The upcoming University of Idaho Student Media Board meeting time has changed and will now take place Nov. 7. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 4:45 p.m. in the Chiefs Room of the Bruce Pitman Center.
With October comes fall, pumpkins and changing leaves, and, as the air begins to cool and Halloween approaches, there is also potential for danger. At the University of Idaho, students are encouraged to take extra safety precautions on Halloween as it relates to walking around campus at night and alcohol consumption.
Justifying justifications — Psychologist Carol Tavris discusses Common Read Savannah Cardon 10.23.2017
Carol Tavris, social phycologist and co-author of the University of Idaho 2017-18 Common Read, believes cognitive dissonance is responsible for people justifying when they are wrong.
A victim of sexual assault and her accused assailant are both suing the University of Idaho after allegations were made that the university mishandled the case in relation to both parties.
‘Nevertheless, I persisted’ — Anita Hill discusses the importance of data at UI Bellwood Lecture Wednesday Savannah Cardon 10.16.2017
Women’s rights icon Anita Hill advocates for the use of data — how it’s used, why it’s important and why Americans must insist the government use it to inform policy. “Data can be everything,” Hill said. “Numbers are increasingly critical indicators of fairness in justice — including in civil rights cases and especially in employment […]
A voice for all immigrants — DACA rally sheds light on all undocumented immigrants, not just DACA recipients Savannah Cardon 09.11.2017
On a Saturday afternoon at East City Park, Palouse residents gathered in the grass waiting for the rally to start. All were in attendance with a similar purpose in mind — to stand in solidarity with those affected by the Trump Administration’s decision to phase-out Deferred Action for Chidhood Arrivals (DACA).
Vandals united, never divided — Vandals join together to protest recent DACA decision Savannah Cardon 09.11.2017
“Up with education, down with deportation.” This was one of the many things people chanted at the Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) demonstration outside the University of Idaho Commons Friday.
The price isn’t always right — The toll expensive textbooks take on college students Savannah Cardon 07.21.2017
It’s the ultimate struggle. The impending doom which creeps on throughout the summer until August finally nears and it’s time to check Textbook Express on VandalWeb. It may seem like a silly thing to stress out about, but in this economy, the price of college textbooks has become a real problem. Which brings me to […]
Finishing strong — UI senior reflects on his four years at the university Savannah Cardon 05.01.2017
After four years, University of Idaho senior Skyler Wilburn can pursue his passion and love for literature through teaching — though he didn’t always want to be a teacher. “At first, I came here thinking I wanted to be a lawyer,” Wilburn said. “In the back of my mind, I always thought that being a […]
The final adventure — Engineering Design EXPO gives inside look into senior capstone projects and more Savannah Cardon 05.01.2017
Nearly 600 K-12 students, faculty members and University of Idaho students filled the Bruce Pitman Center Friday for the 24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO. Sixty different booths gave an inside look into the College of Engineering, individuals were able to view the senior capstone projects and visit all of the events throughout the day.
Shades of light and dark blue denim filled the Idaho Commons Wednesday. Jeans, jackets and any article of clothing composed of denim flourished through the halls as University of Idaho students, faculty and staff joined together to stand in solidarity with a rape victim.
Room for improvement — The university encounters scarcity in classroom space Savannah Cardon 04.27.2017
Lack of classroom space is becoming an issue for the University of Idaho. During Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, director of General Education Kenton Bird proposed a resolution to the senators addressing the space situation.
The ethical debate — New York Times reporter discusses importance of ethical journalism Savannah Cardon 04.24.2017
If there is one thing Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Branch wanted the University of Idaho to know, it was that ethical journalism is not an oxymoron. Branch, a sports reporter for The New York Times, emphasized the importance of a rule of ethics — especially in regard to today’s society.
When someone thinks about Disney moms, they might think about the devastating death of Bambi’s mom, or how Disney characters rarely have any moms at all. From Cinderella to Ariel, it’s common for these characters to lack a mother figure. But, there are a select few Disney stars who deserve credit for their important mother […]
Connect with community — Saturday of Service gives students volunteer opportunities across Moscow Savannah Cardon 04.10.2017
Behind a glass window of the Moscow Hope Center, wearing a Vandal hat and glasses, Gregory Beck sits still. Staring out the window with a slight grin on his face, he clutches a sign that reads, “20 percent off all clothes and accessories.”
A meaningful Saturday — Saturday of Service to provide volunteer opportunities for students Savannah Cardon 04.05.2017
For students striving to help the Moscow community and get involved in University of Idaho volunteer work, Saturday of Service is the event to attend. The ASUI Center for Volunteerism and Social Action gives individuals the opportunity to reach out and help local community partners around the Palouse through the program.
More airspace for drones — Revision to APM allows for commercial use of drones Savannah Cardon 04.05.2017
A revision made to the University of Idaho Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Administrative Policy Manual (APM) will allow for less regulation on the commercial use of drones. During Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, senators heard from Clients Coordinator for the Office of Research Assurances Dan LaHann about the revision updates to the manual.
A purposeful powwow — Tutxinmepu Powwow helps honor Native American traditions and culture Savannah Cardon 04.03.2017
As the sound of the drums beat on, reverberating from one wall of the Kibbie Dome to the next, Native Americans from all over the Northwest and Canada joined together in honor of their native culture and traditions. The smell of fresh fry bread filled the air as the dancers swung their bodies in elegant […]
PGA priorities — Students of different business majors can become a part of the PGA Program Savannah Cardon 03.29.2017
Students outside of the marketing major within the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho can now obtain access to the Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) Program. During Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, the senate voted on five proposals which dealt with the PGA Golf Management Program and a student’s ability to […]
Sacred tradition — The 18th annual Tutxinmepu Powwow offers cultural experiences and traditions Savannah Cardon 03.27.2017
Honoring and celebrating native tradition and culture through dance, prayer and drums is what the annual Tutxinmepu Powwow is all about. The Native American Student Center (NASC) and the Native American Student Association (NASA) will host the 18th annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Saturday and Sunday. The event will begin at 2 p.m. both days in […]
It’s an opportunity to dance, workout and win prizes while also helping support a local charity. The Zumbathon gives students and the Moscow community a chance to dance to a high-energy workout, Zumba, to help raise money for the Light a Candle Program.
Key revisions — Faculty Senate hears from vice president of infrastructure about policy revisions Savannah Cardon 03.22.2017
During Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Vice President of Infrastructure Dan Ewart informed the senate about revisions made to the University of Idaho Administrative Policy Manual (APM). Two APM’s, both of which fall under infrastructure, were old, outdated and needed updating, Ewart said.
The backcountry trip — Outdoor Program provides a trip for skiers over spring break Savannah Cardon 03.19.2017
While some people might prefer warm weather over spring break, there’s a select few who prefer the exact opposite. Local and winter sport enthusiasts join to spend their spring break skiing the backcountry of the Aneroid Basin in the Wollowa Mountains, Oregon. From March 12 through March 15, the University of Idaho Outdoor Program offers […]
Vote to change — Faculty Senate vote on proposed revisions to the leave policy Savannah Cardon 03.10.2017
Last week, Faculty Senate postponed consideration of the University of Idaho leave policy for all employees due to proposed revisions. During Tuesday’s meeting, Faculty Senate continued the discussion about changes to the policy and voted on the proposed revisions. The floor was open for senators to express their opinions and ask questions regarding the changes.
A broader perspective — Faculty Senate discuss revisions made to immigration policy proposal Savannah Cardon 03.02.2017
During Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, associate professor Kate Evans discussed new changes made to the University of Idaho’s immigration policy proposal and explained its purpose. Through volunteer work groups and meetings, Faculty Senate, in collaboration with Evans, came up with a policy proposal regarding the university’s stance following President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Faculty Senate […]