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Defining Ourselves can be Tricky at Times

Who are you, anyway? Some of us have well-defined roles in our professional lives. Some of us overlap categories. In any case, we define ourselves at work in many ways. Sometimes our sense of self is so...
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Flower bed Caretaker is our True Harbinger of Spring

Somewhere in the middle of the rain storm last week. I got to thinking that maybe spring isn’t far away. The thought of people unbundling, ice melting and robins returning made me almost giddy. But I know...
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Love: Not a Spectator Sport

One of my favorite concepts to teach in the Family Communication course is how, in our families and intimate relationships, we need to understand each other’s “relational currencies." Relational currencies...
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A Final Journey With Cardinal Laghi

Any beginning student of the Italian language would have difficulty with the name Cardinal Pio Laghi. It is, after all, a singular Christian name, Pio (Pius), appearing to describe a plural noun, Laghi...
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A Jolt of Pride, Satisfaction and Gratitude

Do you ever have those stretches of time when you are moving so fast – running to meetings, keeping up with email and voice-mail, handling the latest emergency – that you don’t sit down long enough to...
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January Term not so Quiet After all, and That’s OK

Quiet . . . a cold January morning, 20 degrees below zero. Trudging through the snow to campus, everything seems different. It’s quiet, there are very few students milling around and I can finally find a...
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Purple Pride and Being No. 1

Editor's note: Doug Hennes, vice president for university and government relations, submitted a guest column to The Scroll. For weeks, as the St. Thomas men’s basketball team’s undefeated record grew, I...
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He’s Proud of his Heritage . . . Again

Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama Tuesday in Scooter’s – packed with students, staff and faculty – I couldn’t help recalling my experience 48 years ago in Madison, Wis., when John F....
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She’s Obsessed With “Streamlining”

Streamlining: “To construct or design in a form that offers the least resistance; to improve the efficiency of; to organize; to simplify; to improve something by removing the parts that are least useful or...
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Trustee Profile: Fast Track

Mark Zesbaugh?s meteoric career propelled him to the CEO office at the age of 37. Now he's looking for the next challenge.
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Trustee Profile: Faith in Healing

Sister Carol Keehan plays a significant role in health care reform, with particular concern for those most desperately in need of care
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Learning Through Chaos

Innovative St. Thomas-Cristo Rey service program helps students move beyond stereotypes and privilege
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Final Thoughts

If the world belongs to those who participate, why are we sitting on the sidelines?
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The Best in All of Us

John Rigo '75 died in the World Trade Center terrorist attack on 9/11. His wife and loved ones remember the man who will be in their hearts forever