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NU system struggles to retain Black, Latino professors


August 16, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kent Blansett says he loved his students, liked the University of Nebraska at Omaha, enjoyed the city and wasn't eager to leave.

But this year, the University of Kansas made a pitch to the Native American professor at UNO. KU wanted to strengthen its Indigenous studies program, Blansett said, and saw him as a good recruit. Two years ago, Yale University Press published his book on Richard Oakes, the leader of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz 50 years ago.

UNO failed to match KU's offer, Blansett told the Omaha World-Herald last month, so this summer he moved t...

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