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Tanya Bailey from the Animal-Assisted Interaction Programs holds Woodstock, a therapy chicken, Monday at the Learning and Environmental Sciences building in St. Paul.

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Tanya Bailey from the Animal-Assisted Interaction Programs holds Woodstock, a therapy chicken, Monday at the Learning and Environmental Sciences building in St. Paul.

Therapy dog Gopher takes a nap in the lap of a student Monday at the Learning and Environmental Sciences building in St. Paul.

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Therapy dog Gopher takes a nap in the lap of a student Monday at the Learning and Environmental Sciences building in St. Paul.

Speech-language-hearing sciences sophomore Haley Webb gets a kiss from Samson, a Corgi-German shepherd mix therapy dog, Monday at the Learning and Environmental Sciences building in St. Paul.

[Photo] Students chill with cute overload

Published December 11, 2012

Speech-language-hearing sciences sophomore Haley Webb gets a kiss from Samson, a Corgi-German shepherd mix therapy dog, Monday at the Learning and Environmental Sciences building in St. Paul.

Minnesotas Kevin Steinhaus (184 pounds) wrestles Northwesterns Marcus Shrewsbury on Friday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers defeated the Wildcats 33-7.

[Photo] Dramatic finish helps Gophers sweep

Published December 10, 2012

Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus (184 pounds) wrestles Northwestern's Marcus Shrewsbury on Friday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers defeated the Wildcats 33-7.

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel skates against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Gophers set another record, stay perfect heading into break

Published December 10, 2012

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel skates against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 at Ridder Arena.

Solhem Companies developer Curt Gunsbury, center, talks with friends and investors Pete Lemieux, left, and Ben Cramer on a parking ramp overlooking the new 7west Apartments construction site Saturday on West Bank.

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Solhem Companies developer Curt Gunsbury, center, talks with friends and investors Pete Lemieux, left, and Ben Cramer on a parking ramp overlooking the new 7west Apartments construction site Saturday on...

The 7west Apartments under construction near Seven Corners Saturday on West Bank. The new apartments will be LEED-certified.

[Photo] West Bank apts. go green

Published December 10, 2012

The 7west Apartments under construction near Seven Corners Saturday on West Bank. The new apartments will be LEED-certified.

Former Gophers wrestling star Jayson Ness talks with MaryAnne Lange, mother of Gophers wrestler Seth Lange, after Minnesotas win over Northwestern on Friday at the Sports Pavilion. Ness won the NCAA title in 2010 and now serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Gophers.

[Photo] Champion Ness fulfills childhood dream of coaching

Published December 10, 2012

Former Gophers wrestling star Jayson Ness talks with MaryAnne Lange, mother of Gophers wrestler Seth Lange, after Minnesota's win over Northwestern on Friday at the Sports Pavilion. Ness won the NCAA title...

Minnesotas Seth Lange (149) wrestles against Oklahoma States Jordan Oliver on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers lost 22-15 to Oklahoma State.

[Photo] Team looks to reassert dominance vs. ’Cats, Beavers

Published December 6, 2012

Minnesota's Seth Lange (149) wrestles against Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers lost 22-15 to Oklahoma State.

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt plays against Wisconsin on Sunday at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Instincts, skill make freshman stand out

Published December 6, 2012

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt plays against Wisconsin on Sunday at Ridder Arena.

Princeton Review operations manager Law Schuelke packs a last few items from their old location into his car on Friday outside of the UTEC building in Dinkytown.

[Photo] Small business Dinkytown gem closes

Published December 5, 2012

Princeton Review operations manager Law Schuelke packs a last few items from their old location into his car on Friday outside of the UTEC building in Dinkytown.

Youth studies, sociology, and social justice junior Brian Dailey-Arndt passes his ballot to political science senior Sydney Jordan during MPIRG elections on Monday at Coffman Union.

[Photo] MPIRG works to forgive student debt

Published December 4, 2012

Youth studies, sociology, and social justice junior Brian Dailey-Arndt passes his ballot to political science senior Sydney Jordan during MPIRG elections on Monday at Coffman Union.

Minnesotas Tony Nelson (285) tries to pin Oklahomas Alan Gelogaev on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers lost 15-22 against Oklahoma State.

[Photo] Middle weights struggle in season’s first loss

Published December 3, 2012

Minnesota's Tony Nelson (285) tries to pin Oklahoma's Alan Gelogaev on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers lost 15-22 against Oklahoma State.

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel skates against Wisconsin on Sunday at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Women’s hockey: on fire on the ice

Published December 3, 2012

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel skates against Wisconsin on Sunday at Ridder Arena.

Breanna Hohman and daughter Camille try on bracelets  at Art & Architecture on Saturday in Minneapolis.

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Breanna Hohman and daughter Camille try on bracelets at Art & Architecture on Saturday in Minneapolis.

History junior Kristen Ney, left, and family social science junior Alyssa Woodard, center, explore Art & Architecture on Saturday in Minneapolis.

[Photo] A comeback on University Avenue

Published December 3, 2012

History junior Kristen Ney, left, and family social science junior Alyssa Woodard, center, explore Art & Architecture on Saturday in Minneapolis.

Kyler Van Swol swims the Mens 100 Yard Breaststroke on Saturday at the Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Gophers compete with each other in last meet of semester

Published December 3, 2012

Kyler Van Swol swims the Men's 100 Yard Breaststroke on Saturday at the Aquatic Center.

Minnesota guard/forward Kayla Hirt shoots a layup against Maine on Nov. 18 at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Tough nonconference schedule continues vs. Virginia

Published November 29, 2012

Minnesota guard/forward Kayla Hirt shoots a layup against Maine on Nov. 18 at Williams Arena.

Jobs Now Coalition director Kris Jacobs, left, speaks with Center for Economic and Policy Research co-founder Dean Baker, right, about the need for higher minimum wages on Wednesday at the Humphrey School.

[Photo] Experts discuss entitlements

Published November 29, 2012

Jobs Now Coalition director Kris Jacobs, left, speaks with Center for Economic and Policy Research co-founder Dean Baker, right, about the need for higher minimum wages on Wednesday at the Humphrey School.

Oscar Wilde himself overlooks Wilde Roast Cafe on Southeast Main Street in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Lattes to Liquor: a cafe roundup

Published November 29, 2012

Oscar Wilde himself overlooks Wilde Roast Cafe on Southeast Main Street in Minneapolis.

Former Vice President and University professor Walter F. Mondale on Tuesday in his office at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis in 2012.

[Photo] Walter Mondale, former vice president and University professor, dies at 93

Published April 20, 2021

Former Vice President and University professor Walter F. Mondale on Tuesday in his office at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis in 2012.

Students Supporting Israel president Ilan Sinelnikov, center, leads a march Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, on Northrop Mall.

[Photo] Pro-Israel students rally on campus

Published November 27, 2012

Students Supporting Israel president Ilan Sinelnikov, center, leads a march Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, on Northrop Mall.

Skott Johnson, president of the Dinkytown Business Association, in his store Autographics on Nov. 12 in Dinkytown.

[Photo] The man behind Dinkytown

Published November 27, 2012

Skott Johnson, president of the Dinkytown Business Association, in his store Autographics on Nov. 12 in Dinkytown.

Minnesota guard Kionna Kellogg pulls away from Minnesota State during a game on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota takes two of three in Cancun tourney

Published November 26, 2012

Minnesota guard Kionna Kellogg pulls away from Minnesota State during a game on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Williams Arena.

City of Minneapolis employees Keith Barker, left, and Darius Locke, right, remove leftover one-sort recycling carts on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. Some residents in neighborhoods surrounding the University should see their new carts as soon as this week.

[Photo] Single-sort system aims to double recycling

Published November 26, 2012

City of Minneapolis employees Keith Barker, left, and Darius Locke, right, remove leftover one-sort recycling carts on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. Some residents in neighborhoods...

Minnesota forwards Christian Isackson, left, and Tom Serratore, center, make a play for a goal against Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel on Nov. 17, 2012 at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota takes improvements east

Published November 21, 2012

Minnesota forwards Christian Isackson, left, and Tom Serratore, center, make a play for a goal against Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel on Nov. 17, 2012 at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota forward Andre Ingram and Richmond guard Cedrick Lindsay collide midair after a rebound on Sunday at Williams Arena. Minnesota beat Richmond 72-57.

[Photo] Gophers survive first close game of season

Published November 19, 2012

Minnesota forward Andre Ingram and Richmond guard Cedrick Lindsay collide midair after a rebound on Sunday at Williams Arena. Minnesota beat Richmond 72-57.

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham rushes the ball past Maines Danielle Walczak on Sunday at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated the Maine Black Bears 77-60.

[Photo] Borton reaches 200 wins with Subway Classic title

Published November 19, 2012

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham rushes the ball past Maine's Danielle Walczak on Sunday at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated the Maine Black Bears 77-60.

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad takes down Wisconsin defender Jake McCabe on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers defeated the Badgers 3-1.

[Photo] Minnesota ties, beats Wisconsin

Published November 19, 2012

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad takes down Wisconsin defender Jake McCabe on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers defeated the Badgers 3-1.

Minneapolis City Councilman Cam Gordon speaks to the board and neighborhood residents about the need for energy reform in the community during the Southeast Como Improvement Association meeting in Van Cleve Park on Tuesday.

[Photo] SECIA struggles to stay afloat

Published November 15, 2012

Minneapolis City Councilman Cam Gordon speaks to the board and neighborhood residents about the need for energy reform in the community during the Southeast Como Improvement Association meeting in Van...

Nick Pouladian, left, stamps Laura Rickes hand at Burrito Loco on Friday night. Speaking with each guest helps maintain security in the Dinkytown area.

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Nick Pouladian, left, stamps Laura Ricke's hand at Burrito Loco on Friday night. Speaking with each guest helps maintain security in the Dinkytown area.

Robyne Robinson, left, former Olympian Shani Marks-Johnson, center, and Mens Basketball head coach Tubby Smith, right, dance to Gangnam Style at the Breakfast with Champions fundraiser Tuesday at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Task force works with U athletics to educate youth

Published November 14, 2012

Robyne Robinson, left, former Olympian Shani Marks-Johnson, center, and Mens Basketball head coach Tubby Smith, right, dance to "Gangnam Style" at the Breakfast with Champions fundraiser Tuesday at TCF...

Senior Ramlah Ramli, left, and biosystems senior Sharifah Syed, center, examine the baclava at the Muslim Student Associations Fast-a-Thon on Tuesday at Coffman Memorial Union.

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Senior Ramlah Ramli, left, and biosystems senior Sharifah Syed, center, examine the baclava at the Muslim Student Association's Fast-a-Thon on Tuesday at Coffman Memorial Union.

Psychology senior Omara Anjum kneels during the group prayer during the Muslim Student Associations Fast-a-Thon on Tuesday at Coffman Memorial Union.

[Photo] Students fast for Africa

Published November 14, 2012

Psychology senior Omara Anjum kneels during the group prayer during the Muslim Student Association's Fast-a-Thon on Tuesday at Coffman Memorial Union.

ormer jerseys hang in the womens hockey equipment room at Ridder Arena.

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ormer jerseys hang in the women's hockey equipment room at Ridder Arena.

Equipment manager Kate Bockenstedt sharpens skates before practice in Ridder Arena on Monday. She sets aside around  an hour every day to maintain the skates for the whole team.

[Photo] Equipment manager fills backstage role

Published November 13, 2012

Equipment manager Kate Bockenstedt sharpens skates before practice in Ridder Arena on Monday. She sets aside around an hour every day to maintain the skates for the whole team.

Minnesotas No.10 Scott Schiller won 14-4 against Hofstras Victor Pozsonyi in the 197-pound weight class Friday at the Sports Pavilion. The No. 1 ranked Gophers began their season by defeating Hofstra 32-6.

[Photo] Gophers back up preseason ranking

Published November 12, 2012

Minnesota's No.10 Scott Schiller won 14-4 against Hofstra's Victor Pozsonyi in the 197-pound weight class Friday at the Sports Pavilion. The No. 1 ranked Gophers began their season by defeating Hofstra...

Andy McCormick, left, Karen Majewicz, left center, Ryan Billig, center, and Chris Hepola of Dreamland Faces rehearse in their studio space in the Seward neighborhood on Wednesday. The band will be performing at the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis on Thursday.

[Photo] The sounds of silence

Published November 8, 2012

Andy McCormick, left, Karen Majewicz, left center, Ryan Billig, center, and Chris Hepola of Dreamland Faces rehearse in their studio space in the Seward neighborhood on Wednesday. The band will be performing...

Senior Gopher momens basketball teammates Shayne Mullaney, left, and Jackie Johnson, right, have played together since high school in Eden Prairie.

[Photo] Best friends join forces at U

Published November 7, 2012

Senior Gopher momens basketball teammates Shayne Mullaney, left, and Jackie Johnson, right, have played together since high school in Eden Prairie.

Lines to vote wrap through the hallways of Grace Lutheran Church polling center near the Superblock on Tuesday. The estimated wait at this on-campus polling center was around 45 minutes.

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Lines to vote wrap through the hallways of Grace Lutheran Church polling center near the Superblock on Tuesday. The estimated wait at this on-campus polling center was around 45 minutes.

Freshman communications major Nick Mertes, center, joins freshman violin performance major Jonathon Winter, left, and freshman music education major Iris Kolodji, right, perform at the Grace Lutheran Church polling center on Tuesday evening. The trio, as well as freshman vocal performance major Alia Jeraj (not pictured), wanted to lighten the mood for voters stuck in the long line.

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Freshman communications major Nick Mertes, center, joins freshman violin performance major Jonathon Winter, left, and freshman music education major Iris Kolodji, right, perform at the Grace Lutheran Church...

Ben Lawrence applauds after an update during the Minnesota for Marriage election night celebration in Bloomington, Minn.

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Ben Lawrence applauds after an update during the Minnesota for Marriage election night celebration in Bloomington, Minn.

Leonard Hurrey, left, Jim Smith, center, and Jacquie Smith, right watch as results come in from around the country during the Minnesota for Marriage election night celebration in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota for Marriage is a strong supporter of the amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

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Leonard Hurrey, left, Jim Smith, center, and Jacquie Smith, right watch as results come in from around the country during the Minnesota for Marriage election night celebration in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota...

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station on Nov. 6, 2012 in Dinkytown. 

[Photo] What to know when voting for the Board of Estimate and Taxation

Published October 17, 2021

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station on Nov. 6, 2012 in Dinkytown. 

Election judge Sally Downing, left, helps political science senior Jennifer Maes, right, with her registration at the United Church of Christ polling center on Tuesday. Many students chose to register on Election Day.

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Election judge Sally Downing, left, helps political science senior Jennifer Maes, right, with her registration at the United Church of Christ polling center on Tuesday. Many students chose to register...

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day registration.

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Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day...

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day registration.

[Photo] Voters select Klobuchar for second time

Published November 6, 2012

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day...

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day registration.

[Photo] Some student voters have problems at the polls

Published November 7, 2012

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day...

Minnesotas Mikayla Bailey keeps pace with Minnesota States Aubrey Davis during Sundays game in Williams Arena.

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Minnesota's Mikayla Bailey keeps pace with Minnesota State's Aubrey Davis during Sunday's game in Williams Arena.

Minnesota forward Kionna Kellogg pulls away from Minnesota States Kathleen Reynolds during Sundays game at Williams Arena.The Gophers took a 66-56 win over the Mavericks.

[Photo] Gophers stumble to victory in exhibition finale

Published November 5, 2012

Minnesota forward Kionna Kellogg pulls away from Minnesota State's Kathleen Reynolds during Sunday's game at Williams Arena.The Gophers took a 66-56 win over the Mavericks.

Food and agriculture junior Essence Bonner weighs in during Alpha Kappa Alphas Race and Media event Thursday in the Molecular and Cellular Biology building. The event included large- and small-group discussions, as well as a Q&A with professors from both the University of Minnesota and St. Mary’s University.

[Photo] Sorority talks race, media and politics

Published November 5, 2012

Food and agriculture junior Essence Bonner weighs in during Alpha Kappa Alpha's Race and Media event Thursday in the Molecular and Cellular Biology building. The event included large- and small-group discussions,...

Freshman interns of the Minnesota Student Association brainstorm ideas for an election-night viewing party Thursday in Coffman Union. MSA is the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota and is responsible for advocating for students on issues relevant to life at the University.

[Photo] Freshman interns learn to lead MSA

Published November 5, 2012

Freshman interns of the Minnesota Student Association brainstorm ideas for an election-night viewing party Thursday in Coffman Union. MSA is the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota...

Connor Cosgrove, right, helps shave the head of teammate Roland Johnson during the St. Baldrick’s Gophers Clip Cancer event Monday. Cosgrove, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, spearheaded the partnership between St. Baldricks Foundation and the University of Minnesota.

[Photo] In leukemia battle, Cosgrove inspires

Published October 30, 2012

Connor Cosgrove, right, helps shave the head of teammate Roland Johnson during the St. Baldrick’s Gophers Clip Cancer event Monday. Cosgrove, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, spearheaded the...

Gophers women’s volleyball setter Mia Tabberson lets her teammates and friends feel her freshly-shaved head during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Gophers Clip Cancer event Monday. Tabberson and several other athletes shaved their heads to raise money for children’s cancer research.

[Photo] Tabberson shaves for cancer research

Published October 30, 2012

Gophers women’s volleyball setter Mia Tabberson lets her teammates and friends feel her freshly-shaved head during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Gophers Clip Cancer event Monday. Tabberson and several...

Jeanne Kilde, director of the University of Minnesota’s religious studies program, right, opens the discussion during Monday’s “Religion and the Election” roundtable discussion at the Nolte Center for Continuing Education. Panelists from the history and political science departments also weighed in on the controversial issue of religion’s place in politics.

[Photo] Professors discuss religion’s role in 2012 election

Published October 30, 2012

Jeanne Kilde, director of the University of Minnesota’s religious studies program, right, opens the discussion during Monday’s “Religion and the Election” roundtable discussion at the Nolte Center...

Peter Christodoulou, left, and nutrition junior Chelsey Bowman, right, talk about the benefits of bananas during Tuesday’s Food Day at Coffman Union. The event featured local businesses and organizations that promote healthy, and often homegrown, foods.

[Photo] Food Day ’12 : tasty learning

Published October 24, 2012

Peter Christodoulou, left, and nutrition junior Chelsey Bowman, right, talk about the benefits of bananas during Tuesday’s Food Day at Coffman Union. The event featured local businesses and organizations...

Alissa Clark helps decorate the walls in the new Minnesotans United for All Families office in Dinkytown. The organization held an open house on Saturday to kick off the final few weeks of the campaign.

[Photo] 2 weeks out, MN United opens Dinkytown office

Published October 22, 2012

Alissa Clark helps decorate the walls in the new Minnesotans United for All Families office in Dinkytown. The organization held an open house on Saturday to kick off the final few weeks of the campaign.

Alissa Clark helps decorate the walls in the new Minnesotans United for All Families office in Dinkytown. The organization held an open house on Saturday to kick off the final few weeks of the campaign.

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Alissa Clark helps decorate the walls in the new Minnesotans United for All Families office in Dinkytown. The organization held an open house on Saturday to kick off the final few weeks of the campaign.