UST in the News for Oct. 22, 2012

“Good Question: How Much Do We Give To Our College?” WCCO, Oct. 10, 2012. “Most of us have great memories of our college. But after years of tuition bills and loan payments, getting the call to donate provokes different reactions.”

“St. Paul council supports redirecting some military funding to local needs,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 10, 2012. “St. Paul became the first city in Minnesota to formally resolve that federal military spending needs to be trimmed.”

“A football family: Sport more than a game in Idowu household,” South Washington County Bulletin, Oct. 11, 2012. “Growing up in Nigeria, Nelson Idowu didn’t discover football until he was in college. However, he grew to love the game and passed on his passion to his three sons – Ayo, Bayo and Dayo.”

“St. Paul's 'balancing act' can help some businesses, hurt others,” MinnPost, Oct. 11, 2012. “St. Paul city government sure has been good for at least one business. City officials unleashed all their legislative clout this year to get state money for a regional ballpark that will house a minor-league team. It worked.”

“Vatican, US bishops mandate changes to 'Lamb of God,’” National Catholic Reporter, Oct. 11, 2012. “The leaders of the U.S. bishops' conference have requested immediate changes to the music used during the Catholic Mass in parishes across the country to align the texts of the English liturgy more closely to a strict translation of the Latin version.”

“Twin Cities housing prices rise again,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 12, 2012. “The Twin Cities housing market continued on a course of recovery in September as prices posted double-digit percentage gains for the sixth straight month.”

“Monsignor James David Habiger dies at 85,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 12, 2012. “Monsignor James David Habiger, retired executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference and chaplain for the University of St. Thomas and the Minnesota House and Senate, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, from lung disease and congestive heart failure.”

“Obama's refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional, say law professors,” Fox News, Oct. 13, 2012. “Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens.”

“University of St. Thomas Bans Window Signs & Decorations,” KSTP, Oct. 12, 2012. “It may be the political season but you wouldn't know it at the University of Saint Thomas.”

“Mark Osler, guest columnist: Influence vs power — one of them endures, the other wilts, corrupts,” Waco Tribune-Herald, Oct. 14, 2012. “We are coming to the cycle of American politics where many of us are sick of it all — we are tired of the exaggerations, of the frantic search for gaffes and of a broken system of federal government that seems incapable of getting much done.”

“Dodd-Frank? Not Such a Drag After All,” Businessweek, Oct. 15, 2012. “From the perspective of hedge fund managers, the Dodd-Frank Act is, in so many ways, a huge drag.”

“Voters' choice: Less death, more love?” CNN, Oct. 15, 2012. “While the presidential candidates spar in debates and jump on gaffes, two possibly historic votes on November 6 will cut to the most primal issues: nothing less than death and love.”

“Dozens of states make it hard to get abortions,” Northfield News, Oct. 17, 2012. “It's legal to get an abortion in America, but in many places it is hard and getting harder.”

“St. Thomas campaign raises more than $500 million,” The Catholic Spirit, Oct. 17, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas has announced the completion of the most successful fundraising campaign of any private institution of higher education in Minnesota and its four neighboring states.”

“University of St. Thomas' capital campaign sets record: $515M,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 17, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas squeaked by the $500 million goal of its five-year capital campaign on its last day, breaking a five-state record for private college fundraising.”

“2012 Could Be The Best Holiday Shopping Season In Years,” WCCO, Oct. 17, 2012. “Halloween is still two weeks away but major retailers are already fighting for your holiday shopping dollars.”

“Online oopses can hurt college chances,” Star Tribune, Oct. 18, 2012. “A 2012 survey by Kaplan Test Prep found that more admissions counselors are checking out candidates online and finding potentially damaging information.”

“St. Thomas Reaches $500 Million Fundraising Goal,” WCCO, Oct. 18, 2012. “University of St. Thomas officials announced Wednesday they’ve raised more than $500 million in donations through their “Opening Doors” campaign.”

“St. Thomas tops its $500 million goal, despite the recession,” Star Tribune, Oct. 18, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas has exceeded an ambitious $500 million fundraising goal that will bankroll new scholarships, bolster its endowment and that has already transformed its St. Paul campus.”

“University of St. Thomas raises more than $500 million in capital campaign,” MinnPost, Oct. 18, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas has announced a milestone: more than a half-billion dollars given or pledged for its capital campaign.”

“University of St. Thomas raises $500M — and then some,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 18, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas, which has built a reputation as a fundraising powerhouse in recent years, has exceeded the $500-million goal for its latest campaign.”