Gonzaga Launches New Civil Rights Center

Oct 1, 2018
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Gonzaga University has formally launched a new Center for Civil and Human Rights. The center is affiliated with the law school. It was announced during a conference about the legal profession’s role in civil rights activism last Friday.

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Spokane has become a hot spot for medical education in the last 10 years. That’s when the University of Washington decided — with the encouragement of Spokane civic leaders — to send 20 first-year medical students to study in the Lilac City. A lot has happened since then: the U — in a partnership with Gonzaga — has tripled the number of students it sends here and, of course, WSU has now has its own medical school with first- and second-year students based in Spokane.

A San Francisco researcher who studies how childhood hardships affect the health of people going forward is coming to Spokane Wednesday to speak at her alma mater. Dr. Nicole Bush has been named the first distinguished alumni researcher at Gonzaga’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Integrity.

Excerpts from McMorris Rodgers' Spokane Town Hall

Aug 11, 2017
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Here are clips from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ town hall at Gonzaga on August 10. (on the American Health Care Act, funding for Planned Parenthood and medical marijuana)

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For a few weeks recently, Ferguson had quite a high profile, not only in the state, but also nationally, because of his decision to challenge the initial Trump Administration travel ban on people from certain countries. He appeared on national news broadcasts to explain the state’s position. And last Friday, he held a session at Gonzaga law school here in Spokane. Here are some excerpts from his talk.

A conference March 10th in Spokane focuses on strategies for suicide prevention. The all-day Zero Suicide Conference will take place at Gonzaga University. Conference organizer Sabrina Votova says our region experiences higher rates of suicide than the national average.

Votova: "Our area of eastern Washington has higher rates than the western side of Washington."

Votava says two things impact the risk of suicide here. One, in rural areas it is more difficult to access mental health resources, and two, there is more access to unsecured guns.

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Gonzaga University is being acknowledged for its contribution to the Peace Corps. For the third year running, Gonzaga University was the number one recruiting school for small colleges in the U-S when it came to Peace corps volunteers.

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Some Gonzaga University engineering students won't have far to go to do field testing in an unusual new lab. The experiments will be conducted right outside the university's front door, on Sharp Avenue.

The City of Spokane and Gonzaga have hooked up to test porous pavement as a way to limit storm water runoff which finds its way into the Spokane River at the university's back door.

Last Rush for the Wild West - Facebook

A film that takes a critical look at tar sands and oil shale mining will screen at Gonzaga University Thursday. The film “Last Rush for the Wild West” take a look at a project that the director says is the most critical environmental problem facing the US today. It is a proposed strip mine that would cover a million acres near the headwaters of the Colorado River in Utah.

Director Jennifer Ekstrom, who was formerly the Pend O'reille water-keeper, says the mining process will pose a direct threat to millions of people downstream.

Erin Fitzgerald talks about the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie​ based on the writings of the Olympia, Washington born activist who died defending a Palestinian home in 2003. The play will be presented on March 2 and Gonzaga University's Magnuson Theater at 7 p.m.