The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted unanimously in Lincoln Friday to accept UNO's invitation to the Summit League, moving the Mavericks to Division I athletics. The decision means an almost certain end to storied football and wrestling programs.
The UNO Wrestling team won the battle but may have lost the war, capturing a third consecutive national championship just hours before learning the program is poised to be permanently cut.
UNO voters made their voices heard Tuesday, electing junior political science major Liz O'Connor as UNO student body president/regent and her running mate senior sociology and political science major Bret Harrell as vice president. The duo defeated opponents Ryan Tefft, a senior geology major, and Eric Hansen, a senior accounting major, by a 727 to 326 margin.
Legislative Bill 667, recently presented before Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee, would repeal the current Administrative License Revocation (ALR) law for drunk drivers.
Instead of soaking up sun on a Florida beach or partying spring break away, some UNO students have pledged to make a difference in their local communities this March. The UNO Education Department is sponsoring its ninth annual Seven Days of Service. Hundreds have answered the call to use March 19 and March 21-26 to volunteer in more than 20 individual service projects around the metro area.
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Monday evening, gunshots fired outside an Omaha grocery store struck and killed a UNO student, marking the city's seventh homicide of 2011.