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UNL bans fraternity for 5 years following sex assault report

Oct. 12, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced a 5-year ban on Phi Gamma Delta fraternity for student conduct code violations following a report of a sexual assault at the fraternity’s house in August. The report led to a protest of about 1,000...

Nebraska billionaire, philanthropist Walter Scott dies at 90

Sep. 25, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Walter Scott, the past top executive of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm who helped oversee Warren Buffett’s conglomerate and donated to various causes, particularly construction projects around Omaha, has died. He was 90. The...

Additional homes may be at risk where sinkhole exposed mine

Sep. 24, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — A second phase of geophysical tests in a Rapid City area neighborhood where a sinkhole exposed an abandoned mine shows 30 additional homes may be affected. The sinkhole that exposed the old gypsum mine opened in April 2020 in the Black Hawk...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 15, 2021. Editorial: An unbalanced redistricting map for Nebraska? Legislature must say no Question: Republican lawmakers in the Nebraska Legislature are all in lockstep support of the GOP-boosting redistricting map proposed...

Virus cases level off in Nebraska but experts still worry

Sep. 14, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's new COVID-19 cases leveled off last week, but experts say they will likely rise in the weeks ahead due to the highly contagious delta variant. The state reported 5,313 new virus cases in the week that ended Friday, according to data from...

Nebraska chancellor takes steps to prevent campus assaults

Sep. 02, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green is promising changes after days of protests against sexual assault on the Lincoln campus. Green told leaders of the university's student government on Wednesday the school is taking several...

Protests continue after alleged sexual assault at frat house

Aug. 28, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Protests continue at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln following a sexual assault allegation at a fraternity house, and the latest demonstration resulted in a clash with police. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the...

Fraternity temporarily closed after sexual assault report

Aug. 25, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln said Wednesday it was closing a fraternity house and suspending all of its operations after a sexual assault was reported. Chancellor Ronnie Green said the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity — better known as Fiji —...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 23, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Aug. 22, 2021. Editorial: The Legislature must follow responsible guideposts in deciding redistricting Every 10 years, the Nebraska Legislature redraws the state’s political boundaries through redistricting. This act carries...

Nebraska Regents reject anti-critical race theory proposal

Aug. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has rejected an anti-critical race theory resolution. The 5-3 vote on Friday followed about three hours of public comment from students, faculty and others, the Lincoln Journal-Star reports. ...