UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media.

Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • “Devastation challenges religious orders, colleges,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 8, 2005. Here is a story about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Catholic colleges along the Gulf Coast. (Ed note: St. Thomas, of course, is not mentioned in the story, but we thought it might interest you.)
  • “Mervyns gives up on Front Range,” Denver Post, Sept. 8, 2005. “‘They are trying to get back to a core area where they can be profitable and more efficient in terms of distribution,’ said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Center for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. ‘They went into some of these markets for the wrong reasons.’”
  • “Fleeing 19-year-old saw bodies, heard gunshots,” Star Tribune, Sept. 9, 2005. “In the space of a week, college student Theo Brown has gone from survival mode in New Orleans to the surreal peace of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
  • “Pay dirt: Sweat the small stuff,” Star Tribune, Sept. 9, 2005. “Natalie Wicker, a student at the University of St. Thomas, has watched many friends get caught up in the moment charging goods they didn't need or couldn't afford. ‘They see themselves as being 'responsible' if they are merely paying the minimum amount due,’ she said. Only 21 percent of undergrads pay off their balances each month.”
  • “John Millea: The grass is greener in Wabasso,” Star Tribune, Sept. 9, 2005. “We all are familiar with FieldTurf; it is the surface that was installed in the Metrodome last year. FieldTurf is basically plastic grass that sits on a bed of small rubber pellets. The football fields at St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas have FieldTurf or similar products, as do Wayzata, Hopkins and Minnetonka high schools.”
  • “No news may be good news when stress levels rise,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 11, 2005. “Kristie Bunton, a professor and the chairwoman of the journalism and mass communications department at the University of St. Thomas, credits TV news coverage with helping to put a face on the urgency of the catastrophe and exposing important stories from Katrina. But even a self-described ‘news junkie’ found she needed a break. ‘By the weekend after Katrina hit, I didn't mind seeing less of the TV coverage,’ says Bunton. ‘If it's really getting to me, I turn it off and come back to it some other time. You need to have balance in your life.’”
  • “School expels dogs, angering their owners,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 11, 2005. “For the meantime, displaced dogs still have other options: The College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas still allow pets on most of their campuses, as long as they are leashed and take their presents with them.”
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Sept. 12, 2005. Here’s a weekly Q and A column of business questions, with answers supplied by the College of Business’ John Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • “Woodbury Lakes stirs east-west comparisons,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 12, 2005. “Perception is a factor. ‘The west is more upscale. It always has been,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”