1980-1989: Perseverance Through Tribulation

The eighties was a decade of seemingly certain war with the Soviet Union and in a time when the President of the United States implemented his own economic system, Reaganomics, which not only reduced income taxes and regulation, but also significantly reduced federal aid to state governments. This exhibit shows how amidst these changes that had a substantial effect on state funding of higher educational institutions, UNL took the changes in stride in this steadfast decade committed to growth, advancement towards the future, and excellence.


Editors: Sarah O'Neill and Kyle Rieger, History 189H: Memory, Memorials, and History, Fall 2011