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

  • “Wastewater chemicals dampen fish fervor,” Nature, November 2010. “Pharmaceuticals and household chemicals in rivers and streams may be affecting how fish mate and spawn, scientists warn, even when the substances are not present at levels high enough to cause visible damage.”
  • “Study: Pharmaceutical chemicals widespread in Minn. Streams,” MPR, March 11, 2011. “Potentially harmful chemicals and pharmaceuticals are widespread in Minnesota streams, state scientists found in a new study.”
  • “Minnesota college students make a stop in El Dorado for spring break volunteer mission,” El Dorado News-times, March 24, 2011. “Early mornings and late nights are typical for most college students. But one Minnesota group took this idea to the extreme, spending spring break doing community work each morning in one of six cities before packing up and trekking to the next town where a night of bonding and another early morning of volunteering awaited.”
  • “Tom King: Teachers could use more help, and fewer critics,” Pioneer Press, March 26, 2011. “I, like you, ‘cherish’ our teachers (having been one and worked with hundreds in my career). ‘Cherish’ is not an emotion widely tied to teachers these days.”
  • “On a mission to fight depression,” Downtown Journal, March 28, 2011. “The Coffee Shop Northeast is not a big place. And the high school girls gabbing excitedly at the next table over are well within earshot. But that doesn’t stop Windom Park resident Mark Meier from talking openly about the times he messed around with suicide.’ These days, he doesn’t even lower his voice.”
  • “Reinvesting in hard-hit properties,” Star Tribune, March 28, 2011. “A pair of legislators are hoping quick-hit tax breaks spur investment in distressed commercial real estate.”
  • “Minneapolis home prices post steepest decline in U.S.,” Finance and Commerce, March 29, 2011. “With housing prices off to a dismal start for 2011, a leading analyst on Tuesday voiced growing fears about a potential double-dip recession in the national housing market.”
  • “Real Estate Guru Discusses Bleak Report,” Fox 9, March 29, 2011. “With a the S&P Shiller Index painting a bleak housing picture for Minneapolis, FOX 9 News spoke with Herb Tousley, the director of real estate studies at St. Thomas University, to see what the numbers might mean for the metro area.”
  • “University of St. Thomas Celebrates National Title,” KSTP, March 29, 2011. “The University of St. Thomas Men's basketball team finally got to celebrate its first ever NCAA Division three national championship today.  The school was on spring break when the Tommies beat Wooster for the title, so with everyone back on campus, today was Fat Tuesday.”
  •  “St. Thomas celebrates NCAA Championship,” KARE, March 29, 2011. “Fans packed Schoenecker Arena Tuesday to celebrate a big win for St. Thomas. For the first time ever, the men's basketball team won the NCAA Division III championship, and for the first time since winning the title almost two weeks ago, they shared the trophy with fans.”
  • “Governor holds a 'long overdue' talk with blacks,” Star Tribune, March 32, 2011. “More than 400 people jammed a hall in north Minneapolis on Wednesday for something not seen in 24 years: a Minnesota governor in the heart of the city's black community listening to their concerns.”