Semhar Araia

From Here to Eritrea

Semhar Araia ’99 began her activism at a young age and now works to advance the role of women in leadership positions.
School of Law alum Mike Hanson hikes the appalachian trail

Trail of Discovery

Blind since infancy, Mike Hanson ’87, ’05 J.D. was used to overcoming challenges. Then he decided to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.
Football vs Saint John's

Tommie Traditions: School Spirit

What is a college campus without school spirit? Here are four ways the St. Thomas community supports its athletic teams: Caruso's Crew, Tailgating, Purple on the Plaza and Fanamaniac.
Campus Scenes

Undergrad Enrollment Down a Bit, Grad Enrollment Up a Bit

After six years of slight declines, overall enrollment held steady this year. Five of UST’s seven academic divisions showed graduate-level increases; the freshman class is the third-largest on record and has one of the best academic profiles ever.
Michael Lackey. Photo by Nina Francine.

A Conversation With Author Michael Lackey ’86

Lackey interviewed 16 world-renowned writers, including Joyce Carol Oates and Russell Banks, for his book, Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.
Professor Timothy Scully, second from left, and students look over a video camera during a video production class.

Students Create Award-Winning PSA About Suicide Prevention

Students in a videography class created public service announcements last spring to help raise awareness of mental health issues. During this week, National Suicide Prevention Week, you can learn more about the issues by watching these PSAs.
Students, staff and faculty, spelling out UST in giant letters, douse themselves with cold water during an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge event on John P. Monahan Plaza on Sept. 4, 2014.

#IceBucketChallenge Honors Former Dean

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.
Opening Day

Sullivan Urges Boldness, ‘Culture of Innovation’

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.
Campus Aerials

Adjunct Faculty Task Force Appointed

An Adjunct Faculty Task Force has been appointed to begin work on concerns identified by adjunct faculty members, and a permanent Adjunct Faculty Council will be established during the fall semester.