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Efforts to diagnose the problem of incivility are diverse and plentiful. There is a general perception—with some evidence to support—that ...

The post Memes, Tweets and Trolls appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Jen Schneider
Posted: November 30, 2017, 3:02 pm

Jaclyn Kettler’s article titled “How Democrats can build on their 2017 victories to win in 2018” was recently published by USAPP, the LSE Centre’s daily blog on American Politics and Policy. In it she reflects on Democrats’ recent gubernatorial victories in …

The post Kettler’s New Article Published by USAPP appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: November 28, 2017, 9:40 pm

Last September, as California lawmakers worked to wrap up their 2017 legislative session, the western electricity grid became a subject ...

The post Why Selling Wyoming Wind Depends on Trust appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Stephanie Lenhart
Posted: November 27, 2017, 7:01 am

In my overlapping spheres as an advocate for civic literacy and engagement and as a longtime journalist, I’ve encountered several ...

The post Civility is admirable and honorable. But it isn’t enough. appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Bill Manny
Posted: November 16, 2017, 2:56 pm

GAME OF THRONES CALLING OUT POLITICAL CLIMATE? Imagine you are sitting at home having just finished Sunday dinner when there ...

The post From the Fringe to the National Fabric appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Deana Brown
Posted: November 13, 2017, 7:01 am

Sun Valley Economic Development held its annual Summit last Wednesday, November 2 in Sun Valley, ID.  This year’s summit, National Trends – Local Responses, focused on critical factors the Sun Valley region needs to consider for future economic viability.  Idaho …

The post Sun Valley Economic Development appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: November 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

Pay for Success (PFS), a financing mechanism used to support evidenced-based social and environmental interventions, has recently been explored by the City of Boise. In 2016 Idaho Policy Institute’s (IPI) Assistant Director Vanessa Fry tested the feasibility of utilizing PFS …

The post Boise and IPI Discuss Pay For Success appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: November 8, 2017, 6:48 pm

Eva Rodriguez, a first generation Latina student at Boise State University, has been selected to serve on the prestigious Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Rodriguez will travel to Washington, D.C. in early November …

The post News: Boise State Political Science Senior Selected to Serve on National Council appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: November 7, 2017, 3:49 pm

Eva Rodriguez, a first generation Latina student at Boise State University, has been selected to serve on the prestigious Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Rodriguez will travel to Washington, D.C. in early November …

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Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: November 6, 2017, 10:05 pm

Brian Wampler was the lead author on three blog posts published by the Open Government Partnership. The posts were co-authored by Stephanie McNulty of Franklin and Marshall and Mike Touchton of the University of Miami. The Open Government Partnership is …

The post Brian Wampler In Action appeared first on Political Science.

Author: danielhopkins
Posted: November 6, 2017, 5:18 pm

The Mountain West is experiencing a population boom since the 2000 millennium. Idaho is no different – its population grew ...

The post Farm Land Conversion in the American West appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Monica Hubbard
Posted: November 6, 2017, 7:01 am

Justin Vaughn wrote an opinion article for the Idaho Statesman titled, “Is the Treasure Valley growing too fast? Half your neighbors think so.” In it Vaughn states that nearly 55 percent of Treasure Valley residents say the area is growing too …

The post Justin Vaughn Writes Article on Valley Growth appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: November 2, 2017, 8:45 pm

MY OPPONENT, NOT MY ENEMY These days, I look back fondly to a statement I heard Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) ...

The post My Opponent, Not My Enemy appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Stephanie Witt
Posted: November 2, 2017, 6:01 am

IPI Director Greg Hill was invited to participate in a panel titled “Engaging the Public Through Public Policy Centers” at the Coalitian of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) conference in Denver. The focus of the panel was building and employing …

The post Engaging the Public Through Public Policy Centers appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: October 30, 2017, 3:49 pm

A bumper sticker occasionally seen in the state of Idaho reads “Don’t California My Idaho” – a reference to the ...

The post Don’t California My Idaho? appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Jeffrey Lyons
Posted: October 30, 2017, 6:01 am

Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute, within the School of Public Service, teamed up with the City of Boise, Ada County and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for Voices of Youth Count, a first-of-its-kind national effort aimed at …

The post Data Released on Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Ada County appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:45 pm

News media has been pushed front and center in the national debate. However, long before the 2016 election season researchers ...

The post News Media and Social Problems appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Lane Kirkland Gillespie
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:01 am

Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds …

The post IPI Assistant Director Shares Results of Pre-K Research appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:29 pm

Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds …

The post Pre-K Research Shows Achievement in Benchmark Scores appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: vanessafry
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:56 pm

In August, The Guardian broadcast a video narrating the journey from Raqqa to Europe of a 20-year old Syrian refugee ...

The post How U.S. Policies Are Worsening the Global Refugee Crisis appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Steven Feldstein
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:01 am

Overwhelming numbers of refugees and the seeming suddenness with which they appear limit our ability to understand them. As a ...

The post Rethinking Refugees appeared first on The Blue Review.

Author: Nick Miller
Posted: October 9, 2017, 6:01 am

Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, participated in a panel discussion at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit in McCall, Idaho.  The panel, focused on housing solutions, discussed strategies for addressing the housing-related challenges facing Valley County, Adams County …

The post West Central Mountains Housing Solutions appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: October 4, 2017, 3:35 pm

Justin Vaughn was interviewed for a Reuters article titled “Pastors stand firm as Trump’s U.S. evangelical base weakens” about President Trump and his dwindling support among evangelicals. Vaughn’s quote was also was used in a New York Post article titled, …

The post Justin Vaughn Quoted in Reuters and New York Post Articles appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:41 pm

Justin Vaughn, director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics, editor of The Blue Review and an associate professor of political science, has been a busy man. He recently delivered a pair of presentations in Oslo, Norway that were …

The post Justin Vaughn Presents in Norway appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:31 pm

Gary Moncrief, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, will deliver a presentation hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University on Tuesday Oct. 2 titled “The State of the States in a State of Confusion.” In it he will discuss the current …

The post Gary Moncrief to Present at Rutgers University appeared first on Political Science.

Author: rileytaylor524
Posted: October 3, 2017, 9:18 pm

Interior Secretary Zinke invokes Teddy Roosevelt as model, but his public land policies don’t John Freemuth is the Executive Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. He receives funding from USGS and BLM. Original source: …

The post Dr. John Freemuth is quoted in the Conversation appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:52 pm

Are we seeing an end to Idaho’s ‘forest wars’? “For decades, Idaho seemed caught up in what Boise State University environmental policy professor John Freemuth coined the “forest wars.”.” Original source: Lewiston Morning Tribune, 9/27/17

The post Dr. John Freemuth was quoted in the Lewiston Morning Tribune appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:39 pm

Idaho set a goal to have 60 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Idahoans hold a college degree or certificate by … The post Lessons Learned appeared first on The Blue Review. Original Source: The Blue Review, 9/25/17

The post The Blue Review post, “Lessons Learned”, by Chris Birdsall appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 26, 2017, 2:48 pm

New Path Community Housing broke ground on Sept. 20 as Idaho’s first “Housing First” development. This project will provide housing and wrap around services for 40 people experiencing chronic homelessness and reduces the barriers of entry to housing. In 2016 …

The post IPI Research Serves as Catalyst for “Housing First” appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: cathescott
Posted: September 25, 2017, 3:19 pm

Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land … you don’t compromise environmental values,” said John Freemuth, a Boise State University environmental policy professor and public lands expert. “The article discusses agreements for logging and restoration projects on …

The post John Freemuth was quoted in an titled “Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land.” appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

Dr. Jennifer Stevens, a Boise State professor of the practice in Urban Studies and Community Development and History, will receive a 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and History. She will be honored for “Excellence in History.” Stevens …

The post Urban Studies Professor of the Practice Honored for Excellence in History appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:02 pm

Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese have published the second edition of their book, “Personal Conflict Management” (2018, Routledge). The book details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and …

The post Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese, published 2nd edition of “Personal Conflict Management” appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:14 pm

John Freemuth was quoted in a High Country News story titled “Trump administration erodes environmental protections.” Read the full article in the High Country News. Original source: Boise State UPDATE 9/13/17; High County News 9/11/17

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Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

“Boise State University President Bob Kustra will moderate a forum presented by the Idaho Environmental Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational association, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel. The forum, titled “The …

The post President Kustra to Moderate Politics of Protected Areas Forum appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:53 pm

Greg Raymond, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was interviewed by the Demostat Research Center in Belgrade on the relations between Serbia and NATO. Visit Demostat’s English page here: demostat.rs/en.

The post Greg Raymond appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: September 8, 2017, 6:05 pm

The Idaho Medical Group Management Association (Idaho MGMA) is a professional association of approximately 200 medical practice administrators and managers from a variety of medical practices and facilities throughout Idaho. As an affiliate of the national Medical Group Management Association …

The post MPA alumni, and IMGMA Executive Director, Steven Sumter, announces 2017 MGMA Conference appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 7:41 pm

Cecil Andrus receives an honorary doctorate from Boise State in 2004.   “Cecil D. Andrus, a Democrat, the only Idahoan elected four times as the state’s governor and the former Secretary of the Interior under President Jimmy Carter, has died …

The post Memorial Planned for Legendary Idaho Political Leader Cecil Andrus appeared first on Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 6:17 pm

John Freemuth’s 1991 publication, Islands Under Siege: National Parks and the Politics of External Threats, was referenced in a Science Magazine book critique titled “Another plea to protect America’s parks publishes in September. Will this one resonate?”You can read the …

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Author: twylaperkins
Posted: August 28, 2017, 6:03 pm

The School of Public Service is saddened to learn of the passing of Governor Cecil D. Andrus, who passed away Thursday evening. Governor Andrus, called “Idaho’s Greatest Governor” in a recent biography, made innumerable contributions to the State of Idaho …

The post School of Public Service Saddened by Passing of Governor Cecil D. Andrus appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 25, 2017, 3:07 pm

th Century. Idaho has elected only one statewide Democrat since he left office in 1995. Born in Hood River, Oregon on August 25, 1931, Andrus studied engineering at Oregon State University before enlisting in the United States Navy during the …

The post In Memoriam: Governor Cecil D. Andrus appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 25, 2017, 2:57 pm

Connecting the Dots: A response to Scott Yenor’s opinion piece in the Daily Signal by a concerned Boise State University colleague There is something here. This is not random. There is a reason that I was contacted by both colleagues …

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Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: August 14, 2017, 9:51 pm

Scott Yenor has an opinion piece in the Daily Signal titled, “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights.” Read the full piece here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/02/transgender-activists-seeking-undermine-parental-rights/

The post Scott Yenor appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:09 pm

Associate Professor Justin Vaughn and Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston, co-authored a piece about political scientists and the measurement of presidential greatness for the American Political Science Association. The piece was titled “Presidential Greatness and Political Science: Assessing the 2014 …

The post Justin Vaughn appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:08 pm

Ross Burkhart recently published an op-ed in the Idaho Statesman titled “How can people confuse Idaho and Iowa? They’re not even close.” The piece uses a political science data set to illustrate the differences between Idaho and Iowa. Read the …

The post Ross Burkhart Published in Idaho Statesman appeared first on Political Science.

Author: valeriehayes
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:06 pm

Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, assistant director at Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute, was invited to keynote the Working Women’s Lunch at the 2017 Idaho AFL-CIO Annual Convention in Lewiston. Ms. Fry’s talk to the 100+ delegates and guests focused on …

The post IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry Speaks at Idaho AFL-CIO Gathering appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:58 pm

Greg Hill, director of Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute and associate professor of Public Policy and Administration, presented at the 2017 Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference.  Dr. Hill shared current research being conducted at IPI and also spoke …

The post IPI Director Greg Hill Presents at Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:52 pm

The School of Public Service has added an additional advisor to better serve its growing student population. Brittany Sundell joins the School after nearly three years as a Resident Hall Director for Boise State Housing and Residence Life. “Brittany’s rich …

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Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:58 pm

Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a growing but frequently-hidden problem on college campuses nation-wide. While a national study has been completed on the issue, the Idaho Policy Institute …

The post Idaho Policy Institute surveys food insecurity on campus appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:44 pm

Food Insecurity on the Boise State Campus Over forty percent of Boise State students have experienced some form of food insecurity. Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a …

The post Are Students Hungry? appeared first on School of Public Service.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:48 pm

Idaho Policy Institute Director Greg Hill and assistant director Vanessa Fry recently attended the 2017 annual conference of the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (CUPSO) at the University of Delaware. The conference took place from April 19-21 in Newark, Delaware …

The post Idaho Policy Institute staff attend public service organization conference in Delaware appeared first on Idaho Policy Institute.

Author: jamesmunkres
Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:30 pm