‘I Love NU Day’ highlights university’s impact on state

LINCOLN – The students gathered Wednesday morning at the state Capitol represent Nebraska’s future.

Right now they’re Lopers, Mavericks and Cornhuskers, but soon they’ll be the teachers, health care professionals, information technology workers and agricultural producers the state needs to fill thousands of open positions and promote economic development.

“It’s the responsibility of those of us sitting across the hall to create the infrastructure and the environment to grow our state,” Sen. Matt Williams of Broken Bow said while addressing the crowd. “And education is the No. 1 investment we can make.”

The state senator’s message – adequate funding for higher education is essential to move the state forward – reverberated throughout the morning as University of Nebraska supporters came together for the second annual “I Love NU Advocacy Day.”


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