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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1994)
Arts & Entertainment
■ Comhusker Marching Band, Page B1
■ NU offense to be powerful, Page Cl
PAGE 2: Altman quits White House post
August 18, 1994
a fresh look
By Mitch Sherman
The Nebraska football players aren’t the
only people who have been working in Memo
rial Stadium to prepare for the upcoming sea
Since last season, almost $5 million worth of
improvements and renovations have been made
to the home of the Comhuskcr football team.
The most noticeable change is the installa
tion of two 17-foot-by-23-foot Mitsubishi Dia
mond Vision screens. One screen is in the
southeast comer of the stadium, and the other is
in the northwest corner.
The screens, which have been dubbed
HuskerVision, will show every play of each
“We arc going to show every play, and if time
permits, we’ll show every replay, too,” said Joe
Selig, Nebraska’s assistant athletic director for
facilities and events.
Selig said the Big Eight Conference had set
standards that prevented teams from showing
controversial calls in most situations. But no
other Big Eight schools have video screens;
therefore, no precedent has been set.
Selig said Nebraska planned to show every
replay, controversial or not.
“We feel that we arc safe in that area if we go
ahead and show every replay,’’ he said.
In addition to the HuskerVision screens, 88
additional closed-circuit, 27-inch televisions
will be in place throughout Memorial Stadium.
See STADIUM on A8
By Paula Lavigne
No decorations, no extensive parties and no
endless pageantry accompanied what normally
is a week of elaborate fanfare and celebration.
The Panhellenic Association at the Univer
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln decided to simplify
Rush Week 1994, which began Sunday. Soror
ity women emphasized conversation and per
sonal interaction in the four days of parties
during which they chose new members. About
550 women went through rush this year.
Mary Gordon, a member of Alpha Phi Soror
ity and overall rush chairwoman.said the chang
es stemmed from a National Panhellenic Coun
cil recommendation to scale down the produc
tion and to focus instead on personal relations.
“We don’t need to hide behind decorations
and skits,” Gordon said. “We want more con
versation instead of a big show."
Gordon said sorority women decided learn
ing about the rushees was more important than
worrying about house decorations.
This year, each sorority can have only one
skit and can’t use excessive decorations, she
Instead, she said, sorority members were
See SORORITY on A15
Freshman Anne Kennedy unloads her car in front of Sandoz Residence Hall and organizes her room this week.
Students participating in sorority rush, like Kennedy, were allowed to move in earlier than other residents.
UNL campus housing
alive with activity
as students move in
By Brian Sharp
Todd Anderson has a room with a
It took a while to get there, however.
The line for the elevators at Schramm
Residence Hall extended almost out the
door of the hall Tuesday afternoon, and
the 10 flights of stairs weren’t appealing
‘‘There’s a lot of people,” Anderson
said, dragging his black-and-white striped .
futon chair oft the elevator and into his
room. “It’s busier than I thought it would
Anderson, who is from Norfolk, met
his roommate, Jesse Preuss, for the first
time that afternoon. Before that, they had
only talked on the phone.
The room already was filled with
Preuss’ belongings: refrigerator, carpeting,
bookshelf, boom box, the usual residence
After 1 1/2 hours, Pruess’ move was
complete. Or at least it was all in the
“It’s going to be fun.” said Pruess, who
came Tuesday from Lindsay. “I’m ready to
move. I’m not ready for classes.”
Tuesday was the first official movc-in
day for the university residence halls.
Those going through sorority rush got an
early start, moving in beginning at S a.m.
Anne Kennedy was one of the first
students through the door at Sando/.
Residence Hall. Make that Kennedy, her
three aunts, one uncle, twp grandparents
and one friend. Add two cars to haul the
crew and her belongings from Omaha, and
the move was finished in a little irtore than
Kennedy, who had been awake since 6
a.m., waited in the hall and took a
breather Sunday morning as her uncle laid
carpeting in her room.
“I feel really lazy,” she said. “But at
this point, I don’t know what to do.”
Down the hall, Lindsay Kruger was
arranging her new home.
“I’m at that ‘I don’t care’ stage,”
Kruger said. “I’ve been packing for too
She had finished loading her stuff at 2
a.m. Sunday back in Fremont. Then, after
getting less than four hours sleep, driving
to Lincoln and lugging her stuff to her
room, she had to start thinking about
sorority rush, which started that night.
See HALLS on A9
Students hit hard by tuition increases at four NU campuses
By Matthew Waite__
Sophomore Lance Thamish is like
many University ofNebraska-Lincoln
He has loans piling up, two part
time jobs and not much money com
ing from home. Like many UNL stu
dents, a 7 percent tuition hike hits
Tharnish wncrc it hurts — his wallet.
“If poverty is the ground, then 1 am
the dirt on the bottom of my shoe ” he
said. “I have about 10 cents to my
Thamish, a chemical engineering
major, said the 7 percent increase in
tuition, which was approved this sum
mer by the University of Nebraska
Board of Regents, came at a bad time.
He discovered that he would be receiv
ing $400 less from his Pell Grant this
“It means less free time p^ecause of
work), going out to cat with friends,
stuff like that,” he said. “I’m still
hoping for the old Powerball to come
“Somebody’s got to win.”
Joe Rowson, NU spokesman, said
the increase would bring tuition for
UNL resident undergraduates from
$64.50 a credit hour to $68.50.
Increases at other NU campuses
were as follows for resident under
• University of Nebraska at
Kearney students nay $55 a credit
hour, up from $52.25 last year.
• University of Nebraska at Oma
ha students pay $62.50, up from $59
• University of Nebraska Medical
Center tuition rose about 6 percent to
10 percent per credit hour, depending
on the individual student’s field of
Thamish said that with less money
coming in and more money going out,
he would be forced to take out more
loans. And he’s dreading the day he
has to pay the loans back.
He said he thought the increase
would pay for high administration
salaries and green space.
“1 don’t think it’s really ncces
sary,” he said.
But Randy Haack, NU budget di
rector, said that wasn’t the case.
The tuition increase will generate
an estimated $4.7 million in new rev
enue for the NU system, Haack said.
He said some of the money would
go to ongoing expenses, such as sala
ries andbenefits for faculty and staff.
Another $2.7 million would go to
instructional improvements, includ
ing computer facility upgrades and
See TUITION on A9
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