SDS says protestors dressed like Guantanamo prisoners will attend Condi Rice's speech

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The U of M characterizes Rice as "recognized for her effort to foster freedom and democracy," but to the SDS, she's a war criminal.
The University of Minnesota Senate recently voted down a resolution calling for the cancelation of Condoleezza Rice's Humphrey School speech, which is set for 5 p.m. tonight at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."

But a group of students, faculty, and community members are planning a protest for 4:30 p.m. at the Northrop Plaza that'll continue throughout Rice's speech. One of the protest's organizers, U of M senior and Students for a Democratic Society member Nick Theis, says he expects up to 300 people to turn out for it.

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MPD cop isn't in trouble for taking photo of festive U of M women

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Via @BeccaBabble (left) and @MeeshballSub (right).
As Thursday's night Dinkytown hockey riot wound down, a Minneapolis cop took a moment to snap a photo of an officer dressed in riot gear posing with two school spirit-filled women.

The cop's photo is at right. At left is a photo of the photo taken by University of Minnesota junior Becca Leighton, who told us, "I thought it was too funny that he has his baton between his legs while he's holding up a camera and taking a picture."

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Michael Juberian, star Augsburg linebacker, faces felony charge for Dinkytown riot

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Michael Juberian's mugshot
As of this morning, the only person charged with a felony in connection with either of the Dinkytown riots is 22-year-old Richfield native Michael Juberian. (See our photo recaps of Thursday night's riot here and Saturday night's here)

Juberian faces a felony count of rioting with a dangerous weapon and a gross misdemeanor count of assaulting a peace officer for allegedly throwing bottles, rock, and a chunk of concrete at cops during Saturday night's mayhem.

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Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos

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Makes you wonder what would've happened had the Gophers won...
Though the Gophers men's hockey team gave up a touchdown and extra point worth of goals during a 7-4 loss to Union College in the national championship game last night, Dinkytown revelers weren't dispirited.

A heavy police presence and disappointing defeat didn't stop the streets from being overrun in the second University of Minnesota hockey riot in three nights. In fact, there were nearly twice as many arrests in and around Dinkytown last night as there were Thursday -- 19 compared to 10.

Below the jump we share the best social media photos we've seen of last night's festivities.

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Dinkytown riot: Kaler vows "zero tolerance" Saturday night as MPD reports two cops injured

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U of M and MPD officials don't want a repeat of this scene tomorrow night.
:::: UPDATE :::: Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos

University of Minnesota junior Becca Leighton was just planning to stay in and watch the Frozen Four semifinal hockey game. But after the Gophers pulled off a stunning last-second victory, she started receiving Snapchats from friends who were out and about in Dinkytown as students overran the streets in scenes reminiscent of Halloween in Madison.

So Leighton, her boyfriend, and his roommate decided to check it out for themselves.

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Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos

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@BeccaBabble tells us she herself took this photo. An hour before posting it on Twitter, she wrote, "Actually getting out of bed to go to dinky because it's a riot."
:::: UPDATE :::: Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos

Last night's dramatic Gophers hockey triumph inspired students to riot in Dinkytown. Law and order was reestablished just after midnight when baton-wielding officers advanced on the mob of students and forced them to disperse.

But even for cops, there were moments of levity amid pepper spray and arrests. For instance, check out the photo at the top of this page.

That's not the only compelling riot picture circulating on social media today. Below the jump we bring you the 10 best we've seen.

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Students riot in Dinkytown, chant "F*** the Sioux!" after crazy Gophers hockey win [VIDEOS]

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The scene in Dinkytown.
:::: UPDATE :::: Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos

A unbelievable finish to last night's big hockey game led to wild times in Dinkytown.

In the Frozen Four semifinal, the Gophers men's hockey team bested archrival North Dakota by scoring a game-winning shorthanded goal with less than a second on the clock. Though the Gophers face Union College Saturday in the final, students took to the streets for a championship-caliber riot.

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U of M researchers find link between running in your 20s and sharper mind [UPDATE]

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Erik Blume
Here's some news to get you off your ass: If you want a sharper mind in your 40s, move your feet more in your 20s.

That's the takeaway of a new study by University of Minnesota researchers -- including David Jacobs, a professor and epidemiologist in the School of Public Health -- who examined 2,747 men and women over 25 years. Published in the latest issue of Neurology, the paper shows that young folks who did better on treadmill tests tended to do better on memory and problem solving tests in middle age.

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Anti-Condi Rice U of M professor William Messing also opposes Obama

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William Messing
University of Minnesota math professor William Messing is sponsoring a resolution calling upon the university to cancel Condolezza Rice's April 17 speech at the Humphrey School. It cites the role Rice played as George W. Bush's national security advisor "to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime."

But lest you accuse him of simply picking on Republicans, Messing says he'd back a similar resolution if Barack Obama were scheduled to come to the U of M.

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Citing Iraq war, U of M to consider resolution calling for cancelation of Condi Rice speech

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:::: UPDATE :::: Anti-Condi Rice U of M professor William Messing also opposes Obama

:::: UPDATE II :::: On April 3, the University Senate rejected Messing's resolution by a 122-21 vote.

Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, is scheduled to give a speech on April 17 at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."

But on April 3, the University of Minnesota Senate will consider a resolution that calls upon the university to cancel Rice's sold-out speech because of the role she played as national security advisor "to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime."

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