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Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Columbia

Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:00 PM

Family members, religious colleagues and school friends packed the pews Thursday at the Bethel AME church in Columbia for the funeral of the 74-year-old Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr.

Miss USA pageant fast-approaching for alumna

Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:28 PM
Jessica Scheu is crowned Miss Minnesota in November 2014. Contestants must win their respective state titles before going on to vie for Miss USA. (Photo courtesy of Future Productions, LLC)

The Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is fast-approaching for Jessica Scheu, a 2015 graduate of St. Thomas.

SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts

Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:17 AM

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.

Obama sings and eulogizes victims of South Carolina massacre

Saturday, June 27, 2015 6:07 PM

After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama’s eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close. But something changed.

US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

Saturday, June 27, 2015 5:52 PM

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.

Archbishop Nienstedt quits following charges against archdiocese

Monday, June 15, 2015 8:11 AM

The embattled archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and a deputy bishop resigned Monday after prosecutors there charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest.

St. Paul archdiocese charged over handling of abuse claims

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:11 PM

Prosecutors on Friday charged the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of clergy abuse claims

Tommie Spotlight: Eyerusalem Lemma

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:59 PM
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When 2015 graduate Eyerusalem Lemma began her undergraduate degree at St. Thomas, she had no idea birds were going to play such an important role in her education.

Cultural anthropologist speaks about Mediterranean diet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:16 PM

Cultural anthropologist Rosella Galletti has been speaking with St. Thomas classes to encourage students to adopt a Mediterranean diet.

Class of 2015 reflects on time at St. Thomas

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:11 PM
Senior Reflections

One last walk through the arches is quickly approaching for this year’s 1,230 seniors.

Team Turtle explores uncharted territory

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:01 PM
Senior Elizabeth DelMain puts a transmitter on the back of a turtle. Delmain spent a summer in Michigan studying turtles as part of Team Turtle. (Photo courtesy of Time Lewis).

Team Turtle is a group of students led by Tim Lewis, chair of the biology department. Lewis believes getting students involved in actual field research is invaluable.

Bunton leaves behind legacy in COJO department

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:53 PM

Kris Bunton is leaving St. Thomas July 1 to begin her new position at Texas Christian University as dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication.

New club seeks to show students the world of sailing

Monday, May 18, 2015 8:59 PM

A group of St. Thomas students banded together this spring to help resurrect a school-sponsored sailing club, six years after the previous version of the club was discontinued due to poor leadership.

First Cadenza concert draws crowd

Monday, May 18, 2015 8:44 PM
Cadenza, the all-female a cappella group on campus, opens for the Summit Singers concert Friday night. Cadenza held its first concert May 15. (Elena Neuzi/TommieMedia

Even more than a dozen rows of chairs wasn’t enough for the crowd in Woulfe Alumni Hall May 15 during St. Thomas women’s a capella group Cadezna’s first concert.

Aquinas Scholars revamps program

Sunday, May 17, 2015 8:11 PM
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The Aquinas Scholars Honors Program is seeking improvement this fall by adding a Living Learning Community and changing its academic requirements for membership.