UST in the News

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions the media. If a link has expired, you may be able to find the full-text through UST Libraries’ Summon resource or you may purchase access to the stories directly from the media outlet. In some cases, you will need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

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“US News Strips St. Thomas From This Year’s Numerical Rankings Over Reporting Error; Dean Protests,” ABA Journal, March 27, 2012. “After an admission by University of St. Thomas School of Law that it had misreported employment data for recent graduates to U.S. News & World Report, the magazine has stripped the Minneapolis institution of its numerical listing in the latest version of the magazine's annual law school rankings.”

“Best Buy Closing 50 Stores, Cutting 400 Jobs,” KMSP, March 29, 2012. “Best Buy is closing 50 stores in the U.S. in fiscal year 2013 and cutting 400 jobs, mostly at the company's Richfield, Minn. headquarters, as part of an $800 million cost-cutting effort.”

“Best Buy: 5 Twin Cities stores among 50 to be closed.” Pioneer Press, March 30, 2012. “To survive the future, Best Buy is returning to its past. The struggling electronics giant will close 50 U.S. big-box stores and lay off an additional 400 corporate employees as it refocuses its business on smaller stores.”

“Inside Track: Early learning supporter asks what team is House GOP on?” Star Tribune, March 31, 2012. “Duane Benson, a Minnesota farmer who served as a popular Republican state senator, business lobbyist and, until last year, director of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation (MELF), is miffed with hard-right conservatives within the majority Republican caucus in the Minnesota House.”

“John Spry: A wake-up on foolish tax policy,” Pioneer Press, March 31, 2012. “The United States now has the highest statutory corporate income tax rate in the industrialized world since Japan, as of April 1, has cut its rate to 35 percent.”

“Start-up helps teens find jobs,” Star Tribune, March 31, 2012. “In a tight job market, it's not easy to be a teen. Inexperience and youth have made it difficult for teens to land extra cash at the mall, when older laid-off workers are competing for the same jobs.”

“Law School Objects to 'U.S. News' Declaring It 'Unranked,’” Inside Higher Ed, April 2, 2012. “The law dean of the University of St. Thomas has released an open letter to Bob Morse, the head of the college rankings of U.S. News & World Report, objecting to the magazine's decision to declare the law school ‘unranked.’"

“Handicapping the High Court on health care,” MinnPost, April 2, 2012. “Not since 2000’s Bush v. Gore has so much attention been focused on the U.S. Supreme Court at one time, nor so many learned brains engaged in forecasting its eventual decision.”

“Paragon Outlet Partners plans upscale outlet mall near Mall of America,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, April 2, 2012. “A Baltimore developer wants to build an upscale outlet mall in Eagan’s Cedar Grove redevelopment district, just four miles south of the Mall of America.”

“Evangelist sues for more access at Twin Cities Pride festival,” Star Tribune, April 3, 2012. “A Wisconsin taxidermist who wants to distribute Bibles at the 40th Annual Twin Cities Pride festival in June is suing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board over a plan to restrict him to an area away from the action.”

“Study targets St. Thomas housing,” Star Tribune, April 3, 2012. “A St. Paul study released Tuesday recommends new restrictions on off-campus student rental housing surrounding the University of St. Thomas on Summit Avenue.”

“U.S. Bank, St. Thomas start advice websites for small biz,” Finance and Commerce, April 4, 2012. “Small business owners are gaining two new locally produced websites where they can tap into some business savvy at their convenience. U.S. Bank’s Connect website and a site from the University of St. Thomas’ Small Business Development Center opened in late March.”