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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1995)
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February 13, 1995
COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SINCE 1901
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Patrice Berger, associate professor of history and director of the UNL Honors program,
is one of two UNL professors nominated for the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional
Creativity Award. Berger has taught at UNL for 25 years.
Professor teaches value of the past
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While many professors dread
lecturing year after year to hun
dreds of freshmen in introductory
courses, Patrice Berger thrives on
Berger, an associate professor
of history at the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln, said the univer
sity had one or two semesters to
prove to freshmen that history was
important and useful, so he liked to
snap introductory history students
out of their passivity.
“I have a very strong commit
ment to introduce students to the
value of history,” Berger said.
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UNL faces lawsuit
from Ponca tribe
By Paula Lavigne
The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma will
file a lawsuit against the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln for performing
destructive research analysis on Ponca
ancestral remains, a tribal leader said.
Maynard Hinman, tribal planner,
said a lawsuit would be filed by the
end of February after the Oklahoma
tribe consulted with the Ponca Tribe
He said the research by Karl
Reinhard, a UNL assistant professor
of anthropology, may have violated
Nebraska state laws, the federal Na
tive American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act and civil-rights laws.
“We’ve been patient, but our pa
tience has come to an end,” he said.
“We have grounds for a lawsuit
against UNL for a substantial sum of
money. This is sacrilege.”
Hinman said Reinhard’s research
results showed evidence of destruc
tive analysis. In the 1994 publication
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“We’ve been patient, but
our patience has come to
an end. We have
grounds for a lawsuit
against UNL for a
substantial sum of
money. This is
Tribal planner for the Ponca
Tribe of Oklahoma.
“In the Wake of Contact: Biological
Responses to Conquest,” Reinhard
cites delta carbon values, figures that
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aouin group, cnanceiior
help allocate student fees
By Matthew Waite
Every semester, in addition to tu
ition, students must pay student fees
that make up $180 of the total bill.
Ever wonder where the student
The student fees cycle for an aca
demic year starts in the previous spring
with the committee for Fees Alloca
tion, an ASUN committee.
With a projected student fee
amount to work with, CFA begins
work by hearing requests from repre
sentatives of the fee users groups.
Fund A users make their requests
first. Fund A users are the Associa
tion of Students of the University of
Nebraska, the University Program
Council and the Daily Nebraskan.
Fund B users then testify before
the committee. Fund B users are the
Health Center, the Campus Recre
ation Center and the Nebraska Unions.
After hearing testimony, CFA
makes funding recommendations to
If the ASUN senate and president
approve the budget, it goes to the
Chancellor, who has traditionally
deferred to the vice chancellor for
student affairs for approval.
If the vice chancellor approves,
the budget is finalized.
When student fees are collected,
the Bursar’s Office splits the bud
geted money to all fund A and fund B
users. Fund A money goes to the
Student Activities and Financial Ser
vices office and all fund B money
goes to the individual offices.
Gregg Jablonski said the office,
like a bank, took deposits, issued
checks and held savings accounts for
two of the users, he said.
The office was set up by the NU
Board of Regents to hold and issue
fund A student fees, Jablonski said.
“We just make sure they keep a
positive balance,” he said. “If they
don’t have any money to spend, we
don’t let them spend it.”
All fund A users have already gone
before CFA this year. The ASUN
senate has yet to consider the budgets.
Fund B users are now making cases to
This year, CFA recommended fee
increases for ASUN and the Daily
ASUN President Andrew Loudon
said that the 5.19 percent increase his
office received was somewhat mis
With a recent change, ASUN as
sumed responsibilities for homecom
ing, transferring $2,000 to its budget
from the UPC budget. Without that
transfer, Loudon said, the ASUN bud
get went up only 3.85 percent.
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Officials plan to work toward gender equity at UNL
By jonn Fuiwider
A report on women faculty at UNL released
last week shows that the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln needs to move ahead in hiring
more female professors, an administrator said.
Joan Leitzel, senior vice chancellor for aca
demic affairs, said that the “Status Report On
Women Faculty Representation” was helpful
in revealing an area that needed improvement.
But, she said, investigating what happened
in the past was not an issue to dwell upon.
“Tbe interest is in moving ahead,” sne said.
According to the report, women make up
17.7 percent of UNL faculty. The average
among UNL’s peer institutions is 21.2 percent.
Leitzel said UNL would commit itself to
catching up with its peers, but would use its
own strategies and not copy what other univer
sities have done.
She said one obstacle in achieving gender
equity was that certain disciplines, such as
engineering, had a smaller pool of female
applicants than other disciplines, making quali
fied women professors harder to find.
Achieving gender equity was in UNL’s best
interest, Leitzel said.
“We have to be able to attract and retain the
most qualified women and men,” she said.
Two Lincoln businesswomen, responding
to the report, also said UNL needed to better
prepare graduates for an increasingly diverse
Lynn Roper, a 1970 UNL graduate and vice
president of Merrill Lynch in Lincoln, said
male college graduates needed to be exposed to
female professionals, especially professors,
before entering the workplace.
“Having women faculty enhances the edu
cation of both youngmen and young women, as
they will encounter women executives in the
businesses that they’re going to try to get a job
in,” she said.
The workplace will increasingly include
women and minorities, Roper said.
“We need to produce graduates that are able
to work in a diverse environment, because
that’s where they’re going,” she said.
Businesses are constantly training older
employees to deal with the increasingly diverse
workplace, Roper said.
“(They) would look to the younger people to
already have that training in their formal edu
cation," she said.
Jean Jeffrey, a 1966 UNL graduate and
owner of Jean Jeffrey & Co., a Lincoln account- %
ing firm, said she had hoped UNL was a leader
in gender equity.
“But that doesn’t seem to be the case,” she
said. “They seem to be lagging behind.”
Jeffrey said 50 percent of people taking the
exam to become certified public accountants
“With that many women going into the
business world,” she said, “it’d be nice to have
more contact (with women) before they get
“Where better to get it than the university,
right?” she said.
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