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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  • "Testing embryos and ethics: Where do we draw the line?" American Medical News, Feb. 26, 2007. Elizabeth Schiltz of the School of Law faculty is quoted. Click here (pdf file).
  • "Economics of the Arts," WHRO Radio, "HearSay With Cathy Lewis" program, March 7, 2007. Dr. Charles ("Mel") Gray, Finance Department, recently discussed the economic impact of the arts with a panel of arts administrators for a noontime talk show at this public radio station in the Hampton Roads, Va., area. Scroll to the "Listen Now" link for the March 7 broadcast:
  • "Good Question: Has Marriage Changed for Better or For Worse?" WCCO-TV, March 7, 2007. Dr. Stephanie Coontz, who delivered this year's Luann Dummer Lecture at UST, was interviewed in the Luann Dummer Center for Women for this piece. If you didn't hear the lecture, here are some highlights.
  • "Caucuses open political season in St. Paul," Star Tribune, March 8, 2007. In the Fourth Ward, among the issues discussed: "the light-rail line and the effect that the University of St. Thomas has on its neighborhood."
  • "I.A.'s checkbook still doesn't balance," Star Tribune, March 9, 2007. "Bob MacGregor has a $1 check signed by I.A. O'Shaughnessy, the oil millionaire who is being honored this week by the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Around St. Paul," Star Tribune, March 9, 2007. St. Paul columnist Joe Kimball writes, "The University of St. Thomas named Gary Ales – longtime St. Paul teacher, now retired – as Humanitarian of the Year for founding the St. Paul Friendship Club, made up of students from Humboldt High School who dance and sing at nursing homes and high-rises."
  • "Tips For Taking Greater Control Of Your Career," WCCO-TV, March 9, 2007. Here's news of a new book by Opus College of Business professor Dr. Sally Power, The Mid-Career Success Guide: Planning for the Second Half of Your Working Life.
  • "Student protesters take marches to the Web," Star Tribune, March 10, 2007. "'It's simple,' said Mara Hughes, 21, a member of the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. 'People are dying. When you're telling people about it, you don't have to fill in the details.' … The St. Thomas GI-Net group and the STAND chapters at Carleton and the University of Minnesota, which are among the state's most active, maintain websites or social networking pages on MySpace or Facebook and manage the membership via e-mail lists."
  • "Going abroad: An ode to international travel," Star Tribune, March 10, 2007. "'People say, This is the greatest country in the world – why would I go anywhere else?' said Ann Hubbard, associate director in the International Education Center at St. Thomas University in St. Paul. Hmmm. If you've never been anywhere else, how do you know? Fear, uncertainty and a lack of language skills are among the reasons why people don't travel to foreign countries, Hubbard said. Here's another reason, although you wouldn't know it unless you've tried it: International travel can be humbling. 'It shows you how much you don't know about the world,' Hubbard said. But it can also be a profound, life-changing experience, she said."
  • "A new U.S. attorney is sworn in," Star Tribune, March 10, 2007. "A number of [Rachel] Paulose's family members attended the ceremony at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis."
  • "Literary calendar," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 11, 2007. "St. Thomas open house: New and rare Celtic books are featured during an open house. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday; Special Collections Reading Room, University of St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, Cleveland Avenue just north of Summit Avenue, St. Paul."
  • "Helping women find the playground," Star Tribune, March 12, 2007. "The expert says: The fun that Marketing on the Playground offers is indisputable, said Lorman Lundsten, chairman of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business."
  • "College sports briefs," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 12, 2007. "Sixth-ranked St. Thomas defeated Willamette (Ore.) 4-0 in the championship game of the 24-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Leadoff Classic in Panama City Beach, Fla. Maria Bye hit a three-run home run, and Carrie Embree pitched the shutout for the Tommies (5-1), who beat Louisiana College 3-2 in a morning semifinal."
  • "Familiar names leaving Star Tribune," Minnesota Public Radio, March 12, 2007. "Chris Serres from the Newspaper Guild, the union that represents Star Tribune workers, says that those who take the buyout couldn't pass up the financial opportunity. 'Most of the people who are leaving had planned on doing so anyway. So this is purely a financial move for them,' said Serres. But St. Thomas University journalism professor Mark Neuzil sees it differently. 'There are older copy editors who are probably thinking about retiring and who are going to take advantage of it,' he said. 'But there are also some fairly experienced reporters on the list that I've seen. There's institutional memory that's going to go away.' And that may be most evident in the content of the paper."
  • "The CIA's abuse of intelligence ethics," Minnesota Public Radio "Midday" program, March 13, 2007. "Melvin Goodman, who spent 24 years at the CIA, says the agency has lost its way. In a recent speech at the University of St. Thomas, Goodman argued that intelligence analysts should be telling 'truth to power,' but instead he said the CIA has become politicized." Listen here: