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
The smallest player on the court came up huge in the 200th installment of the Mayor’s Cup men’s basketball rivalry series.
College of Idaho junior point guard Emanuel Morgan racked up 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, spearheading a second-half rally as the Yotes recaptured the Mayor’s Cup trophy with a 75-71 victory over Northwest Nazarene University in front of a capacity crowd of 2,400 inside J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
In the 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the wholesome Jefferson Smith gets picked as the replacement for a recently deceased senator. Smith, who has no background in politics, says “I can’t but help feeling that there’s been a big mistake somehow.”
College of Idaho freshman Ismael Fernandez had the same feeling when, upon the closing of election booths on the first Tuesday of November, results showed he had won a seat on the Wilder City Council.
“I thought, ‘there has to be a mistake,’” Fernandez said.
Resident assistant. Cross-country runner. Swimmer. International Student Organization member. College of Idaho junior Emily Hawgood wears many hats across campus. And this month, Hawgood’s reputation as a community member who will go the extra mile (or extra 140.6 miles when completing an Ironman triathlon race) earned her C of I Student Affairs Leadership, Integrity and Service Award winner.
The College of Idaho is known both for its diversity and active student involvement, with more than 40 organized clubs on campus. New clubs are formed every year, and this fall, the C of I welcomed its newest—and possibly most unique—organization, the Arabic-Hebrew Club.
Jef Petersen ’04 is bringing his new play, An Elaborate System of Ropes and Pulleys, to the Langroise Center Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. for one performance. The show is free but a small donation, if you’re able, to help cover some of the travel expenses for the troupe, is appreciated.
At The College of Idaho, more than one-third of the student population participates in varsity athletics, while nearly 10 percent of students are international. And, on occasion, these two distinctive C of I populations intersect.
Such is the case this year on the Coyote men’s soccer team, where international players Joao Cardoso (Brazil) and Zuva Donduro (Mozambique) contributed both on the field and culturally for the Cascade Conference tournament qualifiers.
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.
The Treasure Valley community will experience the holiday magic and wonder of the world’s most beloved ballet when Caldwell Fine Arts and the Eugene Ballet Company present TheNutcracker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.1 inside The College of Idaho's Jewett Auditorium.