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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will no longer hold a university-wide honors convocation to recognize its high academic achievers.

Instead, individual colleges will hold smaller, more intimate ceremonies.

Annette Wetzel is the university’s director of special events. She tells the Lincoln Journal Star that the ceremony held about two weeks before commencement wasn’t well-attended.

Wetzel says the event had undergone several transformations in its 90-year history, which had become a source of confusion for students and families. It also became a hardship for many who had to travel long distances to Lincoln twice in one month.

The College of Arts and Sciences will recognize the top 10 percent of its students April 27. The College of Business pushed its honors convocation to the fall to consider students’ final spring semester grades.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,