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In the News

January 9, 2024
Mike Shines
  • The College lost a campus legend in November with the sudden passing of Mike Shines, a friend and mentor for three decades where he served as (among other things) the College's Director of Aquatics and a life coach. His impact on Yotes far and wide is explored here. (Idaho Press)
  • Latonia Haney Keith, the College's Vice President of High Impact Practices, concluded her brief term as a member of the Boise City Council. She never planned to run for election but still viewed her time as an "opportunity to make a difference." (Boise Dev)
  • Two members of the College's Education faculty, Sally Brown and Molly Fuentealba, have been added to the Idaho Department of Education's special education work group. (Idaho Education News)
  • The College's Berger-Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies, Nick Underwood, is heavily quoted in this story about how the Boise Jewish community has differing opinions regarding the Israel-Hamas war during the Hanukkah season. (Idaho Press)
Buz Bonaminio
  • Another giant from the College, Ed "Buz" Bonaminio '56, passed away late in December. Bonaminio came to Idaho from Chicago, sight unseen, in 1952 to play football at the College and never left the valley, calling it home for the rest of his life. He served as the school's head football coach and athletic director before playing a key role in the return of football to the College ten years ago. (Idaho Press)
  • Greg Lanting '89 will seek re-election to the Idaho State House of Representatives. (Twin Falls Times News)
  • George Pike '82 discusses court cases involving intellectual property (IP) that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. (Information Today)
  • Randy Hopkins '81 is recognized in this Q-and-A for four decades of making the world around him a better place. (Yahoo News)
  • Congratulations to the Hon. Cynthia Meyer '82, who has been sworn in as the 60th justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. Watch the entire ceremony, where she references the College and its co-presidents, here. (Idaho Supreme Court)
  • The College of Idaho and its alumni are doing their part to reverse the shortage of Idaho physicians, especially in rural Idaho. Dr. Mary Barinaga '91 of the WWAMI medical school program is quoted extensively in this article, as is WWAMI student Patrick Mark '23. Mark is quoted “I will practice small-town, Idaho medicine, and I 100% want to stay in Idaho.” (Idaho Business Review)
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