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In 1972 the Goodrich Amendment to the state appropriation for the University of Nebraska at Omaha gave the University an "unparalleled opportunity" to develop further its educational offerings and services to students from low-income backgrounds. The intent of the amendment was to make funds available "for a program to get economically deprived young people in and through UNO." Named for State Senator Glenn Goodrich who introduced the legislation, the program was designed to provide an intellectually stimulating academic course of study augmented by whatever supportive services were needed. It would aid achievement rather than provide a remedial program to prepare students for regular academic work.