The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1997, Page 6, Image 6
1 i s Mtp^/wwKHLedi/DaiiyNeb > < * l 1 . ' ....... , . - . . . • •. • . ... ■ .*■ - • - • • ■ •• > . >.’• -. . ’ , ■ >;.• * ■ ■< \ ...... ..... • • •* • . ... ... m By Josh Funk Assignment Reporter The Cornhusker will be resurrect ed next year. Publication of the universitywide yearbook, The Cornhusker, will resume next year after 26 years in mothballs. The co-editors of this year’s greek yearbook, Becky Simpson and Sherri Neall, with die support of the univer sity, are going to expand their publi cation to include die entire university. The University of Nebraska Lincoln had a yearbook from 1884 1972 until publication was suspended due to a deficit. Also, in 1972 less than 10 percent of the student body bought a yearbook. The book, published irregularly from 1884-1907 and every year after that, used photos, sketches and satire to capture the events and altitudes of I_ the time. \ - Now the university wants to build upon the experience of the greek yearbook to resurrect The Comhusker. . The greek yearbook begaain 1976 and has picked up the slack for The Comhusker in the greek commu nity. The greek community has cap tured the events around it, but there is much more to cover, Linda Schwartzkopf of Greek Affairs said. The new Comhusker will be 350 400 pages long and will cover cam pus organizations and events. The book should cost $20-$30, editors said. The determining factor in the suc cess or failure of the book will be the support and interest of the student body, Neall said. Neall and Simpson will finalize the planning of the book and hire their staff this spring. The new Cornhusker will be modeled after the award-winning Kansas State yearbook. ‘To learn what we were getting into, we talked with editors and advisors from other yearbooks,” Simpson said. A yearbook is more than some thing to show to die grandchildren, it m - — Its Exciting because we are making history here ” Ben Wallace RHA president The creation of a book this size is a monumental undertaking, Neall said . -v - ■ -’*• - * . Covering the entire university effectively is a challenge, Daily Nebraskan Editor Paula Lavigne said. “It is a challenge to know what to cover,” Lavigne said. “And if you want students to buy it you have to include everyone’s memory.” A universitywide yearbook needs the support of students to succeed, Association of Students of the University of Nebraska President Curt Ruwe said “We need to discuss this on cam pus to make sure we have student support,” Ruwe said. More information for students inter ested in working on the yearbook staff will be available at the ASUN, UPC and Greek Affairs offices next week. With the support of the Alumni Association, University Foundations and UNL, The Comhusker will move into its new offices in January to complete the final preparations for the 1998-1999 edition of The Comhusker. “It’s exciting because we are mak ing history here,” Residence Hall Association President Ben Wallace said. -ftjwsaid 1heULC«aJdmeetNo^ 23 at8pmh*»Net»askaUnioa Hesaidatopicfartie meeting woid be decided. T)» SJT met Tuesday. —.. --■■■■ - . . . .. . Holiday proposals rejected SENATE from page 1 — BySarah Baker Assignment Reporter The Academic Senate heard a presentation Tuesday about iogprovihg conditions at UNL for bfcinonties, and then put itself in the minority by voting down two popu lar proposals for calendar changes. The votes were against propos als to observe Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday and to institute a mid-semester fail break. The senate also heard a presen tation from the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color that stressed the group’s strategy to reduce the loss of minority students. “We are losing minority faculty members as fast as we can get them,” the presentation stated. UNL Chancellor James Moeser said he thought the vote on King’s birthday was an unfortunate action by the senate. “I am sad about the outcome of this vote because it is going to be misinterpreted by the community,” Moeser said. “It is going to be seen as a lack of sensitivity to the diver sity in Lincoln. Symbols like this are loudly heard.” Amy Rager, an Association of the Students of the University of Nebraska representative, said UNL students endorsed the changes overwhelmingly. “I just find it really ironic that the senate turned down this pro posal after discussing the climate (for minorities) of this uj^sky” Rager said. “This was one big thing the senate could have sup ported to change that climate, and they turned it down.” ASUN conducted a random survey in which 92 percent of 439 surveyed University of Nebraska Lincoln students approved observ Post-tenure review plan approved TENURE from page 1 By Sarah Baker Assignment Reporter Months of discussion and numerous rewrites preceded the Academic Senate’s approval Tuesday of a new post-tenure review policy. The senate passed the new pol icy with a vote that was one short of unanimous. The senate first passed a motion to replace die old proposal with the newly amended proposal the^senate discussed at its last meeting. http:// www.unL edu IDaUyNeb • • •• .