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Sociology senior Matt Walz counts bags of clothing donated during the “Fill the Bus” clothing drive on Monday outside Coffman Union. The more than 3,000 clothing items donated will be given to People Serving People homeless shelter in Downtown Minneapolis.

[Photo] 'Fill the Bus' falls short of goal

December 1, 2008

Sociology senior Matt Walz counts bags of clothing donated during the “Fill the Bus” clothing drive on Monday outside Coffman Union. The more than 3,000 clothing items donated will be given to People...

The Anti-Spotlight

November 23, 2008

A light illuminated a single audience member during a presentation in Willey Hall today. I found the lone man intriguing.  

write-in votes for president

[Photo] A look at write-ins

November 19, 2008

write-in votes for president

Minnesota head coach Pam Borton said she is excited to open up play tonight in front of a home crowd. She’ll also have a chance to coach against former Minnesota star guard Kelly Roysland who is on the North Dakota State coaching staff.

[Photo] Minnesota, Roysland return home to the Barn

November 18, 2008

Minnesota head coach Pam Borton said she is excited to open up play tonight in front of a home crowd. She’ll also have a chance to coach against former Minnesota star guard Kelly Roysland who is on the...

gopher fans traveling to madison

[Photo] Gophers fans take on Madtown

November 16, 2008

gopher fans traveling to madison

fb v madison

[Photo] Minnesota stalls in Madison

November 16, 2008

fb v madison

Refracting light

November 12, 2008

Today photographer Jenn Whalen and I shot a volley ball sportrait (a sports portrait), and we decided to try something a little bit different: refracting the players through water.   Here is the final...

Drama at the Opera

November 9, 2008

Benjamin Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" was performed at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on Saturday, November 8th, 2008. Plenty of drama ensued. A synopsis of the opera can be viewed here.  

People dance in the middle of Cedar Avenue South during an impromptu celebration following the announcement of Barack Obama's presidential win on Tuesday. About 100 people joined in the celebration.

[Photo] West Bankers celebrate Obama victory in the street

November 5, 2008

People dance in the middle of Cedar Avenue South during an impromptu celebration following the announcement of Barack Obama's presidential win on Tuesday. About 100 people joined in the celebration.

instant run off voting mock senate election

[Photo] Mock election aims to promote awareness of instant runoff voting

November 3, 2008

instant run off voting mock senate election

flu shots world record

[Photo] U breaks flu shot world record with 11, 538

October 28, 2008

flu shots world record

football at university of Illinois, gophers win.

[Photo] Sherels back for game with Boilermakers

October 24, 2008

football at university of Illinois, gophers win.

steve seel during his radio show at MPR

[Photo] Varsity Theater to host economic panel

October 21, 2008

steve seel during his radio show at MPR

CARLA in downtown st. paul

[Photo] Immersion language conference to be held in St. Paul

October 15, 2008

CARLA in downtown st. paul

womens hockey vs. robert morris. Gophers 7-1

[Photo] Pressure is no stranger and certainly nothing to be feared for Gagno

October 13, 2008

womens hockey vs. robert morris. Gophers 7-1

football at university of Illinois, gophers win.

[Photo] Captains lead defensive redemption

October 12, 2008

football at university of Illinois, gophers win.

football at university of Illinois, gophers win.

[Photo] Back and forth game goes Minnesota's way

October 12, 2008

football at university of Illinois, gophers win.

maureen weiss is leaving for china tomorrow

[Photo] U prof travels to China for collaboration

October 8, 2008

maureen weiss is leaving for china tomorrow

womens hockey vs. robert morris. Gophers 7-1

[Photo] Gophers get a chance for a change of scenery during the off-season

October 6, 2008

womens hockey vs. robert morris. Gophers 7-1

womens hockey vs. robert morris. Gophers 7-1

[Photo] Robert Morris steals one from Minnesota in season opener

October 5, 2008

womens hockey vs. robert morris. Gophers 7-1

Al Franken and Al Gore spoke at the DFL Founder's Day celebration in Northrop Auditorium. Mondale attended.

[Photo] Gore, Franken come to campus

October 5, 2008

Al Franken and Al Gore spoke at the DFL Founder's Day celebration in Northrop Auditorium. Mondale attended.

M Flats realtor Bill Frothinger still has over half of the condominiums in the M Flats housing complex available for sale, despite predictions of a faster sell-out. Of the 48 units available, only 21 have been purchased, with another unit set to close on Friday.

[Photo] M Flats struggles to fill units

September 30, 2008

M Flats realtor Bill Frothinger still has over half of the condominiums in the M Flats housing complex available for sale, despite predictions of a faster sell-out. Of the 48 units available, only 21 have...

students waiting outside of northrup for bob Dylan tickets to go on sale at 10am

[Photo] Students camp out for Dylan tickets

September 28, 2008

students waiting outside of northrup for bob Dylan tickets to go on sale at 10am

students for obama hosts streaming of presidential debate in fraiser hall.

[Photo] Students gather to watch presidential debate

September 28, 2008

students for obama hosts streaming of presidential debate in fraiser hall.

Socialist Workers Party Presidential candidate Roger Calero came to the University campus Wednesday to speak with a political science class and to campaign. Calero is running for the United States presidential office for the second time.

[Photo] Socialist presidential candidate visits U

September 25, 2008

Socialist Workers Party Presidential candidate Roger Calero came to the University campus Wednesday to speak with a political science class and to campaign. Calero is running for the United States presidential...

Republican National Convention protestor Leah Lane, center, speaks about her experiences at a forum during the St. Paul City Council Meeting on Wednesday. The forum was held for local residents, activists and others to speak about their experiences during the RNC to some members of the St. Paul City Council and a crowd of about 300.

[Photo] Activists allege abuse by police during RNC

September 25, 2008

Republican National Convention protestor Leah Lane, center, speaks about her experiences at a forum during the St. Paul City Council Meeting on Wednesday. The forum was held for local residents, activists...

Senior midfielder Kelsey Hood works to get the ball away from an opponent. Hood recieved Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors after she helped Minnesota to a 2-0 weekend and a 10-0 overall start to the season.

[Photo] Tubby Smith’s nephew killed in Massachusetts

September 23, 2008

Senior midfielder Kelsey Hood works to get the ball away from an opponent. Hood recieved Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors after she helped Minnesota to a 2-0 weekend and a 10-0 overall start...

University President Bob Bruininks helps unveil a plaque Friday at the opening celebration of the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota. The institute aims to promote the study of Chinese language and culture in Minnesota.

[Photo] Confucius Center first in the state

September 22, 2008

University President Bob Bruininks helps unveil a plaque Friday at the opening celebration of the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota. The institute aims to promote the study of Chinese...

Assistant neuroscience professors Naoko Koyano, left, and Yasushi Nakagawa are among the growing trend of hiring spouses to the nation’s top universities. Thirty-six percent of professors at the nation’s leading universities have partners who are also professors, according to a new report released by Stanford University.

[Photo] Hiring married faculty on the rise at U

September 19, 2008

Assistant neuroscience professors Naoko Koyano, left, and Yasushi Nakagawa are among the growing trend of hiring spouses to the nation’s top universities. Thirty-six percent of professors at the nation’s...

Pictures of former political science professor Charles Backstrom were shared during a memorial service for the late professor. Backstrom taught at the University for over 35 years.

[Photo] Former political science professor dies at 81

September 15, 2008

Pictures of former political science professor Charles Backstrom were shared during a memorial service for the late professor. Backstrom taught at the University for over 35 years.

Climbers attend the grand re-opening of the climbing/bouldering wall Friday at the St. Paul Gym. The wall, torn down last spring, now has more than 900 sq. feet of climbing area.

[Photo] Climbing wall reopens at the St. Paul Gym

September 15, 2008

Climbers attend the grand re-opening of the climbing/bouldering wall Friday at the St. Paul Gym. The wall, torn down last spring, now has more than 900 sq. feet of climbing area.

A bicyclist cruises down Bridge 9 on Monday in Minneapolis. Mayor R.T. Rybak’s proposed 2009 budget includes $2.2 million for repair and expansion of the University’s bike trails.

[Photo] Mayor proposes $2.2 million to ‘U’ bike trail

September 10, 2008

A bicyclist cruises down Bridge 9 on Monday in Minneapolis. Mayor R.T. Rybak’s proposed 2009 budget includes $2.2 million for repair and expansion of the University’s bike trails.

First year student Emily Larson, middle, and stepfather John Dreshar, right, stand by U.S. Senate hopeful Al Franken as he speaks at Coffman Union on Monday. Larson spoke in support of Franken’s proposed a tax break of $5,000 per year to help students pay for tuition.

[Photo] Franken stops at Coffman to pitch tuition tax credit

September 9, 2008

First year student Emily Larson, middle, and stepfather John Dreshar, right, stand by U.S. Senate hopeful Al Franken as he speaks at Coffman Union on Monday. Larson spoke in support of Franken’s proposed...

Junior defensive tackle Garrett Brown chases down Bowling Green running back Willie Geter during Saturday’s win in Ohio.

[Photo] Freshman recruits see some snaps

September 8, 2008

Junior defensive tackle Garrett Brown chases down Bowling Green running back Willie Geter during Saturday’s win in Ohio.

Sophomore quarterback Adam Weber does his best to escape a pair of Bowling Green foes in Saturday’s 42-17 win over the Falcons Saturday night.

[Photo] Minnesota gets redemption

September 8, 2008

Sophomore quarterback Adam Weber does his best to escape a pair of Bowling Green foes in Saturday’s 42-17 win over the Falcons Saturday night.

Public relations senior, Matt Barthelemy, in converse, walked past a white house facade Friday during the Civic Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Civic Fest offers a look into American history and includes models of Air Force One, the White House and The Oval Office.

[Photo] Political, historical exhibits showcased at CivicFest

September 2, 2008

Public relations senior, Matt Barthelemy, in converse, walked past a white house facade Friday during the Civic Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Civic Fest offers a look into American history...

Students lend a hand in New Orleans

March 22, 2007

It has been nearly 20 months since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, but its devastation is far from over. New Orleans has been flooded for several weeks after levees separating Lake Pontchartrain...