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    CBA faculty recall professor’s legacy
By Kim Sweet
Staff writer
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor
emeritus, known for his love of Nebraska sports
and his kind manner, will never step onto campus
But the legacy left by Keith Broman, a retired
professor of finance who died Thursday, will live
on at UNL and in the world of finance forever,
said faculty members in the College of Business
Broman, who taught classes for more than 40
years to students in the College of Business
Administration, was part of every student who
took finance classes at UNL during the last half
of his stay, said Gordon Karels, associate dean in
“He probably had every finance student that
graduated from the university in the last 25
years,” Karels said.
Because Broman taught
finance students for a num
ber of years, the banking
world contains some of his
influence, Karels said.
“Anyone in banking in
Nebraska had him for a
class,” he said
After his retirement from
UNL in 1995, Broman
served as an investment
adviser to First Commerce
(1987photo) Investors, Inc.
The offer to work at the
company came from one of Broman’s former
students, Karels said, which made Broman
As a professor, fellow faculty member and
leader of the finance department, Broman always
came across as a nice person.
“He always struck me as being a very kind
and gentle person,” said George Rejda, a profes
sor in the finance department
Rejda said Broman’s personality helped cre
ate an environment that focused on “collegiality”
and being considerate to one another.
Another one of Broman’s strengths, Rejda
said, was his ability to recruit - his lasting contri
bution is the professors he recruited who are still
in the department today.
The passion of Big Red sports wasn’t lost on
Broman. He was involved for several years in dif
ferent functions in the Athletic Department. His
involvement included attending bowl games as a
faculty representative.
He always struck me as
being a very kind and
gentle person.”
George Rejda
finance professor
“He was really a rabid sports fan,” Rejda said.
Broman died of natural causes, according to
Roper and Sons Mortuary, which handled his
funeral arrangements.
Memorial services were held Monday for
Broman at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th
St, in Lincoln.
UNL agrees to examine
policies on harassment
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Murphey said his office worked
“hand-in-hand” with UNL officials.
“We did not find the school had
compliance problems (with federal
civil rights laws),” Murphey said.
“This is what they decided.”
Howe said most changes are tech
nical, not substantive, in nature. In
most cases, the changes will make the
policies more clear, he said.
Some changes include:
■ A more frequent reporting of
informal resolutions to harassment
problems will be required to enable
UNL to better respond to any possible
problems on campus.
Informal resolutions are made
through offices such as judicial affairs
and human resources rather than
through a formal grievance process,
— in which a complaint would go before
a hearing committee.
■ A statement will be added that
depicts the duty of university officials
to promptly investigate and take
action on all reported violations of
discrimination policies.
■ Information will be added
regarding the range of possible penal
ties if policy is violated.
University officials are taking the
request for policy evaluation a step
further than just racial harassment and
discrimination and are looking at all
policies, including those dealing with
sexual harassment.
“We might as well look at the
entire policy,” said Sally Wise, chair
woman of the Academic Rights and
Responsibilities Committee. “That
kind of made sense to us.”
The first committee will work on
changes to the policy in order to meet
guidelines set by the civil rights
That committee includes Wise;
Linda Crump, director of affirmative
action and diversity programs;
Charles Greene, director of student
judicial affairs; and Faye Moulton,
directpr of employee relations and
human resources outreach.
Each works with a part of the pol
icy that addresses one of the follow
ing: students, staff, faculty members
and a campuswide policy.
The second committee consists of
students, faculty members and staff.
This group will review changes
the first committee makes to any poli
Both committees met for the first
time in November.
Some committee members will be
working with another aspect of the
report, which addresses educating the
campus about current policies and
changes made to them.
Wise said there was room for
improvement in communication
between those who make the policies
and those who use them.
“I think a number of people aren’t
always aware of (the policies),” she
lo do this, university officials, led
by Crump, are looking at using the
university Web site and adding infor
mation to signs posted around cam
The key concern, Howe said, was
that students, faculty members and
staff would not know where to go if
they had a complaint.
“For example, not everybody
would know to go to our Web page to
icnow what our policy is,” Howe said.
Murphey said the civil rights
office will continue to monitor the
university in its progress in meeting
the agreement.
If the university does not comply
with the agreement, he said, the office
will work with it to discover why.
There is no set action to be taken
against UNL.
But Murphey said he doesn’t pre
dict any problems. The university has
already submitted a progress report
and will do so through July 2000, he
“They’re doing a fine job.”
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Web site a buffet for volunteers
Idealist homepage offers global array of volunteer opportunities
By Michelle Sitorius
Staff writer
For those wishing to devote then
life, or at least a portion of it, to a
noble cause, information on volun
teer and nonprofit groups world
wide is a click away.
Action Without Borders, an
organization that promotes sharing
ideas, information and resources
worldwide, has set up a program
called Idealist, said the organiza
tion’s Director of Internet Outreach
Russ Finkelstein.
The program coordinates a vari
ety of nonprofit organizations onto
one Web page.
Idealist was created so that peo
ple could find ways to get involved
in their community, Finkelstein said.
Finkelstein said that by working
with 15,000 nonprofit and commu
nity organizations around the world
in the past three years, Idealist has
developed a global directory. The
directory includes opportunities in
nonprofit services, jobs, internships
and events.
Finkelstein said that once on the
Web page, it is possible to choose
from organizations, publications,
programs, services or upcoming
events. Searches can then be nar
rowed to a certain country, city or
Idealist also offers a listserv,
updated every day, of all new job and
internship positions. Fifteen to 35
new organizations are added each
day, Finkelstein said.
For volunteers looking to go
abroad, Idealist will soon have a list
of places volunteers can go to find
financial help.
All services are free, and organi
zations can be contacted through the
information provided on each orga
nization’s Web page, Finkelstein
said. For more information on
Idealist, check out the site at:
http://www. idealist, org.
Volunteerism can benefit col
lege students by making a resume
more attractive and by providing
excellent references, Finkelstein
“Personally, you are helping
people and getting involved in your
community,” Finkelstein said.
“Volunteerism makes people a bit
more grounded.”
Fraternity members
steal Christmas tree
Landscape Services workers fol
lowed a trail of pine needles from a
stump to the door of Chi Phi
Then workers saw the $752 tree
in the 1245 N. 16th St. fraternity’s
living room window and called
police, University Police Mylo
Bushing said.
Chi Phi President Jason Hardy
said two individuals in the house cut
down the tree and brought it back to
the house without fraternity
In late August, University police
followed a trail of beer bottles into
the Chi Phi house and cited four
house members for alcohol viola
Hardy said that he was still talk
ing to the two house members to
determine why the tree was taken,
and they likely will face university
and house sanctions.
A Landscape Services official
said the tree will be donated to a
needy family identified by the
Lincoln Action Program.
Apartment complex office
set fire by arsonist
Someone poured gasoline into
an east Lincoln apartment complex
office and lit it on fire Sunday night,
fire officials said.
The assistant building manager
of the Sunridge Apartments, 8311
Sunridge Road, heard an alarm
around 10:45 p.m. and looked out
side to see the office and clubhouse
building on fire, Lincoln Police Sgt.
Ann Heermann said.
Firefighters arrived quickly and
extinguished the blaze, but not
before $35,000 damage was caused.
The fire inspector said someone
poured gasoline into the clubhouse
through an exterior deposit slot and
lit it.
Officials are looking for clues to
find the culprit.
Cocaine, heroin uncovered
in man’s apartment
Narcotics officers found small
amounts of heroin and cocaine when
they served a search warrant Friday
Police found the drugs when
they served the warrant at an apart
ment on the 2000 block of J Street
around 10 p.m., Heermann said.
There was a 0.9-gram rock of
cocaine in the bathroom, and the 43
year-old man who lives there had
three balloons of heroin, weighing
1.1 grams total in his pocket.
The man was arrested on two
counts of possession of a controlled
substance and one count of the
intent to deliver the drugs.
Police arrest two for
possession of crack cocaine
Sunday evening, police arrested
a man and a woman just after a drug
Police contacted a 39-year-old
man in the alley outside a house on
the 2100 block of K Street at 6:15
p.m. and found a small rock of crack
cocaine in his pocket, Heermann
After police arrested the man for
possession of a controlled sub
stance, they went inside the house
where they arrested a 31-year-old
woman for possession of a con
trolled substance with the intent to
Compiled by senior staff writer
Josh Funk
White House
fashions new
Clinton strategy
Backpedaling under pressure, the
White House jettisoned plans for a
fresh assault on Kenneth Starr on
Monday as it readied a last-ditch
impeachment defense of President
Clinton for the House Judiciary
The White House recast its strategy
on the eve of historic hearings as the
panel’s chairman, Rep. Henry Hyde, R
111., said there was a “compelling case”
for impeaching the president
“I haven’t heard anybody say
Monica Lewinsky is a liar,” the Illinois
Republican said of the former intern
whose detailed allegations of White
House sexual encounters with the pres
ident are at the core of the nation’s
impeachment drama. Hyde challenged
the White House to present exculpatory
evidence over die two days allotted for
the president’s defense.
With the committee expected to
vote by week’s end on articles of
impeachment related to perjury,
obstruction of justice and abuse of
power, Clinton’s defenders were
increasingly turning their attention to a
likely battle in the full House next week.
The White House has been given a
list of 30 or so GOP lawmakers who
officials believe could be persuaded to
oppose impeachment, either on the
merits of the case or on the basis of the
political makeup of their districts,
according to sources who are familiar
with the situation and spoke only on
condition of anonymity.
The White House has arranged for
several panels of witnesses over two jj
days. At the same time, plans have been
scrapped for a panel - originally
announced-on Friday - to delve into
“prosecutorial misconduct and the
impact of tainted evidence.”
Following two days ofWhite House
witnesses, die committee is expected to
begin debate on impeachment A vote is
expected by Friday, or Saturday at the
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