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.

If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at

  • "Katrina victims asked for rebuilding ideas," Star Tribune, Nov. 30, 2006. "New Orleans residents who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina are being invited to 21 national interactive sites Saturday, including the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul , to give their views on rebuilding priorities for the city."
  • "Changing trends leave November sales mixed," Star Tribune, Dec. 1, 2006. "Macy's parent company, Federated, was a case of addition by subtraction, said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. The company has closed a number of underperforming stores during the past year, and so they no longer are bringing down its results."
  • College sports briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 2, 2006. "MIAC men's hockey – Bethel 4, St. Thomas 3: Bethel scored four unanswered goals and posted its first regular-season victory over St. Thomas in 20 seasons in an MIAC game at Mendota Heights."
  • More sports briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 2, 2006. "Academic honors: Eight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer players have been named to the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III All-Far West Region Team. Gustavus Adolphus senior midfielder Matt Broin, Gustavus Adolphus junior forward Mike Butterworth, Hamline senior forward Jacob Helling and St. Thomas senior midfielder Matt Michalik made the first team."
  • "A crucial need for care with words: Second case of similarities to New Yorker column prompts review of writer's work," Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2006. Readers' representative Kate Parry writes, "I've continued working with Brenda Rotherham, recruiting and training manager, on the seminar I mentioned in the last column about preventing plagiarism and fabrication. Kris Bunton, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of St. Thomas, and John Borger, an attorney who often works on First Amendment issues, have agreed to participate."
  • "Katrina survivors share their vision," Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2006. "A small group of people gathered at the University of St. Thomas on Saturday to help put New Orleans back together. They were strangers, yet irrevocably bound by the spirit of a place they were forced to leave behind."
  • "The many faces of Minnesota," Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2006. Donald Empsen's The Street Where You Live is called "A must for anyone curious about the origins of St. Paul 's street names, bridges, statues, farms and hotels. It is packed with intriguing bits of trivia: For example, half the city's cemeteries are Jewish and much of the University of St. Thomas campus sits on a drained lakebed."
  • College sports brief, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 3, 2006. "Isaac Rosefelt scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help St. Thomas win 81-53 over St. Olaf (2-3, 0-1) at Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul . Rosefelt made 10 of 15 shots from the floor and 4 of 7 free throws. Bryan Schnettler scored 21 points, and Mike Keating had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Tommies (4-0, 2-0)."
  • "Micro-lending is big," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 3, 2006. Retired but occasional business columnist Dave Beal writes, "Hussein Samatar, who came to the Twin Cities from Somalia in 1994, launched the [African Development Center] after a stint in more traditional banking. Samatar joined Wells Fargo predecessor Norwest, got his MBA from the University of St. Thomas and began working with borrowers seeking business loans at that bank's Uptown office."
  • "Obituary: James McCarthy, witty professor and PR man," Star Tribune, Dec. 4, 2006. "James C. McCarthy, 84, of Roseville, who taught speech and coached debate at the University of St. Thomas for 20 years, died Thursday … ."
  • " 'A bigger difference in the world,'" Star Tribune, Dec. 4, 2006. "Jack Militello, a management professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business who specializes in leadership and human capital issues, said LeaderSource's individualized approach to development is a strength."