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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...

Hairstylist Adam Livermore demos the elastic thread hair style technique on Haus Manager Katie Dalager at the Haus Salon in the North Loop of Minneapolis on Sunday.

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Hairstylist Adam Livermore demos the elastic thread hair style technique on Haus Manager Katie Dalager at the Haus Salon in the North Loop of Minneapolis on Sunday.

Black Lives Matter supporter Judy Candell holds up a homemade sign in support of Philando Castile at a rally in Loring Park on Saturday.

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Black Lives Matter supporter Judy Candell holds up a homemade sign in support of Philando Castile at a rally in Loring Park on Saturday.

Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, speaks at a rally in support of Philando Castile at Loring Park on Saturday.

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Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, speaks at a rally in support of Philando Castile at Loring Park on Saturday.

University student Kendall Kent applies makeup before the matinee show, Under the Gaslight, at the Minnesota Centennial Show Boat at Harriet Island on Thursday.

[Photo] U actors reflect on Showboat experience

Published August 29, 2016

University student Kendall Kent applies makeup before the matinee show, "Under the Gaslight," at the Minnesota Centennial Show Boat at Harriet Island on Thursday.

Under the Gaslight is the last series of performances the Minnesota Centennial Show Boat will host.

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"Under the Gaslight" is the last series of performances the Minnesota Centennial Show Boat will host.

Adam Livermore is a freelance hairstylist for celebrities in New York and an educator for Oribe. His career took off after he attended beauty school at Aveda in Minneapolis and was approached by famous hairstylist Oribe Canales to accompany him to Paris Fashion Week.

[Photo] Q&A: Adam Livermore

Published August 26, 2016

Adam Livermore is a freelance hairstylist for celebrities in New York and an educator for Oribe. His career took off after he attended beauty school at Aveda in Minneapolis and was approached by famous...

Wise Acre Eaterys Shades of Asia salad with blueberry aronia, paired with rhubarb basil soda.

[Photo] At Twin Cities' farm-to-table eateries, seasonal Midwest produce reigns

Published July 27, 2016

Wise Acre Eatery's "Shades of Asia" salad with blueberry aronia, paired with rhubarb basil soda.

Drummer Seth Tracy, base player Bree Meyer and vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Warden of the band Ego Death pose for a portrait on July 24. Ego Death has been playing together for two years and is working on a new album.

[Photo] Rock group Ego Death prepares for new album, apocalypse

Published July 27, 2016

Drummer Seth Tracy, base player Bree Meyer and vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Warden of the band Ego Death pose for a portrait on July 24. Ego Death has been playing together for two years and is working...

Minneapolis City Clerk, Casey Carl, tells the Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee that Communities United Against Police Brutality obtained the set amount of signatures to put the requirement of Professional Liability Insurance on the upcoming ballot at the Minneapolis City Council on July 11.

[Photo] Police accountability petition advances

Published July 13, 2016

Minneapolis City Clerk, Casey Carl, tells the Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee that Communities United Against Police Brutality obtained the set amount of signatures to put the requirement...

President of the Minneapolis NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to a large crowd at a rally in support of Philando Castile at Loring Park on July 9.

[Photo] In Loring Park, protesters rally for justice in fatal shooting of Philando Castile

Published July 9, 2016

President of the Minneapolis NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to a large crowd at a rally in support of Philando Castile at Loring Park on July 9.

Devonne Mayweather, right, embraces Wesley Martin at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on June 6. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and other supporters joined Martin, who was shot by Allen Lance Scarsella last November during protests at the 4th Precinct, before attending the bail hearing for Scarsella.

[Photo] Bail hearing for Black Lives Matter shooter draws controversy

Published July 7, 2016

Devonne Mayweather, right, embraces Wesley Martin at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on June 6. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and other supporters joined Martin, who was shot by Allen...

Matthew Stoffel plays on a public piano outside of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis after the Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26. Stoffel has been playing piano since he was 3 years old.

[Photo] Keys hit the city streets

Published June 29, 2016

Matthew Stoffel plays on a public piano outside of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis after the Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26. Stoffel has been playing piano since he was 3 years...

John Kari from Prospect Park 2020 leads a tour in Prospect Park for members and supporters of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative on June 17.

[Photo] Green Line expansion report released

Published June 22, 2016

John Kari from Prospect Park 2020 leads a tour in Prospect Park for members and supporters of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative on June 17.

John Kari from Prospect Park 2020 leads a tour in Prospect Park for members and supporters of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative on June 17.

[Photo] Green Line collaboration wraps up work

Published June 17, 2016

John Kari from Prospect Park 2020 leads a tour in Prospect Park for members and supporters of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative on June 17.

Senior Sean Donnelly is competing in the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship for hammer throw. Donnelly tossed the hammer 74.35 meters at the Baldy Castillo Invitational this season, which is reported as the ninth farthest throw in the world.

[Photo] Donnelly makes Division I debut in Championships

Published June 8, 2016

Senior Sean Donnelly is competing in the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship for hammer throw. Donnelly tossed the hammer 74.35 meters at the Baldy Castillo Invitational this season, which is...

Sophomore Alex Winchell created the online game Politics & War when he was in high school. Winchell continues to update and make a profit from the program during his time at the University.

[Photo] U student coins lucrative online game

Published June 1, 2016

Sophomore Alex Winchell created the online game Politics & War when he was in high school. Winchell continues to update and make a profit from the program during his time at the University.

University surgeons to test first bionic eye

Published December 10, 2014

University of Minnesota surgeons are looking for a legally blind person willing to try a new procedure that could allow them to see light. The University announced last week that the surgeons are going...

Calorie info gets spotlight

Published December 9, 2014

When a Cold Stone Creamery customer orders the “Gotta Have It” size of a PB&C shake, they’re handed nearly 2,000 calories in a cup — about the suggested daily nutritional intake...

New study explores apparent immunity to the HIV virus

Published December 4, 2014

It has long been a mystery as to why a small fraction of people exposed to HIV can stay healthy despite their contact with the virus that can eventually lead to AIDS. “Most people exposed get infected,...

U and Tufts team up, trek the globe to prevent pandemics

Published December 1, 2014

Pandemics are always a threat, but sometimes their reality doesn’t sink in until there is a new outbreak. This year’s Ebola crisis, the virus’s largest outbreak ever, is just the latest...

 Mortuary Science junior Abby Lapinoja finds a quiet moment to study in the casket room within Jackson Hall on Tuesday. Caskets line the room for the Mortuary Science department for its clients to choose from.

Learning to bring life to death

Published November 20, 2014

Anne Christ’s grandmother’s shaky hands that accompanied her until death were relieved as she rested in her casket, giving Christ peace and an experience that shaped her future. Christ, a University...

Nate Stevensen and Alysia Urbina tests different e-cigarette flavors at Smokeless Smoking Vapor Shop on Tuesday evening.

Motion to ban e-cigs in public spaces pushes forward

Published November 19, 2014

Minneapolis is inching closer to banning electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces and workplaces. Dozens of the city’s residents, business owners and medical professions gathered Monday to...

State prepares for shortage of doctors

Published November 12, 2014

The United States will be squeezed for caregivers as many physicians approach the age of retirement, according to Minnesota Needs Doctors, a coalition of teaching hospitals across the state, which includes...

Rui Ding performs experiments Aug. 7, 2014, in a lab in the Phillips Wangensteen Building.

Chemical discovery could ease Parkinson’s disease patients

Published November 10, 2014

Though new University of Minnesota research could break ground on treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Jackie Christensen, who was diagnosed with the illness 18 years ago, said she has a hard time...

NIH-funded efforts seek support for diverse biomed research

Published November 6, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Program in Health Disparities Research will share a $19.2 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health late last month that will provide professional opportunities...

McCollum pulls out another win

Published November 5, 2014

The race for Minnesota’s 4th congressional district ended Tuesday when Rep. Betty McCollum, the Democratic incumbent, pulled out another win, paving the way for her continued representation of the...