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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 29, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Nebraskans should reject radical overhaul of state education board, department Societies should hold fast to an important guiding principle for government: avoid a heavy centralizing of power. This is why...

Snow days could be a thing of the past at UNL

Nov. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a new policy gives UNL the option to...

Ricketts rails against U. of Nebraska chancellor, race plan

Nov. 22, 2021 16:49 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts railed Monday against the chancellor of the University of Nebraska's flagship campus in Lincoln, saying he was misled about a plan designed to address racial disparities on campus, even as the university system's president tried to de-escalate the...

UNL leaders announce anti-racism, improved diversity plan

Nov. 17, 2021 15:45 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Leaders of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a plan Wednesday to boost inclusion and fight racism. The plan includes providing regular anti-racist teaching seminars, reviewing the university's current hiring processes in the context of...

UNL student arrested after threatening chancellor on Yik Yak

Nov. 12, 2021 13:28 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln freshman has been charged with threatening the chancellor on social media earlier this fall at a time when hundreds of students were turning out to protest a reported sexual assault at a fraternity. The Lincoln...

Omaha schools to review mask policy in January

Nov. 03, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Now that children ages 5 and older will soon be able to get COVID-19 vaccines, public school officials in Omaha plan to revisit the district's mask policy in January. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Omaha Public Schools...

Christian student group: U of Nebraska-Lincoln discriminated

Oct. 29, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Christian student group has sued the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, alleging that the school discriminated against the group's views when it denied a funding request to bring a Christian philosopher to campus as a guest speaker. The federal lawsuit...

Gov. candidate Herbster backed by Trump, but not Ricketts

Oct. 27, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has split with former President Donald Trump over which Republican candidate should become governor after Ricketts leaves office. Trump on Monday endorsed Falls City businessman Charles Herbster, a close political ally....

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska cattle sector can build on its tradition of innovation to tackle its challenges Modern agriculture is constantly innovating. Nebraska’s $10 billion cattle industry must draw on that...

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...