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into a plan and then implement
As for now. Powers said it was
too early to say what types of plans
he would implement.
“The needs of Nebraska stu
dents will drive the programs and
decisions I make.”
Trying to be as useful as pos
sible is one of his personal goals
at his new position. Powers said.
“I really love higher education.
I really care about the students. I
want to sec how we can help fac
ulty and students at the classroom
Before taking his position in
Nebraska, Powers was executive
director of the Commission for
Postsccondary Education in Min
Powers said the programs he
used in Minnesota might not be
effective in Nebraska.
“I won’t bring down things I did
in Minnesota. They simply may
not be right for Nebraska. The
number one concern is to find out
what is right.”
To find the needs of UNL stu
dents, Powers will be working
closely with NU President Dennis
Smith and UNL Chancellor Gra
ham Spanicr.
“I will work with both Smith
and Spanier to identify their per
ceptions of what UNL students
need. I’ll need to learn what stu
dents at UNL need.”
Powers said he planned on
working with UNL students to dis
cuss what they sec as their needs.
“We arc concerned with the
question of ‘What is the student
perspective’.” he said. “The stu
dents’ futures arc why we exist.
We’ll be partners with students and
faculty to try to do the right thing.”
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tion after wc were given a provisional
accreditation a few years ago,” she
Grew said she had met with the
museum faculty and curators “to keep
up the momentum that the museum
has established.”
Grew said she was working with
the museum staff to appoint an in
terim director and may make an an
nouncement later this week. She de
clined to identify the candidates un
der consideration.
The museum will conduct a na
tional search for a permanent succes
sor, Grew said, and local candidates
will be considered.
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UNL women to influence U.N.
By Laura King
Staff Reporter
Women from all over the world
will meet next September in Beijing
to discuss the progress of women in
the world. Ideas of UNL students and
leaders will be there.
Delegates from nations worldwide
will meet in the Fourth World Con
ference on Women: Action for Equal
ity, Development and Peace. They
will discuss the progress of women
and women’s issues in the last de
Judith Kriss, director of the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s
Center, said the center was holding
three sessions to develop action pro
posals for the United Nations.
The conference, sponsored by the
U.N. General Assembly, is being or
ganized by the U.N. Commission on
the Status of Women. That body rep
resents 45 U.N. member states and
meets annually to discuss ways to
improve the world status of women.
Conference delegates will create
a “Platform for Action” to discuss
major obstacles to the advancement
of women.
The objectives of the preliminary
sessions at UNL are to expose del
egates to the United Nations’ role in
the advancement of women, to pro
vide local ideas for global advance
ment and to identify important local
and campus issues affecting women,
Kriss said.
Presidents and leaders of campus
organizations are among the del
egates that will attend the Lincoln
sessions, Kriss said. About 30 del
egates attended the first session last
The delegates at the first UNL ses
sion talked about issues ranging from
health care, safety and child care to
racism and ethics, media images and
domestic violence, Kriss said.
“These issues not only concern
UNL. but Lincoln in general,” she
A second session Nov. 6 will fo
cus on women's health but also will
discuss in more detail issues from the
first session. —
The third session will focus on
leadership and education. Delegates
will develop a final document to de
fine their concerns.
This document will be given to the
Nebraska delegate to the Beijing con
ference, Emilia Gonzalez-Clements.
Committees like Nebraska's will
submit documents to form a treaty
that will be presented to the United
Nations. Each U.N.-member country,
will receive a copy of the treaty to*
“Out of 184 total countries, the
U.S. is one of the 39, which has not
ratified the 1975 treaty,” Kriss said.
That treaty was created in a simi
lar conference 19 years ago.
Only former President Carter and
President Clinton have submitted the
treaty to Congress for ratification.
“The defining moment was when
I realized that there arc women do
ing exactly what we arc doing,” Kriss
said. “Groups like the 30 of us are
happening all over the world.”
Kriss said it gave her “the feeling
of contributing to something big, re
ally big.”
“And we’re part of it.”
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