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Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

[Photo] In close race, Tina Smith wins U.S. Senate seat

November 4, 2020

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Regent Darrin Rosha speaks during a meeting on June 8, 2017. Rosha was among those who questioned the annual salary of Myron Frans in September 2020.

[Photo] Appointment of Myron Frans as senior University leader prompts conversation about pay in higher ed

October 23, 2020

Regent Darrin Rosha speaks during a meeting on June 8, 2017. Rosha was among those who questioned the annual salary of Myron Frans in September 2020.

Currie Park is seen on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Minneapolis

[Photo] UMN neighborhoods look to allocate thousands for local park improvements

January 30, 2020

Currie Park is seen on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Minneapolis

Currie Park is seen on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Minneapolis. The park is now host to a customized syringe drop box that the city began installing on Nov. 1, 2019 as a response to the opioid crisis.

[Photo] Minneapolis installs public syringe boxes across city

November 11, 2019

Currie Park is seen on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Minneapolis. The park is now host to a customized syringe drop box that the city began installing on Nov. 1, 2019 as a response to the opioid crisis.

Linebackers Jonathan Celestin, Kamal Martin and Thomas Barber run into formation on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers defeated Illinois 24-17 during the homecoming game.

[Photo] Kamal Martin selected in fifth round of NFL draft

April 25, 2020

Linebackers Jonathan Celestin, Kamal Martin and Thomas Barber run into formation on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers defeated Illinois 24-17 during the homecoming game.

Forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Gophers make comeback to split opening weekend at Colorado College

October 14, 2019

Forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Mariucci Arena.

Defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. celebrates after a tackle on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers beat Buffalo 17 to 7.

[Photo] Gophers all-American safety Antoine Winfield Jr. declares for NFL Draft

January 8, 2020

Defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. celebrates after a tackle on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Gophers beat Buffalo 17 to 7.

Minneapolis City Council members listen to Tawnya Konobeck, an entertainer, talk about her experiences working in the Minneapolis strip club scene on Monday, Mar. 27, 2017. After hearing the report on the workplace conditions for erotic dancers, the council said it wants to begin regulating strip clubs.

[Photo] City passes protections for adult entertainers using UMN research

September 5, 2019

Minneapolis City Council members listen to Tawnya Konobeck, an entertainer, talk about her experiences working in the Minneapolis strip club scene on Monday, Mar. 27, 2017. After hearing the report on...

Stephanie Samedy and Regan Pittman block the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

[Photo] Gophers down rival Iowa, win eighth straight

October 3, 2019

Stephanie Samedy and Regan Pittman block the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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The Disabled Student Cultural Center is seen on the second floor of Coffman Union on Tuesday, April 30. The center provides a place for disabled students to commune, cook and take a break during their school day.

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October 3, 2019

The Disabled Student Cultural Center is seen on the second floor of Coffman Union on Tuesday, April 30. The center provides a place for disabled students to commune, cook and take a break during their...

Ph.D student Ryan Machtmes, president of the Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilties, poses for a portrait inside Coffman Union on Tuesday, May 30. Machtmes, who has low vision, is an advoate for other graduate students with disabilities.

[Photo] For students with disabilities, in-class accessibility goes beyond paperwork

May 2, 2019

Ph.D student Ryan Machtmes, president of the Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilties, poses for a portrait inside Coffman Union on Tuesday, May 30. Machtmes, who has low vision,...

Sophie O'Rourke poses for a portrait near the Mississippi River on Friday, April 19. O'Rourke, who has fibromyalgia and identifies as a person with an invisible disability, used the space to decompress after her summer job at Comstock Hall.

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May 2, 2019

Sophie O'Rourke poses for a portrait near the Mississippi River on Friday, April 19. O'Rourke, who has fibromyalgia and identifies as a person with an invisible disability, used the space to decompress...

Cole Anderson rests his hand on an automatic push plate so he can reach the sensor for his key fob on Thursday, April 18 inside his apartment building on West Bank. Anderson has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic, degenerative muscle disease, which makes lifting his arms difficult.

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May 2, 2019

Cole Anderson rests his hand on an automatic push plate so he can reach the sensor for his key fob on Thursday, April 18 inside his apartment building on West Bank. Anderson has Duchenne muscular dystrophy,...

Cole Anderson waits for the elevator in Mondale Hall on his commute to class. From his apartment building to his first class in Blegen Hall, Anderson must use seven elevators. He said reaching to press the elevator buttons makes his arms tired.

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May 2, 2019

Cole Anderson waits for the elevator in Mondale Hall on his commute to class. From his apartment building to his first class in Blegen Hall, Anderson must use seven elevators. He said reaching to press...

Cole Anderson travels down the ramp that leads to Blegen Hall on Thursday, April 18. He said the ramp is often filled with people walking, so he has to wait for his route to clear.

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May 2, 2019

Cole Anderson travels down the ramp that leads to Blegen Hall on Thursday, April 18. He said the ramp is often filled with people walking, so he has to wait for his route to clear.

Geography undergraduate student Cole Anderson poses for a portrait in the skyway between Blegen Hall and the Social Sciences Building on Thursday, April 18. Anderson's geography classes are in Blegen Hall and his advisor's office is in the Social Sciences Building, but he can't use the skyway because there aren't automated push plates to open the doors.

[Photo] Day-to-day life differs for those with disabilities at the University

April 29, 2019

Geography undergraduate student Cole Anderson poses for a portrait in the skyway between Blegen Hall and the Social Sciences Building on Thursday, April 18. Anderson's geography classes are in Blegen Hall...

Sophomore Sophie O'Rourke poses for a portrait near the Mississippi River on Friday, April 19. O'Rourke, who has fibromyalgia and identifies as a person with an invisible disability, used the space to decompress after her summer job at Comstock Hall.

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April 29, 2019

Sophomore Sophie O'Rourke poses for a portrait near the Mississippi River on Friday, April 19. O'Rourke, who has fibromyalgia and identifies as a person with an invisible disability, used the space to...

Sophomore Sophie O'Rourke poses for a portrait near the Mississippi River on Friday, April 19. O'Rourke, who has fibromyalgia and identifies as a person with an invisible disability, used the space to decompress after her summer job at Comstock Hall.

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April 29, 2019

Sophomore Sophie O'Rourke poses for a portrait near the Mississippi River on Friday, April 19. O'Rourke, who has fibromyalgia and identifies as a person with an invisible disability, used the space to...

The University's Student Rating of Teaching form, which students complete to evaluate their instructors at the end of each semester.

[Photo] Women faculty warn of bias in student evaluations

April 29, 2019

The University's Student Rating of Teaching form, which students complete to evaluate their instructors at the end of each semester.

The Students' Alliance for Cooperative Living, an 80-year-old student co-op house on University Avenue SE, is seen on Wednesday, April 24 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Bikes, kombucha and social justice: the co-op on frat row

April 25, 2019

The Students' Alliance for Cooperative Living, an 80-year-old student co-op house on University Avenue SE, is seen on Wednesday, April 24 in Minneapolis.

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Physics sophomore Kai Peterson dances with biology, society and environment junior Rachel Schwartz during ballroom dance practice at the University Recreation and Wellness Center. The two are members of the competition team, which won its second national championship in a row in early April.

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April 25, 2019

8:34 p.m. Physics sophomore Kai Peterson dances with biology, society and environment junior Rachel Schwartz during ballroom dance practice at the University Recreation and Wellness Center. The two are...

Forestry senior Houston Matanowski displays his personal mushroom collection on Wednesday, April 17 after his Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees class in Stakman Hall. Matanowski collected the fungi for an assignment in the class that requires students to find and preserve at least six fruiting bodies.

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April 25, 2019

Forestry senior Houston Matanowski displays his personal mushroom collection on Wednesday, April 17 after his Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees class in Stakman Hall. Matanowski collected the fungi for...

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Computer engineering junior Owen Hoffend leans into a song he composed as he plays on the piano at Coffman Union. Hoffend has been playing piano since fifth grade and comes to Coffman to practice as often as possible.

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April 25, 2019

9:44 p.m. Computer engineering junior Owen Hoffend leans into a song he composed as he plays on the piano at Coffman Union. Hoffend has been playing piano since fifth grade and comes to Coffman to practice...

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The full moon glows just before the night becomes the morning of April 21, 2019.

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April 25, 2019

11:59 p.m. The full moon glows just before the night becomes the morning of April 21, 2019.

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April 25, 2019

7:16 p.m. Tyler Thomas, whose larping fighter name is "Aurias," poses for a portrait in his medieval gear at Van Cleve Park.

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Akari Nanno, 7, giggles after missing the golf ball in the foreground as her little brother Haruki Nanno, 3, eyes his shot in the background at the driving range at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

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April 25, 2019

6:19 p.m. Akari Nanno, 7, giggles after missing the golf ball in the foreground as her little brother Haruki Nanno, 3, eyes his shot in the background at the driving range at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

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Passersby assess the damage from a vehicle crash early in the morning next to Pioneer Hall.

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April 25, 2019

9:39 a.m. Passersby assess the damage from a vehicle crash early in the morning next to Pioneer Hall.

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An anonymous student snores in the University Recreation and Wellness Center's indoor hammocks.

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April 25, 2019

8:47 a.m. An anonymous student snores in the University Recreation and Wellness Center's indoor hammocks.

8:25 a.m.
Finance senior Angela Harkman and alumnus Drew Harkman chat through their meal at Al's Breakfast. The siblings have been eating at the joint since Angela was in third grade.

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April 25, 2019

8:25 a.m. Finance senior Angela Harkman and alumnus Drew Harkman chat through their meal at Al's Breakfast. The siblings have been eating at the joint since Angela was in third grade.

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Two anonymous students wait for Hideaway to open so they can take advantage of the 4/20 holiday sales a day early.

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April 25, 2019

6:55 a.m. Two anonymous students wait for Hideaway to open so they can take advantage of the 4/20 holiday sales a day early.

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Earth sciences freshman James Symanski works out behind Pioneer Hall. He said he takes advantage of the space whenever it's nice out.

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April 25, 2019

9:34 a.m. Earth sciences freshman James Symanski works out behind Pioneer Hall. He said he takes advantage of the space whenever it's nice out.

Robert Blanchette, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 17 in his office in Stakman Hall on the St. Paul campus. Blanchette studies forest pathology and wood microbiology, which sparked an interest in mycology. His office is filled with a collection of preserved fungi.

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April 25, 2019

Robert Blanchette, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 17 in his office in Stakman Hall on the St. Paul campus. Blanchette studies forest pathology...

Robert Blanchette, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 17 in his office in Stakman Hall on the St. Paul campus. Blanchette studies forest pathology and wood microbiology, which sparked an interest in mycology. His office is filled with a collection of preserved fungi.

[Photo] 'Indiana Jones' of fungi helps save Egyptian artifacts

April 22, 2019

Robert Blanchette, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 17 in his office in Stakman Hall on the St. Paul campus. Blanchette studies forest pathology...

Professor Bob Blanchette interacts with students as they study wood and fungi samples after Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees class on Wednesday, April 17 in Stakman Hall.

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April 22, 2019

Professor Bob Blanchette interacts with students as they study wood and fungi samples after Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees class on Wednesday, April 17 in Stakman Hall.

Maria Tricas examines a specimen after Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees class on Wednesday, April 17 in Stakman Hall. Tricas is an agricultural engineer who came to the United States from Barcelona, Spain, to complete an internship program in Massachusetts and study at the University.

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April 22, 2019

Maria Tricas examines a specimen after Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees class on Wednesday, April 17 in Stakman Hall. Tricas is an agricultural engineer who came to the United States from Barcelona,...

Bob Blanchette's class on Wednesday, April 17 in Stakman Hall.

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April 22, 2019

Bob Blanchette's class on Wednesday, April 17 in Stakman Hall.

Fans cheer on Gopher volleyball on Dec. 1, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Gophers volleyball takes down Ohio State in five sets

November 2, 2019

Fans cheer on Gopher volleyball on Dec. 1, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis.

Urban and Regional Planning Master's student Kowsar Mohamed poses for a portrait outside Wilson Library on Tuesday, March 9. Mohamed grew up in Cedar-Riverside and hopes to help communities similar to it through her career in urban planning.

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November 2, 2019

Urban and Regional Planning Master's student Kowsar Mohamed poses for a portrait outside Wilson Library on Tuesday, March 9. Mohamed grew up in Cedar-Riverside and hopes to help communities similar to...

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Manager Saeed Bihi poses for a portrait at the center on Tuesday, March 9. Bihi is working to increase activities and programs for youth in the neighborhood in an effort to keep them off the streets.

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November 2, 2019

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Manager Saeed Bihi poses for a portrait at the center on Tuesday, March 9. Bihi is working to increase activities and programs for youth in the neighborhood in an effort...

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Manager Saeed Bihi poses for a portrait at the center on Tuesday, March 9. Bihi is working to increase activities and programs for youth in the neighborhood in an effort to keep them off the streets.

[Photo] In light of recent violence, Cedar-Riverside community weighs public safety solutions

April 11, 2019

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Manager Saeed Bihi poses for a portrait at the center on Tuesday, March 9. Bihi is working to increase activities and programs for youth in the neighborhood in an effort...

Urban and Regional Planning Master's student Kowsar Mohamed poses for a portrait outside Wilson Library on Tuesday, March 9. Mohamed grew up in Cedar-Riverside and hopes to help communities similar to it through her career in urban planning.

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April 11, 2019

Urban and Regional Planning Master's student Kowsar Mohamed poses for a portrait outside Wilson Library on Tuesday, March 9. Mohamed grew up in Cedar-Riverside and hopes to help communities similar to...

Final Four attendees ride the Ferris wheel on Nicollet Mall on Friday, April 5.

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April 11, 2019

Final Four attendees ride the Ferris wheel on Nicollet Mall on Friday, April 5.

Passersby eye the Mary Tyler Moore Statue on Friday, April 5 as they head toward the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall.

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April 11, 2019

Passersby eye the Mary Tyler Moore Statue on Friday, April 5 as they head toward the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall.

A mailbox is out of service on Nicollet Mall during the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall on Friday, April 5.

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April 11, 2019

A mailbox is out of service on Nicollet Mall during the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall on Friday, April 5.

Fans wait in line to ride the Ferris wheel on Nicollet Mall during the Tip-Off Tailgate on Friday, April 5.

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April 11, 2019

Fans wait in line to ride the Ferris wheel on Nicollet Mall during the Tip-Off Tailgate on Friday, April 5.

The bar at Sally's Saloon in Stadium Village anticipates the next play during the NCAA Final Four Championship game on Monday, April 8 in Minneapolis. Virginia beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.

[Photo] Virginia topples Texas Tech in overtime for national championship

April 9, 2019

The bar at Sally's Saloon in Stadium Village anticipates the next play during the NCAA Final Four Championship game on Monday, April 8 in Minneapolis. Virginia beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.

Political science sophomore Madeline McMaster celebrates as Virginia wins its first NCAA championship at Sally's Saloon on Monday, April 8. McMaster said she had been rooting for Virginia since March Madness started. 

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April 9, 2019

Political science sophomore Madeline McMaster celebrates as Virginia wins its first NCAA championship at Sally's Saloon on Monday, April 8. McMaster said she had been rooting for Virginia since March Madness...

Traymarah Scott, an off-duty Sally's Saloon employee and University of Minnesota student, screams for Texas Tech during the NCAA Final Four Championship game at the Stadium Village bar and eatery on Monday, April 8. Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.

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April 9, 2019

Traymarah Scott, an off-duty Sally's Saloon employee and University of Minnesota student, screams for Texas Tech during the NCAA Final Four Championship game at the Stadium Village bar and eatery on Monday,...

Early Eyes poses for a portrait in their Northeast Minneapolis backyard on Thursday, April 4.

[Photo] Early Eyes, big visions

April 11, 2019

Early Eyes poses for a portrait in their Northeast Minneapolis backyard on Thursday, April 4.