This Week In The News


By Jackson Taylor, News Editor

Week of snow leaves Omaha in a skid

Multiple accidents occurred after the snowfall Feb. 3, so many that police suspended taking reports on non-injury crashes. That morning, two separate accidents involving school buses occurred. The University of Nebraska at Omaha opted not to cancel classes on Monday. After a second round of snow the next day, classes were cancelled on Wednesday.

UNO to host inaugural TED Talk

On Feb. 28, UNO will be hosting the inaugural TEDxUNO event in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and has risen to be a leader in the last few decades in open discussion and dialogue. There will be over a dozen speakers and performers in the event that is open to the public.

Nebraska’s oldest resident dies at age 112

Mabel Steiner Ragan of Albion, Nebraska was 112 years old and the oldest woman in the state before her death Tuesday. Born in 1901, Ragan was raised on a farm and worked in the Boone County Treasurers Office and the city library well into her 80s. She was the 25th oldest person in the world when she died. Now, the oldest person in Nebraska is 108-year-old Emily Bouc of Wahoo.

Zimride program offers new way to commute to school

Zimride is a new private social ridesharing network, designed to enhance transportation options for campus commuters at UNO. The slogan is save gas money, reduce stress and protect the environment. Zimride provides a way to share rides with friends who have the same route. The service is free to all students, faculty and staff.