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Keys to Tulsa
Nebraska shot a woeful 30 percent in a 52-49
loss to Tulsa on Tuesday. The Huskers fall to 3-3
for the season. PAGE 9
UNL sophomore Amanda Went played her first
college basketball game since her knee surgery
11 months ago. PAGE 6
December 2, 1998
Global Warming is Scary
Partly cloudy, high 63. More clouds tonight, low 42.
VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 68
KENNY BAILEY, a UNL senior broadcasting major, poses in the Nebraska Union on Tuesday for a milk mustache
advertisement. About 120 UNL students put their creamy smiles in the national running to appear in a Got Milk?
ad in Sports Illustrated. The winner among UNL students will appear in a milk ad in the Daily Nebraskan. The
Public Relations Student Society of America helped sponsor Tuesday’s event.
UNL students mug in milk contest
By Sarah Fox
Their mothers would have told
them to wipe those milk mustaches off
But Tuesday at the Nebraska
Union, more than 80 students slopped
on milkshakes in hopes that then mus
taches would land their picture in
“I guess I had an unfair advantage,
because (the milkshake) actually
stuck to my real mustache,” said Rob
Reynolds, a freshman general studies
Rebbecca Short, a senior psychol
ogy major, had a harder time until the
“Milk, Where's Your Mustache?” pho
tographer gave her some advice. She
drank her milkshake but had forgotten
how to make the milk surge against
her upper lip.
“(The photographer) said to just
let it sit there on my lip. You just dam it
up against your lip,” Short said.
Other students, too, have found
that posing with the perfect mustache
isn’t easy, said Casey Reidy for the
Milk Mustache Campaign.
“A lot of people drink (the milk
shake) and get a great mustache, and
then they smile and instinctively lick it
off” she said.
Although spokeswoman Tracy
Naden said what students really need
ed was a “prevalent milk mustache,”
several University of Nebraska
Lincoln students tried more creative
measures Tuesday, such as spreading
the shakes on their eyebrows and pos
/ just don’t like milk.
I’ve never liked milk”
freshman general studies major
ing with their milk-mustached infants.
“Some people made really pouty,
sexy faces,” Reidy said.
Reidy said some students at other
schools dipped their beards into the
milkshakes or dumped it on their
“It’s hilarious to look at the proofs.
The first (photo shot) is sort of posed,
Please see MILK on 2
Group sets sights
on diversity report
By Jessica Fargen
Bringing together the various
groups working for diversity at UNL
and producing a yearly report on
diversity were goals set Tuesday by a
Although no one from the
Chancellor’s Commission on the
Status of People of Color was present
to comment on the report at the
Academic Senate meeting, Professor
Rodrigo Cantarero, who is chairman
of the commission, talked about the
report prior to the meeting.
Although the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln has many areas of
concern for diversity, the goals of the
commission were two that have been
lingering for awhile.
“These are the two things that have
been on the table for awhile that more
or less have not happened,” said
Cantarero, an associate professor of
community ana regional planning.
Groups focused on increasing
diversity, such as the Affirmative
Action and Diversity Office, Faculty
Liaison Task Force for Diversity and
student groups, could save time and
energy through better communication,
“It’s great to have a lot of people
involved, but as the numbers increase,
there is a need to know what we all are
doing so we can coordinate and help
each other,” Cantarero said.
Another area of concern for the
commission next year will be putting
together an annual report on diversity,
said Professor Venita Kelley, a com
“A yearly report keeps things up to
date, putting people of color in the
loop,” said Kelley, who is an assistant
professor of communication and eth
The report would keep track of the
number of UNL’s minority students,
monitor any change in racial climate
and watch minority faculty recruit
ment and retention, she said.
The chancellor’s commission was
started in the early 1990s, Kelley said,
and in the last three to four years has
“It’s become a real strong advocate
for people of color,” Kelley said.
“When the university follows recom
mendations, it has created a better
environment and climate for every
body on campus.”
Cantarero agreed and pointed to
last year’s activities, which included
providing input into the Diversity
Plan, participating in the audit of the
Office of Civil Rights in April and
sponsoring a series of forums pertain
ing to concerns of people of color.
Commission members also give
the chancellor extra ears on campus to
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climate on campus, Cantarero said.
“We tend to hear things that some
times don’t get to the chancellor,” he
said. “(We) can perceive the climate
better and are able to communicate it
to the chancellor.
“That’s (the commission’s) one
root that can be effective in reaching
In other Academic Senate news:
■ The Executive Committee
asked the senate for feedback on its
list of important faculty issues,
including strengthening benefits,
enhancing the academic climate and
■ Lt. Gov. Kim Robak, who will
become NU vice president of external
affairs Jan. 6, outlined Legislature
issues that may affect the university,
including revitalization of the princi
ples of failed Initiative 413 and Gov.
elect Mike Johanns' campaign pledge
to cut state spending.
AIDS Day vigil helps sufferers cope
■ A woman’s struggle with her
sister’s HIV parallels the fight of
many victims and their families.
By Kelli Lacey
Cynthia Hartley received a phone call on
June 28, 1990, that would change her life - her
sister had just been diagnosed with the HIV
“I left in a panic and went to the Health
Department and told them that my sister was as
good as dead,” Hartley said.
After talking with the counselor about
AIDS, she was prepared to do whatever she
could to help her sister and began providing
constant care and support.
She didn't tell her friends for quite a while.
“I didn’t breathe for about a year. My sister
and I finally decided that no one should have to
go through what we’re going through,” Hartley
Six years later, she became chairwoman for
the Lincoln-Lancaster County HIV/AIDS Task
Hartley was the opening speaker at the 1998
Candlelight Vigil Ceremony for World Aids Day
held Tuesday at St. Francis Chapel, 1145 South
“On World AIDS Day, we wanted to bring
awareness and promote educational efforts to
show people living with HIV and AIDS that they
are supported in this community,” Hartley said.
The ceremony was held to pay tribute to
AIDS victims and for friends and family to
gather and remember their loved ones.
Guest speaker the Rev. John “Mike” Loudon
said, “We need to intentionally take the time to
remember them. We need to remember what
they meant to us, to the community and to the
The ceremony ended with a candlelight vigil
to a solo performance of Elton John’s “Candle
In the Wind.”
Those who attended the vigil wore red rib
bons in remembrance of victims and in support
of those who now are battling HIV
Hartley said she has learned much from her
sister’s experience with the AIDS virus.
“I appreciate life more, and I try to teach
people about spirituality and relationships,” she
said. “Death doesn’t necessarily end those rela
Hartley works to educate youths about
AIDS, telling them how it is spread and how the
growing number of people becoming infected
with it can decrease.
“The only way to stop AIDS destruction is to
stop new infections,” she said, “It is a pre
KATE HANSEN of Lincoln listens to Elton
John’s “Candle in the Wind” during the
World Aids Day Candlelight Vigil.
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