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Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit fires a prop rifle, while Marisa Carr stands behind him during a tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, March 6. Almighty Voice and His Wife will open at the Southern Theater on Friday, March 9.

[Photo] Turtle Theater Collective elevates Native voices

March 8, 2018

Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit fires a prop rifle, while Marisa Carr stands behind him during a tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, March 6. Almighty Voice and His Wife will open at the Southern...

Actors Marisa Carr and Ajuawak Kapashesit, right, practice their parts at the Guthrie Theater classrooms on Saturday, March 3. The actors are a part of director Katherine Pardue's production of Almighty Voice and His Wife, written by First Nations playwright Daniel David Moses.

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March 8, 2018

Actors Marisa Carr and Ajuawak Kapashesit, right, practice their parts at the Guthrie Theater classrooms on Saturday, March 3. The actors are a part of director Katherine Pardue's production of Almighty...

A six-story apartment building is planned for Cedar-Riverside near the Masonic Children's Hospital. The apartment building will replace three homes and a commercial space along Riverside Avenue.

New apartment proposed for Cedar-Riverside draws concerns from residents

March 5, 2018

A new apartment proposed for the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has drawn criticism and concerns from residents. Reuter Walton Development plans to construct a six-story apartment building in the neighborhood....

UCSD's Zor performs a series of dances centered around The Giving Tree book and and a brother and sister struggling to cope with loss, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

[Photo] Jazba receives one of the highest student services fees fund amounts, focuses on philanthropy

December 13, 2018

UCSD's Zor performs a series of dances centered around The Giving Tree book and and a brother and sister struggling to cope with loss, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

Georgia Tech's GT Qurbani performs a dance honoring Simratpal Singh, a Sikh who overturned a US Army ban on turbans in active duty, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

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December 13, 2018

Georgia Tech's GT Qurbani performs a dance honoring Simratpal Singh, a Sikh who overturned a US Army ban on turbans in active duty, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

UCLA's Bollywood and Hindi-film dance team Nashaa celebrates after winning first place at Jazba 2018 on Saturday March 3. The team won over judges with its complex choreography, creative lighting displays, and compelling story of forbidden love.

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December 13, 2018

UCLA's Bollywood and Hindi-film dance team Nashaa celebrates after winning first place at Jazba 2018 on Saturday March 3. The team won over judges with its complex choreography, creative lighting displays,...

Boynton Health as seen on Friday, Feb. 23. Visits to the mental health clinic are up 18 percent compared to spring semester 2017.

[Photo] More UMN students seeking mental health services

March 5, 2018

Boynton Health as seen on Friday, Feb. 23. Visits to the mental health clinic are up 18 percent compared to spring semester 2017.

The sun sets on Riverside Park, Monday Feb. 26. Neighbors have opposed the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's decision to rename the park after one of the longest-serving board members, Annie Young, who passed away earlier this year.

Cedar-Riverside residents dispute renaming of neighborhood park

March 1, 2018

Cedar-Riverside residents are organizing to oppose the recent renaming of a historic neighborhood park. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board passed a resolution Feb. 7 to rename Riverside Park after...

James Farnsworth leads a meeting of Gophers to Washington D.C. in Coffman Union, Tuesday Feb. 27. Farnsworth started a fundraiser and is raising money for UMN students to participate in March for our Lives in Washington DC on March 24.

[Photo] Students organize to march against gun violence in Washington

March 1, 2018

James Farnsworth leads a meeting of Gophers to Washington D.C. in Coffman Union, Tuesday Feb. 27. Farnsworth started a fundraiser and is raising money for UMN students to participate in March for our Lives...

James Farnsworth leads a meeting of Gophers to Washington D.C. in Coffman Union, Tuesday Feb. 27. Farnsworth started a fundraiser and is raising money for UMN students to participate in March for our Lives in Washington DC on March 24.

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March 1, 2018

James Farnsworth leads a meeting of Gophers to Washington D.C. in Coffman Union, Tuesday Feb. 27. Farnsworth started a fundraiser and is raising money for UMN students to participate in March for our Lives...

Student Nicole Lyren gets a flu shot at a walk-in clinic at Boynton Health Dec. 8, 2015.

Severe flu season strikes UMN campus

February 26, 2018

The University of Minnesota has felt the impacts of an ongoing flu season that has hospitalized many nationwide. Boynton Health has experienced high volumes of students coming in with the flu this season....

University President Eric Kaler fields questions during an interview with the Minnesota Daily on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Kaler announces postponement of UMN Child Development Center closure

February 23, 2018

In a letter sent out Friday, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced the closure of the Child Development Center would be postponed until alternatives for childcare on campus are explored.  This...

Student conservatives feel quieted by UMN’s handling of Shapiro event

February 22, 2018

Ahead of Ben Shapiro’s speech on campus next week, conservative student groups at the University of Minnesota say the school’s choice to move the event away from its main campus sets a bad precedent. Several...

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler answers questions from members of MSA during a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

[Photo] Past University of Minnesota leaders reflect on Eric Kaler's time in office

August 3, 2018

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler answers questions from members of MSA during a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

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West Bank organization calls for more art along Cedar Avenue

February 12, 2018

Cedar-Riverside business leaders are looking to bring more art to their neighborhood.  A project led by the West Bank Business Association aims to attract local artists to design functional and culturally-relevant...

Visitors explore the Mike & Judy Wright football team locker room in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

Gallery: Athletes Village is complete. Here’s what’s inside.

February 11, 2018

Athletes Village is officially done with construction. Every team that has wanted to move into the new facility is settled in. Three new buildings, costing $166 million in total, have gone up on top of...

A sign in the recruitment lounge detailing the academic achievement of women's basketball players at the University of Minnesota as seen on a tour Saturday, Feb. 10.

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February 11, 2018

A sign in the recruitment lounge detailing the academic achievement of women's basketball players at the University of Minnesota as seen on a tour Saturday, Feb. 10.

Visitors explore an athletic medicine center in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

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February 11, 2018

Visitors explore an athletic medicine center in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

Pools as seen on a tour of an athletic medicine center in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

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February 11, 2018

Pools as seen on a tour of an athletic medicine center in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

Visitors and media cross the threshold onto the new football practice filed in Athletes Village on Saturday, Feb 10.

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February 11, 2018

Visitors and media cross the threshold onto the new football practice filed in Athletes Village on Saturday, Feb 10.

Visitors stand in a classroom as part of the Athletes Village Leadership Center Saturday, Feb. 10. The center's goal is to expose athletes to all potential career options in the Twin Cities.

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February 11, 2018

Visitors stand in a classroom as part of the Athletes Village Leadership Center Saturday, Feb. 10. The center's goal is to expose athletes to all potential career options in the Twin Cities.

Athletes use the Robert K. Eddy Practice Court during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. The court is a replica of the Williams Arena floor with additional space and ball racks built into the walls.

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February 11, 2018

Athletes use the Robert K. Eddy Practice Court during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. The court is a replica of the Williams Arena floor with additional space and ball racks built into the walls.

Visitors and media stand on the new football practice filed in Athletes Village on Saturday, Feb 10. The facility has boasted more natural light than most indoor facilities.

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February 11, 2018

Visitors and media stand on the new football practice filed in Athletes Village on Saturday, Feb 10. The facility has boasted more natural light than most indoor facilities.

The Nutrition Center, as seen during a tour of the Athlete's Village on Saturday, Feb. 10. Once open, the center will be available to all UMN students as a weekday dining hall option.

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February 11, 2018

The Nutrition Center, as seen during a tour of the Athlete's Village on Saturday, Feb. 10. Once open, the center will be available to all UMN students as a weekday dining hall option.

Video game systems sit near a window as part of the student-athlete lounge in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

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February 11, 2018

Video game systems sit near a window as part of the student-athlete lounge in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

The entrance of the men's basketball lounge and lockerroom  as seen during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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February 11, 2018

The entrance of the men's basketball lounge and lockerroom as seen during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The football team meeting room in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

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February 11, 2018

The football team meeting room in the Football Performance Center on Saturday, Feb 10.

Part of the men's basketball lounge as seen during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. The lounge features an adjoining film study room.

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February 11, 2018

Part of the men's basketball lounge as seen during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. The lounge features an adjoining film study room.

The window of a student athlete lounge as seen from a new football practice field in Athletes Village on Saturday, Feb 10. The window in the upper left is a student athlete lounge.

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February 11, 2018

The window of a student athlete lounge as seen from a new football practice field in Athletes Village on Saturday, Feb 10. The window in the upper left is a student athlete lounge.

Part of the men's basketball lockeroom as seen during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. Lockers are organizied in a circle with special compartments that require a passcode give to each athlete.

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February 11, 2018

Part of the men's basketball lockeroom as seen during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. Lockers are organizied in a circle with special compartments that require a passcode give to each athlete.

Athletes use the Robert K. Eddy Practice Court during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. The court is a replica of the Williams Arena floor with additional space and ball racks built into the walls.

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February 11, 2018

Athletes use the Robert K. Eddy Practice Court during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. The court is a replica of the Williams Arena floor with additional space and ball racks built into the walls.

The statue of a football player stands in the Athletes Village Minnesota Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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February 11, 2018

The statue of a football player stands in the Athletes Village Minnesota Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 10.

A cardio and low-impact training area in the Athletes Village Football Performance Center as seen on a tour Saturday, Feb. 10.

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February 11, 2018

A cardio and low-impact training area in the Athletes Village Football Performance Center as seen on a tour Saturday, Feb. 10.

Visitors walk to the Nutrition Center dining area in Athletes Village Saturday, Feb. 10.

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February 11, 2018

Visitors walk to the Nutrition Center dining area in Athletes Village Saturday, Feb. 10.

Jake Ricker, director of strategic communications for UMN Athletics, answers a question about the Athletes Village's Nutrition Center during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. Once open, the center will be available to all UMN students as a weekday dining hall.

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February 11, 2018

Jake Ricker, director of strategic communications for UMN Athletics, answers a question about the Athletes Village's Nutrition Center during a tour on Saturday, Feb. 10. Once open, the center will be available...

A group of students air grievances to University President Eric Kaler and Regent David McMillan during the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Feb. 9. Their concerns stem from a possible change in the Student Conduct Code.

[Photo] Discontented students interrupt February Board of Regents meeting

February 10, 2018

A group of students air grievances to University President Eric Kaler and Regent David McMillan during the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Feb. 9. Their concerns stem from a possible change in the...

Shirley Arendt, right, offers a hot beverage and snacks to students in Como on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Every Wednesday morning, Arendt and other volunteers from Southeast Christian Church prepare and distribute coffee, hot chocolate and cookies to commuters and Como residents along 15th Avenue.

Como church serves students coffee and cookies at bus stop

February 5, 2018

Shirley Arendt held an oversized tray of coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cookies at a Southeast Como bus stop on Wednesday. Arendt, a secretary at Southeast Christian Church, knows many students miss...

Shirley Arendt, far right, offers a hot beverage and snacks to students in Como on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Every Wednesday morning, Arendt and other volunteers from Southeast Christian Church prepare and distribute coffee, hot chocolate and cookies to commuters and Como residents along 15th Avenue.

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February 5, 2018

Shirley Arendt, far right, offers a hot beverage and snacks to students in Como on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Every Wednesday morning, Arendt and other volunteers from Southeast Christian Church prepare and distribute...

An LED streetlight illuminates a house along Malcolm Avenue Southeast in Prospect Park Tuesday, Jan. 30. Neighbors have expressed concern over the brightness of the new light fixtures as more are built in the neighborhood.

Prospect Park residents look to dim night lights

February 1, 2018

Prospect Park residents are seeking to dim the brightness of LED street lights shining directly into neighborhood homes. The Prospect Park Association sent a letter to the University of Minnesota and City...

City counselors Cam Gordon (Ward 2) and Steve Fletcher (Ward 3), as they answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31.

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February 1, 2018

City counselors Cam Gordon (Ward 2) and Steve Fletcher (Ward 3), as they answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the...

City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

[Photo] UMN-area officials, neighborhoods look to reimagine public safety

June 23, 2020

City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA...

An LED streetlight illuminates Malcolm Avenue Southeast in Prospect Park Tuesday, Jan. 30. Neighbors have expressed concern over the brightness of the new light fixtures as more enter the neighborhood.

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June 23, 2020

An LED streetlight illuminates Malcolm Avenue Southeast in Prospect Park Tuesday, Jan. 30. Neighbors have expressed concern over the brightness of the new light fixtures as more enter the neighborhood.

Attendees of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum view a visual representation of Earth's rising carbon dioxide levels on Friday, Jan. 26. The exhibit offers perspectives on why ice matters through artistic works ranging from photography to installation.

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June 23, 2020

Attendees of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum view a visual representation of Earth's rising carbon dioxide levels on Friday, Jan. 26. The exhibit offers perspectives on why ice...

A tent and other supplies used by UMN professor Dr. Aaron Doering and his team to cross the Arctic were on display as part of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 26.

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June 23, 2020

A tent and other supplies used by UMN professor Dr. Aaron Doering and his team to cross the Arctic were on display as part of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 26.

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June 23, 2020

"Melting Ice" by artist Jyoti Duwadi sits outside of the Weisman Art Museum along East River Road on Friday, Jan. 26. The installation, which will slowly melt over the next few months is part of the Vanishing...