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Peter battles back 1 Gallery guide February 4,1997
Damian Peter—brother of Christian and Jason -$■ has enrolled this Friday is opening day for a number of exhibitions
semester at Nebraska. In 1994 a broken neck all but ended his foot- at Lincoln’s art galleries. And the DN is here to Bad WEATHER
ball career at Notre Dame. Now he hopes to play for NU. PAGE 9 make sure you don’t miss any of them. PAGE 7 Snowy and gusty, high 33.
VOL. 1)6 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 '
CHANCELLOR JAMES MOESER, right, announced Richard C. Edwards as the
new vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Nobraska
Graduate student ends
His protest after the
Sigma Chi cross
UNL organizations to
By Jim Goodwin
Eric Shanks bit into a peanut but
ter and jelly sandwich at about 4 p.m.
Monday. It was the first time he had
eaten in the four days since he began
his hunger strike against racism.
The 38-year-old UNL graduate stu
dent began his protest Thursday fol
lowing a Sigma Chi ceremonial cross
burning incident Jan. 23 outside of Lin
coln. He said he would not eat until
leaders of student organizations issued
statements denouncing racism.
James Griesen, vice chancellor for
student affairs, and Eric Marintzer,
president of the Association of Stu
dents of the University of Nebraska,
both telephoned Monday following a
2:30 p.m. meeting of student organi
“They made it clear they wanted me
to eat,” Shanks said. “They didn’t give
me any specifics on future actions. My
request was simple enough, so mission
The leaders of four University of
Nebraska-Lincoln student organiza
tions drafted a formal statement later
Monday evening denouncing racism
and proposing future campus-wide dis
course on the subject.
It was all Shanks needed to get him
self eating again.
Marintzer and Griesen were among
seven who responded to Shanks’ re
■ Jason Harb, president of the Resi
dence Hall Association.
■ Angela Johnson, president of the
■ Brent Karstens, president of the
■Linda Schwartzkopf, interim di
rector of Greek Affairs.
■ Scott Berryman, a Greek Affairs
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New trash compactors
a treasure for recyders
i By Brad Davis
9 - 1 1 ' .
With the purchase oftwo new card
board compactors, the UNL Recycling
Department will now be able to spend
time on more pressing concerns.
The funds to purchase the compac
tors — one has already been bought,
the other mil be purchased in the near
future r— were a warded to the tfNI;
Recycling Department in a
' grant from the Nebraska D&jfeftmeflt
of Environmental Equality.
UNL Recycling Department Coor
dinator Dale Ekart applied for the state
department’s Litter Reduction and Re
cycling Grant Program along with 70
other applicants throughout Nebraska.
' 'The application was reviewed by a
recycling committee before being sub
mitted, and was then ranked with a
Ekart said the committee asked for
By Erin Gibson
A Kentucky Wildcat will bfe'Jjpiett.
No. 2 administrator at the UniV&sity
of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chancellor James
Moeser announced Monday: :
Richard Edwards, current dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences at the
University of Kentucky in Lexington,
will serve as UNL senior vice chancel
lor for academic affairs starting April
15, Moeser said. Edwards’ annual sal
ary will be $150,000.
During UNL’S national search to fill
the position, Edwards emerged as the
clear choice of the entire campus com
munity, Moeser said. Edwards and
Harvey Perlman, dean of the NU Col
lege of Law, were among four finalists
announced last semester.
Moeser said Perlman will stay at
Edwards is a team player commit
ted to creating a campus atmosphere
that would improve diversity, Moeser
“I really think (Edwards) is the right
person at die right time to help us lead
this university to the next level,” he
Edwards <said he also would help
the university rethink its mission as a
“We will take the riches of this cam
pus and make them available to people
across Nebraska,” Edwards said.
He said he also planned to help
UNL set priorities for graduate re
search and academic funding and real
locate funds to help bring those areas
into national and international promi
“The university is going about a
very conscious process, of setting its
priorities and putting its money where
these priorities are,” Edwards said.
The priority-setting process is dif
ficult but essential to the university’s
continued success, Edwards said.
“You only go through tins very dif
ficult priority setting if you have high
Priority status will be extended to
humanities and cultural curricula^ and
will not be limited to areas that consis
tently bring the university large
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All pins drop for UNL bowler
By Josh Funk
■. - -; , , .
As the last jins fell, the crowd
erupted with cheers and Jeremy
• Sonnenfeld’s teammates rushed for
ward, lifted him onto their shoulders
and paraded him around the lanes.
Sonnenfeld, a member of the
UNL bowling team, made history
Sunday when he bowled a perfect
900-point three-game series. No
one else in the world has ever
bowled three perfect games in a row
in a sanctioned tournament.
Nottadfora sophomore in col
^*Th bowlihg .--:
^ the Junior Husker Tournament
I knew it was a good shot when the ball
left my hand, and then when the pins
fell, the entire place erupted
fund-raiser at Sun Valley Lanes in
west Lincoln, where competitors
ages 12 to 17 entered to bowl along
side UNL bowlers. Contestants
competed for $200 in scholarship
iasoney, while entrancelees wept to
aid the Husker BowfingOSk^i* t
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Each team member bowled with
four youths on a pair of lanes. The
UNL bowler’s score was included ’
in each youth’s score, and between
each game the club members
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