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Mostly cloudy and breezy today.
Southerly winds 5-1 5 mph with a high
of 29. Cloudy tonight with possible
freezing drizzle changing to snow
flurries. Low near 20, Cloudy and
slightly warmer on Tuesday with a
chance of flurries. High near 30.
11th Street businesses
may be forced to move
Arts and Entertainment, page 9
Huskers dominate OU
for volleyball title
Sports, page 6
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November 25, 1985
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 85 No. 65
common, deans say
By Tammy Kaup
Traditionally, college has been a
But because of work obligations,
crowded classes, tougher graduation
requirements and high tuition, more
students delay graduation, say several
J. Clay Singleton, associate dean of
the College of Business Administra
tion, said about 75 percent of business
students surveyed several years ago
took longer than four years to graduate.
Singleton said he thinks the stigma
attached to a delayed graduation has
faded. Students used to follow their
class group from freshman to senior
years, he said. Now more diversity
exists in graduation patterns. Some
people take a year off or take lighter
class loads because of part-time work,
"Most of our students are working,"
He said he thinks tuition increases
and the higher cost of living have made
work necessary for some students.
But Lyle Young, associate dean of
the College of Engineering and Tech
nology, said he thinks need for money
is less a cause for delayed graduation
than it was a generation ago.
.Students used to feel pressure to get
out of school and earn money as soon as
they could, he said. Young said he
thinks students are more relaxed today.
Engineering Dean Stanley Liberty
said he thinks most engineering stu
dents take more than four years to
graduate. Young said the 134 credit
hours required for an engineering
degree can delay graduation for some
"I see students as being much more
flexible today than they used to be,"
said James O'Hanlon, Teachers College
dean. When he was in college, O'Han
lon said students who didn't graduate
in four years were considered poor
"People are more willing to follow
alternative routes than they used to
be," he said.
O'Hanlon said one study showed
Teachers College students graduating
with about 14 more credit hours than
the 125 needed for graduation.
Recent state requirments changed,
requiring teacher certification in more
than one subject and lengthening gra
duation time, he said. Also, students
become certified in more subjects to be
more attractive to employers, he said.
Hazel Anthony, dean of the College
of Home Economics, said that getting
off track in a sequential major can
"We have a lot of transfer students,"
she said. They often get behind in.
requirements, she said. And students
can get behind because sequential
courses are not offered every semester.
Anthony also cited students working
as a reason for delaying graduation.
R. Neale Copple, College of Journal
ism dean, said some students have
summer internships so they can't take
summer school, which would enable
them to graduate in four years.
Journalism classes tend to be
"packed," he said. Busy classes can
lessen the number of hours a student
can take in certain semesters.
A generation ago, he said, "parents
made very unhappy noises" when stu
dents didn't graduate in eight semes
ters. He said students he has talked to
seem to be less concerned about that
than they used to be.
Earl Ellington, associate dean of the
College of Agriculture, said he thinks
students are taking longer to graduate
because of "mushrooming knowledge."
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Campus leaders meet
for program summit
By Diana Johnson
and Janis Lovitt
While Reagan and Gorbachev met
at a summit last week for peace
talks, UNL student group leaders
also gathered to discuss their needs.
The Office of Campus Activities
and Programs, which sponsored the
summit, hopes to make it an annual
Judy Kawamoto, graduate assist
ant for CAP-city, said the meeting
helps recognize various programs
and improve communication be
tween CAP and the groups it spon
sors. "The response from campus lead
ers was positive," Kawamoto said.
"We hope to have a similar program
in the spring."
Kawamoto said campus leaders
suggested a need for more work
shops "tailored for their organiza
tions." Leadership and team-building
workshops were suggested most by
"Organization of the Month"
awards were presented to the Gay
Lesbian Student Association, Young
Americans for Freedom and the Res
idence Hall Association.
"There are so many campus
organizations, and we feel it's im
portant to give them recognition for
the work they've done," Kawamoto
ASUN Sen. Jerry Roemer attended
the meeting to discuss an anti
discrimination clause that the sen
ate has asked all campus groups to
include in their constitution.
Kawamoto said the clause sug
gests that all activities not discrim
inate against people because of
their age, sex, place of residence,
color and creed.
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David CreamerOaily Nebraskan
Nebraska's Doug DuBose is tripped up by Oklahoma's Derrick White, No. 1 4, and Darrell Reed
during first-half action in Norman, Okla., Saturday. More photos on Page 7.
NU defense never recovers
from Sooners' first-lialff storm
By Mike Reilley
NORMAN, Okla. A storm warning
was issued Saturday, but it came too
late for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The storm hit the University of Okla
homa's Memorial Stadium early in the
football game, and the Sooners emerg
ed with a 27-7 victory.
The "storm" was Oklahoma's of
fense, which worried Nebraska defen
sive coordinator Charlie McBride
throughout the Huskers' game prepara
tions. "The big play killed us," he said.
"We had warned everybody about it all
Just as the weather is sometimes
unpredictable, so was the Sooner of
fense. Oklahoma surprised Nebraska
on its second series of the game when
tight end Keith Jackson took the ball
from quarterback Jamelle Holieway
and ran 88 yards for a touchdown.
It was Jackson's first carry of the
season, and it caught several Nebraska
players, as well as Coach Tom Osborne,
"I don't think I ever saw them run
that reverse, and they ran it very well,"
Osborne said. "That end (Jackson) is
big and fast."
Oklahoma ran the reverse to Jackson
on two other occasions and he finished
with 136 total yards.
Junior Kevin Parsons, who started at
linebacker in place of injured Marc
Munford, said he wasn't familiar with
the tight end reverse either.
"Against the Chicago Bears, it would
have been a good play," he said. "We
hadn't practiced it."
Parsons finished with a game-high
13 tackles. He said Oklahoma's offense
was quick and hard to contain.
"I think a lot of times we over
pursued," he said. "We played it too
well sometimes if you can do that."
Long-yardage plays also set up Okla
homa's other first-half scores. Holieway
hit Jackson on a 38-yard pass over the
middle and scored on a 43-yard option
run two plays later to stretch the Soon
ers' lead to 14-0 with 5:52 left in the
In the second quarter, Jackson again
broke loose on another reverse. That
one accounted for 29 yards and set up a
37-ysrd field goaf by Tim Lashar.
Osborne said his team was tense in
the game's early stages, which helped
the Sooners' quick start.
"I thought we were a little uptight
early," he said. "We weren't able to
dominate the way we have a lot of oth
ers. It was their defense that domi
nated the game."
Oklahoma scored on its first two ser
ies of the second half. The first was a
10-play, 54-yard drive that ended with a
34-yard field goal by Lashar.
Then, Holieway scored his second
touchdown of the game when he ran 17
yards around the left side. That gave
the Sooners a 27-0 lead.
The loss was a convincing one,
"We just got a good kicking," he
said. "We knew before we came down
here they were a great football team,
and I saw nothing today to change my
The Huskers entered the game as
one of the leading rushing teams in the
nation. The Sooners held them to only
161 yards on the ground.
Nebraska drove inside the Sooners
Please see LOSS on 8
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