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.
Monday, Nov. 1
1:45 a.m. Campus Security witnessed a vehicle run a stop sign on University Drive West. They later discovered an alcohol violation near Maverick Village and Omaha Police responded. One individual was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
2:45 p.m. A visitor reported theft of money from a vending machine at the Peter Kiewit Institute. The theft occurred between Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Music theory professor Ken Bales is currently over 6,000 miles away on a trip to China with the UNO Jazz Ensemble. On the trip, Bales is discussing and discovering with students the concepts of art and music.
Though he's visiting a country with a very different culture, Bales is content. After all, there he can find music and his students, the two most meaningful things in his life.
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.
Representatives from the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee were on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, approaching students and asking for signatures in an effort to recall the Omaha mayor.
On Nov. 11, 1918 at 11:00, the guns of World War I fell silent. This moment marked the end of the first great war of the 20th century. It wasn't the longest, but it was one of the bloodiest and most brutal. At the time, its inhumanity was legendary. Millions of young men marched off to war; the casualties numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Entire cities were reduced to rubble as the armies of Europe beat each other to bloody ruin.
One of the hot-button issues for the last few elections has been the legalization of marijuana, especially in California. The state already has a law allowing the use of medical marijuana. If Proposition 19 would have passed it would have allowed for the legal use of pot under recreational circumstances. Fifty-three percent of the electorate voted against the proposition.
One of the biggest questions facing President Barack Obama since the Democrats' Election Day shellacking was whether he'd still have that "Yes We Can" charisma that energized people around the world. Apparently, in India, the answer is yes.