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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1986)
Friday, December 12, 1986
ASUN senator names his own
award winners of the semester
Having received my award, and being
a good sport about it, I think it would
be appropriate for me to mention that
James Sennett forgot to mention other
awards and other award winners of the
semester in his oh-so-hilarious column
Wednesday. Being such good sports, I
can't wait to see you print it.
The first is the religious intolerance
and discriminaton award, presented
this year to Sennett for his disvocal
opposition of ASUN's non-discrimination
The next award, titled temperance
breeds intolerance, is awarded to Todd
von Kampen, who spoke against the
bill advocating alcohol on campus when
no such bill existed.
The Pat "I eat Big Macs and wine
with the Lord" Robertson award goes to
Jim, "my bowtie is better than Will's
anytime" Rogers, who revealed to read
ers that he has divined the straight and
narrow view of god in regard to campus
activites. Can you say despot? I knew
Howard award and the
jumping to conclusions award go to the
entire right wing of the DN editorial
staff, who wrote worthless column after
column trashing none other than myself,
based again on a false assumption. I
was flattered, space was wasted.
There are, of couse, award winners
from the DN, like the MTV video of the
year award going to CBA for Accounting
201's videotaped instruction. It's a
good thing TV was invented, otherwise
those kids would have been listening to
a radio or telegraph.
award goes to Dean Schwendiman of
CBA, who's been unavailable for com
ment about a memo that officially
doesn't exist but sets grade quotas in
accounting classes. Copies are availa
ble in the ASUN office. My only adivce
to Schwendiman is not to get on an
Blind man's query
leads to silence
Although I feel apprehensive to write
a letter of this sort, the problem that I
see is so disturbingly unnoticed among
students of ths university that is com
pels me to write.
Just yesterday as I was walking from
the library to the union, a blind man
stopped to ask, "how far is it to the
library?" There were about 12 people
walking past him at the time. We all
stopped and looked at each other to
see who would answer his question.
One group of about four continued
their conversation about how fun for
mal was on Friday. Two others con
tinued with their conversation about
upcoming finals. Yet another four more
just looked at the man and kept walk
ing because of the cold. The man asked
again. Finally I said, "It is about 50
Then I thought, why did I too, wait to
answer his question? He wasn't asking
for my time or my money, two of the
most regarded commodities in our rou
tine life. Just a simple answer. I was
just as guilty as the others.
There is a lesson to be learned here
for everybody, especially during this
holiday season. I think a quote froom
Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of
Silence," could sum up the problem
here and might also give us an answer.
People talking without speaking
People listening without hearing
No one dare disturb the sound of silence,
LETTER from Page 4
based on accurately gathered data and
will have relevance and meaning for
the Indian community. A deeper inves
; tigation into the issues would have
; made Harden aware that my current
I research involves work with incarcer-
ated Native Americans in Lincoln and
aims at designing successful preven
i tion programs for Indian youth rather
I than furthering empty stereotypes for
! any ethnic group.
; Elizabeth Grobsmith
I . associate professor
i :- , ; .-. . : anthropology
The when in-doubt, ad hoc award -goes
to ASUN, whick tends to stick its
head in a hole any time a bill advocat
ing a point of view or a specific action
to be taken is brought up. I think ASUN
needs a name change to Representa
tives of Administration to Students, or
The OOPS! award goes to Woody
Varner and the Temple of Doom Archi
tects for giving us beautiful models and
paintings of the Lied palace for the
performing arts, and then telling us
they goofed and can't build it. Pictures
and models of the downscale, now
named Lied auditorium and corn palace
are, like the dean of CBA, unavailable.
The next OOPS! award will be pres
ented after the damn thing sits half
empty performance after performance.
The baby-you-can-drive-my-car, yes-I'm-gonna-be-a-star
award goes to Doug,
"Balloon payment" DuBose.
award goes to
the DN sports staff. These are the only
sports reporters in the state more con
cerned about the truth than flaming
the fires of Big Red fever.
Finally, the Ebeneezer Scrooge award
goes to Bob "Where's Deb?" Kerrey and
the state Legislature for their treat
ment of UNL. Not only have they not
allowed Bob Cratchett enough money
to help Tiny Tim, but they've effectively
stolen Tim's crutch, kicked him and
left him in the snow. Of course, if you
think that's bad, just wait until Kay Orr
is governor. If Kerrey is Scrooge, Orr
will be Darth Vader. May the force be
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