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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  • “Business leaders discuss creating a virtuous workplace,” Finance and Commerce, March 9, 2011. “For reasons both legal and practical, religion has a restricted role in most businesses. But the values and virtues of one's faith can play an important role in how chief executives and other leaders conduct their business and lead their employees.”
  • “In social media, why let the facts get in the way?” Star Tribune, March 14, 2011. “In Minnesota, and everywhere else, a perplexing phenomenon has emerged as millions of people have their say in social media. In today's world, libelous online comments are rampant – and yet with the notable exception of the "Johnny Northside" blog case, very few people have filed lawsuits over reckless and untrue statements.”
  • “St. Thomas snags international accreditation,” Downtown Journal, March 14, 2911. “The University of St. Thomas became the first private school in Minnesota to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools. Only about 5 percent of business schools in the world have received such accreditation.”
  • “Cinemotion president named young entrepreneur of year,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, March 15, 2011. “Ben Anderson, president of video marketing company Cinemotion, was named Tuesday the Minnesota Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.”
  • “St. Thomas: Priest preferred, no longer required,” Star Tribune, March 15, 2011. “The next president of the University of St. Thomas won't have to be a priest to get the post. The St. Paul university's governing board changed its bylaws last month to allow a Roman Catholic layperson serve as president.”
  • “U.S. News: Yale 1, U of M 20,” Minnesota Lawyer, March 15, 2011. “This just in – U.S. News and World Report says that Yale Law School is the best. Again. Followed by Harvard and Stanford, in that order.”
  • “Convicted Blaine hacker seeks to withdraw guilty plea,” Pioneer Press, March 17, 2011. “A Blaine man who admitted he stole his neighbor's identity to send lewd and threatening e-mails told a judge today that he wants to take back his guilty plea.”
  • “Pressure? Bring it on, says Tommies guard,” Star Tribune, March 16, 2011. “Back when Tyler Nicolai was in elementary school, he often cut deals with his gym teacher. If he could make a free throw, or maybe a three-point shot, the class would get 15 extra minutes of gym time.”
  • “Minneapolis law prof: ‘No guarantee’ bill is constitutional, but she sees basis,” Spokesman-Review, March 16, 2011. “Teresa Collett, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, told the Senate State Affairs Committee that she believes ‘there is a substantial basis to believe that this law is constitutional and that it will recognize the humanity of the unborn in their capacity to feel pain.’”
  • “Vatican to craft Catholic 'Sullivan Principles,'” National Catholic Reporter, March 1, 2011. “Few efforts to cajole corporations into a deeper sense of social responsibility have been more celebrated than the “Sullivan Principles,” elaborated in the late 1970s by African-American minister Leon Sullivan to apply economic pressure on South Africa to revise, and eventually abandon, its system of apartheid.”