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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  • "Next for Buffett? Growing real estate brokerage business," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 3, 2008. “’It’s looked at in a very favorable way by the employees and brokers and agents because you have the advantage of the economics of scale,’ said Tom Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘You’re taking a brokerage out of a distressed situation and enhancing the companies you’re acquiring.’” http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2008/10/06/story14.html
  • "Catholic business schools say financial crisis a learning opportunity," Catholic News Service, Oct. 10, 2008. "The current economic crisis has been a hot topic in leading business schools at Catholic universities across the United States. Heads of master’s programs in business at a number of Catholic universities said in interviews with Catholic News Service they see the market meltdown as a valuable occasion to teach their students the consequences of imprudent business decisions. Christopher Puto, dean of the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business in Minneapolis, remarked: ‘There are powerful lessons here on the issues of greed, selfishness and the need for sound moral judgment that offer great insight for young people at the start of their careers. We may be able to use this to guide the development of a new class of business leaders who genuinely understand that profit and the common good are not mutually exclusive ends,’ he said. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20081010.htm#head2
  • "Layoffs coming at Petters companies," Star Tribune, Oct. 10, 2008. "Charles (Mel) Gray, a professor of business economics at the University of St. Thomas, said the Petters companies are an "unrelated" collection of businesses. ‘I see absolutely no synergies there,’ Gray said.” http://www.startribune.com/business/30725319.html
  • "Experts: Genetics next medical frontier," Marshfield ( Wis.) News-Herald, Oct. 10, 2008. “’We ought to use intellect to reduce incidence of disease and restore health,’ said professor Robert Kennedy, chairman of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. But he warned using genetic advancements inequitably is morally wrong and could be harmful." http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200881010020
  • "McCain to supporters: Be respectful," Minnesota Daily ( University of Minnesota), Oct. 13, 2008. "Travis Symoniak, a University of St. Thomas senior and head of Youth for McCain in Minnesota, said he thought the town hall meetings was a good way for voters to connect with McCain." http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14522.html