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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1997)
Permit sales maintain
Parking Services funding
■ Last year, 3/4 of the
$2 million in revenue
came from permit sales.
By Josh Funk
Everything from the asphalt
parked under your tires to the workers
in gray enforcing the rulesare paid for
with the fees from parking permits.
Parking-permit sales are one of
the major sources of funding for
Parking Services, a self-funded uni
Of the $2 million in revenue
Parking Services gained last year,
$1.5 came from parking-permit sales,
Tad McDowell, manager of Parking
The department also received
$489,000 from citations, $180,000
from parking meters and $190,000
from event parking last year, he said.
Fifty percent of that money goes
to parking-lot maintenance and
improvement, 18 percent to trans
portation costs and 32 percent to
operating costs of the department,
Parking-lot maintenance includes
minor repairs to lots, painting, snow
removal, landscaping and major pro
jects like resurfacing.
The transportation costs include
the campus busing service and the
enforcement officers’ vehicles, he
And operating costs of the depart
ment include lighting all the parking
lots, maintaining vehicles and
salaries of all of the department’s per
sonnel, McDowell said.
The department is also improving
on its existing services.
New this year are the parking
garage, a diesel bus and electronic
meters. Also, several gravel lots were
paved, McDowell said.
Some students, like senior electri
cal engineering major Brad Dworak,
feel that parking permits are priced
“The price isn’t bad, but some
times it seems more like a hunting
permit than a parking permit,”
Yet other students don’t feel a per
mit is worth the expense.
“I just park on the street and walk
from there,” said Ty Schroeder, a
senior communications major. “It
wasn’t worth getting a permit.”
The department has a simple goal
“We are here to maintain the park
ing lots and make sure that traffic can
flow on campus,” McDowell said.
To reach its goal the department
has to take some unpopular measures.
“We have to sell permits to fund
the department and we have to
enforce the rules and our fines,”
McDowell said. “That doesn’t make
us popular with students.”
Tickets can add up pretty quickly
for students parking improperly.
“I had $ 100 of tickets at $25 a pop
my freshman year,” sophomore horti
culture major Michael Jensen said.
Parking Services is in a position
where people will complain no mat
ter what they do.
“People complain about tickets,
but if we didn’t give tickets those peo
ple would be the first to complain
about the chaos,” McDowell said.
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‘Down week’ lets
ASUN plan future
Midterm evaluations discussed
By Brad Davis
ASUN President Curt Ruwe
commended senators on their
accomplishments during the
first four weeks of the semester
and encouraged them to contin
ue working toward their goals at
Wednesday’s meeting in the
In what Ruwe called a “down
week,” senators of the
Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska met
with committees within the
organization and throughout
campus to plan for future pro
First Vice President Amy
Rager met with the Academic
Senate on Sept. 11, where she
said “improving the academic
climate” was discussed.
Rager said ASUN should
expect to see bills in the future
dealing with academic advising
and teacher evaluation.
“We’re working to make the
(teacher evaluation) process
more uniform across the cam
pus - so administrators can see
what’s going well in some areas
and see what’s going wrong in
others,” Rager said.
Midterm evaluations for
instructors and professors were
also discussed at the Academic
Senate meeting, Rager said.
“My best teachers are the
ones who, at midterm, care
enough to see if their teaching
styles are working or not,”
Human Rights Committee
Chairwoman Sara Russell
attended a meeting of the
Parking Services Advisory
Board to begin discussing the
new class that may be offered to
students who receive parking
Russell said that the mem
bers of the committee said the
class should only be offered
once every four years, if it is
supposed to serve a “truly edu
cational purpose,” although no
final determination has been
In other ASUN business:
■ Government Bill No. 12
unanimously passed. The bill
eliminated the open member
ship to the Government Liaison
Committee. Members of the
GLC will now be appointed by
the ASUN president and con
firmed by a majority vote of the
■ Senate Bill No. 4 unani
mously passed. The bill gives
the GLC the permission to
begin lobbying the Lincoln
Office of Public Works and
other related city offices to find
solutions for the “dangerous”
traffic area of Vine Street from
14th to 17th streets.
■ Senate Bill No. 5 unani
mously passed, which recog
nizes Won by One as an official
■ vice Chancellor lor
Student Affairs James Griesen
encouraged senators to volun
teer for the two spots available
for ASUN members at the UNL
Cultural Diversity Retreat Oct.
1 1-12. The retreat will be at
Camp Kitaki in Louisville and
will consist of 80 students - 55
who will represent 12 student
organizations, and 25 at-large
applicants who will be chosen.
He also asked senators to
keep a positive attitude toward
the beverage alliance contract,
which gives Pepsi the exclusive
rights to sell its drinks on the
“I hope students will look
broadly at this contract - it’s
really good for students and the
campus,” Griesen said.
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