News You Can Use 3-8-11
"Military Times," an independent news source for active-duty personnel, has named UNO one of the nation's best colleges for military veterans. More than 4,000 universities were evaluated based on financial assistance, academic flexibility, campus culture and support services. UNO was ranked number 19.
This is the first year UNO has received a ranking from "Military Times," but it has been honored by several military-focused publications and organizations in recent years.
UNO recognized the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and students last week, during its annual Honors Convocation events.
Mammel Hall's atrium was bustling Friday as members of the UNO and Omaha communities gathered to witness the unveiling of a 6-by-6-foot portrait of billionaire Warren Buffet.
The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities will hold a late-night bike ride July 16 in Omaha to raise funds for the organization.
In last week's city primary elections, Omaha city councilwoman Jean Stothert not only secured her place in the general election, but also gathered nearly 5,000 more votes than current Mayor Jim Suttle.