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Women faculty salaries below males
By Kim Beavers
Staff Reporter
Although women faculty members
increased from 162 during 1985-86 to
202 last year and make up 32 percent
of new faculty members this fall, their
salaries still fall below those of men at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
According to a 1986-87 report
from the UNL Faculty Salary Study
Committee, UNL has made no prog
ress in the salary differences since
Several faculty members say they
do not sec overt sexual discrimina
“1 don’t think there is a conscious
discrimination with men on the UNL
staff in terms of women,” said Mau
reen Honey, associate professor of
“The faculties of all departments
dominated by men mean there is an
automatic knowledge and familiarity
with things they do and the way they
do them,” Honey said. “We arc in a
sexist society and, yes, it does affect
the whole process.”
One reason for the increase in
women faculty members is that
women arc setting their sights higher,
Honey said.
But discrimination remains,
Honey said, “and we, as women, need
to keep chipping away at it.”
According to “UNL Faculty: Sal
ary and Tenure Data,” in 1985-86,
men made $37,034 on a median scale.
Women received $28,856.
The difference in pay at the level of
full professor was $987; at the associ
ate professor level, $2,375; and at the
assistant professor level, $1,335.
In 1986-87, women made $1,238
less at the full professor level, $22
more at the associate level and $698
less as assistant professors.
Jim Lewis, Faculty Senate presi
dent and associate professor of mathe
matics and statistics, said he thinks it
is in the best interests of the university
to hire more women. There are one
woman and 38 men in the math depart
ment, Lewis said, and female students
need female role models.
Women students need inspiration
to attend graduate school, Lewis said.
Watching and learning from women
faculty members might encourage
students to work for higher degrees, he
Lewis said the math department at
UNL has three vacancies to fill for
next year, and the one woman in the
department is part of the hiring com
“We feel it’s important to at least
gel one more woman on the staff, and
we are willing to not just look at the
applications of the women that come
here and fill them out, but to go out
and look for qualified women,”
Lewis said.
Honey, who is also chairwoman of
women’s studies, said there is an
overall pay difference at UNL.
“This is a school that pays all of its
faculty members less, not just
women,” Honey said. “We are in the
bottom of the Big Eight schools con
cerning pay. There are very minimal
raises at the university. Former Gov
ernor Bob Kerrey tried to balance the
budget by taking away from our sala
ries, and that hurt some of the in
comes here at UNL. But women with
equal experience are still paid less.”
Helen Moore, chairwoman of
women’s studies last year and associ
ate professor of sociology, said cer
tain fields have more women, but that
could be part of the salary problem.
“What I find happening is that I’ve
seen women primarily being hired in
fields for women such as social sci
ences and humanities,” Moore said.
These fields pay less than areas in
math or science, she said.
Brian Barber and Tom Lauder/Daily Nebraskan
Poor ridership
threatens night
service to East
By Joeth Zucco
Staff Reporter
AS UN President Andy Pollock said that
if the night bus service loses money this fall,
it will be discontinued next semester.
Pollock said the new night bus service is
falling short of expected numbers. He said
ridership was predicted at about 1,116 stu
dents per week, according to a poll con
ducted last year. During the first week of the
service this fall, total ridership was 144. The
second week’s was 205.
“We have to be optimistic and wait right
now,” Pollock said. “If it doesn’t improve,
then we'll have to sit down and talk about it”
The service must increase its ridership by
six limes to pay for itself, said Dick Rohde,
general manager of Lincoln Transportation
• System.
An average of 50 people ride the bus each
night, Rohde said, and for AS UN to break
even, ridership must increase to an average
of 336 each night.
LTS charges AS UN $84 a night for the
service, Rohde said. The 25-ccnt fare is used
to pay the charge, he said.
Pollock said the $20,000 for the service
comes from the All-University Fund, a phil
anthropic fund.
Rohde said ridership may not be as high
as expected because of scheduling.
The bus runs from 7:04 a.m. to 10:35 p.m.
At night, one bus runs between campuses
every 20 minutes from 6:35 to 10:35 p.m.
The bus makes six round trips each night.
Pollock said the service was advertised with
a half-page advertisement in the Daily
Nebraskan, notices on the information
kiosks and the general bulletin board, fliers
in the residence halls and at Freshman Fri
day, and a banner board on the Nebraska
Union. Pollock said he also talked to profes
sors who teach night classes and advisers on
East Campus.
The advertising is paid for by ASUN,
which will be reimbursed by the administra
tion, Pollock said.
Residents spruce up rooms
By Mitchell Meyers
Staff Reporter
When Ann Weikcrt and Amy Schut/ moved
into Ncihardt Residence Center at the begin
ning of the semester, there were two beds, two
dressers, a bookshelf and a closet.
“It was motel hell staring me in the face,”
Schut/. said.
Weikcrt, a University of Ncbraska-Lincoln
freshman theater major, and Schut/., a fresh
man biological science major, said they
couldn’t handle it.
So, like many residents, Weikcrt and Schut/
renovated their room to create their own home.
They built a frame that reaches across their
room and suspends their bunks above the two
dressers. They set up their stereo, hung up
posters, lit candles and threw their clothes on
the floor.
They added a refrigerator. On top, they
scattered children’s bookss fingernail polish
and the whole gang of Muppct babies from
McDonald’s Happy Meals.
This is home. Because home is comfortable.
And for Weikcrt and Schut/, comfort comes
from expressing themselves through their be
Although they have different majors, the
women have similar artistic interests. Between
the two, a collection of authentic movie posters
Student Senate meeting
and strange yet colorful drawings decorate the
“Everything I own is here,” Weikcrt said.
“Every part of me is on this floor.”
Jay Svanda, a Schramm Hall resident, likes
expression and comfort too, but he didn’t just
bring the comforts of home with him. He built
Svanda, a senior electrical engineering
major, toted in carpeting, wood paneling and
electrical gadgets. He has turned his plain room
into a posh apartment.
Fully carpeted, the room is 17 by 19 feel and
divided into three sections by wood-paneled
partitions. One partition near the entrance
separates the closets and personal items from
his living room.
The living area has two couches, two coffee
tables, a television, a stereo, a VCR, two beds,
a ceiling fan, Svanda’s computer cabinet and a
Another partition between the living room
and the north wall closes off a smaller area
enclosing the residents’ desks, one on each end
of the room.
Svanda said he has spent about $250 to $300
on materials such as paneling, wiring and
lumber. He built all the partitions and bunks
In the living area against the cast wall, his
VCR, TV and stereo arc lilted in a wooden
entertainment center built by Svanda’s father.
The remote controls for the entertainment
center rest on a conventional rectangular coffee
Svanda’s bunk is suspended above, sup
ported by a wooden frame which reaches from
the floor to the ceiling, across to the opposite
side of the room, and down the other wall,
where his roommate’s bunk is suspended above
one of the couches.
The refrigerator is built into the partition
separating the living area from the study areas.
A single dimmer switch controls the wall lamps
on each end of the partition. On the partition,
around the corner from the refrigerator, is a
con'rol switch for the ceiling fan in the living
His other gadgets include four telephones, a
police scanner and the pager to his car security
Glenn Schumann, assistant director of hous
ing/maintenance, said maintenance personnel
arc happy to cooperate with students who want
to fix up their rooms.
“We like to work with our residents as much
as possible. It’s fun to watch them make their
rooms into their own personal domains,” Schu
mann said.
See ROOMS on 3
ASUN to investigate CBA drop policy
By Lee Rood
Staff Reporter
ASUN members formed an ad-hoc commit
tee Wednesday night to investigate College of
Business enrollment policies because senate
members say the college may be mistreating
Senators Brad Katz and Nancy Hove
brought the bill to the senate’s attention after
discovering that even though business students
with necessary prerequisites are promised
courses, they arc being denied those courses.
According to the bill, Gary Schwcndiman,
Dean of the College of Business, has publicly
stated that all students enrolled in CBA who
have the required .prerequisites will get their
business classes.
Still, the college is systematically dropping
these students from classes.
The senators also said many students arc not
aware that if they register for a business course
and do not fill all the requirements, they will be
dropped later in the semester when they will
only be able to recover a portion of their tuition.
The College of Business Administration is
the only college to systematically drop students
if they do not fill all the required prerequisites.
Katz and Hove said because of the difficulty
in obtaining business courses at the University
of Ncbr&ska-Lincoln, some potential students
arc going to other institutions.
The committee, to be comprised of two
ASUN senators, one member of the Student
Advisory Board, one student-at-large, one
CBA faculty member and one administrator,
will be appointed by ASUN president Andy
The committee is expected to investigate the
current business course prerequisites, the prioi
ity system of enrollment, and the Administra
tive drop procedure.
The committee will report its findings at an
October 21st meeting.