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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  • "At GOP Convention, two Catholics, two causes, two paths," National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 2, 2008. "No matter what brought them to St. Paul, activists, delegates and politicians were getting their work done. And the experiences of two of those activists – [ UST School of Law professor] Teresa Collett and Kathy Kelly – demonstrate how different Catholic experience and political life can be these days. Both are informed by their Catholicism, a catalyst that spurs them to action internationally. Collett is opposed to abortion and Kelly is opposed to the war in Iraq. Officially, the church places Collett’s issue higher among its concerns. St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, said Church teaching makes it clear why." http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/1748
  • McCain to make full-throttle push for Catholic vote," National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 3, 2008. "Teresa Collett, a law school professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, was an expert witness for the state of Alaska on the Palin-supported abortion parental notification law, which Alaska’s highest court struck down last year. ‘There are many good Catholics who are deeply concerned about poverty and think there can be real progress there, but have become discouraged on the life issue,’ Collett said. ‘Overall, I think that the life issue, especially with the Palin pick, is going to be an issue that will require people to make a decision.’" http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/1754
  • Minnesota soldiers denied payments get retroactive benefits, Minnesota Sun Newspapers, Sept. 3, 2008. "Though [John] Hobot ['00] had a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of St. Thomas, one month after he came home, he had enrolled at Metro State University to pursue studies in law enforcement. The incorrect orders prevented him from receiving benefits to pay his Metro State bills." http://www.mnsun.com/articles/2008/09/04/news/fw04soldier.txt
  • "Jon Stewart: Comedian Or Journalist? ‘The Daily Show’ Draws Crowds In St. Paul," WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., and 25 other sources, Sept. 4, 2008. "’I look at it as a news show that tells you they will spin up front,’ said Mike Connell, a college student at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, who volunteered at various events around St. Paul during the Republican National Convention. ‘And he rips equally on both parties. I think it’s hilarious." http://www.local6.com/politics/17394383/detail.html
  • "Rail line pork-driven? Hogwash, locals say," Star Tribune, Sept. 6, 2008. "But now Democrats hoping to make political hay cite a half-dozen examples of Minnesota earmarks [McCain has] opposed. Their Republican National Convention counter-spin website this week highlighted some of his jabs. They include his erroneous claim that a big agricultural cooperative was reaping millions in federal farm subsidies, his criticism of funding for a science and engineering building at the University of St. Thomas and his questioning of seed money for a pilot program providing affordable health insurance to farmers." http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/27936169.html
  • Life Time’s wellness play," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 7, 2008. "When Life Time Fitness first pitched a wellness program to Pete Ronza, the benefits manager at the University of St. Thomas, he was unenthusiastic. ‘I thought, No. I don’t want a gym membership,’ Ronza said. ‘I had no idea they had this whole other side of the house.’ Looking to control escalating health care costs, Ronza a few years ago was searching for a wellness program for 1,300 benefits-eligible employees when Life Time made the proposal. After learning more, St. Thomas signed on." http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_10397467
  • "Best Buy debuts gift-registry tool, Giftag," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Sept. 8, 2008. "Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, said Giftag.com is an ‘interesting approach’ to gift registries that should particularly appeal to younger consumers." http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2008/09/08/daily9.html
  • "UR wins in double overtime," Redlands (
    Calif.) Daily Facts, Sept. 8, 2008. The University of Redlands Bulldogs won their third-place game with St. Ben’s at the Bulldog-Athena-Sagehen Classic women’s soccer tournament, but "the University of St. Thomas earned the first-place honor after going 2-0 in the classic." http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/sports/ci_10411168