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Quarterback Eric Crouch receives support from
NU Coach Frank Solich and Husker players fol
lowing Monday’s rumors. PAGE 8
The Budweiser Clydesdales awe fairgoers
with their massive size and their history of
tradition. PAGE 11
September 1|, 1999
Chance of showers, high 85. ^tg^onight, low 67.
VOL. 99 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 9
By Kimberly Sweet
Senior staff writer
You can’t get much for a dollar these days. A pack of gum
or a bottle of pop leaves you with only a few coins.
But for every dollar invested in the University of
Nebraska, the state receives $9 in economic activity.
That was the finding of a study released last Wednesday
by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of
The report showed that NU generated $3.5 billion in
transactions ior me siaic utir
ing the 1997-98 fiscal year.
That’s 10 times die $342 mil
lion the state invested into the
While it is widely known
that the university con
tributes to the state’s econo
my, the study quantifies it for
taxpayers, said NU President
“The value of the educa
tional services and programs
provided by the University of
Nebraska has long been
understood and recognize^’
Smith said in a written state
ment. “Less understood is the
extent to which the institution
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nomic vitality and prosperity of the communities that sur
round its campuses, the state and the larger region.”
The study was commissioned earlier this year as a follow
up to a similar study in 1995, said NU spokeswoman Dara
comparisons oeiween me two sraaies coma not oe maae
because of differences in methodologies.
The study measured several areas, including the number
of jobs created, the revenue generated from sales, income and
property tax revenues, the employment earnings generated by
the university’s economic activity and the amount of revenue
' generated from external funding.
The study found that for every full-time job on campus, at
Please see MONEY on 7
ASUN leaders set communication as goal
Activities set to involve students
We want to get more
By Veronica Daehn
If ASUN President Andy
Schuerman’s goal for student govern
ment is accomplished this year, all
UNL students will feel more “wel
come, supported and empowered”
To achieve that goal, members of
the Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska have made a
game plan to better connect to stu
dents, listen to their concerns and
increase awareness of student govern
One aspect of the plan is the
requirement for senators to attend 10 to
13 student organization meetings dur
ing their term, Schuerman said.
At the meetings, senators will gath
er input about issues facing the student
“It’s really important,” Schuerman
said. “Thath really taking government
to the students and letting us get to
There will also be an open house in
the ASUN office in the Nebraska
Union on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
Schuerman said food and drink
wih be provided, but more importantly,
senators will be there to meet students.
“(With this), we can visually repre
sent our open doors,” he said.
It is important for students to meet
the representatives they elected,
Supporting students is just one of
the goals Schuerman and fellow
ASUN senators have for the year.
Beth Augustine, College of Arts
and Sciences senator, said her college
is focusing on improving communica
tion between students and faculty.
One way this will be done is with
suggestion boxes, but definite plans for
the boxes have not yet been decided.
The six College of Arts and
Sciences senators also agreed to make
themselves more visible, Augustine
Their pictures, phone numbers and
other information will be posted out
side the Arts and Sciences Advising
Please see ASUN on 6
TEXAS BOV. 6E0R6E W. Bush and Bav. Mika Johanns rood a Spanislt/English book to the kindorgarten class at St. Agnes
Mission School on Tuesday. Bash spoke to the children about practicing their reading and dreaming of college.
Bush makes stop in Omaha
■ He says he has a commitment to improving education and
entering the new millennium with a new sense of responsibility.
By Brian Carlson
OMAHA - Riding a sustained wave
of strong poll showings and unprecedent
ed fund-raising totals, Texas Gov. George
W. Bush brought his campaign for the
Republican presidential nomination to
Omaha on Tuesday.
In two afternoon appearances, the
GOP front-runner said die United States
should maintain an internationalist pos
ture abroad while spreading prosperity to
those who have lagged behind at home.
“I have a mission,” he said. “I want
this nation to be prosperous, but there has
got to be a purpose to prosperity.”
As of Tuesday, Bush’s campaign cof
fers were enjoying considerable prosperi
ty. His total fimd-raising receipts were
expected to reach a record-smashing $50
million by the end of September, and
opinion polls continued to establish Bush
as the front-runner for the GOP nomina
Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns, Rep.
Lee Terry, Omaha Mayor Hal Daub and
Speaker of the Legislature Doug
Kristensen, all of whom have endorsed
Bush, appeared with him Tuesday. Reps.
Doug Bereuter and Bill Barrett also are
supporting Bush, while Sen. Chuck Hagel*V
has endorsed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Bush began his visit to Omaha with an
appearance at Our Lady of Guadalupe
and St. Agnes Mission School, a private
Please see BUSH on 7
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