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Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

[Photo] Superblock residence halls allow student re-entry following evacuation due to a gas odor

Published March 8, 2021

Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

[Photo] Lights, wheelchairs and ramps: Northrop performance series takes dancing to new heights

Published December 3, 2020

Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

[Photo] UMPD resolve bomb threat investigation at TCF Bank Stadium

Published November 12, 2020

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

[Photo] Some Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 return

Published October 7, 2020

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

[Photo] Prospect Park Association seeks to educate renters and students about their rights

Published October 5, 2020

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

University students get on and off the campus connector bus on Tuesday.  On December 7, 2017, the campus connectors, along with other metro transit buses, will resume bus service on Washington Avenue for the first time since May 2011.

[Photo] UMN journalism school to be renamed for Hubbard family

Published April 19, 2017

University students get on and off the campus connector bus on Tuesday. On December 7, 2017, the campus connectors, along with other metro transit buses, will resume bus service on Washington Avenue for...

Former Gophers wrestling head coach J Robinson would be entering his 30th season of coaching Minnesota, but was fired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Robinson was originally put on paid administrative leave on June 1.

[Photo] Report details 'serious misconduct' with J Robinson's handling of team's drug problem

Published September 8, 2016

Former Gophers wrestling head coach J Robinson would be entering his 30th season of coaching Minnesota, but was fired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Robinson was originally put on paid administrative leave...

George Lacy (Monkey King) rides his longboard past Jimmy Johns in on Oak Street.

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George Lacy (Monkey King) rides his longboard past Jimmy Johns in on Oak Street.

Matt Hoffman waits for the bus after getting off work at Sallys Saloon and Eatery.

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Matt Hoffman waits for the bus after getting off work at Sally's Saloon and Eatery.

An man walks from the bus stop at Wiley Hall to work at Augsburg College.

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An man walks from the bus stop at Wiley Hall to work at Augsburg College.

The mens club crew practices on the Mississippi River under the Washington Avenue Bridge.

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The men's club crew practices on the Mississippi River under the Washington Avenue Bridge.

The mens club crew rows against the current on the Mississippi River.

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The men's club crew rows against the current on the Mississippi River.

Assistant Scientist Tinen Iles prepares plastinated heart for educational use beneath the Mayo Building.

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Assistant Scientist Tinen Iles prepares plastinated heart for educational use beneath the Mayo Building.

A heart beats at the Visible Heart Laboratory in the Mayo Building.

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A heart beats at the Visible Heart Laboratory in the Mayo Building.

University students play a game of ultimate frisbee at Van Cleve Park.

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University students play a game of ultimate frisbee at Van Cleve Park.

Former MSA vice presidential candidate Dione Griffin calks Northrop Mall ahead of the election.

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Former MSA vice presidential candidate Dione Griffin calks Northrop Mall ahead of the election.

A custodian waxes a hallway beneath the Mayo Building.

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A custodian waxes a hallway beneath the Mayo Building.

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies sophomore Connor Wright reads notes taped to chairs representing the 1,100 college students who comity suicide nationwide in an average year Tuesday, April 16, 2013, on the Washington Avenue Bridge. Wright said he was planning on reading every note, which are dedicated to friends and family dealing with or lost to mental health issues.

[Photo] Students unite to support mental health

Published April 17, 2013

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies sophomore Connor Wright reads notes taped to chairs representing the 1,100 college students who comity suicide nationwide in an average year Tuesday, April 16, 2013,...

The cast of Freshwater Theatres The Gifted Program rehearse Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Nimbus Theatre in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Fast Times at Freshwater High

Published April 11, 2013

The cast of Freshwater Theatre's "The Gifted Program" rehearse Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Nimbus Theatre in Minneapolis.

University alum Nate Augsberger warms up with former teammates on the Universitys club team Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Sports Dome.

[Photo] The Transition: Nate Augspurger

Published April 3, 2013

University alum Nate Augsberger warms up with former teammates on the University's club team Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Sports Dome.

Dozens of pieces of wreckage from the old 35W bridge lay in storage Monday, April 1, 2013, at a MnDOT facility in Oakdale, Minn. The bridge collapsed during rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more.

[Photo] Bridge relics could find home at University

Published April 2, 2013

Dozens of pieces of wreckage from the old 35W bridge lay in storage Monday, April 1, 2013, at a MnDOT facility in Oakdale, Minn. The bridge collapsed during rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people...

Cheryl Willis plays the role of Myra during a rehearsal for Deathtrap on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Setting traps

Published March 28, 2013

Cheryl Willis plays the role of Myra during a rehearsal for Deathtrap on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.

Athletics Director Norwood Teague holds a press conference announcing the dismissal of Mens Basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith on Monday, March 25, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Athletics Director Norwood Teague holds a press conference announcing the dismissal of Men's Basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith on Monday, March 25, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

The womens varsity crew practices Saturday, March 2, 2013, on the Mississippi River.

[Photo] Team practices in cold before first meet

Published March 7, 2013

The women's varsity crew practices Saturday, March 2, 2013, on the Mississippi River.

Kurt Kwan and Jeannie Lander rehearse a scene from Yellow Fever on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Mu Performing Arts studio space in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Burning up

Published March 7, 2013

Kurt Kwan and Jeannie Lander rehearse a scene from Yellow Fever on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Mu Performing Arts' studio space in Minneapolis.

Cast and crew rehearse former University student Benjamin Brockmans Lepus Nacht: A Night in the Warren on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis. Brockmans piece details the cycles of life and death through the post-apocalyptic exploits of a group of rabbits.

[Photo] Some strings attached

Published February 28, 2013

Cast and crew rehearse former University student Benjamin Brockman's "Lepus Nacht: A Night in the Warren" on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis....

Minnesotas Logan Storley (174) takes down Virginia Techs Austin Gabel on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Wrestlers avenge losses, win National Duals

Published February 25, 2013

Minnesota's Logan Storley (174) takes down Virginia Tech's Austin Gabel on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Grace Gealey, left, Sun Mee Chomet, center, and Laurine Price rehearse a scene from Elemeno Pea on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Spelling it out

Published February 21, 2013

Grace Gealey, left, Sun Mee Chomet, center, and Laurine Price rehearse a scene from Elemeno Pea on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

Students’ Co-op members and guests gather for a Chinese New Year dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the co-op.

[Photo] Co-op wants to save Dinky

Published February 18, 2013

Students’ Co-op members and guests gather for a Chinese New Year dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the co-op.

Ryan Lear rehearses the opening scene of Walking Shadow Theatre Companys production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Red Eye Theatre in Minneapolis. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow opens Saturday, Feb. 9.

[Photo] Two Heads are Better than None

Published February 7, 2013

Ryan Lear rehearses the opening scene of Walking Shadow Theatre Company's production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Red Eye Theatre in Minneapolis. The Legend of Sleepy...

Ertugrul Tuzcu

[Photo] Businessmen vie for Hung’s spot

Published February 7, 2013

Ertugrul Tuzcu

Brick prepares to descend a snow-covered slope to an entrance of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Brick has explored around 100 caves as part of his research on saltpeter.

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Brick prepares to descend a snow-covered slope to an entrance of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Brick has explored around 100 caves as part of his research on saltpeter.

University of Minnesota researcher Greg Brick examines the roof of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Brick has been exploring caves for his research since 2004.

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University of Minnesota researcher Greg Brick examines the roof of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Brick has been exploring caves for his research since 2004.

Brick slides through the narrow coon crawl, named after the large amount of raccoon remains there, in Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn.

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Brick slides through the narrow "coon crawl," named after the large amount of raccoon remains there, in Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn.

The skeletal remains of a raccoon lay on the floor of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Raccoons and other cave-dwelling animals contribute to elevated levels of nitrates, through both their droppings and decomposing bodies.

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The skeletal remains of a raccoon lay on the floor of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Raccoons and other cave-dwelling animals contribute to elevated levels of nitrates, through...

Brick looks out from the mouth of Miles Cave on a ravine carved by the Vermillion River on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn.

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Brick looks out from the mouth of Miles Cave on a ravine carved by the Vermillion River on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn.

Brick carefully navigates an icy cliff to reach the entrance of Mill Cave in Spring Lake Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, near Hastings, Minn.

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Brick carefully navigates an icy cliff to reach the entrance of Mill Cave in Spring Lake Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, near Hastings, Minn.

Brick sifts raccoon teeth and bones from nitrate-rich sand in Mill Cave in Spring Lake Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, near Hastings, Minn. Brick is attempting to determine whether caves like those near Hastings could have been mined for saltpeter by French explorers in the 1700s. Saltpeter was a key component of gunpowder.

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Brick sifts raccoon teeth and bones from nitrate-rich sand in Mill Cave in Spring Lake Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, near Hastings, Minn. Brick is attempting to determine whether caves like those...

A pipistrelle bat, covered in droplets of water, hibernates in  Mill Cave in Spring Lake Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, near Hastings, Minn. The caves maintain a relatively warm and stable temperature through the winter, with the bats narrow range of tolerance.

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A pipistrelle bat, covered in droplets of water, hibernates in Mill Cave in Spring Lake Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, near Hastings, Minn. The caves maintain a relatively warm and stable temperature...

University of Minnesota researcher Greg Brick examines the roof of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Brick has been exploring caves for his research since 2004.

[Photo] The U’s cave diver

Published February 6, 2013

University of Minnesota researcher Greg Brick examines the roof of Miles Cave on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, beneath Hastings, Minn. Brick has been exploring caves for his research since 2004.

Team USA coach Charlie Wasley played hockey for Minnesota from 1992-96. Wasley, an ice cross competitor since 2001, began coaching the USA team in 2011.

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Team USA coach Charlie Wasley played hockey for Minnesota from 1992-96. Wasley, an ice cross competitor since 2001, began coaching the USA team in 2011.

Former Gophers hockey player Brian Schack pursues Finn Paavo Klintrup through a heat during the round of 64 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Schack played for Minnesota from 2006-10.

[Photo] Ex-Gophers find place on ice

Published January 28, 2013

Former Gophers hockey player Brian Schack pursues Finn Paavo Klintrup through a heat during the round of 64 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Schack played for Minnesota from 2006-10.

American Isaac Tigh leads the pack though a heat in the round of 64 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

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American Isaac Tigh leads the pack though a heat in the round of 64 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

St. Paul Police estimated attendance at 115,000, a 35 percent greater turnout than Crashed Ices inaugural appearance in St. Paul last year.

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St. Paul Police estimated attendance at 115,000, a 35 percent greater turnout than Crashed Ice's inaugural appearance in St. Paul last year.

American and former Gophers hockey player Brian Schack pursues Finn Paavo Klintrup through a heat during the round of 64 Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Schack and Klintrup both advanced to the round of 32 where the American was eliminated.

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American and former Gophers hockey player Brian Schack pursues Finn Paavo Klintrup through a heat during the round of 64 Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Schack and Klintrup both advanced to the round...

Canadian Dean Moriarity cases the pack through a turn during the round of 64 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

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Canadian Dean Moriarity cases the pack through a turn during the round of 64 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

American Isaac Tigh pushes though a heat in the round of 32 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Tigh was eliminated in the quarter finals.

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American Isaac Tigh pushes though a heat in the round of 32 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Tigh was eliminated in the quarter finals.

Canadian Scott Croxall leads American Cameron Naasz during a semifinal round Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Croxall and Naasz both advanced to the final round.

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Canadian Scott Croxall leads American Cameron Naasz during a semifinal round Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul. Croxall and Naasz both advanced to the final round.

Canadian Kyle Croxall, American Cameron Naasz, Canadian Scott Croxall and Swiss Kim Muller break out of the starting gates during the final round of Red Bull Crashed Ice on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

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Canadian Kyle Croxall, American Cameron Naasz, Canadian Scott Croxall and Swiss Kim Muller break out of the starting gates during the final round of Red Bull Crashed Ice on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in...

Canadian Kyle Croxall, American Cameron Naasz, Canadian Scott Croxall and Swiss Kim Muller race down the starting slope during the final round of Red Bull Crashed Ice on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

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Canadian Kyle Croxall, American Cameron Naasz, Canadian Scott Croxall and Swiss Kim Muller race down the starting slope during the final round of Red Bull Crashed Ice on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St....

Canadian Kyle Croxall and his brother Scott took first and second place, respectively, followed by American Cameron Naasz in third and Swiss Kim Muller in fourth.

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Canadian Kyle Croxall and his brother Scott took first and second place, respectively, followed by American Cameron Naasz in third and Swiss Kim Muller in fourth.

Skaters started their runs from the top of a four-story ice slide.

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Skaters started their runs from the top of a four-story ice slide.

Fireworks explode over the Red Bull Crashed Ice course before the start of the event Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

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Fireworks explode over the Red Bull Crashed Ice course before the start of the event Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Paul.

Gov. Mark Dayton presents his budget proposal at the Minnesota Department of Revenue on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn.

[Photo] U could get increased funding

Published January 23, 2013

Gov. Mark Dayton presents his budget proposal at the Minnesota Department of Revenue on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota womens hockeys forward/defenseman Katie Frischmann prints papers at Bierman Field Athletic Building before heading to class on Thursday.

[Photo] Day in the life: Katie Frischmann

Published December 11, 2012

Minnesota women's hockey's forward/defenseman Katie Frischmann prints papers at Bierman Field Athletic Building before heading to class on Thursday.

Horticulture graduate student Ryan Murphy, right, participates in a movement exercise during a Mindfulness for Students club meeting Friday night at the Mayo Memorial Building.

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Horticulture graduate student Ryan Murphy, right, participates in a movement exercise during a Mindfulness for Students club meeting Friday night at the Mayo Memorial Building.

Mark Nunberg, center, a guiding teacher a Common Ground Meditation Center, leads the Mindfulness for Students club in a sit Friday at the Mayo Memorial Building. The group meets weekly for sessions of mediation and yoga.

[Photo] Students meditate to relieve stress

Published December 5, 2012

Mark Nunberg, center, a guiding teacher a Common Ground Meditation Center, leads the Mindfulness for Students club in a "sit" Friday at the Mayo Memorial Building. The group meets weekly for sessions of...

Adam Wilcox

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Adam Wilcox

Michael Shibrowski

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Michael Shibrowski

Ryan Coyne

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Ryan Coyne

Noora Räty

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Noora Räty

Amanda Leveille

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Amanda Leveille

Shyler Sletta

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Shyler Sletta

Representatives of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters protest the contracting practices of Doran Companies on Wednesday outside Minneapolis City Hall.

[Photo] Doran clashes with union

Published November 29, 2012

Representatives of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters protest the contracting practices of Doran Companies on Wednesday outside Minneapolis City Hall.

Interior design freshman Cody Johnson works on papers Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Coffman Union.

[Photo] Over break, all’s quiet on the East Bank

Published November 26, 2012

Interior design freshman Cody Johnson works on papers Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Coffman Union.

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio leads Minnesota and Michigan players in a prayer after the game, asking God to lay hands on Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at TCF Bank Stadium. Kill suffered a seizure during halftime of the Gophers 26-10 loss.

[Photo] Kill has seizure as team falls to MSU

Published November 26, 2012

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio leads Minnesota and Michigan players in a prayer after the game, asking God to lay hands on Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at TCF Bank...

Michael Powers, also a Catholic deacon, said he may spend more time working with the deaf community at his church in Northeast Minneapolis after he leaves research at the University.

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Michael Powers, also a Catholic deacon, said he may spend more time working with the deaf community at his church in Northeast Minneapolis after he leaves research at the University.

Michael Powers works to grow tissue for opiate receptor research Monday afternoon in Weaver-Densford Hall. Powers has started to more seriously consider his plans for retirement as grant funding for his current project winds down over the next few years.

[Photo] U course helps retirees transition

Published November 20, 2012

Michael Powers works to grow tissue for opiate receptor research Monday afternoon in Weaver-Densford Hall. Powers has started to more seriously consider his plans for retirement as grant funding for his...

Chris Temple, Hannah Gregg and Zach Ingrasci prepare to present their film, Living on One Dollar, on Sunday night at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Temple and Ingrasci, graduates of Claremont McKenna College in California, produced the film about their experiences of living on less than a dollar a day for two months in Guatemala.

[Photo] Poverty awareness tour visits U

Published November 20, 2012

Chris Temple, Hannah Gregg and Zach Ingrasci prepare to present their film, "Living on One Dollar," on Sunday night at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Temple and Ingrasci, graduates of Claremont McKenna...

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators rally Friday afternoon in front of Coffman Union. The event was organized by Students for Justice in Palestine in response to Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, which itself prompted a counter-protest by Students Supporting Israel.

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Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators rally Friday afternoon in front of Coffman Union. The event was organized by Students for Justice in Palestine in response to Israeli military action in the...

Physiology freshman Ashraf Abuhadid and other pro-palestinian protesters march past a contingent of pro-Israel demonstrators Friday in from of Coffman Union.

[Photo] Students clash over Middle East

Published November 19, 2012

Physiology freshman Ashraf Abuhadid and other pro-palestinian protesters march past a contingent of pro-Israel demonstrators Friday in from of Coffman Union.

Late-night crowds line up for a slice of Mesa pizza during Homecoming weekend in Dinkytown.

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Late-night crowds line up for a slice of Mesa pizza during Homecoming weekend in Dinkytown.

Late-night traffic fills the intersection of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast during Homecoming weekend.

[Photo] Rethinking Dinkytown security

Published November 15, 2012

Late-night traffic fills the intersection of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast during Homecoming weekend.

Minneapolis police arrest a man in the parking lot of Dinkytown Wine and Spirits after an incident in McDonalds during Homecoming weekend.

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Minneapolis police arrest a man in the parking lot of Dinkytown Wine and Spirits after an incident in McDonald's during Homecoming weekend.

Minnesota cheerleaders warm up on the field before the Gophers game against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota cheerleaders warm up on the field before the Gophers' game against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota wide receiver Isaac Fruechte (14) celebrates with fans after the Gophers defeated Illinois 17-3 on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota wide receiver Isaac Fruechte (14) celebrates with fans after the Gophers defeated Illinois 17-3 on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Illinois defensive back Earnest Thomas sacks Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson (9) on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Illinois defensive back Earnest Thomas sacks Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson (9) on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota defensive lineman Cameron Botticelli (46) tackles Illinois wide receiver Ryan Lankford on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota defensive lineman Cameron Botticelli (46) tackles Illinois wide receiver Ryan Lankford on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper (4) tackles Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper (4) tackles Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) is pushed out of bounds by Illinois defensive back Earnest Thomas on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) is pushed out of bounds by Illinois defensive back Earnest Thomas on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota kicker Jordan Wettstein (39) pushes Illinois wide receiver Ryan Lankford out of bounds on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota kicker Jordan Wettstein (39) pushes Illinois wide receiver Ryan Lankford out of bounds on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) is tackled by Illinois Ashante Williams on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) is tackled by Illinois' Ashante Williams on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota wide receiver Marcus Jones (15) evades Illinois defense on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota wide receiver Marcus Jones (15) evades Illinois' defense on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) scores a touchdown against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) scores a touchdown against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota wide receiver Isaac Fruechte (14) catches a pass from Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson (9) on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota wide receiver Isaac Fruechte (14) catches a pass from Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson (9) on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota offensive lineman Zach Mottla (62) leaves the field after suffering a severe leg injury on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota offensive lineman Zach Mottla (62) leaves the field after suffering a severe leg injury on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota defensive back Derrick Wells (13) charges towards the Illinois end zone after recovering a fumble in the fourth quarter of the game on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota defensive back Derrick Wells (13) charges towards the Illinois end zone after recovering a fumble in the fourth quarter of the game on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) scores his second touchdown of the game against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) scores his second touchdown of the game against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Gophers offense celebrates after Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) scores their second touchdown of the game against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Gophers offense celebrates after Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) scores their second touchdown of the game against Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota cheerleads celebrate after the Gophers second touchdown in the fourth quarter, bringing the score to 17-3 over Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota cheerleads celebrate after the Gopher's second touchdown in the fourth quarter, bringing the score to 17-3 over Illinois on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Minnesota running back Rodrick Williams Jr. (35) celebrates with fans after the Gophers defeated Illinois 17-3 on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Minnesota running back Rodrick Williams Jr. (35) celebrates with fans after the Gophers defeated Illinois 17-3 on Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.