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VOL. 96 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 100
Candidates set priorities for election
New ASUN parties
By Kasey Berber
This year’s ASUN election will pit
a KEG party against ADVANCE after
the EXIT party quit before
Wednesday’s deadline to announce
The EXIT party withdrew because
it lost its presidential candidate, Josh
Wimmer, who accepted the honors
board presidency instead.
Two of the EXIT party’s three re
maining candidates joined the KEG
party. Mark Stone, the defunct party’s
vice presidential candidate, will now
run for the College of Engineering and
Technology senate seat and his sister
Penny Stone will run for the College
of Architecture senate seat with the
The remaining two parties, AD
VANCE and KEG will have a com
bined 72 candidates running in the
March 12 Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska election.
If the ASUN Election Commission
finds that all candidates have the re
quired number of signatures on their
petitions, ADVANCE will have 65
candidates on the ballot and the KEG
party will have seven.
In the ADVANCE party, Curtis
Ruwe will run for president, Amy
Rager will run for first vice president
and Malcolm Kass will run for second
In the KEG party, Scott Brauer will
run for president, Mark Meyer will run
for first vice president and Heather
Olsen will run for second vice presi
KEG is expected to announce its
candidacy tonight at 6:30 at the Abel
Residence Hall ballroom. ADVANCE
announced its candidacy Wednesday
at the Nebraska Union Crib, with the
presidential and vice presidential can
didates outlining the ADVANCE
party’s platform goals there.
The presidential candidates of each
party also outlined three platform goals
during the Election Commission meet
ing Wednesday afternoon.
Ruwe said ADVANCE would con
centrate on the issues of diversity and
current racial tension, ensuring the
renovations of buildings and the insti
tuting of technology for use by stu
Brauer said the KEG party also
would work toward racial “sensitiv
ity” and would focus on promoting
post-tenure review and expanding the
jurisdiction of the Parking Services
On Feb. 19, the Election Commis
sion will reconvene to discuss the
schedule for debates between the two
AWANCE KEG $
(Knowledge and Education through Government)
President Curtis Ruwe President
1st Vice President Amy Rager 1 st Vice President
2nd Vice President Malcolm Kass 2nd Vice President Heather -Oise&v -
ASUN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Curt Ruwe, right, and Steve Saylors, campaign manager for the ADVANCE
party, greet supporters after Ruwe’s speech at the Crib in the Nebraska Union Wednesday afternoon.
ADVANCE to enter ASUN race
New party stresses
“getting back to the
student body” as part
of campaign goals.
By Tasha E. Kelter
The ADVANCE party an
nounced its candidacy for ASUN
office Wednesday in the Nebraska
Leading ADVANCE is presi
dential candidate Curt Ruwe, cur
rent speaker of the senate for the
Association of Students of the Uni
versity of Nebraska.
Amy Rager, currently the Cam
pus Life Committee chairwoman,
is the ADVANCE candidate for first
vice president. Malcolm Kass, cur
rently the Committee for Fees Al
location chairman, will run for sec
- ond vice president.
Kass said he wanted to continue
his involvement in student govern
ment because he is interested in
“getting back to the student body.”
He emphasized the great diversity
of interests and colleges of the stu
dents within ADVANCE.
Rager stressed the experience
that she, Ruwe and Kass had in all
areas of student government and
leadership in general.
“It’s important to include a cross
section of campus,” she said. Rager
Please see ADVANCE on 6
Candlelight vigil stresses unity
By Erin Gibson
Not one single race — not black,
white or any other — met to encourage
understanding on campus last night.
All races did.
University members of all colors
and backgrounds vowed to end racism
Wednesday night during a meeting by
the Ethnic Minority Affairs Commit
tee in the Nebraska Union.
Their message was simple — ac
tion must be taken to correct racism
on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
campus. And action must be taken by
people of all races, not just those who
are victims of racism.
James Zank, a senior English ma
jor, said all campus members, includ
ing minorities, whites and university
administrators, were frustrated about
racism on campus that was demon
strated in recent incidents.
Groups should not attack each
other with accusations of racism, but
work for unity, he said.
“We have to go forward and we
have to do it together,” Zank said.
Eric Crump, race relations commit
tee chairman for the Afrikan People’s
Union, said when an injustice was
committed against people of one race,
those people would be the first to re
act. This situation occurred after the
Sigma Chi incident, he said.
Now all people of UNL need to re
act to enact change on campus, he
said. All university members must
work to convince top administrators
to act also, he said.
“All of you have power because
you are the people,” Crump said.
Crump said Sigma Chi has apolo
gized for the cross-burning incident.
He and the Afrikan People’s Union
asked the university to apologize pub
licly for failing to reprimand the fra
ternity for its actions.
Marty Ramirez, a psychologist
with Counseling and Psychological
Services, said the university mini
mized the incident somewhat.
But the diversity of those interested
in promoting unity and defeating rac
ism is paramount to past university
action, he said.
“If the top is not going to be com
mitted to allowing people to be ac
countable, it’s going to be a very rocky
road,” Ramirez said.
“But you can make it.”
ANITA SAUNDERS, a graduate student and member of the Ethnic Minority
Affairs Committee, reads Maya Angelou’s Inaugural poem on the south side
of the Nebraska Union Wednesday night.
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