Kelly Busche


CSE Dean addresses possible departure in talk with students

Samuel Mukasa, dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, led a forum Wednesday on the current state of the school.  At the forum, hosted by the Science and Engineering Student Board, Mukasa addressed his consideration of another job and the diversity of the school’s student body. Mukasa is one of three finalists for the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs position at the University of Connecticut. 

City officials look to open new Somali mall

A dispute between city officials and owners of local Somali malls has pushed some to work for solutions on their own. City officials have clashed with Sabri Properties over alleged tenant mistreatment – high rent and intimidation – in the company's existing malls. Community leaders now want to construct a mall on Minnehaha Avenue to give tenants a more welcoming atmosphere.

Aftermath of Mogadishu attack felt across Minneapolis and University

Diini Sabrie spoke to his longtime friend Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow for the last time Oct. 14. The two exchanged messages that Saturday afternoon about Eyow’s trip to Mogadishu and what it felt like for him to be home again. Six hours later, a truck armed with explosives drove into the center of Mogadishu, killing hundreds and leveling a nearby hotel and other buildings.

Man killed after collision with semi truck near Stadium Village light rail station

A man was hit and killed by a semi truck near the Stadium Village light rail station Wednesday afternoon.  The truck was heading east on University Avenue Southeast when the pedestrian walked into the side of the it and fell under its trailer just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Southeast Huron Boulevard and University Avenue Southeast, according to a Minneapolis Police press release.

Minneapolis officials seek to cut waste in student housing complexes

Minneapolis officials are trying to encourage recycling in apartments near the University of Minnesota as part of a citywide plan to cut waste.  The city’s Zero Waste Draft Plan identifies insufficient waste and recycling opportunities in multi-family housing complexes as barriers to achieving zero waste in the city. The plan, a collaboration between the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges, will go to the council for approval in early December.

Prospect Park looks to future with diversified housing options

Prospect Park groups are looking to diversify neighborhood housing by bringing a slate of affordable options to the area. The Towerside Innovation District is leading an affordable housing movement to draw residents of varied income levels to the neighborhood. The Prospect Park Association also hopes to use the inclusive housing options as an incentive to attract Amazon’s second headquarters to the area.