Latest University of Nebraska News

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. ...

Former Gov. Orr criticizes UNL for race theory statement

Aug. 09, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Gov. Kay Orr on Monday criticized a statement released by six University of Nebraska faculty and staff members that takes issue with a resolution to bar the teaching of critical race theory from university curriculum. The resolution was...

University of Nebraska announces new COVID safety protocols

Aug. 06, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska announced updated coronavirus protocols on Friday in response to a rising number of cases in the state and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The university said all vaccinated faculty,...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

State Sen. Williams announces U. of Nebraska regent bid

Jul. 22, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Matt Williams, of Gothenburg, announced Thursday that he will run for an open seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents next year. Williams has served in the Legislature the last seven years, and is ineligible to run again...