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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  • “Will FDA Sell Out on Morning-After Pill?” Human Events: The National Conservative Weekly, Aug. 17, 2006. “Men 25 or older sire more children of school-age California girls than do boys, according to congressional testimony from Professor Teresa Stanton Collett of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. Nationally, two-thirds of teen mothers have boyfriends over 20.”
  • “Crisis adds tension to talks about faith,” Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2006. “Among those speaking was Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘If I shouldn't go speak at a service about peace in Lebanon and the Mideast, where should I go speak?’ he said.”
  • “Some rules for engagement,” Star Tribune, Aug. 19, 2006. “Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, offered this version of the ‘Dialogue Decalogue’ … .”
  • “Will sale revive megamall Macy's?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 20, 2006. “Retail expert Dave Brennan has his doubts. The one thing Macy's Mall of America always had going for it, even as the store deteriorated, was its uniqueness in this market. ‘Now, that uniqueness is gone,’ said Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. Brennan conducts an annual holiday-spending survey, which has shown that in the past three years, local shoppers visited the Mall of America occasionally at most. ‘If anything, this isn't going to help the Mall of America.’”
  • “Many are the headaches underfoot: Paul DeLao got a great deal when he bought Benson Carpet, and he has learned a great deal while keeping the floor-covering company going,” Star Tribune, Aug. 21, 2006. “After graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a political science degree, DeLao considered law school and politics, drawing inspiration from campaign work for his uncle, Conrad Vega. In 1976, Vega became the first Mexican-American elected to the Minnesota Legislature.”
  • See also: “Remembering Bill Norris,” Minnesota Public Radio, Aug. 21, 2006. “ Fred Zimmerman, a retired University of St. Thomas expert on engineering and management, remembers working with Norris at Control Data in the 1960s and '70s. Zimmerman spoke with MPR's Tom Crann.” Listen here:
  • See also: "Control Data founder William Norris dies,” Star Tribune, Aug. 21, 2006. “In 2001, the [William Norris Institute] became part of the College of Business at St. Thomas University. Michael P. Moore, director of the institute, said Norris transferred $2.3 million to the institute to be used for investment in innovative, socially beneficial technology companies.”
  • “Twin physics teachers are four minutes apart, nine miles apart,” Star Tribune, Aug. 23, 2006. Identical twins Travis and Kalin Laurent ’04 teach in Apple Valley and Lakeville. Here are “Six Degrees of Separation” not mentioned in the story: The twins’ high school chemistry and physics teacher was Ruth Kirkwold Larson’96, M.A. 2000. Ruth’s husband, Eric Larson ’96, M.A. 2005, works in Information Resources and Technologies at St. Thomas. Eric’s dad, Norm Larson, is professor emeritus of journalism at St. Thomas.
  • “Hatch is wrong about call, judge says,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 23, 2006. “University of St. Thomas law professor Neil
    Hamilton, director of the Thomas E. Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, said that the phone records seem to lend credence to Leary's recollection of recent events. ‘If the judge's statement is true that the ex parte communication involved a threat of adverse media attention, the threat ... more seriously undermines the impartiality of the court,’ Hamilton wrote recently in an e-mail response to motions in the case. ‘If the threat of media attention is also false, a false statement of fact to a judge is specifically prohibited by the ethics rules.’
  • “Davanni's likes having a pizza the action,” Star Tribune, Aug. 24, 2006. Davanni’s Grand Avenue location, a fixture near St. Thomas’ St. Paul campus since 1975, celebrated its recent expansion.