UST president denounces alum’s connection to shooting

| November 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

University of St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan said she was disappointed and outraged that one of the four men arrested following a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in north Minneapolis Nov. 23 was a recent St. Thomas graduate.

“This act casts a pall on our community,” she wrote in a Nov. 25 email to the St. Thomas community. “These recent incidences highlight our still unmet need to reflect on our basic Catholic principles, to embrace diversity with dignity, and to proactively and publicly be role models for our one St. Thomas community. As we near the end of 2015 and look forward to 2016, addressing these issues for our St. Thomas community will be a top priority. I am asking for your involvement and your prayers. We must, and will, make this happen.”

According to multiple news reports, five men were wounded in the shooting, which occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest of the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by a police officer.

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  • Charles C.

    Yet she’s not disappointed and outraged that a current UST faculty member is described as a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in the most recent UST alumni magazine. This is the Black Lives Matter group which, according to some of the police statements, instigated the trouble by pushing people recording the demonstrators’ camp. The cameramen had every right to be on a public street, the same street that Black Lives Matter took over and closed to traffic.

    But, as usual, people are jumping to conclusions. President Sullivan should be disappointed and outraged at herself.

    • tschraad

      As a Alumni of St. Thomas College, I am more surprised that President Sullivan still identifies St. Thomas as Catholic. If she wants St. Thomas to return to its roots as a Catholic institution, she needs to clean house of those who profess anti-Catholic teachings.