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Calligraphy class over Zoom.

Business 200 Students Adapt to Community Needs

Despite the move to virtual class gatherings last year, the Business 200 course (Business Learning Through Service) at St. Thomas continued to require students to volunteer with community nonprofits, which provided them with a unique opportunity to step up and help out in new ways.
President Julie Sullivan - State of the University
The St. Thomas 2025 logo.

St. Thomas 2025: New Priorities to Elevate Prominence

With the demographics of college-age students set to undergo radical shifts in the coming years, St. Thomas unveiled this week a bold five-year plan designed to propel the university into the country’s top echelon of Catholic higher ed institutions.
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St. Thomas Launches New Minnesota Institute for Trauma-Informed Education

Educating teachers to understand and address trauma triggered in the classroom is vital when it comes to nurturing a child’s ability to learn.   As a result, the School of Education and the Morrison Family C...
Latanya Daniels

St. Thomas Airs Prime Time Ads to Shine Spotlight on Academic Excellence

In the hopes of enticing more prospects to choose St. Thomas, the university is rolling out four new student-centric TV commercials on Feb. 8 that use storytelling suspense, drama and intrigue that mirror teasers for some of the popular prime time TV shows in which they are slotted to appear.
The sun shines through windows in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Photos of the Year – Mark Brown

It’s sometimes hard to remember that this year started out with a semblance of normalcy. Some students took J-Term study trips and sports teams were still competing into March as COVID-19 slowly began to domina...

Tommie Experts: Radical Times Call for Radical Healing

Bryana H. French, PhD, LP, created with colleagues the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective to share evidence-based practices that promote individual and collective healing in the face of racism.
Trevor Brink, right, is a St. Thomas law student and a National Guard officer.

School of Law Student at the Heart of Minnesota’s PPE Distribution

St. Thomas School of Law student Trevor Brink has been working since April 9 as the executive officer of his National Guard company and in charge of managing the Minnesota Department of Health’s personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution warehouse.

Large Turnout Highlights St. Thomas-Hosted Ashoka U Exchange

A large turnout highlighted the St. Thomas-hosted Ashoka U Exchange 2020 event, which was virtual for the first time: 481 people representing 24 countries and 104 higher education institutions attended 75 sessions across April 16-17.
A prison yard.

School of Law Helps Develop, Support Minnesota Prisoners Medical Release Program

On March 27, School of Law Professor Mark Osler wrote an editorial column in the Star Tribune calling on local, state and federal officials to “take action now if we are to avoid catastrophic illness and death in those [prison and jail] facilities as COVID-19 inexorably advances." The state listened.