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Gopher's defensive back Marcus Jones tackles Rebels' running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence at the first football game of the season against UNLV at TCF stadium on Thursday night.

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Gopher's defensive back Marcus Jones tackles Rebels' running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence at the first football game of the season against UNLV at TCF stadium on Thursday night.

Freshman Carly Hubert, right, cheers for the Gophers at the first football game of the season against Nevada-Las Vegas at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday night. Hubert was one of about 5,500 freshmen to receive free tickets to the game.

[Photo] Freshmen enjoy first Gophers game

September 3, 2013

Freshman Carly Hubert, right, cheers for the Gophers at the first football game of the season against Nevada-Las Vegas at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday night. Hubert was one of about 5,500 freshmen to receive...

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken steals the ball from Illinois State during the second half Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. The Gophers went on to beat the Redbirds 4-0.

[Photo] Gophers avoid bumpy start, record 4-0

September 3, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken steals the ball from Illinois State during the second half Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. The Gophers went on to beat the Redbirds 4-0.

Students relax in the new student tailgate parking lot before the Gophers' first football game of the season against Nevada-Las Vegas on Thursday night.

[Photo] Students take over new tailgating area

September 3, 2013

Students relax in the new student tailgate parking lot before the Gophers' first football game of the season against Nevada-Las Vegas on Thursday night.

Sophomore Kevin Ward, left, and sophomore Emily Myers, right, take a break from their Welcome Week duties Thursday morning in the new office for the student group Commuter Connection, located in Coffman Union. Their student group regained an office on Coffman's second floor after the summer renovation.

[Photo] Groups return to remodeled Coffman

September 3, 2013

Sophomore Kevin Ward, left, and sophomore Emily Myers, right, take a break from their Welcome Week duties Thursday morning in the new office for the student group Commuter Connection, located in Coffman...

Freeman Ryan, Decarlo Jackson, Devante Jackson, and Zosha Warpeha of the PipJazz Youth All-Stars group play together on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Dakota Jazz Club. A fundraiser for the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project will be hosted at the Dakota Jazz club from 4-7pm Thursday.

[Photo] Local musicians put jazz on wheels

May 9, 2013

Freeman Ryan, Decarlo Jackson, Devante Jackson, and Zosha Warpeha of the PipJazz Youth All-Stars group play together on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Dakota Jazz Club. A fundraiser for the Twin Cities Mobile...

Lay t-shirts flat to save suitcase space for summer traveling.

[Photo] The Fashionista is in: leaving on a jet plane

May 7, 2013

Lay t-shirts flat to save suitcase space for summer traveling.

Sophomore Julia Roberts gets her hair done on Sunday at Studio 1414 in Northeast Minneapolis for a photo shoot for the upcoming RED: Super High Fashion show that will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

[Photo] A (super) high fashion show

May 2, 2013

Sophomore Julia Roberts gets her hair done on Sunday at Studio 1414 in Northeast Minneapolis for a photo shoot for the upcoming RED: Super High Fashion show that will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Steve Epp and Nathan Keepers rehearse for

[Photo] The Moving Company plays with fire

May 2, 2013

Steve Epp and Nathan Keepers rehearse for "Out of the Pan Into the Fire" at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The show runs May 3 - 26.

A long tulle skirt and black heels are an easy style to wear to summer weddings.

[Photo] The Fashionista is in: wedding attire

May 2, 2013

A long tulle skirt and black heels are an easy style to wear to summer weddings.

Freshman John Hokanson, third year pharmacy student Jenny Wong, and first year medical student Kyle Tamming enjoy a mini blizzard from Dairy Queen for the Taste of Stadium Village event on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

[Photo] Stadium Village hosts tasting event

April 29, 2013

Freshman John Hokanson, third year pharmacy student Jenny Wong, and first year medical student Kyle Tamming enjoy a mini blizzard from Dairy Queen for the Taste of Stadium Village event on Thursday, April...

Spring cleaning your closet can get rid of old clothes and out-of-style pieces.

[Photo] The Fashionista is in: closet cleanse

April 25, 2013

Spring cleaning your closet can get rid of old clothes and out-of-style pieces.

Garry Geiken rehearses the one-man play, I Love To Eat, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. Geiken stars as television's first chef James Beard in a show that runs April 25- May 18 at the Illusion Theater.

[Photo] "I Love to Eat" spotlights celebrity chef James Beard

April 25, 2013

Garry Geiken rehearses the one-man play, I Love To Eat, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. Geiken stars as television's first chef James Beard in a show that runs April...

Apparel design sophomore Lauren Kacher, left, poses with her model, Amanda Spencer, Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Weisman Art Museum. Spencer is also a Minnesota Daily business employee. Kacher's design will be shown in the Threads Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Weisman.

[Photo] The fashionista is in: a peek into “Threads“ at WAM

April 23, 2013

Apparel design sophomore Lauren Kacher, left, poses with her model, Amanda Spencer, Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Weisman Art Museum. Spencer is also a Minnesota Daily business employee. Kacher's design...

Hundreds rally at the state Capitol to support sustainable energy Monday, April 22, 2013, in St. Paul. University students attended the rally in support of renewable energy bills.

[Photo] Ralliers pack Capitol for Earth Day

April 23, 2013

Hundreds rally at the state Capitol to support sustainable energy Monday, April 22, 2013, in St. Paul. University students attended the rally in support of renewable energy bills.

Senior nursing student Samantha Smith demonstrates the new facilities at the Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center for the Grand Opening of the Center on Thursday, April 13, 2013. The new nursing simulation lab replaces the 25 year-old lab.

[Photo] New simulation center opens

April 22, 2013

Senior nursing student Samantha Smith demonstrates the new facilities at the Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center for the Grand Opening of the Center on Thursday, April 13, 2013. The new nursing...

Public service assistant Wade Huber re-shelves books at the Southeast Library in Dinkytown on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

[Photo] Dinkytown library could renovate or relocate

April 22, 2013

Public service assistant Wade Huber re-shelves books at the Southeast Library in Dinkytown on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Lizzo, Claire De Lune, and Sophia Eris of the local all-female hip hop collective, The Chalice.

[Photo] Behind the music

April 18, 2013

Lizzo, Claire De Lune, and Sophia Eris of the local all-female hip hop collective, The Chalice.

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Minnesota's JT Canakes hits a foul ball against Augsburg on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Siebert Field.

[Photo] Gophers beat Augsburg for 7th victory in 8 games

April 17, 2013

Minnesota's JT Canakes hits a foul ball against Augsburg on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Siebert Field.

Minnesota’s Tereza Brichacova plays against Ohio State on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Men, women split matches

April 8, 2013

Minnesota’s Tereza Brichacova plays against Ohio State on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Left to right: Jennifer Ball, assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Bruno Chaouat, associate professor in the Department of French and Italian; Jacqueline Schiappa, doctoral candidate and graduate instructor in the Department of Writing Studies

[Photo] The Daily’s Singled Out: Hot Professor Edition

March 28, 2013

Left to right: Jennifer Ball, assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Bruno Chaouat, associate professor in the Department of French and Italian; Jacqueline Schiappa, doctoral...

GAPSA Vice President of Finance Kevin Lang, left, GAPSA President Brittany Edwards, center, and GAPSA Executive Vice President Alfonso Sintjago, right, are the three candidates running for GAPSA President.

[Photo] GAPSA pres. candidates to decide own race

March 28, 2013

GAPSA Vice President of Finance Kevin Lang, left, GAPSA President Brittany Edwards, center, and GAPSA Executive Vice President Alfonso Sintjago, right, are the three candidates running for GAPSA President.

Minnesota’s Troy Larson bats against South Dakota State on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Metrodome.

[Photo] Gophers’ final game at Dome is a victory

March 28, 2013

Minnesota’s Troy Larson bats against South Dakota State on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Metrodome.

Marlena Needham of the Minneapolis Energy Options campaign prepares to call Minneapolis residents at the campaign's office Thursday, March 21, 2013. The campaign supports exploring alternative energy resources after the city's contracts with Xcel and CenterPoint Energy expire.

[Photo] MPIRG’s effort turns to energy for Mpls.

March 27, 2013

Marlena Needham of the Minneapolis Energy Options campaign prepares to call Minneapolis residents at the campaign's office Thursday, March 21, 2013. The campaign supports exploring alternative energy resources...

Charles Sugnet, an English professor at the University, co-hosts KFAI radio’s “African Rhythms” show on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Radio without borders

March 14, 2013

Charles Sugnet, an English professor at the University, co-hosts KFAI radio’s “African Rhythms” show on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Minneapolis.

Sophomore Dan Forke, freshman Scott Stankiewicz, and junior Austin Duket will perform against each other in the Hip-Hop night of the Music Madness competition at the Whole Music Club on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The finalist from the hip-hop night will compete during the Spring Jam Battle of the Bands competition.

[Photo] Student rappers battle their way to Spring Jam

March 7, 2013

Sophomore Dan Forke, freshman Scott Stankiewicz, and junior Austin Duket will perform against each other in the Hip-Hop night of the Music Madness competition at the Whole Music Club on Thursday, March...

A car rests in a yard early Sunday, March 3, 2013, on the 400s block of Thirteenth Ave. SE. The vehicle damaged several street signs and Burrito Locos' patio fence.

[Photo] Drunken driver crashes into B. Loco

March 5, 2013

A car rests in a yard early Sunday, March 3, 2013, on the 400s block of Thirteenth Ave. SE. The vehicle damaged several street signs and Burrito Locos' patio fence.

Nutrition senior Elizabeth Pike leaves an encouraging note to promote positive body image Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Coffman Union. Members of the Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative left notes throughout campus as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

[Photo] Week focuses on eating disorders

March 4, 2013

Nutrition senior Elizabeth Pike leaves an encouraging note to promote positive body image Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Coffman Union. Members of the Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative left notes throughout...

Paul Melchert (left), a pediatrician, speaks to the media about his support of the legalization of gay marriage while accompanied with his partner James Zimmerman (far right), and their two sons, Emmett (left), and Gabriel Melchert-Zimmerman (right). Sen. Scott Dibble and Rep. Karen Clark, chief sponsors of the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, held a press conference introducing their bill Wednesday at the Capitol.

[Photo] Same-sex marriage push begins

February 28, 2013

Paul Melchert (left), a pediatrician, speaks to the media about his support of the legalization of gay marriage while accompanied with his partner James Zimmerman (far right), and their two sons, Emmett...

Paul Melchert (left), a pediatrician, speaks to the media about his support of the legalization of gay marriage while accompanied with his partner James Zimmerman (far right), and their two sons, Emmett (left), and Gabriel Melchert-Zimmerman (right). Sen. Scott Dibble and Rep. Karen Clark, chief sponsors of the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, held a press conference introducing their bill Wednesday at the Capitol.

[Photo] Same-sex marriage bill announced

February 27, 2013

Paul Melchert (left), a pediatrician, speaks to the media about his support of the legalization of gay marriage while accompanied with his partner James Zimmerman (far right), and their two sons, Emmett...

Rapper Carnage The Executioner, Terrell Woods, at Urban Ventures in South Minneapolis to host and perform at an open mic night. Woods is going on tour with Atmosphere for the third annual “Welcome to Minnesota Tour”.

[Photo] Executing Greatness

February 28, 2013

Rapper Carnage The Executioner, Terrell Woods, at Urban Ventures in South Minneapolis to host and perform at an open mic night. Woods is going on tour with Atmosphere for the third annual “Welcome to...

Abdul Omari, a third-year doctoral candidate studying international and comparative development education, earned the recommendation of the Joint Higher Education Committee on Regent Selection for the student at-large position on the University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the State Office Building in St. Paul.

[Photo] Committee names 4 University regents

February 27, 2013

Abdul Omari, a third-year doctoral candidate studying international and comparative development education, earned the recommendation of the Joint Higher Education Committee on Regent Selection for the...

Campus traffic is light Saturday morning at Harvard Street and Washington Avenue. Some are concerned with the design of intersections near light-rail construction on Washington Avenue because it could be dangerous for bicyclists and pedestrians.

[Photo] Light rail may challenge bicyclists

February 26, 2013

Campus traffic is light Saturday morning at Harvard Street and Washington Avenue. Some are concerned with the design of intersections near light-rail construction on Washington Avenue because it could...

Minneapolis City Council member Betsy Hodges was the first candidate to announce her campaign for mayor. Hodges has served on the city council for seven years.

[Photo] Transit in mind, Hodges joins race

February 14, 2013

Minneapolis City Council member Betsy Hodges was the first candidate to announce her campaign for mayor. Hodges has served on the city council for seven years.

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about his new book,

[Photo] Environment policy key for some DFLers

February 14, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about his new book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change," at the Westminster Town Hall Forum on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis. Gore is a co-recipient...

Senior Mikael Rellier, left, and sophomore Tarun Nambiar, captain of the men’s squash team, practice Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the University Recreation Center. The men’s and women’s teams will compete at the national tournament for the second consecutive year.

[Photo] U squash team grows in year two

February 12, 2013

Senior Mikael Rellier, left, and sophomore Tarun Nambiar, captain of the men’s squash team, practice Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the University Recreation Center. The men’s and women’s teams will compete...

The Hub Bike Co-op on Oak Street Southeast offers member services for those who bike on campus, including showers, lockers and secure bike storage. The Bicycle Advisory Committee recommended the Minneapolis City Council promote amenities for bicyclists to encourage more people to bike to work.

[Photo] Bike commuters could get showers, lockers

February 12, 2013

The Hub Bike Co-op on Oak Street Southeast offers member services for those who bike on campus, including showers, lockers and secure bike storage. The Bicycle Advisory Committee recommended the Minneapolis...

Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his third State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. In his speech, Dayton spoke about Minnesota's job growth, tax reform, after-school programs, his support of gay marriage and his goal of balancing the state budget.

[Photo] Dayton: Show me ‘Plan C’

February 7, 2013

Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his third State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. In his speech, Dayton spoke...

Daniel Ray Olson and Kurt Bender rehearse for

[Photo] Rolling out the “Reefer”

January 31, 2013

Daniel Ray Olson and Kurt Bender rehearse for "Reefer Madness" at the New Century Theatre on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Minneapolis. The musical comedy inspired by the 1936 film premieres Feb. 1.

Attorney Kathleen Kelly speaks during a memorial for Anne Thorsen Truax, the former director of the Minnesota Women's Center, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center. Truax served as the center's director from 1971-91.

[Photo] Honoring a fellow feminist

January 30, 2013

Attorney Kathleen Kelly speaks during a memorial for Anne Thorsen Truax, the former director of the Minnesota Women's Center, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center. Truax served as the center's...

Minneapolis City Council member Gary Schiff is announcing his candidacy for Minneapolis mayor Tuesday night at Blarney Pub & Grill. The University alumnus has been a City Council member since 2001.

[Photo] Schiff joins race for Minneapolis mayor

January 29, 2013

Minneapolis City Council member Gary Schiff is announcing his candidacy for Minneapolis mayor Tuesday night at Blarney Pub & Grill. The University alumnus has been a City Council member since 2001.

Entrepreneur Chris Folley demonstrates the use of the IntoxBox, shown here at Cowboy Jack's in Minneapolis. The interactive commercial breathalyzer is designed to help people become aware of their blood alcohol content at the bar to deter drunken driving.

[Photo] Co. promotes bar breathalyzer

December 12, 2012

Entrepreneur Chris Folley demonstrates the use of the IntoxBox, shown here at Cowboy Jack's in Minneapolis. The interactive commercial breathalyzer is designed to help people become aware of their blood...

Sarah Edwards, creator of the I AM MPLS! variety show, shown in her downtown office at Pixel Farm in Minneapolis on Friday. The variety show features passionately creative people from Minneapolis at the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

[Photo] Who is Minneapolis: I AM MPLS!

December 6, 2012

Sarah Edwards, creator of the I AM MPLS! variety show, shown in her downtown office at Pixel Farm in Minneapolis on Friday. The variety show features passionately creative people from Minneapolis at the...

Gallery installation coordinator Teréz Iacovino, right, installs the Minnesota Funk exhibition Saturday at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery with two interns, art history and French studies sophomore Kaitlyn Carver and art senior Chiara Parisi. The group exhibition will have a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

[Photo] Funk with my art

December 6, 2012

Gallery installation coordinator Teréz Iacovino, right, installs the Minnesota Funk exhibition Saturday at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery with two interns, art history and French studies sophomore Kaitlyn...

Dr. Jakub Tolar, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Blood and Marrow Transplant at the Wings of Hope fundraiser brunch with Camden Seymour, brother of Quinn Seymour who passed away because of her rare skin disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa, on Saturday in Maple Grove. EB makes the skin so fragile that it tears away from the body easily causing serious wounds and recurrent blisters.

[Photo] University hospital treats harsh skin disease

December 4, 2012

Dr. Jakub Tolar, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Blood and Marrow Transplant at the Wings of Hope fundraiser brunch with Camden Seymour, brother of Quinn Seymour who passed away because...

Judges for the BizPitch Contest decide the winner of the $1,000 grand prize at Carlson School of Management on Wednesday in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Hopeful entrepreneurs pitch ideas

November 29, 2012

Judges for the BizPitch Contest decide the winner of the $1,000 grand prize at Carlson School of Management on Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Spanish and Portuguese studies sophomore Tia Theisen, a tutor at the Magrath Library SMART Learning Commons, studies while waiting for students who come in for tutoring Wednesday in St. Paul.

[Photo] Campus learning commons juggle tutors, student needs

November 27, 2012

Spanish and Portuguese studies sophomore Tia Theisen, a tutor at the Magrath Library SMART Learning Commons, studies while waiting for students who come in for tutoring Wednesday in St. Paul.