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University of Idaho moves commencement to Aug. 1

The University of Idaho president announced in an email Wednesday the 2020 commencement ceremony will be on Aug. 1, according to the university student newspaper, The Argonaut. C. Scott Green cited a survey that supported having a “simplified” event for the graduates and their families.

Jazz Fest to ring in 53rd year at UI

The University of Idaho kicks off its 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Friday with two days of workshops, music competitions and performances including Friday’s headliners, the vocal jazz group Vertical Voices.

Former University of Idaho official charged with additional child pornography counts

Ada County prosecutors have added 11 additional child pornography charges against a Boise man with deep ties to state politics and the University of Idaho. In early October, Martin “Marty” Peterson, 76, was charged with three felony counts of accessing/viewing sexually explicit images of minors. Prosecutors amended that number in mid-December from three to 14.

Targets set for cutting UI budget by $22 million

The University of Idaho’s Information Technology Services and units under the university’s provost, which includes academic programming, are expected to make the largest budget reductions as the UI tries to mitigate a shortfall expected to balloon to $22 million by 2022.

Washington, Idaho colleges bracing for ‘enrollment cliff’ in 2025

Colleges and universities across the United States are bracing for an “enrollment cliff” in about five years – the result of a downturn in birth rates after the Great Recession. Washington and Idaho are expected to fare well compared to other states, though schools in the region are rethinking their recruitment strategies.

Idaho college, university presidents announce tuition freeze

During a Boise-based news conference Thursday, the presidents of Idaho’s four-year institutions announced a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 school year for in-state undergraduate students. Nor will there be a fee increase.

UI opens voluntary furlough option

Employees at the University of Idaho will have the option to take as many as five days of voluntary furlough as the university works to reduce its current budget by $1 million, following a request from Gov. Brad Little.