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Director Chris Strouth aimed to objectively exhibit the events of the RNC with his documentary

[Photo] An unconventional documentary

April 16, 2009

Director Chris Strouth aimed to objectively exhibit the events of the RNC with his documentary "Unconvention."

Members of the Barnyard, the official student group section of Williams Arena, Paul Dunfee, left, Luke Meyer, Woody Hanson, and Becca Picha.

[Photo] The sixth man on a five-player team

March 3, 2009

Members of the Barnyard, the official student group section of Williams Arena, Paul Dunfee, left, Luke Meyer, Woody Hanson, and Becca Picha.

Rocky Mountain News in Denver shuts down

February 27, 2009

 The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, CO ran its final issue today revealing the state of the economy and the possible future of newspaper journalism across the country. The RMN has always been...

Dr. Ashis Brahma speaks about his experiences with the people of Darfur during a workshop on genocide on Saturday in Mondale Hall.

[Photo] A disaster revisited: Darfur

February 15, 2009

Dr. Ashis Brahma speaks about his experiences with the people of Darfur during a workshop on genocide on Saturday in Mondale Hall.

University alumnus Mike Nelson uses a radio receiver to track the location of the Birch Lake pack of wolves after discovering a kill on the lake shore.

[Photo] Wolf trackers follow packs, challenge myths

February 11, 2009

University alumnus Mike Nelson uses a radio receiver to track the location of the Birch Lake pack of wolves after discovering a kill on the lake shore.

Ahmed Gulad’s father, center, holds back tears as his son Assad Ali, left, speaks about his slain older brother Wednesday afternoon in north Minneapolis.

[Photo] Rally calls for investigation into police-caused deaths

February 11, 2009

Ahmed Gulad’s father, center, holds back tears as his son Assad Ali, left, speaks about his slain older brother Wednesday afternoon in north Minneapolis.

State Representative Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) speaks Sunday to packed house of RNC 8 supporters at Walker Community United Methodist Chuch in south Minneapolis.

[Photo] Charged protesters and notable allies talk RNC, charges

January 25, 2009

State Representative Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) speaks Sunday to packed house of RNC 8 supporters at Walker Community United Methodist Chuch in south Minneapolis.

wrestling Gophers v ISU

[Photo] Gophers dominant at Bison open yet again

November 16, 2008

wrestling Gophers v ISU

Women's Cross Country Team runs the OZ invitational on the Les Bolstad Golf Course

[Photo] Gophers have a chance for championship repeat round two

November 13, 2008

Women's Cross Country Team runs the OZ invitational on the Les Bolstad Golf Course

Gophers v Wisconsin Football

[Photo] Fiery rivalry losing no appeal as Minnesota heads to Madison

November 13, 2008

Gophers v Wisconsin Football

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a rally Thursday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

[Photo] Bill Clinton campaigns for Obama, Franken

October 30, 2008

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a rally Thursday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Democratic candidate for senate Al Franken speaks at a forum in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute on Wednesday. Franken focused on economic issues spending a large portion of his time criticizing the recent Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.

[Photo] Franken speaks at Humphrey Institute

October 22, 2008

Democratic candidate for senate Al Franken speaks at a forum in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute on Wednesday. Franken focused on economic issues spending a large portion of his time criticizing the recent...

Assistant men’s swimming coach Tony Peterson and Sophomore women’s swimmer Jillian Tyler zip up Steve Miller’s Speedo LZR Racer. The suit can take more than 20 minutes to put on and requires help from two people to zip up.

[Photo] Speedo’s LZR Racer suit now allowed in NCAA competition

September 26, 2008

Assistant men’s swimming coach Tony Peterson and Sophomore women’s swimmer Jillian Tyler zip up Steve Miller’s Speedo LZR Racer. The suit can take more than 20 minutes to put on and requires help...

For 33 years, Roy Griak led the Minnesota cross country team.  And for the last 13 seasons, he has served as an administrative assistant. The Gophers host the Griak Invitational this week, named in the former coach’s honor.

[Photo] Cross country legend prepares for Griak

September 23, 2008

For 33 years, Roy Griak led the Minnesota cross country team. And for the last 13 seasons, he has served as an administrative assistant. The Gophers host the Griak Invitational this week, named in the...

Mina Leierwood, dressed as a polar bear, bites the hand off of a faux Gov. Sarah Palin during the Bedlam Theatre’s production of “Because We Still Live Here” last Thursday night. “Because We Still Live Here” is a series of ‘creative reflections’ documenting the experiences of various community members during the RNC.

[Photo] Activists: “We still live here”

September 22, 2008

Mina Leierwood, dressed as a polar bear, bites the hand off of a faux Gov. Sarah Palin during the Bedlam Theatre’s production of “Because We Still Live Here” last Thursday night. “Because We Still...

Freshman DeLeon Eskridge runs the ball last weekend against Montana State. Eskridge, Shady Salamon and Jay Thomas are competing for the starting running back position after the Gophers lost Duane Bennett for the season to injury.

[Photo] Running back position still up for grabs

September 19, 2008

Freshman DeLeon Eskridge runs the ball last weekend against Montana State. Eskridge, Shady Salamon and Jay Thomas are competing for the starting running back position after the Gophers lost Duane Bennett...

Sophomore quarterback Adam Weber attempts a run last weekend in Minnesota’s 35-23 win over Montana State. The Gophers have one nonconference game left on their schedule, this weekend’s contest with Florida Atlantic, which beat Minnesota 42-39 last season.

[Photo] Gophers show early improvement

September 18, 2008

Sophomore quarterback Adam Weber attempts a run last weekend in Minnesota’s 35-23 win over Montana State. The Gophers have one nonconference game left on their schedule, this weekend’s contest with...

Michael Simone squeezes smoke on the top of a bee colony before removing the honeycomb frame. Simone hypothesizes that the smoke disrupts the bees’ chemical cues, confusing them and diverting their attention from the intruder.

[Photo] U researchers hope to revitalize the honey bee

September 17, 2008

Michael Simone squeezes smoke on the top of a bee colony before removing the honeycomb frame. Simone hypothesizes that the smoke disrupts the bees’ chemical cues, confusing them and diverting their attention...

Juniors Elizabeth Yetzer, left, and Heather Dorniden run together at the Oz Memorial last season. Coach Gary Wilson said he continues to stress a team oriented attitude in his program.

[Photo] Cross country about more than individuals for Minn.

September 16, 2008

Juniors Elizabeth Yetzer, left, and Heather Dorniden run together at the Oz Memorial last season. Coach Gary Wilson said he continues to stress a team oriented attitude in his program.

Athletics Director Joel Maturi fields questions outside of TCF Bank Stadium. Maturi signed a two-year extension with the University keeping him at Minnesota until 2012.

[Photo] Athletics Director Joel Maturi signs two-year extension

September 5, 2008

Athletics Director Joel Maturi fields questions outside of TCF Bank Stadium. Maturi signed a two-year extension with the University keeping him at Minnesota until 2012.

Sophomore running back Duane Bennet dives through a pack of players into the endzone during the fourth quarter Saturday, scoring the game winning touchdown with just 22 seconds left on the game clock.

[Photo] Barely! Gophers steal a win

September 2, 2008

Sophomore running back Duane Bennet dives through a pack of players into the endzone during the fourth quarter Saturday, scoring the game winning touchdown with just 22 seconds left on the game clock....

An anarchist protester smashes in the window of a department store in downtown St. Paul on Monday afternoon. The anarchist’s left a trail of destruction in their wake including a smashed police car.

[Photo] RNC protests turn violent; hundreds arrested

September 2, 2008

An anarchist protester smashes in the window of a department store in downtown St. Paul on Monday afternoon. The anarchist’s left a trail of destruction in their wake including a smashed police car....

A protester is hosed down with pepper spray after failing to adhere to police requests to back away on Kellogg Ave in St. Paul on Monday afternoon.

[Photo] Protesters vs. Police: The players at the RNC protests

September 2, 2008

A protester is hosed down with pepper spray after failing to adhere to police requests to back away on Kellogg Ave in St. Paul on Monday afternoon.