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Final finalist makes pitch for University of Nebraska presidency

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The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents […] Read More »

Nebraska students return from long-distance exchange program

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Now, this is an exchange program. Three Nebraska high school students have returned after traveling to Taiwan. York High School Senior Grant Suddarth says they experienced lots of differences between the United States and Taiwan. “The biggest take away I got was how welcoming and sincere and hospitable the citizens of Taiwan were,” Suddarth tells […] Read More »

N-U president candidate wraps up visit

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Dr. Michael Martin wrapped up his visit to Nebraska late last week. He is one of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska System. After touring all four N-U locations, Dr. Martin said he is impressed how the system functions. He says, “It really is a chance to build, augment and add […] Read More »

Mississippi educator visits Nebraska as university presidential search continues

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One of four finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska wrapped up his visit to the state Tuesday. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. In his current role, Bounds provides leadership for the state’s university system that includes four regional universities, […] Read More »

UNO receives President’s Award for Economic Opportunity

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The University of Nebraska – Omaha received the nation’s Presidential Award for Economic Opportunity by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Deb Smith-Howell says this is the result of hundreds of engagement efforts by their faculty, staff and students. UNO is the first college or university in the […] Read More »

Suspended Wayne State fraternity hopes to mend its ways

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The leaders of a fraternity at Wayne State College that’s now on indefinite suspension says they’ll work with the school to try and restore the house’s reputation. Tau Kappa Epsilon was barred after two people who attended a party there suffered alcohol poisoning. Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Vice President of Student Affairs, says the fraternity […] Read More »

UNL student government turns down Meatless Monday proposal

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Meatless Monday will not be promoted on the Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska. An attempt to convince the student governing body at UNL to promote Meatless Mondays on campus has been defeated, thanks to the efforts of a group of agricultural students. Bryce Doeschot with UNL’s Collegiate Farm Bureau group says when the […] Read More »

Wayne State suspends fraternity over alcohol abuse

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Wayne State College has suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity indefinitely. Under the suspension, Tau Kappa Epsilon cannot recruit members or hold social activities. The college says the fraternity has been notified about what it must do to address illegal and dangerous activities involving alcohol. “The college did not arrive at this decision lightly,” said Wayne […] Read More »

Homestead National Monument opens new exhibit, plans for quarter unveiling

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The Homestead National Monument of America is opening a new exhibit on Friday called the Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures. Park Ranger Susan Cook says the exhibit represents various cultures who settled on the prairie because of the Homestead Act of 1862, and well as Native Americans. “The Pawnee Indian Village gave us a picture […] Read More »

Creighton University president stepping down

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Creighton University President Timothy Lannon informed the Board of Trustees he will be leaving the position earlier than anticipated. Lannon had planned on retiring June of 2015 but due to health concerns he moved that date up to January 20th. The board intends to appoint J. Christopher Bradberry, dean of the School of Pharmacy and […] Read More »

Nebraska high school graduation rate rises

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Nearly 90% of the seniors in Nebraska high schools last year graduated. The Nebraska Department of Education reports the graduation rate from last year was 89.7%, up from 88.5% in 2013. The department says the four-year graduation rate has improved steadily since 2011, when 86.1% of the high school seniors graduated in four years. The […] Read More »

N-U president finalist Ross visiting this week

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University of Nebraska presidential finalist Dr. George Ross is visiting Nebraska this week. On Tuesday, Dr. Ross spoke at a campus forum at the University of Nebraska – Omaha and shared his philosophy as the role of the president’s position. Dr. Ross says, “Our job, my job as president would insure all students, no matter […] Read More »

Nebraska drops two notches in report on wellbeing of children

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The new “Kids Count” report, which studies the wellbeing of children nationwide, finds Nebraska slipping slightly, but still ranking in the top ten. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Nebraska 10th this year, down from eighth place last year. The organization’s Patrice Cromwell says a variety of factors are weighed for the […] Read More »

Lockdown at northeast Nebraska school lifted after death investigation

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A school in northeastern Nebraska had been under lock down today as authorities investigated a death on school property. Little information has been released by the Wakefield Community Schools or the Dixon County Sheriff’s Office, but reports have surfaced that a 20-year-old former student has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An official confirmation of […] Read More »

More support for ending the Learning Community

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A newly elected member to the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties wants to know where the money is going. Tonya Ward says she basically doesn’t know why the Learning Community exists. Ward says, “I would like to find out where the money is going. How has the money been spent since it started? […] Read More »