I don’t often post the nice messages I receive here at the blog, as the nasty ones tend to be funnier. But this one really stood out to me because it’s pretty important to me to attract the best students to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In the past few months, I’ve attended a number of events designed to provide talented high school students with information about the University of Nebraska. And one of the most common refrains I’ve heard is that one of the biggest choices they’ll have to make is whether to stay in Omaha or come to Lincoln. I wouldn’t have thought, before I moved to Omaha, that this was a choice in anyone’s mind. But when I first moved here, and everyone I met assumed that I taught at UNO or that I would want to simply “switch” to UNO’s political science department to save myself the drive, I began to realize that people think the University of Nebraska is the University of Nebraska, whether it’s in Lincoln or in Omaha.
If my blog persuades even one person to make the switch, I’m happy.