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 expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

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  • “Johnnies vs. Tommies: Friends, but now rivals,” Star Tribune, October 1, 2010. “When Willy Baregi decided to attend the University of St. Thomas three years ago, he was provided with sage advice from his grandfather, Bill Anderson, who played on Tommies football teams in the late 1940s.”
  • “Johnnies-Tommies century-old rivalry has it all: booze, bazillions of dollars and, oh yeah, football,”, October 1, 2010. “The origin of the football rivalry between St. John's and St. Thomas goes back, oh, a hundred years.”
  • “Fire Tim Brewster now? That would be tricky,” Pioneer Press, October 1, 2010. “Anyone who wants Tim Brewster to be fired this early in the season is asking for something that is pretty much unheard of in college football.”
  • “Why this year’s Tommie-Johnnie rivalry shirts are offending people,” Minnesota Public Radio, October 1, 2010. “Each year, the jokes are the same: Your team is lame, your women are loose and your manhood is questionable. Take the long rivalry between the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University. Students there have a history of printing raunchy, at times obnoxious T-shirts that taunt their opponents.”
  • “International priests help Support Catholic parishes in Connecticut and the U.S.,” Hartford Courant, October 2, 2010. “As the number of U.S. priests continues to decline, the success in this pairing of international priests and American churches has become even more critical. The latest figures from the Catholic Church's own research center show a 12.5 percent drop in the total number of priests in the past 10 years.”
  • “Provenge: Pricey prostate cancer breakthrough,” Star Tribune, October 3, 2010. “After years of controversy and debate, a novel -- and enormously expensive -- treatment for advanced prostate cancer has arrived in Minnesota and is being offered to patients who have few other options.”
  • “Man, 80, and woman, 18, hit by vehicles in St. Paul,” Pioneer Press, October 6, 2010. “Yung Jen Vang, 18, a St. Thomas student, was listed in fair condition at Regions this morning.”
  • “Creepy peeper: St. Paul cops say man recording people from outside their homes' windows,” Pioneer Press, October 7, 2010. “A man with a video recorder seen peeping into the windows of residences near the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul has prompted university officials to issue a campuswide alert.”