UST in the news

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • “July heat hits home,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 11, 2006. “Tom Hamilton, a professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas, attributes the slower sales to a glut of condos on the market as well as sellers trying to cash in on double-digit price appreciation in recent years.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/15246613.htm
  • “The sick, sad and silly — she’s answered them all,” Star Tribune, Aug. 12, 2006. “The White Bear native [Caroline Burau’99], 33, wound up in the job almost by happenstance. She dropped out of nursing school after realizing blood made her queasy. After graduating from St. Thomas University in journalism, she quit her job as a reporter for a suburban newspaper when she found she didn’t like asking ‘nosy’ questions.” http://www.startribune.com/389/story/606895.html
  • “In-house study lauds ‘Bridges,’” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 12, 2006 . “The proposed Bridges of St. Paul project would be a $750 million boost to the region and an attraction second only to the Mall of America, according to a study released this week by the project’s developer. The analysis, by University of St. Thomas professor Thomas Musil, focuses on construction payroll, sales tax proceeds and the first year of retail operations at the mixed-use development, which is expected to include more than 1,150 housing units, a Westin Hotel and amenities ranging from a bowling alley to high-end boutique shops.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/15256120.htm
  • “Imation copes with CEO’s illness,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 12, 2006. “The issue is a delicate one for publicly traded companies like Imation, management experts said. There is the bottom-line need to inform shareholders as quickly and as fully as possible about their investment, balanced against the human desire to protect the executive’s privacy. ‘This is a real hard call, because a brain tumor is a brain tumor,’ said Jack Militello, a professor of management at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/15256036.htm
  • “We are the future … but let us not forget our past,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 12, 2006. “Since first arriving in the Twin Cities, elder Hmong have worked to preserve their culture and teach it to Hmong youth raised in America. This is the most ambitious effort to have come from local educators — the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Public Schools and East Metro Integration also have hands in this, along with Concordia.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/15256382.htm
  • “Sunday Super Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 13, 2006. Sports columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters writes, “By the way, as a high school student, Johnny Mauer spent two years at Cretin, then transferred to Hill-Murray. As baseball coach at Hill-Murray, Mauer and then-Cretin coach Dennis Denning, now at the University of St. Thomas, built elite baseball programs that competed against each other for championships.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/special_packages/columnists/15264473.htm
  • “New-look Gophers take to the road,” Star Tribune, Aug. 13, 2006. “The team’s coaching staff also will have a new look: Former University of St. Thomas coach Ted Riverso replaced Dave Stromme, who left the program shortly after a season in which the Gophers started 17-4 and ended with a 2-6 finish that included opening losses in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.” http://www.startribune.com/512/story/610179.html
  • “Still photos, not hold-still photos,” Star Tribune, Aug. 14, 2006. “The expert says: Mike Ryan, director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of St. Thomas, said Smirk has an appealing business model for a niche market.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/610300.html
  • “White-collar prosecutor to head legal ethics center,” Star Tribune, Aug. 15, 2006. “Henry J. (Hank) Shea, who’s prosecuted many high-profile, white-collar cases over the past two decades, will leave the U.S. attorney’s office in September to head a legal-ethics center at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.” http://www.startribune.com/1069/story/614392.html
  • See also correction, Star Tribune, Aug. 16, 2006. “A column on Page D1 Tuesday about the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of St. Thomas Law School should have said that law school Prof. Neil Hamilton will direct the center and that Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry Shea will join as a senior fellow of the law school and the center.” http://www.startribune.com/499/story/616432.html
  • “Acting police chief moves up,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 17, 2006. “[James McDonald] rose through the ranks [of the Eagan Police Department], going from officer to sergeant, then captain, and in 2004 he became deputy chief. He has a bachelor’s degree from Metro State University in St. Paul and is studying for a master’s degree in police administration from the University of St. Th
    omas in St. Paul.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/states/minnesota/counties/dakota/15291649.htm
  • “Leah Garchik,” San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 17, 2006. Garchik, a San Francisco columnist, writes, “Arrivals: Former Minnesota Sen. David Durenberger, chair of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, has bought a house in San Rafael. Durenberger is 71, close to retirement, and chose Northern California — where his wife was raised — over what he e-mails are the ‘traditional Minnesota’ retirement destinations like Naples, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., in favor of a place with a lot of excitement and variety.’ Durenberger, a Republican critical of President Bush (‘I don’t think the man believes that he’s capable of making a mistake,’ he told the Minneapolis-St. Paul City Pages last year) was censured by the Senate, and in 1995 given a year on probation for mishandling public funds.” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/17/DDG0SJ774P1.DTL&hw=Garchik&sn=002&sc=584
  • “Hatch, judge spar over phone call: Attorney general denies threatening to use media to influence litigation,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 17, 2006. “Neil W. Hamilton, who teaches legal ethics at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and directs the Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at St. Thomas, gave a similar opinion. ‘If the judge’s comments are true, both the threat of media attention and the fact the threat is false put the conduct substantially more across the line,’ Hamilton said.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/15291623.htm
  • “Booking a saving,” Star Tribune, Aug. 18, 2006. “Go online: Recent University of St. Thomas grad Naomi Bentil recommends buying books from eBay and Half.com. But don’t procrastinate. ‘If you do your research early, you can save a ton of money,’ Bentil said.” http://www.startribune.com/745/story/620674.html