The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 25, 1974, Image 1

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(By Jean' Seal ' ' ' " ,
Two of the greatest problems
minority, children face are
teacher insenitivity and lack of
relevant instructional material,
said Dr. David Williams.
Williams is the instructor for a
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
workshop entitled TheEduca
tion of Low-Income and Ethnic
Minority Groups in Nebraska."
Books, magazines, films and
lessons tend to portray America "
as having only one . race
Caucasian, he said. The minor
ity or low-income child needs to
recognize' that this society is
multicultural rather than mono- '
cultural, he said.
The child cannot discover '
that there are many kinds of
people of differing colors and
languages from material now
available in schools, he said.
The workshop includes 49
educators; administrators, and
secondary and elementary"
school teachers. Approximately :
40-50 per cent, Williams said,
have had contact with or have
taught minority children.
What he seeks to .produce ,
through his workshop, he said,
is individual self-examination ,
by those enrolled. Each, edu
cator should discover inner
prejudice and try to effect Y',
change in feeling.
"When you bring about'
internal change, you 'bring
Frosh ' set inside, look
at. NU timing orientation
Until J uly 3, summer orien
tation sessions for incoming
freshmen will be held every
, day. On June 29, one Saturday
session will be held, although
Mary Dean, in charge of
summer orientation, noted that
100 students have already
registered for this session.
The cost for a session is $6.00
per family and $1.75 per person
for lunch. Those wishing to
obtain lodging will be charged
$3.62 per person for a double
room, and $5.18 per person
wishing a single room
' The orientation, program
chance to get an imide !ok At
the university, a chance to take
placement . exams, for . foreign
languages, and ft chance to
confirm of ' change',. fall class
schedules free of charge. -
, At 7:30 on the orientation
day, language placement test
SB A honor
awarded eoi
The professional undergrad
uate journalism society at the
University of Nebmka:Linoln
School of Journalism has named
If. J. . Cummins Anderson cf
Lincoln . w its outstanding
graduate cf 1974.
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Teacliers learn . of problems
facing' minority children
about more effectiveness in
dealing with other people," he
He said that he had no way of
knowing how enthusiastically
the students in a workshop
returned to their classes to do
something about the problem.
No particular area of Neb
raska was singled out as being
more racially discriminatory or
unsympathetic to the poor, he
said. "
"AH of Nebraska has this
problem," he said. "You have it
. even worse where no minority .
groups are present because
people do nothing about the
problem when they are "iot
faced with daily exposure."
He said he has heard of no
research in Nebraska on the
progress of ethnic groups in
recent years. He has noticed
more, of an inclurion of
ethnic-minority materials in the
classroom, he said, but this was
mainly happening where there
were already minorities in the
area. '
"America's problem is
accepting ' diversity within
unity," said Williams. "Op
pression occurs when one group
in society needs to assert itself
as superior to another. When
an inferior group is therefore
recognized, it must be fit into a
mold and oppressed in order to
be dealt with."
registration takes place. Tests
begin at 8:00 a.m. At 8:45
registration for the orientation
day begins.
A welcome session is held at
9:30, at 9:40 student hosts talk
to the freshmen, and at 11:00
there is the festival of possi
bilities, where students are
shown what facilities are
available on campus. At 1:00
there will be a faculty presen
tation, and students may meet
with advisors on an individual
basis. If needed, - special ap
pointments with university
offices will be made at 3:00.
Parents will have similar
schedules, although will meet
at different times than the
' Those wishing to register for
orientation sessions may do so
at the student union ballroom
on the day of the session.
' She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Hal Cummins of
Seward, and a reporter for the
Lincoln Star. . .
The award was made by the
Society of Professional Journ
alists, Sigma Delia Chi,
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At the minority workshop, Mrs.
in school.
Williams said he sees little
comparison between the black
movement and the women's
rights movement. All revolu
tionary groups tend to hold
certain tenets in common, he
said, a belief in tlie need to
change false stereotypes which
lead to the misuse and
misunderstanding of others.
"Humans should be more
aware of and sensitive to the
rights of others," he said.
Some educational programs
for minority and low-income
children presently in existence
are Follow .Through, Head
Start, Parent-Child Centers for
pre-schoolers, and Upward
Bound, Career Education and
Work Study programs for
Loan fund
A permanent loan fund to
assist University of Nebraska
Jaw students has been es
tablished in the memory of
John W. Atwood, a 19 law
graduate, according to Harry
II. Haynic, president of the
University of Nebraska Foun
dation. "The John W. Atwood
Memorial Loan fund" was
initiated by gifts from his
. brother, Ray Atwood, Jr., of
Lincoln, members of his family
and friends. His widow is the
former Geraldine Meyer of
Omaha, who received a Master
. of Arts degree 'in 1069.
The late John Atwood
received both his bachelor of
laws and his Juris Doctor's
degrees from the NU College of
Law, where he was managing
editor of the Nebraska Law
After graduation, he was
employed by a Chicago law firm
and from 1970 to his death fa
1372, be served as assistant
public , service director of the
American Bar Association at
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Joan Wooten, a concerned parent,
Thefts at NU
Two weeks ago students in
an outdoor education workshop
left their purses unwatched
while they worked outside.
Someone stole $20 from one
purse, $15 from another, $9
from a third girl, and $25 from
Lt. Robert Edmunds of the
campus security force, re
marked that the girls were
careless. In order to deter
thieves, he said, . all valuable
articles should be placed in one
area with a specific person
assigned to watch everything.
That person should place
everything in one container,
such as an athletic bag, and he
"should never let that out of his
From June 1-20 of this year,
there were more burglaries
(theft using force) than last
summer during that period, he'
said, but there were fewer
larcenies (theft without force).
In that period of 1973 there
were two burglaries, with a
total loss of $59. Sixteen
larcenies were reported for a
total of $676.
During that period in 1974
ir; burglaries were com
mitted for $120, and 15
larcenies were committed for a
total of $287.
All thefts recorded include
both university and personal
Edmunds noted that the
items most frequently, stolen
are bicycles. This summer, he
said, two men came down from
Omaha with bolt cutters and
stole a number of bikes from
around campus, Fortunately, ,
he said, someone reported
them and they were appre
hended in a fraternity parking
lot with two bikes in their
Usually, however, the re
covery rate for bicycles is poor,
be said. "There is a tremendous
market for stolen bicycles.
These people don't steal . the ' "
bikes for transportation they
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want to sell them."
The bicycles that are re
covered, he added, are the ones
that were stolen for transpor
tation or for a joyride.
He noted that although one
cannot prevent theft entirely, it
is possible to make it more
difficult for the thief.
"The best thing to do is not to
tempt a thief," he said.
Many bikes which are stolen
have been locked. Many times
the wheel has been locked to a
post, he said, and in these cases
the thief just removes the
wheel and takes the rest of the
bike. Later on. he said, they
will steal a wheel from another
bike to make up for it.
Thieves also have been
known to slip a bike locked to
a post right over the top of the
post, he said.
The best way to lock the
bike, he continued, is to lock it
w ith a big heavy chain to a tree
or power pole so the thief can't
lift it over the top. A big heavy
chain lock should be run from
the front wheel (which has been
turned toward the back wheel),
through the frame, and through
ili back wiiw, m wtll as
around a solid object.
He also noted that it was
important to copv down the
frame and serial numbers of the
bike, and to report the missing
bike immediately after it is
found missing. He noted that
many times a victim fails to
report a theft soon because he
believes a friend has just taken
it. However, if this is the case,
Edmunds said, the case will
just be 'dropped when this is
found out. No one will be in any
He . also noted that the
percentage of thefts from dorm
rooms h the same ' in the
summer as in the winter. He
cautioned students to keep
dorm rooms locked, even when
the student is only going to be
gone far a short period of time,
as to the shower.
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