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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“Tommie Transplant,” Minnesota Architecture, Oct. 3, 2011. “I had the good fortune yesterday of being able to attend the other dedication of a Frank Gehry–designed landmark here in Minnesota: University of St. Thomas’ ceremony marking the opening of the Winton Guest House at the school’s Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna.”

 “Remembering Aaron Schuster: Aaron Schuster’s family remembers his energy, his intellect, his appetite and his nurturing side,” Hastings Star Gazette, Oct. 13, 2011. “Professors at the University of St. Thomas have probably heard every excuse in the book when it comes to students being late. So, last fall, Aaron Schuster knew that being late for a big test wasn’t an option.”

“ThreeSixty Journalism awards Matthew Little,” Insight News, Oct. 13, 2011. “On Nov. 11, the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, Isabel Wilkerson, will speak at the annual dinner and fundraiser for ThreeSixty Journalism, a non-profit program at the University of St. Thomas that trains Minnesota teens from diverse communities in the skills of journalism and publishes their work on-line and in print.”

“May our debate about gay marriage be constructive,” Star Tribune, Oct. 14, 2011. “We are a year away from voting on a constitutional amendment to bar gay marriage here in Minnesota, but forces are already gathering for battle.”

“Being ‘the best’ isn’t the path to being a winner in life,” Star Tribune, Oct. 15, 2011. “It was a whirlwind week for the best and the brightest. As the Minnesota Lynx were celebrated, the late Steve Jobs was eulogized internationally, and Nobel prizes were awarded, it was hard not to consider our own merits on this planet, hard to resist asking, and inviting our children to ask, ‘What could be for us?’"

“McGuire: The high price of loyalty,” Star Tribune, Oct. 15, 2011. “It's a vexing part of being a consumer in America. Companies roll out the hot deals to lure potential customers, leaving existing customers in the cold. Yet it's a common business practice, especially in industries where success is measured by how many new customers companies can attract.”

“Consultants brainstorm on bringing customers back to Central Corridor,” Finance and Commerce, Oct. 17, 2011. “Riding to the beat of 1970s funk played on a rack-mounted boombox, a dozen bicyclists tooling through St. Paul and Minneapolis neighborhoods Sunday morning seemed an unlikely focus group for planning for life after light rail construction.”

“Editorial: Too few women judges,” Star Tribune, Oct. 17, 2011. “Two quite different U.S. Supreme Court anniversaries occur this month. Thirty years ago, the first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, took her seat and began an acclaimed 25-year career on the high court. Twenty years ago, Justice Clarence Thomas was sworn in amid abiding controversy over his former coworker Anita Hill's confirmation-hearing testimony about his unwelcome sexual advances.”

“Is GangNet really gone?” Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Oct. 20, 2011. “Ramsey County announced in August that a controversial gang database was being shut down, but some community residents believe there is still cause for concern.”

“ThreeSixty Journalism celebrates 10 years,” Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Oct. 20, 2011. “On November 11, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will speak at the annual dinner and fundraiser for ThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program that trains Minnesota teens from diverse communities in the skills of journalism and publishes their work online and in print.”

“St. Thomas speakers to focus on business topics,” Finance and Commerce, Oct. 20, 2011. “University of St. Thomas business students and the general public will get a chance to interact with executives from some of the Twin Cities’ largest companies through the new “Intersections” speaker series.”

 “Campus News,” Minnesota Private College Council, Oct 2011. “Architect Frank Gehry's famous Winton Guest House has opened on the University of St. Thomas campus in Owatonna, culminating a three-year effort to move the internationally acclaimed "sculpture" from the shores of Lake Minnetonka.”