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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

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.

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

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

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

October 5, 2020

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

Freshmen pre-architecture majors Nathan Manske and Lanie Hei taste free samples of non-dairy soy ice cream sandwiches on at the Twin Cities Veg Fest on October 26, 2013 at Coffman Union.

[Photo] U alum who pioneered Twin Cities Veg Fest hopes to tackle animal rights policy

October 27, 2016

Freshmen pre-architecture majors Nathan Manske and Lanie Hei taste free samples of non-dairy soy ice cream sandwiches on at the Twin Cities Veg Fest on October 26, 2013 at Coffman Union.

Minnesota junior Kyler Van Swol competes in the 200-yard butterfly against Wisconsin Oct. 26, 2012 at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Minnesota sweeps weekend in Indiana

February 3, 2014

Minnesota junior Kyler Van Swol competes in the 200-yard butterfly against Wisconsin Oct. 26, 2012 at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesota forward Oto Osenieks guards North Florida forward Charles McRoy on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Osenieks engaged on, off the court

January 29, 2014

Minnesota forward Oto Osenieks guards North Florida forward Charles McRoy on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Williams Arena.

A spicy jambalaya with Andouille sausages.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Sausage fest

December 5, 2013

A spicy jambalaya with Andouille sausages.

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham looks to pass against Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Banham catches fire in paradise

December 2, 2013

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham looks to pass against Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Williams Arena.

A whole roasted chicken stuffed with vegetables.

[Photo] College Kitchen: College chicken

November 27, 2013

A whole roasted chicken stuffed with vegetables.

Minnesota senior Laura Docherty finishes behind North Carolina State's Joanna Thompson in the women's Division I Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 28 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

[Photo] Minnesota ends year with 20th-place finish

November 25, 2013

Minnesota senior Laura Docherty finishes behind North Carolina State's Joanna Thompson in the women's Division I Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 28 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Minnesota guard Malik Smith looks for a pass in the game against Montana on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota stumbles at Nebraska

January 27, 2014

Minnesota guard Malik Smith looks for a pass in the game against Montana on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Malik Smith looks for a pass in the game against Montana on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Gophers fall to Michigan State in overtime

January 11, 2014

Minnesota guard Malik Smith looks for a pass in the game against Montana on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Malik Smith looks for a pass in the game against Montana on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Smith embraces role with Gophers

November 19, 2013

Minnesota guard Malik Smith looks for a pass in the game against Montana on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Williams Arena.

University of North Dakota women's hockey players celebrate after snapping the University of Minnesota women's hockey team's 62-game winning streak.

[Photo] After 62 wins, Gophers fall to North Dakota

November 18, 2013

University of North Dakota women's hockey players celebrate after snapping the University of Minnesota women's hockey team's 62-game winning streak.

Minnesota guard Maverick Ahanmisi drives the ball against Montana on Tuesday at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota cruises to 84-58 win over Montana

November 13, 2013

Minnesota guard Maverick Ahanmisi drives the ball against Montana on Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Minnesota's Christian Isackson, Travis Boyd, Seth Ambroz, Sam Warning, Ben Marshall and Kyle Rau on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. All six players are juniors on the Gophers men's hockey team and live in a house together.

[Photo] Gophers’ juniors together on and off ice

November 6, 2013

Minnesota's Christian Isackson, Travis Boyd, Seth Ambroz, Sam Warning, Ben Marshall and Kyle Rau on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. All six players are juniors on the Gophers men's hockey team and live in...

Minnesota defenseman Brady Skjei pushes Elliott Harding, a member of the Minnesota Special Hockey team Stingers, around the rink on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. The Hendrinkson Foundation worked with the University to join the men's hockey team with local sled hockey and special hockey teams.

[Photo] Minnesota uses bye to give back

November 4, 2013

Minnesota defenseman Brady Skjei pushes Elliott Harding, a member of the Minnesota Special Hockey team Stingers, around the rink on Saturday at Mariucci Arena. The Hendrinkson Foundation worked with the...

Freshmen pre-architecture majors Nathan Manske and Lanie Hei taste free samples of non-dairy soy ice cream sandwiches on Saturday at Coffman Union.

[Photo] Veg Fest breaks down misconceptions

October 28, 2013

Freshmen pre-architecture majors Nathan Manske and Lanie Hei taste free samples of non-dairy soy ice cream sandwiches on Saturday at Coffman Union.

A simple pulled pork taco with homemade salsa.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Braising hell

October 24, 2013

A simple pulled pork taco with homemade salsa.

A simple stromboli can provide delicious sandwiches for the week and can be filled with various ingredients.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Naked lunch

October 17, 2013

A simple stromboli can provide delicious sandwiches for the week and can be filled with various ingredients.

University post-doctoral researcher Jeremy Yoder speaks about LGBTQ identity in STEM careers on Tuesday at Jackson Hall.

[Photo] LGBT scientists find varying acceptance in academia, industry

October 17, 2013

University post-doctoral researcher Jeremy Yoder speaks about LGBTQ identity in STEM careers on Tuesday at Jackson Hall.

Minnesota sophomore goalie Amanda Leveille lunges to protect the goal against Wisconsin on Saturday at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Women survive first test of season, sweep Wisconsin

October 14, 2013

Minnesota sophomore goalie Amanda Leveille lunges to protect the goal against Wisconsin on Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota senior Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard freestyle on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Women dominate, men fall to ranked Florida

October 14, 2013

Minnesota senior Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard freestyle on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.

Ross Orenstein and Skyler Nowinski rehearse for

[Photo] Sibyl Kempson’s “Ich, Kürbisgeist” to open at Red Eye Theater

October 10, 2013

Ross Orenstein and Skyler Nowinski rehearse for "Ich Kurbisgeist," an agricultural vengeance play for Halloween on Friday at the Red Eye Theater.

Minnesota senior Rachel Drake runs in the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Drake was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship.

[Photo] Drake nominated for Rhodes Scholarship

October 9, 2013

Minnesota senior Rachel Drake runs in the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Drake was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship.

ForestEthics protesters Sen Holiday, left, and Carrie Feldman hang off a banner attached to the Washington Avenue Bridge in protest to 3M's environmental practices on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

[Photo] Activists hang out to protest 3M

October 8, 2013

ForestEthics protesters Sen Holiday, left, and Carrie Feldman hang off a banner attached to the Washington Avenue Bridge in protest to 3M's environmental practices on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Junior chemical engineering major Joe Amato practices at the Baseline Tennis Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The facility generated a total of $595,000 in rental income for the athletics department this year, more than any University athletic facility.

[Photo] Baseline Tennis Center brings in rental revenue

October 8, 2013

Junior chemical engineering major Joe Amato practices at the Baseline Tennis Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The facility generated a total of $595,000 in rental income for the athletics department this...

Minnesota senior Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard freestyle against Arizona State on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center. Toomey finished second behind teammate freshman Daryl Turner.

[Photo] First competition of season ends with sweeps

October 7, 2013

Minnesota senior Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard freestyle against Arizona State on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center. Toomey finished second behind teammate freshman Daryl Turner.

Sami Pfeffer and Martha Brummitt paddle on the Mississippi River into Boom Island Park on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Pfeffer and Brummit, part of the Paddle Forward team, will be paddling down the Mississippi River from Itasca, Minn. to New Orleans, La. while creating a documentary about watershed communities.

[Photo] For film, alumnae travel the river

October 7, 2013

Sami Pfeffer and Martha Brummitt paddle on the Mississippi River into Boom Island Park on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Pfeffer and Brummit, part of the Paddle Forward team, will be paddling down the Mississippi...

Minnesota senior John Simons outruns Brigham Young University's Jason Witt at the finish of the men's Division I Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Simons finished in 6th place.

[Photo] Women take fourth place at Griak

September 30, 2013

Minnesota senior John Simons outruns Brigham Young University's Jason Witt at the finish of the men's Division I Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Simons finished in 6th place....

Participants start the Big Gay Race 5K under the Central Avenue bridge on the St. Anthony Main Street on Saturday.

[Photo] After honeymoon, marriage fight still running

September 30, 2013

Participants start the Big Gay Race 5K under the Central Avenue bridge on the St. Anthony Main Street on Saturday.

Minnesota wide receiver KJ Maye avoids a tackle from San Jose State cornerback Bene Benwikere on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Maye emerges as legit offensive threat

September 24, 2013

Minnesota wide receiver KJ Maye avoids a tackle from San Jose State cornerback Bene Benwikere on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium.

A simple pan-seared pork chop with a salad on the side.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Learn how to cook meat safely

September 19, 2013

A simple pan-seared pork chop with a salad on the side.

Sun Mee Chomet rehearses for

[Photo] How to be a storyteller

September 19, 2013

Sun Mee Chomet rehearses for "How to Be a Korean Woman," a one-woman show written by Chomet in front of the Dowling Studio Theater at the Guthrie Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Fotis Sotiropoulos, civil engineering professor and director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory,
examines models of the marine and hydrokinetic turbine outside the laboratory Monday with assistant civil engineering professor Michele Guala.

[Photo] U researchers work on NY power

September 18, 2013

Fotis Sotiropoulos, civil engineering professor and director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, examines models of the marine and hydrokinetic turbine outside the laboratory Monday with assistant civil...

Dorian McCoy wipes down counters at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Stadium Village on Friday.

[Photo] Restaurants, city crack the food code

September 18, 2013

Dorian McCoy wipes down counters at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Stadium Village on Friday.

Students cheer for the Gophers against West Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 18, 2013

Students cheer for the Gophers against West Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner looks up after losing the ball against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 18, 2013

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner looks up after losing the ball against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota defensive back Damarius Travis fights for the football against Western Illinois running back Nikko Watson on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 18, 2013

Minnesota defensive back Damarius Travis fights for the football against Western Illinois running back Nikko Watson on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota running back Williams Rodrick Jr. runs and scores a touchdown against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 18, 2013

Minnesota running back Williams Rodrick Jr. runs and scores a touchdown against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Western Illinois wide receiver Lance Lenoir Jr falls after being tackled by the Minnesota gophers on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 18, 2013

Western Illinois wide receiver Lance Lenoir Jr falls after being tackled by the Minnesota gophers on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota defensive back Antonio Johnson tackles Western Illinois defensive back Antoine Ford on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 18, 2013

Minnesota defensive back Antonio Johnson tackles Western Illinois defensive back Antoine Ford on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota running back Williams Rodrick Jr. runs and scores a touchdown against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers beat Western Illinois 29-12

September 14, 2013

Minnesota running back Williams Rodrick Jr. runs and scores a touchdown against Western Illinois on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Sophomore Maggie O'Malley shows her bid card to junior Anna Barton at Bid Day on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] High greek fees deter some

September 12, 2013

Sophomore Maggie O'Malley shows her bid card to junior Anna Barton at Bid Day on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

General Counsel William Donohue at the McNamara Alumni Center Office of the General Counsel on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Donohue replaced Mark Rotenberg, who stepped down this summer after more than 20 years in the position.

[Photo] U’s general counsel spot still in flux

September 11, 2013

General Counsel William Donohue at the McNamara Alumni Center Office of the General Counsel on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Donohue replaced Mark Rotenberg, who stepped down this summer after more than 20 years...

Assistant city clerk Grace Wachlarowicz explains the voting process to Minneapolis Ward two city council member Cam Gordon at a mock election hosted at City Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The mock election let voters try out ranked-choice voting.

[Photo] Mayoral race will test ranked-choice voting

September 9, 2013

Assistant city clerk Grace Wachlarowicz explains the voting process to Minneapolis Ward two city council member Cam Gordon at a mock election hosted at City Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The mock election...

Continuing education student Stefan Gherghelegiu browses through books Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Book House in Dinkytown.

[Photo] Longtime Dinkytown shop finds new home

May 8, 2013

Continuing education student Stefan Gherghelegiu browses through books Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Book House in Dinkytown.

Kim Oglesby, from Hudson, Wisc., leads the horse Elderberry through the labyrinth constructed on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Leatherdale Equine Center. The

[Photo] Finding balance, peace with horses

May 6, 2013

Kim Oglesby, from Hudson, Wisc., leads the horse Elderberry through the labyrinth constructed on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Leatherdale Equine Center. The "Equusnimity" workshop, led by the Minnesota...

Minnesota rower Becky Kinchen at the Boathouse on Monday, April 29, 2013. Kinchen, a mechanical engineering major, will start a job at Boeing in the summer.

[Photo] Senior to move from boats to planes

May 2, 2013

Minnesota rower Becky Kinchen at the Boathouse on Monday, April 29, 2013. Kinchen, a mechanical engineering major, will start a job at Boeing in the summer.

A sweet rhubarb cake with fresh rhubarbs, cake batter, and a crumb topping bottom.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Rhubarbarians

May 2, 2013

A sweet rhubarb cake with fresh rhubarbs, cake batter, and a crumb topping bottom.

Minneapolis Ward two city council member Cam Gordon on Monday, April 22, 2013, at City Hall. Gordon is up for re-election in Ward 2.

[Photo] Unopposed, Gordon has ‘time to plan’

April 24, 2013

Minneapolis Ward two city council member Cam Gordon on Monday, April 22, 2013, at City Hall. Gordon is up for re-election in Ward 2.

A simple smoothie with peach, yogurt, and honey topped with a dash of cardamom.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Minnesota bites

April 18, 2013

A simple smoothie with peach, yogurt, and honey topped with a dash of cardamom.

Journalism freshman Olivia Kurtz works out on an elliptical machine at the University Recreation Center.

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April 18, 2013

Journalism freshman Olivia Kurtz works out on an elliptical machine at the University Recreation Center.

University employee Amy Palmer has her dog Finnegan examined by General Practice Clinician Kristi Flynn at the Veterinary Medical Center on St. Paul Campus.

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April 18, 2013

University employee Amy Palmer has her dog Finnegan examined by General Practice Clinician Kristi Flynn at the Veterinary Medical Center on St. Paul Campus.

Thesis candidate Amber Sausen sketches swans at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

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April 18, 2013

Thesis candidate Amber Sausen sketches swans at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Economics junior Ruzaini Mohamad, neuroscience junior Eza Kadir, and economics sophomore Solhi Musa socialize at the Walter Library.

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April 18, 2013

Economics junior Ruzaini Mohamad, neuroscience junior Eza Kadir, and economics sophomore Solhi Musa socialize at the Walter Library.

A cat munches on snacks at the Dairy Cattle Teaching & Research Facility on St. Paul Campus.

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April 18, 2013

A cat munches on snacks at the Dairy Cattle Teaching & Research Facility on St. Paul Campus.

Sheep move around in a feeding barn on the St. Paul Campus.

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April 18, 2013

Sheep move around in a feeding barn on the St. Paul Campus.

Global Studies junior Grayson Carr stands in line for Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. Carr was the first customer in line before the restaurant opened.

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April 18, 2013

Global Studies junior Grayson Carr stands in line for Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. Carr was the first customer in line before the restaurant opened.

A simple Vietnamese cucumber salad combines fresh herbs with crispy fried shallots.

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April 18, 2013

A simple Vietnamese cucumber salad combines fresh herbs with crispy fried shallots.

Jack Stransky shelves books on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Midway Used and Rare Books in St. Paul. Stransky worked at the store along with his parents/

[Photo] Your Guide to St. Paul Used Book Shopping

April 11, 2013

Jack Stransky shelves books on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Midway Used and Rare Books in St. Paul. Stransky worked at the store along with his parents/

Fulton Brewery staff member Justin Janicki serves beer to customers Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Fulton Brewery Tap Room in Minneapolis.

[Photo] In push for looser laws, local breweries unite

April 9, 2013

Fulton Brewery staff member Justin Janicki serves beer to customers Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Fulton Brewery Tap Room in Minneapolis.

Architecture senior Alice Yonke and phD student Joey Reid paint with watercolors on sheets on paper on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Institute on the Environment in St. Paul. Yonke encouraged students to paint their representation of sustainability.

[Photo] Sustainability symposium features art

April 8, 2013

Architecture senior Alice Yonke and phD student Joey Reid paint with watercolors on sheets on paper on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Institute on the Environment in St. Paul. Yonke encouraged students...

Shannon Wettstein and Patti Cudd of Zeitgeist rehearses

[Photo] Quartet brings ‘early music’ to life

April 4, 2013

Shannon Wettstein and Patti Cudd of Zeitgeist rehearses "Mikrophonie" on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Studio Z in St. Paul. A sound collage created with a variety of tools, the piece is centered around one...

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[Photo] Review: Hello Pizza

April 4, 2013

The "Hello Rita" pizza at Hello Pizza in Edina, Minn. This restaurant is the second pizza store owned by Ann Kim, the owner of Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis.

Erin Rupp, co-founder of the Beez Kneez.

[Photo] Company bikes honey to local residents, shops

March 25, 2013

Erin Rupp, co-founder of the Beez Kneez.

A traditional Irish boiled dinner of corned beef, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Luck of the Irish

March 14, 2013

A traditional Irish boiled dinner of corned beef, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.

Seniors Jacob Achen and Kyle Mathews rub a brown sugar cure on hams at the Meat Lab on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Andrew Boss Laboratory/Meat Science building.

[Photo] Beefing up cattle counts

March 14, 2013

Seniors Jacob Achen and Kyle Mathews rub a brown sugar cure on hams at the Meat Lab on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Andrew Boss Laboratory/Meat Science building.

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[Photo] Of dolls and donuts

March 7, 2013

The "Chart Topper" doughnut covered with peanut butter and spicy Sriracha sauce at Glam Doll Donuts on Eat Street in Minneapolis.

Former Gophers defensive back Michael Carter measures his jump during Pro Day on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. Several players from the Gophers' 2012 football team went through a series of drills and measurements in front of NFL scouts.

[Photo] Gray headlines Pro Day class

March 5, 2013

Former Gophers defensive back Michael Carter measures his jump during Pro Day on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. Several players from the Gophers' 2012 football team went...

Juniors Eshaan Rao and Lex Moulopoulos dance at the 12-hour Dance Marathon on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the McNamara Alumni Center. The event raised money for One Heartland and the Amplatz Children's Hospital.

[Photo] Dance Marathon grows in 3rd year

March 4, 2013

Juniors Eshaan Rao and Lex Moulopoulos dance at the 12-hour Dance Marathon on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the McNamara Alumni Center. The event raised money for One Heartland and the Amplatz Children's...

Instructor Ed Stern teaches dance steps to the Beginning International Folk Dance class on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis. Stern teaches ethnic dances from all around the world.

[Photo] Folkin’ Around

February 28, 2013

Instructor Ed Stern teaches dance steps to the Beginning International Folk Dance class on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis. Stern teaches ethnic dances from all around...

A simple tiramisu with chocolate shavings on top and strawberries on the side.

[Photo] College Kitchen: coffee break

February 28, 2013

A simple tiramisu with chocolate shavings on top and strawberries on the side.

Minnesota-Morris junior Matt Fredericks meets with Rep. Jay McNamer at the State Office Building on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in St. Paul. Students across Minnesota joined Fredericks on the Energy Lobby Day and met with legislatures about renewable energy policies.

[Photo] U students lobby for clean energy

February 26, 2013

Minnesota-Morris junior Matt Fredericks meets with Rep. Jay McNamer at the State Office Building on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in St. Paul. Students across Minnesota joined Fredericks on the Energy Lobby Day...

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham looks to pass against Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Gophers can’t finish Purdue as Banham struggles in second half

February 25, 2013

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham looks to pass against Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Rapper Xavier Marquis performs with Gabrielle Samone and Corey Lawson on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. Marquis said this may be his last performance as a rapper before switching to indie-rock.

[Photo] Marquis man

February 21, 2013

Rapper Xavier Marquis performs with Gabrielle Samone and Corey Lawson on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. Marquis said this may be his last performance as a rapper...

Minnesota defender Mira Jalosuo passes the puck against Bemidji State on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Ridder Arena. Jalosuo scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday.

[Photo] Gophers’ winning streak survives unlikely scare

February 18, 2013

Minnesota defender Mira Jalosuo passes the puck against Bemidji State on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Ridder Arena. Jalosuo scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday.

Minnesota forward Michaëlla Riché shoots against Northwestern on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Season continues to slip with upset loss at home

February 18, 2013

Minnesota forward Michaëlla Riché shoots against Northwestern on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Members of Ghostbridge Theatre warm up before rehearsing their play

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February 18, 2013

Members of Ghostbridge Theatre warm up before rehearsing their play "Four Actors in Search of a Moment" on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Fallout Arts Initiative co-op space in Minneapolis. The production...

For a fun Valentine's Day treat, you can twist challah dough into hearts and treat your loved ones with delicious bread.

[Photo] College Kitchen: sweets for your sweetie

February 14, 2013

For a fun Valentine's Day treat, you can twist challah dough into hearts and treat your loved ones with delicious bread.

Minnesota's Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard breaststroke during the Minnesota Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Toomey, Herrild star as Gophers dominate Minnesota Challenge, prepare for Big Ten meet

February 11, 2013

Minnesota's Derek Toomey swims in the men's 100-yard breaststroke during the Minnesota Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesota center Elliott Eliason takes a rebound away from Illinois forward Nnanna Egwu on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Skid continues with blown lead at home

February 11, 2013

Minnesota center Elliott Eliason takes a rebound away from Illinois forward Nnanna Egwu on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Senior Jaekook Lee and University sign language interpreter Melissa Lund act out case studies during a 40-hour volunteer training session at the Aurora Center on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Scott Hall. This year, the Aurora Center trained a record-high 45 new volunteers.

[Photo] Volunteers train for the Aurora Center

February 11, 2013

Senior Jaekook Lee and University sign language interpreter Melissa Lund act out case studies during a 40-hour volunteer training session at the Aurora Center on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Scott Hall. This...

President Barack Obama speaks for tighter gun control on Feb. 4, 2013, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

[Photo] Obama brings gun law platform to Minneapolis

February 5, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks for tighter gun control on Feb. 4, 2013, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

President Barack Obama speaks for more gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

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February 5, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks for more gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

President Barack Obama speaks for more gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

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February 5, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks for more gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

President Barack Obama speaks for more gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

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February 5, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks for more gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

After his speech for more gun control, President Barack Obama greets members of law regulation on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

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February 5, 2013

After his speech for more gun control, President Barack Obama greets members of law regulation on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel takes the puck against Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Gophers clinch fastest-ever WCHA title

February 4, 2013

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel takes the puck against Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ridder Arena.

Chris Tastad, right, shakes hands with State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, after a meeting at the Minnesota State Office Building on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in St. Paul.

[Photo] Three students vie for open Board of Regents seat

January 31, 2013

Chris Tastad, right, shakes hands with State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, after a meeting at the Minnesota State Office Building on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in St. Paul.

This sugary blueberry lemon soup is an ideal hot soup for skiers and is filled with spices.

[Photo] College kitchen: strange soups

January 31, 2013

This sugary blueberry lemon soup is an ideal hot soup for skiers and is filled with spices.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) shoots a goal in against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) shoots a goal in against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota center Eliott Eliason (55) grabs the ball against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Minnesota center Eliott Eliason (55) grabs the ball against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith talks to the referee at the game against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith talks to the referee at the game against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Julian Welch (00) dribbles past Nebraska guard Shavon Shields on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Minnesota guard Julian Welch (00) dribbles past Nebraska guard Shavon Shields on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel scores a layup against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel scores a layup against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Nebraska guard Dylan Talley searches for a teammate to pass to against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Nebraska guard Dylan Talley searches for a teammate to pass to against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) passes Nebraska guard Dylan Talley and heads toward the hoop on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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January 31, 2013

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) passes Nebraska guard Dylan Talley and heads toward the hoop on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.