Notes from Campus

Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year!

University of Nebraska Family---

I could not be more excited to say welcome to the 2016-17 academic year!

Our campus is packed with life, energy, and palpable momentum in anticipation of world-changing feats. Okay, I know, not every single thing we do at the University of Nebraska will be momentous. But we are making our mark in the “Nebraska Way” that matters, changing lives right here and around the globe. And, we are without any doubt looking forward to even bigger things to come in the near and long-term future.

A message to the greater UNL community and family

Sadly, the awful events in the last week once again have reminded us that among many good people in our society are some who would do harm to others. As we grieve with the families of those who have been taken from us in recent days, we must continue our search for peace.

Whether it is black men killed by police officers, police officers killed while they protect those engaging in peaceful demonstration or a gunman shooting into a nightclub in Florida, we must condemn horrific acts in our search for peace. We must defeat hate and those who may seek to divide us through hate.

Thank You

UNL colleagues, friends and stakeholders,

It is an unbelievable honor, privilege and responsibility to have been designated as your next chancellor. I am grateful to be presented with this opportunity to give back to an institution that has meant so much to my family and me, and I want to thank so many people from all over the world who have offered kind words and good wishes in the past hours. It has meant more to Jane and me than you can possibly imagine – and a major part of what makes Nebraska and its people’s university a wonderful place.