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Search for University of Nebraska President likely violated law, attorney general says

By Mara Klecker on July 6th

The University of Nebraska’s recent presidential search violated the states open meeting law, according to Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson.

Still under federal investigation, UNL clarifies procedures for Title IX cases

By Mara Klecker on July 6th

In an email to faculty Monday, Chancellor Harvey Perlman addressed “the elevated attention nationally to Title IX compliance” and announced his memorandum on the topic, which defines the responsibilities of the university’s Title IX coordinator. 

Dish detergent, wax keep outdoor statues lustrous

By Corey Oldenhuis on June 30th

Wax on, wax off. It’s not just a famous quote from “Karate Kid”; it’s a cycle of maintenance at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Local woman gives historical, paranormal walking tours of downtown Lincoln

By Kelsey Connelly on June 30th

The next time you’re looking for something to do in Lincoln, consider going on a paranormal investigation.

Local instructors offer free Zumba classes in The Railyard

By Staff on June 30th

Lincoln Zumba instructors Lincoln are now offering dance classes in The Railyard each Saturday. The classes begin at 9 a.m. and are free and open to the public.

Lancaster County begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

By Kelsey Connelly on June 26th

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage.

Weekly classic movie screenings begin Wednesday at The Railyard

By Sam Bauman on June 23rd

When it comes to summer nights, Lincoln is filled with events across the city. Down in the Haymarket, The Railyard hosts various events dependent on its season. This summer, in conjunction with the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, The Railyard is hosting a six-piece clas...

Summer crime log, June 23

By Hana Muslic on June 23rd

This week in University of Nebraska-Lincoln crime, a couple of fraternity members attempted to steal a concrete lion statue, a piece of giraffe graffiti was chalked near Broyhill Fountain and a fire broke out on East Campus.

Fire breaks out at Morrison Center on East Campus

By Jacob Elliott on June 19th

A fire broke out at the Morrison Center on East Campus around 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Preliminary reports suggest the cause was due to an autoclave, a pressure chamber used to sterilize equipment and supplies, said UNPD Chief Owen Yardley.

University Bookstore to remain in Nebraska Union despite NU purchase of Neebo building

By Zach Fulciniti on June 16th

Just days after announcing that the Nebraska Bookstore at 13th and Q streets will close, the Nebraska Book Company announced that it is selling its entire retail store division, Neebo, to rival Follett Corporation, which owns and operates the University Bookstore in the Neb...

Lincoln brewery owner looks to reopen Robber’s Cave

By Hana Muslic on June 16th

Robber’s Cave, near 10th and High streets in southwest Lincoln, has always been known as the hideout notorious outlaw Jesse James used on one of his escapades.

Prosper Lincoln seeks input of residents, especially UNL students

By Lindsay Esparrago on June 16th

Prosper Lincoln is asking community members to speak their minds in order to enhance the experience of living in Lincoln.

Heartland Pride Festival scheduled for June 17 in downtown Omaha

By Sam Bauman | file photo by JP Davis on June 16th

Pride Month was officially recognized in 1995, but the Heartland Pride Festival has been around for 30 years.

Summer crime log, June 16

By Lindsay Esparrago on June 16th

Since the week of final exams for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, cases of traffic violations, DWIs, stolen bikes, suspended drivers and hit and runs have kept the UNL Police Department busy, but some less familiar cases have also appeared recently.

Suspect in custody after gun found in Cather Hall

By Staff on June 14th

One suspect is in custody after the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department received a report of a gun sighting near Cather Hall. 

Board of Regents approves two-year tuition increase

By Corey Oldenhuis | art by Emma Vinchur on June 12th

University of Nebraska students will see a 1.75 percent tuition increase next year and a 2.5 percent increase the following year, the smallest in nearly three decades following back-to-back tuition freezes.

Proposed architecture, fine and performing arts merger withdrawn from agenda

By News Desk on June 11th

A proposed merger of the College of Architecture and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has been taken off the table, administrators said Thursday, and was not discussed at the Nebraska Board of Regents meeting Friday morning as previously planned.

UNL professor not charged in rape case

By Staff on June 11th

A professor who taught in the Glenn Korff School of Music and was accused by a former student of raping her will not be charged, prosecutors decided this week. 

Newly renovated Ivanna Cone features walk-up window and expanded lobby, kitchen

By Bree Samani | photo by Evan Fisbeck on June 9th

If there’s one good reason to skip dessert after a dinner in the Haymarket, it’s Ivanna Cone.

15th International Cather Seminar continues in Lincoln this week

By Corey Oldenhuis on June 9th

From June 8 to June 12, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host the second half of the 15th International Cather Seminar, a biennial event wherein scholars from around the globe gather to celebrate, explore and share the legacy of famed Nebraska author Willa Cather.

Morrill Hall to host two science events this weekend

By Corey Oldenhuis on June 9th

The University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall will host back-to-back events this weekend that aim to educate students in a multi-faceted and engaging way.

New budget plan proposes tuition, salary increases

By Kelsey Connelly on June 8th

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds has proposed a new budget plan that will leave most resident undergraduate students paying $3.50 more per credit hour next year.

Ten journalism students spent the beginning of their summer reporting in Nicaragua

By Staff | Photo by Bruce Thorson on June 4th

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications recently sent a photo and reporting team to the country of Nicaragua for three weeks as part of the Global Eyewitness program.

Yoga House and Footloose and Fancy team up to host free yoga, promote local business

By Lindsay Esparrago on June 2nd

Local businesses are inviting all levels of yogis, amateurs and gurs, to focus less on flexibility and more on the sense of community.

Nebraska lawmakers narrowly override veto, repeal death penalty

By News Desk on May 27th

In a historic vote Wednesday, the Nebraska Legislature held firm on its decision to repeal the death penalty despite a veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Death penalty repeal passes, lawmakers anticipate veto

By Staff | file art by Duncan Reed on May 20th

Nebraska lawmakers voted Wednesday to abolish the death penalty.

Husker defensive lineman's stolen truck returned

By Kelsey Connelly on May 19th

The Lincoln Police Department has found and returned the truck belonging to Husker defensive lineman Jack Gangwish.

Husker defensive lineman reports truck stolen

By Kelsey Connelly on May 18th

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the theft of a truck belonging to Husker defensive lineman Jack Gangwish.

Assistant coach remembered as devoted father, role model, kind-hearted friend

By Lauren Reams on May 17th

As the unfortunate passing of a Husker assistant soccer coach makes headlines across local media outlets, the news about the passing of an incredible father, husband and friend hits closer to home for many of us.

Investigators search Antelope Creek, Salt Creek for body of missing student

By News Desk on May 13th

Investigators are searching Antelope Creek and Salt Creek for the body of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student who has been

Lincoln Police Department requests help in search for missing UNL student

By News Desk on May 12th

The Lincoln Police Department is searching for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student who has been missing for more than a week.

DN to begin summer production in June

By News Desk on May 1st

Despite the arrival of summer semester, Daily Nebraskan will continue to deliver news.

UNL to award 3,000 degrees at commencement

By News Desk on May 1st

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will award almost 3,000 degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 8 and 9 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Lied Center for Performing Arts.

A signature away: Lincoln Yazidi’s long struggle to America

By Chris Bowling | Courtesy photo by Chris Bowling on May 1st

After a dinner of naan, duqot and fried chicken, Mardan Dna sinks into his living room couch while Yazidi wedding music plays in the background.

Lincoln software company establishes headquarters in Haymarket

By Katie Knight | Photo by John Ficenec on May 1st

Hudl, a Lincoln-based software company for athletes and coaches, will officially be getting a new headquarters in the west Haymarket.

Merger of architecture and performing arts colleges pending for Regents’ approval

By Justin Perkins on May 1st

With approval still pending from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, administrators say plans to merge the College of Architecture and the College of Fine and Performing Arts are underway.

How $2 million in renovations changed the face of the Nebraska Union

By Bailey Schulz on May 1st

For alumni visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Union might be almost unrecognizable.

Campus construction meant to stamp UNL with memorable identity

By Lindsay Esparrago | Photo by Tyler Meyer on May 1st

Students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have made adjustments in the paths they take to classes, switched up their regular study spot and seen a few trees felled because of recent construction.

Crime Log: UNL student finds disturbing Craigslist ad

By Staff on April 30th

A string of vandalisms, an assault at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house and a report of a disturbing Craigslist ad concerning a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student were in the university police reports this week.

Departure of key figures marks transition period for UNL

By Jacy Marmaduke | Photo by Andrew Barry on April 30th

When Harvey Perlman celebrates his 74th birthday next January, he’ll also be gaining a unique distinction: UNL’s oldest-ever chancellor.

Lincoln mayoral candidates encourage students to vote

By Benjamin A. Schoenkin on April 30th

While students are stressing over finals next week, voters will flock to the polls for a citywide election.

UNLPD to host LGBT training for officers, staff

By Justin Perkins on April 30th

This July, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department plans to host its first-ever training on LGBT issues for officers, dispatchers and civilian staff, in collaboration with UNL’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center.

ASUN passes bill in support of Nepalese Student Association

By Lani Hanson on April 29th

The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska began its Wednesday night meeting with roll call and a tour of the nearly completed East Campus Recreation Center.

Nepali Student Association hosts ‘Huskers for Nepal’ fundraiser for earthquake victims

By Lauren Reams and Raghav Kidambi on April 29th

Two faculty members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are among the survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that tore through Nepal last weekend.

Construction to begin on UNL’s new Veterinary Diagnostic Center

By Lauren Reams on April 29th

The groundbreaking for the new Veterinary Diagnostic Center on University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus is Wednesday afternoon.

UNL study finds healthcare linked to teenage delinquency

By Staff on April 29th

A new study conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociology professor Lisa Kort-Butler states delinquency and reckless behavior as a teenager can be linked to poor health care received as a youth.

Outdoor Adventures Center wins award for promoting biking in Lincoln

By Lindsay Esparrago | Photo by Tyler Meyer on April 29th

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Outdoor Adventures Center has made campus a little more bike-friendly, and now the center has an award to prove it.

Walk@Lunch Day promotes health with walk, sample stations

By Bailey Schulz | Art by Ian Tredway on April 29th

In an effort to get people up and moving from their usual desk jobs, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Campus Recreation is taking part in National Walk@Lunch Day on Wednesday.