This week in News…



Perlman steps down as UNL Chancellor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Harvey Perlman has announced he will leave his position after 16 years. Perlman, 73, will depart in June of next year. He plans to return to the Nebraska College of Law as a faculty member. Perlman began his academic career at NU as a College of Law professor in 1967; he cited the burden of the job and his open-ended tenure leading to difficulties recruiting administrative talent as the reason he is leaving.
Bill passes allowing intoxicated minors to seek medical help without repercussion
Nebraska lawmakers have given a unanimous approval to a bill that would give partial legal immunity to underage drinkers calling for medical assistance and cooperating with authorities. Designed by Senator Adam Morfeld of Lincoln, the bill encourages underage drinkers to seek medical help when their life or the lives of others are at risk—without fear of criminal repercussion. The bill is supported by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and student leaders on campus. The proposal is now headed to Governor Pete Ricketts’ desk for final approval.
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