Sylvia Holtberg, a 35-year resident of St. Paul’s Como neighborhood, explains why she thinks that meeting students in person as they move into rentals near the University of Minnesota might cut down on noise and litter in the area:
“Just by putting a face to residents, it really gives the students a little pause for thought.”
Click here to read and listen to Tim Post’s piece on efforts to connect with student renters — and curb their rowdy behavior.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.