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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  • “NFL, union to resume mediation Thursday,” KARE 11, March 2, 2011. “Locked in a multibillion dollar staredown, the NFL and the players' union were expected to resume mediation Thursday morning, 15 hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires.”
  • “St. Thomas Day Celebration Takes Center Stage among Colleges in Minnesota,” Yahoo! News, March 4, 2011. “Like many colleges in Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas marks a special day to honor its past and recognize those steering its future.”
  • “Ask the consultant,” Star Tribune, March 6, 2011. “Raising capital for a new business is never easy because of the uncertainty. Investors don't know if the business can survive or if the entrepreneurs have the skills to make the business successful.”
  • “Public Employee Unions and the Common Good,” Zenit, March 6, 2011. “Battles between state governments trying to control their budgets and public employee unions trying to protect their members' wages and benefits have reached a boiling point in the United States, particularly in the state of Wisconsin, where Governor Scott Walker is pushing to pass legislation that would end collective bargaining power for the public sector unions.”
  • “St. Thomas meets its funding match,” Star Tribune, March 7, 2011. “With nine hours to spare, St. Thomas University has met a challenge grant goal of raising $25 million in eight months.”
  • “A science-free Congress?” Climate Progress, March 8, 2011. “While some ‘appeasers’ think we should let the deniers win the debate and simply stop talking about climate science, that is the road to certain ruin.”
  • “St. Thomas meets $25M funding goal,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, March 8, 2011. “The University of St. Thomas made a challenge grant goal of raising $25 million in eight months, the Star Tribune reported. The school achieved the milestone — part of a larger $500 million effort — with nine hours to spare.”
  • “Comcast joins crowded field by offering home troubleshooting service,” Pioneer Press, March 8, 2011. “Everyone knows the cable guy, but Comcast today is unveiling what it says is a new kind of service technician who can clean out viruses from your computer, walk you through setting up your wireless printer or help you connect your flat-panel TV to the Internet.”
  • “Plan for new coal-fired plants heats up at the Capitol,” Pioneer Press, March 8, 2011. “Despite appeals from youth, health and environmental groups, House and Senate panels voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to lift restrictions on new coal-fired power in Minnesota.”
  • “Project reaches out to St. Paul's young black men,” Star Tribune, March  8, 2011. “A pilot program by a new nonprofit starts Saturday to help at-risk St. Paul youths learn work and life skills.”
  • “President shouldn't back a proposal to weaken the health reform law,” Minnesota Public Radio, March 9, 2011. “States can't do systemic reform and coverage expansion without massive doses of federal money. And it is irresponsible for the feds to dole out hundreds of millions without the assurance of insurance, payment and system reform, as well as universal coverage.”
  • “U.S. foreclosure filings drop to three-year low,” Finance and Commerce, March 10, 2011. “Minnesota posted a 29.6 percent drop in foreclosure activity in February compared with the same month last year, slightly better than the nation’s 27.3 percent decline, according to RealtyTrac, an online service for foreclosure properties.”