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Professor Terresa Moses poses for a portrait in front of student designs in McNeal Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11. Moses has helped organize a College of Design initiative to create space, policies and practices that support the inclusion and retention of BIPOC artists.

[Photo] The College of Design commits itself to anti-racism through a new initiative called Design Justice

Published November 29, 2021

Professor Terresa Moses poses for a portrait in front of student designs in McNeal Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11. Moses has helped organize a College of Design initiative to create space, policies and practices...

Goalie Jack LaFontaine blocks a shot from going into the goal at the Budweiser Events Center against the Minnesota State Mavericks. The Gophers lost at the Loveland Regional final, 4-0.

[Photo] Gophers men’s hockey’s special teams lift them in 2-0 win over Ohio State

Published November 13, 2021

Goalie Jack LaFontaine blocks a shot from going into the goal at the Budweiser Events Center against the Minnesota State Mavericks. The Gophers lost at the Loveland Regional final, 4-0.

Graduate Researcher Tariq Bastawisy transfers ground Moringa oleifera seeds to a flask to create a mask coating on Wednesday, Nov. 3. University of Minnesota researchers have been working on a mask coating that kills COVID-19.

[Photo] In fight against COVID-19, UMN researchers test DIY antiviral face mask coating made from tree seeds

Published November 5, 2021

Graduate Researcher Tariq Bastawisy transfers ground Moringa oleifera seeds to a flask to create a mask coating on Wednesday, Nov. 3. University of Minnesota researchers have been working on a mask coating...

Defenseman Ryan Johnson skates away from his opponent with the puck during the Gophers’ matchup against Notre Dame, Friday, Oct. 29. The Gophers won, 4-1.

[Photo] Gophers men’s hockey set for border battle against Wisconsin

Published November 5, 2021

Defenseman Ryan Johnson skates away from his opponent with the puck during the Gophers’ matchup against Notre Dame, Friday, Oct. 29. The Gophers won, 4-1.

Dayglow lead singer Sloan Struble performs in the band’s show at First Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Dayglow sold out their entire Harmony House tour.

[Photo] Dayglow brings ‘80s-esque indie-pop to Minneapolis

Published November 3, 2021

Dayglow lead singer Sloan Struble performs in the band’s show at First Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Dayglow sold out their entire Harmony House tour.

Poll workers assist a man in voting during the Minneapolis municipal election at the Brian Coyle Center, Tuesday, Nov. 2.

[Photo] Yes 4 Minneapolis charter amendment fails, rent control passes

Published November 2, 2021

Poll workers assist a man in voting during the Minneapolis municipal election at the Brian Coyle Center, Tuesday, Nov. 2.

A voter fills out their ballot at the Brian Coyle Neighborhood Center on Nov. 2.

[Photo] Voters head to the polls for Minneapolis elections

Published November 2, 2021

A voter fills out their ballot at the Brian Coyle Neighborhood Center on Nov. 2.

Junior Jack Perbix chases the puck down the ice in a game against the University of Notre Dame on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, Minn.

[Photo] Gophers men’s hockey sweeps Notre Dame with 3-2 win

Published October 30, 2021

Junior Jack Perbix chases the puck down the ice in a game against the University of Notre Dame on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, Minn.

Markiese Bucko Irving carries the ball down the field in a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

[Photo] Gophers running game powers 34-14 victory against Northwestern

Published October 30, 2021

Mar'kiese 'Bucko' Irving carries the ball down the field in a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Linebacker Conner Olson tugs at Bowling Green’s Dontrez Brown during the University of Minnesota’s game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the Falcons, 14-10.

[Photo] Redshirt-senior Conner Olson becomes the leader of Gophers’ veteran offensive line

Published October 28, 2021

Linebacker Conner Olson tugs at Bowling Green’s Dontrez Brown during the University of Minnesota’s game against Bowling Green at Huntington Bank Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 25. The Gophers fell to the...

UMN Professor Matt Carlson poses for a portrait with his new book, New After Trump, on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

[Photo] UMN professor Matt Carlson’s new book examines journalism after Trump

Published October 27, 2021

UMN Professor Matt Carlson poses for a portrait with his new book, "New After Trump," on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Students listened to a presentation during the Black Motivated Women meeting on Black Women in Media, Thursday, Oct. 14. The students discussed different ways they see Black women portrayed in cinema and music.

[Photo] Discourse about Misogynoir in Media takes center stage at the Black Motivated Women club

Published October 26, 2021

Students listened to a presentation during the Black Motivated Women meeting on Black Women in Media, Thursday, Oct. 14. The students discussed different ways they see Black women portrayed in cinema and...

Linebacker Jack Gibbens levels a hit on a Bowling Green University player during the 2021 Homecoming Game on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

[Photo] Senior linebacker Jack Gibbens leading defense in first season with Gophers football

Published October 20, 2021

Linebacker Jack Gibbens levels a hit on a Bowling Green University player during the 2021 Homecoming Game on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Located in Scott Hall, the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality Studies aims to unite students and faculty. The center, previously known as RIGS, recently added disability studies to their mission.

[Photo] Students and staff celebrate the new formation of the Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Center at the University of Minnesota

Published October 13, 2021

Located in Scott Hall, the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality Studies aims to unite students and faculty. The center, previously known as RIGS, recently added disability studies...

Photo of apples captured on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

[Photo] A&E Fall Produce Guide: Apples

Published October 9, 2021

Photo of apples captured on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Artist Allison Hunsley poses in front of the logo she painted for Forgotten Star Brewing Company on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Hunsley also painted a mural alongside the back wall of the brewery.

[Photo] Local artist Allison Hunsley finds professional success without a college degree

Published October 7, 2021

Artist Allison Hunsley poses in front of the logo she painted for Forgotten Star Brewing Company on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Hunsley also painted a mural alongside the back wall of the brewery.

The Voterpalooza event was held on the East Bank campus on Tuesday, Sept. 28.  Students met local politicians and registered to vote.

[Photo] Voterpalooza aims to boost student voter registration

Published October 6, 2021

The Voterpalooza event was held on the East Bank campus on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Students met local politicians and registered to vote.

Mayoral Candidate Kate Knuth sits outside of Northrop Auditorium for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Knuth attended the Minnesota Student Association’s annual Voterpalooza, an event aimed at getting students to register to vote.

[Photo] Q&A with Minneapolis mayoral candidate Kate Knuth

Published October 1, 2021

Mayoral Candidate Kate Knuth sits outside of Northrop Auditorium for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Knuth attended the Minnesota Student Association’s annual Voterpalooza, an event aimed at getting...

Rapper Tyla Yaweh performs for students outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Friday, Sept. 24. Student Unions and Activities hosted the concert in honor of Homecoming 2021.

[Photo] Rapper Tyla Yaweh performs for Homecoming 2021

Published October 1, 2021

Rapper Tyla Yaweh performs for students outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Friday, Sept. 24. Student Unions and Activities hosted the concert in honor of Homecoming 2021.

Michelle Zauner, lead singer of Japanese Breakfast, looks out into the crowd during the opening song of the band’s concert at First Avenue, Sunday, Sept. 19. The show is a part of the band’s 2021 Jubilee tour.

[Photo] Japanese Breakfast brings joyous sounds of “Jubilee” to Minneapolis

Published September 29, 2021

Michelle Zauner, lead singer of Japanese Breakfast, looks out into the crowd during the opening song of the band’s concert at First Avenue, Sunday, Sept. 19. The show is a part of the band’s 2021 Jubilee...

Pastor Doug Donley stands in front of one of the rain gardens outside of University Baptist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Church’s four rain gardens are estimated to filter through 133,000 gallons of rain water each year.

[Photo] Four rain gardens installed at University Baptist Church

Published September 24, 2021

Pastor Doug Donley stands in front of one of the rain gardens outside of University Baptist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Church’s four rain gardens are estimated to filter through 133,000 gallons of...

Seth Blum, lead guitarist of the band Yam Haus, looks out into the crowd during the band’s performance at The Fillmore, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Yam Haus, a Minneapolis-based band, opened the show for Blue October on their three-month U.S. tour, which began earlier this month.

[Photo] Yam Haus gets weird on a Wednesday

Published September 23, 2021

Seth Blum, lead guitarist of the band Yam Haus, looks out into the crowd during the band’s performance at The Fillmore, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Yam Haus, a Minneapolis-based band, opened the show for Blue...

Nice Ride Bikes sit at a bike rack on Pleasant St SE on the University of Minnesota’s campus, Sept. 9. Nice Ride is Minneapolis’ bike-sharing service, with over 3,000 bikes and 400 stations for renting a ride.

[Photo] Students earning financial aid eligible for $5 bike memberships

Published September 23, 2021

Nice Ride Bikes sit at a bike rack on Pleasant St SE on the University of Minnesota’s campus, Sept. 9. Nice Ride is Minneapolis’ bike-sharing service, with over 3,000 bikes and 400 stations for renting...

Hand in pocket, Phillip Lim walks down the runway at Golden Magazine’s fashion show at Aria, Thursday, Sept. 16. Golden Magazine’s show, titled “Golden Runway,” was apart of Fashion Week Minnesota.

[Photo] Review: Golden Magazine’s Golden Runway

Published September 21, 2021

Hand in pocket, Phillip Lim walks down the runway at Golden Magazine’s fashion show at Aria, Thursday, Sept. 16. Golden Magazine’s show, titled “Golden Runway,” was apart of Fashion Week Minnesota.

Ward 6 City Council candidate Abdirizak Bihi plays basketball against a boy at Currie Park on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Bihi has lived in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood for 24 years.

[Photo] Minneapolis Ward 6 candidate brings Cedar-Riverside connections to city council

Published September 15, 2021

Ward 6 City Council candidate Abdirizak Bihi plays basketball against a boy at Currie Park on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Bihi has lived in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood for 24 years.

Walter F. Mondale Hall on Friday, Sept. 10. The University of Minnesota’s Law School announced the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in Law in July 2020. The first recipient, Brandon Redmon, received the scholarship one year later in August 2021.

[Photo] UMN student named first recipient of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in Law

Published September 15, 2021

Walter F. Mondale Hall on Friday, Sept. 10. The University of Minnesota’s Law School announced the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in Law in July 2020. The first recipient, Brandon Redmon, received...

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members stand outside of their house tailgating prior to the Minnesota football game on  Saturday, Sept. 11. The 2021-22 school year has seen the revival of fraternities tailgating before football games.

[Photo] ‘Everything is electric now’: Gather round, Gophers — gameday is back

Published September 13, 2021

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members stand outside of their house tailgating prior to the Minnesota football game on Saturday, Sept. 11. The 2021-22 school year has seen the revival of fraternities tailgating...

Settling in the pocket, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

[Photo] Gophers escape second half Miami-Ohio onslaught with 31-26 win

Published September 11, 2021

Settling in the pocket, quarterback Tanner Morgan looks to pass the ball during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

Rain pouring down, running back Mohamed Ibrahim looks toward the sideline during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

[Photo] Gophers football’s Dylan Wright steps up in first game with the program

Published September 6, 2021

Rain pouring down, running back Mohamed Ibrahim looks toward the sideline during the Minnesota football game against Ohio State University, Thursday, Sept. 2. The Gophers lost to the Buckeyes, 45-31.

Attempted robbery near 13th and University

Attempted robbery near 13th and University

Published April 25, 2021
The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating the incident.
National Guard and law enforcement officers form a perimeter around the Minnesota State Capitol on May 31, 2020.

Although proven dangerous, police have continued use of less-lethal projectiles against protesters

Published April 25, 2021
A recent University of Minnesota study shows that the use of less-lethal projectiles can violate United Nations guidelines.
A cheer broke out among the hundreds of people gathered outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after it was announced that former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, April 20. The crowd then marched several blocks downtown.

[Photo] Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Published April 21, 2021

A cheer broke out among the hundreds of people gathered outside of the Hennepin County Government Center after it was announced that former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of...

Student organizers offered protesters signs reading, Convict Killer Cops, during a protest on Saturday, April 17. The protest, organized by the Black Student Union and Students for a Democratic Society, was in response to the deployment of UMPD officers to Brooklyn Center.

[Photo] Students march in protest of UMPD involvement in West Command Task Force

Published April 19, 2021

Student organizers offered protesters signs reading, "Convict Killer Cops," during a protest on Saturday, April 17. The protest, organized by the Black Student Union and Students for a Democratic Society,...

Students to Board of Regents: Withdraw UMPD from Brooklyn Center protests

Students to Board of Regents: Withdraw UMPD from Brooklyn Center protests

Published April 18, 2021
A listening session hosted by the Minnesota Student Association with the Board of Regents gave students the opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the West Command Task Force.
Following the police killing of 20 year old Daunte Wright, protests formed outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department and Kenyan Community SDA Church on Monday, April 12. Heavily armed officers stood anticipating the 7 p.m. curfew.

Brooklyn Center protests erupt in flash-bangs and fireworks past curfew Monday

Published April 14, 2021
The timing of Wright’s death, community leaders said, is not lost on Minneapolis and the surrounding cities, as many of the same messages from last summer’s protests rang out over megaphones.
Following the police killing of 20 year old Daunte Wright, protests formed outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department and Kenyan Community SDA Church on Monday, April 12.

What we know about the police killing of Daunte Wright so far

Published April 14, 2021
After Wright was shot in the chest, he attempted to drive away and crashed after several blocks. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

[Photo] Gophers men’s hockey falls to Minnesota State in regional final

Published March 29, 2021

Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Robbery reported at Phillips Wangensteen building late Sunday night

Robbery reported at Phillips Wangensteen building late Sunday night

Published March 28, 2021
The suspect wore a ski mask and threatened two victims with a handgun.
Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

[Photo] Gophers hockey seeded third overall, first in regional bracket for NCAA tournament

Published March 22, 2021

Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Gophers defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

[Photo] Sampo Ranta scores in overtime to send Gophers men’s hockey to Big Ten semifinal

Published March 16, 2021

Gophers defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Body cameras sit in a charging cradle.

Regents hold public forum on body cameras for UMPD

Published March 13, 2021
At the forum, students vocalized their thoughts on the potential for body cameras, a suggestion from Dr. Cedric Alexander’s report.
UMN College of Liberal Arts commencement will be online again

UMN College of Liberal Arts commencement will be online again

Published March 11, 2021
Given state restrictions on gatherings, Dean John Coleman said it is “not feasible” to host the commencement in person.
Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

[Photo] Gophers men’s hockey four-game win streak snapped in Friday loss to Michigan

Published March 7, 2021

Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Robbery reported on West Bank

Robbery reported on West Bank

Published February 21, 2021
A SAFE-U alert reported a robbery in the area on Sunday evening.
The University of Minnesota police department is looking to hire students to help fill gaps in security staffing for Super Bowl events on campus.

UMN neighborhoods see crime increase compared to beginning of 2020

Published February 20, 2021
The Marcy-Holmes, Como, Prospect Park and Cedar Riverside neighborhoods have all seen property and violent crimes over the last month.
Student Affairs Vice President Calvin Phillips poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of university of Minnesota Relations.

Dr. Calvin Phillips joins University’s senior administrative team

Published January 25, 2021
Phillips will serve as vice president for student affairs and dean of students beginning on March 1 pending Board of Regents approval.
UMN launching collaborative veterinary program with SDSU

UMN launching collaborative veterinary program with SDSU

Published December 16, 2020
A collaboration between the University and South Dakota State University aims to address a growing demand for veterinarians.
Colleen Manchester poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Development Office.

University faculty report high levels of burnout during pandemic

Published December 4, 2020
Nearly 20% of faculty at the University have reported a high level of burnout following the start of the pandemic, according to a faculty study.