Lincoln Journal Star: 'It's odd' to march for science, says UNL scientist

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jim Van Etten has stood in the crowd during a trove of presidential speeches. Kennedy in 1960, Carter in 1980, Clinton a year ago in Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln plant pathology professor heard Obama speak twice at the National Academy of Sciences annual meeting. 

But it wasn't until this year — April 22 to be exact — that Van Etten took to the political podium himself.

That day, scientists and others around the world took up their picket signs for the March for Science.

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