Gonzaga University http://nwpr.org en Former House Speaker Foley A Lasting Inspiration In Hometown http://nwpr.org/post/former-house-speaker-foley-lasting-inspiration-hometown <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/101813JR_Draxler_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The hometown of former Speaker of the House Tom Foley is mourning the longtime politician's death. Foley represented Spokane and a large swath of eastern Washington from 1965 to 1995.<p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:30:15 +0000 Jessica Robinson 35949 at http://nwpr.org Former House Speaker Foley A Lasting Inspiration In Hometown Gonzaga University Gives Club Status To Knights Of Columbus http://nwpr.org/post/gonzaga-university-gives-club-status-knights-columbus <p>The president of Gonzaga University has reversed an earlier decision and now says a campus chapter of the Knights of Columbus can receive official club status. The Catholic university in Spokane first denied that recognition because the Knights do not admit women or non-Catholics.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 00:58:10 +0000 Jessica Robinson 26772 at http://nwpr.org Gonzaga Fans Nervous After Rocky Opening Game http://nwpr.org/post/gonzaga-fans-nervous-after-rocky-opening-game <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/032213JR_Opila_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University basketball fans are jittery after a near-loss for the small Catholic school with high hopes for March Madness. Gonzaga's men's basketball team narrowly won its first game in the national tournament on Thursday when it played Louisiana's Southern University.<p>The Zags next play Wichita State on Saturday.<p>“I'm so nervous! It was very frustrating to watch us just throw bricks in the air," says Gonzaga University senior Andrew Opila. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:02:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson 24729 at http://nwpr.org Gonzaga Fans Nervous After Rocky Opening Game Basketball Team Prompts Gonzaga's Growth Spurt http://nwpr.org/post/basketball-team-prompts-gonzagas-growth-spurt <p>Gonzaga University’s name is seemingly everywhere this month – including the covers of magazines and newspapers, and mentions on NPR. Paige Browning explains that, while the basketball program gets more name recognition, the school is on a growth spurt.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:08:53 +0000 Paige Browning 24687 at http://nwpr.org No. 1 Ranking Delights Gonzaga's Devout Fan Base http://nwpr.org/post/no-1-ranking-delights-gonzagas-devout-fan-base <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030413JR_ZagsFans_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SPOKANE, Wash. - Basketball fans in the Inland Northwest are in a very good mood today. The new Associated Press poll for men's college basketball ranks Gonzaga University number one in the country. It's a first for Gonzaga – and the state of Washington.<p>Traditional basketball powers like Indiana and Duke,just couldn't hold their grip on the top spot. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:12:52 +0000 Jessica Robinson 23721 at http://nwpr.org No. 1 Ranking Delights Gonzaga's Devout Fan Base Zags Closer To Number One Ranking After Title Win http://nwpr.org/post/zags-closer-number-one-ranking-after-title-win <p>After a strong win on Saturday, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team is the West Coast Conference Champion. But, the excitement goes beyond that in Spokane. Paige Browning reports. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:42:42 +0000 Paige Browning 23679 at http://nwpr.org Gonzaga University Pledges Zero Emissions As 'Moral Imperative' http://nwpr.org/post/gonzaga-university-pledges-zero-emissions-moral-imperative <p></p><p>Leaders at Gonzaga University are asking "What Would Jesus Do" about climate change? The Jesuit school has adopted a plan for zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:26:58 +0000 Jessica Robinson 22050 at http://nwpr.org Gonzaga University Pledges Zero Emissions As 'Moral Imperative' Archbishop Tutu’s Address At Gonzaga Focuses On Human Equality http://nwpr.org/post/archbishop-tutu-s-address-gonzaga-focuses-human-equality <p>At Gonzaga University&rsquo;s commencement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu mixed humor with a serious message to the graduating class. Mon, 14 May 2012 23:53:51 +0000 Paige Browning 8300 at http://nwpr.org Archbishop Tutu’s Address At Gonzaga Focuses On Human Equality Tutu To Speak At Gonzaga Graduation Despite Alumni Petition http://nwpr.org/post/tutu-speak-gonzaga-graduation-despite-alumni-petition <p>The president of Gonzaga University in Spokane is defending the choice of Archbishop Desmond Tutu as the school&rsquo;s commencement speaker next month. Some alumni say Tutu&rsquo;s positions on social issues make him an inappropriate choice for the Catholic school.</p><p>Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop&nbsp;Tutu has expressed support for abortion rights, contraception, same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy. Next month, he&rsquo;s slated to receive an honorary law degree at Gonzaga&rsquo;s graduation ceremony. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:33:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6925 at http://nwpr.org Tutu To Speak At Gonzaga Graduation Despite Alumni Petition