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Board approves UI law program request with caveat

The University of Idaho’s plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval Aug. 16 from the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse. ...

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New federal study makes case for student loan relief (access required)

A new federal study recommends changes in consumer protection and bankruptcy law to provide relief for Americans saddled with a share of the country’s $1 trillion in student loan debt, largely blaming private lenders for the problem. “Too many student ...

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State agency says school laptop program on track

State officials negotiating to supply every high school teacher and student with a laptop under Idaho’s contested education reforms report that they’re still on track to get the program started this fall — even after hitting a snag last month. ...

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NNU partnering on Chinese studies program

Northwest Nazarene University will offer Chinese language and culture classes in its new Center for Chinese Studies starting in August. NNU will have three instructors from China come to Idaho for two years and offer language and culture classes in ...

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UI rejects $1M settlement offer in fraternity fall

A $1 million settlement offer to end a lawsuit by the family of a former University of Idaho student seriously injured in a 2009 fall from a fraternity house window has been rejected by the school and the Idaho State ...

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Larger library, encouraged by accreditor, to anchor building for CWI (access required)

A building getting under way for the College of Western Idaho will enable the school to enlarge its library according to an accrediting body’s recommendation and accommodate growing enrollment. CWI is accredited through a memorandum of understanding with the College ...

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National Labor Relations Board to rule if university faculty fall under NLRA (access required)

The National Labor Relations Board is accepting briefs in a case considering whether university faculty members seeking to unionize are considered employees and thus covered by the National Labor Relations Act, or whether they are managerial and thus excluded from ...

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Cassia Regional Technology Center duo heads to Ford HQ for competition (access required)

A pair of graduating high school seniors from southern Idaho is headed to Michigan in June for a national auto skills competition that has already won them thousands of dollars in scholarships. Taylor Grisham and Slade Beck, both 18, won ...

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BSU sports rank 62nd in revenue (access required)

The Boise State University Broncos brought in $37.5 million in revenues in the 2011 fiscal year, an 82 percent increase from 2006. The Broncos ranked 62nd among public institutions in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, according to data gathered by ...

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C of I hopes football will boost profile, fundraising (access required)

The College of Idaho Coyotes are planning to play football in Caldwell in 2014, and the private liberal arts college expects the return to the gridiron will attract Treasure Valley students and some fundraising money. The Yotes disbanded their football ...

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