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Freshmen Ian Niewald, left, Jason Murray, Kevin Wollner and Karl Amjad-Ali relax and play video games Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Bailey Hall. Students in this dorm are placed in gender-separated wings, making it more difficult to find friends of the opposite gender.

[Photo] Dorm layouts create gender gaps

February 21, 2013

Freshmen Ian Niewald, left, Jason Murray, Kevin Wollner and Karl Amjad-Ali relax and play video games Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Bailey Hall. Students in this dorm are placed in gender-separated wings,...

Traffic passes under the 15th Avenue railroad bridge on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, between the Como and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. The bridge is in poor condition according to city documents.

[Photo] 15th Avenue railroad bridge rated ‘poor’

February 20, 2013

Traffic passes under the 15th Avenue railroad bridge on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, between the Como and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. The bridge is in poor condition according to city documents.

Minneapolis mayoral candidate and senior counsel for Duke Energy Cam Winton poses Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center. Winton will be running as an independent for mayor.

[Photo] Lone conservative joins DFL-heavy mayoral race

February 19, 2013

Minneapolis mayoral candidate and senior counsel for Duke Energy Cam Winton poses Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center. Winton will be running as an independent for mayor.

Collection technician Luke Friedrich checks on a volunteer as he gives blood to the Red Cross on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Coffman Union.

[Photo] HIV-era blood drive policy excludes some

February 19, 2013

Collection technician Luke Friedrich checks on a volunteer as he gives blood to the Red Cross on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Coffman Union.

Minnesota guard Maverick Ahanmisi attempts a basket against Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Smith takes the lead as midseason woes continue

February 14, 2013

Minnesota guard Maverick Ahanmisi attempts a basket against Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Maverick Ahanmisi attempts a basket against Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Iowa’s zone baffles Gophers, Smith in worst loss of season

February 18, 2013

Minnesota guard Maverick Ahanmisi attempts a basket against Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Diners enjoy their meals on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Broders Pasta Bar in south Minneapolis. The bar seating provides the best view of the pasta chefs at work.

[Photo] No Reservations

February 14, 2013

Diners enjoy their meals on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Broder's Pasta Bar in south Minneapolis. The bar seating provides the best view of the pasta chefs at work.

Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels is running for mayor, hoping to replace R.T. Rybak, who will not seek a fourth term. Samuels kicked off his mayoral campaign last week.

[Photo] Crime, guns priorities for Samuels

February 12, 2013

Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels is running for mayor, hoping to replace R.T. Rybak, who will not seek a fourth term. Samuels kicked off his mayoral campaign last week.

Chair Linda Cohen addresses the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Regents approve looser alcohol ad restrictions

February 11, 2013

Chair Linda Cohen addresses the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center.

Freshman Emily Simmons gazes at James Rosenquists Worlds Fair Mural on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Weisman Art Museum. Simmons says she tries to come into the museum once a month because she finds art very relaxing, and it takes her mind off other things.

[Photo] In a crunch, turning to art

February 11, 2013

Freshman Emily Simmons gazes at James Rosenquist's "World's Fair Mural" on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Weisman Art Museum. Simmons says she tries to come into the museum once a month because she finds...

Minnesota forward Michëlla Riché takes the ball to the hoop against the Hawkeyes on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Williams arena.

[Photo] Another road loss hampers Gophers’ Big Ten goal

February 11, 2013

Minnesota forward Michëlla Riché takes the ball to the hoop against the Hawkeyes on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Williams arena.

Actors Hugh Kennedy, left, and Sara Richardson rehearse a scene from Tracey Scott Wilsons Buzzer on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Pillsbury House Theatre. Buzzer reopens  Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Guthrie Dowling Studio.

[Photo] The Guthrie gets buzzed

February 7, 2013

Actors Hugh Kennedy, left, and Sara Richardson rehearse a scene from Tracey Scott Wilson's "Buzzer" on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Pillsbury House Theatre. "Buzzer" reopens Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at...

Former Maple Grove High School forward A.J. Litwinchuk practices with the Gophers womens basketball team Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Male scout team preps Gophers women for games

February 6, 2013

Former Maple Grove High School forward A.J. Litwinchuk practices with the Gophers women's basketball team Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins drives to the basket against Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Williams arena.

[Photo] Improved MSU awaits Gophers in rematch of Big Ten opener

February 6, 2013

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins drives to the basket against Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Williams arena.

Earlier this year, solar panels were installed in two locations on campus, University Office Plaza Building and Rapson Hall. These solar panels located on University Office Plaza Building create an estimated 38.4 kilowatts of solar electric power — about enough energy to supply five homes a year.

[Photo] U’s solar panels provide little energy

February 5, 2013

Earlier this year, solar panels were installed in two locations on campus, University Office Plaza Building and Rapson Hall. These solar panels located on University Office Plaza Building create an estimated...

Former Gophers basketball player Quincy Lewis

[Photo] The Transition: Quincy Lewis

February 5, 2013

Former Gophers basketball player Quincy Lewis

Assistant manager Rex Vogen, left, and employee Chris Buchel of Espresso Royal prepare drinks Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Dinkytown. Vogen says he thinks that a raise in minimum wage would be a good thing because minimum wage needs to be livable. If people cant make ends meet realistically [with the current minimum wage], then its not working, Vogen said.

[Photo] DFLers push for higher minimum wage

February 4, 2013

Assistant manager Rex Vogen, left, and employee Chris Buchel of Espresso Royal prepare drinks Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Dinkytown. Vogen says he thinks that a raise in minimum wage would be a good thing...

Minnesotas Steve Jaciuk competes on the rings Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Men enjoy comfortable home win, women weather cold at MSU

February 4, 2013

Minnesota's Steve Jaciuk competes on the rings Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins looks for an open pass against Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Hollins' late heroics lead Gophers past Iowa

February 4, 2013

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins looks for an open pass against Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Free dental services were provided as part of annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” event held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

Free dental services were provided as part of annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” event held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

Dental students Andrea Martin and Enoch Ng assess patient Jordan Swenson during the Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

Dental students Andrea Martin and Enoch Ng assess patient Jordan Swenson during the "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

Dental students Mike Longlet and Aimee Endean clean patient Cherish Hendersons teeth Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

Dental students Mike Longlet and Aimee Endean clean patient Cherish Henderson's teeth Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

Patient Cherish Henderson smiles after getting her teeth cleaned Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

Patient Cherish Henderson smiles after getting her teeth cleaned Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

More than 200 children showed up for Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

More than 200 children showed up for "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

Dental students Nick Thome and Erik Davis clean 10-year-old Lydia Morrells teeth during the Universitys “Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower. Give Kids a Smile Day is an annual and national event where students, staff and faculty provide free oral health care to low-income children across the country.

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February 4, 2013

Dental students Nick Thome and Erik Davis clean 10-year-old Lydia Morrell's teeth during the University's “Give Kids a Smile Day" on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower. Give Kids a Smile Day is an...

Dental students Amber Kroke, right, and Jennifer Zhang provide the cleaning materials to other students during the Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

Dental students Amber Kroke, right, and Jennifer Zhang provide the cleaning materials to other students during the "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

Dental students Enoch Ng and Andrea Martin clean patient Jordan Swensons teeth during Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

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February 4, 2013

Dental students Enoch Ng and Andrea Martin clean patient Jordan Swenson's teeth during "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Moos Tower.

Minnesotas Cody Yohn (left) attempts to take down Iowas Nick Moore on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Reduced senior class sticks together amid adversity

January 31, 2013

Minnesota's Cody Yohn (left) attempts to take down Iowa's Nick Moore on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Strategic communication junior Karen Elizondo lights microbiology junior Dane Elmquists candle during a vigil for University student Matt Challou on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Challou committed suicide Jan. 21, 2013.

[Photo] Gathering to remember

January 29, 2013

Strategic communication junior Karen Elizondo lights microbiology junior Dane Elmquist's candle during a vigil for University student Matt Challou on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013....

Senior Jenna Frankenfield gets styled in head-to-toe pieces from local shops Parc Boutique and Rewind Vintage.

[Photo] The Fashionista is in: style mixology 101

January 29, 2013

Senior Jenna Frankenfield gets styled in head-to-toe pieces from local shops Parc Boutique and Rewind Vintage.

Minnesotas Logan Storley attempts to take down Iowas Mike Evans on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Hawkeyes edge Gophers in rivalry match

January 28, 2013

Minnesota's Logan Storley attempts to take down Iowa's Mike Evans on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Peppermint Park employee Emily Kaehler and Vice President of Operations  Danielle Klein check barcodes on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Dinkytown.

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January 28, 2013

Peppermint Park employee Emily Kaehler and Vice President of Operations Danielle Klein check barcodes on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Dinkytown.

Peppermint Park reopened its doors on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, with markdowns on clothes. The store originally opened in September.

[Photo] Peppermint Park refreshes

January 24, 2013

Peppermint Park reopened its doors on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, with markdowns on clothes. The store originally opened in September.

Albert Lea High School head coach and former Gopher hockey player Roy Nystrom coaches his team during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Albert Lea, Minn. After playing for the Gophers, Nystrom began coaching the Albert Lea boys hockey team in 1973 and has earned more than 600 wins over his career.

[Photo] Soft-spoken hockey coach racks up wins

January 23, 2013

Albert Lea High School head coach and former Gopher hockey player Roy Nystrom coaches his team during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Albert Lea, Minn. After playing for the Gophers, Nystrom began...

Economic major Jun Li receives his flu shot at Boyton Health Services Friday. Li decided to get a shot this year after realizing the flu looked horrible.

[Photo] In face of flu outbreak, the University is cautious

January 22, 2013

Economic major Jun Li receives his flu shot at Boyton Health Services Friday. Li decided to get a shot this year after realizing "the flu looked horrible."

University President Eric Kaler testifies before the House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development about the Universitys administrative spending on Jan. 15, 2013 . Kaler denied assertions that administrative costs have become excessive after a recent Wall Street Journal article made allegations against the University of Minnesotas spending habits.

[Photo] University begins making case at Capitol

January 22, 2013

University President Eric Kaler testifies before the House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development about the University's administrative spending on Jan. 15, 2013 . Kaler denied assertions...