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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  • "St. Kate's chooses new name," Star Tribune, Sept. 11, 2008. "Among the others that have changed names are the University of St. Thomas (from the College of St. Thomas); Concordia University in St. Paul (from Concordia College); St. Mary's University of Minnesota (from St. Mary's College of Minnesota); North Central University (from North Central Bible College); Northwestern Health Sciences University (from Northwestern College of Chiropractic); Bethel University (from Bethel College & Seminary); Minnesota State University Mankato (from Mankato State) and Minnesota State University Moorhead (from Moorhead State University)."  
  • "Pending home sales in August lift hopes," Star Tribune, Sept. 11, 2008. "Tom Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, said that although the report offers some reason to be hopeful, he's reluctant to read much into it because sale prices continue to decline."
  • "Parental notice law back on ballot; faces well-funded foes," The Tidings, Sept. 12, 2008. "'Parental involvement laws are on the books in over two-thirds of the states, some for over 20 years, and there is no evidence that these laws have led to an increase in illegal abortions,' Teresa Stanton Collett wrote in the Vermont Law Review, citing testimony before a Texas House Committee as well as a federal Centers for Disease Control report. Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law." The Tidings is the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
  • "Expert help for family businesses," Star Tribune, Sept. 15, 2008. " Like many family-business owners, Ron Ward is usually too busy to keep up with the latest academic research and public policy debate related to family businesses. That's why he's looking forward to what is billed as the first national conference about family-business issues at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business."
  • "Economic News Not All Bad For Midwest," WCCO-TV, Sept. 15, 2008. "In the aftermath of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy and the sale of Merrill Lynch to the Bank of America, stocks plunged on Monday. But the chair of the University of St. Thomas finance department said the crisis will have a relatively minimal effect on the average Minnesotan. Professor David Vang said the cause of the crisis is the subprime mortgage mess. Wall Street firms like Lehman bought billions of dollars of subprime loans from local banks. 'The typical Minnesotan probably won't notice because what's basically happened is a lot of these loans were made a long time ago, they aren't being held by banks here anymore and now Wall Street is stuck with some bad judgments they have to deal with,' he said."
  • "Bullish Merrill-Lynch just 'Bull'?" KARE-TV, Sept. 15, 2008. "The closing bells at the stock exchange tolled for investment firms Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch Monday. Lehman went bankrupt. Merrill Lynch was bought out by the Bank of America. University of Saint Thomas Finance Department Chair David Vang says the leaders of both firms thought they were the 'smartest men in the room.'"
  • "Good Question: Are Naming Rights Worth The Money?" WCCO-TV, Sept. 15, 2008. "'A stadium naming deal almost automatically makes you stand out,' said John T. Wendt, a professor in the Ethics and Business Law Department at the University of St. Thomas. 'Every ticket, program, banner and sign for all events held in the stadium will generally have the sponsor's name on it.'"