9/11 firefighter shares experience with UNO

"Remember my friends," New York Fire Battalion Captain Jay Jonas said after giving a packed house of students, firemen and members of the public a compelling retelling of his experience on Sept. 11, 2001, less than a week before the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

As captain of the New York Fire Department's Ladder Co. 6, Jonas led a group of firefighters into the World Trade Center site moments after hearing a plane had collided with the center's North Tower.


Eight reasons to rejoice at the end of the NFL lockout

After 18 weeks and four days, the NFL lockout officially ended on July 25, as the owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. It's all sunshine and daisies again for football fans across the country who feared the season might be canceled.


Amazon launches digital rentals of college textbooks

College textbooks are getting a bit more affordable.


Closing the book on Borders

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.


Student organize $3,500 bake sale for Japan

When Josh Campbell saw the devastation in the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in March, he felt a instinctive need to reach out to the shattered nation.


UNMC professor honored for strengthening U.S. – China relations

A University of Nebraska Medical Center professor met with China's President Hu Jintao during the president's official visit to Washington D.C.


Innocence Project students said to have used hidden wire during interviews

Student journalists for Northwestern University's Medill Innocence Project wore hidden tape recorders during an investigation into an alleged wrongful conviction, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Wednesday. 


Technology infringes on students’ sleep

It's 2010. We live in an era congested with Facebook, instant text messaging and on-demand Internet. I know many students spend more class time checking their friend's Facebook wall or watching "The Office" on Hulu.com than paying attention to their professors. In a technologically-savvy world, this trend is only increasing.