Gonzaga

Tom Foley Remembered
4:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Former House Speaker Foley A Lasting Inspiration In Hometown

Congressman Tom Foley speaks at Gonzaga's commencement ceremony in May 1973.
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Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 5:35 pm

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.

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Gonzaga Basketball
6:08 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Basketball Team Prompts Gonzaga's Growth Spurt

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.

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Gonzaga Basketball
6:42 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Zags Closer To Number One Ranking After Title Win

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.

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Tutu's GU Commencement Speech
4:53 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Archbishop Tutu’s Address At Gonzaga Focuses On Human Equality

Archbishop Desmond Tutu mixed humor with a serious message in his commencement speech for Gonzaga University's the graduating class.
Photo credit: Wikimedia user Elke Wetzig Wikimedia Commons

At Gonzaga University’s commencement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu mixed humor with a serious message to the graduating class.

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Gonzaga Grad Speaker
4:33 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Tutu To Speak At Gonzaga Graduation Despite Alumni Petition

Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Photo courtesy Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

The president of Gonzaga University in Spokane is defending the choice of Archbishop Desmond Tutu as the school’s commencement speaker next month. Some alumni say Tutu’s positions on social issues make him an inappropriate choice for the Catholic school.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Tutu has expressed support for abortion rights, contraception, same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy. Next month, he’s slated to receive an honorary law degree at Gonzaga’s graduation ceremony.

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