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    Long-hair issue put on hold
Senior staff writer
In a private meeting Monday,
University of Nebraska Law College
faculty untangled themselves and
decided not to take any action regarding
one student’s “hairy issue.”
Thayne Glenn, a third-year NU law
student, will have to wait at least anoth
er month to hear the college’s response
to whether the Criminal Clinic, offered
through Lancaster County Attorney
Gary Lacey’s office, will be terminated.
Glenn, whose long red hair reaches
to the middle of his back when pulled in
a ponytail, was told he could not partic
ipate in the program because his long
hair was not typical of “appropriate
business-like attire.”
“If I would have known my hair was
going to be an issue, I would have
attended a private school,” Glenn said.
Third-year law students who are in
good academic standing are chosen to
participate in the program.
Glenn said after he was notified of
his acceptance to the clinic, Criminal
Clinic Director Alicia Henderson said
his hair may be an issue.
At Monday’s meeting, Henderson
said after Glenn was accepted to the
clinic, she told him his hair could be a
problem. Henderson said she then noti
fied Lacey.
Lacey told Glenn he would have to dents interested in discussing the issue,
cut his hair to take the class, Henderson However, because of scheduling con
said. flicts, the forum would not be held until
When contacted by the Daily March, she said.
Nebraskan, Lacey
would not comment on
his reasons for not
allowing men with long
hair to attend the clinic.
“I’m not going to go
into any of this any
more,” Lacey said. “It’s
all a matter of public
Law Professor John
Snowden questioned
the faculty and college’s
ability to respond and
I believe
our reputation
is being
John Snowden
law professor
“I’m certain that
faculty will be happy
to hear from stu
dents,” Rapoport said.
Snowden said he
opposed Lacey’s deci
sion and said the col
lege should not toler
ate discrimination.
“This is an arbi
trary, capricious
action,” Snowden
said “It is discrimina
act on Glenn s issue in a
timely matter.
“Neither the law school nor the
administration have spoken up,”
Snowden said. “I believe our reputation
is being harmed.” University of
Nebraska College of Law Dean Nancy
Rapoport said the college took no action
on the issue prior to Monday’s meeting
because faculty input was needed. But
Glenn questioned when students would
be able to voice their opinions.
Rapoport said students could only
express their opinions at faculty meet
ings if they are asked to. Three law stu
dents were present at the meeting.
Rapoport said the college is still
planning to have an open forum for stu
But some faculty
members said they agreed with Lacey
and said the college had an obligation to
the County Attorney’s Office.
Rapoport said Glenn’s issue will
ultimately be up to the college’s faculty
to decide.
Glenn said he liked the clinic and
did not want to see the college stop
working with the County Attorney’s
However, Glenn said he did want
this issue resolved, if not for him, for
future students.
“I’m not a perfect student, but I sure
am competent to argue a case - regard
less of die length of my hair,” he said.
“Other students are too.”
Party search ends in carjacking
A young man from Beatrice had his
car stolen at gunpoint while he was
cruising 0 Street Saturday night.
Lincoln Police recovered the car
Monday afternoon and arrested two
men for the robbery after a short pursuit.
Around 9 p.m. Saturday, the 21
year-old victim and a friend pulled into
a car wash at 33rd and O streets to wash
the victim’s car, Lincoln Police Sgt.
Todd Beam said.
While at the car wash, two other
men approached them asking if the vic
tim and his friend knew of any parties.
The four of them got into the vic
tim’s car and cruised O Street for about
a half hour.
When they got back to the car wash,
the victim told the two men in the back
they had to get out of his car.
One of them responded by pulling
out a sawed-off shotgun and telling the
victim and his friend to get out of the
car. The two suspects left through the
Monday afternoon the owner of a
storage facility at 35th Street and
Cornhusker Highway called police
because of a car parked in an unautho
rized stall, Capt. David Beggs said.
It turned out to be the stolen car, so
police set up surveillance to wait for the
suspects to return.
Four people showed up around 3:30
p.m., and when police made contact,
three of them fled by car west on
Comhusker Highway.
The police followed, and the three
suspects - two men and a woman -
made a U-turn.
The pursuit continued east on
Comhusker Highway to 47th Street and
Baldwin Avenue where the suspects
stopped their car and fled on foot.
All three were taken into custody in
an alley a few blocks away.
Beggs said none of the suspects
have been connected to Saturday night’s
Compiled by senior staff writer
Josh Funk
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