Eliana Schreiber

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In planning debates, neighborhoods feel left out

A proposed apartment in Dinkytown that would break ground in the spring has neighborhood residents questioning the city’s approval process for similar projects. Area residents met at the University Lutheran Church of Hope Tuesday to discuss the concerns over the proposal — a proposal that some attendees say interferes with the Marcy-Holmes Master Plan.


University of Minnesota neighborhoods look for more student input

Under pressure to include more student voices, University of Minnesota neighborhood organizations are taking steps to be more inclusive. Members of Prospect Park Association and Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association both recently amended by-laws to give students more opportunities to participate. PPA appointed two new members to its Board of Directors — a student and a business representative — after it amended its by-laws in June.


University of Minnesota to appeal state faculty union ruling

The University of Minnesota will appeal a state decision from last month that grouped tenure and non-tenure track faculty together in a potential faculty union at the school. On Monday, the school announced it would challenge a Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services decision to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.


Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits Northrop Auditorium

Pacing through the aisles of Northrop Auditorium Monday evening, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shared her experience as a younger justice on the Court, her thoughts on Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death and her position on the upcoming presidential election. “What comes through, I think, is her humanity, her care for people,” said Robert Stein, a University law professor who interviewed Sotomayor at Monday’s event.


University of Minnesota appeals state's faculty union decision

The University of Minnesota will appeal a state decision from last month that grouped tenure and non-tenure track faculty together in a potential faculty union at the school. On Monday, the school announced it would challenge a Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services decision to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.


Local journalist explores Dinkytown's rich history

The Daily sat down Friday with Bill Huntzicker, author of “Dinkytown: Four Blocks of History.” Huntzicker talked about his experience as a University student in the 1970s and how the area has changed. Dinkytown has a rich history behind it.


Neighborhood podcast highlights artists in A-Mill

After moving into the A-Mill artist lofts a year ago, one tenant wanted a way to explore and document the work of his neighbors. To do this, Steve Stokowski created “Artists @ A-Mill,” a podcast where he interviews artists living at the historic lofts to document the stories and projects. Stokowski, an avid podcast fan, said he wanted to start his own podcast to familiarize himself with the artist community he lives in. He said he hopes the podcast will showcase the working artists who live in his building.


University PhD sells makeup for breast cancer research

When she moved to Minneapolis to start her PhD, a young professor never imagined her patents would extend past veterinary medicine and into makeup brushes. Now, Simone Xavier and her husband Rene Xavier Filho — a civil engineer — run Sigma Beauty full time, and their Minnesota-based company is partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center this month to raise money for breast cancer research. Xavier built a connection with the University after getting her PhD in the early 2000s, and later returning as a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, where she studied bacteria in swine. The Xaviers, Brazil natives, first launched Sigma Beauty’s website to sell miscellaneous items to friends back home.


UDA responds to neighborhood association criticism

Following criticism from the Prospect Park Association (PPA), the University District Alliance (UDA) passed a resolution for more joint planning between area neighborhoods and the University of Minnesota. Amid discussions about the University’s proposal to demolish grain elevators near TCF Bank Stadium to relocate an already existing sports bubble, the PPA sent a letter in August criticizing UDA for its perceived lack of collaboration with neighborhood organizations.