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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  • “Pressing into Maple Grove, Staples adds 6th metro site,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, October 8, 2010. “That competition likely was the main reason for Staples’ delayed entrance into the market and its slow expansion here, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Targeting loyalty,” Pioneer Press, October 9, 2010.” Target will start offering a 5 percent discount on virtually every item for customers who pay with a Target credit card or debit card. Analysts see it as a bold move by the Minneapolis-based discounter, which is hoping to entice shoppers with an unusually lucrative pitch.”
  • “Testimony wasn't about science,” Milwaukee Journal- Sentinel, October 9, 2010. “Recently, 26 highly respected scientists submitted a document to Congress that responded to the testimony of Christopher Monckton before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is a member of the committee. The report reaffirmed that humans are causing substantial changes to the Earth's climate.”
  • “Catholics get creative in response to archbishop's anti-gay-marriage message,” Pioneer Press, October 10, 2010. “Lucinda Naylor's DVD was one of about 1,300 copies stored in four cardboard boxes on her living room floor last week, in preparation for their transformation into art. ‘I’m planning on doing some experiments with them first,’ Naylor said. ‘I've never worked in the medium of DVD before.’”
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, October 10, 2010. UST Master of Business Communication Director Michael Porter gives advice to an entrepreneur starting and international trade association for green marketers.
  • “Europe's protests offer lesson to Minnesota, U.S.,” Star Tribune, October 10, 2010. “Europe does have many benefit programs that are, indeed, unaffordable, and many developed countries are rapidly approaching the arithmetic certainty there will not be enough money to pay all bills -- independent of any social concerns.”
  • “Cold weather will hinder already chilly housing market,” Minnesota Public Radio, October 11, 2010. “As temperatures drop, there's less incentive for people to buy a home -- especially given that at this time last year, the federal government was offering tax credits for new homebuyers.”