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Gonzaga Aims to Keep Spokane Students in High School
By Peter Tormey
Researchers at Gonzaga’s School of Education believe Spokane Public Schools’ rising high-school drop-out rate of 39 percent should best be addressed where it begins, in the crucial formative years of middle school. Gonzaga is embarking on a research-driven effort to sharply reduce the drop-out rate through after-school programs, and reform middle-school education in the city, thanks to a $41,432 research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Priority Spokane!, a special, issue-focused organization.
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Gonzaga BulldogsOrigin of Gonzaga’s Mascot
Early Gonzaga University sports teams were called the "Blue and Whites" or "the Fighting Irish" like the University of Notre Dame. However, after a football game in 1921 a reporter wrote that Gonzaga fought tenaciously like bulldogs. Thus, that description became the new mascot. Over the years, Gonzaga had numerous live bulldogs as mascots. The first one was named "Teddy Gonzaga," a tiny bull terrier. Another was named "Corrigan" after the daredevil aviator "Wrong Way Corrigan." Unfortunately this mascot died with five other dogs after being fed poisoned meat. "Finnegan McGinty the First" (Corky) replaced Corrigan in 1949. After Corky died, a local kennel donated a new mascot but that bulldog died four days later of an unknown disease. Another female dog was donated in April 1951. There was a contest held to name her. The name "Bullet" was chosen, and the winner received a carton of Chesterfield cigarettes.
Photo: Frank Walter, Rich Evans, Joe Brasch, Pat Sweeney, and Jack Curran of the 1949-50 team with “Corky”.  Text and photo provided by GU Archives.
Text and photo provided by the Gonzaga University Archives.