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The College of Idaho Receives a Private Donation to Build New Library


A private donation by Deborah and Glenn Murray has made the construction of a new, 60,000-square-foot Cruzen-Murray Library at the College of Idaho possible. According to an article published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Quest magazine, the college’s alumni magazine, Deborah Cruzen Murray contributed to the college in many ways, including serving on the Board of Trustees and providing financial support. The high efficiency new building was designed by a Phoenix-based architecture firm, richärd+bauer.

The College of Idaho has recently scored well on the U.S. News and World Report rankings for being one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country.

“It is a great honor for The College of Idaho in a small state like Idaho to be ranked among the top 36% of all United States’ national liberal arts and regional private colleges,” C of I Interim President Bob Hoover said, according to a press release.

“It is a clear recognition of the quality of our students and the commitment of our professors,” Hoover said in the press release.

The college was also ranked No. 2 on Best College Review’s 2017 list of the “Top 50 Best Small Colleges in the U.S.”

The list doesn’t end here.

The Princeton Review also included the C of I in its 2018 edition of its Best 382 Colleges, and the 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges also included C of I once in its annual release.