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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, 9:42 p.m.

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, 9:42 p.m.

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, 9:18 a.m.

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, 7:31 p.m.

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, 6:53 p.m.

‘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, 2:01 p.m.

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, 1:22 p.m.

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, 9:25 a.m.

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, 4:46 p.m.

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, 11:04 a.m.

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, 9:53 p.m.

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 …


The Dirt: Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center

A bigger, relocated transit center is coming to the campus of Spokane Community College, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Gonzaga plans to demolish four houses recently vacated by the university

Gonzaga University is demolishing four houses on campus, and the land will be turned into open space, according to permit data at the city.


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Graduation is only the beginning, retired major general tells Gonzaga students

Gonzaga awarded more than 1,200 degrees to its graduating class Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Gonzaga leadership alums save hikers stranded overnight on California’s Mount Whitney

At 4 a.m., Saksham Gakhar’s eyes were rolling in his head and violent shivers shook his 146-pound frame.


The question still follows GU President Thayne McCulloh: Did he know? Some are certain that he did

In recent months, a refrain has arisen from many people who live, teach and study at Gonzaga University: There’s no way Thayne couldn’t have known.


Gonzaga students worked with accused priests at Bea House

For years, Gonzaga University students held part-time jobs at Cardinal Bea House, a Jesuit-owned building on the school’s campus that has drawn attention as a retirement home for priests, including …


GU’s marketing class tackles ad campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters

A unique marketing class at Gonzaga University offers students a chance to get real-world experience in advertising.