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Boise State Diversity Controversy

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Last week, a group of 28 state lawmakers in Idaho sent Boise State University’s newly minted president a letter targeting the school’s diversity programs. The letter says the programs create “unnecessary costs.” Democratic lawmakers fired back with their own letter to Boise State President Marlene Tromp, who started her new role July 1. Democrats argue multicultural events and programs “celebrate diversity and drive academic success.” Now, a group of students is planning a rally in support of the programs caught up in the controversy. Idaho Matters goes in-depth on the issue.

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.