The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 19, 1997, Image 1

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    r jS p o i t s_ M E_ WEDNESDAY
Huskers sweep UNK ‘Friend’ and lover February 19,1997
The Nebraska baseball team held off a stubborn Matthew Perry of “Friends” fame is just the lat
Nebraska-Keamey team to sweep a doubleheader. est of the show’s stars to hit the big screen. This Gst™’ A Good Shining
NU won both games 6-1 and 8-6. PAGE 7 time it’s “Fools Rush In.” PAGE 9 Mostly sunny, high 43. Cloudy tonight, low 32.
By Erin Gibson
Senior Reporter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln of
ficials will be asked to decide the
length of a probation handed to the
local Sigma Chi chapter Monday by
its international office. The minimum
is one year.
Mark Anderson, executive director
of Sigma Chi International Corp., said
the fraternity would not be released
from its probation next year unless the
greek affairs office at UNL endorsed
the release.
“We wanted to make sure the uni
versity had a say in it,” Anderson said.
Officers of die fraternity’s interna
tional organization voted at its head
quarters in Evanston, 111., Monday to
place Sigma Chi on probation for its
Jan. 23 cross burning, Anderson said.
The cross burning violated policies
of the international organization, he
The chapter will not lose any privi
leges under the probation, he said. In
stead, members will have to complete
requirements established by the inter
national organization in order to be
released from probation.
Anderson said requirements for re
lease are:
■ Implementation of the “model
initiation week program.”
Any alterations or deviations by the
UNL chapter from a model initiation
week process as established by the
Sigma Chi international office must be
preapproved by office officials, Ander
son said.
The UNL chapter must also pay for
a staff member from Sigma Chi head
The men here in
this chapter seem to
have the right
Mark Anderson
Sigma Chi international
executive director
quarters to be present during that ini
tiation week, he said.
■ Co-sponsorship of a diversity
and sensitivity training workshop on
■ Completion of a community ser
vice or outreach program benefiting
minority communities.
■ Consultation with the greek af
fairs office at UNL.
It would probably be easier for the
chapter to lose its charter and “board
up the house” for a few years than com
plete the requirements, Anderson said.
The requirements are difficult and
were meant to create positive change
in the education of fraternity members,
he said. Fraternity members have al
ready demonstrated that they would be
open to diversity education, he said.
“The men here in this chapter seem
to have the right attitude,” Anderson
Richard Hester, the fraternity’s in
ternational president, said the chapter
took an honest and forthright stance
Please see PROBATION on 2
Suspect charged with
woman’s 1993 death
By Erin Gibson
Senior Reporter
First-degree murder and arson
charges were read to a 44-year-old man
in Lancaster County court Tuesday.
Clifford J. Davlin was charged in
connection with the 1993 death of a
27-year-old Lincoln woman, whose
burned body was found in the bedroom
of a house at 1620 Washington St
Lincoln firefighters found the body
of Tamara Ligenza after being sum
moned to a fire in the house at 4:50
a.m. on Sept. 7,1993.
Gary Lacey, Lancaster county at
torney, said an autopsy later revealed
that Ligenza had died of strangulation.
The investigation had been going
on since the body was found, Lacey
said, but evidence in the case was re
examined last August.
As a result, Lacey said he ordered
additional testing to be conducted on
crime scene evidence. The Lincoln
Police Department then began an “in
tensive process” of reinterviewing key
witnesses in the case, he said.
“As a result of those efforts, we
were able to file this case,” he said.
Lacey said Davlin had been a long
standing suspect in the case, which had
always been considered a murder in
Lancaster County Judge Mary
Doyle did not set bond for Davlin be
cause he is already serving a sentence
in the Nebraska State Penitentiary for
unrelated charges of first-degree as
sault, first-degree sexual assault and
the use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Davlin is set to appear in county
court and enter his plea on the charges
against him Monday at 9 a.m.
The Associated Press contributed
to this report.
to expand
Editor’s note: In ^onor of
Black History Month, the
Daily Nebraskan is profiling
- prominent black leaders in the
- Lincoln community. Today is
the third in a five-part series.
By Brian Carlson
Staff Reporter
Keith Parker did not have to
look far for the inspiration for
his life’s work.
Childhood experiences with
the civil rights movement and a
respect for the sacrifices of its
leaders paved the way for
Parker, a University of Ne
braska-Lincoln sociology pro
fessor and director of African
American Studies.
Colleagues describe Parker
as an energetic advocate for Af
rican-American students and the
driving force behind UNL’s ex
panding African-American
Studies department.
“Our goal is to create oppor
tunities,” Parker said. “We want
to create an ambience to entice
students to be a part of it, and
we want to do so damn well that
students are standing in line
Please see PARKER on 3
Daniel Luedert/DN
KEITH PARKER, a sociology professor at the University of Hebraska
Llncoln, Is helping to sponsor the 1997 African-Americans and the
Great Plains Conference Feb. 20-22 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in
downtown Lincoln.
Tfenure proposal worries faculty
By Erin Gibson
Senior Reporter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
faculty members said Tuesday they
were concerned about the potential
effects of a proposal to change post
tenure review policies.
Peter Bleed, president of UNL’s
Academic Senate, said the senate’s
executive committee called a forum in
the Nebraska Union in order to gauge
faculty members’ reactions to the pro
posal, which was presented to the sen
The proposal to alter review pro
cedures of tenured faculty members
was developed by a committee estab
lished by Chancellor James Moeser,
Bleed said.
Moeser asked the committee of fac
ulty, staff and students to investigate
the development of a stricter policy on
post-tenure review, Bleed said.
The resulting proposal includes
assessing the productivity of tenured
professors every six years. Tenured but
not fully promoted faculty would be
subject to an intensive peer assessment
every three years.
Bleed said the Academic Senate
will vote March 4 on what action to
take on the proposal.
- -The majority of faculty members
who spoke at the forum said the sen
ate should not approve of the proposal.
Many said productivity of faculty
would drop if they were burdened with
Please see TENURE on 3 ,