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Seniors set to graduate this spring at Boise State University will not get the chance to walk across stage. University officials announced Wednesday they’re preparing for a digital commencement ceremony in May. Frankie Barnhill has more.

 


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Beginning Monday, March 16, Boise State has moved to online-only instruction for its nearly 30,000 students, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Idaho's other public colleges and universities are expected to shift coursework to online-only in the coming days.

Boise State University says four students from South Korea participating in a school program are in self-isolation for 14 days in Boise. The school in a statement Thursday says the students cleared a health screening for the new coronavirus after arriving in Seattle on Monday. The virus causes the disease called COVID-19. School spokesman Greg Hahn says the four students are staying in an apartment in a complex owned by the university. He says they're able to take classes online.

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The Narrative TV Initiative is a Boise State University program that gives students real world experience in the television production process through the creation from start to finish of a show. 

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Picture books aren’t just for kids, especially not when they’re made by Scott Samuelson. 

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Graduate students spend years researching and writing about one single topic. They leave university with knowledge and information many people will never understand. And that’s a problem — a problem an unusual competition seeks to solve.

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In 2019, 26,000 Idahoans 65 and older were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Now, new research suggests that drugs being tested to stop that disease are not working. Some scientists say 30 years of past research on what causes the illness may be all wrong. Some of that research is coming out of Boise State University.

 


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Value-based healthcare is designed to incentivize high quality care to Medicare patients. The goal is to help lower and middle income families receive high quality care without private insurance. As more providers move toward this model, Boise State University is launching a certificate program in January to train folks in the healthcare industry. We learn more from the program's director. 

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In 1600, a Basque-born nun named Catalina de Erauso escaped the nunnery in Spain where they lived and began to dress as a man. They boarded a ship to South America where they spent 17 years fighting as a male conquistador. De Erauso returned to Spain where both the king and the pope gave them permission to live openly as a transgender man. This unbelievable story is the subject of a 17th Century Spanish play based on real events. Boise State professor Mac Test is translating the play to English, and joins Idaho Matters.

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After Republicans blasted Boise State University’s diversity programs this past summer, state lawmakers from both parties squared off in a debate Tuesday night on the issue.


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Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) refuses to answer questions about President Donald Trump, a legislator pushes to defund Boise State University, and a new Boise City Council debate. The Reporter Roundtable recaps these headlines and more on Idaho Matters.

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Boise State University's Blue Sky Institute is holding its annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit on October 8. This year's summit will take place after Idaho lawmakers sent a letter criticizing diversity initiatives to newly minted university President Marlene Tromp took office. We talk with the organizers of the summit -- which is in its 5th year -- about what they hope this year's event does for the community.

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Dust devils — those updrafts of rotating air you see in parking lots or in the desert — have been studied by scientists since the mid-19th century. But this science has seen a resurgence since the 1970’s when we started sending spacecraft to mars, where dust devils have been found in abundance. We talk with a Boise State University professor who hopes to learn more about the devils on the red planet by looking closer at the phenomenon in the high desert of Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho. 

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Does where you live affect how you donate to political campaigns? That was the question Boise State assistant professor Jaclyn Kettler asked in her new study. The results are out in the August edition of the “Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.” She looked at how more than 7,000 people donated in a U.S. House election. Then they looked again after those people had moved somewhere else. Did their donating habits change?

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When Idaho’s State Board of Education announced this spring that Marlene Tromp would be the next president of Boise State University, the crowd at the Stueckle Sky Center erupted in applause. After more than a year-long search, the university would have a new leader. 

  • Boise State's new president stops by for a chat.
  • New study looks into public perceptions of red flag laws. 
  • How do you keep drones from flying into each other?

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Idaho House Majority Leader Mike Moyle used a provocative analogy in his repeated criticism of diversity programs at Boise State University.

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Boise Mayor Dave Bieter says his advocacy for installing facial recognition technology at City Hall and City Hall West comes as a response to city employees who say they're concerned for their safety.


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For the past week, the partisan debate has intensified regarding diversity and inclusion programs at Boise State University. A group of 28 Republican Idaho House members have openly criticized such programs, while a group of 21 Democratic members of the Idaho Legislature have voiced their support for the university's efforts of inclusion.

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What happens when you give organic produce to pregnant women for six months? Until now, no one had tried it. A new Boise State study shows women who ate organic produce had lower pesticide metabolites in their urine than women who ate regular fruits and vegetables. Gemma Gaudette digs into the study.

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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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Some Boise State students are preparing a rally at the Idaho Statehouse on Saturday. It comes in response to a letter from GOP lawmakers asking the school's new president to stop certain programs and celebrations for minority students. Gemma Gaudette talks to one student who wants to keep the programs running.

  • Boise State diversity controversy.
  • Summer heat and homeless families in Boise.
  • Time for warthogs, hyenas, baboons and Nile crocodiles.

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  • Inmate labor and "convict leasing."
  • Stargazing with Maki Jackson.
  • A “lightbulb moment” for Higher Education.

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A group of young African leaders is at Boise State for more than a month of intensive training. This is the Mandela Washington Fellowship, where they take college courses and leadership training while networking at colleges around the country. We talk to a pair of fellows in the program about what they are learning.

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