Salman Rushdie is a British Indian writer whose fourth novel "The Satanic Verses," published in 1988 forced him into hiding after Iranian leaders issued a fatwa - essentially a death sentence - against Rushdie.
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It’s no secret that young voters are less likely to vote than older voters. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in every presidential election since 1964, 18-to 24-year-olds voted at lower rates than all other age groups. In the last mid-term election, 21.3 percent of 18-to 24-year-olds voted. The number was almost three times higher for those 65 and over.
Boise State University has more students this fall than it did fall 2013, but Idaho State University and the University of Idaho have fewer. All three of Idaho’s public universities saw substantial growth during the height of the Great Recession. But for the last few years the trend has been declining enrollment.
Total enrollment – 22,259
Idaho’s largest public university grew by a little more than 1 percent after two years of declining enrollment.
After several weeks of reported prowler sightings on and around the Boise State University campus, officials will host an information session Wednesday for those in the campus community who may be concerned with their safety.
The university announced the forum in an email Tuesday morning. Police again investigated calls early Tuesday regarding suspicious people on and around campus. A prowler has been reported in women's bedrooms.
Boise State University officials say they will change their on-campus event policies after facing a possible lawsuit from private legal organizations.
The Idaho Freedom Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho had accused the university of violating the First Amendment after it charged a student organization security fees for a gun-rights event earlier this year.
University officials had already reimbursed the students $465 but they say will now suspend the policies that allow them to charge for enhanced security.
A Boise State University professor is trying to solve a historical mystery.
Darryl Butt is trying to figure out who was buried in an Egyptian sarcophagus. Butt, however, is not an archeologist or historian. He’s a materials scientist and associate director of Idaho’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies. He mostly works with nuclear fuels. Butt says his involvement started with a chance meeting with someone from the Walters Museum in Maryland.
Boise State opens its home football schedule Saturday night at Albertsons Stadium. The game vs. Colorado State marks the first time fans entering the stadium will be required to walk through metal detectors.
The university has purchased nearly $200,000 worth of equipment to help beef up security.
Greg Hahn, a university spokesman, says Idaho’s recent change in campus gun laws led Boise State to make the move.
Most Idaho kids went back to school this week, meaning for many, a return to school lunches. Food in public schools has changed significantly since new federal nutrition guidelines were passed in 2010.
Boise State University researcher Julia Oxford has won a $10 million grant to create a Center for Biomedical Research, making it the largest grant in the university’s history. Boise State President Bob Kustra made the announcement in his annual state of the university speech Wednesday.
Idaho’s public universities Wednesday told the State Board of Education what programs and degrees they’re ready to cut, which could lead to job layoffs. All four of Idaho’s four-year universities reported on a yearlong evaluation known as program prioritization. This was a requirement from the state board aimed at cost cutting.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation urging Boise State University to reconsider its on-campus event policies.
Earlier this month, IFF officials said they were willing to pursue all options, including a lawsuit, against BSU unless the school revises its event polices. The IFF objects to the way school officials handled a Second Amendment rights event in May.
Boise State University says it has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the American Athletic Conference as a negotiated exit fee, ending long-running litigation.
In 2011, Boise State had planned to become a football-only member of the Big East conference, as it was called then. But after the conference broke apart Boise State chose to keep most of its sports teams in the Mountain West Conference.
Boise State's negotiated exit fee to the American Athletic Conference means both parties have agreed to drop their lawsuits.
On July 1, people with concealed weapons permits can carry their firearms right onto the campus of Boise State, and any other state-run college or university in Idaho. This state is the seventh to allow “campus carry.”
The State Board of Education unanimously approved Monday pay increases for three Idaho university presidents.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that presidents of Boise State University and Idaho State University will receive 5 percent raises starting Sunday. The Lewis-Clark State College president will receive a 3 percent pay increase.
The raises follow performance evaluations conducted in May.
BSU President Bob Kustra's salary will become $371,000, up from his current annual salary of about $353,000.
Tuesday morning, Boise State University students will speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. They’ll get to ask the crew 20 questions. It’s all part of BSU’s Space Symposium.
All semester, BSU Space Broncos have been engaging with NASA, chatting online and taking part in the space agency’s research and programs. That work is culminating with a live chat with NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio.