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New Boise State art building will gather scattered department in one place (access required)

Boise State University plans to consolidate its art programs under one roof in a new building on campus. Conceptual design sketches of the 90,000-120,000-square-foot fine arts and humanities building on Capitol Boulevard next to the Business and Economics building will ...

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School district poised to sell two properties this year (access required)

The Boise School District will put two of its properties up for sale this summer. Eight acres of land at Cole and Fairview and 7.8 acres at Franklin and Orchard will be listed through a process referred to as a ...

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Venture College garnering interest from BSU students (access required)

Boise State University students have until April 12 to apply for Venture College, the university’s new non-credit program that will prepare students to launch businesses. Program director Kevin Learned said he’s received strong interest from students, some of whom might ...

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Burnett named interim president of U of I

The Idaho State Board of Education has named Donald Burnett as interim president of the University of Idaho. Burnett is the dean of the College of Law at the Moscow-based university. The board voted unanimously on March 27 to place ...

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Idaho lawmakers dump private school tax credits

A Senate panel ended hopes of private and religious schools that were pushing for Idaho to extend a tax break to people who donate to scholarships meant to defray the cost of tuition. The Local Government and Taxation Committee voted ...

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Bronco home football will be back on ESPN (access required)

After just one home football game broadcast on popular cable sports channel ESPN in the past two years, a new deal between ESPN, Boise State University and the Mountain West Conference will ensure that at least three Bronco home games ...

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Idaho House votes 35-33 for break for private schools

The House voted 35-33 for a tax break for those who donate to private and religious school scholarships, saying it will promote school choice for parents who don’t think the public classroom is right for their kids. The razor-thin decision ...

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Idaho State University plans for-profit pharmacy (access required)

The State Board of Education is considering a proposal to turn the university-run pharmacy in Pocatello into a limited liability company. The nonprofit Idaho State University Foundation plans to own and operate Bengal Pharmacy LLC to raise funds for the ...

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NNU students compete for social venture prize (access required)

Six teams of seniors will go head-to-head for cash as part of their capstone project for Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Business. The first-place team will win $1,500 to help make its social venture plan a reality. The second-place winner ...

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