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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“$100M+ apartment plan proposed for Loring Park area,” Finance & Commerce, Aug. 19, 2011. “When we do housing stories, most times the S&P Case-Schiller Index is referenced. In fact, the big reason Case-Shiller is cited in this market is because of the 20 markets they watch, Minneapolis has seen some of the worst drops.”

“Public Vs. Private College: The Experience,” WCCO, Aug. 19, 2011. “The cost may be the most blatant difference between attending a public or private university, but what if the cost turns out to be the same after financial aid?”

“Cycling pride propels rain gear maker,” Star Tribune, Aug. 21, 2011. “Cycling apparel maker Adam Ziskin hopes Minneapolis' momentum as the country's most bike-friendly city will drive sales of his O2 Rainwear and its new City of Lakes-inspired designs.”

"You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners," The Catholic Spirit, Aug. 22, 2011. "Reserve a seat or reserve a table to add your applause when 12 Catholic business people receive The Catholic Spirit’s Leading With Faith Award for 2011."

“Student centers are getting bigger and fancier,” Finance & Commerce, Aug. 23, 2011. “Student centers aren’t just for lounging around these days. As the fall semester approaches, Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul are making progress on new student centers — valued at a combined $102 million — that typify a trend toward bigger, more diverse campus gathering spaces.”

“Controversial legal issue debated on KARE 11 News,” KARE, Aug. 23, 2011. “Some first year law students at the University of St. Thomas got a lesson Tuesday in how to debate a very tough legal issue; whether or not kids who commit serious crimes should be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, which is essentially a prison sentence that will never be reviewed, even years later.”

“State fair ticket price hike keeps services going,” Minnesota Public Radio, Aug. 25, 2011. “If you didn't buy your tickets to the Minnesota State Fair in advance, it may cost you a buck or two more per person to enter the fairgrounds this year. To cope with rising expenses, prices for tickets purchased at the fair gates are raised by one dollar for adults and two dollars for children.”

“Progress Continues on New University of St. Thomas Student Center,” KSTP, Aug. 26, 2011. “Today, we got an inside look at the new $66 million student center at the University of St. Thomas. The Anderson Student Center is named after Lee Anderson and his wife, who donated $60 million towards the project.”

“Grills spark growth,” Star Tribune, Aug. 28, 2011. “For decades, family-owned Dalsin Industries of Bloomington prospered by providing custom contract manufacturing and engineering services for its clients. But the company longed to make its own line of products, too, and it chose an unlikely niche: high-end barbecue grills.”

“St. Thomas Football Team Visits The State Fair,” WCCO, Aug. 29, 2011. “Sunday evening, Head Coach Glen Caruso and his St. Thomas football team visited the WCCO Radio booth at the Minnesota State Fair.  Eric Nelson talked to the Tommies as they get set to take on St. Norbert in the season opener Saturday, September 3rd.”

“A sliver of good news on local home prices,” Star Tribune, Aug. 30, 2011. “Local home prices edged up for the third month in a row in June but still fell nearly 11 percent from a year ago as the Twin Cities led another round of annual price declines in major metro areas.”

“How corn king conquered State Fair,” Star Tribune, Aug. 31, 2011. “Brad Ribar started working at the Minnesota State Fair as a kid, picking up garbage. But he would have bigger ideas, and they would take form in an ear of corn.”

“Does religion cause terrorism? It’s complicated,” Religion News Service, Aug. 31, 2011. “The shock of the 9/11 attacks was so great, and the personal losses so deep, that many people understandably sought simple answers for such overwhelming malevolence. What, they asked, would cause someone to hijack a plane of innocent civilians and fly it into a building?”

“Back-to-back housing reports show big price declines in Twin Cities,” Star Tribune, Aug. 31, 2011. “House prices in the Twin Cities metro area were down 7.3 percent in July compared with last year, according to a new report from CoreLogic Research. The July figures follow a 9.5 percent annual decline in prices from June 2011.”

“Five metro educators selected for teaching fellowship program,” Sun Newspapers, Sept. 1, 2011. “The University of St. Thomas School of Education has selected five middle- and high-school educators to participate in an inaugural fellowship program designed to produce extraordinary classroom teachers.”

“Journal editor resigns over 'flawed' paper co-authored by climate sceptic,” The Guardian, Sept. 2, 2011. “The editor-in-chief of a climate science journal has resigned in response to an academic controversy triggered by his publication of a paper co-authored by a leading climate sceptic.”

“Unconventional tenants moving to suburban malls,” Pioneer Press, Sept. 3, 2011. “Soaring mall vacancies have opened the door to businesses that rarely used to open in malls - health clubs, discount merchants and temporary seasonal stores.”

“Raising the roof on restaurant expansion,” Star Tribune, Sept. 4, 2011. “Growth is on the menu for fledgling manufacturer Cabreeze as its convertible patio structures help restaurants tame the elements and expand their business.”

“St. Thomas' Herb Tousley talks real estate,” Star Tribune, Sept. 4, 2011. “After real estate veteran Herb Tousley was tapped in December 2009 to head the real estate education programs for the University of St. Thomas, he became the go-to guy for unbiased information on local commercial real estate.”

“What employers need in a competitive world,” Star Tribune, Sept. 6, 2011. “As we anxiously watch the world's vacillating financial markets and disappointing economic and employment statistics, we cannot help wondering when our weakened economy will recover.”

“Bar? Frat party? Naw, let's go to Target...” Star Tribune, Sept. 7, 2011. “How can you tell you're not in college anymore? Well, you tend to start every conversation with ‘When I was in college...’ And the thought of hanging out at a Target from 10 p.m. to  midnight doesn't seem particularly appealing.”