The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 16, 1992, Image 1

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By Sean Green
Senior Reporter
ndrcw Scolt Baldwin was re
leased Friday from the St.
—Joseph Center for Mental
Health, 11 days after being trans
ferred there from the Lancaster County
Lancaster County Dislrici Judge
Paul Merritt amended the conditions
of Baldwin’s bond Friday, allowing
him to slay with Nebraska football
coach Tom Osborne.
Before the bond conditions were
amended, Baldwin was to stay with
assistant football coach Frank Solich
or the Rev. Donald Coleman Sr. of
Hal Anderson, Baldwin’s attorney,
said on March 3 that Baldwin would
be allowed to study at UNL’s Hcwit
Academic Center, but that he proba
bly would keep a low profile.
The center, located in the West
Stadium, houses the academic center
and training table for UNL student
Baldwin, a 22-ycar-old student and
football player at the University of
Ncbraska-Lincoln, was charged with
nek of Lincoln and a Lincoln police
officer Jan. 18.
He entered dual pleas of not guilty
and not guilty by reason of insanity to
the two charges Feb. 27.
Baldwin’s trial date has been set
for April 6. If convicted, he could
face a maximum of 25 years in prison.
Baldwin underwent an inpatient
psychiatric evaluation while at Si.
Joseph’s as a condition for his release
on S100,(XX) bond.
An anonymous source paid the
SI0,000 — the 10 percent necessary
for Baldwin’s release — on March 2.
As another condition of his bond,
Baldwin must continue outpatient
psychiatric treatment with Jack Stark,
the Nebraska football team’s psycholo
Another condition of Baldwin’s
bond is that he not speak with Ne
braska teammates Trcv Alberts, Travis
Hill or 18 other witnesses. He also is
not allowed to speak to Simanck.
Simanck was released March 7
from the Madonna Rehabilitation
Hospital in Lincoln alter she under
went treatment for injuries, including
brain damage, that she suffered in the
cult group
By Jeremy Fitzpatrick
Senior Reporter
ampus Advance, a fundamen
talist religious group that was
active on campus last year,
has resumed its activities, the execu
tive assistant to the vice chancellor
for student affairs said.
Peg Blake said the student affairs
office had become aw are of the group’s
renewed activity through a complaint
from a member of UNL’s Parent
Association. She said she had been
informed that Campus Advance had
about 150 members at UNL.
Campus Advance attempted to
become a recognized student group at
the University of Ncbraska-Lincoln
last year, but failed because its fac
ulty adviser— Philip Hugly — w ith
drew his sponsorship of the group.
Hugly, chairman of the philoso
phy department, said he originally
thought the group would discuss bib
lical issues. When he discovered they
were actively trying to convert stu
dents to their beliefs, he withdrew his
sponsorship for Campus Advance.
The group again has applied to be
recognized by the Association of
Students of the University of Nebraska.
It filed a letter of intent with AS UN
March 9 to become a student group.
The letter of intent allows the group
a 60- to 90-day grace period during
which it may hold public meetings in
the Nebraska Union. The group must
submit a constitution for ASUN’s
approval by the end of the grace pe
Campus Advance drew criticism
last year because of its affiliation
with a group that called itself the
Lincoln Church of Christ — not to be
confused with the traditional Churches
of Christ in Lincoln. The Lincoln
Church of Christ has been associated
with the Boston Church of Christ,
CORRECTION: A headline in Friday s
Daily Nebraskan incorrectly indicated
the number of voters in Wednesday's
Association of Students of the Univer
sity of Nebraska elections The correct
number is 3,614. The Daily Nebraskan
regrets the error.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
reach Moscow Page 2
RHA presidential candidat
states goals Page 6
Huskers prepare to face Big
East. Page 7
New radio format focus on
hard, classic rock Page 9
Wire 2
Opinion 4
Sports 7
A & E 9
Classifieds 12
Around the bend
Sherri Lightner of 5601 Guenevere Lane rides her bike in Wilderness Park Saturday
Regents approve UNMC chancellor
First woman
highest paid
NU appointee
By Cindy Kimbrough
Senior Reporter
The NU Board of Regents volcd
lo approve the appointment
of a new UNMC chancellor
Carol Ann Kemp Aschcnbrcncr is
the highest-paid employee in the uni
versity system and
the first woman
chancellor at the
University of Ne
She also is the
first woman ever
to head a public
academic health center, said Roger
Bulger, president of the Association
of Academic Health Centers.
Aschcnbrcncr currently is the as
sociate dean of the University of Iowa
College of Medicine in Iowa City.
William Bcrndt, interim chancel
lor of the University of Nebraska
Medical Center, said the altitude on
campus toward the appointment of
Aschcnbrener was “absolutely superb.”
Bemdt said Aschcnbrener was
bringing a large and diverse amount
of experience and a knowledge of
rural areas within the country to the
center.__ *
“I know she will keep up our
momentum and continue to move us
on to new heights,” he said.
In addition, Regent Nancy O’Brien
of Waterloo updated the regents on
the progress of the evaluation process
of NU President Marlin Massengale,
and she emphasized the importance
of confidentiality in evaluating Mas
scngalc’s strengths and weaknesses.
O’Brien, chairperson of the com
mittee for the evaluation process, said
confidentiality would allow the re
gents to be candid in their evalu
ations. The evaluations arc due back
to the committee March 27.
Massengale also will participate
in the evaluation and judge his own
job performance.
When all the evaluations arc re
ceived, O’Brien’s three-person com
mittee will have a closed meeting
March 30 to compile the evaluations.
The board then will discuss the infor
mation at a private retreat April 9.
The findings of the evaluation will
not be released to the public.
See REGENTS on 3
Problems with
closed classes
also addressed
By Cindy Kimbrough
Senior Reporter
Closed classes have become an
increasingly large problem
throughout the University of
Nebraska system, NU regents and
administrators said at Friday’s meet
ing of the NU Board of Regents.
Regent Charles
Wilson of Lincoln
said closed classes
were forcing stu
dents to lake al
ternative courses
that did not fit their
requirements and,
thus, prolonging graduation.
Wilson’s concern came in res|x>nsc
to the regents’ approval of a joint
doctoral program between the Uni
versity of Nebraska at Omaha and the
University of Ncbraska-Lincoln,
He said members should takoothcr
factors and priorities of the institution
into consideration before making such
Wilson said the prolonged amount
of time closed classes caused stu
dents to attend the university was a
matter of serious concern.
“The issue is the student is at the
door saying they want to learn ... but
they arc told, 'Sorry, there’s no room
at the inn,”' he said.
Regent Nancy Hoch of Nebraska
City agreed, and said the issue was
serious because it added to the cost of
an already expensive education.
Wilson sit id the expense was not
only for the student, but also for the
_Otto Bauer, vice chancellor of
academic affairs at UNO, said closed
classes at UNO had a direct effect on
students’ graduation. Almost 9(M)
classes were closed this spring at UNO.
Instead of graduating in the regu
lar four- to live-year time period,
some UNO students arc forced to go
six to seven years to complete their
requirements, he said.
Bauer said there also was no real
priority system to ensure a student
laced with a closed class would get
into the class the next time around.
The priority system that is in place
allows seniors first priority, then jun -
iors and so on down the line, he said.