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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  • "More glum housing data," Star Tribune, March 26, 2008. "Thomas Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas, is among those who expect the price decline to continue this year."
  • "Little-known Mosaic is boss on Wall Street," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 26, 2008. "And for the younger generation of Cargill heirs, it made sense to turn at least some of their Cargill stock into assets that were more liquid, says Mary Daugherty, a professor at the University of St. Thomas who specializes in family-owned businesses."
  • "Hamline law school gets a bump in rankings list," Star Tribune, March 28, 2008. " U.S. News & World Report's rankings moved the St. Paul school up into same tier as the University of St. Thomas." No longer available online.
  • "Questions with Bob Sansevere: St. Paul Saints' Brian Whinnery pitching a hit with his Clubhouse Cookies," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 28, 2008. " Brian Whinnery is a pitcher with the St. Paul Saints. In 2001, he was the winning pitcher for the University of St. Thomas in the NCAA Division III national championship game."
  • Business briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 28, 2008. " Mednet USA, a Minneapolis startup that provides secure electronic access to health care records, received the first investment from the James Rogers Fox M.D. Fund for Healthcare Innovation. The fund, part of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of  Business William C. Norris Institute, was made possible by a $1 million bequest from Fox, who died at age 85 in December."
  • "Legislative auditor to review AG office," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 29, 2008. "[Minnesota Attorney General Lori] Swanson has initiated some outside reviews of her own, including a request this week to have the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility look into the allegations. She also enlisted Thomas Mengler, dean of the University of St. Thomas law school, to conduct a review."
  • "Volunteer preparers learn tax code," Star Tribune, March 30, 2008. "The University of St. Thomas and other area college students also volunteer, as do students nationwide. The IRS estimates about 450 college students in this region volunteer to prepare tax returns."
  • "Downsizing's human toll," Star Tribune, March 31, 2008. Author and retired University of St. Thomas manufacturing professor Fred Zimmerman knows there is a lot of stress out there in the manufacturing sector. 'I am not surprised that [the manufacturing roundtables] resulted in comments on the current situation,' he said. 'There is genuine uncertainty out there. ... And I am not sure some of the elected public officials really grasp the dynamics of the changes taking place in manufacturing.'"   
  • "Business people," Star Tribune, March 31, 2008. "The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, named to its board of trustees: George Buckley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of 3M; Cardinal Pio Laghi, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Vatican office that oversees Catholic education at all levels around the world, and the Rev. John Malone, retired pastor of the Church of the Assumption, St. Paul."
  • "Small fund offers hope for small start-up firms," Star Tribune, March 31, 2008. "Fortunately for Fraser, a new venture capital fund operated out of the University of St. Thomas recently invested $50,000 in Mednet, a software company that allows doctors, hospitals, insurers and patients to exchange and access information electronically. The fund, officially called the James Rogers Fox, M.D., Fund for Healthcare Innovation, seeks to invest in early-stage health care companies based in Minnesota. Fox, a former medical director for Minneapolis Public Schools
    and for Control Data Corp., left $1 million to establish the fund after he died in December. "
  • "John Dean among Watergate figures speaking in Minneapolis," Star Tribune, April 1, 2008. "John Dean and three others connected to the Watergate scandal will participate in a University of St. Thomas Law School forum Wednesday."
  • "3M to limit its pension benefits for new hires," Star Tribune, April 1, 2008. " F red Zimmerman, author and retired manufacturing professor at the University of St. Thomas, said that 3M is joining the likes of John Deere, General Electric and Winnebago in ending traditional pension plans for new hires."