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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1993)
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A story in Thursday’s
identified Hank, a
Duffy’s employee as a
male. Also, a story stated
$1,012 million would be
cut from summer session
budget That is the total
for programs recieving
state support. The Daily
Nebraskan regrets the
Budget ax drops on two resource, centers
By Jeff Zeleny
Senior Reporter _
Students looking for academic
help next year at UNL will be
out of luck unless they are
eligible for special-interest programs.
The Academic Success Center,
which assists hundreds of students
annually, was one of four programs
eliminated at the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln as part of a S2.9 mil
lion budget cut mandated by the Leg
islature last September.
Academic Success Center, Writing Lab,'Czech program killed
Closing the center will leave a void
on campus for students trying to im
prove academically, said Kenneth
Kiewra, director of the center.
“Where does the average student
go? I don’t know,” Kiewra said. “If
you’re gifted, there’s the gifted pro
gram; if you’re a minority, there’s the
minority program; If you’re every
body else, I don’t think so.”
The removal of the center will hurt
the university’s efforts to lure stu
dents to UNL, he said.
“A center like this helps in recruit
ment and retention,” he said. ‘‘When
students choose a college, they are
looking for academic assistance. One
of-the reasons the athletic program
draws good student-athletes is they
have their own very good academic
Academic assistance is in high
demand by all students, Kiewra said.
Colleges across the country arc step
ping up their efforts to encourage
students to be more interested in aca
demics, he added.
“There is a real trend around the
country as far as having programs like
this being initiated and supported and
increased,” he said. “And here ours is
TT»c elimination of the center will
save $64,(XX). Eight people will lose
their jobs at the center, including four
graduate students, two undergradu
ates, one secretary and one director.
Students will lose another resource
center through the budget cuts. The
Writing Lab, which-costs UNL
$60,000 annually, will bccliminalcd.
The lab is the last writing support
outlet for students, .said Ann Whitney,
associate coordinator of the lab.
“There will be no support for writ
See BUDGET on 6
Marc Shkolnick, an admissions representative for UNL High School and College Relations, carries some take-out
Chinese food from the food court Wednesday. Shkolnick said he came to the food court “at least twice a week.
New food court
By Angie Brunkow
Students, vot ng with their dollars,
have proven the decision to develop
a fast-food court in the Nebraska
Union was right on the money, said Daryl
Swanson, director of the Nebraska Unions.
Swanson said food sales had increased 2S
percent since the union-operated Fast Break
was replaced by Imperial Palace and Amigos
The Nebraska Union Board decided last
January to close the Fast Break cafeteria,
which had lost about $200,000 in the two
years prior to the closing, Swanson said.
“The final decision was really a financial
one,* he said.
In light of increased food sales, Swanson
said he thought the initial costs of converting
the space for the new restaurants would be
more than made up within the next two
The union had to pay $97,000 to convert
the area into suitable spaces for rent and
$25,000 to build an exhaust system to take
fumes and heat out of the union, he said.
Swanson said revenue from rent as well
as from a portion of the restaurants’ profits
would pay for the investment.
The success of the food court can be
See FOOD on 6
Campuses to receive summer enhancements
New bike path,
road repairs are
By Mark Harms
When students return next fait,
those little red flags slick
ing in the ground in spots
all over UNL’s campuses will have
become new trees, flowers and shrubs.
Bud Dascn brock, director of Land
scape Services at the University of
Ncbraska-Lincoln, said the planting
of new greenery was part of his
department’s continuing program
“We just keep trying to make it
better every year,” Dascnbrock said.
A recent study, he said, showed the
appearance of college campuses was
an important factor in prospective
“We want to create that environ
ment that attracts great students and
great faculty,” Dascnbrock said.
A number of other changes also
will take place over the summer, he
Students will sec a new bike path
that will adjoin the city path on the
west side of 19th Street and run to
He said much of the damage to
roads and parking lots caused by this
year's harsh winter would be repaired
over ihc summer.
Students will also see some new
construction next semester.
Howard Parker, manager of archi
tectural and engineering services, said
the first phase of the addition to the
College of Business Administration
was scheduled to be finished by the
end of summer.
Richards Hall is scheduled to have
an air conditioning system installed
during the summer.
Chi Omega sorority is adding a
wing to the south side of its building
on 480 N. 16th Street.
House Mother Barbara Stickles said
six or seven bedrooms would be added
to the sorority along with two new
See CAMPUS on 6
Red Indicates areas of summerg
construction or addition. | ,
Fruiting employees victims ot vandalism; striKe continues
By Jeff Zeleny
rTl hrec acts of vandalism to
* American Signature manage
A ment officials and employ
ees were reported to Lincoln Police
Thursday morning, but it is unknown
if they were related to the three-day
old strike. .
Dale Greer of Lincoln, a third shift
supervisor at the company, said he
had obscenities painted on his garage
and van Wednesday nighl. Twoempty
bottles, possibly from antifreeze, were
also found on his front lawn.
An assistant form an at the print
ing and graphics company also had
his garage door vandal izod,Greer said,
and an employee who wasn’t on strike
had four tires flattened on his car.
“We’re just assuming it was the
strikers,’’ he said, but he didn’t know
the motivation behind the acts.
Cape Joy Cilia of the Lincoln Po
lice Department said the vandalism
was under investigation, and there
was no evidence the acts were related
to the strike.
The strike continued at the plant at
3700N.W. 12th St. Thursday, as com
pany officials began looking to re
place the 700 workers walking picket
The workers walked out of their
shi fts T uesday night and have been on
strike ever since. They received let
ters Wednesday from company offi
cials asking them to return to work.
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“We arc urging our employees lo
accept the offers and return to work on
their next scheduled shift," American
Signature officials said through a news
The news release, issued Thursday
from the company’s public relations
office in Greenwich, Conn., said the
plant was operating with supervisors
and employees that have chosen to
report to work. The company also
advertised ini wo Lincoln newspapers
Thursday for graphic arts applicants
in the press and bindery departments.
Ray Woodward, president of
Graphic Communication International
Union Local 221, said he was not
surprised by the advertisements and
wasn’t worried about the company
hiring new employees.
“Since we are in a craft that re
quires a lot of skill, we don’t antici
pate them finding a lot of replace
ments,’’ he said Thursday night.
See StRIKE on 2
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