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University of Nebraska officials hope to avoid MU-type protests

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University of Nebraska officials hope to prevent the disruptions that have occurred on campuses throughout the country from happening on the Lincoln campus. UNL Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Juan Franco, says university officials try to keep communication lines open, both formally with different groups and informally in one-on-one discussions with students. “We try to […]

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SCC to offer classes at state prison in Lincoln

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Southeast Community College plans to provide a limited number of courses for inmates at the state penitentiary in Lincoln starting next year. SCC Vice President of Instruction Dennis Headrick says the school was approached by Nebraska Correctional Industries in July, the entity that employs inmates. “We’ve looked at some of the things they’re doing in […]

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Researchers in Omaha study hearing loss in very young children

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A first-of-its-kind study was done in part at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha on hundreds of children with mild-to-severe hearing loss. It finds those kids don’t learn to speak or communicate as well as others who have good hearing. Researcher Beth Walker says children who were fitted with hearing aids at a very […]

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Commercial drone pilots can now train in Siouxland

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Martin’s Airfield in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, are partnering on a new program to train commercial drone operators. The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring anyone who wants to be paid to fly a drone to obtain a commercial rating. Tom Fredricksen is an FAA certified ground instructor for […]

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Southeast Community College students benefiting from growth in scholarships

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The Southeast Community College Foundation is nearing the two million dollar mark in scholarship support provided to students annually. Former Southeast President Jack Huck, who works with the foundation, tells the SCC Board of Governors the foundation raised $1.24 million for scholarships last year and this year, has raised $1.93 million. Huck points out the […]

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Hispanic-Latino students gather for summit in central Nebraska

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Six-hundred Hispanic-Latino students from across Nebraska have gathered in central Nebraska for a special summit. The Nebraska Department of Education sponsors the 2015 Hispanic-Latino Summit in Kearney along with the Latino American Commission. Nebraska Commissioner of Education Tom Blomstedt says the conference seeks to give encouragement. “The focus of the conference really is around the […]

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Tempers flare at Omaha Public Schools meeting

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The last time Omaha Public Schools updated their sex education curriculum was in the 1980’s and plans are in the works to make changes in the program for students. More than 1,000 concerned parents and residents showed up to Tuesday’s school board meeting to voice their opinion on the changes that include gender identity, emergency […]

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Study: Nebraska is failing kids with asthma and allergies

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An annual report gives Nebraska failing scores for the state’s policies that impact children with asthma and allergies. Larissa Kaczaniuk, advocacy and outreach manager for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, says they study 23 core standards and any states that match 18 of those standards are put on the Honor Roll. This year, […]

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UNO hosting Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference

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Representatives from 75 universities from across the country are in Omaha attending the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference. Their goal is to use their social assets and volunteer time to make a difference in the communities they reside.   The University of Nebraska – Omaha is hosting the event and Coalition President Richard Guarasci […]

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Nebraska Innovation Campus has big plans, really big plans (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is open, but far from completed. Executive Director Dan Duncan wants Nebraska Innovation Campus to live up to its name. “Innovation Campus is created really to develop a place where private companies and the university can come together to create things that they couldn’t if they weren’t working closely together,” Duncan tells […]

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Mid-Nebraska high school teacher charged with video-taping girl’s locker room

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A Loup City Public Schools agriculture instructor has been arrested for allegedly using a hidden video camera in a girl’s locker room. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Rahe was arrested Friday for two counts of unlawful intrusion, Class 4 felonies involving the recording of video in the girl’s locker room via a hidden device. The device was discovered […]

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is open for business (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is open for business, officially. The old State Fairgrounds in Lincoln have been slowly changing the past few years. Some research, class work, and companies have already moved in. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, though, on Thursday celebrated the official opening of Innovation Campus. “Connecting talent, connecting ideas, connecting resources to […]

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Nebraska Department of Aeronautics annual Aviation Art Contest

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“Air, Sports and Nature in Harmony” is this year’s theme for the Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics. Division Manager of Flight Operations David Morris encourages young people from across the state to participate. Morris says, “From above, the fullness of nature is seen in ways unknowable from the ground. From […]

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Organize a blood drive, win a college scholarship

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Nebraska’s high school and college students with the power of persuasion can earn some money for college with a unique scholarship opportunity. Claire DeRoin, at LifeServe Blood Center, says students can earn a $750 scholarship by getting people to donate blood. “Students will need to organize, recruit, plan and do the back-end planning to organize […]

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$200M fundraiser begun to help future and current Nebraska University students

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A two-year, $200 million dollar fundraising initiative will be undertaken to help future and current students at the University of Nebraska. University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says he personally understands the struggles students go through to pay for college. “I grew up never thinking I would ever have the opportunity to go to college. […]

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