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SPORTS, PAGE 16
By Kimberly Sweet
An increase in faculty and staff
salaries tops the wish list of items the
NU Board of Regents will consider
when requesting funds from the state
Legislature next year.
A 4.6 percent increase in faculty
and administrative salaries was
included in the preliminary estimates
of universitywide needs NU
President Dennis Smith presented to
the regents Saturday.
A 4.75 percent increase in man
agerial, professional and office
worker salaries was also included in
the list of needs.
The overall needs add up to an
additional $80.5 million of ftmding*
over the next two years. ~~
NU President Dennis Smith said
the estimate of needs was not a bud
get request for the state Legislature,
but rather a preliminary list of needs
gathered from die four campuses that
will need funding during the next
biennium period, which goes from
2001 to 2003.
“From this, we will develop a
budget request,” he said.
The needs identified by the four
campuses in the NU system would
cost the state $385.6 million for the
2000-01 fiscal year and $427.9 mil
lion for the 2001-02 fiscal year.
The University of Nebraska will
receive $372 million during the
1999-2000 fiscal year.
State funding is just one portion
of the university’s $1 billion budget.
Tuition, private donations, grants and
federal funding are just a few other
sources from which the university
Regent Charles Wilson of
Lincoln hopes the regents pursue the
faculty pay raise throughout the bud
get request process, he said.
Wilson also thinks NU needs to
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JEFF MARX, lead singer of the local band Luney sings at Knickerbockers on Friday night. The band played a mix of punk and hard rock, finishing the
show with an Interpretation of Oscar The Rrouch’ts “I Lose Trash.”
Fair Housing Act
Editor s note: In honor of Black History
Month, this is the final story in a weekly series
looking at the heart of diversity - what it
means now and what it meant in the 1960s.
Today we look at discrimination in rental
You want to rent a house or apartment in
Lincoln, so you call the landlord, make an
appointment to see the property, arrive on time
and knock on the landlord’s door.
Once the landlord sees you, you’re told, “If
we’d have known you were colored, we’d have
saved you a trip.”
That has happened, said Gerald
Henderson, who was an equal opportunities
officer at the Lincoln Commission on Human
Rights from 1968 to 1994.
And until 1968, when the Fair Housing Act
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-ASUN ELECTIONS-- Maan,eraR/UN
Candidates, officials examine alcohol
By Michelle Starr
With votes to be cast Wednesday,
the ASUN presidential candidates
spoke their minds about the contro
versial topic of alcohol on campus.
Duff presidential candidate Jason
Kidd has been challenging the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s
alcohol policy in his campaign.
He said the policy makes it diffi
cult for students to drink on campus
and that the university is unfair when
it allows boosters to drink on football
Saturdays. Kidd, still investigating the
policy, wants to make a change.
“If you’re 21, you should be able
to exercise your right to drink,” Kidd
said. “But we’re not saying people
should be walking around campus
with beer cans.”
He said creating a wet campus
would create a more social communi
ty, where people from various back
grounds could meet in a campus envi
ronment to drink and socialize.
He also said it could decrease
drinking and driving from off-campus
parties back to campus housing.
But the policy is just fine as it
stands, said other ASUN presidential
candidates, Joel Schafer of A-Team,
Heath Mello of Empower and John
Conley of Impact.
They disagree with Kidd about a
broader policy, but all said more alco
hol education, especially for fresh
men, would be a positive step.
Many students may not be aware
of the alcohol policy on campus or
have the wrong idea about it, Mello
“They just don’t know enough
about it,” Mello said. “I think (die uni
versity is) trying to watch out for the
best for their students. Coming from a
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Candidates focus on RHA,
AS UN’s communication
between ASUN and the students it
represents is the focus of the second
vice presidential candidates.
The second vice presidential can
didates are elected on a separate tjck
et from the president and first vice
presidential candidate of each party.
One major issue each current
second vice presidential candidate
has includes helping improve the
relationship between ASUN and
“We can develop more of a com
munity feeling on campus by work
ing together with RHA and going
into the residence halls and taking
suggestions from students in gener
al,” said Joel Webber, a junior broad
casting major who is running with
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