BSU’s Tromp should lead by example, cut her own pay and benefits

Fred Birnbaum Articles, Higher Education Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Boise State University President Marlene Tromp announced a plan to inflict pay cuts and furloughs on all athletic department employees who earn more than $40,000 annually.  The school is reeling from the loss of football revenue after the Mountain West Conference canceled its season in August. The school, Tromp revealed recently, could be out more than $20 million …

More Idaho government institutions get behind Black Lives Matter

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Higher Education Leave a Comment

Two months ago I wrote about how the University of Idaho had lent support to the Marxist Black Lives Matter, devoting a full webpage of “resources,” which includes mostly leftist propaganda. Since then, more of the university’s colleges have launched their own websites and issued their own statements dedicated to — and in support of — the cause.  And the …

Kustra attacks conservatives, IFF to deflect from his poor record

Fred Birnbaum Articles, Education, Higher Education Leave a Comment

Former BSU President Bob Kustra’s recent commentary spoke of “[t]aking back Idaho from its fringe politics.” Kustra took aim at legislators he deems extreme and the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Kustra’s examples of fringe politics included: Questioning the science behind the public health district’s mask mandates; supporting legislation that banned biological males from competing in female sports; and, not supporting the …

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

Dustin Hurst Articles, Higher Education, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Education, Higher Education Leave a Comment

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, …