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President Borst publishes Idaho Statesman Op-Ed

College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst recently published a guest opinion piece in the Idaho Statesman. The article focused on the College's recent decision to adopt a test-optional admission policy. Click here to read the Op-Ed on the Idaho Statesman's website, or see the full article below.


Test-optional format is good for College of Idaho, students  

By Charlotte Borst, President, The College of Idaho

This day in C of I history: In the trenches of WWI

From the Nov. 16, 1916 issue of the Coyote comes insight into life inside the trenches of the Great War from Andrew Bennett Thompson, who attended the C of I from 1914-1915. The son of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Andrew was born in Hwangyen, a province of Chekiang, China while his parents were missionaries. He enlisted with the 72nd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vancouver in September 1915, and crossed to England with that unit in April of the following year.

C of I prints special 125th anniversary issue of Quest

The College of Idaho’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary year continues with its publishing of the fall 2015 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue is a special “C of I 125” edition in recognition of the College’s 125-year history of excellence.

C of I takes part in Caldwell Youth Forum

On a brisk September day, students from Vallivue, Caldwell, COSSA and Canyon Springs high schools descended upon The College of Idaho campus for the Caldwell Youth Forum, a one-day event aimed to provide training on how to make positive changes in their personal lives and high schools.

“We are getting these students to recognize their element of self-worth, who they are, and that they have a voice,” said C of I ski coach Ron Bonneau, chairman of the Caldwell Youth Forum.

C of I’s Mike Safford honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.

C of I honored by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

National recognition for The College of Idaho continues to accumulate as the new school year gets under way. The C of I has once again been named one of America’s top academic institutions, this time by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2016 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, released today by U.S. News & World Report, put the Caldwell private college at No. 169. The annual rankings are based upon graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other key indicators of academic quality.

C of I ranked No. 8 in the nation for value

The College of Idaho is the No. 8 school in the nation for its combination of academic quality and economic value, according to the website College Factual. The C of I earned “A” grades in the “Value for Your Money” category, ranking No. 8 nationally, No. 2 in the Rocky Mountain Region and No. 1 in Idaho.

President Borst launches ‘Charlotte’s Webcast’

Coming to you live from The College of Idaho campus, it’s the premiere of “Charlotte’s Webcast,” a new video series on the C of I YouTube channel ( In the first episode, viewers can get to know C of I President Charlotte Borst better as she talks about the latest C of I happenings and explains what it feels like to be the first woman president of the College.

C of I publishes summer issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has printed the summer 2015 issue of its award-winning ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The summer issue has a theme of “Diversity,” celebrating the many different people, places, cultures and ideas that have comprised the C of I campus for 125 years.

C of I named to Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges”

The College of Idaho was again named one of the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges. In recent years, the C of I has been an annual inclusion in the book, which serves as The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.