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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  • "Seminary chief: Same-sex union ban a 'step back,'" Lancaster (Pa.) New Era, April 29, 2008. "'The issues presented include who determines the principles which govern the common life of a community or state, and what those principles should be,' said Teresa Stanton Collett, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn."
  • "Marriage measure splits crowd," Intelligencer-Journal (Harrisburg, Pa.), April 30, 2008. "Teresa Stanton Collett, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, called such concerns 'phantom fears.' 'The reality of the situation is that gay-rights activists are persistently demanding the courts disregard the text of the laws as well as the political will of the people in efforts to remake the institution of marriage to suit their particular political views,' Collett wrote in prepared testimony delivered to the committee."
  • "Student's volunteer mission is latest row at St. Thomas," Star Tribune, May 2, 2008. "A University of St. Thomas law school student's request to fulfill her required volunteer service at Planned Parenthood has ignited the latest philosophical wrestling match on the campus in the school's attempts to balance religious and academic values."
  • "Faith notes: Survivor to tell story of Rwandan horrors," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2, 2008. "Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza, author of "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," will speak at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Ilibagiza will speak on forgiveness and her experience of spending 91 days hiding in a bathroom with seven other women during the Rwandan genocide. A book signing and reception will take place after the lecture. Tickets to the event are $12 and can be purchased in advance at or at the door starting at 6 p.m. The Basilica of St. Mary is at Hennepin Avenue and 17th Street in Minneapolis. Ilibagiza also will be the keynote speaker for "Global Perspectives," a conference on the relationship between mental health and spirituality, held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Schulze Hall Auditorium at the University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis. Cost for the conference is $145, with discounts available for groups and students. For more information call 651-962-4657."
  • "Anti-torture but pro-choice? Can't have that in church, please," Star Tribune, May 3, 2008. Opinion columnist Nick Coleman coins a new verb: "Dr. Steven Miles, a world-renowned scholar, author and anti-torture activist, has won many awards in his career on the faculty of the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics. But the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has bestowed an especially rare distinction on Miles, one that puts him in excellent company: He just got Tutu'd. As you recall, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu recently was barred from speaking at the University of St. Thomas. … "
  • "Citizens Jane and Kane," Star Tribune, May 3, 2008. "Citizen journalism is difficult to do well, said McGill, who also teaches regular journalism classes at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. That's why nine Twin Cities residents, including Tardiff, gathered recently at Minneapolis' Washburn High School for McGill's Largemouth Citizen Journalism Workshop."
  • "Lori Sturdevant: Another professor, 'too liberal' to win," Star Tribune, May 4, 200
    8. Columnist Strudevant writes, "it should be reported that [Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer,] the University of St. Thomas assistant professor of peace and justice is 'also running hard,' in the company of a devoted and well-organized band of supporters."
  • "Sainted and tainted," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 4, 200 "Tainted: Why do big Minnesota businesses continue to give large sums of money to the University of St. Thomas when the school makes no effort to control student housing around the campus? Every year neighbors complain about the wild drinking parties held in their neighborhoods. The school does nothing to prevent these disturbances week after week, year after year after year. Just this week, 76 underage students were finally arrested for underage drinking and creating havoc in the neighborhood. Tom Arth, Inver Grove Heights"  
  • "Another way to buy or sell that house," Star Tribune, May 5, 2008. "Thomas A. Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas, believes consumers are feeling strapped and will find the sizable refunds appealing. 'There's no question I believe it will work,' Musil said. But how profitable it can be is the real question.'"
  • "2 business sites draw bidders," Star Tribune, May 5, 2008. "A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison won this year's University Real Estate Challenge, a competition that challenges college students to analyze and develop projects. … Students from the University of St. Thomas, St. Cloud State University and the University of Northern Iowa also took part."
  • "Lessons people want to Axcept," Star Tribune, May 5, 2008. "The expert says: Mark Spriggs, chairman of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said Erb has a good idea with Axcept Media. … "
  • "Dave Durenberger: If we act, we can witness the birth of a state park," Star Tribune, May 5, 2008. Here's an opinion piece about the proposed Lake Vermilion State Park in northern Minnesota. Durenberger, the former U.S. senator from Minnesota, is a senior health policy fellow at the University of St. Thomas and chair of the National Institute of Health Policy.
  • "Video games start over; lives don't," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 6, 2008. Dr. John Tauer, Psychology Department, makes a point in a letter to the editor.