UNO magazine student Nicholas Braun dies of cancer


Nicholas Braun, who attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha this spring, has died of cancer.
An economics major at Vassar College, Braun transferred to UNO while he was undergoing treatment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was enrolled in Karen Weber’s Magazine Article Writing class.
“I’m deeply saddened by Nick’s death. He was such a special young man and very well-liked by his peers,” Weber said. “Nick touched our lives in a very positive way in the short time we knew him.”
Weber said Braun did his best to attend class despite a brutal regime of cancer treatment. “He never failed to let me know when he couldn’t come to class and just last week he emailed his profile assignment from the hospital.”
Added, Sydney Williams, one of his classmates: “Nick was a genuinely kind and friendly person with a very bright outlook. He came to class with a smile on his face and a passion to share his knowledge. My deepest sympathies go out to Nick’s family and friends.”
Braun graduated from Omaha Brownell Talbot where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Academic Decathlon team and homecoming king. He planned to enter the field of magazine publishing after graduation. In his Omaha World-Herald obituary, “When confronted with the overwhelming odds of his disease, Nick’s response was in the words of Superman, ‘I’m needed in another place.’”
Services were held Sunday at the Brownell Talbot Chapel.