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A sign from Tom
RETIRED FOOTBALL COACH Tom Osborne signs an autograph for Teammates participant Corey Sheldon
Calder, 13, of Scott Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at the Nebraska Bookstore, 1300 Q St. The
Nebraska Bookstore presented Osborne’s Teammates mentoring program with a $1,000 check to support at
ASUN urges professors
to get textbook orders in
, By Ieva Augstums
ASUN leaders said students who
hope to sell their used textbooks for
more money at the end of the semes
ter need to start now putting pres
sure on their professors.
Senate members talked with
University Bookstore officials
Wednesday about the bookstore’s
textbook purchasing and buyback
Senators questioned how the
bookstore requires professors to
submit next semester’s book lists by
“We know textbooks are an issue
among students,” University
Bookstore Director Viann
Schroeder said. “We want to serve
you in the best way we can.”
On Sept. 9, ASUN passed a res
olution stating the senate will “work
in cooperation with the University
Bookstore to make every effort to
get faculty book adoption requests
in by the appropriate deadline.”
Schroeder said Oct. 15 is the
first deadline to turn in book orders.
The bookstore is asking for stu
dent assistance to get professors to
turn in their book orders on time,
Senator Kara Slaughter asked if
the bookstore knows why professors
often turn in book orders late.
Dan Smith, bookstore office
supervisor, said every department
and professor has reasons for being
“Every excuse you have created
for not turning in an assignment, I
have heard from a faculty member,”
Smith said. “They are really creative
- the excuses and faculty members.”
Smith said he realizes Oct. 15 is
barely into the fall semester, but the
bookstore has a fast turnaround dur
ing the semester and needs the extra
time for orders.
Schroeder said the bookstore is
responsible for ordering 4,000 titles
or selections per semester.
“We are required to get all
orders and have them on the
shelves,” Schroeder said.
“Sometimes that is easy and other
times it is not.”
Slaughter said ASUN has draft
ed a letter that tells professors and
department heads why it is impor
tant to send in book information
early. The letter, along with a copy
of the senate’s resolution, is being
They are really
creative — the
excuses and faculty
bookstore office supervisor
sent to faculty and department
heads, she said.
“Hopefully, they will understand
students’ needs,” Slaughter said.
When the bookstore was run by
the university, the buyback of used
books was 60 percent of the new
book price. But under the manage
ment of Follett College Stores Inc.
of Elmhurst, 111., Schroeder said the
buyback price is 60 percent of the
price the student paid for the book.
“But this assumes we can get
every order by deadline,” she said.
ASUN President Sara Russell
said she would like to see students
actively ask their professors to turn
in book orders on time.
“All students need to take an
active role,” Russell said. “This ben
efits all of us.”
Couple caught having sex
A mall security guard followed
the sounds of moaning and found
two people having sex behind a
heavy-duty trash container at
Gateway Mall, 61st and O streets,
Around 5:30 a.m. the security
guard was unlocking doors near the
Younker’s loading dock when he
first heard the moaning, Lincoln
Police Sgt. Ann Heermann said.
When the guard came around
the trash container, he found a man
and a woman completely nude and
After the guard told them to get
dressed and leave, the woman said
she was just waiting for the bus.
The couple did leave before
Student cited for marijuana
The smell of burning marijuana
led university police to a narcotics
offender in Abel Residence Hall
Police responded to a complaint
about the smoke on Abel 12 and
then determined which room was
the source, University Police Sgt.
Mylo Bushing said.
When the officers made contact
they could see a homemade bong
sitting on top of the refrigerator.
The other roommate in the
room showed police where the mar
ijuana was kept in a small plastic
The student who had opened
the door, an 18-year-old freshman,
did not deny owning the drug when
he was confronted, so police cited
Man, 46, assaulted
A Lincoln man was assaulted
after he complained about the vol
ume of a car stereo.
The 46-year-old man was at
home on the 1200 block of 25th
Street when a car with a loud stereo
parked across the street, Heermann
The man asked the occupants of
the car to turn down the volume,
but they refused, so he went outside
to get the license plate number.
One of the men from the car
punched the man who complained
in the face, knocking his glasses
Then the two men got into the
car and left.
The citizen did get the plate
number, but police found that the
car had been stolen.
Compiled by senior staff
writer Josh Funk
Group of American Indians
wants professor sanctioned
BONES from page 1
The resolution will be sent to all
tribes who were invited to the first
meeting with university officials in
The tribal councils will then sep
arately approve that resolution,
Yellow Bird said.
Fred LeRoy, chairman of the
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, said his
tribe also wants to ask for Reinhard’s
suspension. LeRoy is involved with
the group that will draft the resolu
He said Reinhard’s suspension
would be the best solution to the
“If you look at his past history,
(Reinhard) didn’t care,” LeRoy said.
The decision to ask for sanctions
against Reinhard came after the
group started to learn more about
what Reinhard had done to the bones
to “further his own studies,” Yellow
She said he treated the remains as
“no more important than garbage,”
leaving them laying around, on coun
ters and in closets.
At the September meeting, the
group questioned^he university’s
handling of the remains.
That included dusting the
remains with arsenic, applying a
radioactive liquid and sawing the
bones, Yellow Bird said.
“We need to know about these
things,” she said. In the course of
gathering information, the group
learned “shocking” details, she said.
Tribes believe Reinhard per
formed destructive scientific analy
sis on the bones, Yellow Bird said.
“We’ve been told a great many
things about Reinhard, but we want
them investigated,” Yellow Bird said.
In another allegation, in 1995, the
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma said
Reinhard performed destructive
analysis on American Indian bones.
John Wiltse, NU associate gener
al counsel, said according to NU
Board of Regents bylaws, it is possi
ble for the Academic Rights and
Responsibilities Committee to
review a faculty member’s profes
sional conduct after receiving com
plaints from people outside of the
Wiltse said Monday he had only
heard of the possibie request for
Reinhard’s suspension from a news
The activity surrounding UNL’s
handling of American Indian
remains started when bones were
found in UNL’s Bessey Hall last fall.
The Nebraska State Patrol and a
university-hired attorney, Robert
Grimit, are investigating whether the
university’s handling of remains vio
lated state and federal laws. The
tribes also have asked for a federal
investigation, Yellow Bird said.
She said the group is asking for
the suspension to begin immediately
and to last “until (Reinhard) is
cleared or convicted of these allega
NYU professor to lecture
The Department of Physics and
Astronomy lecture series today features
Professor Andrew Kent of New York
The lecture, “Magnetoresistance m
Microfabricated Ferromagnets,” will
begin at 4 p.m. in the Brace Laboratory
Chemistry series continues
The Department of Chemistry’s
colloquium series continues Friday
with a 3:30 p.m. lecture entitled
Mark Gordon, a chemistry profes
sor at Iowa State University, will pre
sent the lecture in 110 Hamilton Hall.
Colloquia are presented each
Friday at 3:30 p.m. through Dec. 11,
excluding the Friday of Thanksgiving
Lecture to focus on poverty
Morris Dees, co-founder and chief
trial lawyer for the Southern Poverty
Law Center, will present a lecture at
Nebraska Wesleyan University on
The lecture, “Teaching Tolerance,”
will be held in the O’Donnell
Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Dees is the author of “Gathering
Storm: America’s Militia Threat.”
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