The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 11, 1998, Image 1

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They meet again
NU point guard Tyronn Lue and Arkansas for
ward Derek Hood square off Thursday for the
first time since high school. PAGE 7
A & E
Weird science
After 13 years of work, director Bob Hall’s adap
tation of “Frankenstein” will make its Lincoln
debut tonight at the Futz Theater. PAGE 9
March 11, 1998
Frostbitten, 1 wice Shy
Sunny, chance of snow, high " Clear tonight, low -5.
minor flaws
cause fines
By Josh Funk
Senior Reporter
ASUN candidates now have less
money to celebrate after the elec
The election commission hand
ed out fines Monday afternoon for
improper campaign practices to both
parties, as well as to a student who
has become a write-in candidate.
“Hitting candidates in the pock
etbook is what makes them take the
rules seriously,” Association of
Students of the University of
Nebraska adviser Marlene Beyke
The commission fined VISION
S68 and COMMIT $65. The com
mission also handed a $21 fine to
Todd Munson, a Daily Nebraskan
columnist who asked for votes in a
column last month.
Most of the violations are related
to illegal campaign posters, w'hich
were either the wrong size or posted
in the wrong place.
All posters must be printed on a
standard-size 8.5-by-l 1-inch piece
of paper and certain information
such as the date of the election must
be included, said ASUN First Vice
President and commission member
Amy Rager.
Signs must be posted on
approved bulletin boards, such as
ASUN boards, not with want ads or
other areas. Only one sign can be
posted on each board.
Also, signs must be approved by
someone in charge of the building
such as the residence hall director or
dean of the college.
Sara Russell, COMMIT presi
dential candidate, said she expected
the fines considering all the regula
tions that are to be followed.
“You can't control everyone who
is putting up signs for you,” she said.
The fines are decided upon by
the six voting members of the elec
tion commission: two student repre
sentatives, two faculty advisers, an
ASUN executive representative and
the commission director.
The amount of each fine is
decided on a case-by-case basis,
Rager said.
And even though Munson, the
write-in candidate, does not meet
two of the four qualifications to be
considered a candidate for president,
the election commission still applied
the rules to his campaign.
Munson, who said he was
unaware of the rules, hung some
oversized posters and some posters
in the wrong places.
Faculty adviser James McShane
maintained that the commission
treated Munson fairly.
“If someone goes out putting up
posters for themselves, I assume they
are running and fall under the regula
tions of the commission,” he said.
“We treated him like any other
Students urged to rock the ASUN vote
By Jessica Fargen
Assignment Reporter
Candidates in today’s ASUN elec
tion hope more UNL students will
rock the vote, defying the historically
low ASUN voter turnout.
Some polling sites will be open
12 hours, giving University of
Nebraska-Lincoln students plenty of
time to cast their ballots for the party
- COMMIT or VISION - they feel
will best lead the student body gov
Last year's student government was
elected by only 10 percent of students.
Both parties would like to remedy
this with promises to make the
Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska more repre
sentative and responsive by offering
more outlets than in the past for stu
dents to voice their opinions.
COMMIT presidential candidate
Sara Russell said her proposed cam
pus coalition, consisting of a delegate
from each of the 300 student organi
zations on campus, would allow
every group to have a voice and a
place to share problem-solving strate
gies. Russell said that if the group
were smaller, its effectiveness would
be lost because only limited opinion
would be expressed.
VISION presidential candidate
John Wiechmann has said that along
with Jill Maaske, first vice presiden
tial candidate, and Eddie Brown, sec
ond vice presidential candidate, he
wanted to create a “campus commu
nity” at UNL.
Wiechmann is proposing a cabi
net of about 30 to 40 student organi
zation presidents, which, because of
its small size would allow for action,
not just exchanging of opinions.
VISION also would hold open
forums to hear a broader perspective
of student opinions.
Both parties are advocating some
similar changes:
■ Improving communication.
■ Adjusting the current Dead
Week policy.
■ Increasing awareness of tech
nology services and the use of the $5
per-credit-hour technology fee.
■ More all-university volunteer
projects, such as the ASUN and
Residence Hall Association campus
cleanup after last October’s winter
Russell, who is running on the
COMMIT ticket with first vice presi
dential candidate Kelly
Hoffschneider and second vice presi
dential candidate Chris Linder, said
they also would update the ASUN
Web site, which has not been updated
since November 1996.
Their plans include an NU Week
in the spring similar to Homecoming
and a more welcoming environment
Please see ELECTION on 3
Lane Hickenbottom/DN
John Janovy Jr., a UNL professor of biological sciences was recently
given the 1998 NU Outstanding Research and Creativity Award.
Award commends work
of resident biology expert
By Karl Anderson
Staff Reporter
It may be a good thing John
Janovy Jr. decided he didn’t like
math as much as he once did.
Janovy, now an award-winning
UNL professor of biological sci
ences, said he had been interested in
living organisms since childhood
but he chose to get his undergradu
ate degree in mathematics from the
University of Oklahoma in Norman,
Not until Janovy took a biology
course his senior year of college did
he decide to pursue biology.
But that fateful decision - cou
pled with 32 years of teaching and
Please see JANOVY on 6
Search begins
for dean of law
By Brad Davis
Senior Reporter
Administrators are working to
ensure students and faculty in
NU’s law school will not be with
out a leader when the current dean
steps down in May.
Four candidates were
announced last week to replace
Harvey Perlman, dean of the
University of Nebraska College
of Law.
Perlman, dean since 1983,
announced his plans in September
to resign as dean and return to
teaching full time at the universi
In a statement, Senior Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Richard Edwards said replacing
Perlman would be a “tall order.”
To fill that order, a search
committee headed by Law
Professor Steven Wilborn named
four finalists whom Edwards said
were “outstanding legal scholars
and strong academic leaders.”
Each of the four candidates
will visit the University of
Nebraska-L incoln in the next
month for personal interviews
with faculty, administrators and
members of the search commit
The four finalists are:
■ Jonathan Entin, professor of
law and political science at Case
Western Reserve University in
■ Robert Moberly, professor
of law and director of the Institute
for Dispute Resolution at the
University of Florida in
■ Josephine Potuto, NU pro
fessor of constitutional law.
■ Nancy Rapoport, associate
professor of law and associate
dean of students at Ohio State
University in Columbus, Ohio.
Jonathan Entin
Entin, whose academic career
has focused on constitutional law,
administrative law and the social
impact of law. is co-editor of the
Journal of Legal Education.
Efforts to eliminate racial seg
regation and sexual discrimina
tion through litigation are an
emphasis of Entin’s teaching and
From 1981 to 1 982, Entin
served as a law clerk for now
Supreme Court Justice Ruth
Bader Ginsberg, who was then a
member of the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit.
He graduated cum laude in
1981 from Northwestern
University law school in
Evansville, 111.
Robert Moberly
Moberly’s scholarship has
concentrated on labor law and
alternative dispute resolution, on
which he has published two books
and has a third in progress.
In the past few months,
Moberly has secured $260,000 in
grants to further programs that
encourage mediation as an alter
native to litigation.
He was chairman of UF’s law
school committees on curriculum,
promotion and tenure and the
American Association of Law
School’s section on labor law.
Moberly received his law
degree from the University of
Wisconsin law school in 1966.
Josephine Potuto
Associated with the NU
College of Law since 1974,
Potuto is the only hometown can
didate for the dean position.
Please see DEAN on 6
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