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Web Only: Healing Haiti

There is a desperate need for medical and financial assistance in the aftermath of a devasting earthquake
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Not Your Dad’s Diversity Anymore

Susan Alexander is grateful for what "diversity" means these days, and as St. Thomas' affirmative action officer for the past three years, she believes the university's policies and practices "stack up pretty well" compared with other schools. She explains how today in The Scroll.
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NSHMBA Year-End Celebration at General Mills

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBAs) year-end celebration was attended by over 250 people, representing companies including 3M, Delta, General Mills, Medtronic, Target, UnitedHealth Group, and many others.
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Graced by Friendship . . . and Fishing

Dave Nimmer already has the best Christmas gift possible, and he owes it to a beautiful friendship he developed with a fishing buddy. Read about what they shared in The Scroll today.
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46 Years of Service . . . in one Year!

Editor's note: Meghan Eliason, director of the Center for Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement at St. Thomas, contributed this guest column to The Scroll. “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds...
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Glenn Caruso: National Coach of the Year?

St. Thomas senior Ryan Starks is a loyal member of "Caruso's Crew," and he believes football Coach Glenn Caruso deserves to be named National Coach of the Year. Starks explains today in The Scroll how you can vote for Caruso.
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Now We’re in for it

Thanksgiving is over and that means "classroom crunch time" is under way, according to St. Thomas senior Brady Narloch. He shares a few tips today in The Scroll on how he will survive the final three weeks of the semester.
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A Thanksgiving Story

When Dave Nimmer thinks of Thanksgiving, he remembers an unemployed house painter whom he met and wrote about more than 20 years ago. He recalls the experience today in The Scroll.
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They Came to Sing!

The St. Thomas Chamber Singers wowed Father John Malone, vice president for mission, last weekend when they sang at the Minnesota Collegiate Choral Festival. Read his critique of their performance today in The Scroll.
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Back from China!

I spent the past week representing the Full-time UST MBA program at World MBA Tour events in three cities in China—Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. If you have not had the chance to visit China, it is amazing to see the mix of modern and historic there.
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Dogs Laugh, too

Bailey, a year-old red lab, recently taught Darcy Haubrick a valuable lesson about how to deal with stress. She writes about it today in The Scroll.
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Seeing the Face of the Lord

A friend of Dave Nimmer asked him if he could see the Lord in the faces of those portrayed in videos shown at the Opus Prize event Wednesday night at Orchestra Hall. He could, he writes today in The Scroll.
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Want to Hear Amazing Stories?

St. Thomas senior Brady Narloch had the good fortune of meeting an Opus Prize honoree last May in Colombia, and he has some advice for you: Make sure you are sitting in Orchestra Hall on Wednesday evening to witness three extraordinary people, all finalists for the $1 million Opus Prize, tell their stories
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Making an Awesome Impression

Four St. Thomas students recently had a chance encounter with a St. Cloud woman, and she was so touched by what she saw that she wrote an e-mail message to the university. Father Dennis Dease shares the message today in The Scroll.
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Dealing With Persistent Social Problems

As impressed as Dave Nimmer is with St. Thomas' involvement in the Opus Prize, he also wants to shine a light on ThreeSixty. In The Scroll today, Nimmer tells how the St. Thomas-based organization is working to interest more students of color to pursue careers in journalism and communications.
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Shout Out to Admissions

Carol Bruess experienced what she calls "a real source of sweetness on our campus" when she observed our Admissions staff members in action last Thursday and Friday as they met with prospective students and their parents at fall Tommie Days. She explains what she means by "sweet" in The Scroll today.
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How we Feel About St. Thomas

Susan Alexander asks a pointed question today in The Scroll: What do you expect from your employer? She finds that attitudes vary at St. Thomas. People are nervous about the economy, grateful for their jobs and wonder about levels of commitment.
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Missing the Past. Loving the Present. Excited for the Future.

Darcy Haubrick says she has "a conflicting relationship" with September. She misses life as an undergraduate, she writes today in The Scroll, although as a graduate assistant in Campus Life she sure loves helping students develop their individuality.
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In the Neighborhood

Carol Bruess loves living close to St. Thomas for a variety of practical and philosophical reasons. Over the weekend, she tells The Scroll, she came to an even-greater appreciation for neighborhood life when people showed up for an impromptu party to pay tribute to her dying “Big Old Tree.”