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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  • "New law could be a lifeline for debt-laden law students," Finance & Commerce, April 14, 2010. "The University of Minnesota Law School and the University of St. Thomas School of Law already use direct lending. Financial aid counselors at Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law anticipate the transition will be smooth to the new system and say the change won’t be traumatic for students. Chad Nosbusch, the associate director of financial aid for graduate programs at UST Law, said some banks were lending less in the soft economy, which made loans harder to find. 'I never thought I would be a fan of direct lending, but quite honestly this is best for our students,' he said. 'When the economy changed, lenders were getting out of the business and taking away the benefits to students. [Direct lending] takes away that uncertainty.'"
  • "Sessions on marketing, religious ­education among NCEA highlights," The Catholic Telegraph (Archdiocese of Cincinnati), April 14, 2010. "NCEA president Karen Ristau is no stranger to the Twin Cities [the NCEA annual convention was held in Minneapolis]. Earlier in her career she was a faculty member and director and chair of programs in education leadership at the University of St. Thomas, where she established, along with another colleague, the university’s first doctoral program in educational leadership."
  • "Former boyfriend is spared prison time in St. Paul assault," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 15, 2010. "The defendant's attorney had argued that he not go to prison because he wanted to 'complete a program ... in biomedical engineering' at the University of St. Thomas. Vu was never a student at St. Thomas, and the university does not have such a program. Attorney Bruce Wenger later clarified that Vu had simply expressed his desires for the future."
  • "Local humanitarian organizes April 21 concert," Savage (Minn.) Pacer, April 16, 2010. "Amanda Leaveck, a student at the University of St. Thomas who is originally from Savage, will be leaving for a four month stint in India in September to build a school in the Thumbal village in Tamil Nadu."
  • "Volatility reveals emotion behind market," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 16, 2010. "[Mary] Daugherty teaches finance at the University of St. Thomas. She founded and still leads the Aristotle Fund, through which her students invest in the stock market."
  • "Protest planned for archdiocese event featuring Prop 8 leaders," Minnesota Independent, April 16, 2010.
  • See also: "Gay Rights Groups Protest at St. Thomas," KMSP-Fox9, April 17, 2010.
  • "Obituary: Terry O'Toole, 88, DFL activist who got several of St. Paul's mayors elected," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 17, 2010. O'Toole was a 1948 St.Thomas alumnus.
  • "In 4th Congressional District, GOP picks St. Thomas law prof Collett, McCollum handily beats Longrie for DFL," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 17, 2010.
  • See also: "Collett gets GOP endorsement to challenge McCollum for Fourth District Congressional seat," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 17, 2010. 
  • "Should I classify my company as an S corporation or a LLC?" Star Tribune, April 19, 2010. Dr. John Wendt, Ethics and Business Law Department, Opus College of Business, offers a reader some information.
  • "More volcanic eruptions could affect global climate," KSTP-TV, April 19, 2010. Dr. Kevin Theissen, a geologist at the University of St. Thomas, said, "It sort of makes a little cloak that dims the amount of sunlight we get."