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Tommie Traditions: The Laugh Club

The club promoted pranks, laughter and, oddly enough, cross-country hitchhiking races as club members good-timed their way through college in the years following WW II. They also had a serious, studious side that would serve them well later in the professional world.
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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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WOW! Business in 3-D

Imagine if you didn’t need to halt production when a machine part breaks. Instead of waiting for a new component to be delivered, you 3-D print it in a matter of hours.
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Runner’s Odyssey Carries Two Marathoners to the Boston Finish Line – an Epic Trilogy

In 2012, Mike Johnson '90 qualified for "Boston" while running 12 marathons in 12 months. In 2013 he started Boston but did not finish when the race was stopped after two pressure cooker backpack bombs detonated near the finish line. This year, on Easter Monday, he completed his "marathon" trilogy and with three others helped carry a faltering runner to the Boston finish line. Their actions went viral on Twitter and can be viewed on YouTube.
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Great Expectations

Return on wealth. Valuation. Market share. These are just three benchmarks on which corporate leaders are graded. They’re also used to grade students in the Full-time UST MBA program.
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The Call of the Loon

Treasured memories of times spent on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minn., in his youth were among the factors leading David Burke ’13 to create a clothing brand built around the Midwestern dedication to an outdoor lifestyle.
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It’s Just Lunch

Sara Darling ’02 M.B.A. always aspired to have her own company – it was just a matter of finding the right fit.
Erica Wilson

Unsurvivable

Erica Wilson '11 was entombed for 22 minutes under five feet of snow on a remote mountain in British Columbia. She never should have made it home.
After attending the College of St. Thomas for three years, Harry Rasmussen was in the U.S. Army and stationed in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. That evening he wrote a letter to his father. He returned to St. Thomas after WW II. That historic letter and his four yearbooks were recently delivered to St. Thomas.  (Inset: Rasmussen and his letter.)

‘Welcome Home, 1st Sgt. Harry Rasmussen!’

Harry Rasmussen, a native of Sleepy Eye, Minn., attended the College of St. Thomas from fall 1938 until spring 1941. He went into the Army, apparently drafted, and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. On Dec. 7, 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wrote a letter to his father. That historic letter and his four yearbooks have found their way home to St. Thomas. He served in the Army for four and a half years and then returned to campus.
Trudy Rautio

Never Give Up

Trudy Rautio, Carlson Company’s CEO, exemplifies this company’s credo.
Jerad Justesen

Suburban Secrets

An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
Abdi Husen '13 is working on water quality issues in Africa. (Photo by Mark Brown)

Bottled Hope

Access to clean water may not be a problem in the United States. but in Abdi Husen’s homeland of Ethiopia more than 56 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Husen decided to address this disparity … one bottle at a time.
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Daring to Dream

Solome Tibebu has brought mental health care into the 21st century by creating Cognific for therapists and their clients.
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Relatively Famous

These eight student-athletes look to expand the legacies of their well-known relatives.
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What Can I Do About Larry?

Larry is a bad student. He habitually doesn’t do his homework, is constantly disruptive in class and swears at me in Korean.
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Unexpected Joy in the Slums of Kenya

Jessica Smith '07 recently traveled to one of the largest slums in Africa where she found a resiliently faithful culture that relies upon God to provide the very basic essentials.