UST in the News

UST in the news

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

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  • “Young, hip, reverent: Emergent churches, emphasizing small worship groups, have struck a chord with young Christians,” Star Tribune, Feb. 9, 2006. “ ‘At first I thought, 'This is weird,' she said. ‘I mean, I'm a law student [at the University of St. Thomas ], and here were all these counterculture people writing their own songs and doing – body prayer?’”
  • “Talking Volumes: The thinker,” Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2006. “Heid Erdrich, a poet and English professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said she has loved and taught Housekeeping, [2005 Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne] Robinson's first and only other novel, for years, and finds Gilead equally astounding. ‘I am amazed by Robinson's ability to make us see beauty,’ Erdrich said. ‘I love her detail and the almost spooky way she sees, the clarity of detail that resolves in my mind like a photograph. Not snapshots, mind you, but intensely drawn photos of the kind you read for detail, then scope, then detail again.’ ”
  • “Robert G. Kennedy: People of faith can argue on both sides,” Star Tribune, Feb. 13, 2006. In this opinion piece, Dr. Robert Kennedy of UST’s Catholic Studies Department weighs in on the proposed marriage amendment.
  • “Lou Gelfand: Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's right,” Star Tribune, Feb. 13, 2006. “Several Minneapolis public schools no longer have student newspapers because of cutbacks. Roosevelt High School recently published an edition thanks to the Urban Journalism Workshop supported by the University of St. Thomas. I witnessed the lamentable gap in the curriculum this winter as a volunteer.”