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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1993)
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Twitters Manager Janet Froschheiser, holds a preferable vinyl record as she Is viewed through a CD. “I don't
think we’re slackers... our generation is fairly positive considering what we’re up against," she said.
Generation X's artform
found in soundtracks,
not inside museums
Editor*! note: This is the last in a series of
stories about Generation X. The stories
provided a glimpse into the lives of some
of the people who have been defined and
1 created by the media.
By Rainbow RowaH
Every generation has its soundtrack
— the music and songs that become
its anthem, its theme.
Generation X is no different.
No one sees how music has shaped Gen
eration X better than record store employ
ees. They are surrounded by music. They eat
it. Thev breath it. They sleep it.
Well, they might not sleep it.
“I work around music eight hours a day,”
said Janet Froschheiser, a manager at Twist
ers. “The only time I’m not listening to
music is when I sleep.
“I know music.”
This knowledge about music gives record
store employees a unique insight into the
musical tastes and motivations of Genera
John Nanos, a manag
er at Pickles, said to
day’s music was mostly
angry. Rap and heavy
j metal music are mainly
“people bitching about
the establishment,” he
“Obviously, this gen
eration is a bit disgrun
tled with the current political situation,”
Nanos said. *
Chris Gilson, also a Pickles employee,
“There’s a real sense of not being satis
fied with where they are," Gilson, 23, said.
“I don’t feel that my feneration knows how
to achieve its goals.”
This is reflected in current music, Gilson
Matt Dooloey, a junior anthropology
major and Pickles employee, said the
twentysomething generation took today’s
musicians too seriously.
Dooley, 20, said his generation looked to
music for political and spiritual guidance.
‘They’re more fascinated with rock stars
than people like Nelson Mandela,” he said.
“Nobody gives a shit. They’re too worried
about the color of Curt Cobain’s (the lead
singer of Nirvana) hair.”
Froschheisersaid her generation was pas
sionate about music because they could see
themselves in it.
“Music is an accessible art,” she said.
“Some gangster wanna-be kids or gangster
kids or heavy-metal kids don’t go look at art
like paintings or sculpture because they
can’t relate to it.
“But they can make music personal.”
Music allows people to feel emotions that
society rejects, Froschheiser said. Music
that may seem violent, angry or sad can be
uplifting, she said, because of its cathartic
For some X-ers, music can be almost
Nanos said his store had regulars who
stopped in every day “hell or high water”
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dating at UNL
By Dionne Searcey
Faculty-student dating is a hot topic as
professors at the University of Nebras
ka-Lincoln join others nationwide in
debating die merits of such relationships.
Evelyn Jacobson, assistant dean of UNL’s
College of Arts and Sciences, said arguments
ranged from saying morality couldn’t be regu
lated to saying the relationships could turn into
a power game.
“There’s a huge spectrum of opinion that
goes between those extremes,” Jacobson said.
Consenting relationships between faculty
members and students, under a University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Affirmative Action policy,
are not prohibited.
Jacobson said she did not know of any
professor-student relationships at UNL.
“I haven’t heard about that many cases here
to know it’s a rampant problem,” she said.
Mapy schools, including the University of
Iowa, have adopted policies that ban sexual
relationships between faculty members and
Jacobson said she wasn’t sure whether she
would favor a policy that prohibited faculty
“Whether I would forbid a 22-year-old stu
dent from going out with a 28-year-old profes
sor, I don’t know,” she said.
Overall judgments shouldn’t be made about
such relationships, Jacobson said. Instead, she
said, they should be dealt with on a case-by
case basis. c. , .Ui.. .
Sally Wise, Academic Senate president, said
judging whether a relationship was good or bad
would depend on variables such as the people
involved and their ages.
“There are a lot of unknowns here,” Wi9e
The university should be concerned about
the relationships, she said.
Romantic involvement between a student
and a professor could turn into a power game,
Nancy Stara, associate dean of the UNL
College of Business, called the relationships
dangerous because of the power play that can
“They can be difficult relationships to han
dle,” Stara said.
Professors, as well as students, can use pow
er as a tool to get what they want. The professor
could grade a student unfairly, she said, or the
student could allege sexual harassment.
“No one really expects the other one to use
that power,” she said, “but if someone gets hurt,
then that power level can come into play.”
Just because the relationships are danger
ous, she said, doesn’t mean they should be
“I can’t tell you that you can’t walk across
the street because its dangerous,” Stara said.
Stara has never heard of any faculty-student
relationships Within the business college, she
See RELATIONSHIPS on 6
Enrollment falls at all NU campuses, report states
By DeDra Janssen
StMfl Reporter ,
Fall enrollment for the Univer
sity of Nebraska has decreased
for the first time since 1987,
according to an official report re
The 1993 Fall Enrollment report,
released by NU Provost Lee B. Jones,
shows an overall decrease of 1.3 per
cent from fall 1992 enrollment.
Enrollment this fall marks the first
decrease on a year-to-year basis in the
last six years. All other years have
shown an increase.
Current enrollment for all NU cam
puses, including the College of Tech
nical Agriculture at Curtis, is at 51,342,
the report shows.
Jones said one explanation for this
year’s decrease was based on demo
graphics. He said Che pool of tradi
tional-age students had been declin
ing and is at a low point, but that trend
was expected to reverse itself in the
1994-95 academic year.
The amount of decrease varies
among NU’s four campuses and
among the colleges within each cam
The University of Ncbraska-Lin
coln experienced the least amount of
decrease, according to the report.
Total UNL enrollment dropped
from 24,750 in fall 1992 to 24,695 in
fall 1993—a decrease of 0.2 percent.
The report shows undergraduate
enrollment is down by 0.6 percent,
but graduate enrollment is up by 0.9
Enrollment is up in the colleges of
Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Resources, Engineering and Technol
ogy and in the Division of Continuing
Studies. But enrollment decreased in
the colleges of Business Administra
tion and Journalism and Mass Com
Enrollment in the College of Law
However, decreased enrollment in
some colleges can be explained by
recent organizational changes, the
Beginning in fall 1993, interior
design students were counted in the
College of Architecture and not in the
College of Human Resources and
Family Sciences. This change partial
ly explains the decrease in enrollment
See ENROLLMENT on 3
Enrollment report .
NU enrollment figures
decreased from Fall
1992 to Fall 1993 1 |£g
FALL 93 FALL 92 Change 11
UNL total 24,695 24,750
UNMC total 2,703 2,757
NU total 15,899 16,227
(with Curtis) 51,342 52,108
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