Boise State diversity and inclusion

Boise State University

In July, 28 GOP Idaho house members sent a letter to Boise State University criticizing the school’s diversity and inclusion programs at the school. Now, Boise State’s College Republicans and Young Democrats are sponsoring a forum with legislators about the issue. Presidents of the student politcal clubs join Idaho Matters to preview the event next Tuesday, October 22  which will take place in the Simplot Ballroom.

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

Office of the Mayor of Boise

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.

Boise State University

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.