Fever dreams

When John Neihardt joined MU’s faculty 70 years ago, this charismatic poet not only beguiled legions of students with his epic tales of the frontier but also helped forge the voices of talented young authors, including William Least Heat-Moon, who went on to write the bestseller Blue Highways.

The Commune & The Castle: An Unraveling

Bullets flew in Vietnam. Campus sparked with protest. And a group of students, mired in existential dread, began to question the academic system. Searching for answers, they formed a commune adjacent downtown Lincoln, in a large, old home they called The Castle. In the end, the results were ambiguous, but they would never forget their time at Nebraska.