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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  • “High gas, food prices affecting store deals,” KARE, March 31, 2011. “It's only time before high gas prices affect deals at stores. According to Twin Cities Gas Prices, a gallon of regular unleaded is up 14 cents from a week ago. It's up 90 cents from this time last year.”
  • “Japan earthquake, gas prices affecting car sales,” KARE, April 2, 2011. “As gas prices climb higher, the demand for more fuel efficient cars continues to grow. That, combined with a looming shortage of cars because of the earthquake in Japan, is forcing prices on new and used vehicles to go up.”
  • “Can you tell it's Poetry Month? We can.” Star Tribune, April 4, 2011. “What do Robert Bly, Mary Oliver, Allen Ginsberg and Conrad Aiken have in common? Besides being poets, I mean. And besides being recipients of the National Book Award.”
  • “Ask the consultant: Effective ways to build clientele through 'word-of-mouth'?” Star Tribune, April 6, 2011. “Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool for growing a business. As an acupuncturist, you know who your customers are and interact with them. However, before you start asking customers to spread the word, you need a strong online social presence.”
  • “When politicians request information: Some danger signs,” MinnPost, April 5, 2011. “There was a time when people had no right to know. In 1966 the federal government introduced the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which allowed citizens access to government records.”
  • “Economists: Expect Even Higher Gas Prices This Summer,” WCCO, April 5, 2011. “Have you had to fill up your gas tank in the past couple of days? It’s painful! The going rate is now $3.79 a gallon and economists say it won’t stop there.”
  • “St. Paul group's goal is jobs for at-risk youths,” Pioneer Press, April 6, 2011. “As Damone Presley talked to some young men recently about accountability, he reached into his own past. Presley, who grew up in the Selby-Dale area of St. Paul, had been getting good grades and was an athlete, but drugs sidetracked him at age 16 and he went to prison in his 20s. Afterward, he said, he went to college and now runs a group that helps young men and women build healthy lifestyles.”
  • “Climate zombies,” Sacramento News & Review, April 7, 2011. “Who will fight the climate-change deniers in our midst? They do exist and, my, their bluster is foul and wide.”
  • “Congress on wrong side of history in denying climate change,” The Hill, April 6, 2011. “Right now in our hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota, we are preparing for what might possibly be record-breaking floods due to winter’s heavy snowfall and the threat of heavier spring downpours. Minnesota has already experienced two 100-year floods in the Red River Valley within the past 13 years.”
  • “Oregon Legislature Holding Hearing on Fetal Pain Abortion Ban,”, April 7, 2011. “Representative Tim Freeman (R-Roseburg) held a press conference today announcing the House Judiciary Committee hearing of a bill that would ban abortion in Oregon after the fifth month of pregnancy except to save the life of the mother.”
  • “Display maker shows sales growth without salespeople,” Star Tribune, April 7, 2011. “DoTradeshow in Burnsville designs and manufactures portable trade show displays, banners and custom graphics to help companies attract leads and perhaps generate new business. Somebody is paying attention, because sales rose 30 percent last year to $4.1 million, according to Jeff Xie, who owns and runs the company with his wife, Jenny Cai.”