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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  • “Obituary: Thomas Ticen served on Hennepin board,” Star Tribune, March 15, 2006. “Ticen, a University of St. Thomas graduate, earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1951.”
  • “Netlets,” Star Tribune, March 16, 2006. “A message to any University of St. Thomas faculty member upset with the university's travel policy regarding nonmarried faculty ("Trip debate widens at St. Thomas," March 10): Deal with it. … ”
  • “3 Green Party members announce candidacies,” Star Tribune, March 16, 2006. Julie Risser is running for state Senate District 41, which includes parts of Edina and Bloomington.“Risser, 41, of Edina, an adjunct faculty member in art history at the University of St. Thomas, said in a statement that she is focusing her campaign on energy independence, transit, and education.”
  • “Stereotypes of the Irish linger in St. Pat cards,” Arizona Republic, March 16, 2006. “James Rogers, of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies in St. Paul, Minn., says he doesn't begrudge anyone a laugh. But he resents the cards' suggestion that the only way to be Irish is to be drunk. ‘I think there's something really sort of sad about the way a lot of Irish-Americans think about the ways to be Irish,’ Rogers said. ‘Irish-Americans sometimes participate in their own denigration.’”
  • “Business briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 17, 2006. “Ron James, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, will be one of four individuals receiving an International Compliance Award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics on April 23.”
  • “Democrat Sabo is likely to step down,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 18, 2006. “Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a University of St. Thomas professor, had already announced his candidacy for Sabo's seat. Other possible male DFL candidates include state Sens. Scott Dibble, Larry Pogemiller and Satveer Chaudhary, Minneapolis City Council Members Scott Benson and Gary Schiff, Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and former commissioner John Derus. Another county commissioner, Randy Johnson, is a possible Republican candidate.”
  • “Would-be candidates are ready to fill Sabo's shoes,” Star Tribune, March 19, 2006. “Already in the race was challenger Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a University of St. Thomas professor. And Sabo's chief of staff, Michael Erlandson, said he would consider an opening the ‘opportunity of a lifetime.’”
  • “‘I hope I've made a difference,’” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 19, 2006. As U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo announces that he will not run again, “State Rep. Keith Ellison and Minneapolis City Council Member Gary Schiff said they will run. From the party's left flank, University of St. Thomas peace studies professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer already had launched a campaign before Sabo's announcement.”
  • “College sports,” Star Tribune, March 22, 2006. “St. Thomas defeated Wooster, the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III baseball poll, 7-2 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday in Fort Myers, Fla. The St. Thomas softball team, ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division III poll, had a 25-game winning streak end Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Point Loma (Calif.).”
  • “College sports briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 23, 2006. “Two MIAC men's players have been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III All-West Region team. St. Thomas center Isaac Rosefelt and Carleton forward Dan Forkrud made the first team. Carleton's Guy Kalland was chosen the region's coach of the year.”
  • “Pioneer Press sale raises local concern,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 23, 2006. “‘The ideal buyer would have strong ties to the local community, have a commitment to quality journalism and the patience to understand it has to be a long-term investment,’ said Mark Neuzil, a journalism professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
  • “Judge Archie Gingold helped kids, reshaped courts,” Star Tribune, March 25, 2006. “A graduate of Mechanic Arts High School in the 1920s, Gingold went on to Macalester College and studied law at the College of St. Thomas. He was the last surviving member of the original St. Thomas Law School, which folded in the 1930s. Gingold received an honorary degree in 2004 with the first graduating class of the new University of St. Thomas Law School.”
  • “Benanav considering making bid for judge,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 25, 2006. “He's been in the thick of some of the most controversial issues before the council, including development on the southwest corner of Victoria Street and Grand Avenue, a proposed Midway truck terminal and the expansion of the University of St. Thomas campus.”
  • “Erickson twins' budding careers run on parallel lines,” Star Tribune, March 26, 2006. “Tom and Nick, just 22 years old, are a precocious duo and may have a long future, maybe as a different kind of power couple, in GOP politics.  Nick is older by one minute and a bit beefier than rail-thin Tom, but their identicalness is comprehensive and their bond is tight. Both were swimmers at Willmar High School; both attended the University of St. Thomas (Nick has graduated, but Tom is still a bit short); both were College Republicans, and both majored in business. They started their jobs on the same day about a year ago. They share an apartment in St. Paul.”
  • “Today’s Spotlight: John Hollerich,” Star Tribune, March 27, 2006. Here’s a business profile of Hollerich, a 2000 UST alumnus who’s a tax manager for Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors in St. Paul .
  • “Amendment could reach far beyond marriage,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 27, 2006. “ ‘There are always questions that are going to end up before judges,’ added University of St. Thomas law professor Teresa Collett. ‘The question is what kind of guidance are the judges going to have when making their decision, and what level
    of authority will that guidance have?’”
  • “Sale of Pioneer Press lets McClatchy choose its rival,” Star Tribune, March 28, 2006. “University of St. Thomas ethics professor Ken Goodpaster plans to offer this scenario for his students to discuss this week: What would you do if you gained control of your chief competitor and had the opportunity to choose the competitor's new owner?”