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Brown continues to stand out
From the time Eddie Brown
was a freshman at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995, he
Back then, Brown was known
as the student who never went any
where without his headphones and
sang wherever he went.
Brown is now known as the
president of the Afrikan People’s
Union, a member of the Scarlet
and Cream singers and a former
Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska second
He is a campus leader.
On Jan. 28, Brown was recog
nized for the leadership he has
demonstrated at UNL for the past
five years when he received the
Vann Student Leadership Award.
The annual award, founded by
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
alumnus Howard Vann and his*
wife, Judy, recognizes one student
each year who has shown leader
ship, commendable classroom
performance, personal integrity,
perseverance and a sense of
Those who know Brown say
he possesses all of these traits.
Kathleen Buechle, reception
ist for the Nebraska Alumni
Association and one of two people
to nominate Brown for the award,
met Brown when he was a New
Student Enrollment Orientation
Buechle, who was also help
ing with orientation, watched as
Brown greeted new UNL students
and their parents as they arrived at
the Nebraska East Union, and she
noticed he had a way with people.
“He’s like jam and bread when
it comes to people,” Buechle said.
“He’s so likable.”
Brown’s mother, Paulette
Jones, knew her son was a leader
from the time he was a little boy.
“He’s always been a doer,” she
Jones, a single mother of five,
said Brown’s upbringing also had
_ Heather Glenboski/DN
EDDIE BROWN recently won the Vann Student Leadership award for his leadership and integrity. Brown
is currently president of the Afrikan People’s Union and a member of the Scarlet and Cream singers.
a lot to do with his college success.
Jones said when Brown and
his siblings were growing up, they
didn’t have a lot of material things.
She said that experience pushed
Brown to try to be the best, so he
could obtain a scholarship and go
Brown joined swing choir and
became aetive in student govern
Then he joined a program that
Brown said changed his life - the
Tom Osborne Teammates mentor
ing program for at-risk youth.
“It was a blessing Brown
The program paired Brown
with then-Husker football running
back Derek Brown.
A scholarship that went along
with the mentoring program led
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■ Bills that would implement loans
and scholarships aim to make the
teaching field more appealing.
By Jill Zeman
Even though some people would love to be
teachers, they hesitate because of the low salaries,
members of the Legislature’s Education
The senators spent Monday discussing ways
to help reduce that hesitancy. No action was taken
on the bill.
Sen. Nancy Thompson of Papillion intro
UUl/CU IWU U1II& UI1
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establish a loan r>fy
contract for high pWjeSSXOn.
who graduate in Nancy Thompson
the top 25 percent state senator from Papillion
of their class or
have a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale),
The loan would grant a maximum of $2,500
per year to a student for no more than five years.
The loan would be forgiven if the student
becomes a teacher in the state, Thompson said.
Thompson also introduced LB 1228, which
would create a scholarship program for students
who become teachers in shortage areas in
This scholarship would mainly be available to
juniors and seniors in college who would teach in
the areas of science, math, industrial technology,
music and special education, Thompson said.
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Professor warns of media’s sexual influence
By Tony Moses • -
' On Monday afternoon, a speaker
said that in one survey, all high school
boys report having read or looked at
Jane Brown, a professor of
Journalism and Mass Communications
at the University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, expressed her concern
about sexuality in the media and its role
on adolescents to a group of about 30 in
the Nebraska Union.
Brown is also editor of severaf
books i-eiated to the topic. She is inter
nationally known for her research on
sexuality and adolescence.
The event was sponsored by the
Family Research and Policy Initiative
and the UNL College of Arts and
‘Teens are seeking sexual informa
tion,” Brown said. Oftentimes, teen
agers are forced to turn to the media,
when parents and peers fail to provide
Brown said teen-agers spend an
average of two hours and 43 minutes a
day watching television and three to
four hours listening to music. She said
the messages from the media often
“The media are so segmented that
you can choose on who you are and
how you want to create yourself,”
Brown said. “There is so much media
now that (adolescents) have to make
Brown went on to examine the
choices that are available from the
“What I find missing in the media
portrayal of sexuality are the 3 Cs -
commitments, contraception and con
sequences,” Brown said. “(The media)
suggest that iftyou’re not having sex,
you’re out of it.”
Brown said the media often give
females an unrealistic perspective of
body image and parenting.
“Motherhood and parenting are
presented in a romantic way,” she said.
“We make that look easy and fun.”
Brown said women are often
viewed as “body parts” in many adver
Brown also explored the presenta
tion of gender roles in the media.
“Girls have very little power in rela
tionships,” she said.
Brown said one liquor advertise
ment suggested to “get her drunk, and
you’ve got a better chance.”
Conversely, media targeted at boys
were “much more action-oriented, less
about their bodies and finding a mate,”
Brown said because of the nature of
the research, little is known about the
way adolescents view media content.
“We know very little from the ado
lescent viewpoint on how they’re inter
preting this,” she said.
Despite the media’s many unrealis
tic sexual messages, Brown said she
was still hopeful.
“I think that there is a lot of promise
for the media, but we have to be
involved in that,” she said
Brown made several suggestions on
teaching responsible sex.
Sex must be presented as “healthy
and natural,” and it is “not just for the
young and unmarried,” Brown said.
Kelly Bartling, a senior news writer
and national news editor for the office
of public relations, attended the event.
“I’m interested because I’ve got
kids, and I’d like to see a different per
spective,” Bartling said.
“I worry particularly about my
teen-age daughter and die message she
gets from the media about sex.”
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