June 21, 2023 Newsletter


Tommies From Around the Globe: Behind the Camera With Sai Kallur

Sai Kallur
He's known to many as simply "that one kid behind the camera." And that suits Sai Kallur just fine. Ever since he can remember, Kallur has loved capturing the moment. In high school, he'd wander the streets of Pune, his hometown in Maharashtra, India, always with a camera handy, always on the lookout for the…
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Alum Entrepreneur Empowers Authentic Expression

Souphak and Jamie Kienitz.
Jamie and Souphak Kienitz '16 are the founders of Jay Victoria – an inclusive brand offering fashion for plus women, nonbinary and queer humans. Their mission is to make everyone feel seen, heard and confident in their clothing. Focusing on plus-size menswear style, Jay Victoria fills a void in the fashion industry, empowering authentic expression…
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John Sullivan '80: A Creative Problem-Solver

John Sullivan.
It was the insight of a St. Thomas professor that propelled John Sullivan '80 to a legal career – and ultimately gave Sullivan the means to change how corporations understand equality. Sullivan, who is now general counsel for Carlson, Inc., in turn, returns the favor by supporting St. Thomas programs and initiatives that enhance equality,…
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Student Social Entrepreneurs Compete, Network and Learn at St. Thomas

Students dancing on stairs.
Thirty-one teams composed of 80 students from 22 universities and nine countries converged on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus June 15-17 to win a share of more than $76,000 in seed funding at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler GSIC) Global Finals. Both St. Thomas teams, B-Care Wood Pellet and Chemco, progressed…
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VIDEO: Juneteenth as a Second Independence Day

Juneteenth 2023
Dr. Yohuru Williams, Distinguished University Chair, professor of history and the founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative, recently spoke about the misconceptions people have about the Juneteenth holiday, its history and meaning for the future. "Black people have always been at the vanguard, the forefront of deepening questions of American democracy, whether that is…
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Updates to the Purchasing and Payables Policy

If your role involves purchasing and payment at the university, please read through the updated policy to be sure you understand new changes that pertain to your area. The most significant changes impact bidding, travel, gifts and gift cards.
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Seen Around St. Thomas

Janette Mendoza '21 AA, '23 speaks at the DFC Impact Celebration at Bavaria Downs in Chaska. (Brandon Woller '17/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights: Economic Professor Tyler Schipper spoke with Marketplace about the Minneapolis-St. Paul region's year-over-year inflation rate, which is currently much lower the majority of the country.

Law Professor Robert Kahn, who studies hate speech, recently spoke to Time magazine about Australia's efforts to ban Nazi symbols.

Jerry Organ, law professor and co-director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, recently spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the best way to prepare for a possible transfer between law schools.

Read St. Thomas "In the News" stories.

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