UST in the News

UST in the news

Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “Home prices up 50 percent in four years,” Star Tribune, Oct. 8, 2003. “George Karvel, a real estate expert and professor at the University of St. Thomas, said the spike in home prices doesn't mean homes are becoming unaffordable.” (No longer available online.)
  • “Retailers begin holiday wish list,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 9, 2003. “‘We are quietly starting to see some movement in the employment area and if that continues, that should help drive retail sales in the fourth quarter,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute For Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Forums invite you to participate in democracy,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 10, 2003. “On Thursday evening, the Minnesota Women's Consortium is presenting the foreign policy debate, with Manju Parlich of the College of St. Benedict and Cris Toffolo of the University of St. Thomas as moderators.”
  • “Metro briefing: St. Thomas student's assault investigated,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 10, 2003.
  • “Regional business briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 10, 2003. “The University of St. Thomas College of Business has launched a new business magazine called ‘B,’ for students, alumni and friends of the college.”
  • “Dave Beal, Business Beat: No easy answers to curb manufacturing losses,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 12, 2003. “Last year, Fred Zimmerman and I wrote a book emphasizing the importance of manufacturing. Zimmerman, my friend and an engineering and management professor at the University of St. Thomas, has visited hundreds of factory floors over the years. He is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for manufacturing.”
  • “Opus looks to residential projects, three sites in Minneapolis,” Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2003. Opus founder and UST trustee “Gerry Rauenhorst, son of western Minnesota tenant farmers, attended the University of St. Thomas in the 1940s and earned an engineering degree in Milwaukee. He said he quit his first engineering job over an ethical issue with his boss, a Wisconsin contractor. Rauenhorst and his wife, Henrietta, started Rauenhorst Construction in their Richfield home in 1953.”
  • See also: “Opus Corp.,” Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2003.
  • “University of St. Thomas: Plan cleared of environmental threat,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 14, 2003. “The University of St. Thomas’ controversial development plans for two blocks along Summit Avenue do ‘not have the potential for significant environmental effects,’ according to a formal review of the plans released Monday.”