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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  • “Naomi Oreskes: fierce defender of climate change science – and scientists,” Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 2011. “Postcard after postcard came addressed to Naomi Oreskes after she wrote her first book on how scientists study the movement of continents.”
  • “More apartments pitched in downtown Minneapolis,” Finance & Commerce, July 22, 2011. “After years of sluggish development activity, many developers are now chasing proposals for apartment projects in the North Loop area of downtown, home to the Target Field baseball stadium.”
  • “Tomatoes: Fruit, veggie or ammo? Find out at Afton Alps,” Pioneer Press, July 24, 2011. “The organizers of the Midwest Tomato Fest - billed as the area's first tomato fight - might want to rethink their marketing strategy.”
  • “The price of war for Minnesotans,” Star Tribune, July 25, 2011. “Citizens in Minnesota are being encouraged to see scarcity as the new normal. If you are an elected official at any level of government, your job has been reduced to managing austerity.”
  • “Minneapolis still leads nation in home price declines,” Minnesota Public Radio, July 26, 2011. “The Twin Cities housing market showed mixed signals in the latest report from Case-Shiller. Home prices increased by nearly 3 percent between April and May. Sixteen of 20 large U.S. cities also saw a monthly gain.”
  • “Report: TC home prices still depressed by foreclosures,” Minnesota Public Radio, July 28, 2011. “The UST Residential Real Estate Index indicates home prices in the Twin Cities may be moving in the right direction, if slowly.”
  • “Tomato armageddon this Sunday at Midwest Tomato Fest,” City Pages, July 28, 2011. “Things are about to get messy.This Sunday, the hills of Afton Alps will be flooded with red, citrusy remains of thousands of tomatoes; collateral damage of the massive tomato fight taking place at the first-annual Midwest Tomato Fest.”
  • “St. Thomas housing index shows slight gain,” Finance & Commerce, July 28, 2011. “The Twin Cities housing market recorded its first two positive months in almost a year in April and May, according to the first edition of the University of St. Thomas Residential Real Estate Market Index.”
  • “St. Paul looks at restricting housing near St. Thomas,” Star Tribune, July 29, 2011. “Just in time for the fall migration of students to St. Thomas University in St. Paul, the City Council has drafted a proposal to curb the conversion of owner-occupied homes near the Summit Avenue campus into off-campus housing for multiple students.”
  • “Tomatoes à la splat,” Star Tribune, August 1, 2011. “The first-ever Midwest Tomatofest, a daylong celebration Sunday at the Afton Alps Recreation Area that included food and music and, oh yes, beer, culminated with 10 tons of the fruit-turned-ammunition being thrown, mushed and heaved in a sodden, crimson-soaked donnybrook.”
  • “Are commercial mortgages on thin ice?” Finance & Commerce, August 1, 2011. “A shudder passed through the commercial mortgage market Thursday when Standard & Poor’s withdrew its rating on a $1.5 billion commercial mortgage-backed security issued by CitiGroup and Goldman Sachs, indicating growing investor edginess about the CMBS market.”
  • “Ramsey County pulling plug on controversial gang database,” Pioneer Press, August 2, 2011. “The Ramsey County sheriff's office will stop maintaining a controversial statewide database that contains information about suspected gang members.”
  • “St. Paul considers restrictions on student housing,” Finance & Commerce, August 2, 2011. “University of St. Thomas students and their upscale neighbors in St. Paul have long had an uneasy relationship.”
  • “Anoka-Hennepin at center of storm over bullying,” Star Tribune, August 3, 2011. “Superintendent Dennis Carlson stood and ran his fingers over a map of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, pointing out factors and rattling off statistics that make the area both a bastion of conservative thought and a sphere for social activism.”
  • “Pockets of recovery,” Star Tribune, August 3, 2011. “In a housing market more complex than ever, some Twin Cities communities are starting to bounce back.”