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Enterovirus D68 spreads to Minnesota

Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:55 PM
A St. Thomas student walks out of the Health Services office. The Minnesota Department of Health said that college students don't have to worry as much about enterovirus D68. (Theresa Bourke/TommieMedia)

The Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota have confirmed 12 cases of enterovirus D68 in the state.

Professors continue use of trigger warnings

Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:55 PM
While the American Association of University Professors view trigger warnings as a threat to academic freedom, psychology professor Lauren Braswell doesn't hesitate to caution her students. Psychology classes may require more warnings than other subjects due to the study of depression, suicide and other issues. (Jamie Bernard/TommieMedia)

The American Association of University Professors condemns the use of trigger warnings, but many St. Thomas professors will continue this practice.

Giving change a shot: no more espresso in Summit Marketplace

Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:17 PM
Junior Zachary Hurdle (left) enjoys a cup of coffee from Summit Marketplace while studying with senior Dan Lewis in the Anderson Student Center. Summit Marketplace stopped offering espresso drinks this semester. (Lauren Smith/TommieMedia)

Long lines for snacks and beverages at the Summit Marketplace caused Dining Services managers to eliminate espresso drinks from the selection.

Obama addresses sexual violence on college campuses

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:28 PM
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President Barack Obama unveiled a public awareness campaign Friday called “It’s On Us” to prevent sexual assault.

News in :90 – Sept. 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:25 AM
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Study shows sexting is on the rise

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00 PM
Despite recent celebrity leaks, the practice of sexting is still on the rise. College-aged students are one of the age groups most likely to participate in sexting. (Rebecca Mariscal/TommieMedia)

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2014, 9 percent of all cell phone owners have sent a sext and 20 percent have received one, which is higher than a 2012 study.

News in :90 – Sept. 18, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:38 AM
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St. Thomas establishes adjunct faculty task force

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:46 PM
According to Provost Plumb, St. Thomas is committed to creating an academic community that values open dialogue where all members are respected. Plumb collaborated with the rest of the administration to create the adjunct task force in order to attain this mission. (Theresa Bourke/TommieMedia)

The St. Thomas administration has created an adjunct faculty task force aimed at addressing concerns raised after a failed union vote in July.

News in :90 – Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:59 AM
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Twin Cities attracts international students

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:23 PM
Students perform a dance during the Globally Minded Student Association Culture Fest during last year's International Education Week. St. Thomas hosted 436 foreign students in the 2013-2014 school year. (Alison Bengtson/TommieMedia)

The Twin Cities were recently ranked among the top 20 metropolitan areas that attract international students to their colleges and universities.

Green Line expands transportation options near campus

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:08 PM
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Recent improvements to bus routes and access to the Green Line light rail may start influencing St. Thomas students’ transportation choices.

The Rev. Michael Keating resigns

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:25 PM
The Rev. Michael Keating was a member of the Catholic Studies faculty from 2005-2014. He resigned Tuesday and said he will take with him "fond memories of the St. Thomas community." (Madeleine Davidson/TommieMedia)

The Rev. Michael Keating, a St. Thomas faculty member who worked in the Catholic studies department, resigned Tuesday.

News in :90 – Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:42 AM
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Members of theology department send letter to Nienstedt

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:15 AM

Twelve tenured faculty members of the St. Thomas theology department sent a letter to Archbishop John Nienstedt Monday criticizing the archdiocese’s handling of sex abuse by priests.

U of M spends $4 million toward safety

Monday, September 15, 2014 11:16 PM
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Dan Meuwissen, director of Public Safety at St. Thomas, said changes at the U of M do not directly affect the St. Thomas campus but are important.