Colleges across the region and nation prepare for a new school year with activities designed to give freshmen a soft landing on campus and a smooth takeoff in their college careers.
Susan Fritz is serving as interim president while the NU Board of Regents seeks a permanent president. Fritz has told the regents that she will not compete for the permanent presidency, a position that might be filled late this year. So her presidency is short-term.
The fact that most of the NU system campuses work together provides better scale and support and equalizes security services, said Bret Blackman, vice president of information technology for NU.
University parking officials ticketed the governor's official vehicle Wednesday for illegal parking on campus near the Husker practice facility, but the citation was later withdrawn.
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will take questions during a town hall meeting Friday at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
Big data has emerged as a special subject area from computer science’s ability to collect massive amounts of information and statistics. “Everybody essentially uses big data” now. “I don’t know of an industry that doesn’t," said Anthony Hendrickson, dean of the College of Business at Creighton University.
The Doane program will cover the science of cannabis, health and wellness aspects of it, cultivation and processing, regulations, and professions in the industry.
Instead of measuring blood flow and respiration, this device will check sap flow and how it moves in corn and other thick-stemmed crops to determine how much water the plant needs.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney's project exemplifies a trend in which private partners work closely with public colleges. Aksarben Village in Omaha is a similar concept.
In an effort to prepare students for an evolving world and to secure the college’s future in the higher education marketplace, Hastings College administrators have made big changes in their school’s schedule, technology and travel opportunities.
Nebraska Medicine spokesman Taylor Wilson told The World-Herald that "we don't believe the imminent threat was founded."
Some regents hope to employ departing NU President Hank Bounds for some tasks after he leaves, such as fundraising, consulting or assisting a new president.
The program is part of the Nebraska Community College Gap Assistance Program, a state-backed effort to provide short-term training for people who are seeking a job or career. They can discover whether sheet metal, fiber optics, automotive, culinary or flooring work, or some other trade, appeals to them.
Ron Rosati, 61, will serve as senior adviser to the new Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture in Kigali, Rwanda. The institute, an English-language school for agriculture and innovation, will open in September.
Metro Community College has a new board member who will represent most of Sarpy County.
Student fees are another expense for college students, but administrators say they try to keep them apprised of the cost of those fees.
NU spokeswoman Melissa Lee said the university has no reason to believe that the thief has tried to gain access to personal information, including Social Security numbers.
Members of the Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee are looking into whether Nebraska should require schools to replace Native American mascots and may hold a hearing later this year.
The University of Nebraska's search committee met for the first time Tuesday at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln.
You could tell that Xzavier W. Herbert was going to be an achiever as he grew up, but no one could have predicted just how much.
Tick Tag Go is a community-powered effort to establish baseline data on tick distribution in Nebraska, said Louise Lynch-O’Brien, an assistant professor of insect biology.
The NU Board of Regents spoke highly of Hank Bounds, giving him a formal "resolution of recognition" Friday at their meeting. "Everything that he did put students' interests first," Regents Chairman Tim Clare of Lincoln said. The regents will bestow "president emeritus" status on Bounds.
The regents already had approved some room and board increases for 2019-20.
Nebraska was among 44 states involved in the settlement with Student CU Connect CUSO, which offered loans to finance student tuition at the failed for-profit college.
A forensic exam revealed that 48-year-old Philip Gregory was in possession of 25,808 image files and 174 videos of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska.