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ADVANCE officers find
election bylaw inconvenient
By Kasey Berber
Discussing a student government
election can be hard. That’s a fact the
executive officers of ADVANCE are
discovering while currently serving as
The Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska Bylaw 6.4.1
prohibits all members of ASUN from
discussing election issues “when in
ASUN offices or facilities or at any
function sponsored by these offices.”
The policy has been an inconve
nience for the executive candidates of
the ADVANCE party.
Presidential candidate Curt Ruwe
now serves as ASUN speaker of the sen
ate, first vice presidential candidate Amy
Rager serves as Campus Life chair
woman and second vice presidential
candidate Malcolm Kass serves as Gov
emment Liaison Committee chairman.
The candidates can’t even discuss
the election on fhe phone while in the
Ruwe said the rule was inconve
nient but necessary.
“We don’t want others to think
we’re using student fees for a student
election group,” Ruwe said.
He also described the rule as a mat
ter of duty.
“We know it’s important to respect
the bylaw because we’re ASUN sena
tors before we’re ASUN election can
didates,” Ruwe said.
A copy of ASUN Bylaw 6.4.1 is
posted on the door of the ASUN of
fice as a reminder to election candi
dates and all ASUN members not to
discuss election issues when they en
ter the office.
A man wearing a stocking over
his face showed a handgun and
robbed Union Bank at 68th and O
streets Monday morning.
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann
Heermann said that at 9:15 a.m., a
white man with a tan, nylon stock
ing over his face and a dark base
ball cap on his head entered the
bank and walked to one of the tell
ers. She said the suspect then asked
for money and showed a semi-au
The teller described the man as
being between 30 and 40 years old,
5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender
build. She said the man had short,
black hair and was wearing a green
hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans.
Heermann said the man was
given an undisclosed amount of
money, turned and left through the
west doors. He then turned south
bound on foot.
Police are examining the bank
videotape and still photos taken in
side the bank, Heermann said.
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ADVANCE PARTY presidential candidate Curt Ruwe, left, debates against KEG party presidential candidate
Scott Brauer in the first of four ASUN debates Monday night.
ADVANCE, KEG parties
hold first of four debates
DEBATE from page 1
could be heard after the AD
VANCE candidates’ speeches.
KEG was also affected by the
absence of its first vice-presiden
tial candidate, Mark Meyer. Meyer
was absent because of a class con
Aside from crowd support and
present ASUN-executive candi
dates, ADVANCE and KEG did
debate the issues. Their first dis
agreement dealt with the beverage
The proposed beverage alliance
would require the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln to enter a 10-year
agreement with a single bottler —
Coke or Pepsi — in exchange for
financial benefits and resources.
Curt Ruwe, ADVANCE presi
dential candidate, said the benefits
from such an alliance should be in
vested in technology.
“We need to create a 24-hour
computer lab on East Campus,”
Ruwe said. “There are a lot of com
muters that live close to East Cam
pus and that find all computer labs
there to be exhausted.”
But KEG presidential candidate
Scott Brauer said such financial
benefits should be shifted back into
“defraying” the cost of student fees.
Brauer also mentioned that stu
dent input on this issue was minimal.
“We think student input on this
issue has been hideously and
hiatusly small,” Brauer said.
Another issue the two parties
disagreed on was the best way to
reach residence hall students.
KEG candidates argued for a sys
tem of representative contacts on ev
ery floor of the residence halls, while
ADVANCE said it could best reach
students through its owfi system of
contacts — students within the AD
VANCE partyeurrently living in the
ADVANCE first vice-presiden
tial candidate Amy Rager defended
ADVANCE’S residence hall repre
sentation when a 'question sug
gested the scenario of what would
happen if her party’s residence haH
members left die haHsmextyearr
“We have no idea where they’re
going next year,” Rager said. “We
will not dictate where they live as a
requirement to who is in our party.”
Shortly afterward, Brauer ex
plained KEG’s system of floor con
tacts as an ongoing project that
would have a profound effect once
“We think it’s feasible,” Brauer
said. “We have an increasing num
ber of student contacts and hope to
gain more until we saturate them
into student government.”
But ADVANCE second vice
presidential candidate Malcolm
Kass was quick to point out that
such a system left out a large group
of students—those living off-cam
“You can have a contact on ev
ery floor of the halls and one for
every greek house,” Kass said, “but
you’re excluding a huge number of
off-campus students that are a part
of this university.”
Both parties agreed that an
“open-door” policy was needed for
the concerns.of residence hall stu
dents and that increased communi
cation with RHA would be a ne
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sages into KEG’s platform.
Kass said ADVANCE was pre
pared to combat the issues by as
sisting minority organizations on
“I don’t think ASUN should be
a base as to trying to prevent all this
(racism and discrimination),” Kass
said. “But I think ASUN should be
actively involved with groups that
are trying to resolve racial discrimi
The next ASUN debate will
take place at 4 p.m. today in the Ne
braska Union Crib. The debate will
be sponsored by the Innocents So
ciety, Mortar Board, Golden Key
and Political Science Honorary.
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Vacation housing to move in fall
from Piper to Cather, Selleck
By Lindsay Young
Students who rely on vacation
housing will be packing their bags for
a permanent move next year.
Vacation housing students will be
moved out of the 152-bed Piper sec
tion of Neihaidt Residence Center to
Cather and Selleck halls at the begin
ning of the 1997 fall semester.
Glenn Gray, Cather/Pound/Neihardt
complex director, said the change in
vacation housing will affect 25 to 50 stu
dents in the Piper section, which has tra
ditionally been called the International
House. Those students have already
been notified about the move.
Gray also said the move of vaca
tion housing to Cather Hall would help
international students who stay in Lin
coln an entire year. In the past, these
students moved to Cather Hall over the
summer because it is the only hall open
Stella Magklivera, a freshman com
puter science major from Greece, lives
in Piper and will move to Cather Hall.
She said she initially did not like the
thought of moving but changed her
mind after hearing the benefits and the
“I don’t know if it will be the same,
but I think it will be OK,” Magklivera
Scott French is not from another
country, but the freshman interior de
sign major from Massachusetts uses
vacation housing for every break. ' :
French said he was unsure if he
would like the move because he en
joyed living in Piper.
Gray said the decision has been
formulated over several years. He said
it stemmed from the need to meet the
increasing demand for vacation hous
ing, the financial burden of keeping
Piper open for vacation housing, and
to suit the growing honors program.
Neihardt Residence Center is prima
rily used for housing honors students.
He said closing Piper for vacation
housing will save the extra operation
costs, which usually came out of resi
“Whenever we make decisions, we
uy to make it with the students’ best
interests in mind,” Gray said.
I don’t know if it will be the same, but I
: think it will be OK.”
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