BSU President Bob Kustra will retire in June 2018. In a Nov. 17, 2017 interview, he said Boise State University's growth and transformation over the years is perhaps his proudest achievement. He said he wishes he had been more effective at changing how Idaho universities are funded - for years, he's said he believes BSU is shortchanged.
Sports is "an enormous investment" for Boise State University, but one that has paid off for the school as a whole, said BSU President Bob Kustra. "That Fiesta Bowl of 2007 really gave us a set of strategies on how we could take the rest of the university on the national stage that football took us in that year." Kustra plans to retire in June 2018. He spoke Nov. 17, 2017, two days after announcing those retirement plans.
BSU President Bob Kustra speaks Nov. 17, 2017, about the decision to cut the school's wrestling program and establish a baseball team instead. "While I know there's many wrestling advocates out there, they can't compete with America's national pastime," he said. His comments came during an interview two days after he announced he will retire in June 2018.
Finals week kicked off at Boise State University on May 1, but it's not all studying and stress. The university had a group of therapy dogs come to the quad to help students relax and enjoy themselves.
Members of the Afro-Black Student Alliance share their thoughts about vandalism done to their float celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement before the Boise State homecoming parade Oct. 15. This video was released Oct. 19.
Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho shares his thoughts about and several photos of the University Christian Church on the Boise State Campus. The mid-century church will be torn down to make room for the university's Honor College. Photos used in this video were provided by Preservation Idaho.
Brian Jackson, assistant professor at Boise State's Department of Physics, is using crowdfunding to help the restore the observatory with a new 16-inch telescope. The observatory was built in 1977 atop the Science and Education building on campus.
Excerpted Idaho House testimony: Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, speaks during an attempt March 21, 2018, to force a vote on health insurance aid for Idaho's most sick and working poor residents. The bill was sent back to a House committee for the second time in the session. Perry is also running for Congress; this is her last term in the Legislature.
The Sacramento Police Department has released helicopter footage of the Stephon Clark shooting where officers fatally shot the unarmed black man who was holding his cellphone in his grandparents' backyard.
WARNING: Graphic content. This is the view from camera 2 of the shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, by Sacramento police in his grandparents’ backyard. The shooting occurs after the 8-minute mark.
Protesters interrupt Idaho House floor business on March 21, 2018. The protesters, in the House gallery, were escorted out of the room. The crowd sought action on a proposal to aid health insurance coverage for Idaho's most sick and its working poor. House cameras remained focused on lawmakers.
Austin police say that a suspect in the package bombings that have terrorized the city this month has died after detonating an explosive device as SWAT team members closed in on him near Interstate 35 on Wednesday.