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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  • “No First Lady for Dayton? No problem,” Star Tribune, Jan. 17, 2011. “Mark Dayton is not only Minnesota's new head of state. He's also our most eligible electee.”
  • “Patrick Reusse: New arena matches Tommies' on-floor might,” Star Tribune, Jan. 23, 2011. “The St. Thomas basketball teams spent last winter as orphans, playing home games nearby at the Concordia and Macalester arenas. The reason for this was that the athletic facilities were turned to rubble, carted away and replaced by the magnificent Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex.”
  •  “Twin Cities home prices slide,” Pioneer Press, Jan. 25, 2011. “Local real estate observers are puzzled about why Minneapolis-St. Paul has experienced the steeper price drops than the national average despite a lower jobless rate locally than nationally. For the year ended November, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., and Seattle saw steeper drops than the Twin Cities.”
  • “Start-ups head to Saudi Arabia for capital,” Star Tribune, Jan. 27, 2011. “Kristine Sundberg of Fresh EcoHarvest has struggled to gain the money she needs to prove that her company's technology to grow fruits and vegetables indoors works.”
  •  “Prominent rabbi to discuss social justice issues at University of St. Thomas,” Star Tribune, Jan. 28, 2011. “Rabbi Jill Jacobs, listed as one of America’s most influential rabbis, will discuss the topic of ‘Pursuing Social Justice in a Time of Economic Crisis’ Feb. 7 in the 3M Auditorium of Owens Science Hall on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Winter Carnival snow queen felt city's royal pull early on,” Pioneer Press, Jan. 29, 2011. “It's fitting that her impression was a royal one; Dosch, now 23 and a St. Thomas graduate, was crowned the 2011 Aurora, Queen of the Snows on Thursday night. Dosch, a human resources coordinator at WolfNet Technologies in Minneapolis, lives in a St. Paul Lowertown apartment with a pug named Prince.”
  • “Winter season more SAD for some than others,” Minnesota Daily, Feb. 2, 2011. “With 46 days of winter still left, those with Seasonal Affective Disorder have a ways to go before their spell is lifted.”
  •  “A book and lecture on being the first white woman to live on Yaquina Bay,” News Lincoln County, Feb. 2, 2011. “When Mary Bensell came to Oysterville on Yaquina Bay, she was the first white woman to live there. The conditions were harsh, and Mary’s new husband was abusive. Diane Disse has written a new historical novel, The Edge, about Mary Bensell’s life and will speak on “Discovering Mary Bensell Through Research and Imagination” Saturday, Feb 19 at 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Lincoln County Historical Society.”