Weixing Li, an assistant business professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, went missing whilst on a study abroad program in China with 18 students. The students grew concerned for Li’s safety after he stopped returning their emails. It was thought that Li was being detained by the Chinese government, something which has been confirmed by Li’s family. [Read more...]
Officials at the University of Nebraska are working with the police in an effort to identify an individual who managed to breach the school’s data system. The data system contains protected information about the school’s students, including grades, addresses, social security numbers and financial aid details.
School officials have said they don’t believe any information was actually downloaded, but the students and alumni whose information has been compromised have been notified of the breach. [Read more...]
A number of administrators at the University of Nebraska have been given large pay raises in an attempt to stop them leaving and going to other schools. School officials said that the extra money will be paid from the University of Nebraska Foundation. Taking the money from the foundation, which is a non-profit fundraising program, ensures that it will not come from tuition fees. The raise will bring the salaries of the administrators in line with others in similar positions from other schools. [Read more...]
A total of 74 students from a number of high schools around the state of Nebraska have signed up to a pilot program, designed to teach from a virtual school. The virtual school is being fronted by the University of Nebraska and the students involved can study a range of subjects including science, math and language. The pilot program was originally only meant to be used to teach 50 students, but the university decided to accept all 74 applicants. [Read more...]
The University of Nebraska stands to save about $500,000 each year by changing their current email provider to the popular software company Microsoft. Both the email and calendar systems are due to be changed to Microsoft this fall, from the Lotus Notes system that is currently in use at the school. The Lotus Notes system is operated by IBM and costs the school $1 million per year, but the new system will only cost $500,000. [Read more...]
A group of the leading research universities in the US have voted to expel the University of Nebraska. This is the first time in about 111 years that a university has been voted out and officials explained that Nebraska have constantly failed to meet criteria needed to be named as one of the top research facilities. The University of Nebraska was admitted to the group in 1909 and are said to be disappointed in the result of the vote.
Harvey Perlman, the university’s chancellor said, “We have known we were at risk of this for 10 years, and successfully fought off a similar threat in 2000,” he goes on to explain I had hoped our extraordinary accomplishments and steep trajectory would have made us less vulnerable, but the A.A.U.’s approach to the review made this result inevitable.” [Read more...]