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New plant species discovered by C of I and BSU researchers

The Boise Foothills are already a thriving home to many different plant species, but that number is set to increase thanks to the efforts of researchers from The College of Idaho and Boise State University, who have discovered of a new distinct species of biscuit-root in Idaho’s backyard.

C of I and BSU researchers receive NIH grant for Giardia recovery

A collaboration years in the making between The College of Idaho and Boise State University in the research of the microscopic parasite Giardia has resulted in a three-year, $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new drugs treating Giardia infections.

C of I ranks in Top 500 in Wall Street Journal College Ranking

The College of Idaho has once again appeared in national rankings, this time in the pages of the Wall Street Journal as part of the Top 500 in the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.

The C of I ranked at No. 401 on the list and was the only school in Idaho to appear within the Top 500. The rankings were determined through data gathered about four key areas for students when choosing colleges, including resources, engagement, outcomes and learning environment.

C of I maintains position on Best College Rankings

The College of Idaho continues to receive national recognition for its top-notch academics and superior sense of community with its inclusion in the 2018 U.S. News and Report’s Best College Rankings.

The C of I ranked at No. 168 on the report’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, the same ranking the College earned on 2017’s list. The rankings were determined by the U.S. News & World Report via a formula considering 15 areas related to academic excellence, including graduation rates, class sizes, and average ACT-SAT scores, among other important statistics.

C of I Research Conference showcases scholarship

The College of Idaho is set to host its 12th annual Student Research Conference on April 29, with more than 60 unique projects on display in disciplines ranging from social sciences to molecules.

For the students presenting, the SRC is a culmination of several months—years, in some cases—of research and study. For many, the chance to present what they have learned with others will be a highlight of their undergraduate experience.

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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The Future Soon

I've learned several things in the past few days. I've learned that there are worse things in life than having an unusable laptop for 72 hours. I've learned that no one is a harsher critic than that person in your mirror. I've learned that a hot dog can be a sandwich if you believe in yourself and follow your dreams.

But most importantly, I've learned that the future is soon. In fact, it may have arrived completely unheralded, as if it had rolled out of bed at noon on a Saturday and waltzed over to the cafe in sweatpants and an old t-shirt.

Figuring out the hows

It is a strange feeling writing something to sum up my college experience. A part of it, most likely, is because I am now in India, rather then Idaho. A lot of people here ask me the expected "Why would I leave America?" A lot of friends in Idaho asked me the same.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

I can’t mop to save my life readers. If a vicious serial killer approached me, pushed a mop into my hands, and said “Mop my kitchen floors or else you’ll be pushing up daisies,” I would immediately start filing through movie speeches to use as my last words. Already, I’m leaning towards either Denzel Washington’s speech in Remember the Titans, or the lyrics of “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical (you know, just for one last joke before I go).

End of the Year Shakeups

By this time next Friday, I’ll be done with my junior year of college, and will be ready to bid adieu to classroom time at the College until February. In the meantime, I’m running around getting signatures for my graduation application and study abroad forms, finishing up papers, and studying for finals.  I’m also about to undertake the arduous task of moving out of the Village, which I’m hoping to tackle in increments. 

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