Regents Reject Private Health Center At UNL

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has opted not to switch to a privately run student health center in Lincoln.

According to reports the board Friday rejected a proposal to enter into a 36-year contract with Bryan Health to operate the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's heath center and then build a new $14.4 million center.

UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman says the deal would have let the university avoid the uncertainties of providing health care under new federal guidelines and would have stabilized costs to students.

But most board members weren't ready for the change, which would have made UNL the first Big Ten Conference university to switch to a private student health center.

Regent Tim Clare says he doesn't like "being the pioneer in something like this.


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