Once again, The College of Idaho has been honored on the national stage with its upcoming inclusion in the 2018-2019 edition of “Colleges of Distinction,” a national guide for colleges recognized for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education.
College of Idaho Assistant Professor of Political Economy Erin Hern recently published an article on The Conversation in regards to her research on the variation of African women's participation in the politics of their home countries.
Already ranked by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal as Idaho’s number one college and as number two on last year’s list of the “Top 50 Best Small Colleges in the U.S.” by Best College Review, The College of Idaho can add another top distinction to its growing list of highlights: Idaho’s top school for job placement.
Long-time Boise commercial real estate pioneer Winston Moore has committed a $1 million gift to The College of Idaho in support of student scholarships. Moore’s gift will establish the Winston Moore Scholars program that will directly benefit scores of C of I students over a period of five years.
Although most College of Idaho students are off campus for summer vacation, the learning is ongoing at the Whittenberger Planetarium, which is set to host a variety of shows this summer to celebrate the upcoming summer solstice as well as mythological tales from around the globe.
Born on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau lived a full and fascinating life. Thoreau’s political writings went on to inspire future leaders in Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, and his naturalist writings and transcendentalist thought took a stronghold in American popular culture, with his books, articles, and decades of journals and essays remaining widely read, analyzed and enjoyed today.
Over the last year, Thoreau aficionados and scholars alike have gathered worldwide to celebrate Thoreau’s continued legacy in the context of Thoreau’s 200th birthday — including Dr. Rochelle Johnson, Professor of English and Environmental Studies at The College of Idaho. The renewed international interest in Thoreau thanks to the bicentennial led Johnson into participating in what she called “a year-and-a-half blitz” of Thoreau scholarship, resulting in her producing numerous essays, lectures and classes in the Treasure Valley and well beyond, including a keynote lecture earlier this month in Sweden.
For graduating College of Idaho senior Lisanda Masilela, the morning of May 19, 2018 felt like a normal morning. The psychology major and international student from Swaziland was set to receive her diploma in a matter of hours, and yet it wasn’t until she found herself in her cap and gown that she began to take in what she was about to accomplish.
“It didn’t feel like anything this morning,” Masilela said. “But when I started walking in with everyone else, I just thought ‘Here we go.’ That’s when I knew. I saw [President] Jim [Everett] standing up there with my diploma and I got so focused.”
Masilela was one of over 200 C of I students in the Class of 2018 to earn their degrees on Saturday, the 127th class to be honored since the College’s founding in 1891. As “Pomp and Circumstance” rang across the Morrison Quadrangle, the students marched alongside their peers, waving to friends and family as they passed through the center of the Quad and lined up in front of the steps of Boone Hall.