What is a sanctuary? — UI students hold meeting to discuss proposal to declare UI a sanctuary campus

University of Idaho students Himani Patel and Sam Raymond want to do some good for the community after feeling the cynicism expressed on campus following the 2016 presidential election.

The first of many — Faculty Senate gather for the first meeting of the semester to discuss minor changes

The new vice provost for strategic enrollment management Dean Kahler discussed the need to target increased enrollment and efforts on retention for the upcoming year at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. In addition to discussing his goals for the year, Kahler’s presentation gave Faculty Senate an opportunity to get acquainted with him, given Kahler’s recent start […]

UI campus closes

The University of Idaho campus is closed today, Jan. 18, with all classes canceled due to poor weather conditions that threaten the safety of university students, faculty and staff. Jodi Walker, with UI Communications, said the freezing rain Moscow received last night developed ice on the roads and sidewalks, which put individuals on campus in […]

News briefs – UI to discuss sanctuary campus proposal

University of Idaho students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss the proposal to declare the university a sanctuary campus. The discussion will take place from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Free Speech Zone  The goal is to gather ideas and com- municate about what a sanctuary campus would look like. According […]

Hogging the attention economy — Social media companies need to be better
01.20.2017

Social media platforms host some of the most creative modes of youthful expression. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegler explained that young people take photographs not to preserve images but to communicate. Photography’s turn from the archival to the ephemeral highlights social media users’ willingness to convey messages in […]

To-do troubles — A productivity-driven society requires balance
01.19.2017

Why are people so consumed with being productive? Getting things done seems to have taken priority over enjoying the all the simple moments that make up life. Everyone loves the feeling of checking things off a to-do list, but mulling over an unfinished list can be draining. When a task is left unfinished anxiety tends […]

Selfish resolutions — Making New Year’s resolutions for society leads to failure
01.17.2017

As the clock stuck midnight on Dec. 31, millions of Americans celebrated and rang in the new year. This includes the age-old tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions. The New Year’s resolution is a fickle entity — people should strive for improvement that is still realistic. The practice offers itself as the one time of […]

A resolute nation — The United States could afford to make a few resolutions of its own
01.17.2017

Years from now, students will crack open their history textbooks and quite possibly find a section dedicated to 2016. They will read, like all years before it, that 2016 was filled with ups and downs. But, the long 365-day stretch seemed to bring a few more downs than ups for the U.S. Contention and stress […]

Unfortunately Good — “A Series of Unfortunate Events” expands book series
01.21.2017

Daniel “Lemony Snicket” Handler’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” book series took children by storm from 1999 until 2006. The series combined macabre and gruesome storytelling with a tongue in cheek wit that made it palatable for young boys and girls. After a 2004 adaptation failed to take off at the box office, Netflix hit […]

A Night Underground — Playing Tourist Forever and Hit Me Herold take the stage at One World Café to showcase the sound of California Indie rock.
01.19.2017

Two California based indie bands, Playing Tourist Forever and Hit Me Herold, teamed up for a night of music at One World Café Tuesday. Playing Tourist Forever and Hit me Herold are on a month long tour across the West Coast and already played shows in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Hit Me Herold is […]

A safe place for health — Vandal Health hosts the Health Hut event around campus to promote healthy habits
01.17.2017

Health is a goal on the forefront of many students’ minds coinciding with their various new year resolutions. The University of Idaho Vandal Health Clinic offers recourses through Health Hut, for students to assist in their resolutions. Health Hut is a monthly exhibit where students can learn everything from where to receive free flu shots […]

Science on the town — Science After Hours provides a platform for students, faculty to share research
01.17.2017

When people think of science, they might picture white lab coats and periodic tables. To those not within the lab world, new studies often go unnoticed. Science After Hours, a program hosted by volunteers at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, connects the community with research from scientists and organizations in the region. This includes research from […]