Mixed message

The University of Nevada, Reno is getting full use out of the term gateway. Besides its plan for removing the neighborhood just south of the campus, UNR has a University Studies Abroad Consortium student gateway account, an annual Fulbright Gateway Orientation, the Gateway Plaza at the student union (which is far distant from the historic homes), and a Gateway Math Course.

And recommendations 38, 39 and 40 in the Urban Land Institute’s recent report to the city all read, “Add a City of Reno / UNR gateway monument at the corner of Virginia + McCarran Streets.” The recommendations don’t explain why they call for the marker.