University of Idaho

drinking on campus
8:01 am
Sat August 17, 2013

U-Idaho Cracks Down on Low GPAs, Frat Parties

The University of Idaho is prepared to expel low-performing students and require permits for frat parties as part of an effort to curb underage drinking.

The announcement from the university in Moscow comes on the heels of a similar set of measures proposed just across the border at Washington State University in Pullman.

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Education and history
10:08 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Opium U? University of Idaho gets big collection of opium pipes

Donor Steven Martin and UI curator Priscilla Wegars hold antique opium pipes. Photo by Tom Banse

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 3:23 pm

MOSCOW, Idaho - The "world's most comprehensive collection" of opium smoking paraphernalia has a new home; it's at the University of Idaho. A writer and collector, originally from San Diego, donated the exquisite antiques.

It's taking weeks to carefully unpack and catalogue all the opium smoking implements and accessories. Collector Steven Martin estimates he donated at least 1,000 pieces... ceramic opium pipe bowls, ornamented heating lamps, traveling kits, scrapers, old photographs and mug shots.

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Transportation
9:52 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Federal grant money supports critical transportation studies

Grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund ongoing studies looking at critical transportation issues in the Northwest.

Transportation issues affect all of us, whether it’s simply wondering why that red traffic light is blinking, or wondering why the commuter traffic is jammed up again. It’s these kinds of issues, both national and regional in scope, which will be addressed by universities around the Northwest with the help of grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Business
9:27 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Agriculture industry 'Tremendous Force' in Idaho economy

Agriculture is a tremendous force in shaping the Idaho economy, according to John Hammel, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho. Hammel told state budget writers Wednesday that the industry’s strength comes from its diversity.

“It is tremendously diverse, with over 150 commodities grown statewide, and has a growing livestock sector, which is led by dairy production. This diversity minimizes the impact to Idaho from a downturn in any particular agricultural sector,” says Hammel.

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Gun Ban
11:02 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Judge upholds gun ban at UI

A state judge has ruled in favor of the University of Idaho in a lawsuit filed challenging the university's guns on-campus policy.

The lawsuit was filed in January by Aaron Tribble, a law student at the UI, who was challenging the university's restrictions against firearms in university housing. The policy does not allow loaded weapons, including conceal carry, on campus.

Tribble argued that the ban on firearms infringed on his constitutional rights.

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Other News
12:34 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

University of Idaho releases safety report from independent panel

The independent panel investigating safety and security policies at the University of Idaho in the wake of the murder of graduate student Katy Benoit in August says the university’s plans in those areas are comprehensive.

The panel was convened by UI President Duane Nellis to review the university’s safety and security policies as they relate to the safety of students, faculty, and staff. The panel has found that the university’s policies are complete and comprehensive but is making several suggestions.

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Teaching methods
12:44 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Zombies: Using pop culture's fascination as a teaching tool

Using our cultural fascination with zombies as a teaching tool is catching on.
Andrew Becraft Flickr

Educators around the country are tapping into the interest in zombies in popular culture as a means to reach students. One such place using the teaching tool is the University of Idaho.

Last week on the UI's Moscow campus there was a public lecture called "Zombies and International Politics." It was delivered by Tufts University professor Dan Drezner, who says zombies work as a metaphor for current global concerns.

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University of Idaho
4:05 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

911 call released in murder of UI graduate student; memorials planned

Friends and family of University of Idaho graduate student Kathryn Benoit, who was killed Monday night in Moscow, are planning memorial observances, as the investigation into her death continues.

When the 22 year old Benoit was killed by multiple gunshots outside her residence in Moscow Monday night, her roommates called 911:

911 AUDIO: “Can you tell me exactly what happened?” “I don’t know. We were in the house cooking and we heard shots.”

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