Dave Nimmer writes The Scroll today

Dave Nimmer writes The Scroll today

As new students arrived at St. Thomas last week, retired journalism professor Dave Nimmer paused to recall his first day on campus nearly two decades ago.

You can read his reflections in today's issue of The Scroll.

Nimmer is one of six regular contributors to The Scroll. Its purpose is to tell stories that reflect the university's mission and describe the good work of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents.

The Scroll will be published once or twice a week. Last Friday's inaugural post, from Father Dennis Dease, president, about freshmen move-in week, generated many responses, which have been published with his story. Read what they had to say here.

Guest contributions are welcome, as are responses to individual blog items written by regular contributors, and readers also can subscribe to The Scroll through an RSS feed. Details are in the editors' note in today's issue.