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20% Of UI Fall Frosh Failing

Item: 20% of UI frosh failing academically/Travis Mason-Bushman, UI Argonaut

More Info: Twenty percent of the University of Idaho’s 2008 freshman class is on academic probation this spring, and that stark figure, released by the Office of the Dean of Students last week, put UI officials on a mission to help these students boost their academic performance and get back on track for graduation. A total of 405 UI freshmen were placed on academic probation as a result of their fall semester or cumulative grade point averages falling below 2.0.

Question: Do you think University of Idaho is that demanding academically? Or are many in the fall freshman class lazy or too busy with non-academic pursuits?

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