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Choate: UI Should Quit Playing LSUs

In an Q-and-A interview with Ryan Collingwood/VarsityCDA, Jeff Choate, a former Post Falls High football coach who now coaches linebackers at Washington State, said:

I think Idaho prep football has really improved, and a lot of that has carried over from Boise State’s success. As for North Idaho, when I was growing up, it had a reputation of having tough, hard-working kids.  But I think that’s shifted over the years. I mean, how do you preach toughness to a bunch of kids from Dalton Gardens? Just the name itself sounds (fancy). …Last year Coeur d’Alene was as good as any team in the western Untied States. And (former CdA quarterback Chad) Chalich is a solid player. We had a lot of conversations on what we should do with him at Boise State, but we ended up getting another commit and Chalich ended up at Idaho. When Idaho does what it should and play at the FCS level (Big Sky Conference) I think Chalich will be an all-American player and Walter Payton Award candidate. …It’s really not right what (Idaho) is doing to its players in letting them get beat so they can get a paycheck. More here.

Question: Do you follow Washington State football?

UI Law School Boise Expansion OK’d

The University of Idaho's plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval Thursday rom the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse. The Moscow university is now offering third-year law courses in Boise and school officials ask the board at a meeting in Pocatello to request $400,000 from the state in 2013 to grow the program to include second-year classes. The expansion of the law program in the state capital has so far been “a great success,” said Don Burnett, the dean of the university's College of Law. Burnett noted that board members were convened in Pocatello exactly four years ago when giving the university permission to bring a portion of its law program to Boise/Jessie L. Bonner, AP. More here.

Question: Did someone in your family graduate with a law degree from University of Idaho?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/08/16/2234233/board-approves-ui-law-program.html#storylink=cpy

UI’s ‘Last Journalism Professor’ Dies

Bert Cross, known by many as the “last journalism professor” died Monday morning at the age of 92 from age-related causes. The former professor taught at the University of Idaho for 24 years, where he was chairman of the journalism department before it became a part of the School of Communication in 1973. Despite the change, Cross wanted to remain a “professor of journalism” instead of one of “communication” like the rest of his colleagues. “He was an institution,” said Roy Atwood, one of Cross' former UI colleagues. “He represents the end of an era - of the old inky-print newspaper tradition”/Kelli Hadley, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: What will happen when all the journalists are gone?

Finalist Wants To End Career At UI

Duane Nellis stood before a packed house at the University of Idaho on Tuesday and said he would like to finish his career by making it a better school. Nellis, 54, is the provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University, and one of two finalists for the top job at the UI. He told those who attended a 90-minute open forum the next UI president needs to stick around for a while if he is to build lasting, fruitful relationships with donors, the business community and state government. “You can’t do it if you’re only there for a few years,” Nellis said. “You need some stability. I’m looking at my next move as a president as hopefully my last move”/Joel Mills, Lewiston Tribune. More here

Question: Is it important to you that the new University of Idaho president stay on the Moscow campus at least five years?

UI Announces 5 Prez Finalists

  • Don Burnett, University of Idaho law school dean who has pushed to develop a three-year law program in Boise.
  • Ham Shirvani, president of Cal State Stanislaus, in Turlock, Calif.
  • Larry Penley, former president of Colorado State University.
  • Duane Nellis, Kansas State University provost.
  • David Dooley, Montana State University president.

    AP/Statesman story here

Argonaut: Allow Mixed-Gender Housing

Regardless of whether students are allowed to live in the same suite together, individuals who choose to engage in sex will. Through this restriction, the university is preventing students from gaining a maturity they will need when they graduate and likely will be faced with living in a mixed-gender community. By offering a co-ed option, the university would actually have been offering a chance for a safer transition into mixed-gender situations with resident assistant supervision and the right to choose a roommate. This should not be worth arguing. The Idaho Values Alliance was wrong to make assumptions that prevent students from taking more responsibility in life/UI Argonaut Editorial Board. More here.

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