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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 3, 1996)
COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901
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NINETEEN- TO 20-YEAR-OLD MALES make up the largest group of crime victims at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Men reported 67 of the auto larcenies in 1995, compared to women who reported 27 percent of the auto larcenies. Six percent were
GAm victims often young, male
This is part four of a five-part series about
crime on the University of Nebraska-Lin
UNL police officers are
education efforts on
By Matthew Waite
Special Projects Reporter
Chad Kudym was just going to a study
session for chemistry.
It was dark, but he parked his bike in a
well-lit area outside the front doors of
When he came back outside to ride home,
his seat was gone, taken by thieves.
Kudym was a 20-year-old junior at the
time. He didn’t report the incident because
he didn’t think he would ever see the seat
Had he reported the crime, he would have
been part of the second-largest age group of
victims on campus.
Nineteen- and 20-year-old men are meet
ing campus police more often than any other
age group — both as victims and perpetra
Younger students are victims more than
older students, according to the data. The
data shows traditional college-aged students
are the most victimized.
The largest group of victims were 19
year-olds, with more than 420 victims. Next
were 20-year-olds, with more than 400.
The numbers slowly decrease as age in
creases but remain fairly constant from age
30 to age 50. After age 50, the numbers drop
to fewer than 10 victims.
The numbers do not surprise University
of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Chief Ken
Cauble. Students are the largest group on
campus, he said, and younger students are
“College students are very trusting when
they get here,” Cauble said. “They leave their
rooms unlocked and don’t report anything
until they are victims.”
University police focus much of their edu
cation efforts on younger students, especially
freshmen. This year, Cauble said, community
Service officers have been assigned to resi
dence hall complexes to direct crime-preven
tion education efforts.
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by wage hike
The minimum wage may have just gone up,
but major student employers on campus are not
going to go belly up as a result.
The Office of Campus Recreation, UNL Li
braries, Nebraska Unions, and UNL Housing all
reported that they have been affected but not
badly hurt by the recent 50-cent increase in mini
mum wage to $4.75 an hour.
But problems may arise next year, campus
employers say, when the minimum wage hike’s
second stage takes effect and minimum wage is
increased an additional 40 cents.
Some campus employers at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln were not financially hurt by the
first minimum wage hike, because their employ
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By Erin Schulte
They look like professors. They talk like pro
fessors. They do the same work as professors,
although for fewer hours a week.
•v But the pay isn’t the same, and neither are
insurance benefits, which is why graduate assis
tants at some universities are demanding a
At the University of Iowa in Iowa City this
fall, graduate assistants joined a union and won
19-percent base-salary raises and better insurance
Before they unionized, the graduate assistants’
salaries and benefits weren’t cutting it. The as
sistants were teaching 40 percent of the classes
at the university and publishing much of the re
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Video on HuskerVision aims to raise abuse awareness
By Stacey Range
A 55-year-old man jumps from his
seat in the north stadium yelling
Three rows down, a young father
stamps his foot and raises his fists
The little boy, mimicking his father,
screws his face and screams “DE
On Nebraska game days, seeing red
describes more than the sea of red-clad
fans, but during the next two home
games, football players will be telling
die fans to keep their anger in check
and stop the violence.
In recognition of October as Na
tional Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, the Nebraska Athletic Depart
ment has agreed to broadcast a public
service announcement on
The announcement features college
football players asking men to refrain
from relationship violence and from
tolerating it of others.
The 30-second announcement tar
geting men was developed by Liz
Claiborne Inc. and Northeastern
University’s Center for the Study of
Sport in Society. It will be aired in 12
other Division I college stadiums and
during syndicated regional television
coverage of college football games.
The purpose of die announcement
is to increase awareness of domestic
violence and make the issue a men’s
issue, said Dot McPherson, director of
the Mentors in Violence Prevention
project at the center.
As fans glance at the HuskerVision
screens, they will see a crowded sta
dium with various messages flashing on
the stadium scoreboard.
The first two appear harmless. One
wishes a happy birthday and another
informs of a car with its lights on.
Then comes a shocker as fans and
players view the message: “Greg Niel,
Sec. 829, Seat 12, beat up his girlfriend
Close-ups of fans and players show
their disgust. A player on the field ad
dresses the camera, ‘If you think hit
ting a woman makes you a big man,
you won’t mind if we let70,000people
see what kind of a man you really arc.”
A voiceover intones, “Every 12 sec
onds a woman in this country is abused.
Isn’t it time to speak out? Getinyolved.
find relationship violence. Love is not
The announcement end& with the
telephone number of the National Do
mestic Violence Hotline. ' ^
McPherson said there was no bet
ter way to reach men than though foot
ball, which happens to be one of the
most violent sports. ■ . . . ^ ■_
We’re trying to put responsibility on men
whose fathers, sons, brothers, uncles,
teammates and friends are domestically
director of Mentors in Violence Prevention
However, while die connection be
tween football and violence exists,
McPherson said, the announcement
does not focus on violence in sports.
Rather, he stud, it uses sports to grab
“Athletes me icons of masculinity
in our society,” he said. ‘‘We’re using
them asaway to reach men on the is
sue and get them to stand up against
Judith Kriss, director of the
Women’s Center, applauded the
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