higher education

Higher ed received $72.9 million for buildings: Where will the money go?

But the money will leave some work unfunded — and leave the colleges and universities scurrying to cover their remaining costs.

Analysis: NIC pays a high price for dysfunction and discord

When North Idaho College made a written case to regional accreditors, it carried an appropriate air of desperation. It’s not an exaggeration to say the 90-year-old college faces an existential, self-inflicted threat.

JFAC approves a higher ed budget — despite sharp divisions on priorities

The budget could still defund 56 diversity, equity and inclusion positions. And it might not be enough to head off a tuition increase.

NIC trustees agree to reinstate Swayne

Nick Swayne is back at the helm at the embattled community college. But In a divided vote, trustees voted to keep interim president Gregory South on paid leave.

Judge orders NIC trustees to reinstate Swayne

The Friday evening order leaves the NIC with two presidents on the payroll — and opens a new round of turmoil, as a regional panel considers pulling the beleaguered community college’s accreditation.

Analysis: Scott Yenor appears to have the national stage he craves

The political science professor’s longterm status at Boise State University is unclear. His place in the higher education “woke wars” appears certain.

First-ever Elgin Baylor college scholarship winner announced

Senior Nimo Abdi of Capital High School plans to pursue a career in microbiology research. 

‘No additional chances:’ NIC faces another threat to accreditation

“(NIC’s board of trustees) fails to sufficiently appreciate the jeopardy it is placing the institution in with respect to the welfare and viability of the institution,” the head of a regional accreditation board wrote Thursday.

Yenor takes a Florida-based job with a conservative think tank

However, the polarizing political science professor remains on the Boise State University faculty.

A fading dream: The realities of a DACA recipient reaching adulthood

University of Idaho senior Monica Carrillo-Casas wants to be an American journalist but her work status is in limbo, though she has lived in Idaho 22 of her 23 years. Here is her story, in her words.