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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  • "In post-Imus era, KQRS-FM quick to apologize after morning show host Tom Barnard, sidekick insult American Indians," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 2, 2007. "’With the whole KQ situation, it’s also about past behavior and past experience,’ said Debra Petersen, a University of St. Thomas professor with the department of communication and journalism. In Petersen’s Rhetorical Criticism class, she has her students examine an individual or organization making a public apology. In the past, her students’ picks have ranged from Michael Richards to Pope Benedict XVI. Could a study of Tom Barnard be next? ‘I hope so,’ she said. ‘I always tell my students that it’s the gift that keeps on giving – there are no shortage of examples.’" http://www.twincities.com//ci_7346475
  • College sports briefs, Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2007. " Kristin Storrshad 16 kills and hit .500 to lead top seed and host St. Thomas (26-4) to a 32-30, 30-24, 30-28 victory over No. 2 seed St. Benedict (21-10) in the MIAC volleyball playoff finals. St. Thomas will play host to one of eight regionals in the NCAA Division III tournament; the NCAA said the 61 teams for the D-III field will be announced today." http://www.startribune.com/503/story/1528506.html
  • "Blackface costumes cause Hamline uproar," Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2007. " The incident comes at a time of heightened sensitivity about race on Twin Cities campuses. Last week, racist notes were put under the doors of black students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, prompting an investigation." http://www.startribune.com/10242/story/1528428.html
  • Business briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 6, 2007. "The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Minneapolis, named entrepreneur and diversity advocate William Woodson as director of its MBA program. The university said Woodson, 50, plans to expand the school’s connection to its surrounding community, in addition to building its curriculum strengths in ethics, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking." http://www.twincities.com//ci_7379724