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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 93 No. 38
Gender equity fight isn’t over, coach says
By Jeff Griesch
While college athletics arc
making progress toward gen
der equity, a UNL coach said
the NCAA and the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln still had a long way to
During a discussion on gender eq
uity sponsored by the Women’s Cen
ter on Wednesday, women’s basket
ball coach Angela Beck said women
made up about one-third of the ath
letes at UNL but received only one
fifth of the funding.
Beck also said the number of col
lege female teams coached by women
had dropped 42 percent since 1972.
Less than half of the college teams in
women’s athletics have female coach
es, she said.
Along with the decreasing number
of female coaches, Beck said the per
centage of schools with women’s ath
letic programs run by female admin
istrators decreased from 92 percent to
16 percent during the past 21 years.
The combination of men’s and
women’s athletics into one program
compounded the problem, Beck said.
“ Wpmen administrators’ jobs less
ened when men and women’s athlet
ics were combined into one program
12 years ago,” she said.
“When the programs were com
bined, women who were in top posi
tions were placed under the men who
were in charge on the men’s side.
“We need more women adminis
trators, and we need more women in
power if we hope to achieve equity,”
Beck said Nebraska had 40 male
athletic administrators and coaches
but only four women in those posi
Promoting female athletics at UNL
to generate more revenue must be a
priority, she said.
“We need to concentrate on pub
licity, promotion and marketing in
trying to sell women’s sports,” she
said. “I don’t think that the women’s
basketball program here will ever sell
out the Devaney Center in my life
time, but I think we can definitely
Beck said in order to achieve equi
ty, women had to keep fighting for
every possible gain. But she said wom
en must move ahead cautiously.
“If you push too hard, you’re too
aggressive, but if you don’t push
enough, then you’re looked at as be
ing too weak,” Beck said.
An NCAA task force report in
1991 on gender equity said the num
ber of female and male athletes should
be proportional to the student popula
tions of their respective schools.
Beck said since an NCAA consti
tutional amendment was enacted in
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Official: New SAf
won’t affect UNL
By Shane Tucker
High .school students may have
reason to sweat about recent
changes to the Scholastic Ap
titude Test. But the changes will have
little or no effect on UNL, university ,
The changes, effective March 19,
1994, will update the SAT to fit the
realities of modem collegiate life.
The test will include more reading,
allow calculators and reduce the
amount of memorization required.
Lisa Schmidt, director of High
School and College Relations, said
few students who applied at the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln took the
SAT. The American College Testing
exam is more popular among UNL
bound students, she said.
“There arc certainly significant
changes,” Schmidt said, “but we get
so few SATs that it doesn’t matter.”
Among the major changes arc:
• Calculators will be allowed.
• The antonym section of the test
will be removed.
• In addition to multiple choice
questions, 10 questions will require
students to provide their own answers.
• Reading comprehension passag
es in the test will be lengthened.
• Students will be required to reg
ister in longhand and to repeat the
process at the test site so handwriting
can be compared.
John Beacon, UNL’s director of
admissions, said about 96 percent of
students who applied to UNL took the
In fact, Beacon said, admissions
policy requires SAT scores to be con
verted to an ACT equivalent. -
So for admissions purposes, he said,
the changes will have no effect.
For students who take both tests,
university officials do not even look
at the SAT score unless it is higher
than the ACT score after conversion.
As far as advising is concerned,
Beacon said, the changes will again
have no effect.
Advisers will receive the ACT
score, or a converted SAT score. SAT ,
verbal and mathematics subscores are
not placed *» the advising fil©.—u
Beacon said considering subscorcs
would be impractical.
“It might be supplemental, but it’s
not enough to warrant making the
changes needed at this time,’* Beacon
Schmidt said enrollment probably
would, not be affected. Lower SAT
scores will not affect most UNL stu
dents because they take the ACT.
Schmidt said changes to the ACT
enacted in October 1989 did affect
the university. These changes involved
the breakdown of composite scores
from four major categories, into four
categories plus several subcategories.
Because of the high number of
UNL applicants who take the ACT,
advisers had to be re-educated to in
terpret the new scoring.
“I don’t anticipate we’ll make any
policy change w ith the SAT change as
we did with the ACT,” Schmidt said.
State task force plans
welfare system reforms
By Steve Smith
A program to get people off wel
fare by making them self-suf
ficient in a two-year period
will benefit Nebraska, a state welfare
reform task force said Wednesday.
A proposal by the governor’s Wel
fare Reform Task Force would get rid
of several social service programs to
make room for a simplified, two
Gov. Ben Nelson, who appointed
the 25-member group in June, said the
task force’s recommendations would
get welfare receipients back into the
“We don’t want a system who pe
nalizes people who want to work,*’
Nelson said. “We want one based on
a contractual agreement between the
state and the individual that puls the
emphasis on self-sufficiency.”
Nelson said the report signaled a
giant step for welfare receipients to
“move toward independence instead
Nelson said an implementation
action team made up of legislators
and administration officials would be
appointed to generate aprogram based
on the report.
“They’ll see what can be accom
plished with the current Legislature,”
Nelson said last week that he ex
pected the two-year limit on welfare
benefits to generate controversy.
Bob Armstrong, task force chair
man and executive director of the
Omaha Housing Authority, agreed that
disputes could arise.
“If8 not going to please every
one,” Armstrong said. “There will be
lots of debate and lots of pain in some
However, Armstrong said, the new
plan will create a much stronger wel
fare system in the long run.
“This plan leads to responsibility
—both for the state and for the recip
ient," he said. “Over the long run wc
want to teach people how to succeed,
not how to just survive.”
The task force suggested that sev
eral programs — Aid to Dependent
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J«ff Krchn, a junior chemical engineering major, left, gives sophomore Shawntell
Hurt gen a smooch Wednesday as part of the College Republicans Kissing Booth.
Kiss and sell
College Republicans pucker up for charity
By Alan Phelps
ollege Republicans put their
mouths where the money
was Wednesday at a Home
coming Week kissing booth.
Trent Steele, standing with oth
er Republicans behind a table set
up on Broyhill Plaza, said he had
kissed two people by noon during
the first 45 minutes of the booth’s
“There was another person who
I thought was going to kiss me,” he
said, “and then she said it just wasn’t
worth it. 1 was hurt."
Fifty cents was the toll for a
peck on the cheek from the Repub
licans of both sexes staffing the
booth. Jennifer Vogclsberg, a se
nior broadcasting major, plunked
down her change for Steele. She
said it was money well spent.
“It definitely was,” she said.
“Especially if it’s a good cause."
College Republicans planned to
donate the booth’s proceeds to the
Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Kissers said they earned about $10
in their first hour. _ ;
Andrew Sigcrson, first-year law
student and College Republican,
strode up behind the booth about
noon. He said he was ready to kiss
“As long as it’s with the oppo
site sex,” he said.
Posters around campus adver
tising the booth urged sti dents to
stop by and smooch Republicans in
support of Columbus, hon ecom
ing and heterosexuality. Among
the booth’s ground rules was a pro
hibition on same-sex kissing.
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