UST in the News

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

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  • Dr. Gerald Schlabach, Department of Theology, College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in two Vatican publications, L'Osservatore Romana (Page 6, Conoscersi per testimoniare Cristo), and Radio Vaticana. Schlabach is executive director of Bridgefolk, a Catholic/Mennonite organization.
  •  “Challenging the Case-Schiller Index Accuracy,” KMSP, Aug. 4, 2011. “When we do housing stories, most times the S&P Case-Schiller Index is referenced. In fact, the big reason Case-Shiller is cited in this market is because of the 20 markets they watch, Minneapolis has seen some of the worst drops.”
  •  “Controversy Boiling Over Caribou Coffee’s Card Promotion,” WCCO, Aug. 4, 2011. “Fans of the Minneapolis-based company Caribou Coffee say they’re upset about the way the end of a popular promotion was handled.”
  • “Suicide is not the answer to Lou Gehrig's disease,” Star Tribune, Aug. 5, 2011. “I am a PALS (person with ALS) trying to manage my disease. Dudley Clendinen also has ALS, which he calls ‘Lou,’ and he has decided to kill himself before he loses the ability to do the deed.”
  • “Study: Minnesota so-so for new businesses,” Finance & Commerce, Aug. 5, 2011. “Minnesota’s ranking recently dropped in an entrepreneurship index produced by the University of Nebraska — further fodder for local business leaders who say the state is lacking when it comes to encouraging startups.”
  • “USA: Mennonites and Catholics together at annual Bridgefolk Conference,” Radio Vaticana, Aug. 10, 2011.
  • “Twin Cities' homes getting multiple bids,” Pioneer Press, Aug. 10, 2011. “This year, real estate observers are seeing more of those bidding wars that were a hallmark of the high-flying days of the housing market as the price peaked in 2006.”
  • “Twenty scientists urge President Obama to reject tar-sands pipeline,” Daily Kos, Aug. 6, 2011. “Twenty prominent scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reject an application for a 1661-mile pipeline that would transport tar-sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast.”
  • “Logistics Planning Services moves freight into the next generation,” Star Tribune, Aug. 7, 2011. “Whether it's a handful of screws or 800,000-pound pieces of equipment, Logistics Planning Services of Mendota Heights can get almost anything shipped almost anywhere.”
  • “The Dow Drops And The Possibility Of Recession Looms,” WCCO, Aug. 8, 2011. “Traders on Wall Street say fear has taken over, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 634.76 points — the sixth worst point decline for the Dow in 122 years and the worst drop since December 2008.”
  • “Worker Satisfaction Dwindles in Down Economy,” KMSP, Aug. 8, 2011. “A new survey suggests the sluggish economy is taking a toll on worker satisfaction, with 75 percent of workers polled saying they would not recommend their employer.”
  • “Cargill quietly continues to grow,” Pioneer Press, Aug. 9, 2011. “The agribusiness giant earned a record $4.2 billion in fiscal 2011, a whopping 63 percent jump from the previous year, when profits from its fertilizer company spinoff Mosaic are included.”
  • “Good Question: Why Do Women Still Do Most Chores?” WCCO, Aug. 10, 2011. “So much has changed since the 1950s, yet so much stays the same. Despite more women working out of the home, and working more hours than in the past, when it comes to housework, women tend to do the majority of the chores.”
  • ““Breadfruit” como alternativa sostenible de vida,” The Archipielago Press, Aug. 11, 2011. “La fundacion “Trees That Feed Foundation”, es una ONG sin ánimo de lucro que busca generar alternativas económicas para las personas más pobres del mundo, ha tenido especial énfasis en países como Jamaica y otros países centroamericanos, y durante los últimos años ha tenido particular éxito en ayudar a las comunidades a posicionar productos tan importantes como la harina del “Breadfruit”, así como otros de sus subproductos.”
  • “After rough week for U.S., two bright spots in housing market,” Finance & Commerce, Aug. 11, 2011. “There hasn’t been a lot of positive news on the business pages this week. While default was averted at the 11th hour, the downgrading of the nation’s credit was met with a lot of fear in the markets.”
  • “The 'House' is home,” Owatonna People’s Press, Aug. 11, 2011. “After more than three years since being donated to the University of St. Thomas, the famous Gehry House in Owatonna is nearly ready for public visits.”
  •  “Manufacturers keep the cash,” Star Tribune, Aug. 17, 2011. “Many manufacturing companies that slashed expenses during the recession continue to sit on large piles of cash, taking it slow on rehiring workers, buying new equipment or making long-term commitments on research and development.”
  • “Moratorium on Student Housing Around St. Thomas on St. Paul Agenda Tonight,” KSTP, Aug. 17, 2011. “Homeowners will get a chance to speak up about a growing number of homes near the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul that have turned into student housing.”
  • “July housing market offers mixed messages,” Star Tribune, Aug. 18, 2011. “A new housing report on the Twin Cities housing market shows that despite a steep decline in prices, the overall health of the market increased slightly during July.”
  • “St. Paul Community Members Speak Out on University Housing Debate,” KSTP, Aug. 18, 2011. “Sharp words were shared with the St. Paul City Council Wednesday night. The council is considering a ban on allowing owner occupied homes near the University of St. Thomas to be converted into student rentals.”
  • “As goes the economy, so goes the State Fair,” KARE, Aug. 19, 2011. “One week before the start of the Minnesota State Fair, fair employers say they're seeing the effects of a tough economy.  People are clamoring for a limited number of state fair jobs.”
  • “Prices down, but University of St. Thomas housing index is up,” Finance & Commerce, Aug. 19, 2011. “The University of St. Thomas is stepping into the already crowded field of offering statistics about the local housing market.”