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Awareness Week focuses on aiding victims
Clear, precise use
of language is key
to stopping activity
By Matthew Grant
Staff Reporter
Sexual harassment on university cam
puses can be both overt and subtle, and
it is not always recognized by its perpe
A comment such as, “You did that well for
a woman,” is harassment and can have an effect
on a person s performance, members of a panel
said during an Interactive Video Teleconfer
ence Thursday in the Nebraska Union.
The teleconference, “Confronting Sexual
Harassment On Campus,” was broadcast live
from Washington to 275 universities in the
United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The *
teleconference was part of Rape/Sexual As
sault Awareness Week at UNL.
After the teleconference, Eric Jolly, assis
tant to the chancellor and director of Affirma
tive Action and Diversity at UNL, led the panel,
which talked about sexual harassment issues at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In the eight weeks since Jolly arrived at
UNL, he said he had received 32 complaints of
sexual harassment.
Jolly said university policy would not allow
anyone who intentionally broke the sexual
harassment rules to remain at UNL.
Jolly said he planned to tackle sexual harass
ment by raising awareness.
“My goal,” he said, “is that a student will not
go through this university without bumping
into these issues at every turn.”
Offices coordinate
in hopes of easing
reporting process
By Corey Russman
Staff Reporterifc
new program to help survivors of sexual
assault get their lives back on track will
""be offered at the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln, an official said.
Eric Jolly, director of the Office of Affirma
tive Action and Diversity, said he hoped the
program would make it easier for victims to
receive university assistance.
All too often, Jolly said, only the boldest and
most stable victims seek assistance.
Jolly said that Cpl. Larry Kalkowski, who
works in crime prevention at the UNL Police
Department, brought the idea for the program to
his attention.
“It was a very wise, sound idea,” Jolly said.
UNL is modeling its program after a suc
cessful program at the University of New Hamp
shire in Durham, Jolly said.
UNL’s program will coordinate university
offices so that a victim may contact either the
police department, the Women’s Center or
Counseling and Psychological Services at the
University Health Center. Every office will
have information about the services that other
offices can provide for victims.
In the past, Jolly said, a victim may have
contacted one office without knowing that other
offices could offer additional help.
This program will “help save the victim
See VICTIMS on 3
, , Robin Trimarchi/DN
Sen. Bob Kerrey speaks at the dedication of the NASA Regional Teacher Resource Center at the University of Nebraska State
Museum Thursday.
Space encounter
Morrill Hall launches NASA Teacher Resource Center
By Jan Calinger
Staff Reporter_
The NASA Regional Teacher
Resource Cenicr opened at
Morrill Hall Thursday, al
lowing elementary and high school
teachers to spark their students’
interest in science and space explo
The center, which will allow
teachers to duplicate NASA vid
eos, audio tapes and computer pro
grams for classroom use, was
opened with a special ceremony in
which Sen. Bob Kerrey stressed the
importance of space exploration in
education and today’s world.
“The idea of classrooms has
changed,” Kerrey said.“We’ll need
people to prepare teachers to edu
cate students. Much is possible in
that area."
Kerrey said the resource center
would help to inspire today’s stu
dents in primary and secondary
schools, just as NASA’s space voy
ages in the 1950s and ’60s inspired
students of that era, including him.
“The resource center can make
young people come through,” he
said. “They will be inspired and
educated, and they will answer
questions that are not known now.”
Joan Lcilzcl, senior vice chan
cellor for pcadcmic affairs, also
spoke at the ceremony. She said the
opening would allow the univer
sity to become more involved in
education at an early stage.
“This new facility will position
the museum to have greater partici
pation in school-level education in
science,” Leitzel said. “We are
happy to have the opportunity to
participate in it.
“The impact will he great and
will be positive,” she said.
The center was started relatively
quickly, said Judy Diamond, assis
tant director for public progrants at
UNL. UNL was first advised that
NASA was searching for possible
sites early in the summer of 1992.
Confirmation came “within a
couple of months,” she said.
UNL was told of the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration’s search by the
Dcpaitmentof Education. Diamond
then had to apply for a grant and
had to assure NASA that UNL
would match the funds given to it
by NASA. Such funds will be used
for purchasing hardware, such as
vidcocassettc recorders, comput
ers and cassette recorders.
Joel McClcary, education coor
dinator and supervisor for the re
source center, said the center would
receive about one new video each
month and one new handout a week.
“There’s a lot of info here, from
the beginning of space flight,”
McClcary said. He also said there
soon would be an “encounter kit”
for teachers that would be filled
with space-related items.
According to the Slate Museum
Teachers’ Guide, teachers must
bring their own audio and video
tapes if they want duplicates of
resources. They also will becharged
5 cents a page for copies. But they
will not be charged for coming to
the center or for Using the copy
The center will be open Monday
through Friday from 1:30 to 4:30
p.m., and the first Saturday of each
month from 10 a.m. to noon.
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UJNL waits
for Clinton
By Jeremy Fitzpatrick
Staff Reporter
NL’s Academic Senate will
wait to see how President-elect
Bill Clinton acts on the issue
of homosexuals in the military before
it lakes further action concerning
ROTC on campus, an official said.
Royc<? Ballinger, president of the
Academic Senate at the University of
Ncbraska-Lincoln, said Thursday that
Clinton’s election could settle the
conflict between the Academic Sen
ate and ROTC programs on campus.
- In April 1991, the Academic Sen
ate passed a resolution proposing aca
demic credit be removed from ROTC
if it did not comply with the Univer
sity of Nebraska’s anti-discrimina
tion policies. Homosexuals arc banned
from participating in the program by
U.S. Department of Defense regula
The resolution set a compliance
deadline of January 1993.
But a conflict between the Aca
demic Senate and ROTC may be
avoided with Clinton’s election. The
New York Times reported Thursday
that Clinton said he planned to lift the
Baldwin is
moved to
St. Joseph’s
By Susie Arth
Senior Reporter
Former Nebraska football
player Andrew Scott Baldwin
was transferred Wednesday
from Immanuel Rehabilitation Cen
ter to St. Joseph’s Center for Mental
Health, an Immanuel official said.
Doltic Sater, a spokeswoman for
Immanuel, said Baldwin’s treatment
had “plateaucd,” and outpatient
therapy would be a sufficient way to
continue his care.
Sater was uncertain if Baldwin
would return to Immanuel for outpa
tient care or if he would continue his
treatment with another physical thera
Baldwin, who was shot by an
Omaha police officer Sept. 5, was
diagnosed as a paraplegic during his
stay at Immanuel. __1___
Sater said she believed the therapy
See BALDWIN on 6