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In Memoriam: Gertrude Esteros (B.S. HEEd ’36, M.S. HEEd ’41)

Gertrude Esteros

Gertrude Esteros (B.S. HEEd ’36, M.S. HEEd ’41), who for three decades led what is now the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, died on December 2nd. She was 102. During her time at the University of Minnesota, Esteros served in a variety of positions, from instructor to professor to division chair. She headed the Department of Related Arts, as it was then […]

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In Memoriam: Donald Wexler (B.Arch ‘50)

Donald Wexler, a prominent Modernist architect based in Palm Springs, passed on June 26 at age 89. Wexler enrolled in the University of Minnesota’s school of architecture after serving in the Navy during WWII, and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1950. After graduation, Wexler left Minnesota’s cold winters for Palm Springs, where he worked under Desert Modernist William […]

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In Memoriam: Ann Birt (BS ‘56, Home Economics)

Ann Birt (BS ‘56, Home Economics and Related Art) passed away on June 9, 2015. She will be remembered for her positive energy, generosity, and love of travel, art, and design. Birt graduated from the College of Home Economics in 1956 with a focus in interior design. After a decade abroad in Milan and Tokyo, she founded Ann Birt Interiors […]

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