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Bats growl One last ‘Howl’ April 7,1997
The Nebraska baseball team pounded out 18 hits in Allen Ginsberg, one of the foremost poets of his
a 12-5 two-game win over Kansas State on Satur- generation and an inspiration for artists and so- Good, Bad, Ugly
day. NU took two of three from KSU. PAGE 7 cial activists, died Saturday morning. PAGE 9 Sunny and breezy, high 50. Sleet
VOL. 96 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 No7l32
tor next fan
By Erin Gibson
Semester student fees will increase $34.82
next year for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln
student enrolled in 15 hours.
The total comes from the NU Board of Re
gents’ 5-3 Saturday approval of a $4.42 increase
in Fund B program and facilities fees. The board
also .heard a report on the new $2-per-credit
hour technology fee, which will cost students
' taking 15 hours or more an extra $30 each se
The UNL Committee for Fees allocation also
approved a Fund A facilities fees increase of 40
cents per student.
Curt Ruwe, president of the Association of
Students of the University of Nebraska, assured
the board students had “no problem” with pay
ing higher programs and facilities fees. Ruwe
also has said ASUN supported the technology
UNL students currently pay $ 185.56 per se
mester in Fund B student fees to the University
Health Center, Campus Recreation, the Ne
braska Unions and facilities repair and improve
ments. Fund B fees are nonrefundable.
They also pay about $8.44 under Fund A fees
to the Association of Students of the University
of Nebraska, the University Program Council,
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A fees are voted on by the students and are re
The fee total for the fall semester will be
$228.82 for a student taking 15 credit hours.
The total in 1996-97 was $194.
Regents Drew Miller of Papillion, Nancy
O’Brien of Waterloo and Chuck Hassebrook of
Walthill voted against fee increases on all NU
Miller said the board was demanding too
much money from students.
“We’re spending too much at the University
of Nebraska,” Miller said. “We should be look
ing at ways to cut back.”
Hassebrook voted against the increase be
cause fees from all campuses were included in
the vote, and he thought students from the
Kearney and Omaha campuses should not pay
fees to support campus athletic programs. The
UNL Athletic Department is self-supporting.
O’Brien said she did not vote to approve the
fee hikes because the board lacked information
to justify the disparity between student health
care fees on NU campuses.
“Particularly at UNL, I think it’s very expen
sive,” she said.
As a campus, UNL will pay about $3.3 mil
lion in student fees to support the health center
in 1997-98. The University of Nebraska at
Kearney will pay $244,300. A better quality of
care should be available at the UNL price, she
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THE COMET HALE-BOPP was photographed last week in a field north of Lincoln. The comet is visible well into May, but it will be difficult
to see over Lincoln after May 6. The Hale-Bopp comet of 1997 will not return for 2,400 years.
Role models use inspiration
to stress how ‘School is Cool’
By Kasey Berber
Fourteen thousand students from across
Nebraska will be on hand as an impressive list
of athletes, performers and coaches will try to
show them exactly how “School is Cool.”
Jared Tomich, Trev Alberts, Grant Wistrom,
Penny Heyns and Tom Osborne are among those
who will take part in the “School is Cool” Jam,
beginning 10 a.m. today at the Bob Devaney
Keith Zimmer, associate director of athletic
academic programs, said this year’s event will
feature a variety of speakers who not only have
a message but an experience to help convey it.
“Every speaker has an experience,” Zimmer
said. “It’s not a matter of going up there with a
memorized speech. Each speaker has a story to
One such experience, Zimmer said, will be
shared by Tomich, who overcame a learning dis
Another experience will come from Osborne,
who has been a speaker for the “School is Cool”
Jam since it began six years ago.
Osborne’s speech will center on reaching
one’s potential, Zimmer said, and will highlight
the 1996-1997 NU football team as an example.
The 1997 “School is Cool” Jam will be dedi
cated to the memory of Brook Berringer, a
former Nebraska quarterback who died in a plane
crash nearly a year ago.
We had so many people
approach us because they
wanted to take part in
this — state senators,
performers, entertainers *
assoc, director of athletic academic programs
A “Brook Berringer Citizenship Team” was
established in his memory. The team comprises
students who have performed extraordinary
community service in addition to personal in
tegrity and high ideals.
Zimmer said one problem with the “School
is Cool” Jam was getting everything packed into
the 90-minute time limit.
“We had so many people approach us be
cause they wanted to take part in this — state
senators, performers, entertainers,” Zimmer said.
“But we can only do so much.”
But more important than the performers is
the message, Zimmer said.
‘It’s not solely the message to stay in school,”
he said. “It’s a variety of messages about life.”
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to verify UNL’s
From Staff Reports
A 10-member team of academic
officials will visit the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln for three days in
April before deciding whether to re
accredit the university:
The team will represent the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools, which has named UNL an
accredited school since 1913. The
university has spent three years work
ing to earn re-accreditation, which is
necessary every 10 years.
A1 Kilgore, UNL accreditation
project coordinator, said the team will
talk to students, faculty and adminis
trators to verify information pre
sented by the university in a 500-page
The team will hold forums open to
faculty and staff in both Nebraska
Unions from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. April
14. On April 15, forums open to stu
dents will be in both unions from 4
p.m. to 5 p.m.
The team also will comment on the
status of the campus and recommend
changes, Kilgore said.
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