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UNL one step away from new chancellor
By Paula Lavigne
One final step.
That’s all that remains in selecting
UNL’s next chancellor after a list of
three finalists was released Friday af
NU President Dennis Smith has
said he will select the next chancellor
by Jan. 1 from the following three
• Thomas George, 47, provost and
academic vice president at Washing
ton State University in Pullman, Wash.,
• John Kozak, 55, provost of Iowa
State University in Ames, Iowa, since
• James Moeser, 56, provost and
vice president for academic affairs at
the University of South Carolina in
Columbia, S.C., since 1992.
Two widely-speculated candidates,
UNL Interim Chancellor Joan Leitzel
and Oregon State University Provost
Roy Arnold, were not among the fi
In a statement released Friday,
Leitzel said, “I look forward to assist
ing with the remaining portion of the
search to attract the most qualified
candidates to UNL.
“I will work to make the leadership
transition as soon as possible.”
She stated that she could not com
ment on the search because the pro
cess has been confidential
For the three remaining candidates,
Friday’s decision brought them and
the seven-month search one step closer
to filling UNL’s top post.
George said Saturday he would take
the chancellor position because UNL
was a “world class institution.” He
recently participated in a technology
partnership between WSU and UNL.
WSU has been working with
Microsoft on a “virtual university”
program which was presented to the
NU Board of Regents. Smith has ex
pressed personal interest in the con
cept for the university system.
“We want to enhance not replace
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A list of three finalists was released Friday. NU President Dennis Smith said
he will select the next chancellor by Jan. 1.
© Thomas George
provost and vice
Ezekiel Bahar, an electrical engineering professor, listens to a speaker Sunday night during a memorial service for
slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. *
Lincoln Jews vow to keep peace alive
By Paula Lavigne
Although the light of Yitzhak Rabin has
been extinguished, Lincoln’s Jewish com
munity vowed Sunday night to keep the
flames of peace alive.
More than 100 people, mainly Jews, gath
ered at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue about
one week after the assassination of Israel’s
Some spoke in Hebrew,others in English.
Some were Jewish, others were Arabs or
Christians. Regardless of their language or
religion, the speakers agreed on one goal.
Herbert Friedman, president of the Jew
ish Federation of Lincoln, said, “This is a sad
day for the Jewish community around the
world and a sad day for the Jewish commu
nity of Lincoln.”
Sam Ismail, vice president of the Arab
American Heritage Society, said Rabin
brought the Jews and Palestinians together
and “saw the 1 ight at the other side of the dark
“Some could not see the 1 ight and thought
the tunnel was dark and a dead end,” he said.
“They opposed him.”
Ismail offered a passage of hope from the
“This is a sad day for the Jeivish community around the world
and a sad day for the Jeivish community of Lincoln. ”
President of the Jewish Federation of Lincoln
Koran in Hebrew, then translated in English.
“God said, do not think that those who are
dead for God’s peace are dead forever. They
are in heaven and living with God,” he said.
“We all know that we have to die some
day,” Ismai 1 said. “We have to open our arms
and hearts to each other and pray for peace.”
Friedman focused on relationships be
tween Jews by recounting a speech he heard
while in Israel last summer.
“He said Jews have fought, argued and
debated with one another, but never killed,”
he said. “It was unfortunate that last week
this prophesy had to come to an end.”
Many of the speakers expressed their
shock that the assassin was a Jew, but others
were angered that Yagil Amir, 25, was a law
Rabbi Stanley Rosenbaum, whose father
was a lawyer, said Amir acted in violation of
“The law is sacred and must be obeyed,”
he said. “An officer of the court must have
the highest moral standards.”
Jean Cahan, a representative of the Harris
Center for Judaic Studies at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, said a university should
encourage using words for peace not evil.
.For two centuries, she said, Israeli stu
dents have been involved in book burnings,
physical intimidation and bombing labora
tories, she said.
“They are in complete despair,” she said.
“A university can produce constructive
criticism against history, society and poli
tics, but it should also give a constructive
vision for an earthly future.”
Haifa Ismail, a sophomore international
affairs major, also attended. Ismail, a Pales
tinian whose parents are from Israel, said she
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By Paula Lavigne
Senior Reporter ” —
NU President Dennis Smith will have to
exercise more and follow a low-cholesterol diet
after undergoing a procedure to relieve two
blocked arteries, his surgeon said.
Dr. Sabyasachi Mahapatra said Smith is tak
ing heart medication and controlling “risk fac
tors,” such as cholesterol intake, weight and
high blood pressure, to stay healthy.
Smith, 57, was released Friday morning from
Bryan Memorial Hospital after a non-surgical
“stent placement” in two of his heart’s three
Smith could not be reached for comment, but
Mahapatra said Smith was in good spirits Fri
day and ready to go home.
The surgeon said Smith would be able to
return to his office Monday. Smith was already
back to work Friday, only hours after being
He met Friday afternoon with David
Sellmyer, chairman of the chancellor search
committee, to release the list of three chancellor
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By Melanie Branded
Rows of buffalo grass samples and hanging
lights line the interior of the greenhouse.
Fans work fervently overhead to circulate
the hot, humid air. And daylight filters through
the nearly transparent glass structure, filling
This turfgrass research greenhouse was one
of 24 dedicated Friday on East Campus.
The renovated Institute of Agriculture and
Natural Resources greenhouses feature a new
roof covering made of tempered glass and
sidewalls of 16mm finned acrylic, which al lows
for a dead-air space for insulation.
The original greenhouse covering had greatly
deteriorated, reducing the transmission of light
by more than 75 percent.
“Ifyou were inside on a bright day, you could
see something like a 100 percent increase in
light transmission,” said Paul Read, chairman
of the horticulture department.
State-of-the-art, computerized temperature
controls also were installed. Conditions are
monitored at a central location, or from remote
locations, by computer-telephone connections.
Darrell Nelson, dean and director of the
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