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University foundry professor Wayne Potratz sorts scrap metal at the Regis Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 to prepare for the 27th annual Minnesota Turkey Iron Pour on Nov. 26. This will be Potratz final iron pour before retiring from the University.

[Photo] Campus foundry loses its overseer

November 26, 2013

University foundry professor Wayne Potratz sorts scrap metal at the Regis Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 to prepare for the 27th annual Minnesota Turkey Iron Pour on Nov. 26. This will be Potratz final...

The University hosted a media tour of Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Thursday afternoon. After three years of construction, Northrop is scheduled to re-open spring 2014.

[Photo] New Northrop readies debut

November 25, 2013

The University hosted a media tour of Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Thursday afternoon. After three years of construction, Northrop is scheduled to re-open spring 2014.

Gopher's outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

[Photo] Minnesota blows past pair of Michigan teams

November 25, 2013

Gopher's outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball against Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B. looks to pass against Kansas at Williams Arena on Wednesday night.

[Photo] Banham, Zahui B. lead Gophers in win over Kansas

November 21, 2013

Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B. looks to pass against Kansas at Williams Arena on Wednesday night.

University regent Peggy Lucas at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday morning. Lucas joined the Board of Regents this summer.

[Photo] Lucas gives Board business background

November 21, 2013

University regent Peggy Lucas at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday morning. Lucas joined the Board of Regents this summer.

Interpretive Naturalist Adam Barnett lets a bald eagle sit on his arm at the Raptor Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Raptor Center, located on the St. Paul campus, is in the midst of designing a renovation to update its facilities and better use the space available.

[Photo] Raptor Center plans facelift

November 21, 2013

Interpretive Naturalist Adam Barnett lets a bald eagle sit on his arm at the Raptor Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Raptor Center, located on the St. Paul campus, is in the midst of designing a renovation...

Hmong Minnesota Student Association members, vice president Kue Thao, secretary Shuazong Vang and Jimmy Her, gather in the multi-use space on the second floor of Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday afternoon. The group had its own space last year but lost it after the floor's renovation.

[Photo] After Coffman renovation, groups adapt

November 21, 2013

Hmong Minnesota Student Association members, vice president Kue Thao, secretary Shuazong Vang and Jimmy Her, gather in the multi-use space on the second floor of Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday afternoon....

University Landcare gardener Jeffrey Hayes cuts down shoes from the trees near West Bank off the Washington Avenue Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

[Photo] West Bank ‘shoe trees’ get a pruning

November 21, 2013

University Landcare gardener Jeffrey Hayes cuts down shoes from the trees near West Bank off the Washington Avenue Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

Misrael Becerril and Eric Halverson prepare food at the Rabbit Hole on Tuesday afternoon before the restaurant opens for dinner. The Rabbit Hole, featuring Korean street food, just opened in the Midtown Global Market after reaching its goal on Kickstarter.

[Photo] Duck tales at the Rabbit Hole

November 21, 2013

Misrael Becerril and Eric Halverson prepare food at the Rabbit Hole on Tuesday afternoon before the restaurant opens for dinner. The Rabbit Hole, featuring Korean street food, just opened in the Midtown...

Junior Justin Halverson,  Sustainability Coalition member, talks to University President Eric Kaler at his office hours at Morrill Hall on Friday. The Sustainability Coalition is seeking a better partnership between administrators and students concerning recycling and other sustainability issues. Kaler holds office hours to meet with students once a month to discuss their thoughts and questions about the University.

[Photo] At office hours, students kick it with Kaler

November 19, 2013

Junior Justin Halverson, Sustainability Coalition member, talks to University President Eric Kaler at his office hours at Morrill Hall on Friday. The Sustainability Coalition is seeking a better partnership...

Minnesota State Representative Diane Loeffler speaks at the Southeast Como Improvement Association's annual meeting on Wednesday. The meeting focused on issues related to public safety and keeping neighbors informed about crimes.

[Photo] After a turbulent month, Como looks to students

November 18, 2013

Minnesota State Representative Diane Loeffler speaks at the Southeast Como Improvement Association's annual meeting on Wednesday. The meeting focused on issues related to public safety and keeping neighbors...

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken steals the ball from Illinois State on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers lose in NCAA tourney

November 18, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken steals the ball from Illinois State on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Minnesota goaltender Michael Shibrowski stands in the crease against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday. The Gophers swept the Mavericks with the 3-0 win.

[Photo] Shibrowski fills in, helps Gophers sweep Mavericks

November 18, 2013

Minnesota goaltender Michael Shibrowski stands in the crease against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday. The Gophers swept the Mavericks with the 3-0 win.

Minneapolis city council ward 3 incumbent Diane Hofstede speaks to her party guests about her loss to Jacob Frey and what's next for her in Northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

[Photo] Incumbents talk future after loss

November 18, 2013

Minneapolis city council ward 3 incumbent Diane Hofstede speaks to her party guests about her loss to Jacob Frey and what's next for her in Northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

Minnesota defense specialist Lindsey Lawmaster sets the ball against Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday.

[Photo] Defense leads Minnesota late in season

November 14, 2013

Minnesota defense specialist Lindsey Lawmaster sets the ball against Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday.

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6, 2013.

[Photo] Gophers prepare for NCAA tournament

November 14, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6, 2013.

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducts the Minnesota Orchestra as they rehearse for an upcoming performance of

[Photo] Performing the romantics in turbulent times

November 14, 2013

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducts the Minnesota Orchestra as they rehearse for an upcoming performance of "Titans of the Romantic Era" at Ted Mann Concert Hall on Wednesday.

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

[Photo] Pair of freshmen adjust on ice

November 14, 2013

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

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[Photo] To beard or not to beard

November 14, 2013

Michael "MJ" Johnson, founder of the Minneapolis Beard and Mustache Club, and Chris Sorensen, Media Coordinator for the MBMC, at Dangerous Man Brewing Company in Northeast on Wednesday.

Minnesota middle blocker Adrianna Nora spikes the ball against Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday.

[Photo] Minnesota splits weekend with Iowa and Nebraska

November 11, 2013

Minnesota middle blocker Adrianna Nora spikes the ball against Nebraska at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday.

President of Alpha Epsilon Pi and senior Senior Seth Franklin and Alpha Epsilon Pi members Louis Livon-Bemel and Zack Gilbert Burke talk at the second annual Greek Shabbat dinner hosted at Chabad on Friday. Chabad welcomed students to celebrate Shabbat, a weekly Jewish holiday.

[Photo] Jewish greek organizations provide community

November 11, 2013

President of Alpha Epsilon Pi and senior Senior Seth Franklin and Alpha Epsilon Pi members Louis Livon-Bemel and Zack Gilbert Burke talk at the second annual Greek Shabbat dinner hosted at Chabad on Friday....

Bruschetta, an Italian appetizer, consists of diced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil on toasted bread.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Shop smart

November 7, 2013

Bruschetta, an Italian appetizer, consists of diced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil on toasted bread.

Minnesota medical staff tend to Gophers center Jon Christenson after a leg injury against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday. Christenson is out for the season.

[Photo] Minnesota looks to continue hot streak amid injuries

November 6, 2013

Minnesota medical staff tend to Gophers center Jon Christenson after a leg injury against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday. Christenson is out for the season.

Minneapolis Washburn High School senior running back Jeff Jones practices with his team Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Jones is a Gophers recruit, but has said head coach Jerry Kill's epilepsy makes him a little skeptical.

[Photo] Kill’s leave, Gophers’ wins impact recruiting

November 5, 2013

Minneapolis Washburn High School senior running back Jeff Jones practices with his team Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Jones is a Gophers recruit, but has said head coach Jerry Kill's epilepsy makes him a little...

Gophers linebacker Aaron Hill recovers a fumble against Indiana University in the closing seconds of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Gophers won 42-39 and improved to 7-2 this season.

[Photo] Gophers scrape past Indiana with 42-39 win

November 4, 2013

Gophers linebacker Aaron Hill recovers a fumble against Indiana University in the closing seconds of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Gophers won 42-39 and improved to 7-2 this...

Minnesota forward Simone Kolander fights against Illinois State on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Kolander sings and scores for Gophers

October 31, 2013

Minnesota forward Simone Kolander fights against Illinois State on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

3-year-old Samuel Luhmann, dressed as an alligator, and 5-year-old Johanna Anderson, dressed as Toothiana, sit down with the Minnesota Daily to talk about Halloween at the Como Student Community Cooperative on Friday. CSCC provides housing for graduate students and their families.

[Photo] Children dish out Halloween tips

October 31, 2013

3-year-old Samuel Luhmann, dressed as an alligator, and 5-year-old Johanna Anderson, dressed as Toothiana, sit down with the Minnesota Daily to talk about Halloween at the Como Student Community Cooperative...

Homemade peanut butter cups, an easy and delicious Halloween dessert treat to make.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Horror d'oeuvres

October 31, 2013

Homemade peanut butter cups, an easy and delicious Halloween dessert treat to make.

Senior economics major Scott Judd drives a zamboni to clean up the ice after a free skate time at Mariucci Arena on Monday. Judd has been a zamboni driver for two years after going through a two-month training.

[Photo] Zamboni drivers pave the way for games

October 30, 2013

Senior economics major Scott Judd drives a zamboni to clean up the ice after a free skate time at Mariucci Arena on Monday. Judd has been a zamboni driver for two years after going through a two-month...

A shopper compares food items at United Noodles, a local Asian grocery store on Monday in Minneapolis.

[Photo] A whole aisle of soy sauce

October 29, 2013

A shopper compares food items at United Noodles, a local Asian grocery store on Monday in Minneapolis.

Senior Brielle Sprecher pets Boudie, an 8-year-old golden retriever therapy dog, at Coffman Union on Tuesday. Boynton Health Service will host therapy animals weekly starting in mid-November and running through May.

[Photo] Boynton prescribes more pet therapy

October 29, 2013

Senior Brielle Sprecher pets Boudie, an 8-year-old golden retriever therapy dog, at Coffman Union on Tuesday. Boynton Health Service will host therapy animals weekly starting in mid-November and running...

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6.

[Photo] Minnesota earns two wins on road

October 28, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6.

Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly skates against Boston College at Mariucci Arena on Friday.

[Photo] Minnesota wins and ties with BC

October 28, 2013

Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly skates against Boston College at Mariucci Arena on Friday.

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball over the net against Michigan State on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Women fall to rival Wisconsin on road

October 24, 2013

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes the ball over the net against Michigan State on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6.

[Photo] Thyken fills important role for Gophers

October 24, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6.

Gophers acting head coach and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys coaches from the sidelines at Saturday's game against Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

[Photo] Claeys takes lead for team

October 24, 2013

Gophers acting head coach and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys coaches from the sidelines at Saturday's game against Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Sport Management senior Jordan Lynn tried out for the Gophers basketball team Oct. 2, 2013. Lynn has practiced with the team but is unsure if he can commit to this season.

[Photo] University student finds solace in basketball

October 23, 2013

Sport Management senior Jordan Lynn tried out for the Gophers basketball team Oct. 2, 2013. Lynn has practiced with the team but is unsure if he can commit to this season.

Actors Christina Baldwin and John Middleton perform a reading of Trista Baldwin's play,

[Photo] The Playwrights’ Center celebrates new work with PlayLabs 2013

October 22, 2013

Actors Christina Baldwin and John Middleton perform a reading of Trista Baldwin's play, "Angel Fat" for PlayLabs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis on Sunday. PlayLabs is a 30 hour intensive writing,...

Gophers middle blocker Tori Dixon and outside hitter Daly Santana attempt to block the ball against Michigan State at the Sports Pavilion on Thursday night. Minnesota won 3-2.

[Photo] Minnesota knocks off pair of teams from Michigan

October 21, 2013

Gophers middle blocker Tori Dixon and outside hitter Daly Santana attempt to block the ball against Michigan State at the Sports Pavilion on Thursday night. Minnesota won 3-2.

Minnesota forward Sam Warning handles the puck against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

[Photo] Warning paces Gophers to sweep

October 21, 2013

Minnesota forward Sam Warning handles the puck against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Gophers fans high-five defensive lineman Theiren Cockran after the Gophers beat Northwestern 20-17 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday. Minnesota is one win away from being bowl eligible.

[Photo] Gophers win as Kill looks on

October 21, 2013

Gophers fans high-five defensive lineman Theiren Cockran after the Gophers beat Northwestern 20-17 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday. Minnesota is one win away from being bowl eligible.

Gopher's Morgan Bohl bumps the ball back to Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Bohl breaks starting lineup in libero position

October 17, 2013

Gopher's Morgan Bohl bumps the ball back to Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Scenic painter Julie Prairie paints a chicken coop for a farm area exhibit at KidZibits in Minneapolis on Wednesday. KidZibits builds exhibits for museums worldwide.

[Photo] Local whizz-kids craft exhibits with care

October 17, 2013

Scenic painter Julie Prairie paints a chicken coop for a farm area exhibit at KidZibits in Minneapolis on Wednesday. KidZibits builds exhibits for museums worldwide.

Scenic painter Julie Prairie paints a chicken coop for a farm area exhibit at KidZibits in Minneapolis on Wednesday. KidZibits builds exhibits for museums worldwide.

[Photo] Local business crafts kids’ exhibits

October 17, 2013

Scenic painter Julie Prairie paints a chicken coop for a farm area exhibit at KidZibits in Minneapolis on Wednesday. KidZibits builds exhibits for museums worldwide.

The Minnesota Daily sat down with President Eric Kaler for lunch and an interview at the 17th Avenue residence hall's dining hall, Fresh Food Company, on Tuesday.

[Photo] Kaler talks Kill’s leave, budget request

October 16, 2013

The Minnesota Daily sat down with President Eric Kaler for lunch and an interview at the 17th Avenue residence hall's dining hall, Fresh Food Company, on Tuesday.

Baby gopher Zoyah Khan and her mother, senior psychology student Shazia Khan, listen to poetry by Ekere Tallie at Student Parent Visibility Day at Northrop Plaza on Wednesday. This event was hosted by the Student Parent Help Center in an effort to raise awareness about undergraduate students who are also parents.

[Photo] Students with kids search for inclusion, understanding

October 14, 2013

Baby gopher Zoyah Khan and her mother, senior psychology student Shazia Khan, listen to poetry by Ekere Tallie at Student Parent Visibility Day at Northrop Plaza on Wednesday. This event was hosted by...

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6.

[Photo] Gophers take step back, lose on road

October 14, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6.

The University Recreation Center is ready for a cafe to move in and occupy the space on the left side of the lobby.

[Photo] Board approves new campus eateries

October 14, 2013

The University Recreation Center is ready for a cafe to move in and occupy the space on the left side of the lobby.

Minnesota junior Sam Warning handles the puck against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday night. The Gophers won 6-0.

[Photo] Minnesota hoists first trophy of season

October 14, 2013

Minnesota junior Sam Warning handles the puck against Mercyhurst in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Mariucci Arena on Friday night. The Gophers won 6-0.

Champlain intern at Fairview Wenson Masoka and policy research analyst for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Sarah Radosevich talk during a small group session at

[Photo] UMN creates team to help those affected by immigration policies

April 3, 2017

Champlain intern at Fairview Wenson Masoka and policy research analyst for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Sarah Radosevich talk during a small group session at "Welcoming Immigrants to our Communities"...