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Creighton University has furloughed 190 employees and made several other spending cuts because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Creighton officials said Wednesday they expect to have to cut at least $35 million from the university’s budget to offset declining revenue from tuition and fees. The university said it will suspend its contributions to employee retirement plans on July 1, and top executives will take a pay cut. Creighton said it also won’t pay merit raises this year and will cut discretionary spending.

Creighton To Close Campus In Response To Outbreak

Apr 6, 2020

Creighton University is closing its campus because of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The campus will be off-limits to students, staff, faculty and visitors starting tomorrow.  Only critical employees will be allowed to report to campus.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is growing in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The survey released Thursday showed that the overall index for rural parts of the region improved to 55.9 in January from December's 50.2. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says hiring remains strong across the region. Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.

A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is growing in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The survey released Thursday showed that the overall index for rural parts of the region improved to 55.9 in January from December's 50.2. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says hiring remains strong across the region. Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.

Midwest Economy Showing Growth

Jan 3, 2020

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Midwest economy is showing a bit of growth heading into the new year.  Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says December's Mid-America Business Conditions Index is just under 51, which has the nine-state region including Iowa above growth neutral for the second time in the last three months.  He says the business managers in a recent survey say the inability to hire skilled workers and trade relations with China continue to be their biggest challenges.

Creighton President Disagrees With Student Vote

Nov 14, 2019

The president of Creighton University is disagreeing with a student vote over fossil fuels.  Nearly 21-hundred Creighton students voted last week to ask the school to divest from fossil fuels and stop new investments in the fossil fuel industry by 2025.  Creighton President Reverend Daniel Hendrickson announced yesterday that the non-binding student referendum does not align with the school's goal of a properly diversified endowment. 

 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states expect slow growth in the months ahead, but the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is weighing on the economy.

The Rural Mainstreet survey's overall index climbed into positive territory at 50.1 in September from August's 46.5. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.

Dr. Patrick Murray, Professor of Philosophy and John C. Kenefick Chair in Humanities, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to chat about the upcoming lecture that will explore the history of segregation of American’s housing during the 20th century.

Author Richard Rothstein, who is a leading authority on housing policy, will discuss how radical segregation was due to de jure segregation – the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments – that promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue even today.  He will also discuss his book, "The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America"

The event happens Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Hixson-Lied Auditorium on the Creighton University campus.

More information can be found at https://excellence.creighton.edu/ColorOfLaw

Creighton Study Looks at Impact of Financial Stress on Health

Jul 6, 2018

A Creighton University research study, funded in large part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is investigating the role financial stress can play on the health of single mothers.

The American Heart Association says African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than any other racial group in the United States. 

In celebration of Earth Day, Creighton University has been holding a variety of events on campus that raise awareness and engage in behaviors that care for the Earth.

Creighton University has received a nearly $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  It will fund Finances First, a three-year research study to observe whether improving the financial status of low-income single mothers leads to better physical health as well.