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UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

If Robert F. Smith wanted to pay local college debt, what numbers are we talking?

During his commencement address, billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the Morehouse College graduating class with an enormous gift: Smith announced he would be footing the bill for every graduating student’s …


The Dirt: Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center

A bigger, relocated transit center is coming to the campus of Spokane Community College, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Gonzaga plans to demolish four houses recently vacated by the university

Gonzaga University is demolishing four houses on campus, and the land will be turned into open space, according to permit data at the city.


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Graduation is only the beginning, retired major general tells Gonzaga students

Gonzaga awarded more than 1,200 degrees to its graduating class Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Gonzaga leadership alums save hikers stranded overnight on California’s Mount Whitney

At 4 a.m., Saksham Gakhar’s eyes were rolling in his head and violent shivers shook his 146-pound frame.


The question still follows GU President Thayne McCulloh: Did he know? Some are certain that he did

In recent months, a refrain has arisen from many people who live, teach and study at Gonzaga University: There’s no way Thayne couldn’t have known.


Gonzaga students worked with accused priests at Bea House

For years, Gonzaga University students held part-time jobs at Cardinal Bea House, a Jesuit-owned building on the school’s campus that has drawn attention as a retirement home for priests, including …


GU’s marketing class tackles ad campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters

A unique marketing class at Gonzaga University offers students a chance to get real-world experience in advertising.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga University forming panel to address clergy sex abuse

Four months after Gonzaga University was criticized for allowing sexually abusive priests to live on campus, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced Monday he is assembling a commission to address the …


Gonzaga economist: Economic issues associated with wealth distribution, immigration and trade policy pose problems

Income inequality, immigration and trade tariffs are key issues that should be addressed to improve the U.S. economy, Clarence Barnes, professor of economics and dean emeritus at Gonzaga University’s School …


Gonzaga University’s new performing arts center celebrates life, passions of Myrtle Woldson

The center, on the western edge of campus, opens April 25 with a performance of “A New Season.”


Filmmaker, Gonzaga professor Matt McCormick to screen two films at Magic Lantern

McCormick, whose work has been screened internationally, including at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the Reykjavik Art Museum, SXSW and the Seattle Art Museum, moved to …


Gonzaga hosting hate studies conference Tuesday through Thursday

Billed as “one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary academic forums on hate, related social problems and ways to create socially just and inclusive communities,” the conference will run Tuesday evening …


Jason A. Gillmer: On the urgency of intersectionality

Intersectionality refers to the notion that a person’s identity is often shaped by multiple constructs – race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and so forth – yet rarely does life …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Father of Sandy Hook victim who spoke at Gonzaga died by suicide

The father of a six-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary victim died by suicide on Monday. Jeremy Richman spoke at Gonzaga University last April about the connection between the brain and violence, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Gonzaga landed on the moon

Any good conspiracy theory is only strengthened by attempts to disprove it. So no one can fault Jimmy Kimmel for doubling down when confronted with evidence that Gonzaga University does, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Conservative students push for Ben Shapiro visit after rejection by Whitworth University student government

The effort to bring the conservative political commentator to Whitworth mirrors an earlier controversy at Gonzaga University.


UW medical school graduates placed in Spokane for residencies

A handful of new University of Washington Medical School graduates will spend their residencies in Spokane, fulfilling the school’s goal of bringing more doctors to Eastern Washington.


Shawn Vestal: Gonzaga’s College Republicans left empty-handed by conservative Ben Shapiro

The College Republicans at Gonzaga University deserved better from Ben Shapiro. Or at least from his bookers.


Gonzaga building rowing facility near Silver Lake

A new building has risen from the shore of Silver Lake southeast of Medical Lake that will house the Gonzaga University women’s and men’s rowing teams, providing a new home …


Gonzaga alum U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto pulling for Zags (and bipartisanship)

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who made history with her election victory for her Nevada Senate seat, is a proud alumna of Gonzaga Law School.


Gonzaga, EWU team up to develop law programs

The partnership, announced Friday, aims to establish a program that would enable students to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years instead of the usual seven.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Gonzaga University to host anti-porn conference on Saturday

“I am now convinced that pornography is a public health crisis,” said Dr. Alfonso Oliva, who organized the conference.


As Gonzaga University grew, the tightly knit neighborhood surrounding it transformed

The Gonzaga district has cycled through many of changes since the residential area was developed in the 1890s. But the neighborhood still clings to key elements of its original identity …


Gonzaga University to host ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ a play once banned on campus

The Feb. 14 performance, hosted by Gonzaga’s theater department and YWCA Spokane, will be part of an annual “V-Day” campaign that aims to end violence against women and girls.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

College, high school students to compete in cybersecurity contest at Gonzaga

Area college and high school students will take on cybersecurity challenges Saturday during a compeition organized by Gonzaga University senior and computer science major, Max Dulin.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Gonzaga University allowing Ben Shapiro to speak on campus in spring

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro will be allowed to speak on the Gonzaga University campus this spring after a student Republican group appealed an earlier decision by administrators.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga investigating report of sexual assault in campus residence hall

An email sent to Gonzaga students and employees said an alleged sexual assault occurred on the night of Jan. 19 or in the early hours of Jan. 20. The incident …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

For Gonzaga University, prime real estate in dowtown Seattle was just too good to sell

Gonzaga University recently announced it would lease land to a developer to build a 17-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle. But don’t expect the Jesuit school to expand its footprint …


Retired GU coach, baseball executive Larry Koentopp dies at 82

Retired Gonzaga coach and baseball executive Larry Koentopp died on Saturday in Las Vegas at the age of 82, as announced by the Las Vegas Aviators baseball club. No cause …