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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- “Finding Love Online,” KIMT-TV, Feb. 14, 2011. “Whether you want to believe it or not, social media affects the way we live. Most notably, Facebook has defined the way many of us communicate.”
- “Jeopardy contestants to face IBM super computer,” KARE 11, Feb. 14, 2011. “Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter amassed millions on Jeopardy as they beat contestant after contestant and now the two will return to the game show to face not only each other, but a little known computer that's garnering a lot of attention. The IBM super computer named Watson is designed specifically to beat the super players.”
- “Boosting quality and productivity not impossible,” Star Tribune, Feb. 14, 2011. “Much of the current debate on Minnesota's pressing fiscal budget problems often involves the practical imperative to find ways to do things better -- to improve quality and productivity simultaneously. This is difficult, but not impossible.”
- “Picking science that fits politics: Rep. Mike Beard on climate change,” MinnPost, Feb. 15, 2011. “State Rep. Mike Beard is a nice guy. The Republican from Shakopee is the former president of the local chamber of commerce. He says he cares about humanity. He is a man with deep Christian values, a free-market conservative and a veteran of eight years on the Minnesota House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee.”
- “If you tax big earners, will they all really flee?” Pioneer Press, Feb. 19, 2011. “Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal last week to solve a big chunk of Minnesota's budget problems by taxing the state's highest earners reignited a debate over the impact of pushing the affluent too far.”
- “Retail ramifications: Best Buy and Apple seem a perfect pair — except for Apple's store ambitions,” Pioneer Press, Feb. 19, 2011. “In some ways, they make a perfect match. Best Buy is the world's largest consumer-electronics retailer. Apple makes the world's hottest consumer-electronics products. Little wonder the gadget-maker and the gadget-seller enjoy a partnership other stores envy.”
- “The real story about tax breaks? Someone else must pay for them,” Pioneer Press, Feb. 23, 2011. “State policymakers rarely scrutinize special tax credits, exemptions and deductions to see if they still achieve the goals for which they were created, three tax experts told the Senate Tax Committee on Wednesday. As a result, many tax breaks that have outlived their usefulness remain in effect.”
- “Trial underway for former nurse accused of assisting suicides,” MPR, Feb. 24, 2011. “A judge in Rice County is hearing oral arguments today in the case of a former nurse charged with aiding two suicides through Internet communications.”
- “Gas Prices Rising And It Will Get Worse — But By How Much?” WCCO, Feb. 24, 2011. “Drivers likely noticed it on their way home from work Thursday night. Gas jumped to $3.49 a gallon all over the Twin Cities. Just Wednesday, a gallon of regular unleaded cost $3.29.”