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Minnesota football head coach Jerry Kill spoke of Gary Tinsley saying, We lost one of our own today. I know hes in a better place, on Friday afternoon at a press conference inside the Gibson-Nagurski Football complex.

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Minnesota football head coach Jerry Kill spoke of Gary Tinsley saying, "We lost one of our own today. I know he's in a better place," on Friday afternoon at a press conference inside the Gibson-Nagurski...

Tom Devine was elected the new regent to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Wednesday night inside the House chambers. Devine was elected by the full legislature over Bob Vogel, the other nominee.

[Photo] Legislature selects U grad to replace Sviggum as regent

April 5, 2012

Tom Devine was elected the new regent to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Wednesday night inside the House chambers. Devine was elected by the full legislature over Bob Vogel, the other...

A handmade teaser poster, one of 300, is pulled from the letterpress on Monday night in the basement of Lind hall for the teaser release of the Ivory Tower magazine.

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A handmade teaser poster, one of 300, is pulled from the letterpress on Monday night in the basement of Lind hall for the teaser release of the Ivory Tower magazine.

Taylor Trauger, a junior majoring in English and French, and Jen Rosenberg, a senior majoring in theater and English, look over a handmade poster for the Ivory Tower magazine teaser on Monday night in the basement of Lind Hall.

[Photo] Student writers’ place to shine

April 5, 2012

Taylor Trauger, a junior majoring in English and French, and Jen Rosenberg, a senior majoring in theater and English, look over a handmade poster for the Ivory Tower magazine teaser on Monday night in...

J.D., a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier, waits for a treat from his owner, third-year graduate veterinary student Elizabeth Prescott, Tuesday in Prescott’s St. Paul backyard.

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J.D., a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier, waits for a treat from his owner, third-year graduate veterinary student Elizabeth Prescott, Tuesday in Prescott’s St. Paul backyard.

J.D., a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier, chews on a stick in his owner’s St. Paul backyard Tuesday. J.D. used to get seizures, but regular medication and check-ups at the University of Minnesota have reduced his seizures to about one per year.

[Photo] U research helps predict and control seizures in epileptic dogs

April 4, 2012

J.D., a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier, chews on a stick in his owner’s St. Paul backyard Tuesday. J.D. used to get seizures, but regular medication and check-ups at the University of Minnesota have...

Gophers fans cheer along with the Minnesota rouser during Tuesday nights NIT semifinal game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

[Photo] After NIT loss to Stanford, Gophers fans eye next season with heightened hope

April 2, 2012

Gophers fans cheer along with the Minnesota rouser during Tuesday night's NIT semifinal game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

Bottles and cans await sorting at the Universitys Como Recycling Facility.

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April 2, 2012

Bottles and cans await sorting at the University's Como Recycling Facility.

A facilities worker removes cardboard from the loading dock at 5:30 a.m. on March 21 at Centennial Hall.

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April 2, 2012

A facilities worker removes cardboard from the loading dock at 5:30 a.m. on March 21 at Centennial Hall.

Chuck Schlichtmann transports recycling from the Centennial Halls loading dock into his recycling truck on March 21.

[Photo] Raking in recyclables

March 29, 2012

Chuck Schlichtmann transports recycling from the Centennial Hall's loading dock into his recycling truck on March 21.

Dick Jonckowski entertains fans during a Gophers baseball game on March 25 at the Metrodome.  Jonckowski is in his 24th year announcing Gophers baseball.

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Dick Jonckowski entertains fans during a Gophers baseball game on March 25 at the Metrodome. Jonckowski is in his 24th year announcing Gophers baseball.

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Jonckowskis booming voice fills the Metrodome from the press box during a Gophers baseball game on March 25.

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Jonckowski's booming voice fills the Metrodome from the press box during a Gophers baseball game on March 25.

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Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, breathes a sigh of relief on Saturday at the DFL Convention held at Edison High School in Minneapolis, following the second ballot where she was only three votes short of an endorsement.

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Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, breathes a sigh of relief on Saturday at the DFL Convention held at Edison High School in Minneapolis, following the second ballot where she was only three votes short...

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Amber Hammerschmidt runs her routine on Jan. 18, 2012 at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Women finish third at Big Ten championships

March 26, 2012

Amber Hammerschmidt runs her routine on Jan. 18, 2012 at the Sports Pavilion.

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, breathes a sigh of relief on Saturday at the DFL Convention held at Edison High School in Minneapolis, following the second ballot where she was only three votes short of an endorsement.

[Photo] DFL endorses Kahn for state House race

March 26, 2012

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, breathes a sigh of relief on Saturday at the DFL Convention held at Edison High School in Minneapolis, following the second ballot where she was only three votes short...

Senior Kiara Buford is seventh on Minnesota

[Photo] Postseason will be end of Buford’s Gophers career

March 22, 2012

Senior Kiara Buford is seventh on Minnesota

The dome on top of the Tate Laboratory of Physics building encloses the refracting telescope and can be opened and rotated. The rooftop of Tate is also used for atmospheric observations with small reflecting telescopes.

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March 22, 2012

The dome on top of the Tate Laboratory of Physics building encloses the refracting telescope and can be opened and rotated. The rooftop of Tate is also used for atmospheric observations with small reflecting...

The refracting telescope inside the Tate Laboratory of Physics rooftop dome was purchased by the University in 1896. The telescope is used only for public observation nights every Friday evening during the spring and fall semesters.

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March 22, 2012

The refracting telescope inside the Tate Laboratory of Physics rooftop dome was purchased by the University in 1896. The telescope is used only for public observation nights every Friday evening during...

Skyler Grammer, an atstrophysics graduate student, describes the process of modernizing the more than 100-year-old Tate observatory telescope. The telescope is estimated to weigh 500 pounds and is mostly used to view planets and galaxies.

[Photo] U sky-gazing offers Friday night lights

March 22, 2012

Skyler Grammer, an atstrophysics graduate student, describes the process of modernizing the more than 100-year-old Tate observatory telescope. The telescope is estimated to weigh 500 pounds and is mostly...

Members of Occupy Minneapolis and other organizations came out to protest the proposed voter ID amendment that, if passed, would be on the ballot in November.

[Photo] House passes voter ID amendment after marathon floor session

March 21, 2012

Members of Occupy Minneapolis and other organizations came out to protest the proposed voter ID amendment that, if passed, would be on the ballot in November.

Rep. Phyllis Kahn shares beer and pizza with members of her hockey team, the Golden Seahorses, on Sunday night at Skinners Pub and Eatery in Saint Paul, Minn.

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Rep. Phyllis Kahn shares beer and pizza with members of her hockey team, the Golden Seahorses, on Sunday night at Skinner's Pub and Eatery in Saint Paul, Minn.

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, plays hockey with the Golden Seahorses, a legislative hockey team, on Sunday night at the Highland Arena in St. Paul, Minn.

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Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, plays hockey with the Golden Seahorses, a legislative hockey team, on Sunday night at the Highland Arena in St. Paul, Minn.

Gopher women’s hockey comes home

March 20, 2012

Forward Sarah Erickson clutches the NCAA national champion trophy Monday when the Minnesota women’s hockey team pulled up to Ridder Arena greeted by family and fans.

Brittany Edwards, a public policy graduate student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is running unopposed for GAPSA president.

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March 20, 2012

Brittany Edwards, a public policy graduate student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is running unopposed for GAPSA president.

Political science sophomore Colter Heirigs and animal science junior Angela Ugorets are running for president and vice president of MSA.

[Photo] Candidates announced for upcoming MSA, GAPSA elections

March 21, 2012

Political science sophomore Colter Heirigs and animal science junior Angela Ugorets are running for president and vice president of MSA.

Students fling water balloons and packets of vibrantly colored powder on Tuesday in Van Cleve Park in recognition of the Holi holiday. Holi is usually celebrated on the last full moon of winter as a multi-day festival.

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Students fling water balloons and packets of vibrantly colored powder on Tuesday in Van Cleve Park in recognition of the Holi holiday. Holi is usually celebrated on the last full moon of winter as a multi-day...

Sophomore Tina Ray throws a hand full of colored powder during a Holi event on Tuesday at Van Cleve Park. The event was organized by University students as a casual celebration of Spring.

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Sophomore Tina Ray throws a hand full of colored powder during a Holi event on Tuesday at Van Cleve Park. The event was organized by University students as a casual celebration of Spring.

University students cluster their color covered hands in a circle while celebrating Holi, a festival of colors, on Tuesday at Van Cleve Park. Holi is a religious and cultural holiday that is meant to bring together all social classes, ages and genders to celebrate the colors of Spring.

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University students cluster their color covered hands in a circle while celebrating Holi, a festival of colors, on Tuesday at Van Cleve Park. Holi is a religious and cultural holiday that is meant to bring...

Theater Arts sophomore Nicole Kophmann receives a smothering of blue powder on Tuesday during a Holi function held at Van Cleve Park. Holi is primarily celebrated in India and surrounding countries.

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Theater Arts sophomore Nicole Kophmann receives a smothering of blue powder on Tuesday during a Holi function held at Van Cleve Park. Holi is primarily celebrated in India and surrounding countries.

Prospective students are briefed on cyber threats and security issues facing the technology industry on Tuesday at the West Bank Office Building.

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March 21, 2012

Prospective students are briefed on cyber threats and security issues facing the technology industry on Tuesday at the West Bank Office Building.

Dr. Massoud Amin, director at the Technological Leadership Institute, delivers an informational session about the Master of Science in Security Technologies degree.

[Photo] U students get their masters in cyber security

March 19, 2012

Dr. Massoud Amin, director at the Technological Leadership Institute, delivers an informational session about the Master of Science in Security Technologies degree.

Mustapha Ezzeddine, M.D. and director of neurocritical care service in the Medical School Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, speaks to the Mini-Medical School class about strokes in Moos Tower on Monday.

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March 19, 2012

Mustapha Ezzeddine, M.D. and director of neurocritical care service in the Medical School Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, speaks to the Mini-Medical School class about strokes in Moos...

Jean Herron, a retired scientist in pediatrics, attempts to trace a simple shape in a mirror box activity at Moos Tower on Monday. The mirror box exercise is meant to show cognitive challenges an individual might have after a brain injury.

[Photo] Mini Med School is open to all ages

March 8, 2012

Jean Herron, a retired scientist in pediatrics, attempts to trace a simple shape in a mirror box activity at Moos Tower on Monday. The mirror box exercise is meant to show cognitive challenges an individual...

Pools hold water in one of the early steps of the water treatment process at the Fridley Water Treatment Plant. The pools, called spaulding precipitators, filter out organic waste.

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Pools hold water in one of the early steps of the water treatment process at the Fridley Water Treatment Plant. The pools, called spaulding precipitators, filter out organic waste.

The filtration building at the Fridley Water Treatment Plant is one of the last stops in the process for cleaning water before it is sent out to Minneapolis.

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The filtration building at the Fridley Water Treatment Plant is one of the last stops in the process for cleaning water before it is sent out to Minneapolis.

The recreation, park and leisure studies major has a hands-on curriculum that prepares students for careers in recreation fields like the National Park Service, the Department of Natural Resources and the Boy Scouts of America.

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March 8, 2012

The recreation, park and leisure studies major has a hands-on curriculum that prepares students for careers in recreation fields like the National Park Service, the Department of Natural Resources and...

Brittany Turnis and Tyler Joing, both majoring in recreation, park and leisure studies, spent their weekend at Afton State Park for a class teaching winter camping skills. Turnis wants to be a law enforcement ranger at a national park after graduating.

[Photo] Top U fields have a future in the workforce

March 5, 2012

Brittany Turnis and Tyler Joing, both majoring in recreation, park and leisure studies, spent their weekend at Afton State Park for a class teaching winter camping skills. Turnis wants to be a law enforcement...

Recreation, park and leisure studies majors huddle around a GPS device while geocaching Friday at Afton State Park. Many students in the major will go into the service industry, which is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010-20.

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Recreation, park and leisure studies majors huddle around a GPS device while geocaching Friday at Afton State Park. Many students in the major will go into the service industry, which is expected to grow...

Jack Winkels graduated in May 2011 with a degree in construction management. He now works as a relay supervisor at Xcel Energy managing construction projects and resources. Construction, which suffered in the recession, is expected to grow as the economy recovers.

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Jack Winkels graduated in May 2011 with a degree in construction management. He now works as a relay supervisor at Xcel Energy managing construction projects and resources. Construction, which suffered...

A biochemistry junior displays the results of applying different drug concentrations to cancer cells Wednesday at Moos Tower. A department staff member said many students go into the sciences because they want to make a difference.

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A biochemistry junior displays the results of applying different drug concentrations to cancer cells Wednesday at Moos Tower. A department staff member said many students go into the sciences because they...

Lung cancer cells are seen through an undergraduate research students microscope. She is testing drugs to kill the cells.

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Lung cancer cells are seen through an undergraduate research student's microscope. She is testing drugs to kill the cells.

Biochemistry junior Esther Chen demonstrates the application of a drug that can kill cancer cells on Wednesday in a research lab at Moos Tower. Demand for workers in biological and biomedical fields is expected to grow.

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Biochemistry junior Esther Chen demonstrates the application of a drug that can kill cancer cells on Wednesday in a research lab at Moos Tower. Demand for workers in biological and biomedical fields is...

Architecture sophomore Hannah Mayer fits a wire model in a jig during her class at the Donhowe Building on Feb. 23. Theory-based design skills that architecture students learn are applicable to many fields.

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Architecture sophomore Hannah Mayer fits a wire model in a jig during her class at the Donhowe Building on Feb. 23. Theory-based design skills that architecture students learn are applicable to many fields.

Architecture sophomores work late drafting projects in the Donhowe Building on Feb. 23. Demand for architects is supposed to increase 24 percent from 2010-20.

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Architecture sophomores work late drafting projects in the Donhowe Building on Feb. 23. Demand for architects is supposed to increase 24 percent from 2010-20.

Architecture sophomore Hannah Mayer bends piano wire into a conceptual model of a knot for her architecture class in the Donhowe Building on Feb. 23. In Minnesota, architecture majors require a professional degree and training before being able to practice in the field.

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Architecture sophomore Hannah Mayer bends piano wire into a conceptual model of a knot for her architecture class in the Donhowe Building on Feb. 23. In Minnesota, architecture majors require a professional...

University President Eric Kaler delivered his State of the University address to students, faculty, legislators and others Thursday at the Coffman UnionTheater. Kaler suggested implementing a year-round academic calendar.

[Photo] Pres. Kaler suggests year-round academic calendar

March 5, 2012

University President Eric Kaler delivered his State of the University address to students, faculty, legislators and others Thursday at the Coffman UnionTheater. Kaler suggested implementing a year-round...

Finance and marketing senior Anant Patel DJs the dance marathon at Coffman Union on Saturday. The 12-hour event raised money for organizations dedicated to pediatric HIV/AIDS awareness.

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Finance and marketing senior Anant Patel DJs the dance marathon at Coffman Union on Saturday. The 12-hour event raised money for organizations dedicated to pediatric HIV/AIDS awareness.

Different student groups on campus came out to support the dance marathon fundraiser at Coffman Union on Saturday by DJing, volunteering and promoting the event.

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Different student groups on campus came out to support the dance marathon fundraiser at Coffman Union on Saturday by DJing, volunteering and promoting the event.

Dance Marathon at the University of Minnesota, a philanthropic student group, held their big fundraiser Saturday in the Great Hall of Coffman Union.

[Photo] U Dance Marathon brings in $5,800

March 5, 2012

Dance Marathon at the University of Minnesota, a philanthropic student group, held their big fundraiser Saturday in the Great Hall of Coffman Union.

Alumna Stephanie Taylor rallies a crowd gathered on Thursday at Morrill Hall to protest tuition hikes and high administrative salaries.

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Alumna Stephanie Taylor rallies a crowd gathered on Thursday at Morrill Hall to protest tuition hikes and high administrative salaries.

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A UMPD officer stood inside the doors of Morrill Hall on Thursday during the National Day of Action for Education Rights organized by Students for a Democratic Society on campus.

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A UMPD officer stood inside the doors of Morrill Hall on Thursday during the National Day of Action for Education Rights organized by Students for a Democratic Society on campus.

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A crowd of about 40 people listen to speakers presented for the National Day of Action for Education Rights on Thursday at Morrill Hall.

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A crowd of about 40 people listen to speakers presented for the National Day of Action for Education Rights on Thursday at Morrill Hall.

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Gophers Zach Sanders wrestles Austin Hietpas on Jan. 22 at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Sanders, Minnesota seek glory at Big Ten championships

March 1, 2012

Gophers Zach Sanders wrestles Austin Hietpas on Jan. 22 at the Sports Pavilion.

Licensed practical nurse Kristin Massmann and Dr. David Macomber input patient information at workstations in the hallway Monday between seeing patients at the Primary Care Clinic in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building.

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March 1, 2012

Licensed practical nurse Kristin Massmann and Dr. David Macomber input patient information at workstations in the hallway Monday between seeing patients at the Primary Care Clinic in the Phillips-Wangensteen...

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview will partner to fund a new site.

[Photo] UMN Nursing School curriculum will focus to substance abuse among nurses

April 26, 2017

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University...

A bill in the state Legislature could lead to an additional $1.29 per pack tax increase on cigarettes. Studies have shown a correlation between increased cigarette prices and drops in youth smoking rates.

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A bill in the state Legislature could lead to an additional $1.29 per pack tax increase on cigarettes. Studies have shown a correlation between increased cigarette prices and drops in youth smoking rates.

Senior and Chinese major Jake Imholte buys a pack of American Spirits on Thursday afternoon at House of Hanson. Imholte believes that the desire to smoke will trump the inconvenience of another potential tobacco tax increase.

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Senior and Chinese major Jake Imholte buys a pack of American Spirits on Thursday afternoon at House of Hanson. Imholte believes that the desire to smoke will trump the inconvenience of another potential...

Art sophomore Lizzy Berard takes a smoke break late Thursday night with a friend while studying at Espresso Royale in Dinkytown. Berard has been smoking for four years and says a tax increase on cigarettes wouldn’t change how often she lights up.

[Photo] Repubs propose tobacco tax hike

February 27, 2012

Art sophomore Lizzy Berard takes a smoke break late Thursday night with a friend while studying at Espresso Royale in Dinkytown. Berard has been smoking for four years and says a tax increase on cigarettes...

Ex-inmates lived at the 1901 University Ave. building while taking courses at the University during the 1970s. The program, Project Newgate, was terminated before the end of the decade due to lack of funding.

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Ex-inmates lived at the 1901 University Ave. building while taking courses at the University during the 1970s. The program, Project Newgate, was terminated before the end of the decade due to lack of funding.

Indiana guard Victor Oladipo dangles from the hoop during Sundays game hosted by Minnesota at Williams Arena. Oladipo scored 12 of Indianas 69 points, while Minnesota finished with 50.

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Indiana guard Victor Oladipo dangles from the hoop during Sunday's game hosted by Minnesota at Williams Arena. Oladipo scored 12 of Indiana's 69 points, while Minnesota finished with 50.

Minnesota guard Julian Welch dolefully watches the end of the game against Indiana at Williams arena. Indiana defeated Minnesota 69-50.

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Minnesota guard Julian Welch dolefully watches the end of the game against Indiana at Williams arena. Indiana defeated Minnesota 69-50.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman tries to drive past Indiana guard Victor Oladipo on Sunday at Williams Arena. Indiana defeated Minnesota 69-50.

[Photo] Poor shooting dooms Gophers in blowout loss

February 27, 2012

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman tries to drive past Indiana guard Victor Oladipo on Sunday at Williams Arena. Indiana defeated Minnesota 69-50.

Simone Wai, a chapter core member of Students Today Leaders Forever, paints the interior of an apartment building in South Minneapolis on Wednesday. STLF partnered with Project for Pride in Living to

[Photo] Painters today, leaders forever

February 23, 2012

Simone Wai, a chapter core member of Students Today Leaders Forever, paints the interior of an apartment building in South Minneapolis on Wednesday. STLF partnered with Project for Pride in Living to

Minnesota guard Kiara Buford goes for a layup on Sunday at Williams Arena. Minnesota lost Penn State 68-65.

[Photo] Minnesota seeks road upset of Ohio State

February 23, 2012

Minnesota guard Kiara Buford goes for a layup on Sunday at Williams Arena. Minnesota lost Penn State 68-65.

Tom Stinson splits his time between being a professor of applied economics at the University and being the state economist.

[Photo] Faculty balance teaching, policymaking

February 23, 2012

Tom Stinson splits his time between being a professor of applied economics at the University and being the state economist.

Savory fried rice includes an abundance of ingredients that can include, but arent limited to, green and yellow peppers, onion, carrot, ginger, garlic, egg and soy sauce.

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Savory fried rice includes an abundance of ingredients that can include, but aren't limited to, green and yellow peppers, onion, carrot, ginger, garlic, egg and soy sauce.

From front to back, fried rice, Thai peanut rice and oven risotto are belly-filling dishes jammed with rich flavors of ginger, garlic, cheese and sake.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Wouldn’t it be Rice?

February 23, 2012

From front to back, fried rice, Thai peanut rice and oven risotto are belly-filling dishes jammed with rich flavors of ginger, garlic, cheese and sake.

Laura Rescorla (right), a volunteer supervisor with Project for Pride in Living, gives University students an overview of the apartment they volunteered to paint Wednesday in South Minneapolis. From left to right, Simone Wai, Ken Chong and Robbie Anderson volunteered through Students Today Leaders Forever.

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Laura Rescorla (right), a volunteer supervisor with Project for Pride in Living, gives University students an overview of the apartment they volunteered to paint Wednesday in South Minneapolis. From left...

Simone Wai braves heights to paint the ceiling corners of an apartment building in South Minneapolis. The service project is part of a partnership between University group Students Today Leaders Forever and Minneapolis nonprofit Project for Pride in Living.

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Simone Wai braves heights to paint the ceiling corners of an apartment building in South Minneapolis. The service project is part of a partnership between University group Students Today Leaders Forever...

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman goes up for a basket against Ohio State on Feb. 14 at Williams Arena.  Smith hinted at lineup changes, which may include Coleman.

[Photo] Streaking Spartans, reeling Gophers meet again

February 22, 2012

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman goes up for a basket against Ohio State on Feb. 14 at Williams Arena. Smith hinted at lineup changes, which may include Coleman.

Former Gopher Blake Wheeler now plays as a forward for the Winnepeg Jets. Wheeler is leading the Jets in points this season.

[Photo] Wheeler continues winning ways at Xcel, in the NHL

February 21, 2012

Former Gopher Blake Wheeler now plays as a forward for the Winnepeg Jets. Wheeler is leading the Jets in points this season.

Blake Wheeler, forward for the Winnepeg Jets, takes a shot at the goal during Thursdays game against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center.

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Blake Wheeler, forward for the Winnepeg Jets, takes a shot at the goal during Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center.

The 2401 space on University Avenue is one of the many vacant spaces along the central corridor that the Starling Project, a volunteer graduate student group, is working to fill with temporary tenants. This space is looking to be filled by an art professor at the University.

[Photo] Graduate students fill vacant storefronts

February 21, 2012

The 2401 space on University Avenue is one of the many vacant spaces along the central corridor that the Starling Project, a volunteer graduate student group, is working to fill with temporary tenants....

Realistic mannequins of pirates lie within a replica of the 18th century Whydah ship at the Real Pirates exhibit. Many pirates of the ship were former slaves who gained their freedom.

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Realistic mannequins of pirates lie within a replica of the 18th century Whydah ship at the Real Pirates exhibit. Many pirates of the ship were former slaves who gained their freedom.

A chest of pirate treasure sits on display at the end of the Real Pirates exhibit at the Science Museum. Underwater explorer Barry Clifford uncovered the Whydah, a sunken pirate ship, years after hearing the story as a child from his uncle.

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February 21, 2012

A chest of pirate treasure sits on display at the end of the Real Pirates exhibit at the Science Museum. Underwater explorer Barry Clifford uncovered the Whydah, a sunken pirate ship, years after hearing...

Captain Sam Bellamy, played by Stephen Pearce, makes the rounds at the new exhibit Real Pirates at the Science Museum in Saint Paul.

[Photo] Pirates invade St. Paul in swashbuckling style

February 20, 2012

Captain Sam Bellamy, played by Stephen Pearce, makes the rounds at the new exhibit Real Pirates at the Science Museum in Saint Paul.