UST in the News

UST in the news

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

Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • “Changes for terminals at the airport: Mary Tan reports,” WCCO-TV 6 p.m. newscast, Sept. 21, 2004. Dr. Dave Brennan of the College of Business comments on Gov. Pawlenty’s proposed changes. To see the story, go to and type “airport” as a search term. Click on the resulting link with the headline above.
  • “Ho-ho-ho-hum?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 23, 2004. In this story about holiday retail sales, “Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, is among those more optimistic about the holiday season, predicting that sales will increase 5 percent to 6 percent compared to last year. ‘I'm not bullish, but I think things will be better than anticipated,’ he said, adding that the retail picture will be more clear once the election is over.”
  • “On business: Wealth-sharing: Walking the talk,” Star Tribune, Sept. 24, 2004. “During a let-your-hair-down forum Wednesday on faith, ethics and business sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, [Best Buy CEO Brad] Anderson participated in a CEO panel that included Beth Lewis, CEO of Augsburg Fortress Publishers, and Ron James, CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Social worker in Iowa paid the ultimate price,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 24, 2004. “‘Greg's God blew through his hair on the banks of the Mississippi, laughed heartily during 'M*A*S*H' or 'Bullwinkle,' and nudged his heart in the lyrics of a song,’ recalls Norm Gross, a close friend and St. Paul-based painting-firm owner who attended the University of St. Thomas' St. John Vianney College seminary for three years with Gaul during the early 1980s.”
  • “Who pays the price for higher health care costs?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 24, 2004. David Durenberger, of the National Institute of Health Policy at St. Thomas, wrote this op-ed piece. He is a former Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota who chaired Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Citizens Forum on Health Care Costs.
  • “Obituary: Skip Karbo, high-tech advocate,” Star Tribune, Sept. 26, 2004.   Karbo was an Apple computer vendor who helped make St. Paul ’s Saturn School of Tomorrow a reality.   Saturn’s founding director, Tom King, adjunct professor of education emeritus at the University of St. Thomas, comments.
  • High school sports roundup, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 28, 2004. “St. Thomas Academy … Former Cadet Peter Ridley was chosen the MIAC special-teams player of the week for two plays he made to help the University of St. Thomas rally for a 28-21 victory over Augsburg. The senior returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown to tie the score 21-21 with 10:07 left. With just more than two minutes left, he went 16 yards on a third-and-12 play that kept the winning drive alive. Ridley finished with 182 all-purpose yards.”