Omaha, NE – A UNO expert on the Middle East says difficult work is ahead in Egypt as that country moves toward a new government.
Longtime president Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday, 18 days after an uprising began in Egypt. Moshe Gershovich is a UNO History professor and Director of the Middle East Project Fund. He says he greeted the announcement with relief, excitement, and jubilation. "Even though this moment has been anticipated now for two weeks, it is one thing to anticipate and another thing to actually see it unfolding."
Omaha, NE – A UNO History professor believes if Egypt is successful in the transition to a democracy, it could inspire other Middle East nations to seek a democratic form of government.
Moshe Gershovich is Director of UNO's Middle East Project Fund. He says the unrest in Egypt is historic not just for that country, but the entire region. Egypt plays a major role in both the Middle East and world economy because of the Suez Canal.
Lincoln, NE – Senators voted Wednesday morning to advance a bill that would cut state aid to cities, counties and natural resource districts.
Thirty-seven of 48 senators voted for first-round approval of LB 383. Gov. Dave Heineman backed the bill, introduced by District 45 Sen. Abbie Cornett of Bellevue. Heineman testified in support of the bill on Jan. 18, saying it would save the state about $44 million over the course of two years.
Omaha, NE – Creighton University's President says he'll spend his final few months looking at ways to prioritize and streamline operations.
Father John Schlegel gave his final Founders' Day Convocation address Tuesday afternoon. Schlegel is retiring as Creighton's president in June after 11 years at the university. He says Creighton is working to become more efficient and shift its focus to core programs and services: teaching, research, and patient care.