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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“Good Question: Why Are We So Loyal To Our Schools?” WCCO, June 7, 2012. “In this season of graduation, Rick Tuomala wondered: Why are people so loyal to their schools?”

“Samoan Breadfruit Makes a Splash in the Caribbean,” Inter Press Service, June 7, 2012. “Can a single species of tree significantly reduce hunger, unemployment and deforestation in the tropics? Researchers and scientists behind a surge in breadfruit activity think so.”

“Untangling Knots, Slipknots in Species Separated by a Billion Years of Evolution,” Science Daily, June 11, 2o12. “Strings of all kinds, when jostled, wind up in knots. It turns out that happens even when the strings are long strands of molecules that make up proteins.”

“Online Insider: Race is On Between Apple and Google,” KSTP, June 12, 2012. “Apple is making it more difficult for you to use Google and its Android Network.”

“Potential reporters navigate ThreeSixty crash course — and undergo a transformation,” MinnPost, July 2, 2012. “You might not have been aware of it, but at 1 p.m. Friday in a conference room in St. Paul, over strawberry shortcake and lemonade, democracy experienced a renewal.”

“Using Untested Skills to Fix a Home With a Dubious History,” New York Times, June 20, 2012. “In ‘Sugarhouse,’ Matthew Batt’s memoir about buying and renovating a reputed former crack house in Salt Lake City, the author delights in describing his olfactory experience upon entering the home for the first time.” (Matthew Batt is  a member of the St. Thomas English Department faculty.)

“Living with ALS, Part V: A teaching career reframed,” Minnesota Public Radio, June 20, 2012. “Despite the slow encroachment of ALS on his body, the dean of the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas kept up a full schedule as the academic year drew to a close, aided by co-instructor Deb McMeester, teaching a doctoral-level course in ethical leadership.”

“Catholic business schools urged to help students develop moral compass,” Catholic Review, June 20, 2012. “Business is a vocation from God, Cardinal Peter Turkson said June 18 at the University of Dayton, calling on Catholic business schools to help students develop a moral compass along with excellence in business education.”

“Minnesota home sales and prices rose in May,” Star Tribune, June 21, 2012. “Rock-bottom mortgage rates helped boost year-over-year sales for the 11th month in a row. The median sale price rose 9.9 percent.”

“House hunting with writer Matthew Batt,” MinnPost, June 21, 2012. “Love and happiness, financial and community stability — even, as we’ve learned, the global economy — are all influenced by home ownership.”

“Title IX built generation of better athletes,” Minnesota Public Radio, June 22, 2012. “For the girls at this year's Minnesota high school track and field championships, Title IX is a lesson in a history book.”

“Thrifty retailer on a mission,” Star Tribune, June 24, 2012. “Goodwill's ambitious strategy hit the market just as the recession took hold. And it has proved over the last decade that secondhand retailing, if presented in bright, clean, well-organized stores with bargain prices, can be a bona fide growth strategy.”

“It's a buyers' market at law school,”, June 25, 2012. “It's not unheard of for a law school facing a bloated incoming class to offer scholarship money to students on condition that they defer for a year.”

“St. Paul City Council approves student rental housing buffer near St. Thomas,” Pioneer Press, June 27, 2012. “Homeowners in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of St. Thomas will have to think twice before moving out and renting their homes to students.”

“Restriction on student housing approved in St. Paul,” Minnesota Public Radio, June 27, 2012. “The city council has approved restrictions on student rental housing in the area around the University of St. Thomas.”

“St. Paul curbs off-campus housing near University of St. Thomas,” Star Tribune, June 27, 2012. “Brushing aside objections from the University of St. Thomas, the St. Paul City Council approved a new ordinance Wednesday that clamps down on growth in off-campus student housing near the Summit Avenue school.”

“Minn. Officials React To Health Care Ruling,” WCCO, June 28, 2012. “Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton bet big on the federal health care overhaul, drawing federal money to expand Medicaid early and preparing for the day when the full law takes effect.”

“St. Paul slaps limits on renting to students near St. Thomas,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, June 28, 2012. “Own rental property in St. Paul? Thinking of renting to a college student? Better get out the tape measure.”

“St. Thomas student injured in fall from window in Rome,” Star Tribune, July 3, 2012. “A University of St. Thomas student studying in Rome fell from a fourth-story window early Monday and was seriously hurt, school officials said.”

“Matthew Batt's hilarious memoir nails home renovation,” Pioneer Press, July 4, 2012. “Matthew Batt needed to replace ‘really ugly’ 30-year-old flooring in his home near Como Lake, but he wasn't sure what was underneath it.”