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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  • “Factory production inches up ,” Star Tribune, Jan. 17, 2004. “Fred Zimmerman, a University of St. Thomas professor who keeps a close eye on manufacturing, said he recently ran across a startling statistic. A survey of manufacturers nationwide found only one Minnesota company that has built a factory larger than 500,000 square feet since 1980. Tennessee had 20 of that size built in the past 23 years, while Kentucky had 13. ‘There's a lot of manufacturing expansion in some states, but not here,’ Zimmerman said. ‘I'm am less optimistic about Minnesota than the rest of the United States. [Minnesota] has declined from an above-average state to an average state’ in manufacturing.”
  •  “Business Forum: Sports teams aren't worth the cost,” Star Tribune, Jan. 18, 2004. Author Fred Zimmerman is professor of engineering and technology management at the University of St. Thomas. “He likes baseball, but not as much as he likes industrial employment and social stability.”
  • The Edge: Physician, manage thyself,” Star Tribune, Jan. 19, 2004. UST’s MBA program in medical group management recently was recognized by Modern Physician magazine as the nation’s sixth-best business graduate school for physicians.
  • “Holiday ka-ching keeps on ringing,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 20, 2004. “If you liked the holiday 2003 shopping season, you will like 2004 even better,” predicted Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. “I see a pretty decent year, much better than 2003 and the previous two years.”
  • “Breakfast at Galleria: Tiffany's coming,” Star Tribune, Jan. 22, 2004. “A well-known, well-heeled chain such as Tiffany ‘certainly is something that adds some value to overall retailing in the Twin Cities,’ said Dave Brennan, marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and co-director of the school's Institute for Retailing Excellence.”
  • “Younger readers shun newspapers, get news from Net,” Star Tribune, Jan. 22, 2004. “Paul Weisz, a St. Thomas University senior in financial management who works full time in the finance operations of Honeywell, said he gets most of his political news from printed newspapers and only occasionally reads the news online at”
  • “Colman McCarthy: Making headway in teaching peace,” Star Tribune, Jan. 22, 2004. “In Minnesota, the schools providing peace and justice courses include Augsburg, Gustavus Adolphus, St. Benedict, St. John's and St. Thomas.”
  • “Minnesota projects,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 23, 2003. Among the Twin Cities projects specified for funding in the Omnibus Tax Bill is UST’s Interprofessional Clinic.