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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“Journeys Secondary School gives kids with emotional or behavioral disabilities a more structured place to learn,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 29, 2011. “Junior Andy Nelson reads his poems back and stumbles upon epiphanies. He started this school year with a lot on his mind and a to-do list: Catch up on math after a stint in drug treatment. Adjust to a new school. Continue efforts to control his angry spells.”

“A business that comes with a paycheck,” Star Tribune, Oct. 30, 2011. “Rather than launching a start-up, some entrepreneurs feel more comfortable buying into a going concern.”

“Hidden Persuaders: The unheralded gains of the pro-life movement,” Yahoo! News, Oct. 31, 2011. “Opponents of abortion are rarely interviewed on television these days. ‘It’s much harder to get on TV than it used to be,’ says Charmaine Yoest, who heads Americans United for Life. Bookers of guests for news shows tell her, ‘We don’t want to talk about abortion. We’re tired of it.’”

“Met Council’s Haigh sticks by analysis of Vikings stadium timetable,” Finance and Commerce, Oct. 31, 2011. “Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh on Monday stuck by her group’s recent analysis that a 2015 timeline was a ‘little aggressive’ for building a Vikings stadium in Arden Hills.”

“Potential stadium funding source -- a casino -- comes with many costs,” Star Tribune, Oct. 31, 2011. “I was shocked to read in Sunday's Star Tribune that there is a feverishly building support for locating a casino at Block E. The story -- broken up by subheadlines extolling ‘Free parking’ and proclaiming that ‘Something's needed’ -- itself lends credence to a bad idea.”

“Sex-Selection Abortions a Possible Opening to Overturn Roe,”, Oct. 31, 2011. “The Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence appears to protect a right to abortion even for reasons of sex selection. Yet this gruesome reality might provide an opening for a frontal assault on the premises of Roe v. Wade.”

“Retailers rolling out holiday deals early,” KARE 11, Nov. 1, 2011. “There are just 53 days left until Christmas and big retailers are already rolling out holiday deals like price-matching and layaway. “There are just 53 days left until Christmas and big retailers are already rolling out holiday deals like price-matching and layaway.”

“Social media helps consumers gain power,” KARE 11, Nov. 3, 2011. “After an outpour of rage from customers Bank of America finally backed off their plan to charge a $5 monthly debit card fee. They aren't the only ones who have caved under pressure from customers.”