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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 …


Whitworth student Ryan Dresen, 20, wins horn seat with Spokane Symphony

The college student won the role of assistant principal horn in late September.


Damion Jablonski ready to lead Whitworth Pirates basketball into season

Damion Jablonski finally gets to run a practice, officially, as the Pirates’ men’s basketball coach on Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Bob Woodward promotes aggressive but open-minded approach to Trump in Spokane talk

Appearing publicly in Spokane for the second time in as many days, the associate editor of the Washington Post said the lessons of Watergate in the Trump presidency are not …


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 …


The Dirt: Apartment complex proposed along Doomsday Hill

A 16-unit apartment complex may be built in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood at the top of Doomsday Hill, according to documents filed with the city.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

‘A home away from home’: Whitworth students move into dorms

The Whitworth University campus teemed with students, parents and traffic control volunteers Saturday as hundreds of new freshmen moved into their dorm rooms.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Plans progress for Rockwood at Whitworth senior-living facility in north Spokane

The $69 million project, northeast of U.S. Highway 395 and Hawthorne Road, will be built in two phases that include assisted-living, memory care and independent-living facilities, according to an environmental …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward to speak in Spokane at Whitworth forum in October

The 76-year-old decorated reporter and author will speak at the Spokane Convention Center, and will join a speaker’s list for the President’s Leadership Forum that includes past secretaries of state, …


The air between: Influential artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss dies at 83

Prolific artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss died on August 9 at the age of 83.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Whitworth Pirates champing at bit with new facility on its way

It is summertime in the basement of Graves Gym, and Bryan Olson’s office soundtrack is the drone of dribbling basketballs, one floor above his head.


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 …


Whitworth students agree: Airway Heights prison’s dog training program is a net positive for all involved

Whitworth University junior Hannah Stafford had never met a prison inmate before. Especially not one whose job it is to train and rehabilitate rescue dogs inside the high, razor sharp …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Presidential historian Jon Meacham cancels event at Fox Theater

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club received notice on Tuesday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham has canceled all of his May appearances, including the May 6 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Conservative students push for Ben Shapiro visit after rejection by Whitworth University student government

The effort to bring the conservative political commentator to Whitworth mirrors an earlier controversy at Gonzaga University.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham comes to Spokane May 6

Ticket are on sale for the Northwest Passages Book Club’s evening with Jon Meacham, the presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Soul of America.” The May 6 event, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Whitworth students find national pride, simple joys among Vietnamese people

For a group of Whitworth University students, a 2


Writer Austin Channing Brown to speak at Whitworth University

Brown will speak about her book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness” as part of African American Heritage Month.


Traveling museum brings African-American history to Whitworth University

Whitworth University on Tuesday hosted the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, which features 200 pieces of memorabilia displayed chronologically, from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to current hip-hop culture.


Whitworth students travel to Vietnam for studies on war

Several Whitworth University students weren’t sure what to expect when they left Sunday for a three-week tour of Vietnam and the legacy of a war that divided a nation a …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

No. 7 Whitworth men gear up for showdown with fourth-ranked Whitman

The list of recent accomplishments for the Whitworth men’s basketball program is an impressive one. If only they could get over the Whitman Blues.


Whitworth students shut out of Smithsonian

For a group of Whitworth University students, the partial shutdown of the federal government is suddenly more than an academic exercise.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Whitworth art students paint Hillyard mural

You can’t miss Hillyard’s latest art project.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Whitworth’s tobacco and chewing ban starts Jan. 1, provoking pushback from some students

An estimated 9 percent of Whitworth University’s students smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Starting Jan. 1, they’ll have to take the habit off-campus.


Ben College scores career-high 37 as Whitworth routs D’Youville 104-74

Ben College sank 11 of 17 from 3-point range on his way to a career-high 37 points and the Whitworth Pirates cruised to a 104-74 victory over the D’Youville Spartans …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Spokane County commissioners make way for developments near Whitworth University

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved two amendments to the county’s comprehensive plan for property near Whitworth University, one of which has been somewhat controversial among neighbors. Developer Harley Douglass …


Whitworth University announces winners of recent campus Top Chef competition

Two awards are given, a People’s Choice and a Judges’ Choice.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …