The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 09, 1996, Page 6, Image 6

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    Meeting spurs debate on climate for women atL etes
WOMEN from page 1_
damaged the reputation of UNL seri
ously? Ford saia. “We hired somebody
to come in and lode at the athletic de
partment, and they said everything was
But everything isn’t fine, Ford said.
Ford said women athletes may have felt
uncomfortable talking to the male
NCAA representative who interviewed
women on campus.
Faculty may have been hesitant to
report problems to someone they knew
was hired by Bill Byrne, Ford said. The
investigator may |ave also spent too
much time looking at statistics (such
as how much money is spent on
women’s sports) instead of individual
“Now there are continuing Stories
of harassment that come out,” Ford
For example. Ford said the chan
cellor had heard of problems at the ath
letic training table, where many ath
letes eat. Women had to walk the length
of the room while being verbally ha
rassed by men, Ford said, and there
were very few women who ate at the
training table.
Ford said the athletic department
reorganized the training tabic and made
sure there was a better balance of men
and women. He agreed with the cau
cus—those changes were not enough.
“You shouldn’t have to rearrange
the training table,” he said. “You need
John Bender, assistant news-edito
rial professor and a member of the
Academic Senate.said athletes have
undergone “intense sensitivity train
mg. ,
Moeser responded to critics by call
ing in another consultant, probably a
woman, to review the climate for
women in theathletic department.
The chancellor does have a com
mittee specifically set up to deal with
women’s issues. Members of the
Chancellor’s Committee on the Status
ofWomen include faculty and students
who consult him an matters such as the
climate fix female athletes.
Associate economics professor and
chairwoman of the Faculty Women’s
Caucus Mary McGarvey said some
members of the committee (who are
also in the caucus) have told her they
don’t feel empowered to make
speak out, and some feel obligated to
support the chancellor because it is
officially his committee, McGarvey
“There's a sense that they’re be
hooved to the chancellor,” McGarvey
Moeser has been reluctant to meet
with the Women's Faculty Caucus.
Moeser said he thought talking with the
women’s committee was adequate, and
the caucus was not an official campus
McGarvey said if Moeser wanted
to convince women that they're a pri
ority, he should look into getting more
funds for hiring women as associate or
full professors.
“When chancellors do make issues
priorities, things tend to get done,”
McGarvey said.
MfKsersagd women’s issues were
apriority. "
“I'fn verjtconcemed about die cli
mate dir women on this campus,” he
Moeser said McGarvey recently
had thanked him for bringing up the
issue of paid maternity leave at a meet
ing. He said he hadn’t been aware of
any problems.
“I’m really sorry she took another
nnsitim when I wasn't there.”
Student makes fragrance,
image for men, women
FRAGRANCE from page 1
-ing him out, he said, and he had
some money from investments he
made in high school.
Loqu&tion should be on Lincoln
shelves in less than a year, he said.
Malcom’s “small start” is
20,000bottles. They will eventually
sell for about $29 for 1.7 oz. Inter
ested buyers on the East Coast are
calling, Mateomsaid, and he spends
about three hours a day on the phone
with potential buyers and advertis
ing agencies.
“I don't know if it will sell bet
ter than CKOne; that's big
Malcom said. “But it's a good im
age fragrance for men and women.''
And at the very least, if his fra
grance doesn’t sell asquickly as he
expects, Malcom will have settle s
good-smelling friends and relatives.
“I guess 111 haven lot of Christ
mas gifts ready.”
Students hope to promote campus diversity
DIVERSITY from page 1
achieve a unified campus, she said.
Adams said participants planned to
form a political student group that
could represent the student bod/ bet
ter than current campus organizations.
She said participants were all very
politically concerned students who
Adams hopes will work to reverse a
lack of minority representation in the
administration, faculty and curriculum.
. r “Thecurrieulum is very biased and
needs to be changed,” Adams said.
*Ybu can take an English course and
not have to read a woman author or a
work that's not WestentT2^
J • Benjamin Wallace, a sophomore
• _ •
French and English major, said the re
treat was “an awesome experience”
that dealt with a lot of diverse ideas.
Wallace said he was excited about
forming a group that could accurately
represent all students and effect
changes on campus.
“Unknowingly, we put together a
representation of die majority of stu
dents at UNL,” Wallace said. “And
we’re all willing to make a difference.”
Harris said although the group
could be themost effective at promot
ing diversity through grassroots efforts
on campus, students have limited
power at aimi versify.
believe diversity is vital to our cam
pus, we wiU see gains that are marginal
at best,** Harris said.
Tina Vergil, a junior member of the
Mexican American Students Associa
tion, said hearing about campus diver
sity concerns at the retreat was good
for participants with no previous ex
posure to diverse groups.
The overall success of the retreat
will be evident later, if students follow
through with their yearlong commit
ment to promoting cultural understand
ing, Vergil said.
“Everyone made the commitment,”
she said. “1 just hope that they follow
through with it.”
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