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CSI close to breaking ground on $8 million tech building (access required)

The College of Southern Idaho expects to soon take bids on a new building that will put many of its technology programs under one roof. The $8.5 million Applied Technology and Innovation Center is targeted to open for classes in ...

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Refugee training group will move to larger quarters (access required)

Create Common Good, a Boise-based nonprofit organization that trains refugees and others who need assistance, is moving its food production operations out of its borrowed quarters in a downtown church to a 3,600-square-foot industrial space on Federal Way. The group ...

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Universities putting IGEM money to use

An effort to leverage Idaho research universities’ brainpower into new technologies and companies is only a few months old, but the schools are making progress that should help Idaho businesses in the future. Idaho lawmakers created the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial ...

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BSU joining Big West for non-football sports (access required)

With Boise State University’s football team set to join the Big East Conference for football, most of its other sports teams will look toward the other coast, joining the Big West Conference in July 2013. “Boise State’s membership in the ...

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Applications to University of Idaho College of Law drop 16 percent (access required)

Applications to Idaho’s public law school dropped sharply this year, a decline seen at law schools around the country. Dean Don Burnett said 595 people applied to enter the Moscow law school this year, down from 663 the year before. ...

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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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