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UNL-related bills take back seat to budget
By Kristine Long
Although there are 22 days left for the
Nebraska Legislature to pass bills this
session, it still is too soon to tell if the
session has been a good one for UNL.
Lee Rupp, chief lobbyist for the university
system, said that in the final days of the session,
the Legislature would be focusing on budget
and revenue bills, Rupp said.
“We arc working very hard lo get it down to
zero,” he said. _ ,
Chris Peterson, former chairman of the Go
emment Liaison Committee, said he was giad
the proposed budget cuts had been reduced
from 5 to 2.5 percent, but he was still not
Peterson said he thought GLC and other
student lobbyists had an impact on the Legisla
If students hadn’t attended the press confer*
ences and the student march, Peterson said, the
University of Ncbraska-Lincoln would still be
looking at a 5 percent cut.
“It is critical to have student involvement,”
he said. “If you don ’ t tel I your story, then no one
else will tell it for you.”
The No. 1 priority for the university is to
continue to try to lower the proposed 2.5 per
cent budgetcut, Rupp said. This priority may be
overshadowing other university-related bills.
LB381 would trim the costs of student
athlete insurance. Rupp said the bill had prior
ity status in the Legislature, but might not make
it to the floor for debate because of the budget
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Fran Kayo, a UNL associate professor of English, near her home in Cheney. t <1
Leaflet lady does more than fight against capital punishment
By Steve Smith
Fran Kaye is passionate
about a lot of things.
. , That’s because she docs a
lot of things.
The 16-year University of
Ncbraska-Lincoln veteran’s work
schedule includes teaching
/ ureal mins
' Quarterly and
working at her
noticeably to the UNL commu- I
nily, however, is Kaye’s work
handing out anli-dcaih-penally
leaflets in front of'thc Nebraska
Union every Wednesday.
A look at Kaye, with her
round glasses and hippie cloth
ing, instantly conjures up images
of the 1960s. She’s even been
known to describe herself as a
True to the ’60s era, Kaye has
dedicated her career to balding
racism, sexism and the death
Kaye, the special events
coordinator of Nebraskans
Against The Death Penally, said
she handed out anti-dcath-pcnaliy
literature because capital punish
mcnt was one of the issues she
was most passionate about.
She said she thought some
people supported the death
penalty because they were
“To me, it’s a way of saying,
Tm scared. I’m frightened for
my job. I’m scared of street
crimes. I’ll feel much belter if
this person is dead,’” she said.
Kaye said she, too, had been
frightened at times when she was
handing out information. In
general, Kaye said, UNL students
and faculty arc less hostile than
the people she meets in down
“A couple of limes, I’ve really
been afraid (downtown),” she
said. “I’ve never gotten in a fight,
but there have been a few times
that I’ve been threatened. i
“I’ve had people flip me the
bird when they’re walking by,”
she said. “I’ve made people mad
and had them crumple leaflets
up and throw them back at me.”
A pacifist by nature, Kaye
said, she doesn’t strike back.
She just feels bad about the
“There’s really nothing I can
say,” Kaye said. “I usually get
sick to my stomach. Leaflcting
is a good way to feel lousy.”
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By Katherine Gordon
David Forsythe, a political sci
ence professor, is intent on
curing the ignorance of hu
man rights history that he says was
evident in the willingness of Ameri
cans to believe the Holocaust never
A Roper poll, conducted in No
vember 1992, asked 1,498 Americans
whether there was a real attempt by
Nazis to destroy all of the Jewish
people. About 22 percent of those
polled said they were uncertain
whether the Holocaust really hap
“It’s really disturbing to think that
one-fifth of the Americans in the (poll)
sample have doubts that this oc
curred,” Forsythe said.
“It shows that somewhere along
the way we’re not doing a good Job
Forsythe, who specializes in hu
man rights, will show a newly re
leased British film that illustrates the
results of the Holocaust.
He said he hoped those who saw
the film would be convinced of “the
enormity of the evil carried out by
• Nazi policy.”
The film, which lasts approxi
mately 50 minutes, shows what Brit
ish troops discovered at concentra
tion camps when they were liberated
in April 1945.
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victims, corpses and conditions,” he
The straightforward and somewhat
offensive nature of the film contrib
utes to its potency, Forsythe said.
“The camera lens docs not lie,” he
Forsythe said all UNL staff mem
bers and students could attend the
film showing Thursday at 2 p.m. in
Burnett 208. The room’s capacity is
about SO people, but Forsythe said
they’ll make room for anyone who
wants to attend.
“If one or two people come and
learn something it will be worth it,” he
said. “I’m going to make certain the
students in my class know the truth.”
Graduate guarantee program still untested, officals say
By Karen Okamoto
Employers have not taken advantage of
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s
graduate guarantee offer, university offi
. cials said.
Under a program announced last August by
Chancellor Graham Spanier, UNL guarantees
its graduates will have the basic skills to per
form well in their jobs after graduation. If
employers believe a UNL graduate is deficient,
the university will remedy the situation at its
In August, Spanier said he did not expect
many employers to invoke the terms of the
Herb Howe, associate to the chancellor, said
Monday he did not think Spanicr was surprised
by the lack of takers.
“I think it’s understandable; it’s pretty early,"
Spanicr could not be reached for comment.
A majority of university officials also said
they were not surprised by the results.
“I would be absolutely shocked if someone
called and said (architecture graduates) weren’t
qualified," said Cecil Steward, dean of the
College of Agriculture.
Cindy Cammack, recruitment and place
man coordinator for the College of Agricul
tural Sciences and Natural Resources, said she
was not surprised, either.
“I think (employers) would find other ways
to hone up the skills of those whom they've
employed,” she said. ‘‘I don’t think when push
came to shove that many employers would
follow up with the (guarantee) program."
Also, unqualified graduates probably would
not be hired in the first place, because employ
ers generally are good at screening candidates.
Cam mack said.
Anne Kopera, coordinator of advising for
the College of Arts and Sciences, said she had
heard that other schools with similar programs
also had no takers.
But Morris Schneider, associate dean of the
College of Engineering and Technology, said
I would be absolutely
shocked If someone called
and said (architecture gradu
ates) weren't qualified.
Dean of the college of agriculture
she thought the program had not been ad
equately tested yet because December’s gradu
ates were the first to be guaranteed under the
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