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.

The list below is by no means exhaustive. If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at

  • “Ithaca College names new provost,” Ithaca Journal, Dec. 2, 2010. “Marisa Kelly was named Ithaca College’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs on Thursday, President Tom Rochon announced.”
  • “Football Coaches Say Don’t Overlook Small-Town Players,” New York Times, Dec. 3, 2010. “In his three years on the University of St. Thomas football team, quarterback Dakota Tracy has heard all kinds of remarks about his tiny hometown, Geneva, Minn., which has a population of 449.”
  • “For their first jobs, they'll be the boss,” Pioneer Press, Dec. 4, 2010. “It's tough work finding work. Just ask any teen. Or 9-year-old Robert Caldwell Jr., for that matter. Paper routes for kids have become a thing of the past, and mall jobs, supermarket bagging and other staples of yesterday's youths are harder to come by.”
  • “Condo owners idling in place,” Pioneer Press, Dec. 4, 2010. “Steve Fiorella would love to snap up one of the deals he sees on single-family homes, if only he could move. But he purchased his new Apple Valley town home in 2003 and thinks it would now sell for 25 percent less than his purchase price of about $300,000.”
  • “Unvarnished feedback stings, even if you're a world leader,” Star Tribune, Dec. 4, 2010. “As international security experts scramble to contain the nightmarish Genie that is WikiLeaks, many of us in the cheap seats are debating another aspect of the story: Do world leaders get hurt feelings?”
  • “Community gatherings in Minnesota will focus on ending poverty,” MinnPost, Dec. 6, 2010.A conversation on poverty and the concept of "enough" as in enough food or money or clothes or house: that's the idea behind Thursday's third Statewide Gathering to End Poverty by 2020.”
  • “Christmas on a Saturday? Shoppers, your days are numbered,” Pioneer Press, Dec. 8, 2010. “Only two weekends remain till Christmas. And there's so much shopping still to do. Americans are making slower-than-usual progress on their holiday shopping, a survey released Tuesday shows. And because Dec. 25 falls on a Saturday, there are fewer weekends left to do it.”
  • “Sustainability, Defined?” Minnesota Business. “Businesses everywhere seem to be talking about sustainability.  But what does “sustainability” mean and why do so many companies have a different definition of what constitutes a sustainable organization?”
  • “Cancún, climate change and willful ignorance,” MinnPost, Dec. 9, 2010. This week scientists at my workplace, an independent international research institute in Vienna, Austria, gathered their papers and headed to the climate-change meeting in Cancún, Mexico.”