“Too long, I think there's been barriers,” said James DeSota, co-senior director at UROC and director of administration and programs. “It's part of UROC's mission to really find ways to transform the way that community and the University can work together to solve critical issues that are facing our communities.”
Despite concerns from some members of the Cedar-Riverside business community, city officials insist a proposed African market will vitalize the neighborhood, following the lead of other Minneapolis public markets.
Northrop Auditorium was once home to weekly convocations, free public gatherings that invited speakers to discuss topics like politics, culture and science.
Two University of Minnesota swimmers were shot in Downtown Minneapolis early Saturday, according to the Star Tribune. The 21-year-olds were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The files released Wednesday, July 24, consist of primary documents referenced in the investigation, including police interview transcripts and text conversations between the alleged victim, her friend and her boyfriend.
Minnesota's State Grant Program funding has increased by 35 percent since 2008, yet consistent tuition increases leave some students struggling with college costs.
Mary Taris, publisher and CEO of Strive Publishing, which publishes black authors of children and young adult literature centered around African American culture, said she connected with Black Business Week to raise awareness about the presence of black publishers in the Twin Cities.
Rep. Mohamud Noor, DFL-Minneapolis, sat down with the Minnesota Daily to reflect on his first session as a state representative from the University of Minnesota and surrounding neighborhoods in District 60B.
Local officials rolled out a vision for an “African village” in Cedar-Riverside last month, but not all neighborhood residents agree the project is best for the community.
From 2011 to 2012, higher education spending as a portion of the General Fund was slashed from about 18 percent to about 8 percent, or $3 billion to $1.3 billion.