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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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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?”
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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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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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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.