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Chambers calls Kerrey a coward;
criticizes his leadership record
By Ryan Steeves
U.S. Senatorial candidate Ernie
Chambers told about 100 Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln
students and others Tuesday that his
running mates are afraid of him, espe
cially Democratic candidate Bob
Chambers, the New Alliance Party
candidate, called Kerrey a coward for
refusing to face him and U.S. Sen.
David Karnes in the Sept. 18 debate in
Omaha. Chambers also criticized the
press for making Kerrey appear brave
because of his refusal.
“Bob Kerrey ran from me and they
made him courageous," said Cham
bers, currently a slate senator from
“Bob Kerrey is afraid to debate
me," Chambers said. “You all think
he’s brave because he got the Con
gressional Medal of Honor. But Bob
Kerrey is a cowardly person."
Chambers, speaking at Common
place, 333 N. 14th St., said the Medal
of Honor is a political citation that
soldiers get by knowing high ranking
officials. He said many veterans have
performed feats greater than Kerrey’s
and gotten no medal.
Chambers also criticized
Kerrey’s campaign and his perform
ance as governor.
Chambers denounced one of
Kerrey’s television advertisements,
in which a woman says Karnes, the
Republican candidate, should stop
criticizing Kerrey and talk about the
“But what is she (the woman in the
ad) doing other than bad-mouthing
Karnes ?,rChambers asked.
Moving from advertisements to
politics, Chambers said Kerrey cut
the budgets of some minority groups
by SO percent when he was governor.
Chambers said that although the
Legislature was able to over-nde the
cuts, the decision to veto those budg
ets shows Kerrey is “an indicative,
small-minded, little man.”
Chambers said Kerrey also has a
knack for making people believe he
achieved things as governor that lie
did not actually achieve.
Chambers talked little of Kames,
other than saying that Kames also is
afraid of him.
“But it’s not the New Alliance
Party Kames and Kerrey fears,”
Chambers told the students. “It’s the
person in front of you that they fear.”
Chambers said one difference be
tween him and his running mates is
that he “manifests” his conduct based
on what he believes. One such mani
festation involved picketing at Lan
caster Manor nursing home in Lin
coln earlier this year, he said, to pro
test some of its abusive care.
Kames and Kerrey manifest their
behavior based on what gets them
votes, Chambers said.
Besides criticizing his opponents,
Chambers told the students that they
are a part of an oppressive system that
See CHAMBERS on 6
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Officials: Harassment dealt with effectively
By Victoria Ayotte
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln deals
effectively with sexual harassment
through its policies of equal employment
and equal opportunity for education and
through the Student Code of Conduct which
prohibits personal misconduct, two UNL offi
Brad Munn, Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity officer for UNL,
said his office handles charges of sexual harass
ment, which is a form of sex discrimination.
Most cases are handled at the departmental
level, he said. The cases that can't be handled
there are brought to his office, Munn said.
If the case involves two employees, it is
classified under employment. It the case in
volves an employee and a student, it is classi
fied under equal opportunity for education.
Munn said most cases of sexual harassment
don’t deal with rape or violence. Most deal with
offensive posters, foul language or general
harassment of a sexual nature that does not
create a good working environment, he said.
“Everybody has the idea it means sex,"
Munn said. “That's not the major problem. It's
how people are treated by other peoole — it’s
An Affirmative Action staff member cited a
case in which a teaching assistant had a poster
in his office of a girl in a snow-ski suit. The
poster’s caption read: “Keep your tips up.”
Several students complained about the
poster, and Munn asked the teaching assistant
to take it down, he said.
Munn said he thinks the current policy is
effective. About 500 employees have been
trained in the sexual harassmentpolicy, he said,
and most people comply with tne policy.
Thirty-seven employees have lost their jobs
for violating sexual harassment policy since
1976, Munn said.
The number of formal cases of sexual har
assment has increased in past years, Munn said,
but this is probably not due to an increase in
“I believe there’s greater awareness (of
policy),” he said.
Munn said his office usually handles two
sexual harassment cases each month.
Munn said UNL Chancellor Martin Massen
gale has appointed an ad hoc committee to
teach people how to deal with sexual harass
ment. Employees on each campus will be
trained as consultants.
On Oct. 21, UNL will also be involved in a
national videoconference dealing with sexual
harassment on campus. The videoconference
will be shown from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the
Another UNL office, Student Judicial Af
fairs, deals with sexual harassment between
students, said Kathy Austin, director of the
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Faculty Senate to look
at ‘town hall’ system
By Jane Hirl
The restructuring of the Faculty
Senate will be discussed with
University of Nebraska-Lm
coln administrators following a deci
sion made at a senate meeting Tues
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By Bryan Thomas
Students, faculty and suff from
the University of Nebraska
Lincoln met Saturday and Sun
day to discuss campus cultural diver
sity, according to Peg Johnson, spe
cial project* director for student af
Representatives from 10 different
student groups and 29 faculty and
staff members met at the Eastern
Nebraska 4-H Camp in Gretna to es
tablish better communications
among minority groups and whites.
Johnson said the group focused on
six areas itcould plan specific actions
on to create an environment in which
diversity is appreciated:
• Changing university systems and
structures that work against diversity
See CULTURE on 5
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