UST in the news

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

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  • “Carleton soars to the top in volleyball,” Star Tribune, Nov. 3, 2004. “On Thursday [Nov. 4], the Knights will play host to St. Thomas, which swept Gustavus in the first round on Tuesday. Concordia will play host to St. Benedict, which defeated St. Mary’s in four games on Tuesday.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/513/5065635.html
  • “One key point, in expert’s opinion,” Star Tribune, Nov. 4, 2004. Dr. Nancy Zingale, a UST political science professor who is assistant to the president, said moral values were a key point in voter behavior this year. http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5067708.html
  • “Profs size up election shake-up,” Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2004. “Minnesota political science professors who gathered Saturday at a meeting of the Minnesota Political Science Association at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul had plenty of material as they dissected the results of Minnesota elections.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5072411.html
  • “Minnesota ’s brain wave,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 8, 2004. “‘The question is how much should patients, only a few of which need the device, pay whether in insurance premiums or tax subsidies or out of their pockets?’ says Dave Durenberger, the former U.S. senator who teaches at University of St. Thomas and is a specialist in health care issues.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/10111322.htm
  • “Moving forward by backing up,” Star Tribune, Nov. 8, 2004. “With a $100,000 investment from the William C. Norris Institute at the University of St. Thomas, and a first-place finish in the business-plan contest sponsored by the Carlson School of Management, the three friends have turned their idea into a firm with $400,000 in annual revenue.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5071604.html
  • “On business: Insurers should’ve put their houses in order,” Star Tribune, Nov. 9, 2004. “‘I run an MBA course in London on global financial markets and a dear friend there who studies the financial services industry has concluded that no big merger or acquisition in the industry has ever added value for anybody but the executives putting the deal together,’ said Peter Young, an insurance professor and industry consultant at the University of St. Thomas. Young admits his friend may be stretching the point but says the record shows not many deals have worked out. ‘In insurance brokerage today, you’ve got this consolidating distribution channel in the hands of a few brokers, who have all the negotiating power. They can pull the clients away if the insurance companies don’t play ball … driving attractive markets away from the company risk managers.’” http://www.startribune.com/stories/1405/5075530.html
  • “Saving a mall,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 9, 2004. “David Brennan, a University of St. Thomas marketing professor, agreed, contending Northtown needs at least one or two anchor stores to ‘make a serious go of it.’ Brennan noted that Twin Cities retail centers without anchor tenants have typically not fared well.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/10131905.htm