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Meet Canvas, Blackboard’s potential replacement

Friday, August 19, 2016 6:48 PM
Brett Coup, associate vice president of academic technology, displays Canvas, which is still a work-in-progress. (Danielle Wong/TommieMedia)

For the first time, Information Technology Services is launching a pilot called Canvas to potentially replace Blackboard, a virtual classroom that has been used by St. Thomas faculty and students since 2002. About 100 students this fall and 400 students this spring will test Canvas.

As St. Thomas applications increase, deadlines change

Friday, August 19, 2016 6:37 PM
(Jake Remes/TommieMedia)

The University of St. Thomas is changing its admission process this fall by introducing early action and regular decision deadlines.

New St. Paul police chief St. Thomas grad

Monday, August 15, 2016 4:44 PM
Todd Axtell

St. Thomas graduate school alumus Todd Axtell has been appointed as St. Paul police chief.

Alexandria man killed by BCA agents identified

Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:47 PM

A man who died earlier this week after he was shot by agents from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had apparently charged at authorities with a knife while they were working an undercover investigation into underage prostitution, police said Thursday.

Rebranded orientation in full swing

Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:42 PM
Incoming students peruse information tables in the Anderson Student Center during 2016 orientation. (Danielle Wong/TommieMedia).

On July 11, St. Thomas welcomed the next generation of Tommies by kicking off the Orientation and Registration program for first-year students. Over the next couple of months, around 1,350 freshmen will go through O&R with about 150 students attending each of the ten sessions — and that’s not including transfer and international students.

Expert to Rio athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’

Monday, August 1, 2016 11:47 AM

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.

Texas hot air balloon crash leaves 16 dead

Monday, August 1, 2016 11:40 AM

Among the 16 people who were killed in a hot air balloon crash in Texas over the weekend were a couple celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary and a researcher whose work focused on treating burn victims, grieving family members said.

St. Thomas holds annual Asmat Art gala

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:49 PM
One of the Asmat artists carves an incredibly detailed piece of work. People gathered around to watch the artists carve. (TommieMedia/ Noura Elmanssy).

The American museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas held its 2016 Spirits of Summer Asmat Gala on July 20 in Woulfe Alumni Hall in the Anderson Student Center.

Florida night club shooting leaves 2 dead, 17 wounded

Monday, July 25, 2016 4:22 PM

Florida is again reeling from a mass shooting at a nightclub, but instead of being committed by a terrorist spouting Islamist ideology, this rampage may have started with an argument over a rap performance. Police have not yet released a motive.

St. Thomas student to run for state legislature

Monday, July 25, 2016 4:15 PM
Horan’s campaign team works together at a weekly meeting. FROM LEFT: JB Stender, Riley Horan, Lauren Petersen, Eric Swenson and Robbie Ware. (Lauren Andrego/TommieMedia)

This September, nearly 200,000 undergraduate students will be enrolled full-time at a Minnesota college or university. This November, 268 Minnesota residents will run for state legislature. One person will do both.

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Friday, July 22, 2016 1:23 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family was by his side and he fought […]

Memo details allegations against ex-archbishop of St. Paul

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:16 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers investigating a Minnesota archbishop in 2014 found compelling and credible allegations from nearly a dozen people that he engaged in sexual misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances were rejected, according to an internal church document made public this week. Although Archbishop John Nienstedt eventually stepped down under fire as […]

Lack of business forces Pit Stop to close

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:12 PM
The doors to the Pit Stop will not reopen this fall. Lack of business and restructuring in Dining Services forced its closure. (TommieMedia/EmilySweeney).

No more late-night smoothies and Bosco sticks from the basement of Koch Commons — Pit Stop is sliding its doors closed for good.

Twin Cities Archdiocese to admit wrongdoing in abuse case

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:45 PM

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to publicly admit wrongdoing for the way it handled abuse allegations against a former priest. And prosecutors say they’ll drop six criminal child endangerment charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to repeated misconduct by Curtis Wehmeyer, who was convicted of molesting two boys […]

Baton Rouge police killer: A former Marine from Kansas City

Monday, July 18, 2016 8:57 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who killed two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge was a former Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and had no known ties to any extremist groups. Gavin Eugene Long, a black man whose last known address was in Kansas City, Missouri, carried out the […]