Friday, July 10, 2020

Panel discussion to feature Black Student Union, BLM leaders

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color and TRIO Programs will host a public Zoom and livestream event on the Black Student Union from 6 to 8 p.m. July 15.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Nebraska unwavering in supports for international students

University of Nebraska–Lincoln leaders voiced continued support for international students following a July 6 announcement by the federal government.

As outlined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, international students pursuing degrees in the United States may have to leave the country or risk deportation if universities switch to online-only courses. At this time, the policy is not expected to impact Nebraska students as the university is moving forward with plans to offer in-person, on-campus instruction during the fall semester.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Five to help guide Nebraska U’s anti-racism journey

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is continuing its pursuit of racial justice, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others that galvanized calls for the end to systemic racism across the United States.

In a July 7 message to the university community, Chancellor Ronnie Green reaffirmed the university’s commitment to continued work addressing anti-racism and racial equity at the university, and announced the next steps the university will take.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Data shows improved campus climate for LGBTQA+ students

Roughly 10% of students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln identify as LGBTQA+.

Ryan Fette, education and outreach coordinator in the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, along with Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA+ Resource and Women’s Centers, say that number could be even higher than reported — making the mission of understanding and supporting those students all the more important.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

50 years ago, Crompton brought gay studies to Nebraska

It was 1970 — just a little over a year after the Stonewall Uprising began a long forward march toward civil rights for the United States’ LGBTQ community.

At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Louis Crompton, professor of English, was on the leading edge of change — introducing one of nation's first gay studies classes in the fall semester.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Research analyzes ‘Chinese virus’ rhetoric and its impacts

When the coronavirus broke out in December 2019, the world changed. Phrases such as “sheltering at home,” “social distancing” and “self-quarantining” entered the lexicon and became part of an everyday, far-reaching “new normal.”

For some, life changed in additional ways. In the spring of 2020, reports of racism, hate crimes and even violence directed at Chinese and Asian Americans surged throughout the United States.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Expert alert: Religious freedom and the Supreme Court’s decision on LGBTQ rights

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes protections for LGBTQ individuals from job discrimination could lead to more discrimination lawsuits, changed attitudes and pushes for religious freedom, according to Emily Kazyak.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Study tracks divide in religious affiliation, prayer among LGB emerging adults

Religious beliefs have shaped societal attitudes toward sexual minorities, with many religious denominations vocally opposing expanded sexual minority rights. Because of this stigmatization, lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are less likely to affiliate with a religious group — but research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Old Dominion University suggests they are not abandoning their faith altogether.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Nebraska U’s black student leaders step up, address community need

In the days following George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, feelings of anger and sadness pushed countless American citizens across the nation into the streets in protest.

At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, black student leaders banded together to ensure change was enacted.

“It was time for us and our community members to finally demand changes and not allow people to tell us what those changes are,” said Batool Ibrahim, president of the Black Student Union.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A transplant to the Heartland searches for the Good Life.

Nothing says welcome to Nebraska like a healthy snowstorm!

My partner and I moved to Lincoln in early March 2019. We thought we had perfect timing for a beautiful spring relocation from Salt Lake City, Utah. While Lincoln, covered in snow across its streets and farmlands captured the town and country uniqueness of Lincoln and Lancaster County, it certainly made for a cold (in temperature) transition.

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