Mutual of Omaha CEO James Blackledge called the $1 billion sale of the bank a difficult but necessary one for the future of both the bank and insurance operations. He said he thinks the bank's Omaha workforce “will be an important part of CIT moving forward.”
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Lou Ann Goding believes the school board has a fiduciary responsibility to explore whether any professional firms or individuals have legal liability for their roles in creation of the fund’s $800 million-plus shortfall, but so far she's finding no support for that idea.
Given the number of rowers some schools report, it’s doubtful many will ever see a meaningful opportunity to compete on the varsity level. In fact, it appears many of the women counted as rowers are only briefly on the team and some never set foot in a boat at all.
Blueprint Nebraska unveils strategies for tackling the state’s challenges and improving the lives of residents.
The expansion of Nebraska's women's swim team last year was actually undertaken with football in mind, intended by UNL athletic administrators to allow Coach Scott Frost to expand his roster while keeping the school in compliance with the Title IX federal gender equity law.
To bring in the new football players while still seeking to stay within the bounds of the Title IX gender equity law, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is adding roughly an equal number of female athletes.
In 2018, 42.8% of all high school athletes were female, 57.2% male. That same year in Nebraska, where the state's heavy rural influence at times limits the range of sports available to both boys and girls, 41% of high school athletes were female.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha's decision to drop its football and wrestling teams in 2011 proved controversial, but the move also did something else: It immediately made the school Title IX compliant.
While 112 people died in the Sioux City crash 30 years ago, it was remarkable that 184 others lived, their survival largely due to the cool resolve of Captain Alfred C. Haynes and other pilots as they fought to bring a jumbo jet that had lost all flight controls back down to Earth.