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Backed by a 29-point performance from Anna
DeForge. the Nebraska women's basketball team
upset Kansas 84-69 Wednesday. PAGE 10
K.ZUM is celebrating its 20th anniversary Friday
night with a fund-raiser featuring the work of
several local artists. PAGE 12
February 12, 1998
Sunny Days Are Here Again
Mostly sunny, high 45. Fair tonight, low 23.
UNL to apply
for grant to
By Jessica Fargen
Binge drinking can be linked to injuries,
assaults and even death at universities across
But the Univ ersity of Nebraska-Lincoln
is hoping a S700,000 grant may be a way to
prevent these things from happening in
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs James
Griesen said a grant from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation would unite community
entities such as the police, local and state
government, bars and restaurants with UNL
to target binge drinking.
Griesen said effects of binge drinking
such as vandalism, assault, disturbing the
peace and v iolence are serious problems for
“In my 12 years here I’ve yet to encounter
a sexual assault case that was not alcohol
related.” Griesen said.
Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casadv tells a
“Pretty much everything the Lincoln
Police Department does after 10 p.m at
night is alcohol-related.” Casadv said.
Binge drinkers, according to a 1993
Please see BINGE on 7
future of UNL
By Brad Davts
Administrators and students asked how land
grant institutions, such as UNL, would meet edu
cational needs of the future Wednesday.
Sen. Bob Kerrey, who addressed the crow d at
the Comhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St., via video
tape, said land-grant schools needed to renew
tneir commitment to acquiring and disseminat
He said research was a key component to the
University of Nebraska sy stem, making the state
more productive, and helping its citizens "feed the
“We're at a point in the history of mankind
when we are learning things we never thought
possible." Kerrey said
But. Kerrey said. NU also had to meet the
needs of the 90 percent of students who don't go
on to research positions and money, he said can
not be an inhibitor.
"We have to give everyone a shot at the
American dream." he said.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor
James Moeser welcomed the crowd estimated at
more than 300 people.
The Kellogg Commission on the future of
Nate and Land-Giant Universities sponsored the
Please see KELLOGG on 3
FROM LEFT: ANDY SCHUERMAN, a sophomore business major, Sara Russell, COMMIT presidential candidate, and Kelly Hoffschneider, COMMIT
first vice presidential candidate wait to present their platform to students at the Nebraska Union. The COMMIT platform three main goals were
unification, communication and education of the student body.
Party COMMITS to students
Goals include promoting diversity, using technology
It will take unification, communication
and education to take UNL into the new
millennium, and an ASUN election group
said Wednesday it has the commitment to do
Members of COMMIT announced their
candidacies for the Association of Students
of the University of Nebraska Wednesday in
the Crib as students ate lunch.
Presidential nominee Sara Russell said
COMMIT would open communication lines
on campus through things such as a weekly
letter from ASUN to the Daily Nebraskan
and updating the ASUN Web site w ith infor
mation on what ASUN is doing as well as
providing e-mail links to senators.
"We commit first and foremost to you
for our three goals with a new open door
police to bring (UNU) to a new level." said
Russell, a two-year ASUN senator
Russell, chairwoman of the ASUN
Human Rights C ommittee, said having a stu
dent liaison to the Parents Association and
publicizing teehnologv and services avail
able to -indents also fell under COMM! I's
g'Uii of enhanced communication.
Ncliv ! ioff'schneider. fust • tee presiden
tial nominee, said his expedience as a sena
dead the Daily Xebrasnan on the World Wide Web at http: incie.unl.edu DailxXeb
”No matter what your interest or background,
someone from COMMIT can welcome you.”
second vice presidential nominee
tor and chairman of the Campus Life
Committee has given him communication
techniques the campus could benefit from.
Hoffschneider said he had “first-hand
know ledge” of how important communica
He referred to his experience as a sopho
more on the Campus Life Committee when
he worked with UNL and Lincoln police to
warn students about a rapist in Lincoln.
Second vice presidential nominee Chris
Linder said the obvious divisions between
greek and non-greek students, American and
international students and minorities and the
majority would be improved under
C (>M MIT's leadership to unite the university.
"No matter what vour interest or back
ets mid. someone from COMMIT can vvel
Cv-me > mu said Linder, who is a student
assistant m Vhi amm 1 bill
A "campus coalition” would combine
representatives from every UNL student
organization with ASUN in forums. "NU
Week” would bring all students together in
varying activities each spring and a
Welcoming Environment for International
Students committee would be formed.
Linder said COMMIT “had a passion to
make this a better place,” but it could not be
achieved without its third goal, education.
COMMIT would implement several pro
grams. including diversity education and
sensitivity classes, alcohol-awareness ori
entation for incoming students, and an
award for the instructor who best integrates
technologv into the classroom.
COMMIT also would work toward com
pleting the work the current administration
lias done to have universitv w ide academic
evaluations as we!! as other project''
Members oft OMMl'l urced eve; one
in the Crib to come to its next meciinc
Thursday at Alpha <>microo P> Sororitv
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