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HOUSTON – Intense remedial tutoring has finally swayed a few knee-jerk logicians into grudging acceptance that UCLA’s unexpected run to the Sweet 16 does not validate the Bruins’ much lampooned invitation. Either it was or wasn’t justified on the merits on Selection Sunday, not by what’s happened since.
HOUSTON – Intense remedial tutoring has finally swayed a few knee-jerk logicians into grudging acceptance that UCLA’s unexpected run to the Sweet 16 does not validate the Bruins’ much lampooned invitation.
Bill Robinson is training for his 27th Bloomsday. Doing a little running on the treadmill. Working on his core. Fixing the crack in his beak …
The first baby boomers will turn 65 on Saturday. Every day, for the next 19 years, about 10,000 boomers “will cross that threshold,” as the Pew Research Center puts it.
Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor may be separated by denomination, but the new leaders of Spokane’s two dominant private universities share more similarities than differences in matters of leadership, educational mission and family. Taylor, of Whitworth University, and McCulloh, of Gonzaga University, will both be inaugurated in the coming weeks. The ceremony at Whitworth will take place Friday, while Gonzaga’s inauguration will be Oct. 22.
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 good about their decisions to retire. Livingston, 62, plans to travel with his wife, Amanda, and remain active on several Inland Northwest boards. Robinson, 60, plans to do consulting work, write another book and stay on some boards, including the Princeton Seminary board. Both men will remain in Spokane.
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,” he said.
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 Inland Northwest. Here’s what some of those leaders said:
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 Kansas, and his doctoral degree in administration from Kansas State University.
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 at Samford University, was the unanimous choice of the presidential search committee, said Greg Orwig, communications director for Whitworth University.
The Whitworth University Board of Trustees will decide Friday whether to name a Birmingham, Ala., economist as its new president.
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 Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Gary Livingston now have both announced they will step down at the end of the academic year.
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 to figure out their next move.
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 student on campus and greeted him by name. The student was impressed, but Robinson is well-known for making all feel welcome 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, said Rich Hadley, of Greater Spokane Incorporated.
During the economic meltdown last fall, Bill Robinson, president of Whitworth University, consistently imparted a message of hope, not panic, for Whitworth faculty, staff and students. Robinson was the fourth interview in The Spokesman-Review’s “Wise Words in Troubled Times” series. Here’s the complete transcript of that interview.
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 demonstrated egregious behavior. Overwhelmed by the crisis, they hid in their offices or left town, or awarded themselves fat bonuses before laying people off via e-mail.
Bill Robinson awakens to the smallest noise in the night. A baseball bat at his bedside gives him some sense of security, but it fails to erase the memory of ski-masked bandits attacking him in his home last Christmas.
Bill Robinson awakens to the smallest noise in the night. A baseball bat at his bedside gives him a tiny sense of security, but it fails to erase the memory of ski-masked bandits attacking him in his home last Christmas. “We were really thoroughly violated,” Robinson said. “We were lucky we weren’t killed.”