Catholic identity is a hallmark of St. Thomas. Yet, for the first time, the university has named a layperson as president and less than half of current students surveyed chose to identify themselves as Catholic.
Imagine trying to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 2,400 tons a year. That’s what St. Thomas President The Rev. Dennis Dease started in 2008 when he pledged to make the university carbon neutral by 2035.
Minnesota’s collegiate study abroad numbers have been dwindling in recent years. In the 2007-2008 school year, the institute of international education counted more than 9,500 students studying abroad from Minnesota.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that student loan debt has surpassed the one trillion dollar mark. TommieMedia takes an in-depth look at ways students can cope with rising debt and ways to minimize it.