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I HERBIE HUSKER & LIL' RED TRYOUTS Open to any individual interested in trying out. \ Attend information meeting at the Field House, 1 Memorial Stadium (gate 11) ) Tuesday, April 9,7:00 pm Come see what representing the Huskers with spirit and pride is all about. . If unable to attend, contact Renee Swartz 472-4622 )or Marlon Lozano 476-0076 APPL Y NO Will Student Summer Employment in Housing May 4 - August 23 Custodial.$5.70/hour Building Maintenance.$6.10/hour Building Painter.....$6.10/hour Weekend schedules and occasional overtime available! Apply in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to: •Mike Leupold at Cather-Pound-Neihardt Maintenance •Mike Kansier at Harper-Schramm-Smith Maintenance •LaVern Priest at Selleck Maintenance •Lyle Harris at Abel-Sandoz Maintenance •Jerry Lokie at Burr-Fedde Maintenance For further information, call Central Housing Maintenance, 472-37S3. your friend graduating in May?! Yes? Well then WIN your friend a prize. The Daily Nebraskan will be giving your friend a nice graduation gift AND a feature story in the Daily Nebraskan. But first, YOU have to tell us your most creative idea for a graduation gift. The gift has to fall within a $50 budget and you have to tell us why you chose the gift for your friend. 2 Fill out this form and return it to the Daily Nebraskan, 34 ■ ■ Nebraska Union by April 15. 1996. 2 ■ Your Name:_■ ■ Your Address- _ 2 ■ I ■ Your Phone* No.: ___ m 2 Your Friend's Name:_ ■ 2 Your <K$ATIV$Idea and Reason(s):_ jj ■ ■ ■--- ■ Campaigns no longer competitive, speakersays By Michaela Pieler Staff Reporter The amount of money spent on po litical campaigns is threatening an important component of American democracy, a UNL professor told a group of international students. Political elections arc no longer competitive because office holders have better chances to be elected than their challengers, said William Avery, a political science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Incumbents arc usually supported by political action committees, from which they receive a lot of money for their campaigns. “Incumbents have a tremendous advantage in raising money,” he said. “That doesn’t even allow their chal lengers a serious challenge. But a de mocracy needs competitive elections.” In 1992, incumbents had four times more money than their opponents, he said, and 10 times more PAC money. In 1993, 93 percent of all incum bents won re-election. Eighty percent of them had been unopposed, partly because their opponents didn’t have enough money for a campaign, Avery told about 20 UNL international stu dents in the International Affairs stu dent lounge Friday. Avery’s seminar on the financing ofpolitical campaigns was part of IA’s democracy program for international students. Avery is a member of Com mon Cause, a nationwide lobbying organization that aims at giving the public greater force in influencing politics. To give political opponents a seri ous chance, Avery said, the amount of money candidates are allowed to re ceive from PACs should be limited. So far, they are only limited in how much they can receive from one committee, but there is not an aggregate limit, he said. “If you’re not going to change the rules by which we play, you’re not changing anything,” he said. Today, candidates have to calcu late one-third of their budget for TV advertisements, he said. They need $8,000 to $ 10,000just to get started on one statewide poll, he said. In 1976, successful Senate candi dates spent $610,000 for their cam paigns, Avery said. In 1994, that sum had increased to $4.5 million. “When Sen. (James) Exon (D-Ncb.) first campaigned, it was sufficient for him to go around Nebraska in his sta tion wagon,” Avery said. “He shook hands in coffee shops and won the election.” Avery said a campaign-financing reform must include a means to “pro vide candidates with clean campaign resources.” Congress has passed campaign fi nance-reform three times, Avery said, but each bill was vetoed. Avery said he had iittle hope that similar legislation would pass this session. Kelter Continued from Page 1 istry, Kelter said, his students know how to evaluate their instructor objec tively. “It (student evaluation) is not based on the number of A’s,” he said. “My grades arc the same as other science teacher’s grades.” Cheryl Wall, another elementary education major in the hands-on chem istry class, said she hated chemistry until she took Kcltcr’s class. “I’ve learned more in this class than any other,” she said. “He teaches at our level and not over our heads.” Keltcr said the course was success ful in making students who were shy about science confident enough to teach it to others. He said he saw many new programs like the hands-on course on the hori zon. Rader Continued from Page 1 was offended by the use of alcohol and sexual activities in residence halls. Gladys Styles Johnston, UNKchan cellor, said the ruling surprised her because she didn’t think the policy violated Rader’s right to practice his religion. Rader still went to class, partici pated in athletics and even ate in UNK’s food service with the same students whose behavior he frowned on, she said. Johnston testified during the trial that people who have a religious ob jection to the policy could go to a different university. Judge Piestcr’s ruling stated that statement showed there was a section of people not wel come at UNK, Downing said. Johnston said the policy of requir ing freshman to live on campus was not meant to discriminate against reli gious students but was based on re search and knowledge. “W e make decisions and judgments in students’ best interest all the time,” she said. University officials said during the trial that the policy put students in a better academic environment and made university resources more accessible. Piester’s ruling stated that living at CSF “would likely produce an envi ronment much more conducive to aca demic pursuits than that in the resi dence halls.” Downing said the decision would renew the rights of religious students in universities across the nation. “This will provide guidance to ad ministrators across the country and students of deep religious faith.” GET JIB. The Daily Nebraskan is now hiring for all Fall 1996 staff positions. Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Stop by the DN, room 34 in the basement of the Nebraska Union and pick up an application. Applications for all positions are due Tuesday, April 46 at 5 p.m. The following positions are available: X Staff news reporters X Staff sports reporters X Staff A&E reporters X Copy editors X Staff photographers X Night production X Typesetters XWeb page designers UNL does not discriminate in its academic, admission or employment programs, and abides by all federal regulations pertaining to same.