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Quit babysitting college students — Revoking The Perch’s Permission won’t solve underage drinking

08.28.2014 – 10:24 pm | One Comment

At 18 years old, people are considered adults. They can fight for their country, buy cigarettes, vote and live legally on their own, without seeking emancipation from their parents.

Welcome Vandals — Start the new year off right

08.21.2014 – 9:41 pm |

There is palpable excitement around the University of Idaho campus this time of year.

Just do something – Listen to those who tell you to get involved your freshman year

07.22.2014 – 9:49 pm |

The first weeks of a new school year always go by in a blur — moving to Moscow, meeting thousands of new people, starting classes.

During that time everyone who’s ever been a part of the …

A year in review — Difficult year will lead to better future for UI

05.08.2014 – 10:26 pm |

In many ways, this academic year has been one of transition for the University of Idaho.
The editorial board has used this very space to provide commentary on a wide array of topics — the selection …

UI’s Title IX troubles — List of Title IX investigations should serve as an alarm bell

05.05.2014 – 10:33 pm | 3 Comments

University of Idaho was named on a list released Thursday consisting of 55 colleges and universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for possible violations of Title IX …

This too shall pass – UI students should plan ahead during final weeks of school

05.01.2014 – 9:56 pm |

The sun is out. Deadlines are looming. Classes are wrapping up. Graduation is drawing ever closer. 

Needless drama surrounds FFF

04.29.2014 – 2:49 pm | One Comment

The University of Idaho released a list of proposed academic changes Wednesday, which included eliminating five undergraduate programs and consolidating all music programs into one degree. The announcement signaled the near-end of a university-wide program …

Traveling the wrong direction — Modifications to ASB application process will hinder volunteers

04.24.2014 – 10:01 pm |

An Alternative Service Break can be a priceless opportunity for University of Idaho students hoping to volunteer in a new environment.

Earth Day benefits each of us — Holiday is important reminder to think about the planet, students should step up to lessen impact

04.21.2014 – 9:17 pm |

Today is Earth Day, and with it comes a time of promoting awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability. Each and every one of us have a carbon footprint — some of us less than …

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 | 19 Comments

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 …

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