The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 04, 1999, Image 1

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    VOL. 99 . COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 52
SPORTS
Passing Fancy
In the NU women’s baseball team’s easy win over
Lithuania, the team’s passing stats were improved
from a year ago, Sanderford said. PAGE 11
HE
Cross Country
After starting his acting career in his home state
of Nebraska, Henry Fonda went on to success on
Broadway and in HoHywood. PAGE 9
THURSDAY
November 4, 1999
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Food Services
strives to offer
plentiful options
UNL is no exception to the national trend to make
residence hall food more appealing to people who
don’t eat meat or animal products.
And although some University of Nebraska
Lincoln students may not like what they see in the
cafeteria, Food Services organizers said they are
doing their best.
Pam Edwards, assistant director of dining ser
vices at UNL, said Food Services tries to offer a wide
range of selections to suit every student.
Edwards said Food Services offers foods to
accommodate students who prefer to abstain from
animal products. Vegetarian foods on the menu
include: pasta dishes, vegetarian casseroles, rice dish
es and even vegetarian bacon for breakfast. Another
alternative is the salad bar.
“We have made it standard to have a vegan selec
tion as well as a vegetarian selection on the menu,”
Edwards said. “In some cases we’ll only have a vegan
selection, but mostly we’ll have both.”
In recent years, Food Services has developed
“nutrition bytes” cards, which list all ingredients used
in each entree.
If an entree doesn’t have a nutrition bytes card, the
dining hall will place a card by the entree labeling the
food vegan or vegetarian.
Edwards said the dining halls are open to sugges
tions and comments from students.
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Foreign
enrollment
increasing
By Eric Rineer
Staff writer
The number of international students at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been
increasing steadily despite recent economic
problems in Asian countries.
Figures released by the office of
International Affairs this semester estimate that
about 1,300 international students attend UNL,
which is about 100 more students than last
spring.
The majority of the 1,300 students, said
Peter Levitov, associate dean of International
Affairs, are from Pacific Rim countries.
Students from China, for example, comprise
nearly 240 of the 1,300 international students.
Malaysia has about 159 students enrolled at
UNL, and India and South Korea have about 100
students each.
Levitov said relatively low tuition rates and a
good environment are keys to recruiting interna
tional students to UNL.
“The university offers a quality education at
a low price in a safe environment,” Levitov said.
“Each of those is quite important to people in
other countries.
“The safety factor is important because peo
ple around the world are aware that there are
unsafe areas in the United States. The parents
and individuals are concerned for their safety.”
Though International Affairs doesn’t do any
recruiting of its own, Levitov said, sources such
as die Internet help to lure foreign students to
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Med Center,
UNL j oin
for funding
By Michelle Starr
Staff writer
A collaborative effort may jead to increased
federal funding for UNL research projects.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and
the University of Nebraska Medical Center will
work together to try to obtain more funding
from the National Institutes of Health.
The two schools want to increase their
chances of receiving aid by collaborating to
make more thorough and dynamic research
proposals.
“It could make us a far more powerful insti
tution,” said Marsha Torr, UNL vice chancellor
for research.
Tom Rosenquist, director of research devel
opment at UNMC, said: “We think there are
areas of research that are strong on the UNL
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