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Cost of a Boise State football player: $172,415 (access required)

Total operating expenses for each Boise State University scholarship football player were $172,415 in 2011, including scholarships to the university. That outpaced spending at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University and most Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The costs for ...

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Otter seeks 2.9 percent hike in education funding

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter billed his State of the State speech on Jan. 6 and its proposed 2.9 percent, $37.4 million boost for public education as the start of a five-year journey to lift the quality of Idaho’s schools. Immediately ...

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New Boise State football contract has big buyout

If new Boise State University football coach Bryan Harsin leaves for a new job within two years, he’ll hand over the $2 million in base compensation he’ll make during that time. The terms of Harsin’s deal, approved by the Idaho ...

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Labor Department training funds will be used for computer science (access required)

Two Idaho universities and one community college will get a combined $1.8 million from the Idaho Department of Labor for special worker training grant programs. Boise State will get most of the funding, with $1 million going to its computer ...

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U of I names new president

A provost from the University of South Dakota has been tapped to become the University of Idaho’s new president. The Idaho State Board of Education announced Nov. 18 that Chuck Staben, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the ...

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Parkcenter Mall could become home to Boise charter school (access required)

Sage International School hopes to transform the nearly vacant Parkcenter Mall into its new campus. Sage International School Director of Operations Keith Donahue said the school has filed an application with Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission seeking a conditional use permit ...

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Boise State, ITC considering grant in effort to double number of computer science grads (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council and Boise State University are gauging interest from the region’s technology community for a program that could increase the number of computer science graduates by adding more upper-level faculty. The Idaho Department of Labor is offering ...

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