News Blog: Campus Life

C of I begins fundraiser to repair clock tower

On November 30, 1990, Boise philanthropist Velma Morrison pressed a button to personally sound the chimes on a new landmark for The College of Idaho’s quadrangle — the Velma Morrison Centennial Clock Tower, where students still meet and pass by on a regular basis.

C of I prepares for 2017 Welcome Week

The long, hot summer is coming to an end on The College of Idaho’s campus. In a matter of days, new students from all over the world will pour into the Morrison Quadrangle, ready to take their first steps as the Class of 2021. But before they get to work in the classroom, the first-year students will enjoy the traditional festivities of Welcome Week.

How active are C of I students?

The college student. They sit in class, eat top ramen and manage to go through four years of consistent sleep deprivation, walking around campus like zombies. At least, that is what some people believe.

But college students might get more sleep and be more active than perception would indicate—at least students at The College of Idaho.

Have a Seat: The History of Professor Howard Berger’s Bench

It can be seen from just about any spot near Morrison Quadrangle on The College of Idaho campus. Faded purple paint curls off weathered wood slats. The bench could use a good sanding and a fresh coat 

“I’d like it to look decent,” Professor Howard Berger says. “You know, the old redwood stuff I like. This looks too corny.”

Faded paint or otherwise, Berger has been sitting at his bench as long as he can remember—virtually since he began teaching history at The College of Idaho in 1982. It just “became a way of life.”