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The City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission has issued a public letter calling on the University of Nevada, Reno to halt plans for a new academic building where historic homes are located. Reno Public Radio’s Bob Conrad reports.

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The University of Nevada, Reno presented its plan to relocate a handful of historic homes near campus so the school can expand south. The City of Reno's Historical Resources Commission heard that presentation, but members are not ready to settle on that option. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

Nevada athletics will finalize some big changes this fall. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne recently sat down with Athletic Director Doug Knuth for a Wolf Pack sports summer update.

Renovations at the University of Nevada's Mackay Stadium will be completed this fall according to Knuth. The major goals for those changes are increased safety and comfort and an enhanced game time experience. 

Julia Ritchey

Pot shops, a juice bar and some affordable housing in a formerly abandoned mall parking lot. Those are just a few of the new business projects coming to downtown Reno. Our reporter Julia Ritchey caught up with the Reno Gazette-Journal's city life reporter Mike Higdon for the latest developments. Below are excerpts of their conversation.

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UNR student Melissa Perez Rios, 21, plans to own a gym and restaurant in the future.
Natalie Van Hoozer

The Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno, is launching its Women’s Initiative. Reno Public Radio’s Natalie Van Hoozer has more.

A group recently gathered at the Innevation Center in downtown Reno to mark the start of the new project. It aims to connect local business owners with aspiring student entrepreneurs and build mentoring relationships.

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Reno City Council has approved a plan that will help protect historic homes south of the University of Nevada, Reno as the school expands its campus. Our contributor Bob Conrad with ThisisReno.com has the story.

The Council has voted to keep its eye on UNR's plans for Center Street after lengthy debate. Councilwoman Naomi Duerr says that there are different configurations possible for the area that can include the homes and new UNR buildings.

Max Garcia is a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor who visited Reno this week from San Francisco to share his story of suffering starvation and torture while living in multiple Nazi concentration camps.

Garcia's late wife Pat chronicled his experiences in a book that they named after a haunting song that Garcia and other prisoners used to sing:

"Auschwitz, Auschwitz, I cannot forget you as long as I remain alive because when the time comes to die, I cannot die in as much as I've died here so many times."

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The Reno City Council is holding a hearing Wednesday to consider next steps for properties south of the University of Nevada, Reno. Our contributor Bob Conrad reports.

UNR's expansion plans have raised community concerns about the school potentially removing some historic homes from Center Street for campus development.

The city could vote on new language for its master plan that would increase the consideration for preserving historic resources in UNR's so called gateway district.

From UNR President To Poet: An Interview With Joe Crowley

Apr 23, 2016
Theresa Crowley

Joe Crowley was president of the University of Nevada, Reno for a record 23 years. Now in retirement, he's focusing on another passion, poetry, and has just published a collection called Hats Off to the Cap. To hone his skills, Crowley actually took a writing workshop at UNR, studying alongside several young undergraduates.

"I did not disclose my identity; I was just Joe. I wanted them to just think of me as this old guy Joe."

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The City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission is urging caution when it comes to plans for historic homes in the University of Nevada, Reno’s so-called Gateway District on Center Street.

At a recent commission meeting, UNR was criticized for not doing enough to spare the homes from campus expansion plans.

Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno.com says a number of the houses are in the path of potential new dorms and academic buildings.

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