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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  • “Court rules, planners scramble,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 7, 2004. “The court ruling also affects the controversial expansion of the University of St. Thomas. City officials are accelerating the review of the university's plan to build academic buildings and student housing along Summit Avenue.”
  • “Business beat: Washed offshore,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 7, 2004. “Prof. Fred Zimmerman, my friend at the University of St. Thomas, sums up this saga with an observation from President Harry Truman: If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
  • “A resurrection story,” The Catholic Spirit, April 8, 2004. A Q & A piece tells the story of Theology Department professor Father Michael Joncas’ illness with and recovery from Guillain Barré Syndrome.
  • “The Rembrandt of phony IDs?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 9, 2004. “Mike Barrett, manager of investigations for the University of St. Thomas' department of public safety, believes that as long as the drinking age is 21, fake IDs will continue to be a problem. ‘College students will find a way to get a fake ID, whether it's counterfeit or someone else's,’ he said.”
  • “Letters from readers,” Star Tribune, April 10, 2004. Dr. Thomas Thul, Student Health Services, comments on an op-ed piece written by three St. Thomas professors ("Religion and gay marriages: Wrong to portray foes as Christian conservatives," April 4).
  • Views split over Jesus' suffering vs. resurrection in 'Passion,'” Star Tribune, April 10, 2004. “Bill Cavanaugh, an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said, ‘What you want, ideally, is a balance where life, death and resurrection all get their due. The life of Jesus, unfortunately, gets passed over by his death and resurrection.’”