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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

MONDAY, OCT. 2, 2017

Education board launches search for ISU president

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced it will launch a national search for selecting the next president of Idaho State University. Board officials said Friday that the search will begin in October and a final selection will be made by March 2018. State Board member Richard Westerberg will chair the search committee...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016

Sexual harassment lawsuit against ISU moves forward

An eastern Idaho judge has ruled a sexual harassment lawsuit against Idaho State University can move forward. The Idaho State Journal reports in a story on Wednesday that 6th District Court Judge Robert Naftz rejected the school's request to kill the case. The woman in the lawsuit filed in 2015 says that after she complained...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016

ISU expects revenue loss from fewer international students 

Idaho State University officials are gearing up for a $5.2 million loss in revenue as student enrollment is expected to drop more than 7 percent this fall from last year. The Idaho State Journal reports that figures released to university budget staff last week show enrollment would be below 9,500 students this upcoming...

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

State leaders stand by Vailas amid calls to resign

After reports of discrimination against Middle Eastern students and declining enrollment at Idaho State University, some community members and students are calling for ISU President Arthur Vailas to resign, the Idaho State Journal reports. But at the state level, Vailas is still strongly backed by...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

ISU eyes new house for school president 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University wants to spend about $600,000 to buy a new house for the school's president. The Idaho State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uQRQdE) that the State Board of Education will vote on whether...

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

ISU students targets of tax prep scam

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) ― A 38-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he conspired to falsify income tax returns for Idaho State University students. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Moses Mukuka pleaded guilty Wednesday...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

ISU faculty senate dispute leads to federal lawsuit

Here's a news item from the Associated Press and Idaho State Journal: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Faculty leaders at Idaho State University claim administrators violated their free speech rights when blocking the provisional faculty senate from sending emails to the campus community. The Idaho State...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

ISU students vote to back campus smoking ban

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Students at Idaho State University have voted to support a proposed smoking ban on the Pocatello campus. The existing university policy requires smokers to be at least 20 feet from buildings. School administrators...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

ISU sanctioned for 'poor faculty governance' 

Idaho State University has been sanctioned for poor faculty governance practices by a national association of university professors, and while ISU is dismissing the sanction as "meaningless," one of its major donors disagrees and says the sanction will hurt faculty recruitment. The Idaho State Journal...

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

ISU faculty, administration still in turmoil 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Faculty members at Idaho State University have elected new leaders in a shake-up endorsed by the state Board of Education. The board voted in February to dissolve the university's previous Faculty Senate, which...

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

Adler to head UI public policy center 

Former Idaho State University political scientist David Adler has been named director of the University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, where the UI says he will "take the University of Idaho to center stage" on public policy issues...

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