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Javier circa 1939, save for the Chuck Taylors

[Photo] The Blues are Still Blue

May 6, 2009

Javier circa 1939, save for the Chuck Taylors

A new tax bill would increase the cost of cigarettes by 54 cents per pack and alcohol by as much as 68 cents per liter.

[Photo] Variety of taxes on menu at Capitol

April 27, 2009

A new tax bill would increase the cost of cigarettes by 54 cents per pack and alcohol by as much as 68 cents per liter.

Sophomore right hander Seth Rosin delivers to the plate during Minnesota’s Sunday win over Purdue at the Metrodome, completing the three-game sweep.

[Photo] Gophers complete sweep of Purdue

April 26, 2009

Sophomore right hander Seth Rosin delivers to the plate during Minnesota’s Sunday win over Purdue at the Metrodome, completing the three-game sweep.

Residential Building Sciences senior Jake McAlpine measures the relative humidity present in a St. Paul house’s surface Wednesday.

[Photo] U students do home energy audit

April 22, 2009

Residential Building Sciences senior Jake McAlpine measures the relative humidity present in a St. Paul house’s surface Wednesday.

Larry Edwards, George and Orpha Gibson Chair of Earth Systems Science and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship is pictured in front of a mass spectrometer used to determine the molecular composition of substances.

[Photo] Prof wins prestigious award for years of climate research

April 14, 2009

Larry Edwards, George and Orpha Gibson Chair of Earth Systems Science and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship is pictured in front of a mass spectrometer used...

Bob McNamara spends his time in retirement raising money for Gopher Sports, McNamara played gopher football in 1953 and 1954.

[Photo] Former players donating to stadium

April 7, 2009

Bob McNamara spends his time in retirement raising money for Gopher Sports, McNamara played gopher football in 1953 and 1954.

Attorney Imani Jaafar-Muhammed spoke Thursday about the roles of women in Islam and their misconceptions.

[Photo] Speaker addresses misconceptions of Islamic women

April 2, 2009

Attorney Imani Jaafar-Muhammed spoke Thursday about the roles of women in Islam and their misconceptions.

A customer shops for instruments in the basement level of The Podium, a family-owned Dinkytown guitar shop open since 1959.

[Photo] Strumming to stay afloat

March 31, 2009

A customer shops for instruments in the basement level of The Podium, a family-owned Dinkytown guitar shop open since 1959.

Astrophysics senior Tessa Vernstrom peers into the hundred year old telescope in Tate hall as other astrophysics graduate and undergraduate students look on. In honor of the international year of astronomy there will be public viewings at the telescope every Friday night.

[Photo] Gaze deeply into my skies

March 26, 2009

Astrophysics senior Tessa Vernstrom peers into the hundred year old telescope in Tate hall as other astrophysics graduate and undergraduate students look on. In honor of the international year of astronomy...

Jessica Zaldivar, left, Derek Blechinger, middle, and Loretta Worthington spoke about the challenges of discussing sexual health matters with patients at a panel discussion Monday.

[Photo] Med students host weeklong GLBT health care event

March 9, 2009

Jessica Zaldivar, left, Derek Blechinger, middle, and Loretta Worthington spoke about the challenges of discussing sexual health matters with patients at a panel discussion Monday.

Senior Kit Beikmann competes on the pummel horse during the Gophers matchup with the top-2 teams in the country as No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Oklahoma came to compete at the Sports Pavilion. Gophers coaches and gymnasts said it had an NCAA championship type atmosphere.

[Photo] Regular season slowly drawing to a close as Minnesota looks ahead

March 9, 2009

Senior Kit Beikmann competes on the pummel horse during the Gophers matchup with the top-2 teams in the country as No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Oklahoma came to compete at the Sports Pavilion. Gophers coaches...

Senior Kit Beikmann competes on the pummel horse during the Gophers matchup with the top-2 teams in the country as No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Oklahoma came to compete at the Sports Pavilion. Gophers coaches and gymnasts said it had an NCAA championship type atmosphere.

[Photo] Minnesota falls to Arkansas on the road

March 8, 2009

Senior Kit Beikmann competes on the pummel horse during the Gophers matchup with the top-2 teams in the country as No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Oklahoma came to compete at the Sports Pavilion. Gophers coaches...

MBA students Pura Mendez, left, and Oscar Garzon worked with nutrition students to learn healthier cooking skills at the Melrose Apartments.

[Photo] Peer nutritionists teach students to cook

March 3, 2009

MBA students Pura Mendez, left, and Oscar Garzon worked with nutrition students to learn healthier cooking skills at the Melrose Apartments.

 Spiritual Mansions practices standing in corners ... and music.

[Photo] Interview: Ryan Harris of Spiritual Mansions

February 26, 2009

Spiritual Mansions practices standing in corners ... and music.

Norma Estela Mejia Castellanos, left, and Moises Elias Montoya Alvarado display the kind of shirt they make in the Honduras factory where they were formerly employed. They spoke Friday of how their attempts to unionize the workers resulted in the factory closing.

[Photo] Former Russell employees speak out against company

February 15, 2009

Norma Estela Mejia Castellanos, left, and Moises Elias Montoya Alvarado display the kind of shirt they make in the Honduras factory where they were formerly employed. They spoke Friday of how their attempts...

Assistant vice president for Equity and Diversity Rickey Hall, left, reads “I know I can” to third grade students at the Sullivan School on Wednesday as part of a college awareness day taking place in Minneapolis Public Schools.

[Photo] U teams up with Rybak to promote college

February 11, 2009

Assistant vice president for Equity and Diversity Rickey Hall, left, reads “I know I can” to third grade students at the Sullivan School on Wednesday as part of a college awareness day taking place...

Changchua, left, and Hue Yang, right, stand in front of their house that burned down on January 28th. They are without insurance and lost nearly everything they owned in the fire.

[Photo] U student, family recover after house fire

February 10, 2009

Changchua, left, and Hue Yang, right, stand in front of their house that burned down on January 28th. They are without insurance and lost nearly everything they owned in the fire.

Senior Carmelina Carabajal and junior Alexis Russell were paired up as big and little sister by coaches two years ago, something that has helped them to develop and deep and lasting bond.

[Photo] Carabajal, Russell develop a sister-like bond

February 9, 2009

Senior Carmelina Carabajal and junior Alexis Russell were paired up as big and little sister by coaches two years ago, something that has helped them to develop and deep and lasting bond.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak kicked off his campaign for reelection Saturday morning. But his best-known opponent in the mayoral run, DFLer Bob Miller, has some different ideas about how the city should be run. Photo by Chris Roberts, DAILY.

[Photo] Campaigns kick-off for mayor of Minneapolis

February 8, 2009

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak kicked off his campaign for reelection Saturday morning. But his best-known opponent in the mayoral run, DFLer Bob Miller, has some different ideas about how the city should...

Though demolition has begun on block 11, several properties have refused to sell to the University, delaying construction plans.

[Photo] Block 11 houses demolished, other owners standing ground

February 5, 2009

Though demolition has begun on block 11, several properties have refused to sell to the University, delaying construction plans.

Chris Roberts, Daily File Photo

[Photo] 4 Gophers going for big prize in Vegas

February 5, 2009

Chris Roberts, Daily File Photo

University Police chief Greg Hessness, middle, gives details of the suspect arrested in connection with 11 assaults during an afternoon press conference Wednesday.

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February 4, 2009

University Police chief Greg Hessness, middle, gives details of the suspect arrested in connection with 11 assaults during an afternoon press conference Wednesday.

University Police chief Greg Hessness, middle, gives details of the suspect arrested in connection with 11 assaults during an afternoon press conference Wednesday.

[Photo] Serial groping suspect charged

February 4, 2009

University Police chief Greg Hessness, middle, gives details of the suspect arrested in connection with 11 assaults during an afternoon press conference Wednesday.

Convinced yet?

[Photo] St. Paul passes the 'bar exam'

February 5, 2009

Convinced yet?

Convinced yet?

[Photo] St. Paul passes the "bar exam"

February 5, 2009

Convinced yet?

Carlson School of Management student Mark Schiller is working to quantify and reduce the 
University's carbon footprint.

[Photo] Carlson student leads green initiatives

January 29, 2009

Carlson School of Management student Mark Schiller is working to quantify and reduce the University's carbon footprint.

Second year medical student Cole Klick assigns care providers, physical therapists, interpreters and pharmacy care providers Monday to the 15-20 patients the clinic will see in a typical night.

[Photo] Health science students volunteer at neighborhood clinic

January 28, 2009

Second year medical student Cole Klick assigns care providers, physical therapists, interpreters and pharmacy care providers Monday to the 15-20 patients the clinic will see in a typical night.

During the monthly Raptor Tails Story Time, kids constructed paper birds to learn about raptor flight and behavior.

[Photo] Children get unique encounter with U hawks

January 27, 2009

During the monthly Raptor Tails Story Time, kids constructed paper birds to learn about raptor flight and behavior.

During the monthly Raptor Tails Story Time, kids constructed paper birds to learn about raptor flight and behavior.

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January 27, 2009

During the monthly Raptor Tails Story Time, kids constructed paper birds to learn about raptor flight and behavior.

Students gathered at Coffman Memorial Union’s theater to watch the inauguration speech given by President Obama.

[Photo] Inauguration broadcast on campus

January 20, 2009

Students gathered at Coffman Memorial Union’s theater to watch the inauguration speech given by President Obama.

Text updates on Election Day

November 3, 2008

With record turnout expected tomorrow, the Minnesota Daily will offer text updates to readers about lines at polling places and election results. We'll focus on the campus area and let people know when...

The multimedia Daily

September 13, 2007

As an online news consumer, nothing bothers me more than sites that are merely digital reproductions of a printed paper but with flashier ads. This all-too-common approach ignores the many potential uses...