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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1993)
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Professor’s adventures include trips to Morocco, Germany
By Rebecca Oltmans
As a young man just out of
college, Edward Homze
was a navigator flying B
47s in the Morrocan Revolution.
Life in the revolutionary
business was exciting. Homze
had many close calls, he said,
and it was
after one too '
ences that he
than make it
Today he reminisces about
some of those close calls to
students in his classes here at
Homze began teaching in his
first full-time position at Empo
ria, Kan., in 1961 and came to
UNL in 196S. Aside from the
occasional trip to Germany,
East Berlin at that time was a kind of ‘1984’
world. It looked like something out of a science
fiction movie, like It was frozen before World War
II and the people and the city looked and acted
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Homze has made Lincoln his
Homze first fell in love with
Germany when he attended
graduate school in Berlin from
1957-59. Studying abroad was a
spur-of-the-moment thing for
“I was sitting reading The
New York Times at Penn State,”
Homze said. “I saw an ad about
studying in Germany — the
deadline was the end of the week.
I filed and got a scholarship.”
Berlin was one of the most
j fascinating cities in the world at
that time, full of spies and every
other brand of people because it
was a showcase for both sides of
the Cold War, Homze said.
Living expenses were minimal
at the time, he said — always a
plus for college students. The
exchange rate was 16 German
marks to the dollar at the lime,
Homze said, so he could afford to
visit East Berlin, see an opera
and drink Russian champagne.
Homze traveled back and
forth between East and West
Berlin all the time, he said, and
noted the differences between the
“East Berlin at that lime was a
kind of ‘1984’ world,” Homze
said. “It looked like something
out of a science fiction movie,
like it was frozen before World .
War II and the people and the
city looked and acted that way.”
West Berlin was years ahead
in terms of economic and
technological progress, he said.
Traveling between the cities
was usually no problem, he said,
but East Berlin sometimes was
scary. Homze recalls both brutal
policemen and suspicious
“They would stop you and
frisk you because they thought
you were indulging in the black
market,” he said. “They looked
in people’s pockets and interro
Homze said tourists and locals
alike were interrogated.
“I was stopped once for four
hours until they decided I was a
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for many students
By Joel Strauch
Staff Reporter __
Imost half of the University
of Ncbraska-Lincoln students
who preregistered did not re
ceive all the classes they wanted.
Todd Lofton, a programmer/ana
lyst at the Office of Registration and
Records, said 51 percent of students
received the schedule they signed up
Lofton said the number was a little
higher than last year, but that it hadn ’ t
changed by more than a few percent
age points over the last few years.
Lofton said the reason students did
not make it into classes they wanted
was simply that there was not enough
space to meet demand.
Students who did not receive their
class requests can go through early
Drop/Add during finals week or Drop/
Add in the fall, Lofton said, both of
which are now free of charge.
Steve So, a senior economics and
international affairs major who re
ceived all of his classes but one, said
he wasn’t looking forward to Drop/
‘i’ll have to go through the same
old Drop/Add routine,” he said. “It’s
kind of a pain in the bull, but it’s a
process you have to go through.”
Mike Erdkamp, a sophomore me
teorology major, also did not receive
the classes he wanted.
“It happens every year. It’s noth
ing to be alarmed by,” he said.
However, Erdkamp said that he
thought students who preregistcrcd
should have priority in the Drop/Add
process over those who waited.
“I think there’s loo much BS run
ning around in preregistration and
Drop/Add,” he said.
But Mike Nielson, a senior com
puter science major who received a
complete schedule, said he always
had good luck with prercgistralion.
“I was pleased that I got back a
complete schedule because it’s my
last semester,” he said. “1 never have
to go through drop and add again.”
Jami Uhlig, a sophomore special
education major, also was one in the
lucky SI percent.
“It’s usually complete, but some
times I get alternates,” Uhlig said.
“It’s nice having what I want. It’s a lot
Football seating plan changed
put in southeast
part of stadium
By Chuck Green
More than four months before
the firstComhusker football
game, a battle for field posi
tion in Memorial Stadium already is
But unlike a football game, the
students are trying to stay as far away
from the end zone as possible.
In February, Nebraska Athletic
Director Bill Byrne proposed moving
student football scaling to sections 1,
2,9, lOand 11. The reorganization, he
said, was aimed at eliminating com
plaints from some Comhusker foot
ball fans that their view of the game
was obstructed, since many students
stand throughout the game.
After meeting with student organi
zations, such as the Intcrfraternily
Council, Panhcllenic Council, Resi
dence Hall Association and the Asso
ciation of Students of the University
of Nebraska, Byrne changed the plan
to place student sealing in sections 8
through 14 — in the southeast comer
of Memorial Stadium.
Byme said he had received two
letters from students protesting the
restructuring, but “everyone else
seems to be pretty happy with it all.
“In meeting with the student orga
nizations, I found that students gener
ally preferred to be together and not
split up,” Byrne said. “This way, I
think they’ll be pleased with the re
Sections 8 though 11, located in
the East Stadium, will include student
seating from lop to bottom of the
section, while sections 12 through IS
— in the South Stadium — will only
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