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Whitworth building public garden at front of campus

After a destructive windstorm in November 2015, only two battered pine trees remained standing on a patch of land that marks the front entrance of Whitworth University. Now the site …


Whitworth names four to its hall of fame

A two-time national champion, a couple of two-sport standouts and the third individual from her sport to be enshrined comprise the 2017 Class of the Whitworth University Athletic Heritage Gallery …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Whitworth student turns ‘covfefe’ tweet into Baroque fugue

While many took to social media to offer up interpretations of President Donald Trump’s famous “covfefe” tweet, Peter Underhill turned to music.


Calbreath: Whitworth decision reflects its values

The decision by Whitworth University to dissociate itself from Planned Parenthood was one that was squarely in keeping with the values of the institution.


Whitworth’s Planned Parenthood decision is needlessly political

Whitworth a neutral player achieved the opposite, placing Whitworth in the center of polarizing American politics, fixating on abortion alone.


Whitworth grad turns spiritual crisis into feature film

It was while at Whitworth that Ryan Graves began to question things he’d previously simply accepted. The crux of his doubts began at Whitworth when he took a team-taught course …


Warren Friedrichs retiring as a Whitworth coach for second time

Warren Friedrichs – basketball coach, golf coach, interim athletic director – is retiring for a second time as a head coach at Whitworth University. Friedrichs, who first arrived on the …


Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs

More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. Most pay more than the average wage in the county, which is $21.17 per hour, or $44,035 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Refugees share their stories at packed Spokane rally

After a week in which President Donald Trump tweeted about


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.