Terry Nichols

Death and the Afterlife

In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
Anna Rosenthal

From Plant to Paint

Botanical artistry is not for the impatient, which makes it all the more extraordinary that sophomore Anna Rosenthal has been painting the natural world since she was 14.
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.
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.
Workers expect the Afton site to be mostly empty of debris by Oct 18. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Lessons From a Broken Bridge

Three pieces of the I-35W bridge will serve to remind engineering students that the things they build will have lasting impact.
Julie Sullivan

A Vision for Our Future

A working vision statement will serve as a guide during the university's strategic planning process.
Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon: Hats and Hope

A simple classroom project brings hope – and hats – to hundreds of children with cancer. Love Your Melon kicks off its national tour this week bringing its mission to more than a dozen cities.
Summit Singers

The Summit Singers Serenade St. Thomas

The men of the Summit Singers are "guys who work hard, have fun and know that they are a part of something bigger than themselves," according to founder Chad Berg. Not only do they sing a capella, but they're giving away free hats and mittens to the first 400 undergrads who attend their free concert Thursday, Dec. 12.
Lightning flashes over the Frey Science and Engineering Center Oct. 2. (Photo by Mark Brown)

Depth of Field: Photo Services’ Best Photos of 2013

Historic steel being lowered to the ground. Lightning as it arcs above campus. St. Thomas presidents, past and present, walking together. We've picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2013 as our best of the year.