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Aug. 25, 2017: What to Know

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  • Charlotte Borst has stepped down from her role as president of College of Idaho, the only private liberal arts college in the Gem State. In a statement released Thursday, Borst, who was appointed the 13th C of I president of  in 2015, wrote she is leaving to "pursue other opportunities in higher education and to support a transition to new leadership." During her tenure, the college began two student housing renovation projects, completed a five-year strategic plan and oversaw much of the construction of the new Cruzen-Murray Library. Borst has been replaced by former C of I President Bob Hoover in an interim capacity. Hoover served as college president from 2003-2009. The search for a new, permanent replacement is already underway, and is expected to be completed by June 2018.
- Christopher Farnsworth read from his new book, Flashmob, at Rediscovered Books Thursday. -  - HARRISON BERRY
  • Harrison Berry
  • Christopher Farnsworth read from his new book, Flashmob, at Rediscovered Books Thursday.
  • Pulp novelist and screenwriter Christopher Farnsworth made an appearance at Rediscovered Books Thursday evening to read from his latest novel, Flashmob. An Idaho native, Farnsworth is a former Boise Weekly staff writer who has gone on to write a series of novels including Blood Oath, which focuses on a vampire sworn to protect the president; The Eternal World, about the Fountain of Youth; and a series about John Smith, a former psychic spy. He is also the author of a comic book, 24: Legacy—The Rules of Engagement, and a novel co-written with James Patterson, Dead Man Running.

  • The Big Le Boise is going down Saturday in front of the Boise Weekly offices at 523 Broad St. There will be DJs, adult beverages from Crater Lake Spirits and Snake River Brewing, food trucks, art vendors, an appearance by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and much, much more. We hope to see you there.

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