University of Idaho

Vierstra Enters Not Guilty Plea
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A 20-year-old southern Idaho man has pleaded not guilty to a felony rape charge in connection with an assault at the University of Idaho. Prosecutors say Jesse M. Vierstra, a former UI student, raped an 18-year-old freshman while he was visiting the school for homecoming..…
Twin Falls Man Accused of Rape Heads to Trial
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho judge has ruled that a 20-year-old Twin Falls man police say raped an 18-year-old University of Idaho freshman must face trial. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Latah County Magistrate John Judge at a preliminary hearing on Thursday ruled there is probabl…
Twin Falls Man Charged with Rape of UI Student
MOSCOW, ID - Moscow Police arrested a man Sunday for the alleged rape of a University of Idaho student on the Moscow campus. The suspect is 21-year-old Jesse Vierstra of Twin Falls and he is a former U of I student. He and the alleged victim attended a party on the 700 block of Nez Perce Drive on Sa…
UI Combat Ring Rot in Spuds
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho is reviving a group to fight a cyclical bacterial invasion that's attacked the state's potato fields with a ferocity not seen in a decade. First the good news: Bacterial ring rot isn't a public health risk...
UI Looking at Staff Pay
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho is launching a review into staff salaries with the goal of adopting more equitable and understandable compensation policies by next July. The study is being launched after a faculty group recently complained about hefty raises awarded to some adminis…
Another UI Student Falls from Frat House
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A University of Idaho student was injured when he fell from the roof of a fraternity house. Moscow Police Lt. Dave Lehmitz says 21-year-old Kurt Wrobel of California suffered facial fractures and other injuries when he landed on concrete at about 12:30 a...
UofI Freshman Drowns
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old University of Idaho freshman has drowned in Dworshak Reservoir. Authorities tell the Lewiston Tribune that Preston W. Vorhauer of Kamiah died Saturday afternoon trying to swim to a small island near the Freeman Creek Boat Launch during a fraternity camping…
UI Becomes Independent Team
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has approved letting the University of Idaho begin scheduling and playing college football as an independent. The board's 5-1 vote Friday also gives school administrators permission to explore membership in the Big Sky Conference for …
Law School Seeks State Funding
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho's plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval from the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse. The Moscow-based university is now offering third-year law course…
Judge to Hear Frat House Fall Case
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A 2nd District Court Judge in northern Idaho is scheduled on Wednesday to hear arguments concerning a request by the University of Idaho and Idaho State Board of Education to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a former student who fell from a fraternity house window...
Another U Of I Student Falls Out Of Window
Police say a teenager was hospitalized with internal chest injuries after falling from a fire escape at a fraternity house on the University of Idaho campus. Moscow Police Chief David Duke says the 19-year-old was climbing a fire escape ladder at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Saturday when he …