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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  • “2 Minnesota businesses hope to catch the 'green' wave,” Pioneer Press, July 12, 2011. “Rust Brothers builds all of its products from materials such as recycled glass, sustainably grown wood and black walnut shells.”
  • “Countering the Statistics About African American and Hispanic Males,” TC Daily Planet, June 26, 2011. “By now, the disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic males in prison and without jobs is common knowledge.  Indeed, recent figures from the College Board continue to support this reality.  Lagging behind starts early and sets a grim stage.  But last week, a coalition of Twin Cities educators did something to counter that troubling longtime trend.”
  • “College Prep Elementary 1st Graduating Class Was Held at the University of St. Thomas,” Hmong Times, June 15, 2011. “On Thursday June 9th, 21 6th graders became 7th graders and the first graduating class from College Prep Elementary. College Prep Elementary is just over 2 years old; but with a mission of preparing young people for college the school will have a lasting influence on these children's lives.”
  • “Teaching the importance of goal setting,” Insight News, July 8, 2011. “Students from eight northwest metro school districts participated in a new education initiative designed to reduce the achievement gap.  Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) presented the 2011 Step-Up Summit for males of color on June 20–24.”
  • “U.S., Europe worlds apart on climate science coverage,” Midwest Energy News, July 5, 2011. “When it comes to reporting on climate change, European media are from hothouse Venus, and their American counterparts are from considerably more frigid Mars.”
  • “Minnesotans' incomes rose, but many may hardly have noticed,” Star Tribune, June 23, 2011. “Minnesota wallets grew a little thicker during the first quarter as personal income rose 1.6 percent, thanks to cuts in Social Security taxes and bigger paydays for farmers, scientists and durable-goods workers.”
  • “The unintended consequences of the Dayton tax plan,” MinnPost, June 24, 2011. “While job growth and fairness are two key policy goals of Gov. Mark Dayton, his tax proposal hurts the job prospects of the very people he intends to help without ever creating a "fairer" distribution of income.”
  • “Survey finds real estate pros more confident,” Star Tribune, June 24, 2011. “The twice yearly survey from the University of St. Thomas shows some commercial real estate optimism, particularly in rents and occupancy rates.”
  • “Franchise offers a clean start to a hardworking entrepreneur,” Star Tribune, July 3, 2011. “Happy to leave the corporate world behind, Robin Handy now sells cleaning franchises and sometimes does some cleaning himself.”
  • “Light-rail hassles to bring greener future,” Star Tribune, July 4, 2011. “In 2010, the Hiawatha light rail logged 10.5 million rides, the largest number since its construction. It's only halfway through 2011 and ridership has already surpassed that number by 844,000 people.”
  • “Minnetonka lawyer enters ethical 'gray zone,’” Star Tribune, July 4, 2011. “A Minnetonka attorney who represented a man shot to death five weeks ago is now the alleged killer's lawyer, a role that local legal experts say resides in an ethically complicated ‘gray zone.’”
  • “Several area colleges push for eco-friendly campuses,” Star Tribune, July 4, 2011. “When walking on a college campus these days, one might find wind turbines, prairie grasses, recycling bins around every corner and community gardens.”
  • “Students try to figure out our role in warming,” Star Tribune, July 5, 2011. “A study conducted this spring by Yale University researchers found that, since 2008, the percent of people who believe that climate change is occurring dropped from 71 percent to 64 percent.”
  • “College campuses going back to the garden,” Pioneer Press, July 12, 2011. “For some, the term "gardener" brings to mind a grandmother planting veggies in her backyard.”
  • “Twin Cities residents find it is easy being green,” Pioneer Press, July 12, 2011. “Of the waste produced in Minnesota, 44 percent is recycled, nearly a third is buried in landfills and 20 percent is burned and converted to energy. The state hopes to raise the recycling rate to 60 percent by 2015.”
  • “Retired journalist dedicates time to spreading word about environmental concerns,” Pioneer Press, July 12, 2011. “For 33 years at WCCO Television, Don Shelby was the journalist - always trying to be objective and looking for all sides of the story. As a reporter, he made sure he stayed neutral on controversial issues and avoided special interests.”
  • “Hot weather, hot sales for retailers,” Star Tribune, July 7, 2011. “Spurred by warmer weather, lower gas prices and discounted merchandise, shoppers gave the retail industry a welcome boost in June.”
  • “Go Commando, other obstacle course races all the rage in Twin Cities this summer,” Pioneer Press, July 9, 2011. “A group of University of St. Thomas student entrepreneurs are putting on a giant food fight on July 31 at Afton Alps.”
  • “Minnesota construction companies banking on better times ahead,” Finance and Commerce, July 8, 2011. “Four local commercial real estate and construction veterans are forming a new company called Anderson-KM Builders.”
  • “Communion wafer turns "blood red" in South St. Paul - miracle, or bacterial?” Pioneer Press, July 15, 2011. “Could there have been a Eucharistic miracle in South St. Paul? Catholics are speculating, and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is investigating.”