UST in the news
Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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“Washington, D.C.: Man recognized for recruiting new voters,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 20, 2003. The late Patrick Lippert ’80, whose work as executive director of the Rock the Vote organization helped win passage of the Motor-Voter Law in 1993, was one of seven Americans posthumously recognized in May by the NAACP's national voter fund. Lippert was 35 when he died of AIDS in July 1993, two months after then-President Bill Clinton thanked Lippert as he signed the bill into law.
“Derailed by corporate America, these entrepreneurs find their own track ,” Star Tribune, June 21, 2003. UST’s FastTrac Program “prepares about 100 people each year to work for themselves, rather than for someone else.”
https://www.startribune.com/stories/535/3948756.html and https://www.startribune.com/stories/535/3948278.html
“Some legal experts say Vikings could break Metrodome lease,” Star Tribune, June 22, 2003. Among them is Ed Edmonds of the UST School of Law.
“Self-appointed watchdogs over parish behavior have some Catholics wary,” Star Tribune, June 22, 2003.
“Create a job. Start your own business,” Star Tribune, June 22, 2003. This sales and marketing column in the Star Tribune’s “Working” section interviews Ryan Goetz, who is working on an M.B.A. in new venture management at UST.
“Business forum: CEOs with a money-back guarantee,” Star Tribune, June 23, 2003. Forum author Bob Sherman is president of RTS Solutions, a Minnetonka-based firm that advises on corporate governance and ethics. He is a former CEO of a Nasdaq-traded company and an adjunct professor in the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches courses in business ethics and leadership.
“Business calendar,” Star Tribune, June 23, 2003. The calendar includes the July 1 program on “White-collar crime and personal responsibility” hosted by the UST School of Law and the College of Business. Presenters include former Minneapolis City Council Member Brian Herron and Minneapolis financier George Kline; a discussion of federal enforcement efforts will feature representatives from the U.S. Attorney's office, the IRS, the FBI and the U.S. Postal Service. U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger will moderate.
Supreme Court ruling won't affect Minnesota schools,” Star Tribune, June 23, 2003. “Officials from Hamline, William Mitchell, St. Thomas, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and the University of Minnesota say they haven't read the entire, 100-page Supreme Court decision, but they don't believe it will require them to revise their admission policies.” https://www.startribune.com/stories/468/3952228.html
“Doug Grow: Long-ailing Minneapolis priest gets his transplants,” Star Tribune, June 24, 2003. Father Greg Tolaas, former UST campus minister, received lung and kidney transplants June 20.
“Neal St. Anthony/On Business: Dain equity arm moving to NYC,” Star Tribune, June 24, 2003. St. Anthony also writes, “There's still space available to attend next Monday's ground-breaking symposium on white-collar crime and personal responsibility at the University of St. Thomas in downtown Minneapolis. …” https://www.startribune.com/stories/535/3952555.html
“Retailers call on 'experts' to boost their image,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 25, 2003. “Marketing expert David Brennan doubts the ‘expert’ relationships will have staying power. ‘One of the greatest challenges in any service is making it more tangible,’ says Brennan, co-director of the University of St. Thomas Institute for Retailing Excellence. ‘They're trying to leverage the value of someone who is well known. You have to ask how extensive that person's reputation really is. It's hard to establish that tangibility and hard to maintain it.’”
“Priest recovering after multiple transplants,” The Catholic Spirit, June 26, 2003.
“Sister, advocate: At home in the church,” The Catholic Spirit, June 26, 2003. Sharon Howell, assistant dean of student life at the University of St. Thomas and executive secretary for the archdiocesan Commission of Black Catholics, shares her answer to the question, “Why am I a Catholic?”
“College graduate: Faith stands the test,” The Catholic Spirit, June 26, 2003. Leah Strand, 22, a recent UST graduate with a major in Catholic Studies, shares her answer to the question, “Why am I a Catholic?”
“Seminary rector: Catholicism suits his soul,” The Catholic Spirit, June 26, 2003. Father Bill Baer, rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, shares his answer to the question, “Why am I a Catholic?”
“Campus expansion draws mixed reviews,” The Catholic Spirit, June 26, 2003.
“Orono superintendent to lead St. Thomas Academy,” The Catholic Spirit, June 26, 2003. Thomas Mich has a master’s degree in education from UST and is an adjunct education faculty member here.
“Doing good,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 26, 2003. Among the year’s six new Phillips Scholars is UST’s Lisa Joy Lomurray; she’ll receive a $15,000 scholarship from the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation. The awards recognize the students' dedication to community service.
- “The Future of Sexual Abuse Litigation” is the title of a cover story by Patrick Schiltz of the UST School of Law in the July 7 issue of America magazine. If you have a subscription, you can read it online at https://www.americamagazine.org. Otherwise, visit the library to read this national Catholic weekly.