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Washington State University, University of Idaho delay classes due to icy conditions

Washington State University in Pullman and University of Idaho in Moscow delayed classes Thursday morning as melting snow turned to ice overnight.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

UI administrators double down amid criticism of text alert implying professor was a safety threat

The Vandal Alert system, like similar tools in use at other schools, was designed to promptly notify the campus community of ongoing threats to public safety, such as violent crimes, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Longtime University of Idaho chemistry professors dies on campus

A longtime University of Idaho chemistry professor died Wednesday on campus, the UI student newspaper reported.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:48 a.m.

UI bans journalism professor from Moscow campus; university alert alleges meth use, access to guns

“Denise Bennett has been barred from Moscow Campus,” the university said Wednesday morning in a text message alert sent to students and employees. The alert came almost a week after …


Provost: UI cutting budget by $5 million

Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Idaho will cut $5 million from its budget effective July 1, the start of the school’s fiscal year.


U of Idaho professor placed on leave after speaking out

A University of Idaho professor has been placed on administrative leave after speaking out about the handling of University of Idaho grant funding.


UI opens law school fast-track program to Lewis-Clark State College

Students who transfer from Lewis-Clark State College to the University of Idaho can earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven, under a new …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

University of Idaho grad student goes ‘beyond the known world’

Dubbed Ultima Thule – or “beyond the known world” – it is the farthest object from Earth ever explored. Among the scientists gathered at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory …


New UI anatomy lab opens its doors

For the first time in 45 years, University of Idaho medical students will no longer have to divide their time between the UI and Washington State University campuses.


University of Idaho falls below 5 percent target for reserves

The University of Idaho fell way below the Idaho State Board of Education’s target reserve range for fiscal year 2018 after it experienced a $21 million loss.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

UI football player accused of raping another student in UI dorm

University of Idaho football player Kyree L. Curington is accused of raping another student in a residence hall.


UI football player arrested on rape charge

University of Idaho football player Kyree Curington was arrested Saturday afternoon and faces a charge of rape, according to the Latah County Jail roster.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Former University of Idaho staff recalls project related to Bush surgery

Twenty-nine years ago, instructional media services researchers at the University of Idaho received an eerie phone call.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

At University of Idaho, no more Moms’ and Dads’ weekends

The final University of Idaho Dads’ Weekend – when the families of students are encouraged to visit the UI campus and Moscow – continues today.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Campus Eats: University of Idaho

Where to eat in Moscow, Idaho


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

The ‘lost’ works Pulitzer Prize winner discovered by UI prof

The Idaho Statesman reported Zachary Turpin, an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Idaho, and his colleagues recently found previously unknown writings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Athlete sues University of Idaho over mistakes in her sexual assault case

Former diver Mairin Jameson sued the University of Idaho in federal court this week, seeking monetary damages for the university’s mistakes in


Transparency – for a cost at University of Idaho

The University of Idaho is likely to charge more for public records than Idaho’s other two major universities, based on a recent public records request filed by the Daily News.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

Univ. of Idaho ranked #1 college in Idaho

University of Idaho was ranked the best 4-year university in Idaho by Schools.com, according to a press release on Monday. This is the second year in a row the university …


$20 million granted for ecosystem studies

Idaho’s public universities will split a $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at better understanding how keystone organisms adapt to changing environmental conditions.


Native American bones will be turned over to tribes

The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service’s Boise National Forest say they’ve identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.


Tara Westover, a featured author for Spokesman’s Northwest Passages Book Club, to give presentation at UI

Author Tara Westover will take part in the Runstad Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday with a presentation on her book, “Educated: A Memoir.” Last May, she was a featured …


New ‘caretaker’ Pete Isakson plots course for Idaho athletics

For interim athletic director Pete Isakson, the prevailing rationale for his return to the University of Idaho in February of 2017 was pretty simple.


Staben: Athletics will operate at deficit

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said during a UI faculty meeting Wednesday the Athletics Department will continue to operate at a deficit this year.


Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


Safeguarding utility workers: UI grads create device to reduce electrocution deaths

Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a


Sports letters: Firing of Rob Spear at University of Idaho is surprising, devastating

The loss of Rob Spear as University of Idaho’s athletic director is surprising and devastating.


John Blanchette: Rob Spear, University of Idaho failed where it matters most – taking care of students

On Thursday, Idaho’s state board of education finally cut loose University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear after lots and lots of investigation and risk assessment and hand-wringing. And presumably …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Corner Club cornered market on true-blue Vandals

Corner Club stories? There are too many – the place is 70 years old, after all.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Vandals report to camp and show plenty of optimism for return to Big Sky

Next to hoisting a trophy at the end of the year, the best day in a football season might be the day players report for fall camp.