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Adjunct faculty votes 136-84 against union representation

Monday, July 21, 2014 9:10 PM

St. Thomas is the second private college in the Twin Cities to vote on union representation for adjunct faculty this summer, and the first to vote “no” to a union.

Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:59 AM
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A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country.

St. Thomas to use broader, more sensitive health survey

Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:55 PM
Findings in the previous ACHA survey report on how student's health impacts on academic success. This nation-wide survey expands upon the previous St. Thomas health survey.

St. Thomas will participate in the American College Health Association student survey this fall, replacing a St. Thomas-specific survey which the university has issued since 2002.

Video game scholarships not an option at St. Thomas

Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:55 PM
Video games sit on display for purchase. Sales of video games in the United States reached $21 billion in 2013. (Tom Pitzen/TommieMedia)

Robert Morris University will be awarding scholarships to students who compete in League of Legends competitions. St. Thomas, however, has different parameters for financial aid.

 

High water levels cause problems for St. Thomas community

Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:36 PM
As of July 1, the Mississippi River water level was at the moderate flood stage of 16.5 feet. The high water levels make it a dangerous place to swim or boat this summer. (Travis Swan/TommieMedia)

Record-breaking rainfall has made it challenging for some St. Thomas students and staff to get to campus over the past few weeks.

Weather delays South Campus construction

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:41 PM
Construction on South Campus was scheduled to be finished by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. The completion date is pushed back because of large amounts of rain. (Jordan Kruger/TommieMedia)

Construction for a new Physical Plant and engineering building was scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2014-15 school year, but has been delayed because of rainfall.

9 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

Monday, July 7, 2014 2:45 PM

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says shootings over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least nine people dead and more than 50 more injured included eight incidents that involved police.

Sullivan’s forums precede upcoming union vote

Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:12 AM

St. Thomas is the third private school in the Twin Cities to discuss union representation for adjuncts in recent weeks.

Nienstedt investigated for alleged misconduct

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:55 PM

Archbishop John Nienstedt said he ordered the investigation himself after the claims were made against him.

The Rev. Larry Snyder appointed as vice president for mission

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:19 PM
Photo courtesy of the Rev. Larry Snyder

Snyder, a 1987 St. Thomas graduate, will return to St. Paul from Washington, D.C. work in the St. Thomas community.

Wellness Committee partners with Weight Watchers

Monday, June 30, 2014 10:19 PM
T's offers a variety of yogurt options. Weight Watchers at Work provides a convenient way for St. Thomas faculty and staff members on both campuses to lead balanced lives, incorporating work with health. (Travis Swan/TommieMedia)

Weight Watchers at Work was brought to action after St. Thomas faculty and staff members suggested it to aid employees to stay healthy and engaged in wellness.

Obama aims to put human face on economic struggles

Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:50 PM
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Obama kicked off a series of “Day in the Life” visits Thursday at Minnehaha Park to put a human face on the economic policies Democrats are championing in this midterm election year.

‘Get a warrant’ to search cellphones, Justices say

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:18 PM
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A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that police may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without a search warrant.

Stillwater Lift Bridge to close due to high water

Monday, June 23, 2014 7:11 PM

The Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River will be closed to traffic in both directions from Monday morning until further notice.

Demand, aging buildings spur campus housing boom

Saturday, June 21, 2014 3:02 PM
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Universities across the nation are in the midst of a campus housing boom, replacing aging residence halls with gleaming facilities.