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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  • “Dalai Lama to visit Minnesota Friday,” KARE 11, May 5, 2011. “When the Dalai Lama arrives in Minnesota this week, he'll be greeted by the second largest Tibetan community in the U.S.”
  • “Local Tibetans eager for Dalai Lama's visit,” Pioneer Press, May 5, 2011. “They'll be lined up along Mississippi River Boulevard in St. Paul, wearing colorful, traditional garb, when the Buddhist leader arrives at Eastcliff, the official residence of presidents of the University of Minnesota, one of the sponsors of his visit. And they'll be present at several events on campus over the weekend and at a special audience for local Tibetans.”
  • “UnitedHealth Group, University of St. Thomas Launch Executive Leadership Program,” CNBC, May 5, 2011. “Leading up to National Nurses Week May 6-12, the UnitedHealth Group Center for Nursing Advancement and the University of St. Thomas (UST) are launching the UST Nurse Executive Leadership program.”
  • “Speaker to address climate change,” Echo Press, May 6, 2011. “’Much has been said about climate change and global warming, and some of it is misleading,’ according to Dr. John P. Abraham, professor at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.”
  •  “Dalai Lama arrives in Minnesota, greeted by hundreds of Tibetans,” Star Tribune, May 7, 2011. “Hundreds of Minnesota Tibetans and others gathered outside the University of Minnesota president's residence in St. Paul on Friday, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Buddhist holy leader the Dalai Lama.”
  • “Inventive St. Thomas students show off their stuff,” Pioneer Press, May 6, 2011. “Static electricity is usually just a nuisance, the thing that makes our hair stick out funny when we take off our hats in the winter. But static generated by our clothing could someday be a good thing, thanks to some engineering students at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Main Street School in Hopkins gets new sponsor,” Hopkins Sun Sailor, May 6, 2011. “The Main Street School of Performing Arts announced May 6 that it had found a new sponsor in the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Marriage amendment headed to Senate floor,” Minnesota Independent, May 6, 2011. “A bill that proposes a ban on gay marriage on the 2012 ballot passed the Senate Rules Committee on Friday morning and will now head to the Senate floor for a full vote.”
  • “Minnesota foreclosures down 21% from 2010,” Pioneer Press, May 6, 2011. “Is the housing bust turning around? Foreclosures in Minnesota fell 21 percent during the first quarter from a year earlier, according to a HousingLink report released Friday.”
  • “The Dalai Lama's message of peace,” Star Tribune, May 7, 2011. “The Dalai Lama assured Minnesota Tibetans on Saturday that he is in good health and will continue to play a prominent role as their nation-in-exile's spiritual leader as he prepares to relinquish his political duties.”
  • “Lori Sturdevant: Some budget solutions are a breeze,” Star Tribune, May 7, 2011. “Into my ‘obscure-but-maybe-useful’ file went this May 4 item: U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., introduced legislation to eliminate taxpayer subsidies for the purchase of luxury yachts.”
  • “Real Housewife of N.J. classes up the joint,” Star Tribune, May 9, 2011. “During a book-signing Saturday, Bloomington's Mall of America proudly showcased the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ breakout star who's popularized the redundant insult ‘prostitution whore.’”
  • “Expert: Twin Cities Home Sales OK Despite Zillow Report,” WCCO, May 10, 2011. “Home and real estate website is reporting that 46 percent of all homeowners in the Twin Cities are underwater. That’s an increase of about 10 percent from last year. However, that news isn’t deterring everyone.”
  • “Gopher-less WCCO adding St. Thomas football play-by-play,” Star Tribune, May 11, 2011. “WCCO Radio (AM 830), knocked from its perch over the years as the dominant voice for play-by-play sports coverage in the Upper Midwest, announced Wednesday that it will broadcast University of St. Thomas Division III football for the next two seasons.”
  • “Should Faith Healing be Legally Protected?” Christianity Today, May 12, 2011. “Prompted by the deaths of two children in the last two years whose parents relied on faith healing measures rather than medical intervention, the Oregon House unanimously approved a bill that removes legal protection from homicide charges for parents who choose faith healing rather than medical care for their children.”
  • “St. Paul's redevelopment efforts moving ahead post-recession - with public help,” Pioneer Press, May 12, 2011. “Sometimes, major construction projects need a little boost. Sometimes, they need a big one. In August, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled plans to put a dozen major development projects endangered by the recession back on track with the help of the city, the state and the federal government.”
  • “Jilted by Gophers, WCCO drops to Division III with St. Thomas football,” Star Tribune, May 12, 2011. “WCCO's long radio relationship with Gophers football is over, with that team's rights belonging to KFAN starting this fall. But WCCO's booming signal has a new and intriguing football partner: Division III St. Thomas.”
  • “WCCO Radio To Broadcast St. Thomas Football Games,” WCCO, May 12, 2011. “830 WCCO has announced a partnership with the University of St. Thomas to broadcast the Tommies entire 2011 and 2012 football seasons.”