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VOL. 97 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 82
By Brad Davis
In what could mark the beginning of a
new era for the University of Nebraska at
Omaha, the construction of residence halls
means students at UNO will now have a
place to live on campus.
The NU Board of Regents passed a pro
posal 7-1 at Saturday’s meeting that will
allow Century Development Co., of
Houston, to build six residence halls on the
Construction of the privately owned res
idence halls could be complete by the fall of
1999, UNO promotional materials stated.
Regent Charles Wilson of Lincoln was
the lone dissenter among the regents, and
warned that residence halls could mark the
beginning of UNO’s transition to a residen
“There’s a clear.feeling that this is not a
single, targeted dormitory, but that it is the
start of a residential campus at UNO,”
He said the expansion of UNO’s doctor
al and athletic programs^ coupled with resi
dence hall construction, represented “mis
placed priorities,” and marked a “major
shift” in UNO’s mission.
UNO Student Government President
There s terrible apathy
at UNO. (The residence
halls) are critical ”
UNO student government president
Joey Sanchez disagreed. He said students at
UNO were worried about the future of their
campus without the residence halls.
“There’s terrible apathy at UNO. (The
residence halls) are critical and very neces
sary,” he said.
supported the resi
the NU system’s campuses.
He said if UNO were a residential cam
pus, it would create another option for stu
dents that would normally attend the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Please see REGENTS on 3
BILL LOPEZ, leader of the Student Education Association, chuckles during the group’s
meeting last Wednesday. In only his second semester as leader, Lopez is credited with
the increase in association members and improving the group as a whole.
Lopez brings ideas,
enthusiasm to SEA
By Kelly Romanski
Bill Lopez says he doesn’t really have any
new ideas to introduce to the Student Education
He is more comfortable letting the officers
take the organization in their own direction. “I
find I do a better job just sitting back and letting
them handle it,” he said.
Lopez is the new adviser for the SEA, a pre
professional organization for those seeking
careers in the education field. Modest as he
seems, he has been credited with improvements
during his first semester as adviser.
The members say he’s suggested ideas that
have strengthened the group and brought about
changes, such as a newsletter and efforts to
recruit racial and ethnic minorities.
SEA President Abby Barnes said Lopez “is
really motivated... and has a lot of creative
ideas, ideas that we would have not thought of
on our own.”
Last semester, SEA’s membership jumped
after Lopez took over. Membership is at 105, up
from last year’s total of 78.
“I’m hoping the membership will grow. Wfe
have a lot to offer Teachers College students,”
Lopez said the membership boom was
largely due to the automatic entry into the
National Education Association.
Membership in the NEA, as well as the
SEA, is attractive because the students’dues pay
for liability insurance to cover any potential law
suits arising during student teaching.This allows
University ofNebraska-Lincoln students to start
teaching early, Lopez said. Some start student
teaching as early as their freshman year, mainly
at the elementary and middle levels of school.
The fall semester also saw the introduction of
the SEAs fust official newsletter, The SEA Insider.
“Bill suggested more communication
among the department,” said junior elementary
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Turf to be christened
‘Tom Osborne Field’
By Brad Davis
A new head coach won’t be the only change
at Memorial Stadium next year.
A newly christened field bearing the name
of retired head coach Tom Osborne will also be
unveiled for next year’s football season.
Saturday, the NU Board of Regents unani
mously voted to name the field at NU’s
Memorial Stadium in honor of Tom Osborne,
who coached the Comhusker football team to
25 winning seasons and three national champi
onships in 25 years.
Osborne, who originally was against the
idea of naming the field, said he spoke to sever
al administrators and regents who thought it
was important to name the field in his honor.
After those discussions, Osborne decided
the idea wasn’t so bad after all.
“It’s nice for them to do that,” Osborne said.
*1 let them know that it wasn’t anything I partic
Osborne said he did not need a field named
after himself to feel good about his experiences
“I was honored and flattered,” Osborne said.
Regent Charles Wilson joked that Osborne’s
initial reservations were due to the condition of
a highway near Hastings that was named for
Wilson said Osborne said he had found pot
holes in die highway bearing his name.
“If we promise Tom we will not allow any
defects or tears in the Astroturf, maybe he’ll feel
better,” Wilson said two weeks ago.
Osborne said he wanted to leave the field
unnamed for reasons of “tradition and senti
“I just felt that when I left I’d just kind of like
to leave things the way they were - that seemed
like the thing to do,” Osborne said Sunday.
The resolution had initially proposed that
the field be named “Osborne Field,” but a
friendly amendment tendered by Sen. John
Payne of Kearney suggested die field be fully
named ‘Tom Osborne Field.”
“The coach has been known as Tom
Osborne for 25 years,” Payne said.
The amendment, which passed, required
regents to disregard board policy developed in
1993, which required a five-year wait before a
facility could be named after a person who
retires, leaves or dies.
Wilson said the regents always could over
ride existing rules, and that the naming rule was
meant more for “upper-level administrators.”
“This is truly unique,” Wilson said. “You
just don’t have someone that has made this kind
of contribution often.”
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