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Action Plan to Combat Racism

In accordance with our University of St. Thomas mission of advancing the common good and convictions of dignity and diversity, we seek to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. As such, the university is committed to this Action Plan to Combat Racism.
The Arches are shown October 10, 2017.

Anti-Racism Coalition Writes Open Letter to St. Thomas Community

Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom calling for systemic change in response to the ongoing challenges our community faces. The president, provost, and entire university leadership team is committed to undertaking the short-term and long-term work needs to ensure this moment is a meaningful inflection point in stepping up our efforts to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive community that lives our fundamental value of respecting and promoting the human dignity of all.
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Racism Will Not Be Tolerated

On Oct. 19, we were deeply saddened to learn of a bias-motivated incident in Brady Hall. It is a blatant disregard for our university commitment to be welcoming and inclusive and our conviction to diversity. The university is actively investigating the incident and calls on anyone who may have knowledge of the situation to come forward.
Items from an exhibit featuring the Voorsanger Architects Archive are shown in a renovated O'Shaughnessy Educational Center gallery space February 26, 2018.

The heART of St. Thomas

Spend even a little bit of time on St. Thomas' campus and you'll know art is important here. And the secret's out: St. Thomas was recently ranked #2 for art history programs in the Midwest, a fact that highlights the central place art holds for the university in general.
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Biochemistry student Jordyn Prell pipettes material under a lab hood October 13, 2015 in Owens Science Hall.

Student Research: Tacit Knowledge in College Success, Gene Expression, Medicaid Crowd-out

While the student traffic across Summit Avenue is much lighter, things are far from quiet on the St. Thomas campus over the summer months. Dozens of Tommies - 44, to be exact - are spending their summer working full-time on research thanks to funding from St. Thomas grants, including Young Scholars, Community-based Research and Sustainability Scholars.