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NAACP chapter formed
for college involvement
By Veronica Daehn
Last year, a group of black students
decided it was time for some college
Under the direction of Jose J. Soto,
vice president for affirmative
action/equity/diversity at Southeast
Community College, the local chapter
of NAACP was expanded to include a
branch specifically for college students.
“There was a group of UNL and
Wesleyan students who wanted to focus
on issues more relevant to them,” Soto
Adair Shanks, a UNL graduate stu
dent, and Janet Rathod, a Nebraska
Wesleyan student, initiated organiza
tion of the college group.
Soto said the students identified
others with similar interests and were
encouraged when they learned that
other national college-level organiza
“They wanted to form a group to
support each other, and also address
concerns and challenges within the
campus community,” he said.
Students of color experience specif
ic problems and challenges that the col
lege chapter of NAACP can help to
address, Soto said.
Rick Wallace, past president of the
NAACP Lincoln branch, said the col
lege group’s mission is to empower col
lege students to become one voice in
the community to address issues, con
cerns and problems of minority stu
The college group has set goals of
holding voter registration drives for
blacks and building coalitions with
community oiganizations and campus
oiganizations. Shanks said.
Soto, who is now an adviser to the
college-level group, said his contact
with group members now is limited to
the original founders.
He does, however, feel that the
group is an important part of the cam
“NAACP serves a good purpose by
addressing issues of discrimination and
unfair treatment,” he said. “There con
tinues to be issues, and it’s necessary
that these efforts continue.”
RHA secretary spot open
Debate ends with appointed seat unfilled
By Bernard Vogelsang
The Residence Hall Association
senate voted 14-11 against the appoint
ment of Anna Charron to RHA secre
tary Sunday night.
Pound Hall President Kasey Kerber
said the 14 senators declined to appoint
Charron, a sophomore engineering
major, because another applicant for the
secretary position is better qualified.
RHA President Shane Perkins, who
nominated Charron, said he was disap
pointed by the senate’s decision.
“The candidate was not only quali
fied on the requirements of the RHA
constitution and bylaws, but also by my
qualifications like time commitment
and teamwork,” he said
Perkins said some senators opposed
the appointment of Charron because
another applicant was not nominated.
“That is not a valid reason to vote
against an appointment,” he said.
Perkins and Kerber both declined to
say who the other applicant is.
“It is an RHA senator,” Kerber said
Charron, who was a Love
Memorial Hall representative last year,
said she had no comment on the senate’s
After the decision. Perkins
announced the application process for
RHA secretary was reopened. Students
living in residence halls can apply in the
RHA office in the Nebraska Union until
In other business, the senate
approved an amendment of bylaws to
the RHA constitution.
After much opposition against the
requirement of a 2.5 GPA to become an
RHA officer, the senate decided 16-13
to change it to a 2.0 GPA.
The senate also appointed Kristy
Jacobbeiger to the RHA election com
Speaker Dave Burns said
Jacobberger, a junior engineering
major, will ensure the RHA elections
run smoothly on March 31.
“She is qualified for the job because
she is unbiased and not a member of the
Nebraska Bookstore lobbies
for ID-charging capability
By Andrew Broer
The Nebraska Bookstore wants to
turn student ID cards into off-campus
To do this, the bookstore, 1300 Q
St., has launched a petition to show uni
versity officials what students may want
in terms of spending power.
But the university isn’t looking to
make the switch from on-campus
charging to citywide use anytime soon.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Housing Director Doug Zatechka, who
administers the card, said it is still evolv
But, he said, the card’s focus proba
bly will remain only on campus, at least
in the near future.
The university now accepts the card
at places such as the University
Bookstores in the Nebraska and East
Unions, the Campus Recreation Center,
university libraries and the snack shops.
And some places off campus
already give students discounts few pre
senting their ID cards, Zatechka said.
Stan Vala, general manager of
Nebraska Bookstore, said some stu
dents were angered after trying to make
purchases at the store and being told that
their ID cafds are not accepted there.
Students should have the right to
use the card to charge items anywhere,
Vala said, not just at the university.
But Zatechka said the card was cre
ated primarily for on-campus usage.
The Nebraska Bookstore has run
ads in the Daily Nebraskan encouraging
students to sign petitions asking univer
sity officials to allow the cards’ use.
Students can cut out the ad and mail
or take it to the bookstore. Petitions are
also available at the store.
Ken Johnson, an assistant manager
at the bookstore said last week the about
1,092 signatures had been collected.
Johnson said he hopes to have 2,000
before presenting the petitions to
Melvin Jones, UNL vice chancellor of
business and finance.
Tom Lynd, manager of the down
town Kinko’s, 1201 Q St., said he has
not heard anything about the proposal.
But, if instituted at Kinko’s, Lynd
said, he was worried about the liability
to collect the money from the university.
Bobbi Zapp, a junior broadcasting
major, would like to see the card accept
ed at die Nebraska Bookstore.
“If the bookstore accepted the card
that it would make it easier on all.”
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