Students, faculty and staff from the St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas School of Social Work surprised legislators and visitors in the state Capitol rotunda with a flash mob to bring awareness to the need to raise the minimum wage.
Carol Bruess checked off one of the items on her professional bucket list when she attended a workshop last month on the science of relationships. Today in The Scroll, she offers her observations on the work of legendary researcher John Gottman and two of his seven principles for making marriage work.
Dave Nimmer will dearly miss the 92 St. Thomas employees who will retire in May, and in today’s Scroll he pays tribute to two of them – Tom Connery and Lynda McDonnell – who always have showed their pride and passion.
Ninety-two St. Thomas employees, including 70 staff members and administrators and 22 faculty members, have signed up for voluntary retirement incentive plans. A celebration to thank them for their years of service will be May 22.
Tuition rates will increase 3.9 percent this summer for undergraduate students – the second-lowest rate increase in 20 years – and an average of 3.0 percent for graduate students except for the School of Law, which will have no tuition increase.
Miranda, a senior majoring in Catholic Studies and Political Science, has been involved in many aspects of St. Thomas student life, including Tommie Ambassadors, Undergraduate Student Government, Concert Choir and Summit Singers.
Kim Rueb has long been interested in issues such as gender equality, but her perspective has changed since her days as a college student. She writes today in The Scroll that society must come to realize a woman can have a job and be a mom – or she can choose one over the other and not need to feel any the less for it.