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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  • "The numbers get real," Star Tribune, March 28, 2007. "Tommy DeMarco has narrowed his college choices from six to two: the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and the U's Twin Cities campus. Both offered him scholarships, which narrowed the difference in cost to about $7,000 a year. That has made his decision harder. He had been leaning toward private schools until the U offered him a scholarship." http:/
  • "Gulf Coast ghost town," Minnesota Public Radio, March 28, 2007. "A group of St. Thomas students have just returned from a week-long trip to New Orleans. 30 students and three advisers made the trip to help demolish and clean up the area that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Cathy Wurzer talked with St. Thomas student Ericka Leahy and St. Thomas ethics professor Bernie Brady, who accompanied the students to New Orleans."
  • "Twins ballpark on tap at State of County address," Star Tribune, March 29, 2007. "The status of the new Twins ballpark and the governance change at Hennepin County Medical Center top the list of topics that Hennepin County Board Chair Randy Johnson will talk about when he gives the State of the County Address today. Johnson will be at the microphone at 2:30 p.m. at Thornton Auditorium in Terrence Murphy Hall at University of St. Thomas' downtown campus at 1000 LaSalle Av. S."
  • "Subsidies vs. job creation," Star Tribune, March 29, 2007. "Prof. Michael Naughton, who teaches business and theology at the University of St. Thomas, said the combination of high executive compensation and requests for tax exemptions creates 'kind of a double-speak. On one hand, we justify these compensation systems purely on a free market basis. And now we've got the state giving subsidies to corporations in order to run their businesses.'"
  • "Twin Cities / St. Thomas hires controversial U dean," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 29, 2007. ''Michael Paulsen, an associate dean at the University of Minnesota Law School, is leaving to join the University of St. Thomas Law School faculty this fall."
  • "Nick Coleman: If Heffelfinger hadn't quit, would he have been purged?" Star Tribune, April 1, 2007. Columnist Coleman writes, "In a breach of protocol, the former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, Thomas Heffelfinger, was not invited to an elaborate March 9 investiture for his successor, Rachel Paulose. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the University of St. Thomas Law School and was attended by hundreds, including all recent U.S. attorneys for Minnesota but one."
  • "Twins thrived from scouting of 'Papa Joe,'" Star Tribune, April 1, 2007. "'I saw the Cuban University of Havana team when it was here playing St. Thomas, and I saw the Cubans when they came to America to play the Orioles, and both teams had some remarkable players,' [Clark] Griffith said. 'I don't think there are 20 of them, but I think there could be 10 very good players there. Cuba's not a big place.'"
  • "Forum in St. Paul tonight to tackle racial profiling," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 2, 2007. "The St. Paul branch of the NAACP, the African-American Leadership Council, the St. Paul Urban League and the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas are hosting the event."
  • "For a little scratch, golfers can get help," Star Tribune, April 2, 2007. "Dave Brennan, a golfer and co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said the numbers of golfers and rounds they shoot have been declining in recent years. Consolidation among larger golf retailers suggests that the market is mature. 'We're built up, not only in terms of courses but also as far as retailers,' he said."
  • "Textbook and a passport," Star Tribune, April 3, 2007. "Study-abroad programs provide extensive information for students and parents to help organize trip details. Advisers typically meet individually with students before their departure. At the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, the International Education Center also hosts an orientation session for parents."
  • "Equity firm buys machinist Remmele," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 3, 2007. "'It's one of Minnesota 's premier manufacturers,' said Fred Zimmerman, former professor of manufacturing systems engineering at the University of St. Thomas. 'They do work that nobody else can do.'"