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Unrestricted knowledge — Students need to take advantage of UI library

04.17.2014 – 9:09 pm |

A majority of University of Idaho students hope to spend minimal time inside the UI Library except during academic emergencies caused by midterms, finals and unavoidable all-nighters. Unfortunately, few students take full  advantage of the …

Approve it – SBOE should approve tuition proposal, decision will dictate UI’s future

04.14.2014 – 9:27 pm |

The University of Idaho will welcome seven powerful guests to campus this week. Unknown to many students, they hold the power to implement widespread changes in schools and universities across the state. The not-so-secret group …

Abiding administrator bids farewell – Pitman’s commitment to UI will be missed

04.10.2014 – 8:33 pm |

Longevity is not often a term associated with University of Idaho administrators, faculty members, coaches and other employees.  

Symptom of bigger problem — Friday’s elevated levels of chlorine met with slow action, indicitive of larger communication problems

04.07.2014 – 9:16 pm |

Good news, drinking water, cooking food, washing hands and taking a shower are all now safe things to do on the University of Idaho campus, now that the chlorine concentration has returned to a safe …

Enforce, don’t expand — Lack of current enforcement on smoking policy doesn’t bode well for possible ban

04.03.2014 – 9:07 pm |

Following a visit from a coordinator for the Fresh Air Campus Challenge and discussion on campus, the University of Idaho Faculty Senate is looking at instituting a tobacco-free campus policy. While the idea is good …

Empty forum — Tuition and fees open forum should not have been so vacant

03.31.2014 – 8:39 pm |

The sound of crickets chirping would have been an appropriate ambience during the tuition and fees open forum on Thursday in the Horizon Room of the Idaho Commons. During the presentation by University of Idaho …

Welcome the future

03.27.2014 – 9:52 pm |

Vandal Friday brings swarms of prospective students to campus. High school seniors, transfer students, exchange students, non-traditional students and parents buzz around campus trying to understand what the University of Idaho is all about.
The initial …

Communication breakdown – UI should have facilitated more communication with Targhee residents regarding move

03.24.2014 – 9:42 pm | One Comment

For the next two academic years, the students of Targhee Residence Hall will be relocated to the Stevenson Wing of the Wallace Complex to create temporary office space for employees in the soon-to-be remodeled College …

Springtime safety – Spring break brings good times, stay safe

03.10.2014 – 9:33 pm |

The weather is getting warmer, midterms are hitting everyone hard and we are all ready for spring break. Luckily for students and professors, the period of rest begins after the end of this week. 

Tuition paradox – Tuition increases necessary for UI to function, state should fund higher education

03.06.2014 – 9:57 pm |

Steep tuition increases have become the modus operandi for higher education. That theme has held true at the University of Idaho for the past decade, where students have seen year after year tuition increases that …

Violating rights – ”Ag-gag” law disregards First Amendment, rules against public interest

03.03.2014 – 10:21 pm |

nyone caught filming or recording an agricultural operation in Idaho could now face up to year in prison and a $5,000 fine. The new punishments are courtesy of the “ag-gag,” bill Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” …

Burnett pays his debt

02.27.2014 – 9:46 pm |

Interim President Don Burnett stepped on stage at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival last Saturday to remind the audience of the University of Idaho’s mission.

Everybody knows somebody – Moscow community needs to support people with eating disorders

02.24.2014 – 9:42 pm |

This Monday marked the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which aims to prevent eating disorders and body image issues, reduce the social stigma of having an eating disorder and improve access to treatment. …

Idaho flunks education funding

02.18.2014 – 9:17 pm |

Washington State University acts as a pied piper to University of Idaho employees, drawing them across the border to the tune of higher wages — a trend that has been occurring for years. The employees …

The waning sound of music— The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival lacks funds, attendees

02.13.2014 – 10:22 pm |

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival brings thousands of students, educators and community members to campus every year. Yet, as a result of funding cuts and artistic decisions, it may cease to exist …

Weather watch – Moscow residents must prepare for snow risks

02.10.2014 – 10:03 pm |

When the weather is frightful, many travelers may not find Moscow’s snow delightful.  The snowfall creates dangers for commuters on icy roads, slippery sidewalks and frigid conditions that all pose significant risk to University of …

Celebrate diversity – Diversity events hold significance for UI community and Idaho

02.06.2014 – 9:37 pm |

Diversity and the role it should play in our society is a question we have struggled to address in recent years and especially in the state of Idaho. College years are a transformational time, where …

Standing on one leg — Events Center needs to move up in priority

02.03.2014 – 10:22 pm |

Collapse seemed to be the catchphrase in and around the Cowan Spectrum Saturday and the Idaho men’s basketball team — which suffered a major letdown of its own in the second half of a one-point …

Concealed distractions

01.28.2014 – 4:54 pm |

Less than a week after shooting fatalities occurred on the campuses of South Carolina State University and Purdue University, a bill is being reintroduced to the Idaho State Legislature that would make Idaho the seventh …

Where Clery ends, UI needs to begin

01.23.2014 – 8:52 pm |

Zero murders, three sexual offenses, 229 liquor law violations and one illegal weapons violation took place at the University of Idaho during 2012.

SBOE goes too far – Jurisdiction clause a positive, SBOE makes dire mistake

01.16.2014 – 9:33 pm |

While most students were finishing up with finals last semester, the Idaho State Board of Education approved a measure that granted the University of Idaho president sole control over the statement of student rights, nullifying …

Removing student voice — Presidential power expansion a necessary change

12.21.2013 – 3:07 pm |

While most students were finishing up with finals, the Idaho State Board of Education approved a measure that granted the University of Idaho president the right to directly approve changes to the statement of student …

Can’t get it done — Lack of attendance at all-faculty meeting postpones important student code of conduct revision

12.12.2013 – 10:00 pm |

At the December all-faculty meeting, a quorum of 101 was needed to approve an amendment to the student code of conduct that would expand the code to include off-campus activities.

A strong campaign – Idaho marketing turns up notch ahead of Battle of Palouse on hardwood

12.05.2013 – 9:55 pm |

It might be ill-advised to compare the fan bases at Idaho and Washington State and the respective home atmospheres for the Vandal and Cougar basketball teams.

Focus on communication

12.02.2013 – 10:13 pm |

When the state legislature convenes in January, budgets will be set and money will be allotted. The University of Idaho has embarked upon the first phase in its most recent SBOE mandated program prioritization effort, …

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