Vega Carlson, a senior computer and electrical engineering student at UNL, said he became interested in what was under the hood of the Safer Community app when he found it to be a "buggy mess" earlier this year.
UNL's plan to address racism and racial inequity, which has been the subject of criticism from conservative politicians, received an endorsement from the Omaha and Lincoln chapters of the NAACP.
Chancellor Ronnie Green said the emergence of new and potentially more transmissible COVID variants led to the change in UNL's approach for the coming semester.
“I do not believe that UNL is racist,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said in response to an allegation by Gov. Pete Ricketts. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Other state senators have defended efforts to implement more equitable policies at UNL, and they blame Gov. Pete Ricketts for stoking division.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Nebraska rose again last week as the state continued to record one of the highest COVID case r…
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Thursday that he told Chancellor Ronnie Green that he opposed the plan, but Green had “misrepresented” his position on it in conversations with other university stakeholders.
UNL plans to provide regular anti-racist teaching seminars, review its current hiring processes in the context of race and collaborate with Lincoln police to prevent poor treatment of minority community members off campus.
In a series of posts on Yik Yak, the social media app that allows users to engage in anonymous discourse, an 18-year-old freshman is alleged to have made veiled threats toward Chancellor Ronnie Green.
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UNL will work quickly to fill the position in time for the spring semester, Chancellor Ronnie Green said, forgoing a national search that could last months.
"As the crisis for UNL begins to recede, I need to manage a family crisis," UNL Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Spiller wrote. "I must return home, to Boston, to care for an aging parent."
Part of the app's draw appears to be linked to its promised anonymity and constantly-evolving discourse. But at least one UNL student has learned the hard way that the curtain of anonymity on YikYak only extends so far.
Enrollment dropped 2.7% at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln compared to last year, a figure the flagship campus attributed to a 13.5% dip in international students as well as a record 3,600 degrees awarded last spring.
While UNL did not require COVID shots this fall, 69% of students taking classes on campus uploaded their vaccine information to a voluntary registry, as well as 81% of faculty and 74% of staff.
A federal lawsuit filed by Courtney Lawton accuses UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and former NU President Hank Bounds of violating her rights after she protested a recruiting event for Turning Point USA on campus.
Students and demonstrators gathered five times over recent nights to protest after an alleged sexual assault was reported on campus, although leaders on Wednesday called for a two-week break.
New details have emerged surrounding the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old woman at the Fiji house on Monday night, where the accuser had been attending a gathering with a friend in the hours before the assault was reported.
UNL temporarily suspended the fraternity on Tuesday afternoon. But the move did nothing to quell the demonstrators, who showed up en masse at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Chancellor Ronnie Green said UNL was suspending operations of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity -- better known as Fiji -- a day after protesters descended on the Greek house following a rape allegation made against a fraternity member.
With classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln set to resume on Monday, students are being asked to check their online syllabus to see if masks will be required for a specific class or lab assignment.
The lawmakers and elected officials are advocating for the board to adopt the recently introduced resolution that would curb the theory as part of any university curriculum, describing it as "racially divisive" and "anti-American."
"The University would do you well to remember that as a tax-supported institution, they are responsible to reflect the virtues that are embodied in the minds and hearts of Nebraska citizens," Orr said.
President Ted Carter and chancellors from each campus said university leaders would work to "vigorously protect and defend academic freedom" at NU.
Alberts takes over Nebraska Athletics during an important stretch: "We have to be the hardest working athletic department in the country."