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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- “Creativity in America,” Newsweek, July 19, 2010. The article quotes Dr. Douglas Orzolek of UST’s Music Department: “While arts aren’t the only means to develop creativity, they surely do it better than bubble tests. Cut the tests and restore the arts.” (Not available online)
- “British climate change skeptic attacks St. Thomas professor,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 24, 2010.
- “Global warming debate gets local – and ugly,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 24, 2010. The Associated Press distributed this story. Abbreviated versions were carried in the Brainerd Dispatch and the Duluth News Tribune , among other newspapers.
- See also: “Climate change discussion heats up on the Web,” Fresno (Calif.) Bee, July 25, 2010. This story, about the climate change debate between a UST professor and a British commentator, was first published by the Star Tribune and was carried in several newspapers in the West.
- See also: “Threats and name calling,” St. Paul Pioneer Press letters to the editor, July 27, 2010. “I read with interest the unfortunate remarks by Lord Christopher Monckton regarding the University of St. Thomas and my nephew, Professor John Abraham (‘Challenge his climate change doubts? How dare you!’) July 24). Neither figuratively, nor in reality, does Abraham meet Monckton’s description of him as a ‘wretched little man.’ … “
- See also: “Tell it to the judge (and jury),” St. Paul Pioneer Press editorial, July 27, 2010.
- “Getting history wrong on just war,” Catholic Exchange, July 24, 2010. Author and theologian George Weigel writes, “In an important article in the spring 2010 issue of Logos, the quarterly published by the Catholic Studies Program of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., theologian J. Daryl Charles argues that Bainton got it wrong, by failing to give an ‘accurate accounting of the complexity and diversity of pre-Constantinian Christian attitudes toward the military.'”
- “Pool complex at St. Thomas athletic facility built for speed,” Finance & Commerce, July 27, 2010.
- “Famous Dave’s offering free meals for guys named Dave,” Finance & Commerce, July 27, 2010. “‘A lot of the promotions they [restaurants] are doing are fairly new to the industry,’ said Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘We will see that continue for maybe as much as another year until we go on the road to recovery.'”
- “Bullseye is on Target after campaign contribution,” Star Tribune, July 28, 2010. In this column by John Tevlin: “‘Target clearly has the legal (and perhaps moral) right to make contributions to groups supporting political candidates,’ said Kenneth Goodpaster, a business ethics teacher at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. ‘Whether it is always prudent to exercise one’s rights is a separate question. Polarizing issues can divide one’s customer base and cost the company sales. Nevertheless, there were corporations during the civil rights movement that had no trouble risking boycotts based on moral convictions against racism.'”
- “Dayton hopes ‘tax the rich’ policy will bring him through primary,” Minnesota Public Radio, July 28, 2010. Retired University of St. Thomas political science professor Nancy Zingale said the examples Dayton gives don’t apply. ‘Dayton just quit,’ Zingale said. ‘He wasn’t moving on to something else. So I think it’s a somewhat different situation and it’s perhaps a little disingenuous for Dayton to make that argument that he’s just like all of these other people who moved on to do other things.'”
- “Congress OKs law reducing cocaine sentence disparity,” Waco (Texas) Tribune, July 29, 2010. “Osler, who left Baylor this month to teach at St. Thomas University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., and former students Dustin Benham and Matthew Acosta represented Steven Spears in the Supreme Court case, which gave federal judges more discretion in sentencing cases involving crack cocaine.”
- “Best entertainment bets for July 30-Aug. 4,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 30, 2010. “Saturday: Children from around the world have come to St. Paul nearly every summer for the past two decades to live, learn and sing together in Songs of Hope. The international performing arts camp, which draws from as far as China, Ghana and Russia, presents a 20th anniversary reunion concert this weekend with alumni from 25 countries. The program is housed at the University of St. Thomas and focuses on building relationships and creating top-notch performances to share throughout Minnesota. (If you can’t make Saturday’s show, catch the free concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Boyd Park, 335 Selby Ave., St. Paul. 7:30 p.m.; History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul; $15-$10; 651-225-4179 or soundsofhope.org.”