The April 5 episode of The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast, Your Morning on Campus.
John Grinvalds: Good morning and welcome to The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast. It is Friday, April 5. Your weather for today is partly cloudy with a high of 70 and a low of 54.
I am assistant news editor John Grinvalds, and this is Your Morning Campus.
In today’s news, we hear about an upcoming suicide prevention walk, an event to commemorate and mourn the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and we answer a Curious Cornhuskers question.
Let’s start with the Out of the Darkness Walk.
This Sunday, the UNL and Lincoln community is invited to participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk around campus to spread awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. The walk will begin with a presentation from 1-2 and end around 4. The walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and offers a sense of support and community for those either working through their own mental health disorders or grieving for someone they’ve lost. The walk has drawn many people each year and the chairs are hoping for a great event and sunny skies to walk under.
Let’s move onto the event mourning the Rwandan Genocide.
In 1994, almost one million Tutsi people of Rwanda were murdered in a genocide. The Hutu-led government orchestrated the killings, equipping Hutus militias with weapons to carry out the pogroms. April 7th is the 25th commemoration of the start genocide, and the Rwandan community of UNL is holding their annual memorial this Sunday at the Nebraska Union at 3pm. The President of the Rwandan Student Association said that the reason they hold this commemoration is to remember the lives that were lost, and to educate people who don’t know much about the genocide.
And finally, let’s discuss one of this week’s Curious Cornhuskers questions.
As a part of our initiative called Curious Cornhuskers, an anonymous reader asked The Daily Nebraskan, “My first year at UNL in 1979 I lived in the Piper wing of [Neihardt] in International House. Is International House still in existence?” Years ago, International House was a program where domestic and foreign students could live together and learn about each other’s cultures. The students in this program were housed on the first two floors of Neihardt Hall. Though International House no longer exists, UNL now has a learning community called Global Experiences that serves almost an identical purpose. Ask any of your university-related questions on dailynebraskan.com under the Curious Cornhuskers tab.
Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Friday, April 5. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news, and absolutely be sure to grab an edition of “It Won’t Happen Here” and learn about the behind-the-scenes of the stories by listening to the podcast specials with the project’s reporters on our website. Tune in tomorrow and enjoy your morning on campus.