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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:

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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.

C of I group studies culture, healthcare in Ecuador

The students walked in one by one until all 12 occupied a chair. Chatter filled the classroom air, embodying their anticipation. The following day, at 6 a.m., they would arrive at the Boise Airport—the first stop on an eye-opening, three-week journey to South America.

For the first time, College of Idaho biology and Spanish professors Dr. Luke Daniels and Dr. Jennie Daniels will lead a Spanish for Healthcare Practitioners study tour in Ecuador. The goal of the trip is to provide students with a “cultural perspective on wellness and health.”

C of I completes Boone Science Hall renovation

The College of Idaho’s primary undergraduate research facility has completed its transformation from the Space Age to the Digital Age thanks to a recent $2.3 million, Phase II upgrade to Boone Science Hall.

The building—named after founding C of I President William Judson Boone—opened to much fanfare in 1970, but some of the facility’s teaching labs hadn’t changed much since then, until now.

Nine teaching labs have been completely remodeled and updated through the Phase II renovation. The transformation is paying immediate dividends for C of I students and faculty.

Oh, Christmas Tree: Garcia family embraces the C of I

Ribbons and ornaments inhabit the radiating Christmas tree. A stocking hangs beside it, reading “Baby Football Yotes’ First Christmas – 2014 – Stars are born!” The whole scene looks as if a hurricane of purple and gold has rained down upon a corner of the Garcia household.

C of I receives increased INBRE research funding

Student and faculty research and travel, new state-of-the-art lab equipment and increased research stipends—just a few things a new INBRE grant will help fund as The College of Idaho makes strides in biomedical research. 

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