UST in the news

Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “Skating world in a tizzy over scoring,” Star Tribune, Sept. 29, 2004. “The sport also took quick and dramatic action after its Olympic scandal, a move that sports arbitrator John Wendt said will help lay the groundwork for skating’s image makeover. ‘There are always going to be difficulties with judged sports,’ said Wendt, an assistant professor of legal studies at the University of St. Thomas and a member of the International Court for Arbitration of Sport. ‘They’ve tried to remove some of the subjectivity and potential for impropriety. That’s a good first step to get some credibility back, but it will be a long process.’ ” http://www.startribune.com/stories/503/5005883.html
  • “Field’s president to leave,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 29, 2004. “‘I thought the earliest might be after the holiday shopping period,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute For Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘It definitely says there will be some changes happening.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/9784620.htm
  • “In need of a pickup,” Star Tribune, Oct. 4, 2004. “The St. Paul plant situation alarms University of St. Thomas Professor Fred Zimmerman, who insists that Minnesota policymakers need to step up to the plate with a plan to ensure the state retains the Ranger plant. The state could lobby Ford to make a new hybrid Ranger here, for example. Or it could ask the St. Paul Port Authority to help link Ford with local metal stampers, a move that would slash supply transportation costs, Zimmerman said. Whatever the plan, Minnesota must act now.  ‘You can’t yodel in the broccoli on this. We cannot just screw around with these major industrial companies that employ so many people,’ Zimmerman said. ‘We don’t have to give them huge subsidies, but we do have to get organized so that their needs can be fulfilled because they are under very great competitive pressures.’ ” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5011236.html
  • “Governor’s race goes to Pawlenty,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 4, 2004. Here’s some Twin Cities Marathon coverage. “He recalled with a smile that as he approached the University of St. Thomas, he spotted a sign by the course that told other runners, ‘You’re kicking Pawlenty’s … . ’ He passed by without comment.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/9828458.htm
  • “Fast finish, first win,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 4, 2004. “Despite cool conditions with the temperature in the high 40s or low 50s throughout a dazzling fall morning, Khattabi slowed on the hills near the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/9828476.htm