UNO students inhabiting the shantytown that's sprung up in the Crossroads Mall parking lot haven't fallen on hard times -- they're trying to make a difference
A crowd of students gathered in Milo Bail Student Center's fireplace lounge on Tuesday, each hoping to receive one of 400 free Metro bus passes. MavRide, a student government program championed by Student Senator Gerard Wellman, was distributing the passes on a first come, first served basis between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The 16-mile bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, is the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver. Over 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate, including groups from UNO.
The nation's second largest bookstore chain is going out of business. Borders began liquidation of their remaining 399 stores Friday, with the process set for completion by the end of September. The end of Borders means the chain's 10,700 employees will lose their jobs.
Troves of union workers and supporters gathered Feb. 25 at the intersection of Dodge and 72nd streets to show their support for union and worker rights amidst harrying winds, blistering snow and freezing temperatures.
UNO recognized the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and students last week, during its annual Honors Convocation events.