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VOL. 97 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 " NO 99
Ruwe: Students get to voice opinions
■ Diversity, sensitivity and
e-mail issues take center stage at
the forum moderated by ASUN.
By Lindsay Young
five davs after a press conference-turned
cireus. eiMlity reigned Mondav in a student
organi/ed forum discussing a professor's
alleged racist e-mail.
About 100 people gathered m the Nebraska
l mon k mam lounge for a forum focused on the
recent uproar over hnuhsh Professor David
Hiblerk e-mail prose, which some sav contain
racist remarks, including the word "nigga "
I he forum, modelated hv the Association of
Students ot the I niveisitv of Nebraska, was
tie id t give 'tudents the oppoitunitv to let their
■pinions be heard ,\Si N President ( urt Kuwe
I lie e-m.ni uas sent tins,mu md to more
than '0(. people at the heqittmne ot tehruam
o't ■ null a aim ersii\ nsiset \ Accordin'.: to
!iiNc; tile e-n,ai! u;i' a result ot a proeram
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speak t : I minute- me!udine liihlet. who
at'ended and lead ttom a prepared speech,
Kuwe numerator , •-! ;he torum. -utlined
questions iie anted speaker - t address
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■ What resp n --1 h l i 11 d- e- the tumeisii,
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II W hat measure- shouiw 'iie uruersitc take
to pi. -nii to dt\ el'-.jt\ and -m. - it r> it-, i-sues
Despite the e-maii s intentions, some meni
hei ■- -! the audwuwe said somethmp had to
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UNL LAW STUDENT Nasim Zawadi, speaking at a student forum Monday, called for students to come together to work toward improving diversi
ty and sensitivity training among all members of the university. ASUN moderated the forum at the Nebraska Union to hear students’ opinions on
English Professor David Hibler’s reputed racist e-mail.
UNL has age bias
By Josh Funk
A for m e r LNL student is
suing the uimersitv because
he says he was discriminated
against because of his age.
(i era Id Lgan. 63. says the
University of \ebraska
Uincoln did not hire him as a
student assistant because of
his age He is suing U N L in
federal court for age discrimi
nation and damages totaling
more than $300,000,
tgan's attorney. Robert W.
Chapin, said when hgan tried
to find out win he w as not
hired, h e was e n c o u r a g e d t o
"But then someone told
him thev were never going to
hire him." Chapin said
Monday declined to comment
on the case because thee had
not had time to review the
Hgan applied for the SA joh
in spring 1 996.
A 3 0-year veteran ol sec
ondary and p o s t - s ec o n d ar v
education. Egan needed to re
certify his teaching certificate
so he could take advantage of
teaching opportunities in Iowa
or Australia in August 1997.
Egan said he was unable to
attend the university without
getting the free room and
board the SA job prov ided and
is now suing to reclaim wages
lost from the SA job and his
Service in the Korean Aar
wou 1 d have allowed him to
Please see EGAN on 3 J
Leaders unite conferences
By Lindsay Young
Two groups of UNL student lead
ers took steps Saturday toward a
"more total community.”
UNL's Minority Leadership
Conference and the University
Leadership C onference joined togeth
er to form one conference at the
University of Nehraska-L incoln's
Wick Alumni Center.
Because both conferences shared
the same underlying theme, student
planners decided the conferences,
which are usually held separatelv,
"We re all leaders together."
Bradette Hemmerling. ULC chair
Kris Baack. ULC adviser, agreed,
saving cooperative efforts should be
consistently strived for on campus.
"If we want to build community,
we ought to build more of a total com
munity,” Baack said.
The merger brought the ULC to a
new level, Hemmerling said.
It s more productive. There s no reason to
split minorities and everything else apart."
planning committee member
Hong Phrommany. MLC chair
man. said the combined conference
would now attract more minority stu
dents. address minority issues and
bring in more minority speakers.
There was a high percentage of
minority students at the conference,
said C huck vanRossum. assistant
director for the Minority Assistance
Program in the office of Multi
cultural Affairs VanRossum ran a
workshop at the conference.
Organizers hope that percentage
will increase and include a more
div erse group of minorities.
The merger also helped both
groups financially because resources
were pooled organizers said.
"It's more productive." said Linda
Tran, a junior planning committee
member "There's no reason to split
minorities and everything else apart.”
Baack said she hoped the
Woman's Leadership Conference,
which will be held next month, will
consider joining the MLC and ULC in
the merger next year.
Sharon Auw, a junior planning
committee member, said the variety of
speakers and number of workshops on
diversity issues was good for the con
Workshops held included
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