The April 16 episode of The Daily Nebraskan's daily news podcast, Your Morning on Campus.
Mia Everding: Good morning and welcome to The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast. It is Tuesday, April 16. Your weather for today is partly cloudy with a high of 76 and a low of 58.
I am assistant news editor Mia Everding, and this is Your Morning on Campus.
In today’s news, we hear from a student studying abroad in Paris and a French lecturer about the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, the workforce crisis in Nebraska, and the change to make @huskers.unl.edu the primary email account for students.
Here to guide us through the day’s top stories is news reporter Libby Seline. First, tell me about the fire at the Notre Dame? A UNL student witnessed it?
Libby Seline: On Monday, April 15, the Notre Dame Cathedral caught on fire. According to The Washington Post, the central spire of the cathedral fell, and UNL junior political science and global studies double major Rhiannon Cobb said she witnessed scaffolding of the building fall among a crowd of hundreds of people in Paris. Both Cobb and UNL French lecturer Catherine Johnson said the fire is a tragedy and are devastated that parts of the building are destroyed.
Everding: Wow. That fire is a real tragedy. Give me some good news.
Seline: Last week, the Omaha World-Herald reported on a workforce crisis in Nebraska. That sounds bad, but stay with me. This crisis is a shortage of labor, especially skilled labor, in Nebraska which limits economic growth in the state. This has been accredited to baby-boomers retiring and high school students leaving the state. For UNL students, this workforce crisis may be beneficial as students may have an easier time finding internships and jobs during and after college, especially if they have developed technical skills, such as coding or text mining.
Everding: Oh. That’s nice to know with graduation around the corner. Finally, what is up with these emails?
Seline: According to the Huskertech Help Center website, all students at UNL will receive their own husker email address in spring 2019. The email changes will affect everyone who has an @huskers.unl.edu account, and it will be the primary email for all UNL communications to students and MyRED and Canvas activity, starting on May 20. According to Amber Williams, assistant vice chancellor of Academic Services and Enrollment Management, this email change has many benefits to students, like helping students not to miss important message and announcements from the university. Students who already have @huskers.unl.edu email accounts do not make any changes, but those without the email can claim new accounts after April 15.
Everding: Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Tuesday, April 16. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news. And we have some new news about a investigation into Title IX that we’ve been working on for a while, so check that out. It is on the website.Tune in tomorrow and enjoy your morning on campus.