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Vice President of University Services Pamela Wheelock speaks to the Minnesota Higher Education Finance and Policy committee about the University's Capitol budget request at the State Office Building in St. Paul on Monday afternoon.

[Photo] Legislature pokes holes in U’s request

March 4, 2014

Vice President of University Services Pamela Wheelock speaks to the Minnesota Higher Education Finance and Policy committee about the University's Capitol budget request at the State Office Building in...

Sophomore Lindsay Mable executes her beam exercise at the Sports Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Mable had an all-around score of 39.625 to break the school record and the Gophers finished their season with a season-best score of 197.250.

[Photo] Gophers get record-breaking performances in win

March 3, 2014

Sophomore Lindsay Mable executes her beam exercise at the Sports Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Mable had an all-around score of 39.625 to break the school record and the Gophers finished their season...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler tests out a physics experiment during a media tour of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on Friday morning.

[Photo] Kaler preps for the Capitol, Vikings

March 3, 2014

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler tests out a physics experiment during a media tour of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on Friday morning.

Flower Valley Vineyard and Winery owner Mary Mohn pours a glass of wine for a patron at the Winter Wine Fest, hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul on Friday. The Minnesota Grape Growers Association held its 10th Annual Grape and Wine Conference last weekend, where the public could taste wine from Minnesota vineyards.

[Photo] University grapes help make Minnesota wineries possible

February 27, 2014

Flower Valley Vineyard and Winery owner Mary Mohn pours a glass of wine for a patron at the Winter Wine Fest, hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul on Friday. The Minnesota Grape Growers Association...

Actress Rachel Grubb rehearses a scene from

[Photo] A ‘bloodbath’ in Uptown

February 27, 2014

Actress Rachel Grubb rehearses a scene from "The Tiki War" before filming at the Red Dragon in Minneapolis early Sunday morning. "The Tiki War" is director John Ervin's fifth film production.

Vice President for Equity and Diversity Katrice Albert presents the University's initiatives to increase diversity 
to the Board of Regents on Feb. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] U takes a hard line on diversity

February 27, 2014

Vice President for Equity and Diversity Katrice Albert presents the University's initiatives to increase diversity to the Board of Regents on Feb. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

BFA student Nikki Ervice rehearses

[Photo] Dance students lend newly renovated Kilburn Theatre their voices

February 27, 2014

BFA student Nikki Ervice rehearses "Earth Song" with other BFA dancers at the newly renovated Kilburn Theatre in the Rarig Center on Tuesday night. The piece, choreographed by BFA senior dancer Elander...

The Aurora Center director Katie Eichele leads a group exercise at the Aurora Center's all-volunteer training at Elliott Hall on Feb. 4, 2014. The goal of the exercise was to keep balloons, representing sexual assault victims, off the ground and emphasizes how agencies have different policies regarding sexual assault victims and how easy it is for the victims to fall through the cracks with miscommunication between agencies.

[Photo] Students fundraise for Aurora Center; push for UMN to fund it

April 12, 2017

The Aurora Center director Katie Eichele leads a group exercise at the Aurora Center's all-volunteer training at Elliott Hall on Feb. 4, 2014. The goal of the exercise was to keep balloons, representing...

State Representative Phyllis Kahn, center, hosts a town hall meeting to engage with constituents at the Van Cleve Park and Recreation Center on Saturday. Representative Diane Loeffler, left, and Senator Kari Dziedzic, right, joined her in a discussion with community members.

[Photo] Kahn hosts Como town hall meeting Saturday

February 24, 2014

State Representative Phyllis Kahn, center, hosts a town hall meeting to engage with constituents at the Van Cleve Park and Recreation Center on Saturday. Representative Diane Loeffler, left, and Senator...

Minneapolis City Council voted to deny Doran Companies'  demolition of the commercial property building located at 1319 4th Street SE, which houses Mesa Pizza, Dinkytown Tattoo and Camdi Restaurant in Dinkytown.

[Photo] Mesa building safe for now, but Dinkytown hotel in limbo

February 24, 2014

Minneapolis City Council voted to deny Doran Companies' demolition of the commercial property building located at 1319 4th Street SE, which houses Mesa Pizza, Dinkytown Tattoo and Camdi Restaurant in...

Comedian Tommy Ryman performs at Acme Comedy Company's open mic night Monday in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota theater graduate regularly performs at Acme and is a regular feature act for headlining comedians.

[Photo] The rise of Tommy Ryman

February 20, 2014

Comedian Tommy Ryman performs at Acme Comedy Company's open mic night Monday in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota theater graduate regularly performs at Acme and is a regular feature act for headlining...

Middle-distance track runner Goaner Deng has over 40 pairs of sneakers. Deng will run at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28.

[Photo] Gophers runner at 40 pairs and counting

February 18, 2014

Middle-distance track runner Goaner Deng has over 40 pairs of sneakers. Deng will run at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28.

Apparel design senior Laura Shaefer's collection featured breezy hats at Align, the 46th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show at Rapson Hall on Saturday.

[Photo] Eight ways to make your winter outfit less boring

February 18, 2014

Apparel design senior Laura Shaefer's collection featured breezy hats at Align, the 46th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show at Rapson Hall on Saturday.

Minnesota forward Nate Condon controls the puck against Michigan at Mariucci on Friday. Gophers swept Michigan, winning 5-3 Friday and 4-1 Saturday.

[Photo] Minnesota sweeps Michigan

February 17, 2014

Minnesota forward Nate Condon controls the puck against Michigan at Mariucci on Friday. Gophers swept Michigan, winning 5-3 Friday and 4-1 Saturday.

University President Eric Kaler attends the Board of Regents meeting Friday morning at the McNamara Alumni Center. The regents approved a plan for about $4 million in spending on safety initiatives this semester.

[Photo] Regents OK $4M campus safety plan

February 17, 2014

University President Eric Kaler attends the Board of Regents meeting Friday morning at the McNamara Alumni Center. The regents approved a plan for about $4 million in spending on safety initiatives this...

Gophers rugby player Alex Ringhand runs the ball at rugby practice at the Student Recreational Sports Dome on Tuesday evening. Rugby is a sport that does not use helmets, but concussions consistently interfere with sports throughout the country and have serious health implications.

[Photo] Helmet use impacts concussions

February 13, 2014

Gophers rugby player Alex Ringhand runs the ball at rugby practice at the Student Recreational Sports Dome on Tuesday evening. Rugby is a sport that does not use helmets, but concussions consistently interfere...

Bassist Bradley Smith, mandolin player Ryan Douglas Canyon and fiddle player Gretta Hunstiger of The Dead Pigeons play at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. The Dead Pigeons are playing at the Fine Line tonight.

[Photo] At home with The Dead Pigeons

February 13, 2014

Bassist Bradley Smith, mandolin player Ryan Douglas Canyon and fiddle player Gretta Hunstiger of The Dead Pigeons play at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. The Dead Pigeons are playing...

Instructor Mary Brandl demonstrates how to use your arm as a weapon in the case of self defense at Pratt Elementary School on Tuesday evening.

[Photo] Police lead defense courses to mend student disconnect

February 12, 2014

Instructor Mary Brandl demonstrates how to use your arm as a weapon in the case of self defense at Pratt Elementary School on Tuesday evening.

The Minneapolis City Council gathered at  City Hall on Friday morning. Ward 2 Councilman Cam Gordon introduced a proposal that would require rental property owners to disclose the results of environmental contamination tests to tenants in designated areas, in response to the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination of the Southeast Como neighborhood.

[Photo] Como TCE prompts city action

February 12, 2014

The Minneapolis City Council gathered at City Hall on Friday morning. Ward 2 Councilman Cam Gordon introduced a proposal that would require rental property owners to disclose the results of environmental...

Minnesota forward Seth Ambroz skates against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

[Photo] Minnesota loses two in Madison

February 10, 2014

Minnesota forward Seth Ambroz skates against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Illustrator Dan Wieken at his studio in St. Paul on Wednesday. Wieken is part of an anti-Valentine's Day art show Saturday at Heart Salon in Northeast Minneapolis.

[Photo] The dark arts of Dan Wieken

February 6, 2014

Illustrator Dan Wieken at his studio in St. Paul on Wednesday. Wieken is part of an anti-Valentine's Day art show Saturday at Heart Salon in Northeast Minneapolis.

Local indie band Tree Party.

[Photo] Tree Party to play release show at the Cedar

February 6, 2014

Local indie band Tree Party.

University professor and make-up artist Tessie Bundick demonstrates how to apply make-up to imitate a bruise on junior acting BFA student Rebecca Leiner in the Rarig Center on Friday.

[Photo] Face painting: Makeup artists in the Twin Cities

February 6, 2014

University professor and make-up artist Tessie Bundick demonstrates how to apply make-up to imitate a bruise on junior acting BFA student Rebecca Leiner in the Rarig Center on Friday.

Gophers four-star recruit Jeff Jones celebrates with his grandparents, Doris Jones, left, and Willie Jones, right. Jeff Jones committed to the Gophers on Wednesday morning at Washburn High School.

[Photo] No. 1 recruit Jones commits to Gophers

February 6, 2014

Gophers four-star recruit Jeff Jones celebrates with his grandparents, Doris Jones, left, and Willie Jones, right. Jeff Jones committed to the Gophers on Wednesday morning at Washburn High School.

Gophers forward Hudson Fasching skates against Michigan State at Mariucci on Friday night. Gophers lost in a shoot out after tying 2-2 on Friday night, but won 1-0 Saturday.

[Photo] Gophers skate past Spartans at home

February 3, 2014

Gophers forward Hudson Fasching skates against Michigan State at Mariucci on Friday night. Gophers lost in a shoot out after tying 2-2 on Friday night, but won 1-0 Saturday.

Jenna Neher, right, practices her Middle Eastern dancing skills at a belly dancing class taught by Cassandra Shore at the Jawaahir studio on Tuesday night.

[Photo] Something Tribal comes this way, again

January 30, 2014

Jenna Neher, right, practices her Middle Eastern dancing skills at a belly dancing class taught by Cassandra Shore at the Jawaahir studio on Tuesday night.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Manager of Energy & Labor/Management Policy Ben Gerber, center, speaks at a panel discussion,

[Photo] Minimum wage debate comes to campus

January 30, 2014

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Manager of Energy & Labor/Management Policy Ben Gerber, center, speaks at a panel discussion, "Debating the Minimum Wage," at the Humphrey Forum on Wednesday afternoon. Among...

Cameron Schilling is the new Interfraternity Council president for 2014. IFC is responsible for governing fraternities on campus.

[Photo] New IFC president plans for the upcoming year

January 29, 2014

Cameron Schilling is the new Interfraternity Council president for 2014. IFC is responsible for governing fraternities on campus.

University professor and head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Macaran Baird at his office in Weaver-Densford Hall on Tuesday. Dr. Baird recently won a battle with cancer and is back at work.

[Photo] After leukemia, University doctor gets back to work

January 29, 2014

University professor and head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Macaran Baird at his office in Weaver-Densford Hall on Tuesday. Dr. Baird recently won a...

Rachel Ramsey and her father Mike Ramsey at Ridder Arena on Sunday. Mike Ramsey played hockey at the University of Minnesota for a season before making the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team. His daughter Rachel is a junior defenseman on the Gopher women's hockey team and her younger brother Jack signed a national letter of intent to play for the Gophers next year.

[Photo] Ramsey carries the torch

January 28, 2014

Rachel Ramsey and her father Mike Ramsey at Ridder Arena on Sunday. Mike Ramsey played hockey at the University of Minnesota for a season before making the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team. His daughter Rachel...

Minneota goalie Adam Wilcox attempts to block an incoming puck during their first game of the North Star College Cup against St. Cloud State on Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

[Photo] Gophers stake a claim at first North Star Cup

January 27, 2014

Minneota goalie Adam Wilcox attempts to block an incoming puck during their first game of the North Star College Cup against St. Cloud State on Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Sun Gods to Gamma Rays members, from left: bassist Brian Gollnick, rhodes player Peter Bregman, vocalist Brianna Kocka, drummer Mitch Miller and guitarist Paul Flynn.

[Photo] Feelin' it out

January 23, 2014

Sun Gods to Gamma Rays members, from left: bassist Brian Gollnick, rhodes player Peter Bregman, vocalist Brianna Kocka, drummer Mitch Miller and guitarist Paul Flynn.

Queen of the Snows Melissa Hoffbeck shows a girl how to walk down the runway before the Queen of the Snows Crowns and Gowns Fashion Show at Jimmy's Event Center on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The St. Paul Winter Carnival begins this week, and the new Royal Family will be crowned Friday.

[Photo] On being royal

January 23, 2014

Queen of the Snows Melissa Hoffbeck shows a girl how to walk down the runway before the Queen of the Snows Crowns and Gowns Fashion Show at Jimmy's Event Center on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The St. Paul Winter...

Leather & Latte co-owner Luke Wallrich brews tea in a French press at the Uptown coffee shop on Sunday. Leather& Latte opened this location in October after receiving funding from Kickstarter.

[Photo] Local leather lovers unite

January 23, 2014

Leather & Latte co-owner Luke Wallrich brews tea in a French press at the Uptown coffee shop on Sunday. Leather& Latte opened this location in October after receiving funding from Kickstarter.

Minnesota guard Andre Hollins plays against South Dakota State at Williams Arena Tuesday Dec. 10th.

[Photo] Gophers fall after lethargic second half

January 21, 2014

Minnesota guard Andre Hollins plays against South Dakota State at Williams Arena Tuesday Dec. 10th.

Gophers middle blocker Tori Dixon spikes the ball against Radford in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Sports Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

[Photo] Minnesota preps for fifth straight trip to Sweet 16

December 11, 2013

Gophers middle blocker Tori Dixon spikes the ball against Radford in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Sports Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Muslim Student Association President and architecture senior Amer Sassila prays in a secluded area in Rapson Hall on Tuesday.

[Photo] Muslim students find room to pray

December 11, 2013

Muslim Student Association President and architecture senior Amer Sassila prays in a secluded area in Rapson Hall on Tuesday.

University police Chief Greg Hestness testifies at a Minnesota Senate higher education committee meeting about metro campus safety at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

[Photo] State Legislature chimes in on U crime

December 11, 2013

University police Chief Greg Hestness testifies at a Minnesota Senate higher education committee meeting about metro campus safety at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Gopher's Austin Hollins plays against South Dakota State at Williams Arena on Tuesday night. Gophers won 75-59.

[Photo] Gophers blow past South Dakota State

December 11, 2013

Gopher's Austin Hollins plays against South Dakota State at Williams Arena on Tuesday night. Gophers won 75-59.

Construction workers work on the study area at the new Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house in St. Paul on Monday. The chapter house has been closed this semester for a major renovation and members are anticipating the completion of it by January.

[Photo] St. Paul fraternity wraps renovation

December 10, 2013

Construction workers work on the study area at the new Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house in St. Paul on Monday. The chapter house has been closed this semester for a major renovation and members are anticipating...

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill speaks to the press about the announcement of the Gophers heading to Houston for the Texas Bowl against Syracuse at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on Sunday night.

[Photo] Gophers to head back to Texas Bowl

December 9, 2013

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill speaks to the press about the announcement of the Gophers heading to Houston for the Texas Bowl against Syracuse at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on Sunday night....

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Radford at the Sports Pavilion on Friday. The Gophers advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins on Friday and Saturday.

[Photo] Gophers fall to Stanford in Sweet 16

December 15, 2013

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Radford at the Sports Pavilion on Friday. The Gophers advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins on Friday and Saturday.

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Radford at the Sports Pavilion on Friday. The Gophers advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins on Friday and Saturday.

[Photo] Minnesota earns trip to Sweet 16 with wins over Radford, Colorado

December 9, 2013

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Radford at the Sports Pavilion on Friday. The Gophers advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins on Friday and Saturday.

Minnesota forward Justin Kloos skates against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

[Photo] Gophers get four points in East Lansing

December 9, 2013

Minnesota forward Justin Kloos skates against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Minneapolis mayor elect Betsy Hodges on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

[Photo] Hodges rests up for her toughest job yet

December 9, 2013

Minneapolis mayor elect Betsy Hodges on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

Minnesota forward Seth Ambroz skates against Mercyhurst in the the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

[Photo] Ambroz finds his niche as vocal leader

December 5, 2013

Minnesota forward Seth Ambroz skates against Mercyhurst in the the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features the restoration of a triptych by Max Beckmann, titled

[Photo] To preserve and protect

December 5, 2013

A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features the restoration of a triptych by Max Beckmann, titled "Blind Man's Buff". This is the third restoration done on paintings at the MIA and will...

The Gopher mens hockey team celebrates forward Seth Ambroz's game winning goal with seconds left in the game against Wisconsin, Saturday evening at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Gophers sweep Wisconsin in first Big Ten weekend

December 2, 2013

The Gopher mens hockey team celebrates forward Seth Ambroz's game winning goal with seconds left in the game against Wisconsin, Saturday evening at Mariucci Arena.

Native Chef owner Jason Champagne adds wild rice to make a chicken & wild rice soup recipe named

[Photo] Reclaiming Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

Native Chef owner Jason Champagne adds wild rice to make a chicken & wild rice soup recipe named "Limon Family Manoomin Soup" from Heid E. Erdrich's cook book "Original Local" at St. Paul's Episcopal...

Freshmen MSA members Katerina Paone and Johanna Christner help clarify a question on a survey for freshman Qingkang Cao at Walter Library on Thursday afternoon. MSA members poll students weekly about different topics regarding the University.

[Photo] MSA takes students’ pulse

November 27, 2013

Freshmen MSA members Katerina Paone and Johanna Christner help clarify a question on a survey for freshman Qingkang Cao at Walter Library on Thursday afternoon. MSA members poll students weekly about different...