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It was incorrectly
reported Friday ASUN
opposed a bill
deferring money to
help pay for UNL
ASUN supports the
measure. The Daily
Nebraskan regrets the
Yedsena and Nafeesah
Brown, who played their
final home game Sunday,
are preparing to close ou
their Husker careers.
February 22, 1994
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 93 No. 109
By Angie Brunkow
Students who can’t think of one reason
to vote in the upcoming ASUN elec
tions now have 10, one student cam
Gary Doyle, chairman of Students for
Dave, is spearheading a campaign to get
students to write-in David Letterman for
president of the Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska.
Doyle gave these reasons to vote for
10. He’s your TV pal.
9. He’s always wanted to go to the Orange
8. Canned ham for everyone who votes for
7. Will move his studio into the Johnny
6. Feels guilty CBS lost NFL football.
5. Thinks the green space will be much
cooler than Central Park.
4. He really likes Graham’s Crackers.
3. Dorm food reminds him of a New York
City garbage strike.
2 He’ll start a recycling program begin
ning with the big, rusted tin can between
Andrews and Burnett.
1. If he wins, we’ll get on TV.
» Although Doyle said he thought
r Letterman’s chances of winning the March
2 election were good, he said Dave was more
of a protest candidate.
“It’s one of those things,” Doyle, a senior
business management major, said. “Every
year it’s al the same candidates.”
Protest „ ake candidates were emerg
ing on many college campuses, Doyle said,
Recently, two students at Notre Dame
University entered the race for student gov
ernment elections a week before the dead
line, Doyle said.
Campaigning on promises like getting
the university to subsidize a Grateful Dead
concert, the students won.
“It’s happening everywhere,” Doyle said.
Doyle first toyed with the idea of starting
a write-in campaign in January, considering
^ candidates such as Elvis, Beavis and Butt
head and Barney.
“Barney was a little overkill,” he said.
. “I’m sick of him.”
A late night with Letterman, however,
helped Doyle decide on a suitable candidate.
fiWhat the heck," he said. “Dave
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Martin Massengale will step down from the University of Nebraska president position on March 1. “I think,
above all, we are trying to give our young people a high-quality education so that when they leave this
institution — any of the campuses—they are able to compete with young people that graduated from other
institutions,” he said.
Massengale to end 18-year NU administrative career
By Kara G. Morrison
A grade school teacher at a one-room
Kentucky schoolhouse was one of
the first people to realize Martin
Massengale could handle a challenge.
A tall, unassuming and sincere man, the
outgoing president of the University of Ne
braska laughs modestly
when he is asked how he
managed to graduate from
high school at age 14, earn
his undergraduate degree
at age 18 and h is doctorate
at age 22.
_ “I was just lucky,” he
PRESIDENTIAL explains. “Quite frankly, I
m «t tic iTinil skipped a bunch of grades
IIMIIV9IIIUIV jn grade school. ... The
teacher assumed I could do the work at the
next level, so they just boosted me on up.”
He is less reserved about the challenge he
took on as president of a statewide, four
“I think it’s fair to say I’ve tried to get
acquainted in the state and know the people
and some of the needs, as well as looking at
the university and seeing where it is and
trying to bring it along in different roles,"
Those roles include the five years he
served as UNL’s vice chancellor of the Insti
tute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
He left adeanship at the University of Arizo
na in 1976 for what would be the start of his
18 years as an administrator in Nebraska.
In 1981, Masseneale became chancellor
of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He
served as NU’s interim president as well as
UNL chancellor from 1989 to 1991, and he
accepted the presidential job in January 1991.
He will step down from the position when
Massengale's NU background
Massengale says he has accomplished many
^ of his goals for the university, like tightening
admission standards, installing a family leave
policy and strengthening research.
^ State Sen. Scott Moore says Massengale's
Intelligence, work ethic and commitment to
the NU system have rubbed off on those
Despite a few regrets at leaving his post as
^ NU president, Massengale looks forward to
spending more time with his family.
Wednesday the Daily Nebraskan will get reaction
from all four NU campuses' administrators on the
presidential appointment of Dennis Smith.
incoming president Dennis Smith takes over
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Second annual Rape Awareness Week begins
is event to be held
By Heather Lampe
The second annual Rape and Sexual
Assault Awareness Week isn’t enough,
one coordinator said.
Carrie Davis, a student peer/rape counselor
for the Women’s Center, said more than one
week should be set aside to make people aware
of rape and sexual assault.
“I think the biggest problem we have is the
lack of education among students,” she said. “If
we were informed about just what exactly date
and acquaintance rape is, there would be less of
The week began Monday night with an
interactive workshop providing students with
alternatives to alcohol and creative ideas for
Other events of the week include a course in
the basics of practical self-defense for men and
women tonight at the Campus Recreation Cen
ter and Wednesday night at the East Campus
On Thursday, information on rape and sex
ual assault will be available in the Nebraska
According to research compiled by the Wom
• One in four college women have either
been raped or suffered attempted rape.
• 84 percent of the women who were raped
knew their assailants.
• 57 percent of the rapes occurred on a date.
• The average age of a rape victim is 18.5
• One in 12 male students surveyed had
committed acts that met the legal definition of
• 75 percent of male students and 55 percent
of female student involved in date rape hiri been
drinking or using drugs.
• 33 percent of males surveyed said they
would commit rape if they definitely could
• 25 percent of men surveyed believed that
rape was acceptable if the woman asks the man
out, the man pays for the date or the woman goes
back to the man’s room after the date.
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Workshop gives hints
for creative dating
By Patty Wewel
variety of dating alternatives exist —
students just need to recognize them, a
University of Cincinnati official said
John Johnson, director of admissions at the
University of Cincinnati, gave an interactive
workshop in the Nebraska Union ballroom to
about 70 people that focused on creative dating.
The event, which was part of Rape and
Sexual Assault Awareness Week, presented
alternatives to drinking alcohol while on a date.
“1 have found that a lot of time students feel
that the best place to meet people is at a bar or
a party,” Johnson said. “I try to show them there
are a lot of things they can do with out relying
on bars and alcohol/
Deb Silhacek, coordinator for Rape and Sex
ual Assault Awareness Week, said the dating
workshop added a new twist to the annual week
“By choosing something like this we did not
want to do what we did in the past ” Silhacek
said. “We wanted a different approach (to the
The mixing of alcohol and dating, Johnson
said, can lead to sexual assault or sexually
Johnson said 55 percent of men who had
admitted to being involved in a sexual assault
acknowledged they were under the influence of
Fifty-two percent of sexually assaulted wom
en are under the influence of alcohol, Johnson
Silhacek said coordinators wanted students
to think of new dating ideas that did not involve
alcohol and would create a safer atmosphere.
Johnson travels around the country giving
workshops on the subject of creative dating.
Liz Veomett, a sophomore mathematics and
English major, said she benefited from the
“I thought it was good," she said. “It was fun,
and ... he helped motivate us to think of ideas
resides a movie."
During the workshop, those attending were
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