Friday, February 17, 2012

'Flagship' Removed From U of I's Mission Statement

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 8:58 AM

The website and collateral materials of the University of Idaho state that the university "is the state's flagship and land-grant research university," but as of late Thursday, that's only half right.

Idaho's State Board of Education voted unanimously to remove "flagship" from the U of I's mission statement, in spite of university President Duane Nellis' insistance that the removal could have "negative conntations."

Additionally, the school board approved a new mission statement for Boise State, nixing the university's request to use the phrase "providing leadership in academics, research and civic engagement."

The approved statement will say that Boise State offers "an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity."

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