News Blog: Campus Life

How active are C of I students?

The college student. They sit in class, eat top ramen and manage to go through four years of consistent sleep deprivation, walking around campus like zombies. At least, that is what some people believe.

But college students might get more sleep and be more active than perception would indicate—at least students at The College of Idaho.

Have a Seat: The History of Professor Howard Berger’s Bench

It can be seen from just about any spot near Morrison Quadrangle on The College of Idaho campus. Faded purple paint curls off weathered wood slats. The bench could use a good sanding and a fresh coat 

“I’d like it to look decent,” Professor Howard Berger says. “You know, the old redwood stuff I like. This looks too corny.”

Faded paint or otherwise, Berger has been sitting at his bench as long as he can remember—virtually since he began teaching history at The College of Idaho in 1982. It just “became a way of life.”