The latest at NIC: A lawsuit, a warning letter, a series of no-confidence votes

It’s been a newsy few days at embattled North Idaho College — and none of the news is good.

‘(We) hope you will join us in person:’ U of I tweaks plans for spring semester

Nearly a month after four students were slain in an off-campus house, the University of Idaho said it will offer on-campus spring instruction in January, as originally planned. However, online options could also be expanded.

NIC places president on administrative leave

The moves came three days after a contentious trustees’ meeting — when Swayne balked at a hastily presented proposal to hire a new attorney, and trustees derailed Swayne’s plans to fill an administrative position.

Analysis: Familiar political turmoil clouds NIC’s ‘new dawn’

North Idaho College is facing an existential threat, as students continue to turn away. Enrollment fell below 4,300 this semester, after another 6% decrease. NIC hopes to grow enrollment to 5,000 next year; it’s been three years since the college hit this mark.

U of I to examine academic options following quadruple homicide

“We will do our best to meet the needs of all students,” said U of I President C. Scott Green Sunday evening. INSIDE: New details on the crime.

‘We cannot say there is no threat to the community:’ Police break silence on U of I slayings

Urging the public to remain vigilant, Moscow police chief James Fry said. “There’s still an individual out there who committed four horrible, horrible crimes.”

Police: ‘We have shared every piece of information that we can’ about student homicides

Police again said the University of Idaho students’ deaths appear to be a targeted attack — an assertion they have made repeatedly, but have never explained.

A few details slowly emerge in U of I student homicides

The four students were evidently stabbed “by an edged weapon such as a knife,” the Moscow Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. No weapon has been recovered, and no suspects are in custody.

Four U of I students dead in apparent homicides

Police identified the four victims late Monday morning. The investigation is continuing. The university canceled classes Monday.

Divided NIC board selects a new president

Nick Swayne is executive director of a Virginia-based higher education collaborative, and a University of Idaho alum. The North Idaho College board hired him on a 3-2 vote.