News of a $20 million scholarship gift and the announcement that St. Thomas will adopt a test-optional policy were two major announcements Feb. 20 as President Julie Sullivan delivered the 2020 State of the University address.
News of a $20 million scholarship gift, and the announcement that St. Thomas will adopt a test-optional policy both drew applause at the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium Thursday as President Julie Sullivan delivered the 2020 State of the University address.
A landmark $20-million gift announced Thursday will help St. Thomas students reduce tuition costs and room and board expenses, amid the backdrop of the university’s new on-campus residency requirement.
Dr. Yohuru Williams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), was recently named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and affiliated faculty in the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights at St. John’s University New York. Williams will step down from St. Thomas at the end of the academic year and will begin his new post on July 1, 2020.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law has announced it is launching a campaign to grow its post-graduate fellowship program, providing expanded opportunities for recent graduates to serve the poor. The fellowship program, which began in 2014, will also be newly named the Archbishop Ireland Justice Fellows in honor of John Ireland, the founder of the University of St. Thomas.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Yohuru Williams discusses the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson, a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that established the doctrine of "separate but equal," allowing states to enforce the separation of races.
President Julie Sullivan, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey welcomed hundreds of community members to St. Thomas Wednesday during the third annual Breakfast with the Mayors.
World-renowned Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz is creating a bronze sculpture of the university’s patron saint, Thomas Aquinas, one of three new art installations in and around the new Iversen Center for Faith.
Second-year law student Eduardo Salgado Diaz ‘14 said he never aspired to be a lawyer, but was motivated to attend law school while working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools.