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NU Board selects new president

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The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted Monday afternoon and appointed Hank M. Bounds as the new NU president. Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education at Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.   He was one of four finalists interviewed for the position.     Read More »

N-U plans for a new biomedical institute

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The University of Nebraska hopes to launch a new biomedical technology institute that will position NU as a leader in research and development. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says, “Through the new biomedical institute, Nebraska has an opportunity to serve as a national model in leveraging biomedical technology to advance health […] Read More »

Amherst woman sentence for UNK embezzlement

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An Amherst woman has been sentenced to jail time for stealing money from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra. 54-year-old Jane Jameson was ordered Monday to serve 120 days in jail on charges of theft and attempted theft. She was ordered to pay more than $31,000 in restitution and […] Read More »

Home bought for NU president to be sold

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A house purchased by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the future home of the university president will be sold before it ever becomes the president’s residence. The University of Nebraska Foundation purchased the house at 2810 South 27th Street in Lincoln in December of 2013 at the request of the Board of […] Read More »

Auditor finds abuse in University of Nebraska travel expenses

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State Auditor Mike Foley is critical of some of the travel expenses by the four-campus University of Nebraska system. Foley says his staff has reviewed a small sample of the $30 million a year travel expenditures by the university system. “But out of that small sample, we found $96,000 of first-class airline tickets, mostly at […] Read More »

Survey: Nebraska kids are eating healthier snacks at school

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A survey finds Nebraska’s schools are now offering students healthier snacks that focus more on things like juice or an apple instead of chips, a candy bar or pop. The survey from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project finds all districts statewide are in compliance with federal recommendations. Jessica Donze Black is the project’s director […] Read More »

Stargazers can look to UNK for uncluttered sky, new major

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A dark sky in central Nebraska and an investment in new professors have led the University of Nebraska-Kearney to offer the state’s only astronomy major. UNK began offering students a Bachelor of Science in astronomy or a Bachelor of Science in astrophysics this year. UNK Planetarium Director Lee Powell says an investment in resources and […] Read More »

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 »