The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 01, 2000, Image 1

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    Send in the A-Team
The Daily Nebraskan supports A-Team and presidential
candidate Joel Schafer for ASUN elections.
OPINION, PAGE 4
Faith and race
Columnist Samuel McKewon
explores the interracial dating ban
of Bob Jones University.
OPINION, PAGE 5
Caught in the rain
Nikki Fox/DN
PEOPLE PASS by the entrance to University Square parking garage on 0 Street between 13th and 14th streets during afternoon show
ers Tuesday in downtown Lincoln. More rain is expected this week.
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Memorial plans near finality
■ The tentative design
still must be approved
by tribal representatives.
ByCaraPesek
Staff writer
The site where American
Indian remains were once destroyed
may soon be home to a memorial.
After more than a year of plan
ning, a design is under way for a
memorial to honor the American
Indian remains destroyed by the
university in the 1960s, said
Priscilla Grew, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln coordinator for
the Native American Graves
Protection and Repatriation Act.
The construction of a memorial
was part of an accord signed by
UNL Chancellor James Moeser
and tribal representatives Sept. 1,
1998.
The accord was signed after the
university discovered that a former
chairman of the anthropology
department ordered graduate stu
dents to destroy American-lndian
remains sometime between 1965
and 1967.
Grew said the memorial’s pro
posed East Campus location marks
the spot where the incinerator used
to destroy the remains was located.
The university and American
lndian groups began planning the
memorial in 1998, Grew said.
The university solicited input
from tribal representatives, spiritual
leaders and members of the student
group University of Nebraska Inter
Tribal Exchange.
Misty Thomas, UNITE presi
dent, said she was happy with the
Please see MEMORIAL on 3
Courtesy of University of Nebraska-Lincoln administration
THE PROPOSED MEMORIAL marking the spot on East Campus where,
in the 1960s, American-lndian remains were incinerated, includes
a circular path of stones and a low stone seating wall. Redbud and
spruce tress could be started by the summer, if approved by tribal
representatives.
— ASUN ELECTIONS —
University
unity mulled
in debate
By Katie Mueting
Staff uniter
ASUN executive candidates spoke Tuesday
on UNL’s role in the world community during
their final debate before today’s elections.
This year’s third Association of Students of
the University of Nebrasaka election debate was
held in the Nebraska Uni^n. It was the first this
election season to include all three executive can
didates from each of the four election groups.
The election groups are Empower, with pres
idential candidate Heath Mello; Impact, John
Conley; A-Team, Joel Schafer and Duff, Jason
Kidd.
Mello said students would benefit from edu
cation outside of the classroom on issues such as
this university.” council,
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I think the
ecology,
alcohol and
leadership.
Mello
spoke about
creating a
freshman
Kevin Sypal
Duff first vice presidential
candidate
which is out
lined in
Empower’s
action plans.
The council
would put
200-300 freshmen in smaller groups with ASUN
senators to increase freshman input in ASUN and
provide freshmen with upper-class mentors.
Amy Ellis, Impact’s second vice presidential
candidate, said Impact would improve existing
programs.
She would increase the number of freshman
programs, including learning communities,Jf
East Campus freshman organizations collaborat
ed with City Campus organizations, they could
help bridge the gap between the campuses, Ellis
said.
Kevin Sypal, Duff’s first vice presidential
candidate, said learning communities and sepa
rate residence halls for honors and international
students detract from the campus community.
“I think we need to mix things up,” Sypal said.
Students in learning communities will take
classes together anyway; why not have them live
with other students, he said.
“I think the status quo is boring right now at
this university,” Sypal said.
Kidd proposed a required one-semester
Please see ASUN on 3
Melanie Falk/DN
Before going abroad, seek tips
By Michelle Starr
University of Nebraska and other schools,
Cassler said.
Take it all in, and
Passport, check. Acceptance letter, check.
Financial aid, check. Knowledge of the destina
tion, check. Rain jacket, check. Pepto-Bismol,
check.
Various deadlines for study abroad opportu
nities are approaching, but students still have
time to make summer and fall plans.
Programs are fjUijig fast, so students should
stop into International Affairs soon or the oppor
tunity will pass by, said Tina Cassler, study
abroad adviser.
International Affairs offers advice on many
types of programs, such as summer, semester or
yearly study abroad programs, both through the
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The office also has information on work,
internship and volunteer opportunities abroad,
Cassler said.
It is suggested that students planning to study
abroad talk to students from that country or to
students who have studied there.
Gina Mahoney, a senior communications
major, said she wished she would have talked to
other students who had studied abroad before
going to Queretaro, Mexico, for the 1999 sum
mer program through the university.
Not only would she have brought more
appropriate clothing, such as a rain jacket and
warmer clothes, she thought she would have been
better prepared for the culture shock, she said.
don’t be judgmental.
Accept it and try to
adapt.”
Gina Mahoney
senior communications major
Mahoney didn’t know that it was customary
for Mexicans to kiss on the cheeks during greet
ings or that the people would be as friendly as
they were to new acquaintances, she said.
Please see STUDY on 7