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Nourished by its urban setting, Boise State University is branching out in new directions as one of a growing number of institutions dubbed "metropolitan universities." In this issue of FOCUS, we explore how Boise States ties to the capital city influence both campus and community life, what unique challenges and opportunities a metropolitan university such as ours confronts, and why a diverse population of students chooses to enroll here. Cover illustration by Bill Carman.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Spring 2001


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)