The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 05, 1990, Summer, Image 1

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Bereuter introduces
loan deferment bill
By Jennifer Dods
jr* Staff Reporter
Q tudenls paying for medical
jf* school with student loans may
be allowed deferments on their
loan repayments if a congressional
bill sponsored by Nebraska Rep. Doug
Bcrculer passes.
Introduced on May 1, HR 4690
would increase the lime of loan re
payment from two years after the
completion of medical school to the
time students finish their residencies
or internships.
Medical students are usually in
residency for about three years, said
Marilyn McLaughlin, associate di
rector of financial aid at the Univer
sity of Nebraska Medical Center.
Medical students usually have seven
to eight years of schooling before
they start their internships or resi
dency training, McLaughlin said.
Bereuter said that since all train
ing programs last longer than the
current two year deferment policies,
physicians may be forced out of their
training early and into the work force
to make money for repayments.
Making loan payments after the
physicians finish their training will
reduce fears and pressures about leav
ing their residency before training is
completed, he said.
The bill is in response to the 1989
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act,
which requires medical students’ to
repay their loans two years after school
ing ends, said Carol Lawrence, press
secretary for Bereuter.
The bill has 51 co-signers, but has
yet to have public hearings on it, she
Faculty group seeks divestment
From staff reports
A University of Ncbraska-Lincoln
English professor said he is
amazed at the amount of atten
tion his group of faculty members is
Paul Olson said the group, formed
to encourage the NU Foundation to
divest from South Africa, is informal
and doesn’t do much except sit around
and talk about how nice it would be if
the foundation followed the state’s
example and divested.
He attributed the group’s notori
ety to Nelson Mandela’s recent visit
to the United States.
Nebraska people aren't sympathetic
to Apartheid, but he said they usually
aren’t involved with international
Olson said he is ‘‘very surprised
with the enthusiasm and concern”
about the divestment issue and with
what the group is doing.
‘‘If you’re onto something that’s
important, you can sec it in people’s
and your friends’ faces,” he said.
The group started when one of
Olson’s colleagues told him she was
concerned about receiving money from
the foundation, which has investments
in South Africa. Olson then said he
also was concerned about the founda
tion’s investments, because hfc is a
foundation professor and much of his
salary comes from the NU Founda
The two decided to get together
and share insights about what could
be done to get the foundation to di
vest, he said.
The group now has about 6-8
members, Olson said.
Michelle Paulman/Dally Nebraskan
Bryan Bell, a senior business major, heads for home on his motorcycle Monday afternoon
after getting out of summer classes.
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Satellite transponder
allows vast expansion
By Christine Pillard
Staff Reporter
Nebraska is the first state to
lease a full-unie satellite
transponder for educational
and public service purposes, ac
cording to Kathryn Stephens, net
work information director for the
Nebraska Educational Television
Other states transmit via satel
lite, Stephens said, but Nebraska is
the first to have 24-hour capabili
The new telecommunications
network, called NEB*SAT, re
placed the 25-year-old microwave
system Feb. 1. The primary advan
tage of NEB*S AT, Stephens said,
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Tuck receives journalism award
By Kara Wells
Staff Reporter
As a journalism professor al the
University of Nebraska-Lin
coln, George Tuck tries not to
get loo serious about his job.
Being a teacher forces you into a
strange personality.” he laughs. “It’s
easy to get too deadly serious.”
The recipient of the Robin F. Gar
land Award for outstanding service as
a photojournalism educator, Tuck
hasn t lost the enthusiasm he brought
to the university 20 years ago.
“I like the job I’ve got_There’s
enough flexibility,” he said.
For the award, Tuck credits his
“It’s really the student’s award,”
he said. “... I’m blessed with a lot of
good students.”
Tuck said he has a wide variety of
“top notch students” who do well in
the professional world.
He said he leaches his classes dif
ferently each semester to avoid repe
ution. And projects and freelance work
also help make his job worthwhile, he
Tuck said he puls in about 60 hours
-4 4
As a photographer,
you have to get inside
people's mind, you
have to pull out the
salient elements.
Unless you're alert
and have a vision,
you don't see it all.
journalism professor
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a week on both teaching in the Col
lege of Journalism and working on
outside projects.
He said he currently is writing
reports for the Associated Press
Managing Editors on graphics and
photography. He also is doing freelance
design and photography work, work
ing on two book projects and leaching
a typography class this summer, he
As the president-elect of the UNL
Academic Senate, Tuck also is in
volved heavily in faculty affairs. Even
with his hectic schedule, Tuck said he
still has time for his students.
“The students arc the first prior
ity,” he said.
Tuck said he tries to keep in touch
with his former students,4 ‘to see how
they re doing.” He said he also hears
from students out on internships who
are looking for advice.
With an undergraduate degree in
clinical psychology. Tuck said he sees
himself as a counselor when he ad
vises students.
“I try to make the student inde
pendent but still provide them with a
support system_It’s like kicking
them out of the nest,” he said.
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