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Former state fairgrounds emerging as Innovation Campus (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape on the former state fairgrounds. Two buildings are occupied. Others are under construction. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has high hopes for Innovation Campus. “I think it does place us clearly in a lead toward the commercialization of innovation and I think it’s becoming an attraction for both […] Read More »

Innovation Campus will be powered through innovative source (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use an innovative energy source. University and Lincoln city officials have announced the campus under construction on the former state fairgrounds will heat and cool buildings through an exchange of the heat generated by the nearby city waste-water facility. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman says the unusual […] Read More »

College students charged, fraternity suspended in wake of freshman death

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Seven people have been charged and a fraternity has been suspended after an investigation into the death of a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL police arrested four members of the Farmhouse Fraternity and issued citations to three others in connection with the death of 18-year-old Clayton Real in early September. In response to […] Read More »

“Boy and girl” controversy goes local in comments to Lincoln School Board

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It became a national topic of conversation last week. Now, local opinions have been expressed about the controversy that flared up in Lincoln over gender-inclusiveness training at a middle school. Dozens addressed the Lincoln Public School Board and school officials during the public comment period prior to the regular school board meeting Tuesday evening. Lincoln […] Read More »

School official denies Lincoln moving to gender-neutral classrooms (AUDIO)

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Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel dismisses suggestions the school district is discarding the use of the terms “boys” and “girls” in favor of gender-neutral terms for students. Joel has addressed the topic after a resource used at a Lincoln middle school surfaced that advocated such an approach. Joel accuses national news media outlets of […] Read More »

Report: Teens who skip driver’s ed more likely to have crashes, convictions

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A new study finds young people who don’t take driver’s education courses are more likely to be involved in collisions and they’re much more likely to get ticketed and be found guilty of traffic law violations. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, both in Nebraska […] Read More »

University of Nebraska enrollment tops 51,000

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Enrollment at the four campuses of the University of Nebraska has topped 51,000, the largest student body since 1993. The university today released the enrollment numbers for the four campuses as well as at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis as 51,215. That is a one percent increase over last year. The Lincoln […] Read More »

UNL freshman found dead in fraternity house

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A freshman at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has died. The university reports 18-year-old Clayton Real died in his room at the FarmHouse Fraternity. Foul play is not suspected. Real was diabetic. Drinking off campus might have contributed to his death. Real, an Agricultural Economics major from Grafton, won a scholarship to UNL from […] Read More »

Doctor: Don’t crack your back with an overpacked backpack

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With schools back in session across Nebraska there’s a warning about aches and pains from the misuse of backpacks. The weight really adds up considering text books, laptops, notebooks, cell phones and other items. Pain specialist Dr. Douglas Keehn says the kids may not consider it a “cool” look, but they need to use both […] Read More »

Nebraska students score well on standardized tests

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  State education officials say nearly three in every four Nebraska public school students met state reading, math, and science standards. The 2014 state test results disclose 77% of the Nebraska students met or exceeded state standards on the reading test; 72% in science and 71% in math. State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt says education […] Read More »

$11.3M grant will aid UNL research into the causes of obesity

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An $11.3 million dollar research grant has been awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study the causes of obesity and the diseases it spawns. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced the grant award made by the National Institutes of Health during a news conference on the Lincoln campus. It is a five-year grant which will expand […] Read More »

Southeast Community College to add more classes to attract more students

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Southeast Community College has decided to take an unconventional route to stem declining enrollment: add new classes. Community colleges throughout the country have had to deal with flat or even declining enrollment. The Southeast campuses at Lincoln, Beatrice, and Milford have seen enrollment grow by less than a percent in the past 10 years. Southeast […] Read More »

Wayne State’s freshman class of 700 moves in today

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It’s move-in day at Wayne State College, where President Curt Frye says it will be a busy day, especially for the freshmen. “We’re going to be just a shade under 3,600 students total,” Fry says. “We have about 698 freshmen that are registered. What I would advise them to do is pull up, unload and […] Read More »

As school starts, some rural districts face teacher shortage

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This is the first day of class for many Nebraska school districts and some administrators are still scrambling to fill out their faculty rosters. Ted Hillman, superintendent for the Boyd and Lynch school district, says filling open teaching positions hasn’t been easy. “The Nebraska legislature and local schools have worked hard to maintain what they […] Read More »

Ashland’s own astronaut is passing along his survival (and scuba) skills

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Former astronaut and Nebraska native Clay Anderson is now teaching a college course that has students skydiving, scuba diving and learning wilderness survival skills. Anderson says the purpose of the workshop is to expose students to the type of critical thinking needed for spaceflight training. “I think that’s the overlying goal for me is to […] Read More »