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Consultant OK’s women’s climate
CLIMATE from page 1
to make decisions in the athletics
world. It would help the public view
the department as an equal-opportu
nity department for men and women,
and would help foster respect for
■ Designate a person in the Ath
letic Department to handle initial
complaints of harassment.
The person would serve as a liai
son between the department and the
university. He or she could then make
sure discipline and investigation of
serious complaints, including assault,
were handled by the university instead
of the coach of the accused.
■ Include in the student-athlete
handbook summaries of policies and
procedures concerning harassment.
■ Make public the university’s re
sponse to Ledbetter’s report and its
action on included recommendations.
Ledbetter will return to Brown
University today, where she serves as
vice president and legal counsel.
She had not billed the university
for her services TViesday, but UNL
planned to pay her $1,500 a day for
six days, plus other expenses involved
in completing the study.
Ledbetter said she planned to do
nate much of her fee to the Athletic
Department for women’s sports.
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Johnson, Shoecraft among 6 candidates
to advance to City Council election
ELECTION from page 1
successful representation of Lin
coln residents on the City Council.
“I’m not afraid to vote on the
issues,” she said.
Even with the large portion of
votes for both incumbents, returns
for the other four candidates appear
to indicate a close race for the up
coming general election.
Carol McShane, with 13.6 per
cent of the returns, placed third in
the primary race. However, Jeff
Fortenberry, Wayne Hart and David
Hunter were not far behind with
11.7 percent, 10 percent and 9.7
McShane attributed her election
success to her stand against the sale
of Lincoln General Hospital, as
well as her support ofhigher wages
for Lincoln firefighters.
“This city is concerned about
the mayor and the city council
wheeling and dealing without con
sulting the people,” she said.
This city is concerned about the
mayor and the city council
wheeling and dealing without
consulting the people.”
City Council candidate
Hart credited his successful
showing in the primaries to voters’
concerns about and his support of
more public safety programs and
public health facilities as well as
an examination of current city
planning and zoning regulations.
The returns indicate, he said,
that voters approve of “prudent ap
proaches to matters of govern
ment,” he said.
Two candidates, Jeff
Fortenberry and David Hunter,
1 could not be reached for comment
about election results.
Unofficial results late Tuesday
night showed 16.5 percent —
20,352 — of all Lincoln’s regis
tered voters cast ballots for the pri
Smith pushes senators
to approve NU funding
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By Erin Gibson
* Senators who vote to put off main
tenance of University of Nebraska
buildings will be making a decision
similar to putting off a car's oil change
for years, NU President Dennis Smith
“If you do that long enough, some -
thing bad happens to the engine,” he
said at the Lancaster County legisla
tive breakfast in Lincoln.
Smith urged the state senators of
Lancaster County to approve full fund
ing for NU initiatives in the Legisla
The university is in a period of
massive change, he said. NU needs
funding to purchase and teach new
technologies, to develop distance
learning courses for nontraditional
and place-bound students, to prevent
tuition hikes and to compete for the
brightest students, Smith said.
The university has requested funds
that would allow NU to take maximum
advantage of technology available to
enhance teaching and learning, Smith
Right now, the university offers
only a few distance-learning courses,
most of which are in business and en
gineering, he said. With ample fund
ing, courses will soon be taught in
every subject using the Internet, in
teractive television and video
The bond initiative to pay for de
ferred building maintenance also
needs full funding, he said. The ini
tiative will make 16 deteriorating NU
buildings on all four campuses safe for
students and faculty.
An amendment proposed to a leg
islative bill would eliminate the need
for bonds and would provide the
What we want to do
at the university is
solve the problem
state’s half of the $105 million initia
tive up front, Smith said.
He said he did not care if the reno
vation funds came from bonds or up
“What we want to do at the uni
versity is solve the problem,” he said.
Sen. DiAnna Schimek of Lincoln
said up-front funding, taken from the
state s revenue surplus, would save
$40 million in long-range costs.
Smith reminded senators that state
support of the university has decreased
steadily for years, he said, and every
dollar lost in state funds raises each
student’s tuition by $3.70.
Instead of charging more tuition,
the university should be increasing the
number and amount of scholarships
provided to students, he said.
“I’m tired of losing our best stu
dents” to neighboring universities, he
Jim Griesen, UNL vice chancellor
for student affairs, said Iowa State of
fers free room, board and tuition to
any National Merit Scholar.
Nebraska does not have the money
to do so, he said.
Smith said the university wanted
to help students become life-long
learners, but that mission is expensive.
Full funding from the Legislature
would be an important step toward
accomplishing this goal, he said.
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