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The Scroll: The Science of Relationships

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.
James Shannon

Thank You for Not Smoking

Every Friday at 9 a.m. the freshmen class, which consisted of approximately 500 students, was required to attend an hour-long convocation in the small auditorium – an obligation that was obeyed with less than little enthusiasm. No one wanted to be there; however, what occurred one beautiful autumn morning is something that I will never forget.
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The Scroll: A Hurrah for Retirees

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.
Defenders

The Defenders

Students gain valuable courtroom experience in Misdemeanor Clinic.
Scott Fusco

Doodlers, Beware

In his study last semester, senior psychology major Scott Fusco found that contrary to recent popular belief, doodling impedes memory recall.
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.
Campus Aerials

Undergraduate Tuition Rates Will Increase 3.9 Percent

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.
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St. Thomas to Sell Gainey Conference Center

St. Thomas has decided to sell the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, Minn., because it cannot continue to operate the center in a financially sustainable manner and has determined that expansion plans would not overcome ongoing weaknesses in the conference services market.
Latino Leaders

Brandon Miranda Voted 2014 Tommie Award Winner

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.
Commutation Clinic

A Shorter Sentence

In the Commutations Clinic, students learn the real, hard work it takes to temper justice with mercy.