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UI ‘Flagship’ Was In Place 5 Months

Lost amidst all the controversy over the State Board of Education not allowing the word "flagship" in the University of Idaho's mission statement is the fact it was only there for five months. Some statements from board and university officials - not to mention media reports out of the board's meeting last week at Boise State University - led many to believe the board was stripping a word that had long been a part of the UI mission statement. But the word "flagship" was only added during a Sept. 9, 2011, special board meeting that was conducted via teleconference. And board minutes from the meeting indicate the mission statements of the UI and other four-year public schools were approved in haste because they needed to be submitted to an accrediting agency/Joel Mills, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Ah, are you still upset that "flagship" was removed from the UIdaho mission statement?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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