward their work on developing clean water access in a Bolivian village during their Wednesday donut sale fundraiser.  

Speaking loudly with silence

04.10.2014 – 7:54 pm |

Don’t be offended if a friend or colleague chooses not to speak to you today. 

GAO provides opportunity

02.27.2014 – 10:20 pm |

Gamma Alpha Omega is one of only six multicultural Greek houses at the University of Idaho, and according to its members it’s not a typical sorority.
“We’re not cookie-cutters,” said Leticia Garcia, a freshman who joined …

International friendships in Moscow

02.27.2014 – 10:14 pm |

Friendship Families, offered through the University of Idaho International Programs Office, hosted its annual Welcome Reception on Tuesday for international students to mingle with local families and other students on campus.
“We have so much to …

Increasing the scope — Moscow City Council votes to expand Farmers Market radius

02.10.2014 – 10:21 pm |

The Moscow Farmers Market Commission presented their policy recommendations and goals for the coming year to the Moscow City Council Feb. 3, but not before a discrepancy appeared between the two groups.

New fraternity to join UI

02.03.2014 – 10:05 pm |

Theta Xi Fraternity came to campus earlier this year to open a chapter at University of Idaho.

Right of way for rights bill

02.03.2014 – 10:04 pm |

“Add the Words” supporters have been fighting for equal protection for eight years, and many are optimistic this is the year an equality clause for members of Idaho’s LGBT community will be passed. But the …

Idaho native, Evergreen president, to speak on human rights, social justice

01.15.2014 – 9:23 am |

His grandfather was a bronc buster, his grandmother was a schoolteacher and he was the first person of color to be mayor in the entire state of Idaho.

A life of opportunity

12.02.2013 – 10:06 pm |

From one side of the world to Moscow, Ruben Tsarukyan has seen and done much in his 18 years of life.

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