Nathanael England and Remedy Howard have been sideshow performers since 2010 under the name Switchblade Sideshow. Since starting with the Zombie Pub Crawl, they’ve performed their tricks such as human pincushion, straitjacket escape, fire performance, razor blade swallowing and more in the Twin Cities monthly.
Once a year, the Rarig Center opens its doors to University students to create a production in 24 hours using their creative talents. The Peers, a group of theatre students, walked The Minnesota Daily through their process.
Assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz in the College of Design teaches 20 students about toy production. The class will work with Creative Kidstuff and others from the industry in hopes that one of the functional prototypes could go to market. Read more.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced his main priorities for this year in his third State of the University address. His plan will tackle society's "grand challenges," and increase the University's diversity, security and degree options. Read more.
Sports reporters Sam Gordon, Dane Mizutani and Jack Satzinger recap Minnesota's Pro Day where Gopher athletes including Brock Vereen and Ra'shede Hageman perform drills in front of NFL recruits at the Gibson/Nagurski Football Practice Facility on Monday, March 3, 2014. Read the full story.
A team of 12 students in the University's School of Architecture designed a mini-golf course for the 2014 U.S. Bank Skyway Open. While it is the eighth open golf tournament in the downtown Minneapolis skyway, it is the first year student-designed holes were used in the 18-hole tournament.
After a year of planning and fundraising, the 12-hour overnight Unlimited Dance Marathon raised over $83,000. The proceeds will go toward a new indoor play space and teen room at Amplatz Children's Hospital.