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Editorial Board *
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
J. Christopher Hain. Editor, 472-1766
Rainbow Rowell......Managing Editor
Mark Baldridge.....Opinion Page Editor
DeDra Janssen..Associate News Editor
Doug Kouma... :.Arts & Entertainment Editor
Matt Woody. Senior Reporter
DNfavors George for new chancellor
When the new chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
looks out his Canfield Administration building office window, he
should envision a university that is responsive to students, academi
cany respectaoie ana a piace
'he wants to call home.
As UNL’s leader, the chan
cellor must listen to students,
strengthen academics and di
versity, and maintain access to
And he needs to stay long
enough to see those things
All three candidates for
chancellor are qualified, ca
pable individuals, but the
Daily Nebraskan feels the best
candidate is Thomas George,
provost and academic vice
president at Washington State
George is said to be hard
. _... working — a characteristic
Jason Gildow/DN &
that should mesh with Ne
braska values and something UNL needs from its campus chief.
George is said to be a lively and accessible personality. A chan
cellor who turns a friendly ear to students should never be under
George’s “to do” list is impressive.
He wants to lead UNL toward the technological 21st century,
and he has the experience to do it.
While at Washington State, George has worked with Microsoft
on a program called “Virtual WSU,” which uses technology in the
classroom and extends teaching beyond the walls of campus.
George wants to raise admission standards, but he would pro
vide a percentage window of admission for students who show po
tential but don’t meet the minimum requirements.
Even more important is George’s interest in improving the qual
ity of undergraduate education for students who enroll at UNL.
He wants to promote undergraduate teaching by top professors.
George’s record on diversity includes hiring more minority fac
ulty at WSU. And he wants to integrate more diversity into the cur
riculum and student groups here at UNL.
If George were to accomplish all his goals and were to stick around
to see them realized, he’d be the leader we need.
However, UNL should not be a stepping stone for our next chan
Instead, our next chancellor should help make this university a
stepping stone to excellence for its students.
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r AND THI^OF COOKSE,
1 IS. HOKfl THE NEV) SI6)fo
I MU. WOK.
I am from North Carolina and
generally support ACC football,
especially at North Carolina and
Duke. However, 1 must admit that
my favorite football team is Ne
Over the past 20 years or so, I
have found the Nebraska program to
be the best in the USA, and Tom
Osborne represents that program as
the best coach in the USA.
More than that, he is the best
“man” in college football. In a sport
riddled with corruption, cheating,
etc. and coaches that are arrogant
jerks, Tom is a refreshing, honest
and masterful coach. In a word, he is
Please extend my congratulations
to him for another great year which
I’m sure will be culminated in
another national championship when
Nebraska beats Florida soon.
If not, it was still a great year,
and Tom will handle it in the style
we have all seen displayed over the
years, and one that no other coach in
the country can match for class,
decency and integrity.
Good luck at the Fiesta Bowl and
thanks for all the memories.
This university never ceases to
amaze me. In my four years here,
there has been a number of things
that have left me simply stunned.
And the university has done it again.
Mr. Melvin Jones, an African
American man is hired and Dr. Joan
Leitzel, a Caucasian woman is
Now, that may appear to be
strong language, but consider the
mixed message. I think that it is
great that finally this university will
get a minority presence on the
By the same token, we will lose
quite possibly one of the best
woman administrators in the
country. Now I have not heard that
Dr. Leitzel is leaving, but how can
she stay? She is not even in the
final pool for the chancellor’s
And why not? Because of some
bogus politics? We need some
continuity here. We need a person
who has a sense of this community
and where it needs to go. <•'
For my money that person is Joan
Leitzel, and it is a shame that she
will not be the next chancellor of
this university. I do not need to
make any excuses for Dr. Leitzel.
Like many who have come
before her, the possibility is there
that this institution could lose her.
The reasons surrounding her not
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being in the final three are reasons
to which I am not privy. The bottom
line is that she is not there and that,
my friends, is truly amazing.
More than that, it is a shame.
John L. Harris
Office of the Vice Chancellor for
Sis boom bah
I am writing to comment on a
recent event that brings shame,
embarrassment and humiliation to
our campus, our state and our
What is causing me to lower my
flag to half staff and wear black
until the millennium is the inability
of our national champion student
body to tear down a single goal
I have been witness to many
many Big Eight championship
games in Memorial Stadium and a
part of many cm field celebrations,
but never before have I experienced
or seen such a magnificent display
of complete ineptitude and igno
As a civil engineering graduate
student, I also have the technical
background to analyze and critique
this recent performance.
To make sure future generations
of TRUE Husker fans will not be
subjected to this same fate, I post
these scientific tips to careful,
expedient and safe demolition of
rigidly connected, four member,
vertical H structures:
1. Bring utensils. No goal post is
a match for a precise calculated
combination of oxygen and acety
2. Get bigger students. We need
some big corn-fed Husker fans
hangin’ from that baby. I don’t
know what they’re feeding you in
the residence halls, but it’s obvi
ously not enough. Perhaps Boyd
Eply could enhance his Husker
Power program to help our school in
3. And most importantly, rock,
rock, rock your way to success.
Once one of the tips reaches ground
level, or even within 6-8 feet of the
turf, the game is over.
The best way to do this is put all
the kids on one side of the thing.
Equal spacing does not work,
because similar downward forces on
each end will just cancel each other
out and at most produce 1 -8 inches
of bend (as was the case Friday).
So Husker underclassmen, 1
challenge you to use your education
at UNL to make change. Change in
the policies of your university,
change in your acceptance of hats as
a fashion statement, and most
importantly, changes in your
approach to destruction of university
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