Photos: Pomp and circumstance for new U of M president

Education Nikki Tundel Nikki Tundel · ·

1 Chalk greetings on the Washington Avenue Bridge on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota welcome Eric Kaler, the school's new president, on Sept. 22, 2011. 
2 Dignitaries begin to fill the seats of Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis on Sept. 22, 2011, for the inauguration of Eric Kaler, the new president of the University of Minnesota. 
3 The inauguration ceremony of Eric Kaler included performances by trumpet players, choral singers and a string sextet. On September 22, 2011, Kaler became the 16th president of the University of Minnesota. 
4 Eric Kaler peers into the audience at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis on Sept. 22, 2011, before being officially sworn in as the school's new president. 
5 Over 700 people, including many in academic robes, applaud as Eric Kaler is inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Minnesota on Sept.22, 2011, in Minneapolis. 
6 Eric Kaler addresses the audience at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis after being sworn in as the 16th president of the University of Minnesota on Sept. 22, 2011. 
7 University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, his wife Karen and mascot Goldy Gopher make their way across the U of M campus in Minneapolis on Sept. 22, 2011. 
8 University of Minnesota cheerleaders welcome Eric Kaler, the school's new president, to campus on Sept. 22, 2011. 
9 Students line the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis to welcome the University of Minnesota's new president, Eric Kaler, on Sept. 22, 2011. 
10 Eric Kaler greets students as he walks across the Washington Avenue Bridge on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus on Sept. 22, 2011. Kaler was sworn in as the school's 16th president earlier in the day. 
11 After a walk across campus, Eric Kaler, the new president of the University of Minnesota, is greeted by students at the doors of Coffman Memorial Union on Sept. 22, 2011.