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University of Idaho receives approval to sell Sandpoint property

The University of Idaho received approval from the State Board of Education Thursday to sell a 75-acre parcel of land in Sandpoint that has gone unused for more than a decade. The property will be sold to developer Tim McDonnell for $4 million, according to board documents.

Idaho board approves alcohol consumption at pregame events

Alcohol consumption at University of Idaho tailgating and pregame events was given a green light by the State Board of Education for a second consecutive year during its meeting at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

University of Idaho gets green light for new arena

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow the University of Idaho to move forward with plans to construct a new basketball arena on the Moscow campus – as long as the school’s new president agrees to the project, once that person is named.

Millennium water quality permit denial upheld

In another setback to the proposed Longview coal project, a state board Wednesday upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project.

Spears’ future at UI hangs in balance

It appears the Idaho State Board of Education may decide the fate of University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear this week when it meets at Idaho State University.

Idaho State Board of Education delays decision on Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

Rob Spear was placed on a 60-day administrative leave in April by Idaho President Chuck Staben following social media accounts early this year from two former Vandals women athletes. The accounts said that five years earlier Spear did not adequately address their complaints that a former UI football player had harassed them and in one instance inappropriately touched one of the women.

Tailgating gets go-ahead at University of Idaho

Football fans at the University of Idaho officially will be allowed to tailgate after the State Board of Education approved an alcohol permit for 2018 home football games Thursday.

University of Idaho president to leave after next school year

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will leave his position at the end of next school year. “I am writing today to tell you that the Idaho State Board of Education and I have mutually decided that the 2018-19 academic year will be my last as president of the University of Idaho,” Staben said in a letter to faculty, staff and students issued Friday.

Eye on Boise: Idaho state board picks a nonacademic to head Idaho State University

Idaho’s state Board of Education has named five finalists to be the next president of Boise State University, and all are academics with Ph.D. degrees. That might seem like a given, but the board’s recent pick to be the new president of Idaho State University in Pocatello doesn’t fit that description – Kevin Satterlee is an attorney, a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, who most recently has been chief operating officer, vice president and special counsel at BSU. He previously served as deputy attorney general for the Office of the State Board of Education.