University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Group.png University of Nebraska–Lincoln  
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Formation15 February 1869
HeadquartersLincoln, Nebraska
Type• public
• land-grant
• research
University in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Nebraska, UNL, or NU) is a public land-grant research university in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. The state legislature chartered the university in 1869 as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act of 1862, two years after Nebraska became a state.

Three alumni have won the Nobel Prize, one has won the Turing Award, eight have won the Pulitzer Prize, 22 have been selected as Rhodes Scholars, one has been selected as a Marshall Scholar, 29 have been selected as Goldwater Scholars and 15 have been selected as Truman Scholars. In 2010 NU was named a Truman Scholarship Honor Institution.[1]


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Warren Buffett30 August 1930USBusinessperson
Floyd Fithian3 November 192827 June 2003USPoliticianUS congressman and one of the fourteen members of the House Select Committee on Assassinations.
Chuck Hagel4 October 1946USPolitician
Businessperson
US Secretary of Defense, Chairperson of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Bob Kerrey27 August 1943911 Commission member saying it "was "a thirty year conspiracy"
Philip Klutznick9 July 190714 August 1999USDeep state operative
John McCarl27 November 18792 August 1940
Theodore Sorensen8 May 192831 October 2010Politician
Jeff Zeleny10 June 1973USWEF/Young Global Leaders 2015. Corporate senior journalist in Washington DC for CNN.


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