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show puts history and
mythology to music.
Today, mostly cloudy
with a chance of
snow at night
Vol. 93 No. 108
Spanier: CBA sexism charges questionable
By Jeffrey Robb
Realizing the gender equity charges
against CBA are serious but doubted,
Regent Chairman Charles Wilson sug
gested UNL conduct its own survey to better
find out the situation at the college.
At the NU Board of Regents meeting Satur
day, University of Nebraska-Lincoln adminis
trators took a stance against a report on the
status of women in the College of Business
Administration. Five women supported the re
port in speaking before the board.
The report was issued independently last
month by the UNL chapter of the American
By Brian Sharp
Come next semester, the sector
parking proposal will be col
The idea has been scrapped in fa
vor of modifying the existing parking
plan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
officials said. One modification would
be to increase the price of parking
Under the proposal, faculty and
staff would pay $3 per month to park
in a remote lot and $10 per month for
a regular permit. A five-day reserved
stall would cost $30 monthly, or $270
per r — an increase of $48 from
Mike Cacak, transportation ser
vices manager, said the new proposal
would eliminate seven-day reserved
parking and the 24-hour reserved op
For students, remote permits would
increase by $9 for the year and regular
permits would go up by $ 14. Reserved
parking would cost students $223 year
ly — an increase of $57.
Cacak said UNL had enjoyed un
usually low parking fees for years, but
it had paid the price in other areas.
Parking maintenance, including
improvements to lots and lighting,
has been hampered by the low rates,
he said. Parking Services is self-sup
Smith's Administrative History
University of Califomia-lrvine student
body president said Smith was a
decisive leader willing to make tough
^ Smith has been criticized for not
involving students in UCI decisions, the
student body president said.
► A UCI staff member said Smith's biggest
strength was his future-oriented
Tuesday the Daily Nebraskan will look
back at NU President Martin Massengale's
18 years at the University of Nebraska.
Parking plan includes
garage, permit changes
Most lots would be open for all
permits between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30
a.m., Cacak said. A few lots, which
haven’t been selected yet, would re
main closed until 7 p.m. for faculty
and staff staying on campus late.
The plan also recommends build
ing a 400- to 500-stall parking garage
east of the Nebraska Union. Earlier
discussion at a parking advisory com
mittee meeting last month included a
skywalk connecting the proposed ga
rage to the Nebraska Union.
Cacak said the skywalk was still a
consideration, but there had been no
commitment to a garage design. A
feasibility study will be done before
the parking task force takes any ac
tion, he said.
Paul Carlson, associate vice chan
cellor for business and finance, said
the garage would cost roughly $4 mil
lion. It would be open to students and
university personnel at $50 monthly,
or 50 cents hourly.
All campus bus service would be
free under the proposal, and a campus
core loop shuttle would be added to
Students and administrators can
review the recommendations Feb. 23
at an open forum in the Love Library
Auditorium. The forum will last from
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parking offi
cials will be present to answer ques
Fight at concert draws police
From Stall Raporta_ people broke out, Deputy Sheriff An
The Nebraska Union looked like a drew Stebbing said. The emergency
scene from a movie Friday night when button is used when a police officer is
more than 20 police officers rushed in in trouble and needs help, Stebbing
both entrances and converged on the said.
second floor. University Police Sgt. Bill Man
The officers, from the Lincoln and ning said the button was activated
University Police Departments, were prematurely and no arrests were made,
responding to an emergency call by a The concert, sponsored by Sigma
LancasterCountysherifTsdeputywho Alpha Mu Fraternity, featured Onyx
was providing security for a concert in and Boss. Both bands started late, said
the union. Steve Shirmang, Sigma Alpha Mu
The deputy activated his “panic Fraternity president, which caused
button” after a fight involving four minor problems earlier in the evening.
Association of Uni versity Professors. It said the
climate for women in CBA was “chilly” and
criticized evaluation procedures, salary deci
sions and appointments to graduate or tenure
Spanier said the report was
Though he said he sym
pathized with the report
contributors, Spanier said
attention surrounding CBA
had focused the regents’ and
other administrators’ atten
tion on the equity climate in
one college. Thus, it distracted attention from
the overall gender equity efforts at UNL.
“After a careful review of the AAUF Com
mittee W report, we have concluded that al
though several women have reported problems
in the college, the report does not give a full
picture or a completely accurate one,” Spanier
Letters from women telling of positive expe
riences in CBA led him to that evaluation,
“I can only conclude from these letters that
the majority of women in the college were not
consulted in the preparation of the report and do
not feel that the report accurately reflects their
sentiments,” he said.
Spanier said the report was not university
commissioned and was conducted without the
knowledge or cooperation of UNL administra
Helen Moore, chairwoman of the sociology
department, said women in CBA had made
complaints before, but the problems were never
addressed by the college’s administrators.
Though the report contained anonymous
sources, the statements were not made by only
one or two people, Moore said. The number of
interviewees was small only because there were
few women to interview.
“The report does represent a perspective in
the college — and an important one,” Moore
“This is not an attempt to mark the whole
college as hostile,” she said.
Four-year-old Hans Madsen of Lincoln works the controls of a hands-on model train
display at Pershing Auditorium on Sunday. The display was part of the 51st annual
Lincoln and Omaha area model railroad snow.
Speaker: Young gays’ problems ignored
By Brian Sharp
Before turning 21, at least one in
every three homosexuals will
attempt suicide—three times.
And according to Anthony
D’Augelli, whose survey uncovered
this statistic, society may be to blame.
D’Augelli, a professor of human
development and family sciences at
Penn State University, spoke at the
Nebraska Union Friday.
In his speech, “Lesbian and Gay
Adolescents: Developmental and Fam
ily Issues,” D’Augelli Said there was a
tremendous negative reaction to gay
children, yet society pushed them to
be open about their sexual orientation.
“The social structure in which these
kids are imprisoned is not changing,”
he said. “We’re sort of setting these
kids up. The culture is moving them
forward to victimize them.
“This is really... a collision course
The survey included gays, lesbians
and bisexuals in 14 metropolitan ar
eas. It found that almost half had been
threatened with violence, and four out
of five had been verbally assaulted.
D’Augelli said because of the ste
reotype that people became gay around
20 years old, most research dealt with
people closer to 30. People younger
than 20 are largely ignored, he said.
.“I don’t think we believed there
was such a thing as a gay teen-ager,”
he said. “We just thought they were
young and confused.”
Kids are taught to be heterosexual
by their parents, he said, and to grow
up seeing homosexuality as abnor
mal. They arc given one choice in
their sexuality, he said, and it isn’t
identified as a choice.
The result is that these children
often put their lives on hold, he said,
never resolving questions about their
D’ Augelli said by including homo
sexual curriculum in classes, a uni
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Future NU president known for being decisive, direct
Editor’s Note: Today begins a weeklong Daily
Nebraskan series on the NU presidential
transition. Dennis Smith will replace Presi
dent Martin Massengale on March 1.
By Jeremy Fitzpatrick
Only Dennis Smith knows for sure what
steps he will take when he becomes
president of the University of Nebraska
on March 1.
Smith, who was chosen by the NU Board of
Regents in November to replace outgoing Pres
ident Martin Massengale, has been reluctant to
discuss his plans as president. He has explained
his silence by saying NU should have only one
president at a time.
Smith, 55, has been a university administra
tor since he took over as dean of the School of
Biological Sciences at the University of Califor
nia-lrvine in 1987. He served on the Purdue
University faculty from 1969 to 1987.
He has been executive vice
chancellor at UC1 since 1990
and served as acting chancel
lor in 1992-93.
David Kessclman, presi
dent of the Associated Stu
dents of UC1, said he had
extensive contact with Smith
, while working in student go v
ernment. He said Smith dis
tinguished himself with his
handling of UCI’s difficult
“I think just on pure financial issues, he has
done a very good job,” he said. “Certainly there
have been cuts, and not everyone has been
happy with them. But he’s had a very difficult
situation because of the tremendous cuts the UC
system has had to face.”
Kesselman said Smith’s philosophy in rec
ommending budget cuts at UCI was to preserve
academic departments. Academic units received
only a 3 percent cut, he said, while student
services and athletics received higher cuts.
“Students weren’t always happy about that,”
Athletics were hit particularly hard, he said.
Funding was cut for baseball, men’s track and
field, soccer and water polo.
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