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University to implement online education, training for sexual harassment

Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:48 AM
Student focus groups selected Not Anymore as their top choice for an online education platform. If finalized, the Dean of Students Office will select which videos out of the 19 options it wants available for St. Thomas students.

Student focus groups selected Not Anymore as a possible website St. Thomas can use for online education and training on sexual harassment and assault.

Faculty to be offered phased retirement program

Friday, December 19, 2014 5:16 PM
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St. Thomas announced a new retirement program that will give faculty members the opportunity to transition into retirement over a period of three years.

Financial Aid works to improve students’ financial literacy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:49 PM
The St. Thomas Financial Aid office is located in the Murray Herrick Center. In upcoming semesters, the Financial Aid department is working to increase financial literacy. (Simeon Lancaster/TommieMedia)

To increase student’s financial literacy, St. Thomas Financial Aid is giving presentations and providing more information about loans through mailings and its website. 

250 gather at memorial service for Erik Nielsen

Monday, December 15, 2014 11:38 PM
More than 250 students and faculty attended a memorial service for Erik Nielsen Monday night. Nielsen suffered a brain aneurysm and died Dec. 9. (Simeon Lancaster/TommieMedia)

More than 250 students and faculty joined in prayer and song Monday night to memorialize Nielsen’s life and reflect on their own. 

St. Thomas law professors file brief for Supreme Court

Monday, December 15, 2014 10:35 PM
The brief for Young v. UPS seeks to shed light on pregnant women's rights compared to other employers in the workforce. St. Thomas law professors Thomas Berg and Teresa Collett wrote this Supreme Court brief in support of the plaintiff Peggy Young. (Courtesy of Thomas Berg, Theresa Collett)

Law professors Thomas Berg and Teresa Collett comprised a“friend of the court” brief for the current Supreme Court case Young v. UPS siding with the plaintiff.

Student victim of lewd conduct, sparks social media backlash

Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:42 PM

A St. Thomas student was the victim of lewd conduct the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 6, according to a Public Safety alert sent out Tuesday, which spurred several posts on social media.

Junior wins Fowler Challenge in honor of father

Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:42 PM
Jeremy Little presenting at the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. Little was one of 12 St. Thomas students who were awarded scholarship money. (Photo courtesy of Cory Ryan)

Junior Jeremy Little won the Fowler Business Concept Challenge undergraduate competition, but the win meant more than just the scholarship money.

Madison and Co. salon to leave Anderson Student Center

Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:50 PM
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The salon, which opened April 1, has not been able to generate enough business within the St. Thomas community to stay open and will be closing Dec. 19. 

Finalists for 2015 Tommie Award announced

Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:47 PM
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Seniors Chad Berg, Mariann Kukielka and Harrison Aslesen have been named finalists for the 2015 Tommie Award.

In Depth – Community college transfer credits

Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:53 AM
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Michael Jordan, associate vice president of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Advisement, joins Tom Pitzen to discuss transferring community college credits.

News in :90 – Dec. 12, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 12:11 PM
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This is News in :90 for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Summit Singers bring in crowd at winter concert

Friday, December 12, 2014 12:21 AM
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The Summit Singers, joined by female a cappella group Cadenza, filled the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium with a crowd of about 350 Thursday night.

News in :90 – Dec. 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:23 PM
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This is News in :90 for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

Memorial Mass planned for Erik Nielsen

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:39 AM
Sophomore Erik Nielsen plays the guitar. Nielsen died Tuesday after suffering a brain aneurysm Monday. (Courtesy of the Nielsen family)

A memorial Mass for sophomore Erik Nielsen is planned for 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Archdiocese files lawsuit against insurance companies

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:17 PM

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a lawsuit against 20 insurance companies in an effort to force the insurers to cover its liability for clergy sex abuse claims.