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New First National Bank sign joins energy-efficiency trend

Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:41 PM
The 50-foot first sign leads the way for St. Paul to an energy efficient future. The iconic sign went dark in February after sustaining damage from a winter ice storm. (Natalie Hall/TommieMedia)

The University of St. Thomas, and now the First National Bank, are some of many businesses taking the first step toward energy efficiency.

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn dies at 95

Thursday, December 8, 2016 2:58 PM
This undated photo made available by NASA shows astronaut John Glenn in his Mercury flight suit. Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95. (NASA via AP)

Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Glenn was […]

News in :90 – Dec. 8, 2016

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Tommie Award nominee biographies

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:31 PM

Voting is now open for the 2017 Tommie Award nominees. The preliminary voting, ending on Dec. 8, will narrow the the field down from 17 to three finalists.

St. Thomas alerts students to Europe study abroad risks

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:56 AM
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St. Thomas forwarded a Europe Travel Alert last week from the U.S. Department of State to students who are currently in Europe or departing for Europe in early 2017.

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Video: Men’s soccer falls to Tufts 2-1 in Final Four

Friday, December 2, 2016 10:47 PM

The St. Thomas men’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Tufts University in the Final Four on Dec. 2 to end its season.

Sophomore leads the CHAARG in fitness

Friday, December 2, 2016 2:41 PM
CHAARG says it's been liberating girls from the elliptical since 2012. Interested participants look forward to seeing the positive impact a CHAARG chapter has on girls at St. Thomas.

Sophomore Katie Harris is in the process of founding a Changing Health, Attitudes, Actions to Recreate Girls chapter at the University of St. Thomas. The organization balances fitness and a social meeting place for college-aged girls.

Engineering research group focuses learning through play

Friday, December 2, 2016 2:22 PM
Senior Allison Haugh and event guest Brigette Mathiason play with Squishy Circuits at a Playful Learning Lab event. Every year, 10-15 students in the Playful Learning Lab research ways to use fun to create an engaging classroom. The researchers strive to get the projects out of lab and into real-life learning environments. (Photo courtesy of Kristian Olson)

With a passion for play, engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas’ Playful Learning Lab group researches activities like going to the circus and playing with Play-Doh and allows students to explore learning from a child’s perspective.

St. Thomas students write petition addressing sexual assault

Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:48 PM
Shirts hang on the quad in April as part of the Clothesline Project, which is meant to raise awareness of sexual assault. The shirts are color-coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced. (Meghan Vosbeek/TommieMedia file photo)

Nine St. Thomas students wrote a petition in response to St. Thomas’ email in November addressing sexual assault on campus.

Protesters rally for $15 minimum wage at U of M

Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:23 PM
People raise signs in protest of a low minimum wage and Donald Trump. Tuesday's event was hosted by 15 Now Minnesota, an organization that fights for a $15 per hour minimum wage in the state. (Carlee Hackl/TommieMedia)

Protesters from the group 15 Now Coalition and other groups rallied for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour Tuesday night outside Coffman Union in Minneapolis.

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Holidazzle celebrations sparkle and glow in Loring Park

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:25 PM
Holidazzle attendees enjoy free skating in Loring Park during the month-long celebration. Free rental skates are available in the warming house, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own. (Natalie Hall/TommieMedia)

The second annual Holidazzle celebration in Loring Park features classic holiday activities for all ages, local vendors and new additions, like the moose and wolf sculptures.