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U flash mob makes the New York Times

Posted by: Jenna Ross Updated: October 4, 2011 - 3:46 PM

A New York Times article about the prevalence of on-campus flash mobs highlighted this one, at the University of Minnesota.

The dozens of students and handful of faculty members were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the U's College of Science and Engineering.

The article gave Goldy Gopher got a nod, which he noted on Twitter.

The story says that these "outbursts of seemingly impromptu dance numbers" were super common at orientations this year. It adds:

The college-sponsored performances, which have grown to feature coordinated costumes and appearances by tweedy officials, sometimes suggest the dance equivalent of the school fight song, a far cry from the roots of the genre — informal gatherings hastily called via social media.

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