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Contributions the Nebraska soccer team’s seniors When faced with the choice of Halloween cos
have made come to light as the team prepares for tumes, women - and often men - find the naugh- WATERWORKS
a Senior Night game against ISU. PAGE 10 tier, the better. PAGE 12 Cloudy, high 68. Showers tonight, low 43.
VOL. 99 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 48
a healthy raise
Members of the Nebraska
Legislature’s education committee
heard one message during a hearing
Thursday on Nebraska’s teacher
salaries: Teachers need more money.
Jim Fisher, a math teacher, told the
committee he works 10 to 20 hours at a
second job during the school year to
make ends meet for his family.
He said his wife quit her job as a
teacher when day-care costs for their
five children exceeded her salary.
Last year, his family qualified for
reduced-cost school lunches, Women,
Infant and Children’s assistance and a
federal eamed-income tax credit
“I love to teach,” Fisher said “But T
can’t raise my family on this.
“I can’t continue.”
Omaha Sen. Shelly Kiel, a member
of the education committee, said she
had firsthand experience with poor pay.
Kiel, a former teacher, said she had
planned to substitute teach this year to
gain more education experience.
She said she gave up the plan after
learning that substitutes in her district
took home only about $40 per day.
Nebraska ranks 42nd in the nation in
average teacher salary, according to
rankings provided by the Nebraska
State Education Association. The state
ranks 44th in average beginning teacher
Despite the low salaries, data pro
vided by the NSEA ranked Nebraska
students fifth in academic achievement
and seventh in graduation rate.
Janice Garnett, a teacher recruiter
for Omaha Public Schools, said this
adds to her district’s problems in recruit
ing from a shrinking pool of applicants.
Garnett said Omaha’s teachers and
studettfs had consistently ranked in the
top |0 percent nationally. Sly said part
bribe reason for Omaha’s high rank was
its success in recruiting about a quarter
of its teachers from out of state.
But, she said, out-of-state recruit
ment had become harder.
“We don’t have any beaches, moun
Please see TEACH on 9
Fountain tricks a treat
JOHN FISHER, 11, his brother Janes Fisher, 10, aad Denetrlous
Kennedy, 10, practice their neves on in-line skates in a Centennial Mall
fountain. The water has been turned off because of falling tempera*
tans, giving sfratfff a ctawcv to onpioro tho founts*1*^ bottoms.
__ Shakon Kolbei/DN
KATRINA LUMPKIN, a fourth-year interior design major, and Jenny Zimmer, a sixth-year architecture student, cel
ebrate at the annual Hinsdale festival, which celebrates two unusually large urinals in Architecture Hall.
Urinals, Halloween celebrated
■ Architecture Hall’s
Hinsdale fixtures inspire
party almost every year.
By Sara Salkeld
Thanks to the American
Institute of Architecture Students,
Halloween and urinals now have
something in common.
On Thursday, the college held
its annual Hinsdale celebration.
The celebration is in honor of the
two Hinsdale urinals and is also a
Halloween costume party.
“The Hinsdales are the biggest
urinals west of the Mississippi,”
junior architecture major Brent
The urinals are named after
Winfield E. Hinsdale, the man who
Not only are they the biggest, a
search for other Hinsdale urinals
found only one other operating set
on the East Coast.
In 1985, the urinals were almost
destroyed during the construction
of die second part of the architec
After student protests over
(They are) the
biggest urinals west
of the Mississippi.”
junior architecture major
trashing the urinals, they were
moved to the first-floor men’s
restroom in the link between the
Architecture Hall and the
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