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September 22,1988 University of Nebraska Lincoln Vo!. 88 No. 18
ASUN votes to give $500
to program despite warnings
By Ryan Sleeves
Senior Reporter
The Association of Students of the Uni
versity of Nebraska passed an appro
priations bill Wednesday donating
$500 to the “Do It Sober” program, despite
warnings from some senators that the action
could spark more requests for charity.
ASUN passed the bill with a 13-7 vote. The
money will be used to pay for expenses incurred
by the program’s speaker. Lonise Bias, mother
of former Maryland basketball player Len Bias
who died of a cocaine overdose in 1986.
Sen. MattGotschall, ASUN speaker, led the
opposition, saying that passing the appropria
tions bill might set a precedent in which an
onslaught of charity groups will ask for money
out of ASUN’s budget
“I also believe the program (“Do It Sober”)
will goon with or without ASUN’s money,” he
“Do It Sober” will kick off Alcohol Aware
ness Week,Oct. 16 to 22. The event will feature
programs aimed at educating students about the
effects of alcohol consumption.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the Resi
dence Hall Association and the University
Health Center are sponsoring the program with
ASUN. Sen. Tyler Correll, a general studies
student, submitted the bill.
Correll, a SAE member, disavowed any
personal interest in the bill. He said he supports
. “Do It Sober” because it’s an important educa
tional program and because ASUN will receive
good publicity for co-sponsoring it.
“I think it’s a real good program and I think
ASUN will benefit from it,” Correll said. .
Sen. Terri Dondlinger of the Teachers Col
lege said she doubts that residence hall students
. will participate in “Do It Sober.” RHA is co
sponsoring the event for the first year.
Dondlinger said ASUN could appropriate
student fees to more worthy causes, rather than
supporting mostly greek events.
Gottscnail agreed saying the Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aid or UNL librar
ies could use the money more than “Do It
Sober.” ,
ASUN President Jeff Petersen supported the
bill, saying it will be a beneficial program that
will encompass all students on the UNL cam
“This is the first event I’ve ever seen where
residence hall students and greek units arc
working together,” Petersen said
Marlene Beyke, ASUN director of develop
ment, said that ASUN will use money leftover
from last year to fund “Do It Sober.” Petersen
said they have enough money to fund other
programs and ASUN can handle other appro
priations requests as they come up.
Peace Corps director looks to UNL
By Pattie Greene Morocco just came out of a seven-year
staff Repomr__drought, Fredrick said.
Nebraska exports wheat to Morocco, which
TV avid Fredrick, director ot the Peace
?; I Corps in Morocco, said Wednesday
that he wants to extend and increase
the cooperation between the state of Nebraska
and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with
“I want a good partnership in order to share
Nebraska’s wealth of human resources with
Morocco,” he said.
Fredrick spoke to a group of UNL agricul
ture professors Wednesday following a break
fast at the East Campus Union.
According to Fredrick, Morocco doesn’t
have that many natural resources, although he
said he thinks they are one of the leaders of the
developing countries in conservation and envi
■ ronmental preservation.
Fredrick said a land-grant university like
UNL is an important resource for training
Americans and Moroccans in agriculture.
UNL cooperates in developing dry-land
agriculture, which grows where rain falls infre
quently, he said. The university also helps
develop rain-fed agriculture.
is sold there, he said.
The Peace Corps has a farmer-to-farmer
program, which allows U.S. faimers to come to
underdeveloped countries in the off-season,
Fredrick said.
Nebraska Rep. Doug Bereuter implemented
the program in 1985.
The farmer-to-farmer program allows farm
ers to provide short-term technical assistance to
the volunteers, farmers and farm organizations
they work with in Third World countries.
The farmers assist in areas such as dairy .
production, vegetable production and poultry
Fredrick said the first program was a tremen
dous success. He said the “best, No. ! bee
keeper in America" helped set up beekeeping in
While dairy, beef and wheat farmers are
welcome in the farmer-to-farmer program,
Fredrick said co-op workers and agri-business
men may also volunteer.
See CORPS on 19
DREAM to form lines of communication
By Eve Nations
Staff Reporter
The recently formed student organiza
tion DREAM hopes to form a coali
tion of minority students by forming a
chain of communication, according to Paul
Miles, special assistant to Vice Chancellor
1omf»c riripwi'n
Miles said Wednesday at a meeting he
would like to see DREAM become the organi
zation that unites existing minority organiza
“I want to stress that this organization is not
here to take over any existing organizations,
rather it is here to assist, in adiversined manner,
the existing organizations.
I want to open up a better chain of commu
nication throughout the campus,” Miles said.
Miles came up with the idea of DREAM,
Developing Realistic Events Assessing Mi
norities, last spring because he did not sec an
appreciation and a network of the existing
various cultural organizations.
“There isasmallpercentageof minorities on
campus and (hey need to communicate with
each other,” Miles said. “Concerns that apply to
one minority group will probably apply to
another minority group.”
After the formation of the concept, Miles got
together with other students about the idea.
‘‘I talked to other students and they thought
it would be a worthwhile organization,” he
Miles said he hopes to make students more
aware of the organization and the goals. One
goal Miles wants to accomplish is to have a
better voice for minority students.
‘‘One of my main concerns is to get represen
tation for minority students in the student
government,” he said.
Miles is not alone in this quest for increased
representation of minority students.
Kim Beavers, second vice president of the
Association of Students of the University of
Nebraska, is attempting to diversify the student
Beavers spoke at the meeting and expressed
her concern for the lack of minority representa
tion in ASUN.
"I no longer want ASUN to be a white, greek
organization," Beavers said. ‘‘I think that we
have a tunneled vision. There is a narrow view
when you don’t have a diversified govern
Several positions are available in commit
tees, Beavers said. She encouraged students to
apply for the positions.
‘‘There arc not many minority students in the
government,” she said. “I think that once one
person breaks in, the rest won’t be afraid to get
involved too.”
Beavers said there was a lack of knowledge
on how to gel involved with the government.
“Anyone who wants to get involved can
come to nr.e if they need help,” she said.
AS UN will be taken more seriously if there
is equal representation, Beavers said. The stu
dent government will hold a lot more weight
with the students, she said.
Brad Munn, Affirmative Action officer for
the university, encouraged the students at the
meeting to work cooperatively and collectively
to get rights that already are theirs.
“You have to be brave, you have to be bold,
and you have to stand up for what’s right,”
Munn said. “We have to work together to not be
Munn said some UNLfaculty do not treat the
minority students with the same fairness as
majority students. He added that the faculty is
there to help students and minority students
have the same right to get help as the white
Miles said some students think nothing will
happen if they speak up. DREAM will give
students the confidence that people arc behind
them, he said.
“If you hold your frustrations inside, you
won’t ever feel content,” he said. “This aware
ness is happening all across the country, there
is no reason why we have to be the last to jump .
on the band wagon.”
Miles said he hopes DREAM will be an
organization for the students by the students.
“I want it to be appreciated by faculty and
staff and outside sources,” he said. “I also want
it to become visible, accepted and appreci
Miles was encouraged by student’s interest
for DREAM and the positive reactions of the
“I think James Griesen (vice chancellor of
student affairs) needs to be complimented
because of his contributions, both financially
and time wise,” Miles said.
The initial start of DREAM is encouraging,
but one meeting does not forecast the future of f
the organization, Miles said.
“I want to wail and see how things develop,"
he said. “I appreciate the start but I am not
Miles stressed that he is not the leader of
“I play the role of the advisor,” he said. “In
the next two to three meetings I hope to help the
organization develop a constitution and de
velop leaders.”