Dear faculty, staff and students:
It has been nearly one month since we launched our Action Plan to Combat Racism and gathered for our campus wide anti-racism event. At that event, I stated that this moment ...
The chapel at the University of St. Thomas has served its campus well for nearly 100 years. Thanks to the generosity of donors, it will now be brought into the 21st century with expanded spaces and amenities that will serve the contemporary needs of the entire community.
The University of St. Thomas has a new vice president and director of athletics. Phil Esten ‘95 will return to his alma mater in January, bringing with him a breadth of experience from athletics leadership positions at Penn State University; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University.
The university’s regular paid holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) fall on weekdays this year (Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1). We will provide three additional paid “gift days” on Dec. 26, 27 and 28.
Thousands of St. Thomas community members gathered in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex fieldhouse on Wednesday, signaling with their overwhelming presence that St. Thomas is ready for change.
President Julie Sullivan invites the St. Thomas community a campus-wide meeting on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. as a kickoff to the university’s commitment to action and is a critical step in boldly addressing systemic racism and hate in our community.
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.
For the past several years, faculty and staff at St. Thomas have studied how we can develop a more comprehensive and integrated approach to health care education. Last May, the Board of Trustees endorsed a plan to advance a new College of Health at St. Thomas as part of this plan.
In many conversations with students, staff and faculty throughout the past year, it has become increasingly apparent that we must quickly and thoughtfully address the growing mental health and wellness needs of...