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, and if links have expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ Web site. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access full text.

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  • "Minnesota / Web site to smooth college quest," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 26, 2007. "Officials with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities say the new site, dubbed U-CAN, was built to feed the public’s demand for comparable, concise numbers. The schools can update the information on the site at any time. Colleges are not ranked. Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas are among Minnesota schools putting up data." http://www.twincities.com/ci_6997963
  • "Target feels shopper anxiety," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 26, 2007. " Shoppers are more cautious, and that’s catching up with Target, said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. ‘Retailers are really one of the best measures of what is happening in the economy right now,’ he said." http://www.twincities.com//ci_6998200
  • " Good Question: Why Are Some Rivalries So Strong?" WCCO-TV, Sept. 26, 2007. "’It’s about bragging rights,’ said Dr. John Tauer, a sports psychologist and men’s basketball coach at the University of St. Thomas. ‘Winning those rivalry games is often times seen from a fan perspective as more exciting than winning the championship.’" http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_269174245.html
  • "Mr. Teacher? Fewer men in front of the class," Star Tribune, Sept. 27, 2007. "Jan B. Hansen’s 8:30 a.m. class at the University of St. Thomas has 27 students, all aspiring teachers. Many are headed for their first student-teaching experience next spring. When they get their licenses, they will be qualified to teach grades K-8." http://www.startribune.com/1592/story/1448530.html
  • "Count on most of the old gang at the new 128 Café," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 27, 2007. "128 Café in St. Paul is back from the grave. Jill Wilson, a server at the restaurant for four years before it closed in June, plans to resurrect the 11-year-old hangout across the street from the University of St. Thomas." http://www.twincities.com//ci_7004514
  • "Fasting is fine for the spirit, but not for weight loss," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 28, 2007. "Other ways to perform acts of penance include abstaining from certain foods or activities or just avoiding snacks between meals, said Father Peter Laird, director of seminarians and assistant professor of moral theology at the University of St. Thomas." http://www.twincities.com//ci_7017818
  • "St. Thomas to induct 12," Star Tribune, Sept. 29, 2007. "St. Thomas will induct 12 former student-athletes and one ex-staff member into its Athletic Hall of Fame this morning. Those being inducted are: Steve Aronson, Ben Bautch, Mark Buri, Molly Hayden, Jenny Hintz, Sarah Hintz Bolcer, Greg Kaiser, Jake Mauer, Fred ( Lefty) Miller, Missy Pederson, Roger Rich, Dick Trafas and Joe Warren." http://www.startribune.com/503/story/1453619.html
  • "Today’s spotlight: Gwen Martin," Star Tribune, Sept. 30, 2007. Olson, 42, is "co-founder and managing partner of NumberWorks, a staffing firm that provides staff level accounting contractors on a project basis." She has a B.A. in international business from St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1450438.html
  • "Editorial: Getting doctors to go digital," Star Tribune, Sept. 30, 2007. "Despite these benefits, hospitals and clinics have been slow to make the technology investment, which is why public leadership is important. David Durenberger, a former U.S. senator and chair of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas, points out that government-run programs such as Medicare and Medicaid — which pay for about a quarter of all health care these days — don’t generally reward the clinics and hospitals for the savings that these costly investments produce or for delivering better care as a result." http://www.startribune.com/561/story/1452915.html
  • "Agreement on Iraq, but not much else," Star Tribune, Oct. 1, 2007. "Although he has yet to formally declare his candidacy, Nelson-Pallmeyer, a University of St. Thomas associate professor of justice and peace studies, drew frequent and enthusiastic applause from the couple hundred people in the crowd at the Augsburg College chapel in Minneapolis." http://www.startribune.com/10217/story/1455820.html