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Continued cloudy and cold today.
Light rain possible this afternoon with
a high of 42. Continued cloudy tonight
and Wednesday with a 40 percent
chance of snow or freezing drizzle.
Low tonight near 30. High on Wed
nesday near 40.
eat Puppets 'cover'
a wide range of music
Arts and Entertainment, page 7
Cold weather hamper
scalpers' ticket sales
Sports, page 9
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November 12, 1985
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 85 No. 56
Hark DavisDaily Nebraskan
A day to remember... I
Col. Toby Corey of UNL remembers the POWs and MIAs on the eve of Veteran's Day. About 120
nationwide squadrons, including the Arnold Air Society of the Air Force ROTC at UNL, kept a
candle burning during an overnight vigil ending at sunrise with the raising of a POWMIA
Home Economics Dean Anthony
announces plans for retirement
By Jane Campbell
Hazel Anthony, College of Home
Economics dean, said on Monday that
she will retire in June 1986.
Anthony, the only woman dean at
UNL, took that job in 1972.
She said the most exciting part of
her career at UNL was when the college
moved into its new' building in 1974.
The quality of faculty members that the
college has acquired and the growth in
the master's degree program and in
creased enrollment also have been
exciting for her, she said.
"It hasn't been bad," she said. "It's
been frustrating atf
times, but enjoy
Anthony said re
cent budget cuts
frustrated her be
cause they limit
what the college
"But it's gratify
ing to see what we Anthony
can do with limited funds," she said.
After she retires, Anthony said, she
plans to travel and do some of the
things she has put off.
- John Yost, UNL associate to chancel
lor Martin Massengale, said an advisory
committee will be appointed to search
for a new dean.
Anthony received her bachelor's and
master's degrees from UNL. She earned
her doctoral degree from the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Anthony became chairwoman of the
UNL home economics education depart
ment in 1963. In 1970, she became
associate dean of the college.
Instructor hopes to raise retention
Class planned to help new students
By Molly Adams
A new course on academic programs
that would give new students an idea of
what the university offers is being
Jim McShane, associate professor of
English and organizer of the program,
said the course would help students
understand the university's system
The course would cover information
about student services, academic pro
grams, libraries and learning centers,
he said. McShane said it is important
for students to know how to take full
advantage of the university.
"In order for the university to retain
students, we have to enable them and
let them know they're worth some
thing," he said.
The course is being modeled after a
course at the University of South Caro
lina. McShane said USC has better stu
dent retention rates.
He said UNL students have expressed
a need for a similar course.
"I haven't been anywhere where it's
been discussed that students don'.t
think it's a good idea," he said.
McShane has talked to campus rep
resentatives and received favorable
responses. However, a few problems
such as faculty recruitment still
must be solved before the curriculum
committee will consider the course for
final approval, McShane said.
He said the course would consist of a
2-credit-hour seminar and a 1-credit-hour
"Information from the lectures would
feed back into the seminar," McShane
said. "We want to start with and lead
back into academic discipline."
students give final push
for lower budget cuts
By Todd von Kampen
Student groups will be at the Capitol
today to begin their final push for
smaller NU budget cuts, ASUN Presi
dent Gerard Keating said Monday.
The Legislature is scheduled to con
sider bills to raise the state's income
tax and cigarette tax rates when it
reconvenes today after a three-day week
end. Senators will decide late today or
Wednesday whether to allow further
amendments to the main budget bill or
vote on the bill's final passage. The
special session might adjourn by Fri
day, said Scottsbluff Sen. William
Nichol, speaker of the Legislature.
Richard Brown, assistant to Clerk of
the Legislature Patrick J. O'Donnell,
said Friday that no amendments to
further reduce NU's budget cut have
been submitted to the clerk's office.
The Legislature voted Nov. 4 to lower
the proposed cut in state support for
NU and the state colleges from 3 per
cent to 2 percent.
Keating said members of ASUN and
UNL's Government Liaison Committee
plan to give each senator a blue balloon
and pamphlet that says NU students
and faculty members oppose the budget
cuts. The balloon and pamphlet, he
said, are meant to remind senators of
Saturday's Nebraska-Iowa State game
at which students and football players
wore blue in protest of the cuts and
released blue balloons when Nebraska
scored its first touchdown.
ASUN will continue encouraging
students to call or write senators about
the cuts and to lobby at the Capitol
until the session adjourns, Keating
said. Student s, he said, must keep
fighting for lowir cuts, because even a
2 percent cut uill mean the elimina
tion of necessary urograms.
"I feel it's been a tremendous suc
cess getting it down to 2 percent," he
said. "But I'm optimists that senators
will introduce another amendment if,
in fact, an income tax increase is
Senators who support NU will be
concentrating their efforts this week
on winning passage of the two tax
increase bills so Gov. Bob Kerrey will
accept the budget bill, said Lincoln
Sen. David Landis. Without an indica
tion that a further reduction in NU's
budget cuts would be passed, suppor
ters probably will not offer an amend
ment to do so, he said.
Input from students and parents will
make the greatest difference in per
suading senators to reduce the cuts
even further, said Joe Rowson, NU
director of public affairs.
"I think students have done a ter
rific job on all our campuses (in win
ning lower cuts)," he said. "They've
communicated well, and what you've
seen is a result of that."
UNL joins network
Computer system links the world
By Jane Campbell
UNL computers have opened up
communication lines across the
Last June, two of UNL's main
frame computer systems joined
BITNET, a computer network that
links more than 600 U.S. universi
ties and several U.S. businesses.
Counterpart networks in Canada
and Europe also are linked to
BITNET, which stands for the
"Because It's Time Network."
"(BITNET) is a way of hooking up
main-frame systems all over the
country and the world," said Michael
Ruhrdanz, programmer analyst at
the UNL Biometric and Information
Files, messages and research can
be sent through BITNET to universi
ties across the United States, Can
ada and Europe, Ruhrdanz said.
BITNET also is used to exchange
information between U.S. and French
medicai centers that are research
ing acquired immune deficiency
syndrome, he said.
At UNL, BITNET is used primarily
to send information between two of
the university's main-frame compu
ter systems the International
Business Machines Corp. and the
Control Data Corp. systems, he said.
Although the UNL systems are
only about 200 feet apart, informa
tion must pass through eight con
necting links on the network before
it reaches the other system, Ruh
rdanz said. To go from the CDC sys
tem to the IBM system, a file travels
through the University of Iowa and
the University of Wisconsin before it
reaches the central United States
link at Central University in New
York. CUNY translates the CDC file
to an IBM file and sends it through
five more nodes before it reaches
the IBM system. The process takes
about five minutes, he said.
"We've found it's a very quick
network," Ruhrdanz said.
BITNET charges no fees for use of
its network, he said. However, com
puter systems hooked up with the
network must buy their own com
munication software and pay rent
for a telephone cable to the univer
sity they are linked with.
There is only one path from one
node to another, he said, and every
system in the network must agree to
be a connecting point for another
Please see BITNET on 3
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