University of Nebraska President Emphasizes Benefits of Joining CIC

Dec 02, 2010

A Nebraska newspaper reported in its Dec. 1 edition that University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken made public remarks that stating that this may be one of the "great periods" in the history of the University of Nebraska, and cited the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation as one of the reasons.

Milliken made the comment during an appearance at the Grand Island Rotary club on Tuesday, Nov. 30. He also cited an increase in enrollment, rising ACT scores for incoming freshmen and successful fundraising efforts as other reasons.

The Grand Island Independent reported Milliken saying "the CIC means schools are able to cooperate with one another on research projects. The University of Nebraska’s pending entrance into the Big Ten is already making a difference in the students applying to the university and to the professors whom the university is able to recruit."

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will join the CIC as a full member on July 1, 2011, the same day it becomes a member of the Big Ten Conference.

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