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Ethics Smack Down! UNL Team in National Philosophy Competition

February 25, 2014
Is it possible to make a contest based on debate over the great ethical dilemmas of our time? Not only is the answer “yes,” but a team of students... more››

BEST OF 2013: JFK Revisited: Nebraskan Ted Sorensen, Kennedy's Speech Writer

December 24, 2013
On Nov. 22, 1963, a shocked nation mourned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Fifty years later it’s an event that still resonates with... more››

BEST OF 2013: "Devil Clouds: Tornadoes Strike Nebraska" - a look back at the 1913 Easter Sunday tornadoes

December 23, 2013
It was a day like no other in Nebraska’s history. On March 23, 1913, Easter Sunday, seven tornadoes struck eastern Nebraska, ripping through Omaha... more››

New Nebraska state poet not afraid to get dirty

December 5, 2013
Nebraska has a new state poet, and she brings a different background to the position. Meet Twyla Hansen, a poet with a little dirt on her hands.“... more››

First woman homesteader offers glimpse of little-known history

December 3, 2013
Many Nebraskans may know the name of Daniel Freeman, the first to register a claim under the Homestead Act. His neighbor, Mary Meyer, is less famous... more››

JFK Revisited: Memories of Kennedy's Assassination

November 13, 2013
Memories of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated run deep and long. For our “JFK Revisited” reporting project, Nebraskans share... more››

JFK Revisited: Legacy in Perspective

November 12, 2013
The presidency of John F. Kennedy is remembered for more than it’s tragic end 50 years ago. The NET News special reporting project “JFK Revisited”... more››

JFK Revisited: Nebraskan Ted Sorensen, Kennedy's Speech Writer

November 11, 2013
On Nov. 22, 1963, a shocked nation mourned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Fifty years later it’s an event that still resonates with... more››

Author discusses Thomas Jefferson's intellectual development

October 30, 2013
Author Annette Gordon-Reed will deliver this year’s Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Thomas Jefferson’s intellectual development. That might... more››

Author discusses Thomas Jefferson's intellectual development

October 30, 2013
Author Annette Gordon-Reed will deliver this year’s Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Thomas Jefferson’s intellectual development. That might... more››

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