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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“Moves: Investing In Our Country's Future,” Corporate Counsel, Nov. 1, 2011. “Call it serendipity. Sara Gross Methner was in the middle of a transition back to Minnesota from Hong Kong when she learned of a job description for the first-ever general counsel at the University of St. Thomas.”

“Scholar probes links between Thomism, environmentalism,” Catholic World News, Nov. 2, 2011. “In a newly published interview, Christopher Thompson explores the links between Thomism, respect for the created order, and agriculture.”

“State revenues from proposed electronic pull tabs a gamble,” Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 3, 2011. “Tax revenue from electronic pull tabs appears to have the broadest political support as a public funding source for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. But there's no guarantee the new devices would bring in the cash state officials expect.”

“A popular analogy that doesn’t always work,” Washington Post, Nov. 3, 2011. “Is legalized abortion akin to the Nazi Holocaust? The analogy is a standard talking point among abortion opponents, and a new half-hour video by a prominent Christian apologist has gone viral by making the comparison more explicit and graphic than any anti-abortion sound bite on the evening news.”

“Filmzilla video rental store fights off extinction in Minneapolis,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 4, 2011. “Chris Baker got into the video rental business by accident. His first store in Minneapolis was meant to be a temporary venture. But after more than a decade and a location switch, Baker's Filmzilla is one of the few remaining video rental stores in the Twin Cities.”

“Biggest spike ever in global warming gases,” Terra Daily, Nov. 4, 2011. “Harmful carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels made their biggest ever annual jump in 2010, according to the US Department of Energy's latest world data released this week.”

“Foreclosure numbers continue to drop in Minnesota,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 4, 2011. “Foreclosures in Minnesota fell 32 percent in the third quarter versus the year-ago period but the housing crisis may not be over anytime soon.”

“Ex-BioScrip exec named a leader at St. Thomas Opus College,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Nov. 4, 2011. “Brian Reagan, a former executive at BioScrip Inc. has been named to lead the Center for Business Excellence at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

“Parole for cop killer? If that's what the law said, then OK,” Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2011. “She was found at 7 a.m. in Martin Luther King Park, shot twice in the head. The year was 1985, and the victim was a 16-year-old by the name of Christine Kreitz. Grailon Williams shot Kreitz because the leader of the Black Gangster Disciples – ‘The Sheik -- thought she was snitching on them.”

“Website aims to ease home-buying process,” Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2011. “ allows buyers to make an anonymous offer online, eliminating back-and-forth phone calls.”

“UST Student Urges People to Log Off Facebook for a Cause,” KSTP, Nov. 7, 2011. “Put down the tablet and step away from the keyboard, that's the challenge a University of St. Thomas student made to his friends.”

“St. Thomas hockey players score goals, say 'namaste,'” KARE 11, Nov. 8, 2011. “You may not associate yoga with hockey players, but folks at the University of St. Thomas do, and with good reason.”

“Points of divergence for Minnesota, Wisconsin fans,” Star Tribune, Nov. 9, 2011. “With the border battle heightening this weekend, Wisconsin fans have had the upper hand ... while Minnesota fans have watched some of their major teams drop the ball again and again.”

“Years after Somali men left Minn., youth decry extremism,” Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 9, 2011. “Every day, gaggles of Somali men gather at the Starbucks coffee shop on Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis to argue about the politics of their homeland.”

“Messages and a vigil to mark Veterans Day,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 10, 2011 “’The best friends you ever meet are the friends you serve with in combat."’ Those deep bonds are among the messages an 87-year-old Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War shares with students and others who hear his reflections on combat and country.”

“Psychology of fandom: Local fans have perspective,” Star Tribune, Nov. 10, 2011. “Minnesotans who jump on and off the bandwagon have a good perspective about sports, a University of Minnesota sociology professor says.”

“Good Question: How Much Sex Is Enough?” WCCO, Nov. 9, 2011. “It can be one of the biggest issues in a marriage: how much sex is enough to keep everyone happy?”

“End of an era for St. Thomas campus barber,” Star Tribune, Nov. 10, 2011. “Decades after the University of St. Thomas went coed, the little barbershop in its basement remained a boys' club. That's one reason why Hairworks recently closed.”