The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, prohibits postsecondary educational institutions from disclosing the education records of students to most third parties without the student’s written consent. However, certain information is considered “directory information” and may be disclosed without consent. It is important that students understand what personal data is protected and the additional action that must be taken if additional protection is desired.
At 9:37 a.m., the University of St. Thomas switchboard received a bomb threat directed at the John Roach Center (JRC) classroom building on the corner of Summit and Cleveland. No suspicious objects were found, and Public Safety issued an all-clear notification at 10:45 a.m.
St. Thomas today welcomed Kha Yang as its first Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, a crucial leadership role that will guide the university’s ongoing journey to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.
St. Thomas has a new digital front door. With its June 14 launch the university’s main .edu website has a completely revamped look, feel and function, all aimed at helping give prospective students the best possible experience for gathering information and getting to know St. Thomas.
To further efforts related the Action Plan to Combat Racism, the Center for Faculty Development has appointed two faculty members to serve as Faculty Fellows for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 2019-20 academic year.
Today is a difficult day for our community. The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced that St. Thomas will be involuntarily removed from membership in the MIAC effective at the end of spring 2021. You can find its official statement here.
Upon the recommendation of Father Joseph Taphorn, rector and vice president of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, and with the approval of Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan has appointed Christopher Thompson, PhD, as dean of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. Thompson will begin his second term as Dean on July 1.
At 9:37 a.m. today, our campus switchboard received a call from someone claiming to have placed a bomb on campus. There was no information about location. The Saint Paul Police, Minneapolis Police and the FBI w...