To the dismay of some students, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted Jan. 28 to eliminate the August graduation commencement ceremony and host the two remaining May and December ceremonies on campus.
UNO students could see some relief from rising tuition costs in the near future through a two-year tuition freeze proposed by Gov. Dave Heineman.
In the proposal, given early last week, Heineman recommends that the University of Nebraska's state appropriations increase from its current level of $498 million to $541 million in fiscal year 2015.
The Nebraska State College System's funding would also increase from $45.5 million to $49.6 million in fiscal year 2015.
The increase in funding would allow the universities and colleges to freeze tuition for two years.