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.

The list below is by no means exhaustive.   If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at

  • "Two likely cases of swine flu found at Southwest High," Star Tribune, May 7, 2009. University of St. Thomas officials may add hand-sanitizers to commencement ceremonies but the decision to exchange handshakes may be best left up to Archbishop Harry Flynn who will be pressing the flesh of 1,000 graduates, said Liz Pojar, commencement coordinator. "He'll be the one most impacted by all the handshaking," she said.
  • "Readings and book launches," Galway (Ireland) Advertiser, May 7, 2009. " The Athenry Heritage Centre in association with Poetry Ireland will present an evening of poetry with Michael Coady tomorrow at 8 pm where he will be joined by singer Claire McLoughlin. The renowned Tipperary poet is a member of Aosdána. In 2004 he received the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St Thomas Centre for Irish Studies, St Paul, Minnesota."
  • "Missing adults bill signed into law," KSTP-TV, May 7, 2009. "Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the bill Wednesday as mourners across town prepared to remember Dan Zamlen, a University of St. Thomas freshman whose parents pushed for the legislation after his disappearance in April."
  • " Roseville's roadside attraction," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 11, 2009. "Developers have a phrase: highest and best use. It means the land's most profitable purpose, a verdict of the marketplace. 'The economics reflect what a site is, or does,' says Tom Musil, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas. And the economics of the Snelling strip, Musil says, seem ideal for national fast-food franchises that require lots of traffic and marketing muscle. 'Whereas a family-owned business probably wouldn't have the drawing power and the visibility to reflect the highest and best use of the site,' said Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate. 'They'd reach the time when taxes would be so high, and the business operations don't merit the cost of that location,' he added. 'So somebody will come in, like a fast-food operator, or a developer, and pay a premium for that property.'"