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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  • "Panel's gang force sessions put off," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 10, 2009. "The report by the University of St. Thomas law school's Community Justice Project was completed in collaboration with the NAACP's St. Paul branch."
  • "St. Thomas Academy honors Ken Deans, class of 1930, for his 27 years of military service," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 10, 2009. About Deans, 97: "He attended St. Thomas Academy when the school was at Cleveland and Summit avenues in St. Paul. After graduation, he studied pre-engineering at the University of St. Thomas and enlisted in the Army reserves in 1932."
  • "Elderly couple fighting foreclosure in St. Paul," Fox 9 News, Nov. 10, 2009. "Law students from the University of St. Thomas are working on their case."
  • "Good Question: Why Do We Love to Gossip?" WCCO-TV, Nov. 11, 2009.  "We're 'fascinated by what other people do, but also, what do others think about what others do,' said Dr. John Tauer, social psychologist at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Home sales rebound," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 11, 2009. "The dramatic spike in bank foreclosures in recent years has created downward pressure on median sale prices in the Twin Cities as banks aggressively cut listing prices to unload inventory. And more bank-owned properties hitting the market will continue to illustrate the real problem in the housing market: not enough demand for the supply of homes available, said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul."
  • "Lawyers tussle over Hecker e-mails," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 12, 2009. "Communications, both oral and written, in which a client is seeking legal advice from an attorney are considered confidential, according to Dale Thompson, who teaches business law at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in Minneapolis."
  • "Nonprofits earn fundraising certificates," Hudson (Wis.) Star-Observer, Nov. 11, 2009. "The series was hosted by the Hudson-based St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) and participants earned a fundraising certificate from the University of St. Thomas upon completion."
  • "Veterans of tomorrow eager to service," KARE-TV, Nov. 11, 2009. "The University of Saint Thomas, which has a huge ROTC program, has also seen an increase in cadets.  That program will hold its annual Veterans Day 24-hour vigil starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Cadets will slowly march in front of a flagpole at the center of campus for 15-minute intervals."
  • "Databases one effort to fight criminal gang activity," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 12, 2009. "The Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas and the St. Paul NAACP has the latest response to controversial gang-fighting efforts in the Twin Cities."
  • "Lori Sturdevant: Durenberger questions bishops on health care," Star Tribune, Nov. 13, 2009. "Former Minnesota Republican U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger has been a cogent advocate for health care reform since his days in Washington (1978-94.) His latest newsletter as head of the National Institute of Health Policy, based at the University of St. Thomas, calls on the Senate to follow the House's lead, and pass a comprehensive reform bill this year."
  • "White collar criminals recount their misdeeds," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 13, 2009. "Organized in the wake of Bernie Madoff, Petters Group Worldwide and other fraud cases, an event at the University of St. Thomas School of Law Thursday night featured four convicted white collar criminals, who explained their misdeeds and what they learned from the experience."
  • "Jewish, Muslim congregations to participate in joint events," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 13, 2009. "The hope is that the relationships between the congregations will break down stereotypes and combat 'Islamophobia' and anti-Semitism, said Rabbi Amy Eilberg, director of the Interfaith Conversation Project of the Jay Phillips Center in Minnesota." The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning is a program of St. Thomas and St. John's University.
  • "Grafton (ND) native, entrepreneur speaks at University of North Dakota," Prairie Business Magazine, Nov. 13, 2009. "Joe Keeley, 28, is the president and CEO of College Nannies & Tutors, franchisor of the nation’s largest nanny and tutor company. He has earned recognition for his business success at a young age, with awards including the 2003 Global Student Entrepreneur Award, Minnesota Collegiate Entrepreneur Award and being named to several lists of business leaders to watch. But Keeley said he didn’t start the business with franchising and awards in mind. After graduating from Grafton High School in 1999, he went to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul to study business, hoping to get an internship and then find a secure job."
  • "On threshers, local food, faith, reason and more ...," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 13, 2009. The editorialist writes, "'Intelligent Design' is an explanation of life's origins that seeks to leave room for a Designer, AKA God. 'ID,' as it is called, is at the front lines of our continuing debate over evolution and science education, still going strong 150 years after Charles Darwin published 'Origin of the Species.' Thanks to the University of St. Thomas School of Law, we understand the battle a little bit better."
  • "St. Thomas ends' Warhawks' volleyball season," Janesville (Wis.) Gazette, Nov. 13, 2009.  "The volleyball season came to an abrupt end Thursday afternoon for UW-Whitewater's women's team. In the opening round of NCAA Division III Oshkosh Regional, the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) swept past the Warhawks, 3-0. The 14th-ranked Tommies won by scores of 25-19, 25-23 and 25-17."
  • "UWSP seeks revenge against St. Thomas," Marshfield (Wis.) News-Herald, Nov. 14, 2009. "One date the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women's soccer team would just as soon forget this season is Oct. 3. That's when the Pointers suffered a 1-0 nonconference loss -- one of only three all season -- to the University of St. Thomas."
  • "UnitedHealth workers urged to advocate for company’s interests in health reform," Duluth News Tribune, Nov. 15, 2009. "Bob Kennedy, a professor of ethics and business law at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said much depends on the culture of the company. 'If the company climate is such that people regard this as marching orders rather than gentle suggestion,' it might make employees uneasy, Kennedy said. On the other hand, he added, keeping track of employee letters to newspapers 'could be a reasonable desire to know when [a letter] is going to appear in print.'"
  • "Bob Sansevere: On and on with University of St. Paul football coach Glenn Caruso," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 16, 2009.