The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Please join us in celebrating the historic past of your University and helping us chart a bold new future.
As a part of this special monthly N150 series, John Sorensen will present “Grace and Edith Abbott: Nebraska’s Social Justice Sisters.” Sorensen is the founder of the Abbott Sisters Project and has authored multiple books about Grace Abbott. Grace and Edith were Progressive Era activists who championed social justice for women, immigrants and children.
CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION: MUSIC AND MILESTONES, N150
Celebrate Charter Day with a monumental performance of the arts featuring UNL students, faculty and distinguished alumni – and toast the next 150 years.
THIS MONTH IN OUR HISTORY
On February 15, 1869, the University of Nebraska was established under the Morrill Act by the Nebraska Legislature "to afford to the inhabitants of this State, the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science and the arts."
Read more in this entry from A University Timeline: The First 50