Miguel Octavio


Knoll Area to get major infrastructure upgrade

The Knoll area, located in the northwest corner of East Bank campus, will receive major utility and road upgrades through an $11.6 million project supported by money from Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement funding and several University Services units. The two-phase project will begin in May 2019 and conclude in September 2020. 

City aims to implement victim-centered sexual assault policies

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo rolled out a new set of sexual assault policies for MPD last week, according to a press conference recorded by WCCO. Based on state recommendations, the policy incorporates guidelines for officers and investigators on how to best interview and support victims.

Tech month kicks into gear in local communities

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey recently designated April as the City’s inaugural tech month. The events, some of which are near the University of Minnesota, will continue throughout the month. Tech month will bolster opportunities in the industry and improve inclusion in the field, Frey wrote in a statement. 

Citywide event to open up buildings around UMN

More than 100 venues will participate in Doors Open Minneapolis on May 18 and 19. Participating businesses include several around the University of Minnesota and its nearby neighborhoods. Event sponsors announced the festivities late last month.