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The Yotes will be back on campus this fall. Samantha Wright reports on a plan to re-open the College of Idaho to students.

In recent years, alternative housing has become a popular solution to the increasing cost and the environmental impact of traditional building materials. Caldwell-based company indieDwell specializes in building modular housing using shipping containers. They are now partnering with the College of Idaho to create dorms using this modular construction method. Idaho Matters talks to both parties about the future of dorms and innovations of housing.

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In each year since 2007, the Davis Project for Peace awards funds to college students around the world who propose "peace projects" that facilitate education, clean resources, agricultural assistance and medical aid for developing communities. Students from the College of Idaho have won this honor 12 years in a row. This year's recipient is Anniella Kabitso, who will be returning to her home country of Burundi for the summer to work on her project, “Book, Dialogue, and the Clean Light that Lasts: Burundi.” 

On The Monday, May 13, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 10, 2019

  • The Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages more visitation to the Treasure Valley.
  • College of Idaho student will bring solar energy and education to remote regions of Burundi.
  • Shingles vaccines run low throught nation and Idaho.
  • Dog T.A.G.S. teaches veterans to train their own service dogs.

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Jasper LiCalzi, a College of Idaho professor of political economy, recently published a book about Idaho politics that looks at Gem State government through the prism of the community, rather than the perspective of red/blue. LiCalzi joins Idaho Matters to talk about Idaho Politics and Government: Culture Clash and Conflicting Values in the Gem State and how new perspectives could lead to more productive discourse.

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Both the Republican and Democrat running to be Idaho’s next governor appeared Tuesday night for a conversation at the College Of Idaho.

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A new book from an Idaho professor is out detailing the life and death of Jesus. The author is now up for an international award.

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Doug Brigham and Jim Everett were both candidates for the presidency of the College of Idaho when they decided to lead the college together, as a team. The notion broke convention, but the college's search committee and board of trustees liked the idea. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, co-presidents Brigham and Everett discuss the advantages of leading the small liberal arts school as a team.

On The Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 19, 2018

  • Boise becomes home to America's newest citizens.
  • College of Idaho's co-presidents talk higher education.
  • NPR's Kirk Siegler talks about reporting from Idaho.
  • The City of Boise condemns immigration policy.

Idaho Primary Election Breakdown

May 16, 2018

Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

On The Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

May 15, 2018

Idaho Primary Election Round-Up . . . 

Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

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The Dara’ang are a group of refugees from Myanmar, now living in Thailand. The ethnic minority fled from their home after decades of political oppression and a violent drug trade. They’ve carved out a new life in their adoptive home, many becoming elephant trainers in Thailand.

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Friends and neighbors of former Governor Cecil ​Andrus want to preserve his legacy by naming a new species of plant after him.

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Hikers and backpackers are often familiar with giardia, a nasty parasite that can contaminate water sources. Now researchers at the College of Idaho and Boise State University are working on new drugs to fight or kill the bug that can leave campers in intense intestinal distress.

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Professors at Boise State University and the College of Idaho have found a new species of plant that’s been hiding in plain sight in the Boise Foothills.

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The president of the College of Idaho announced Thursday she’s stepping down from her leadership role. The departure comes as a surprise.

Charlotte Borst has filled the top job at the Caldwell college since being appointed two years ago. She was the 13th president of the liberal arts school.


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An Idaho artist has immortalized the state’s native fish, in the hopes that his art will encourage people to protect local rivers.

The health of Idaho’s rivers was the catalyst for a new art exhibit of native fish on display at the College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art. Artist Lonnie Hutson lives 25 miles outside of Moscow. When he’s not making art, he’s a river outfitter. He says the two professions are closely linked.

The College of Idaho has received a $2.45 million grant spread over five years for biomedical research.

The school in southwest Idaho in a statement Monday says that about a third of the money will be used to investigate the medical properties of sagebrush.

A similar amount will be used to research small molecule inhibitors that could be used to fight pathogenic microorganisms.

The school says the rest of the money will be used for other research projects.

The money comes from the National Institutes of Health's IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.

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There's been a buzz around the College of Idaho campus this week that hasn't existed there since the 1970s. 

Last weekend the school played - and won - its first football game since 1977. The Yotes beat Pacific University 35-34. College of Idaho plays its first home game Saturday afternoon against Montana Western at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. 

You can pick up a number of different Audubon-style guides if you're a bird watcher.  But it’s a different story when it comes to fish.  Many Idaho fish haven’t been studied.

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Zoo Boise isn’t just a place to go to look at animals.  It also helps animals in the wild. The zoo donates money to several conservation projects around the world.  One of those projects is right in our backyard, near Horseshoe Bend.  The zoo, and a scientist from the College of Idaho, are trying to save a small ground squirrel that's struggling to survive.

Two Idaho Students Selected as Rhodes Scholars

Nov 19, 2012
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Two students with ties to Idaho have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. 22 year-old Joseph Thiel and 23 year-old Amanda Frickle were announced as winners of the prestigious honor Sunday.

Thiel is originally from Idaho Falls. He now lives in Boise and is a senior chemical engineering and liberal studies major at Montana State University. He plans to study economics for development while at Oxford University.

College Of Idaho Is State’s Best According To Forbes

Aug 1, 2012

Forbes has released its latest ranking of the nation’s top colleges. The Idaho school highest on the list of 650 is College of Idaho at 222. The private liberal arts school in Caldwell has about 1,000 students.

The magazine bases the ranking on teaching quality, graduation rates, career prospects, and debt level. Idaho’s next school on Forbes’ list is Brigham Young University Idaho at 358. University of Idaho comes in at 396. Boise State makes the list at 616 with Idaho State University at 620.

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College football will soon return to Caldwell.   College of Idaho officials announced Monday they’ll reinstate a team to begin conference play in the Fall of 2014.    The private liberal arts school hopes football will bring it more attention.

Football Could Make A Return At The College of Idaho

May 11, 2012

The College of Idaho’s football program hasn’t been around since 1977. But today [ Friday ] the Board of Trustees will decide whether “Coyotes” football should be reinstated. College of Idaho President Marv Henberg said in a news release back in February several factors will go into this decision including the impact on student life, revenue, alumni engagement and community involvement.