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English professor’s ode to Filipino heritage wins award, $10,000

Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:32 PM

St. Thomas English professor Christopher Santiago wrote a poetry manuscript called “Tula” to honor his family and heritage, and was awarded an honor of his own, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry.

A St. Thomas Christmas: Jubilant Light nominated for Upper Midwest Emmy

Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:27 PM
Nine musical ensembles take the stage at Orchestra Hall for the annual St. Thomas Christmas concert. The TPT coverage of the 2015 "A St. Thomas Christmas: A Jubilant Light" has been nominated for an Upper Midwest Emmy. (Mike Ekern/Director of Photography)

Audiences nationwide watched as “A St. Thomas Christmas: Jubilant Light” aired on the Public Broadcasting Service last December. Now, the broadcast has been nominated for an Emmy award at the 2016 Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Clubs funded, lengthy discussions and more in the Oct. 13 USG meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:22 PM

Undergraduate Student Government members at the Oct. 13 general council meeting approved three new clubs 17 requests for funding

News in :90 – Oct. 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:15 PM

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Biology department brews merits of local roastery’s coffee chaff

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:12 PM
Biology of Sustainability students are helping the first ever carbon-negative coffee company, Tiny Footprint Coffee, become even more sustainable. Alan Krohnke, the owner and founder of Tiny Footprint Coffee, presented a seminar to St. Thomas students about chaff, the dried skin left over from coffee beans and a by product of the roasting process. (Emily Sweeney/TommieMedia).

The St. Thomas biology department has partnered with Tiny Footprint Coffee, a local roastery in Minneapolis, to examine ways coffee chaff can be used for sustainability.

New campaign encourages belief in sexual assault victims

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:03 PM
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator Emily Erickson works in her office. Erickson is spearheading an initiative to encourage sexual assault victims to come forward. (Mary Brickner/TommieMedia).

For the Undergraduate Student Government, the decision to sponsor the Start by Believing campaign to support victims of sexual assault was an easy one – but the stigma surrounding sexual assaults makes it difficult for victims to find this unwavering support.

News in :90 – Oct. 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:13 AM

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The search for a new dean is underway

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:08 PM
Students pass through the arches on a chilly fall day. Hopefully, by the end of this school year, many will be represented by a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. (Danielle Wong/TommieMedia)

After seven years as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, Terence Langan will be stepping down.

News in :90 – Oct. 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:56 AM

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Car thefts spike around campus

Monday, October 24, 2016 3:03 PM
Cars drive along the busy Summit Avenue. There has been a recent spike in motor vehicle thefts since the beginning of the school year. (Danielle Wong/TommieMedia)

A recent spike in motor vehicle thefts in the neighborhood surrounding the University of St. Thomas prompted Public Safety to release an alert on Oct. 14.

Sports in :60 – Oct. 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016 10:54 AM

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News in :90 – Oct. 24, 2016

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Student activities fee increases despite budget surplus

Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:03 PM

An increased student activities fee has boosted the Undergraduate Student Government budget for fall semester amid $43,000 in rollover funds.

Clown craze not a threat, says St. Paul police

Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:54 PM

Since August, encounters with clowns highly publicized by social media have spread fear across the country, but Sgt. Michael Ernster, public information officer at the St. Paul Police Department, said the public doesn’t need to be afraid.

Sec. of State, St. Thomas groups register young voters to increase turnout

Sunday, October 23, 2016 6:00 PM
Members of Students for Justice and Peace help their peers register to vote at a table in the Anderson Student Center on Oct. 13. The club was one of the St. Thomas organizations working on the #TommiesVote campaign. (Sophie Carson/TommieMedia)

As the 2016 election draws near, Secretary Steve Simon is doing everything he can to get young people involved.