The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 18, 1994, Image 1

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■ Turman, Berrfnger duo lead Huskers, Page 7
Arts and Entertainment
■ UNL students in Swayze-Snlpes movie, Page 9
PAGE 2: Isreal and Jordan reach agreement
Director plans to watch, learn
By Julio Sobczyk
Staff Reporter
Determining the needs of
Nebraska’s college students will be
all in a day’s work for David Pow
Powers is the new executive di
rector of Nebraska’s Coordinating
Commission for Postsecondary
Education. He started his new po
sition Monday, and he said his first
day went well.
“I think everything went as I ex
pected it to,” he said. “Today I have
mostly been learning. My first
three months here will be learn
ing. I plan to keep my mouth shut
and ears open and find out what
Nebraska wants.”
The only problem Powers expe
rienced on his first day was find
ing a parking space near his office
in downtown Lincoln.
“I couldn’t find a parking spot
this morning, so I parked at a
meter. Later, people from the of
fice helped me find a place to
Powers said he was looking for
ward to working with Nebraskans
to find out what is best for their
“Nebraska has very nice people
with good, solid values,” he said.
“They want this commission to
Powers job as director ot me
commission involves looking for
efficiency and effectiveness in
Nebraska's colleges.
To do this, the commission re
views new programs at Nebraska
colleges to make sure programs
aren't duplicated among colleges,
he said.
“We want quality and access for
the student. We don’t want every
school to be offering the same
The commission also makes re
ports about budgets, for building
renovations as well as operation
programs, he said.
Powers said his plans for the fu
ture involved following up on a
statewide comprehensive plan for
postsecondary education from
“We need to update this plan
and meet with college presidents
and regents to find out what their
perceptions of needs arc. We will
take these findings and put them
See POWERS on 3
Damon Lm/DN
David Powers spent Ns first day as director of Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission
for Postsecondary Education Monday. Powers, who comes to Nebraska from St. Paul,
Minn., said his first throe months on the Job would bo spent learning about Nebraska’s
colleges and educational needs.
Alcohol use increases risk of rape
By Brian Sharp
Senior Reporter
He was her best friend.
They were drinking, talking, and
then it got more involved. He went
too far. He raped her.
It’s a scenario that is played out
too often, said University Police Chief
Ken Cauble. And all the victims he
remembers had been drinking heavily
and knew their attacker.
“There is a lot of emotion in
volved,” Cauble said. “Here’s some
body they trusted. Besides the assault,
they feel very lied to.”
Cauble said of the 13 sexual as
saults reported at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln in the past four
years, all were either date or acquain
tance rape. But those numbers are just
the beginning.
Many arc afraid to report an as
sault because of the negative stigma
attached to it, he said. Victims are
afraid their friends, significant oth
ers or parents will find out, he said.
Statistics show that nationwide
only one in 20 rapes are reported,
Cauble said. That number holds true,
just about everywhere, he said, but it’s
probably even higher among college
Actually, it might be much higher.
One in four college women expe
rience rape or attempted rape, accord
ing to the book “I Never Called It
Rape” by Robin Warshaw, a research
expert on sexual assault.
In another statistic, Warshaw
states that one in 12 college-age men
admitted to committing rape or at
tempted rape. The men agreed to a
definition in which the word “rape”
was omitted. None of the men iden
tified themselves as rapists.
In 1991, the Senate Judiciary
Committee, in “The Response to
Rape.” found that of 102,550 rape
cases reported nationally, 84 percent
did not result in a conviction.
“There isn’t a lot of deterrent by
fear of being caught or something
.happening to you if you do commit
the crime, Cauble said. “That’s what
people who commit crimes are look
ing for."
First-degree sexual assault is a
Class II Felony, punishable by at least
25 years without parole.
Of the 13 cases at UNL, three were
false reports. Cauble said. One case
was referred to Judicial Affairs, two
are being investigated, and the oth
ers went to the Lancaster County
Attorney's ofllcc, he said.
Records at that office revealed no
charges had been filed on the remain
ing cases.
Judith Kriss, director of the UNL
Women’s Center, said public aware
ness had increased, but it’s been
mostly talk and little action.
"What the whole picture looks like
... that’s pretty revealing.” Kriss said
In the recent assaults reported at
UNL, the majority of victims were
freshmen, Cauble said. One was a 15
ycar-old woman. All of the alleged
attackers were UNL students, and
each assault occurred in the residence
halls, he said.
Cauble said investigating the cases
was difficult because some reports
weren’t made until three years later.
Then, because the victim knew her
attacker and was in the situation will
ingly, some degree of consent existed,
he said.
Cauble said police and the courts
were left to decide an issue of he said/
she said.
Kriss said that all-to-common re
sult adds to feelings of guilt already
See ASSAULT on 6
From Staff and Wire Reports
The former director of the Univer
sity of Nebraska State Museum said
Monday that his resignation followed
a disagreement with the university
over the direction the museum was
Hugh Genoways, a nationally
known authority on mammals, had
been museum director since 1986. He
submitted his resignation last week.
“There was disagreement between
myself and the administration over
where the museum was headed, and
over our ability to manage our own
resources,” he said.
Priscilla Grew, vice chancellor for
research, said the resignation was
sudden and unexpected. She said NU
officials had not requested it.
“It's been building for the past
year,” Genoways said.
Genoways will remain on the uni
versity staff as a researcher and
teacher in the museum's zoology sec
tion. Genoways' wife, Joyce, said his
new position would be similar to the
work he did before taking the direc
tor position tn 1986
Grew said the recent five-year ac
creditation of the museum by the
American Association of Museums
was the result of Genoways' efforts.
“The quality and improvement of
the museum under his leadership
contributed to successful accrcdita
See MUSEUM on 3
NRoll is
By Paula Uvlgiw_
Senior Reporter
Changes to NRoll, UNL’s phone
registration service, made the first
day of registration for the 1995 spring
semester proceed without major com
plications. an administrator said.
Earl Hawkey, director of registra
tion and records at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, said only three of
the 48 NRoll lines experienced diffi
culty Monday, and the lines were
fixed within five minutes.
“It did basically exactly what it
was supposed to do,” Hawkey said.
He said one of the major changes
from last year involved the with
drawal process. Previously, when stu
dents pushed nine on the telephone,
they immediately withdrew from all
their classes.
Now, alter students push nine, the
NRoli voice asks them if they wish
to withdraw. If so, they student is in
structed to push nine again to con
MWe were getting some people
who accidentally hit nine and weren't
paying attention to what they were
doing,” Hawkey said. “We are going
to give them a second chance.”
Hawkey said the system would
start alternating registration times
based on the last digit of a student's
social security number.
See NROLL on 6