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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  • "Daniel Hardy of St. Paul dies; history buff set out to prove Cushman Rice was model for 'The Great Gatsby,'" St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 17, 2008. "Daniel Hardy returned to the Twin Cities to finish his senior year at the College of St. Thomas, where he studied English. … 'I think it's quite possibly one of the most impressive literary discoveries in recent history,' said Jim Rogers, director of the Center for Irish Studies at University of St. Thomas, and a close friend."
  • "Inadmissible," Texas Lawyer, May 19, 2008. "Teresa Collett, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis who represented Augusta Roman before the U.S. Supreme Court and who used to teach at South Texas College of Law in Houston, says her client has exhausted her legal options and 'at this point, unless her ex-husband has a change of heart, will simply mourn the loss.'"
  • "The changing of the guard," Star Tribune, May 18, 2008. "Jack Militello, a professor of management at the University of St. Thomas, said that the high-risk, high-reward nature of start-ups tends to reinforce the compensation cycle in business just as it does in professional sports."
  • "Runner-up finish for Matuszak at nationals," Crescent-News ( Defiance, Ohio), May 25, 2008. "The Ottawa Lake, Mich. native threw 189-03.00 feet in his first throw of finals to take the lead after the first five throws. University of St. Thomas' ( St. Paul, Minn.) Mark O'Connell then threw 191-00.00 on his final attempt to claim the individual crown."    
  • "Small business: More than a pretty billboard site," Star Tribune, May 25, 2008. "Qureshi credits MEDA with helping him narrow the company's focus and concentrate on water-related engineering work. That insight came during an executive training program sponsored by the University of St. Thomas."
  • " Minnesota must act now, or be left behind," Star Tribune, May 26, 2008. In his Business Forum article, guest columnist Ron Bosrock, founder and director of the Global Institute, writes, "The University of St. Thomas has dedicated much of its recent expansion and newly raised capital to building a first-rate campus both in Minneapolis and St. Paul."
  • Business briefs, Star Tribune, May 26, 2008. "In a blast from the (unethical) past, Egil (Bud) Krogh, former deputy counsel to former President Richard Nixon and one of the legal brains behind the Watergate scandal and coverup, will be the luncheon speaker. Krogh, who did jail time, recently wrote: Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons From the White House.The event at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul is sponsored by MTS and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas, and CLE credit is available. E-mail reservations by June 17 to: For more information, go to:
  • "Minn. AG Fires Lawyer Who Leveled Accusations," WCCO Radio and other sources, May 27, 2008. The Associated Press reports, "The first of two reviews into misconduct allegations involving the office concluded Tuesday. But the report from University of St. Thomas Law School Dean Thomas Mengler is considered less independent than the other inquiry, which is being conducted by Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles."
  • "Cleared by a review, AG fires accuser," Star Tribune, May 28, 2008. "Swanson dismissed Amy Lawler after the results of the investigation by Thomas Mengler, dean of the University of St. Thomas Law School, were released. In his report, Mengler said he found 'no evidence of any unprofessional conduct' by Swanson or her staff in the filing of the suits against mortgage foreclosure assistance companies. The report said other charges by Lawler were based on hearsay and could not be corroborated."
  • "Muslim women: Dress code violates faith," Star Tribune, May 28, 2008. "Such disputes have intensified as the American Muslim community grows in numbers and becomes more politically organized, said Thomas Berg, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas. 'After 9/11, both the number of conflicts arose but also the sense among Muslims that they needed to stand together – at least to oppose unjustified actions,' he said."
  • "Iron, cold iron: on bridge collapses and 9/11," MinnPost, May 27, 2008. "At the University of St. Thomas earlier this month, 59 new engineering graduates took part in one of these ceremonies. The oath they take includes these words: 'As an Engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's precious wealth. As an Engineer, in humility and with the need for Divine guidance, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give the utmost.'"