The April 24 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 Wednesday, April 24. Your weather for today is partly cloudy with a high of 77 and a low of 53.
I am assistant news editor John Grinvalds, and this is Your Morning on Campus.
In today’s news, we will hear about our special edition podcast on The Daily Nebraskan’s Title IX investigation, the Lutheran Center’s propensity to send students off to seminary and sustainable practice coming to UNL’s grab-n-go locations.
Here to guide you through today’s top stories is news reporter Grace Gorenflo. So Grace, tell me about this special edition of our podcast.
Grace Gorenflo: The Daily Nebraskan’s incoming senior news editor Libby Seline, current senior news editor Elizabeth Rembert and you, John Grinvalds, sat down to discuss their ongoing investigation into UNL’s Title IX office. Specifically, they discussed how they conducted the investigation and balanced the harrowing stories of survivors to with the UNL Title IX office’s dedication to neutrality. Be sure to check that out at dailynebraskan.com
Grinvalds: Next, tell me about the Lutheran Center history with sending students to seminary.
Gorenflo: The Lutheran Center at UNL is a place where students can explore vocations, and Adam White has seen its effects in his eight years as campus pastor. During those years, 15 students have gone off to attend seminary or divinity school. The Lutheran Center and other campus ministries help students explore and find their vocations, including seminary, by providing opportunities for students to gain leadership experience, such as giving sermons or building community. Dylan Spilinek (Spill-neck), a junior theater design and technical production major, is one of the students impacted by this opportunity. Although he is still discerning, Spilinek said seminary is in his future and he wants to combine that with his background in theater.
Grinvalds: Finally, tell me how UNL’s grab-n-go locations are going to be more eco-friendly.
Grace Gorenflo: UNL’s grab-n-go food locations are introducing a reusable container to help combat paper waste. Dining Services and ASUN’s Environmental Sustainability committee are teaming up to provide a new system called Ozzi where students can cycle through the reusable containers they same way they would with a library book. Students who pay a $5 fee for the year will be able to bring in their dirty to go box each time they need a new one so the staff can wash and reuse it.
Grinvalds: Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Wednesday, April 24. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news. Tune in tomorrow, and enjoy your morning on campus.