Andrew Ward

The DACA discussion UI College of Law hosts a discussion about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
02.21.2018

The University of Idaho College of Law hosted a discussion on the current and future state of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Thursday.  Luis Cortes Romero, a UI alumnus, was one of the lead attorneys in Garcia v. United States of America, which challenged President Donald Trump’s revocation of DACA. Kate Evans, an associate……

Put it in park Examining UI’s current lack of parking spaces
02.14.2018

Lines of vehicles can be seen crammed into almost every University of Idaho parking lot, with few opportunities for students to find space before class. Last semester, UI Parking and Transportation Services placed a cap on the number of purple parking permits sold due to over crowded lots. Because of the parking cap, Transportation Services……

What a rush — Taking a peek at some differences in rush seasons
01.31.2018

With spring quickly approaching, it is important to note the differences that accompany the change in season. Ian Sanabia, president of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, said there are a few notable differences in rush seasons worth keeping in mind. “It’s a lot more stressful in the fall because there are about 250 people who……

Sex trafficking: A worldwide epidemic — Center for Volunteerism and Social Action hosts lectures on sex trafficking
01.24.2018

The University of Idaho Center for Volunteerism and Social Action hosted a lecture on the realities of human trafficking Tuesday evening, the first in a series of lectures on raising awareness of different types of sexual exploitation during “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.” The Rev. Dawn Beamish, the director of the Campus Christian Center at……

Reinstate tailgates — Alcohol at tailgating could make a comeback
09.05.2017

A little over a year following the State Board of Education’s (SBOE) denial of University of Idaho’s proposal to designate alcohol-friendly areas during tailgating and UI is taking the policy back to the drawing board. Conflict remains between UI and the City of Moscow in regard to the policy of consuming alcohol at tailgate parties……

Returning to the table — Charities await a returning ASUI Senate
09.01.2017

With the 2017-2018 academic year under way, members of the University of Idaho ASUI Senate returned to their appointed chairs on Wednesday. The meeting began with an open forum for those in attendance. During the open forum, ASUI Chief of Staff Jordan Johnson advocated in favor of a bill, which will allow senate to suspend……

Sentiments of fear — The debate over confederate monuments wages on
08.31.2017

One person’s historical monument is another person’s symbol of oppression. Only a short period of time removed from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the polarizing opinions of many Americans continue to clash over Confederate monuments still standing around the country. A subject as complex as racial insensitivities requires delicacy and the conviction……

New year, same plan — President Chuck Staben highlights strategic plan goals
08.19.2017

With the 2017-18 academic year kicking off, the University of Idaho’s administration remains focused on fulfilling more objectives in the strategic plan. UI President Chuck Staben said pinpointing exact goals for a year-long timeline is challenging when there are so many factors in measuring the the university’s progress. However, he said the strategic plan is……

White Iverson takes UI — UI closes out semester with Post Malone, Saba and others
05.01.2017

Finals Fest was hosted by Vandal Entertainment, and far surpassed the number of attendants from prior Finals Fests, said Camille Awbrey, Vandal Entertainment Board chair. She said the university sold more than 1,000 tickets to nonstudents, compared to 250 last year. Awbrey said she took a lot of time and considerationwhenitcametimetopickthe Finals Fest headliner. “I started looking at artists……

Enlightenment is no monster — In the words of John Wayne, people today are short on ears, and long on mouth
05.01.2017

Another day, another potential riot at the University of California, Berkeley. In just a few short months the university has been nearly engulfed in violent riots multiple times. Not too long ago, right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cancel his planned presentation. Earlier this month, both left and right-wing demonstrators openly clashed in the streets over……