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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Gonzaga hosting voter rights presentation after Martin Luther King Jr. Day march

The two-hour presentation, titled “Lifting as We Climb: A Teach-In on Voter Rights and Suppression,” will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the third-floor ballroom of Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center. Separately, comedian …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Gonzaga University instructor troubled by Trump’s threats to destroy Iranian cultural sites

President Donald Trump returned Iran’s threats of vengeance for the ordered killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani with the threat of destroying dozens of Iranian sites. Gonzaga University lecturer Scott …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Washington, Idaho colleges bracing for ‘enrollment cliff’ in 2025

Colleges and universities across the United States are bracing for an “enrollment cliff” in about five years – the result of a downturn in birth rates after the Great Recession. …


‘More confident and comfortable’: Women outnumber men for first time in judo class at Gonzaga

A Gonzaga University class, “Judo and Self-Defense,” has drawn a record number of female students with 10 women in a class of 15. Many women said they took the class …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Michael Czerny, Gonzaga alumnus and Jesuit, appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis

The 1968 graduate of Gonzaga University traveled to Central America during the Salvadoran civil war. He’ll address migrant issues within the Catholic Church as Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees …


Eric ‘Big Ed’ Edelstein used time with Gonzaga Bulldogs to propel himself in Hollywood

The actor, best known for comedic guest-starring roles, got his start calling the shots as the Bulldogs marched to improbably runs in the NCAA tournament. The 2000 alumnus will be …


Parents telling you an English degree is worthless? Not so fast.

The Washington Post reported that despite a 25.5% decline in English majors since the 2008 recession, the skills learned through the major – chiefly, storytelling – are more crucial than …


Virtual Pompeii: GU students time traveling in class using Lithodomos VR technology

This year, Gonzaga University history professor Andrew Goldman is testing classroom applications for new virtual-reality technology with viewpoints of ancient civilizations based on archeological evidence. The work is being led …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Federal jury finds for Gonzaga over bulldog owner in civil discrimination case

In the multimillion-dollar civil case of the bulldog versus Gonzaga University, the school prevailed Friday.


First Interstate Bank signs sponsorship for GU sporting events

Gonzaga University and its athletic multimedia rights holder, Gonzaga Sports Properties, have inked a multiyear deal with First Interstate Bank that includes sponsorship of sporting events and the honorary ball …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Gonzaga breaks ground on $56 million science and engineering building

The 82,000-square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Facility, scheduled to open by fall 2021, will include 12 teaching laboratories, four research labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a “collaboration studio,” according to …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Students dis new seating at Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center as petition demands return of old furniture

New furniture at Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center draws the ire of students.


North Central High actors help UW-Spokane medical school identify ways to communicate with patients

It can be tricky talking to teens about sensitive topics, yet doctors need to draw answers from them for adolescents’ health issues. Each fall, North Central High School drama students …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Rankings place Gonzaga in top 20% nationally

Gonzaga University is in the top 20% nationally according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings, and ranked nationally for the first time ever. Whitworth University placed third …


Paul Turner: GU back on gridiron? Lots of questions

If Gonzaga University still played football would young catechism students be confused about the origins of the “Hail Mary” pass?


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

‘A good sadness’: 1st-year Gonzaga students move in

Gonzaga University welcomed 1,257 first-year students on Friday, the official move-in day. The class of 2023 is the strongest academically in Gonzaga’s history, with an average 3.82 grade-point average, average …


Gonzaga student aims to preserve veterans’ stories

Scott Davis, a 21-year-old Gonzaga University history major, is collecting oral histories of real-life heroes – those who served in World War ll and in the Korean War.


Gonzaga plans to break ground on $56 million building that aims to foster innovation

The Integrated Science and Engineering building will add almost 82,300 square feet of labs, classrooms, faculty offices, study spaces and a collaborative space the school is calling the “innovation studio.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Spokane moves closer to transferring land near Gonzaga Prep for affordable housing projects

The City Council approved a letter of intent on Monday that is the first step in transferring city-owned land for the development of an affordable housing project spearheaded by Catholic …


Catholic Charities, city to consider land deal to spur affordable housing project near Gonzaga Prep

The city of Spokane will consider selling five parcels of city-owned property to facilitate the development of 96 units of affordable housing under a partnership between Gonzaga University, Catholic Charities …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to appear at town hall Wednesday at Gonzaga University

The congresswoman is scheduled to speak for an hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Spokane. In recent weeks, she’s criticized President Donald Trump for personally attacking Democratic lawmakers in Congress …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

New leaders at Gonzaga University include three female deans and provost

This fall, Gonzaga University will debut four new deans, three of them women, and a female provost. That means three out of the school’s seven academic deans are women.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Gonzaga, Whitworth receive high rankings for value in recent report

If you’re looking for a good return on your investment in higher education, a


Filling in the bubble: Local colleges step away from standardized tests

Local universities are embracing admission policies that are less dependent on SAT and ACT test scores. The alternative includes personal interviews and essays – along with good grades – that …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Gonzaga professor calls MAGA hats ‘undeniable symbol of white supremacy’ after student wears one to class

In a recent commentary piece, professor Jeffrey Omari recounted how he felt, as the lone African American in his classroom, when a student showed up one day wearing the ubiquitous …


NASA astronaut, Spokane native Anne McClain returns to Earth, shoots for the Moon

After 204 days in space, Spokane native Anne McClain returned to Earth on June 24, and she said the experience of actually living in space made her want to go …


Gonzaga grads’ web-based startup OddJobbers links college students to area residents needing stuff done

Two Gonzaga University graduates have lauched the web-based startup OddJobbers, which connects college students with residents needing work done, such as yard maintenance, pet sitting, moving furniture, snow shoveling, house …


NCAA rowing: Huskies claim women’s national championship with perfect score

The Washington women have returned to the top of the collegiate rowing world as the top-ranked Huskies swept all three grand finals to win the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis on …


Larry Plager of Medical Lake collected hundreds of stories about war; now this Vietnam vet is turning the page

Reading and writing about the Vietnam War has brought Larry Plager in touch with his war experiences, and resulted in a gift of hundreds of books, videos and other materials …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

If Robert F. Smith wanted to pay local college debt, what numbers are we talking?

During his commencement address, billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the Morehouse College graduating class with an enormous gift: Smith announced he would be footing the bill for every graduating student’s …