Access to clean water may not be a problem in the United States. but in Abdi Husen’s homeland of Ethiopia more than 56 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Husen decided to address this disparity … one bottle at a time.
Here’s one dip that is actually good news: the number of foreclosures and short sales is down considerably from last year. Also, this month’s analysis takes a look at what’s happening to the price-to-income ratio.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there has been some progress, Lisa Waldner reminds us that there is still a lot of work to do to change the culture of bullying – especially in Minnesota.
The Selim Center for Learning in Later Years had its 40th anniversary celebration earlier this month, and Dave Nimmer was present to hear the encouraging words of former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby. Mo Selim, the center’s founder, became ill during the event but is resting comfortably at home these days. Nimmer writes about the evening in The Scroll.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law announced Wednesday that it is implementing a tuition freeze for its next incoming class. The school also is switching from a per-credit tuition model to a flat-fee structure.
Dave Nimmer was impressed last week by the inauguration ceremony for St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan, finding it “crisp and clean, purposeful and passionate, reverent and respectful.” And, as he writes today in The Scroll, Nimmer is equally impressed by the new president and her “attitude, background, candor, determination and focus.”
Senior Lisa Weier once questioned the value of the fountain on John P. Monahan Plaza. But after spending last semester studying in Rome, she writes today in The Scroll, she has an appreciation for how the fountain helps to unite the campus.