UST in the News

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions in the media. If a link has expired, you may purchase access to the stories from the publication 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.

Did we miss something? If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include it, be sure to drop us a note at

“Non-profit takes on breadfruit challenge to fight hunger in developing areas,” Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 11, 2012. “Breadfruit may sound like a dessert grandma used to make, but it's actually a fruit that grows on tropical islands.”

“Breadfruit Challenge Seeks to Fight Hunger,” KSTP, Jan. 11, 2011. “A Minnesota-based nonprofit has teamed up with the University of St. Thomas in hopes of using breadfruit to fight hunger in developing countries.”

“2012 to typify ‘new normal’ for real estate,” Finance and Commerce, Jan. 11, 2012. “Brokers selling real estate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market should not expect a lot of new inventory anytime soon. That is, unless, they sell apartments. But just try to get apartment owners to market.”

“How to survive a Minnesota winter,” Star Tribune, Jan. 11, 2012. “Local experts offer their advice on avoiding the usual seasonal mistakes and maladies.”

“Target’s Jason Wu Line May Not Be ‘Missoni Mania,’” WCCO, Jan. 11, 2012. “Remember when classic designer Missoni’s merchandise showed up at Target in September? Remember all the disappointed people who couldn’t get their hands on it before it disappeared?”

“Professor Examines Pardon Power, History,” KMSP, Jan. 12, 2012. “Pardons -- both from presidents and governors -- almost always bring controversy.”

“UST Law admitted to AALS,” Minnesota Lawyer, Jan. 13, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas School of Law has been admitted to full membership in the American Association of Law Schools.”

“Marv Davidov, Twin Cities peace activist dies at 80,” Pioneer Press, Jan. 14, 2012. “As a protester in the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s, Marv Davidov rode with the Freedom Riders, was arrested 33 times, spent a month and a half in a Mississippi prison and led thousands through the streets of Minneapolis to protest a well-respected company that built bombs.”

“Peace activist Marv Davidov dies,” Star Tribune, Jan. 16, 2012. “He was nationally known for demonstrations against Honeywell, which made cluster bombs used in Vietnam.”

“Sports broadcaster finds online audience,” Star Tribune, Jan. 16, 2012. “Jon Wekkin’s firm webcasts high school sports with professional announcers.”

“Proposals aim to curb political donations,” Star Tribune, Jan. 17, 2012. “Investor group wants Target, 3M and Bank of America to end corporate political contributions that they say carry risks.”

“EXTENDED VIDEO: Student Center Opens at University of St. Thomas,” KSTP, Jan. 17, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas cut the purple ribbon Tuesday to the Anderson Student Center. The $66 million building has three dining areas, a bowling center, dance floor, an information center and an outdoor plaza overlooking the football field.”

“1 Of Every 2 Homes Sold In TC = Foreclosure, Short Sale,” WCCO, Jan. 18, 2012. “A new report paints a bleak picture of the Twin Cities’ housing market. According to the Shenehon Center for Real Estate, the median price of a traditional-sale home in the metro dropped 10.25 percent during 2011.”

“Building Blocks – University of St. Thomas’ Anderson Student Center,” Finance and Commerce, Jan. 19, 2011. “Located at the southwest corner of the university’s main campus in St. Paul, the recently opened Anderson Student Center will likely become the gold standard for future student unions in Minnesota, if not the country.”

“A St. Thomas building boom,” Pioneer Press, Jan. 20, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas is noting its investment in the capital city - and jobs created along the way - as it celebrates the opening of a new building on its St. Paul campus.”

“Twin Cities 2011 median home price drops 10 percent,” KARE, Jan. 20, 2012. “Analysis by the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business shows that the median price of a Twin Cities traditional-sale home (not a short sale or foreclosure) dropped 10.25 percent during 2011.”

“Traditional-sale home prices fall 10.25 percent locally,” Finance and Commerce, Jan. 20, 2012. “Traditional-sale home prices fall 10.25 percent locally.”

“Father Joncas honored for theological scholarship,” The Catholic Spirit, Jan. 20, 2012. “Father Jan Michael Joncas, prolific composer and associate professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, has been chosen as the 2012 Sophia Award recipient.”

“Report: Abercrombie & Fitch closing 3 Twin Cities stores,” KARE, Jan. 21, 2012. “Abercrombie and Fitch is closing 110 stores nationwide. ‘They haven't been doing well,’ says Dr. David Brennan, a professor at the University of St. Thomas and co-director of the Institute of Retailing Excellence.”