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The Scroll: A Tribute to Dave Nimmer

Miles Trump, a 2011 St. Thomas alumnus and sports reporter for the Faribault Daily News, considers his relationship with Dave Nimmer "one of the great blessings of my life.” Today, Trump writes about the man who has had a remarkable influence on this campus over the last 25 years.
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Success Through Invisibility

If you’ve ever heard or used the truism, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” know that this is actually a false-ism, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
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Intersections Event Highlights Challenges in Creating a Meaningful Customer Experience

When we think of ways in which our polar vortex of a winter may have impacted retailers in the state, the most obvious is the inability for consumers to get to the stores…But as Roberta Bonoff, founder and owner of Creative Kidstuff and one of the participants in the May 5 Intersections event pointed out, “that’s only the start of it.”
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Sharing a Drink of “Lemonaid”

Tommie sophomores Justin Thunstrom and Mike Dungan created a donation-based crowdfunding platform—Lemonaid Stand—in their Foundations of Entrepreneurship class, highlighting businesses created by students.
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Self-reflection, 6 years post-law school

There’s nothing better to bring you back into self-reflective mode than going back to the University of St. Thomas School of Law and catching up with favorite professors. A few months back, I was at a St....
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The Scroll: Ready for Spring

Dave Nimmer has been trying to recall what spring should feel like. He’s ready for it, he writes today in The Scroll. He just wants a “clean car, warm hands, short sleeves and longer days.”
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Five St. Thomas Students Stand out in Student Analyst Competition

St. Thomas students’ portfolio management skill is on full display, with results from the All-America Student Analyst Competition held by Institutional Investor, the nation’s go-to source for analyst rankings, naming five top performers from St. Thomas.
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When East Meets West

School of Law professor Susan Stabile discusses the significance of discovering the value and richness of interfaith dialogue based on her experiences in both the Tibetan Buddhist and Catholic faiths.
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Eureka! Entrepreneur Innovations Honored

Two St. Thomas-affiliated organizations are amongst the inaugural class of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Eureka! award winners. The awards recognize ground-breaking innovation at companies and nonprofits in the Twin Cities.
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Men, Women, and the Workplace

How can men and women can work together to create a more inclusive workplace for all? A recent discussion presented by the Saint Thomas chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs sought to answer this question.
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The Scroll: Paying for College One Quarter at a Time

Jim Oberstar loved to tell stories about growing up on the Iron Range – and at the College of St. Thomas – and how they provided the foundation for an extraordinarily successful career in Congress. Doug Hennes reflects on those stories today in The Scroll and pays tribute to Oberstar, who died Saturday.
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Profile: Susan Beatty ’05 M.B.C.

When Susan Beatty started her first job at Piper Jaffray, she knew there was something she was missing. A UST MBC filled that void, supplying her with the confidence and skills to succeed as a communications professional in the business world.
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How Does Wacky Weather Impact Retailing?

Some weather events impact all retail categories, while others have different impacts on different retailers. There isn’t a part of your business that isn’t effected. The big question is: What do you do, how do you plan, and how do you adjust to each situation? Professor Dave Brennan and Creative Kid Stuff CEO Roberta Bonoff will take on the polar vortex at the Intersections in Consumer Behavior event, May 7.
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The Scroll: The Science of Relationships, Part II

Carol Bruess is back with more observations about the science of relationships as articulated in the work of legendary researcher John Gottman. Read The Scroll to see what both of them have to say about five more principles for making marriage work.
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Career Link: Five Ways to Derail a Promising Career

It seems almost unfair to learn to be successful in your career by benefitting from other people’s mistakes, writes Career Specialist LaBarre Spence. But you can learn from those who weren't able to overcome these five faults.
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How to Think Like a Lawyer

I never wanted to be a lawyer, I just wanted to help people. Before I went to law school I had spent a career working in faith-based nonprofits, initially working with children suffering from mental illness...
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Impact Investing: A Lifeblood to Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Impact investing, making investments with the intention of generating both measurable social/environmental impact along with a financial return, is growing worldwide. The Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, Friday, May 2, is the only Minnesota one-day event bringing key national and statewide impact investing leaders together
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Globalization and Health Care

It will surprise almost no one to learn that the U.S. health care system faces a number of challenges, writes Peter Young, Ph.D. The two most vivid facts being that we spend one and a half times more on health care than any other country, while being far from the top in terms of broad performance measures.
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The Scroll: What Happens When You Unplug?

Kim Rueb recently “unplugged” herself – no television, no smartphone – for a week to see how it would change her life, and she was pleased with the results. She writes about her experience today in The Scroll.