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Whitworth, Gonzaga honor eight area seniors named 2018 Act Six scholars

Eight local high school students are among the 16 Act Six scholars recently named to receive full academic scholarships to Whitworth and Gonzaga universities.


Gonzaga moves programs to School of Leadership Studies

Gonzaga University announced Tuesday it’s moving several degree programs and non-degree training courses from its School of Professional Studies to a new School of Leadership Studies.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Gonzaga alum, Harvard professor wins ‘Nobel Prize of the Environment’

Jim McCarthy is a celebrated Gonzaga University alumnus, a Harvard professor and a biological oceanographer who has contributed to some of the largest and most significant studies on the global …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Don Herak left a legacy of Gonzaga giving

Don Herak, a concrete tycoon and longtime Gonzaga University trustee who became one of the school’s most prolific donors, died Friday. He was 94.


Zags Give Day lets community show support for higher education

The School of Business Administration Eddy Birrer Scholarship is one of 12 funds at Gonzaga University the community can donate to Thursday as part of Zags Give Day.


Dr. Tim Chestnut brings personal experience to his work helping amputees

Dr. Tim Chestnut has seen both sides of health care for amputees, as a patient following a 2002 accident and subsequent 2006 amputation, and as a physician who now does …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

After border visit, Gonzaga students talk immigration with McMorris Rodgers

Four students who attended the Gonzaga University’s Justice in January service learning event spoke with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Wednesday, a couple of weeks ahead of a …


Matt and Cara Hoag

Gonzaga University brought Cara and Matt Hoag together – even though they never met while they attended classes.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Book Notes: Colson Whitehead to speak at UI; Chris Abani to visit GU

Both Whitehead and Abani will speak on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Steve Forbes brings folksy talk on economics to Gonzaga

Publisher Steve Forbes gave a folksy talk on economics at Gonzaga University Wednesday night, mixing observations about capitalism and free markets with dating and investment advice for millennials.


Gonzaga’s ‘Coming Home’ explores transition from base to basketball

The original play was written using excerpts from interviews conducted as part of the school’s Oral History of Homecoming Project.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Steve Forbes to speak at Gonzaga in visit sponsored by College Republicans

Steve Forbes will speak at Gonzaga University on Feb. 7 in a visit sponsored by the university’s College Republicans.


Then and Now: University District

Until Expo ’74, the University District was a maze of railroad tracks and warehouses. Today it is being transformed into a combination of modern college campus, scientific business incubator and …


Gonzaga University Hip-Hop and Rap Club brings Seattle rapper Travis Thompson to campus

The club, co-founded by students Gabriel Rivas and Evan Watson, meets weekly to discuss hip-hop music and culture.


Childhood trauma expert brings research to Gonzaga

Nicki Bush, a UC San Francisco professor, will share her research into childhood trauma during a Wednesday presentation at Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 7:47 a.m.

Angela Davis calls for activism, resistance at much-anticipated Gonzaga speech

About halfway through her lecture at Gonzaga University, Angela Davis asked if anyone in the audience was familiar with “the box.” While the remark drew puzzled expressions from many in …


Dr. McCarthy: Medical school partnership benefits underserved people

In addition to learning from an innovative medical school curriculum, students are actively engaged in learning by serving the disenfranchised throughout Washington state


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 7:37 a.m.

Students share campus experiences with race and diversity in the Gonzaga ‘fishbowl’

Gonzaga students can share their experiences of being a person of color on a predominantly white campus in a private setting called the fishbowl.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Gonzaga University grad pens book on the origins of coffee

“Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup” is slated for release Nov. 14.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

20 years ago, Gonzaga took up the study of hate

A Gonzaga institute that was the first to study hate holds an international conference next weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Upcoming Angela Davis speech at Gonzaga brings controversy to campus

When posters advertising Angela Davis’ planned speech at Gonzaga University hit campus earlier this semester, a completely different flyer quickly followed.


West Point alumnus who lost legs in Iraq to speak at Gonzaga veterans conference

A 26-year Army veteran who lost his legs after a roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad is scheduled to speak Saturday at a veterans conference hosted by Gonzaga University.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Making sense of the numbers: College rankings in perspective

Research suggests rankings have a significant impact on where students apply to college, regardless of whether they fully understand what each ranking system measures. But the rankings don’t tell the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Backpackers tried to save 1 of 2 fallen hikers at Mount Hood; one victim attended Gonzaga University

Backpackers frantically tried to save the life of one of the two young Portland women who apparently fell to their deaths at Mount Hood, a series of calls to Clackamas …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Health care, Trump, North Korea feature prominently at McMorris Rodgers’ town hall

The congresswoman took more than 20 questions in a 90-minute session that drew more than a hundred protesters. McMorris Rodgers defended her vote for the GOP health bill and President …


Gonzaga in midst of upgrade in videoboards at various venues

Gonzaga University Athletics recently began a game-changing project in its facilities, adding and upgrading videoboards at its soccer, volleyball, baseball and basketball venues.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Cantwell schedules town hall of her own at Gonzaga University

Washington’s junior senator will take questions on Aug. 15 on any topic constituents want to talk about, her staff said Monday. It will be Cantwell’s fifth town hall this summer …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday

The congresswoman will host a free event requiring a ticket at Gonzaga University on Thursday at 5 p.m. Recent town halls have been held at the Lincoln Center. It will …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Gonzaga language program for ESL students grows in popularity

The Gonzaga Summer Language Program wrapped up its 19th year on Friday. The program, which teaches English-language skills to children and adults from immigrant and refugee communities, faces the challenges …