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Conference to look at smarter ways to help Africa

There came a point in Bill Roe’s life when he wanted to do more for humanity. He looked wistfully at those engaged in charitable missions to Africa and thought about …


Retiring college leaders share the wisdom of their years

Bill Robinson, president of Whitworth University, and Gary Livingston, chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane, will hand out college diplomas for the last time this graduation season. Both feel …


About Bill Robinson

President of Whitworth University since 1993. Highlight: “When the regional accrediting association issued its report (last year), they said we have a culture on campus characterized by grace and truth,” …


About Gary Livingston

Chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane since 2002. Received his associate’s degree from Dodge City Community College in Kansas, his bachelor’s degree in special education/psychology from Emporia State University in …


They said it

Community leaders agree that the people who take over for Bill Robinson and Gary Livingston will have huge shoes to fill, because the men left their strong footprints throughout the …


Whitworth board approves president pick

An economics professor from Birmingham, Ala., has been appointed president of Whitworth University, the Board of Trustees announced this afternoon.


Whitworth trustees to vote on president

The Whitworth University board of trustees will decide whether to name a Birmingham, Ala., economist as its new president today. Beck A. Taylor, dean of the Brock School of Business …


Whitworth board deciding Friday on new president

The Whitworth University Board of Trustees will decide Friday whether to name a Birmingham, Ala., economist as its new president.


Student wins Miss Spokane title

Kylee Denevan, a sophomore at Whitworth University, was crowned Miss Spokane at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Sunday. She will represent Spokane at the state pageant in Burien, Wash., …


It’s ‘Play ball!’ for area colleges

Late winter, when a young man’s fancy turns to … baseball? It seems to be the case, as the local Division I college baseball season opens this weekend, with Washington …


Whitworth students sample IRS fraud-fighting methods

Accounting students at Whitworth University took a turn as gumshoes Thursday, trading in their ledgers and balance sheets for search warrants and surveillance. The props were bulletproof vests and dummy …


Book fairies pay visit to elementary school

Whitworth University education students, dressed as “book fairies,” surprised the children at Whitman Elementary School last Thursday and read stories to them as part of a community outreach project. According …


Peirone’s building new digs

By next spring, Peirone Produce Co. food handlers will be sorting eggs, lettuce and other food items at a new, 70,000-square-foot warehouse and operations center on the West Plains. Pronounced …


Editorial: Visionaries helped shape University District

The Rev. Robert Spitzer’s retirement as president of Gonzaga University over the summer turns out to have been the beginning of a trend. Whitworth University President Bill Robinson and Community …


Doug Clark: Whitworth’s new leader ready, waiting

What a shocker in Wednesday’s paper: Bill Robinson announced that this will be his last school year as president of Whitworth University. Anxious university board members are no doubt trying …


Whitworth president plans to step down

A student introduced himself to Whitworth University president Bill Robinson on Monday. Tuesday morning, before Robinson’s surprising announcement that this school year will be his last, Robinson ran into the …


Robinson “set a high bar” for leadership at Whitworth

Community leaders react to the news that Bill Robinson, long-time president of Whitworth University, will leave at the end of this school year. Robinson “set a high bar” for leadership, …


Pathway to leadership

Last September and October, shocking economic news shattered almost every morning’s calm: bank failures, mortgage and insurance company failures, stock-market dives, layoffs and escalating unemployment. Workplace leaders throughout the country …


Whitworth garners scholastic awards

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that Whitworth University was chosen as the NCAA Division III 2009 Indoor Track and Field Scholar Team …


Missing elderly man found safe

An elderly man reported missing this morning has been found and is safe at home, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Whitworth threat a hoax, law officers say

An online threat that prompted Whitworth University officials to increase campus security this morning was determined to be a hoax that started in Uruguay, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies said this …


Whitworth celebrates career of professor with film festival

Leonard Oakland says that nobody at Whitworth University calls him Mr. Chips. But it’s not because they have trouble choosing between the two movie versions of James Hilton’s novel – …


Spokane-area students selected for full scholarships

Meklit Kalebessa never imagined that she would be just the type of student Whitworth University was looking for.


Waiting his turn pays off

There is a slight sense of impatience seeping out of the laid-back nature of easy-going Calvin Jurich. It has nothing to do with his life thus far.


Artist uncovers Whitworth trove

Two decades ago, artist Tom O’Day effectively threw away 30 works of art by burying them six feet deep on the Whitworth University campus. Today, he’s going back for them.


Man accused of rape appears in court

A man accused of raping an Eastern Washington University student in her Spokane home made his first appearance in court Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael P. Price set bond for …


Professor is conduit between cultures

He is a man of many worlds. Fourteen years after he first left his home in Africa, Moses Pulei continues to straddle two cultures – the one he was born …