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Planning Survey Still Open for Faculty, Staff, Students

More than 1,700 St. Thomas faculty, staff and students have completed a survey that will assist Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, with strategic planning efforts after she becomes the 15th president of St. Thomas on July 1.
Technology

The Scroll: The Pros and Cons of Online Learning and MOOCs

Massive, open online courses (MOOCs) are creating a stir in higher education, and for good reason, says Dave Nimmer. But as advantageous as they may seem on the surface, he still prefers “the lively, interactive nature of a well-taught class” on campus, he writes today in The Scroll – a richness “not always available from a 24-by-20 inch screen, a dozen icons and a blinking cursor.”
Social Lights

Millennial Illumination

Martha McCarthy ’11 and Emily Pritchard ’11 used their entrepreneurship studies to create the Social Lights.
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Evening Classes Canceled April 18 due to Inclement Weather

Wintry weather has prompted St. Thomas to cancel undergraduate and graduate classes that begin after 4 p.m. today (April 18) on the university's campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, announced Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer. The campuses will remain open for scheduled activities and events later this afternoon and evening, Huber said.
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President-elect Sullivan Wants Your Thoughts

Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, is asking faculty, staff and students to complete a short survey that will assist her with strategic planning efforts. A link to the survey will be sent to St. Thomas email addresses on Tuesday, April 16.
Teens

Working With Adolescents and Discovering the ‘Voice of the Youth’

In the beginning of Andera Nesmith's social work career, she worked with issues pertaining to runaways, homeless youth, youth with incarcerated parents and older youth in foster care. She has since discovered a common thread that attracted her to these populations -- youth who were separated from their parents, either by their own actions or the actions of others.