Susan Alexander believes the theme of this year’s academic convocation was power, and that’s a good thing, she writes in The Scroll. Not the kind of power that corrupts, as Lord Acton once observed, but the power of imagination, as envisioned by St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan during her convocation remarks.
221 people formed the letters "UST" on John P. Monahan Plaza as they doused themselves with ice water in honor of former dean of the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Bruce Kramer, who is living with ALS.
President Julie Sullivan urged St. Thomas faculty and staff on Tuesday to join her on an “imaginary exercise” during her second academic convocation address and boldly envision what the university will look like five to 10 years from now.
St. Thomas adjunct faculty members face a July 18 deadline to decide whether to be represented by a union, and President Julie Sullivan is urging them to vote “no” in favor of a speedier, more collaborative process to address their concerns.
President Julie Sullivan will hold a brown bag luncheon on Monday, Dec. 9, to discuss a new vision statement for St. Thomas. A task force has developed three alternatives for a vision statement, and she wants to hear your opinion.
President Julie Sullivan will hold a brown bag luncheon on “excellence” on Monday, Nov. 4, and invites members of the St. Thomas community to join her to discuss how to cultivate, foster and enhance excellence at the university.
Dave Nimmer was impressed last week by the inauguration ceremony for St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan, finding it “crisp and clean, purposeful and passionate, reverent and respectful.” And, as he writes today in The Scroll, Nimmer is equally impressed by the new president and her “attitude, background, candor, determination and focus.”