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, and if links have expired, you're welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries' Web site. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access full text.

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  • "'Made in Minnesota' gifts keep on giving," Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2007. "Retail pundits are expecting a less-than-stellar holiday season, with the University of St. Thomas last week predicting Minnesotans will spend 1 percent less than last year."
  • "Editorial: These Minnesotans deserve our thanks," Star Tribune, Nov. 22, 2007. Included in this Thanksgiving Day editorial: "Lee Anderson and Penny Anderson. Respectively: APi Group owner and chairman; civic volunteer. The Andersons' $60 million donation to the University of St. Thomas last month raised the bar on higher education philanthropy in these parts."  
  • "Is med school name worth $150M? The U may find out," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 23, 2007. "Minnesota never has seen that kind of money. The University of St. Thomas recently announced a $60 million gift, the largest single donation ever to a university in the state."
  • "Sluggish economy on minds of shoppers on Black Friday," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 23, 2007. "Then, there's 22-year-old Kim Riley, who waited in line overnight at SuperTarget in Midway to get her hands on a $90 digital camera for her January term in India. This type of purchase is an exception for the University of St. Thomas student, who won't be doing any holiday shopping."
  • "Bernadeia Johnson: Keeping up with a whirlwind," Star Tribune, Nov. 25, 2007. "The tension eases at a gathering for alums of the University of St. Thomas' Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) program, which prepares professionals from other fields to become teachers. Johnson, a former financial analyst, blushes at old photos of herself and colleagues she now supervises."
  • "Lori Sturdevant: Ciresi fans say Franken could be the issue," Star Tribune, Nov. 25, 2007. "(For the record: Environmental activist Jim Cohen, University of St. Thomas professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and habitual filer Dick Franson are also in the running.) … Ciresi was a dependable source of early money for promising DFL candidates, Moe said. He also told of the $20 million in charitable donations that the Ciresi law firm's two foundations have made in Minnesota since 1999 (not to mention his personal gift of $2 million for University of St. Thomas scholarships.)"
  • "Designer takes DIY retail," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 25, 2007. "Christopher Puto, dean of the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, said it's rare one of his MBA students launches a business right after graduation, 'but it's very special to watch a young person who has this idea and makes it happen.'"
  • "Creating a brand with Spunk," Star Tribune, Nov. 26, 2007. "John Sailors, an assistant professor of marketing at the University
    of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, defined a brand as 'a promise that the company makes to the customer or the consumer.' Everything about the brand needs to communicate the same message. 'If every aspect of your firm is speaking with one voice, it's more likely to be heard,' Sailors said."