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Input soughtabout
UNL Diversity Plan
DIVERSITY from page 1
Moeser appointed Jacobson; Linda
Crump, director of affirmative action
and diversity programs; and Bruce
Currin, director of human resources,
to gather information and write apian.
It’s a culmination of months of
research and discussion with several
groups from campus, Jacobson said.
Jacobson said she hopes many
students, faculty members and staff
will respond to the request for com
“We obviously have not talked to
the whole campus,” Jacobson said.
A campus representative, student
government senator Rachelle Winkle,
said the new plan was comprehensive.
“This gives an actual plan of what
the strategy will be,” Winkle said.
Eddie Brown, student govern
ment second vice president and
undergraduate assistant for multicul
tural recruitment, said he was
impressed with specific parts of the
plan, but said other parts need to be
Brown said that a proposed
expansion of ombudsman services on
campus would be a positive addition.
An ombudsman would be
appointed to listen to complaints relat
_ ed to discrimination on campus or
violations of the faculty code of
“A lot of what makes the universi
ty look bad is how they respond to dis
criminatory events on campus, or how
they do not respond,” Brown said. “I
think they really need to zone in on
Brown said he looks forward to
future action that will speak louder
than the plan’s words.
“We for so long hear a lot of
rhetoric and haven’t seen any action,”
he said. “I think this is a start to that
Faculty members, staff and stu
dents can comment on the plan by
sending e-mail, calling or writing to
Jacobson, Crump or Currin.
Comments will be taken until
Nov. 15. The chancellor’s committee
will then consider the feedback they
received. After that, they will re-eval
uate the entire plan and discuss it with
the chancellor, Jacobson said.
While efforts will be made to
affirm specific parts, a diversity plan
is always an unfinished work,
Jacobson said.
“A plan like this is something that
will never be completed,” she said “It
has to be constantly re-evaluated and
The plan is posted at
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Anthropology department
feels effects of repatriation
REMAINS from page 1
“I think it’s been an incredible edu
cational opportunity for students to see
the politics of indigenous rights in
action,” Hitchcock said
Anthropology professor Peter
Bleed said just discussing the issues
that have come from the efforts will be
good for students.
Martha McCollough, assistant
anthropology professor, said students
have been taught that they need to be
ethical when doing research and that
there are consequences if they aren’t
Anthropology students have not
reacted negatively to the attention that
has been given to the department,
McCollough said
She said it seems the students are
pleased that the university is “on the
morally correct side of the issue.”
Senior anthropology major Regina
Thunder Hawk said anthropology stu
dents need to be educated to respect the
American Indian community and its
The Association of Students of die
University of Nebraska is working on a
resolution that would incorporate con
cerns about the impact repatriation
efforts have had on the department,
said Andy Schuerman, human rights
committee chairman
“It has the possibility of taking
(professors’) minds off of their teach
ing,” Schuerman said.
It could have an effect on the
recruitment of students for the depart
ment as well, Hitchcock said
“I’ve had people call up and say ‘If
I come here what would that mean for
my career?”’ he said.
Hitchcock said the department is
aware of the impact it has had on stu
“I honestly feel there are certain
risks here, and I think some students are
uncomfortable with it,” Hitchcock said
Thunder Hawk said communica
tion within the department could be
“There’s not really a dialogue open
in the department to discuss what’s
going on,” she said
Bleed said the department’s reputa
tion does not seem to have been affect
But, he said, “we appear to have
been criticized in places like die press.”
McCollough agreed
“The problem with the press is
they’ve never made it clear that itfc not
the anthropology department,” she
It is important to remember that the
department itself had brought many of
these issues to light, McCollough said
The cause of the controversy sur
rounding the repatriation efforts has
come from individuals’ actions or other
things that happened in the past, she
Those include the alleged mishan
dling of American Indian remains by
associate anthropology professor Karl
A group of American Indian repre
sentatives are calling for his suspen
sion. The analysis would be illegal
under NAGPRA.
Students have expressed discon
tentment that Reinhard was not sus
“There are problems I have that he
is still teaching,” Thunder Hawk said.
She said she does not spend much
time in Bessey Hall, the home of the
department, because she does not want
to run across Reinhard
Hitchcock said the department
plans to have meetings with students
and circulate statements about what is
going on with repatriation efforts.
“We want to make sure students
understand the issues.”
Gold medalist FloJo dies
Florence Griffith Joyner died Monday
at age 38, just a decade after darling
Olympic track with speed and glamour
that have never been matched.
A triple gold medalist at die Seoul
Olympics and still the fastest woman
ever, “FloJo” was known as much for
her skintight running suits, her flowing
hair and her glittering fingernails as for
her stunning times.
An autopsy was being conducted to
determine the cause of death. Her hus
band, A1 Joyner, himself a 1984 triple
jump gold medalist, called authorities
after finding her “unresponsive and not
breathing” early Monday, according to
the Orange County sheriff’s depart
Greg Foster, a three-time world
champion in the 110-meter hurdles,
said he was told by her family that
Griffith Joyner died of a heart-related
Primo Nebiolo, the head of the
IAAF, track’s international federation,
said he knew Griffith Joyner had “some
serious heart problems in recent
months,” although one of her brothers,
Weldon Pitts, said she had shown no
sign of illness recently.
Griffith Joyner had suffered a
seizure two years ago on a flight from
California to St Louis, and was hospi
talized for one day. Her family did not
disclose the ailment
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