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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Whitworth begins replanting trees toppled in 2015 windstorm

Whitworth University has begun replanting trees on campus after 155 were toppled in the November 2015 windstorm.

Under Trump’s travel ban, immigrant students must choose between family and education

Mahdieh Babaiasl met Hamed Mahdioun five years ago while the two were studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tabriz in Iran. Within a year and a half they were …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Whitworth students witness Trump inauguration protests, use of flash-bang grenades

The following is from Casey McClure, a Whitworth University student attending inauguration events as part of a class on the media: “Myself and three other students were walking back from …

Whitworth joins other local colleges urging Trump to keep immigration program for students

Whitworth University President Beck Taylor joined other colleges urging President-elect Donald Trump not to eliminate a federal program that protects undocumented immigrants.

Whitworth picked fourth in NWC women’s basketball

Whitworth women picked to finish fourth in Northwest Conference basketball

College Volleyball: Whitworth travels to Dallas for opening round of D-III tournament

Whitworth will travel to the Dallas Regional for the opening rounds of the NCAA Division III volleyball tournament and will take on host UT-Dallas in the first round on Friday …

Three cases of mumps confirmed at Whitworth University

Three students at Whitworth University have been diagnosed with mumps, according to a statement on the university’s web site.

Landmarks: Whitworth Tree played host to many a young couple

Young couples at Whitworth University who wanted a little privacy back in the 1930s would make their way through the woods at the north end of campus, referred to at …

Gonzaga ranked fourth best western university; WSU questions ranking by U.S. News & World Report

An annual report ranking colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report included three Spokane-area institutions, although college administrators were quick to point out the survey’s limitations.

Vandals damage Holmberg Park, Whitworth University; reward offered

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest for vandalism to the grounds of Holmberg Park and Whitworth University in the …

Achievements: Whitworth Announces Spring Honor Roll

Whitworth University announces spring 2016 provost’s honor roll.

Whitworth chefs inspired by ‘The Martian’ practice botany in Mars-like soil

A pair of chefs at Whitworth University have partnered with NASA and are growing plants in Mars-like soil, just as fictional astronaut Mark Watney did in “The Martian.”

Program takes Whitworth students into the community to teach writing

Students writers, from high school age to senior citizens, create works for inclusion in a journal, all part of Whitworth University’s Writing in the Community class.

100 years ago in Spokane: Whitworth’s campus takes shape

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review ran a pictorial feature extolling the beauty of the new campus of Whitworth College in north Spokane.

Education advocate, philanthropist Wanda Cowles dies

Wanda Toliver Cowles, a Spokane philanthropist, educator and advocate for gifted learning programs, died Saturday. She was 85. She and her husband James P. Cowles, chairman of the board of …

Gonzaga instructor on duty in Afghanistan

Gonzaga ROTC instructor advising Afghan government.

University students dine alongside their favorite Disney films

Theme house dedicates one dinner each month to Disney-inspired dishes.

Whitworth music building remodel underway

Whitworth University is adding 21,000 square feet of music practice and performance space as well as remodeling roughly 16,000 square feet of existing space. Donors are completely funding the $13.5 …

Gerry Gemmill leaves alma mater for opportunity at Spokane County

A split Spokane County Commission has chosen Gerry Gemmill as the next chief executive for the county. Friends and supporters say he’ll make good use of contacts and a perspective …

Whitworth community mourns passing of Sam Adams

The entire Whitworth University community mourns the passing of Sam Adams, a man who impacted the lives of an entire era of Pirate student-athletes. Adams passed away peacefully early Friday …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane County CEO job offered to Gerry Gemmill in split vote

Gerry Gemmill, who previously worked for Spokane County and the City of Spokane, is favored by two Spokane County commissioners to become the county’s next CEO.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 5:05 p.m.

Whitworth student’s battle with lupus helps her redefine beauty

The scars on her face force Katrina Bosma to consider beauty. They are faint and obscured by a layer of makeup. But they are symptoms of a lifelong disease that’s …

Whitworth’s Kyle Cosby bulks up quick for season

Kyle Cosby, senior offensive tackle for Whitworth, has entered the 2015 season as first-team All-Northwest Conference.

Whitworth professor makes music his lifelong pursuit

Brent Edstrom’s job description sounds exhausting: college professor, author, transcriber, composer, performer. “One of the things I always tell my students is that the music business requires an entrepreneurial spirit,” …

JT Phelan, now a Whitworth athlete, always prepared

JT Phelan grew up around sports, especially football and baseball. The son of two high school coaches, he also grew up with a sense of all the things that go …


College scene Whitworth University’s Dakota Kliamovich, of Liberty Lake, has been named to the Academic All-America track and field second team after finishing with a 4.0 GPA as a double …

Area roundup: Eastern hires Chris Victor as assistant men’s basketball coach

Chris Victor, a head men’s basketball coach the last five seasons for Citrus College in Glendora, California, accepted a position as assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, the school announced …

More women see hunting as quality time with family

Increasing numbers of women are learning to shoot rifles and bows to enjoy hunting and the meat they can put on the table. The growing interest of women in blood …

Aaron Leetch, former Whitworth athletic director, killed in plane crash

A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including former Whitworth University Athletic Director …

Walter named Whitworth’s writer-in-residence

Spokane novelist Jess Walter has been named the Spring 2015 writer-in-residence at Whitworth University. As part of the program, the National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author …