Idaho university backs Black Lives Matter effort with leftist ‘resources’

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Higher Education Leave a Comment

Public money should never be used to support a political agenda. Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening at the University of Idaho, which decided to explicitly provide backing for the most radical elements of the controversial Black Lives Matter program.  A university vice provost emailed students this week to announce the school’s “series of Black Lives Matter events” “where discussions surrounding …

BSU prof uses university email to encourage support for group that wants to defund police, end capitalism

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A Boise State University assistant professor used her publicly-funded email account and access to students’ contact information to raise funds for a group that seeks to end capitalism and defund police nationwide.  The assistant professor, Les Hutchinson Campos, also offered students tips for protesting without getting caught or injured. She promised additional help to students if they asked. “I’m just …

How to guarantee higher college tuition costs

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By Scott Yenor | Special to Idaho Freedom Foundation College costs continue to rise. Columbia, the nation’s tuition leader this past academic year, has seen its price tag climb yet again, to about $60,000 annually for tuition alone, bringing its total annual cost to over $75,000, when counting room and board. Ivy League schools are not alone. For two generations, …

Credit Little with containing costs after Kustra’s expensive years at BSU

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Former Boise State University President Bob Kustra says he can’t understand why Gov. Brad Little has decided to keep a lid on state spending even as the economy is growing. “Someone has left the control room of state government, and the autopilot is off course,” Kustra groaned in a recent column.  Though Kustra is confused, it doesn’t require much brain …

Help Idaho’s colleges and students by freezing tuition

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Gov. Brad Little’s preemptive “spending reset,” to rein in state spending before the next economic downturn, is a good start to help Idaho taxpayers who could use a break from a decade of a growing state government. But other taxpayers—Idaho’s increasingly put-upon college and university students—also need relief. That relief can be achieved if Little and lawmakers decide this winter …

Idaho welcomes diversity, but not the social justice version of it

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About a hundred descendants of David and Yetta Cohen gathered for a family reunion in Georgia earlier this summer. Over the span of a few days, my aunts, uncles, and cousins, mostly Jews who live on the east coast, questioned me about Idaho, the state I’ve called home for nearly 25 years. Their curiosities were mostly about, in no particular …