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What Would Tom Feely Think?

As the demolition of O'Shaughnessy Hall began Thursday, with the west wall of the third-floor gymnasium coming down stone by stone, Doug Hennes wondered, "What would Tom Feely have thought about this?" The late Feely played, coached and taught in the gym for 50 years. You can read Hennes' observations today in The Scroll.
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New Semester, new Position

When Tonia Jones changed jobs at St. Thomas, she found herself both excited and nervous because of the "vastly different" nature of her new work as an academic counselor. She quickly learned, she writes today in The Scroll, that one aspect has not changed: "I am still charged to serve students."
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The Sticky Note

Years ago, Carol Bruess jotted on a Post-it note the observations of then-dean Tom Connery on what distinguishes the best professors. She still has that Post-It note, and today in The Scroll she reflects on what it means to her.
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Through a Glass Brightly

The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center and Susan Alexander both have new windows. While Susan appreciates hers, she writes today in The Scroll that she is more grateful for the library's stained-glass tribute to Zora Neale Hurston.
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Fascinated by “That Great Heart”

I.A. O'Shaughnessy always has fascinated Doug Hennes, and he tries to explain why today in The Scroll, which today publishes for the 100th time since it started in September 2008.
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Olympians – Even the Curlers – Inspire him

Brady Narloch hardly ever thinks about sports like curling, luge and short track. But then the Winter Olympics roll around and he finds himself transfixed by athletes who, he writes today in The Scroll, "fuel my fascination" because of their sacrifices.
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Keeping the University of St. Thomas Affordable

The directive by the St. Thomas Board of Trustees last fall to cut in half undergraduate tuition increases presented the university community with what Father Dennis Dease calls "the most formidable budget challenge" in his 19 years as president. He writes about the process today in The Scroll, and how he's convinced the changes will lead to a stronger St. Thomas.
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The joy of Spring

A little down because of our cold and snowy winter? Never fear, Dave Nimmer counsels today in The Scroll. Winter is just about over, to be replaced by a glorious spring full of tulips and tomatoes and Frisbees and just being lazy in the great outdoors.
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Groundhogs Don’t lie

Darcy Haubrick is really tired of winter. So tired that she is thinking of looking for her first post-graduate job in a much warmer climate. But then, she writes today in The Scroll, she remembers everything she would miss about Minnesota winters.
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Money is too Controlling in Division I Athletics

Dave Nimmer is fed up with the money that dominates big-time football, especially Division I athletics and the NFL. And that, he writes today in The Scroll, is why he has even greater appreciation for the emphasis on student athletes at Division III schools such as St. Thomas.
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Missing Charlie

Susan Alexander misses Charlie Keffer, who held myriad responsibilities as provost of St. Thomas, including one of "last resort in a pinch." Want to know why Susan misses Charlie? It has something to do with "diseconomies of scale," but for more, you really need to read The Scroll today.
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Somehow, during January Term, I lucked out and had one of the smartest and most engaging bunch of students in my Family Communication course. They worked hard, keeping up with the grueling “every day is a...
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A Most-enlightening Experience

Brady Narloch is back from traveling in Europe this month, and he reports today in The Scroll that all those stories he heard over the years about the virtues of international travel and study were right on the mark.
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The Path to Success

Dave Nimmer likes to listen to St. Thomas baseball coach Dennis Denning talk about how the most important thing in college sports is "the path" and all of the friendships accumulated while on it. Nimmer reflects today in The Scroll on why Denning, who will retire Feb. 1, will be missed so much.
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Every Student Tells a Story

Writing application essays that are often inspiring and emotional has become a necessary passage for college-bound students
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How Should we Deal With Information Overload?

Is “information overload” taking its toll on you? Susan Alexander writes today in The Scroll about the issue and asks: “As individuals, how can we keep informed without being swamped by too much information?”