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NYC of I: Students give back in the Big Apple

The temperature hung around 25 degrees as Zoe Roberts and two other College of Idaho students stood for 12 hours in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, smashed like the cream filling in an Oreo. They had no food. They had no water. They couldn’t leave to go to the bathroom. 

Survival mode kicked in.

The family standing next to them had brought food. When they were done eating, they freed up their hands by tossing the bags to the ground.

C of I president publishes Idaho Statesman Op-Ed

C of I President Marv Henberg recently had a guest opinion piece published in the Idaho Statesman. In the article, President Henberg points out the value of a private, liberal arts education at The College of Idaho—which remains highly affordable and accessible in spite of the widely-held belief that private education is cost-prohibitive. Click here to see the piece on the Statesman's website, or read on.

C of I students launch Smash Bros. Nintendo club

Shots were fired and punches thrown Thursday night as a massive brawl broke out inside the basement of Anderson Hall on The College of Idaho campus. It was a melee of students employing swords, baseball bats and fireball gloves to demolish one another.

Fortunately, no one suffered any injuries—unless you count hurt pride. That’s because the fighting took place within the world of Super Smash Bros., a popular Nintendo game.

‘Pen’itentiary: C of I students delve into incarceration through literature

Buzzzzzzz. The metal door opened and a crowd of College of Idaho students cascaded through the concrete-casted hallway into Cell Block A — maximum security.

“Can they see our faces?” one of the girls asked a sheriff’s deputy.

C of I researchers study wide-reaching effects of climate change

“Greegor Peak is probably witnessing climate change,” jokes Dr. David Greegor, speaking of the Antarctic mountain that is named after him.

Greegor, a visiting Biology professor at The College of Idaho, had the peak named after him in the early 1970s while working on an Antarctic research team. As a research associate and curator of herpetology at the College’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Greegor, who also has a background in ecology and watershed planning, currently is studying how climate change impacts lizard populations.

C of I Yote earns No. 1 seed in CCC Mascot Challenge

The second annual Cascade Conference Mascot Challenge is under way, and The College of Idaho Coyote is off to a strong start after a narrow defeat in last year’s semifinals.

The Yote racked up 223 first-round votes to earn the No. 1 seed in next week’s quarterfinals. The Yote competes on Friday, Jan. 30, for a chance to move on to the semifinals. Be sure to check the C of I Facebook page and the Coyote Athletics Facebook page so you can get your votes in!

C of I professor speaks at first ever TEDx Boise

Polish your teeth with a dry washcloth. Never put anything into your mouth that’s white. Those are just a couple of the sayings Diane Raptosh remembers hearing from her mother while growing up.

Last Friday, The College of Idaho alumna and English professor shared those sayings and more as she had the honor to speak at the first ever TEDx Boise event.

That’s the craic: Student study abroad experiences

On his second day in Northern Ireland, Lucas Morse found himself in a pub sipping on a dark pint of Guinness, standing alone, looking out of place.

So he introduced himself to a couple of guys in the pub. Guys who, it turns out, were boxers.

“The one guy looked like someone bit one of his ears off,” Morse said.

The conversation eventually turned to politics, and the boxers asked Morse his opinion on Margaret Thatcher, the controversial former prime minister of the United Kingdom. He tried to answer in the most neutral way possible. Tried to. 

College of Idaho honors Fall 2014 Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the 199 students who made the Fall 2014 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

TREASURE VALLEY

C of I Mock Supreme Court class is one of a kind

In black robes, flowing with authority, the nine justices walked into the room—Sotomayor, Breyer, Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito and Kagan.

Before the justices: the case of Love v. Beshear.

“I urge the court that now is the time for finality on this issue,” attorney Jim Dale said.

On Monday, the highest court on The College of Idaho campus—the Mock Supreme Court—heard arguments for and against same-sex marriage.

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