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President’s Letter

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1947 was a year of innovation. Chuck Yeager … The first televised World Series … and our Basilian Fathers dove head-first into a bold new concept they had for higher education. It would come to be known as the “University of St. Thomas.”

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Crescamus in Christo!

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With the “The Call Toward Tomorrow” goals nearly met, UST embarks on a new strategic visioning process with the St. Thomas community. What will UST look like in 10 years? Weigh in with your comments on a new website.

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Harmony

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In his essay, Superior General of the Basilian Congregation, Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, weighs in on how a liberal arts education empowers students to experience the world far more profoundly.

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Opportunity

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Dr. George Harne, Executive Dean of Arts & Sciences, writes that a liberal arts education is a liberating one and frees us to become who we are truly created to be in this life and the next. Read about true freedom.

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Basilian Fathers

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To quote from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: “Who are those guys?” They are the Basilian Fathers, and they have a fascinating story.

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Revolutionary

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UST must prepare for the long-term uncertainty of a post-COVID world. We must consider how to adapt to serve students’ needs as they enter one of the most competitive, yet opportunity-rich, economies since the Great Depression. Find out what UST’s new Director of Digital Media Initiatives, Dr. Cesare Wright, thinks will happen.

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God’s Money

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The Scanlan Foundation celebrates its 75th birthday and the enduring generosity of Lillian and Stella Scanlan. Born to a deeply faithful Irish Catholic father, the two youngest sisters left their inheritance to a foundation that bears their name.

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Unusual Gift, Extraordinary Giver

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Extraordinary and forward-thinking giver, Fred Zeidman, has blessed UST with a gift that is similar to donating stock but with even “better tax advantages.” Learn about this SPAC, Good Works Acquisition Company, and its bitcoin mining company’s relationship to UST.

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Nursing • Business • Education

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Endowed chairs are established through the generosity of forward-thinking donors. These philanthropists view the longevity of the University as a worthy investment. We are pleased to recognize this prestigious group of donors and chair holders in Nursing, Business and Education.

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