University Messages

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University Messages

Ronnie D. Green, Ph.D.

COVID-19 Testing Updates

Dear UNL students, faculty and staff:

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have continuously worked to effectively plan for, react to and mitigate the impacts to our campus. As we learn more, we have opportunities to enhance our efforts. In that spirit, I wanted to let you know about expanded COVID-19 diagnostic testing we will be conducting on our UNL campus. 

Proposed Phase 2 Budget Reductions

September 3, 2020

Dear UNL faculty, staff and students,

Earlier this week we announced steps taken to implement Phase 1 of the budget reductions brought about by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of $16.38 million. Yesterday, we presented the university’s recommendations for Phase 2 of the budget reductions to the Academic Planning Committee (APC).

Phase One Budget Reductions

August 31, 2020

Dear UNL Faculty and Staff:

This week, additional steps were taken to address our $38.2 million budget shortfall in state-aided funding in the next three fiscal years.

Campus COVID-19 Data Updates

August 27, 2020

Dear UNL Students, Faculty and Staff –

Campus COVID-19 Update

July 23, 2020

Dear UNL faculty, staff and students -

Upcoming Faculty and Staff Town Hall sessions.

July 9, 2020

Dear UNL Faculty and Staff:

Thank you for your incredible work as UNL has navigated tremendous change over the last several months. As we look to the upcoming year, we face a number of important challenges and opportunities: how to safely and successfully return in the fall, the budget cuts necessitated by the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and our campus journey on anti-racism and racial equity.

Update on our Journey on Anti-Racism and Racial Equity

July 7, 2020

Dear UNL community -

On June 5, I called for UNL to begin a journey of addressing anti-racism and racial equity. It is important to see this journey and the work of anti-racism as an ongoing process; and more importantly, as a step for us to have greater accountability and a sustained focus as an institution that serves our state and beyond.

UNL Budget Update

June 19, 2020

Dear UNL Faculty and Staff:

Today, the University of Nebraska system will share its budget with the Board of Regents in preparation for review by the board on June 26. As President Carter noted in his email this morning, “Our (system) budget proposal reflects the very real challenges before us. It also charts a multi-year path forward for addressing those challenges and laying the groundwork for long-term growth and success.”