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RHA sets new bylaws
By Jackie Blair
It was out with the old and in with
the new at the Residence Hall
Association’s meeting Sunday night.
The 1999-2000 RHA senate held
its last meeting before inducting the
newly elected members.
During the usual business meet
ing, RHA passed two new bylaws.
One will make the new term’s
RHA senate responsible for selecting
a representative that will be a liaison
between the Parking Advisory
Committee and RHA.
The second bylaw makes RHA’s
vice president responsible for meeting
with this representative one week
before each PAC meeting.
In other business, Deanna Zaffke,
the events coordinator for the
Student Association, asked RHA for
help with promoting the AIDS quilts
display that is coming to UNL on
The quilts will be at UNL from
Jadd Stevens, RHA president, had
some final thoughts for the past year.
“It’s been a very successful year
for RHA,” Stevens said.
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NATO leader speaks at UNO
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sustained U.S. commitment to the
alliance and enhanced European
During last year’s NATO air cam
paign against Serbia, Robertson
noted, the United States delivered
more than 70 percent of the firepow
er. In future crises, he said, Europe’s
share should be greater - especially
when the political will for U.S. inter
vention is weak.
One good sign, Robertson said, is
that Europe is providing 80 percent
of the peacekeeping forces in Kosovo
Robertson said jnaiu s attempts
to stabilize Bosnia and Kosovo,
while imperfectly executed, have
improved the situation in the former
In hindsight, Robertson acknowl
edged, NATO should have acted >
sooner to stop ethnic violence in
But in 1995, he noted, NATO
helped end the war in Bosnia by
launching a sustained air campaign
that led to a peace agreement.
Likewise, he said, only a deter
mined effort by NATO could have
ended Serbian President Slobodan
Milosevic’s violent campaign against
ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
Without the 11-week NATO
bombing campaign that began in
March 1999, Robertson said, the
slaughter, rape and ethnic cleansing
would have continued.
“Could we have faced ourselves
in the mirror in the morning if we had
conspired to allow that to happen?”
he said. “To not have acted would
have been a betrayal of everything
we stood for. We would have rued the
Robertson did not directly
address whether President Clinton’s
decision to rule out a ground inva
sion hindered NATO’s efforts.
In a brief interview, Robertson
said a political solution for Kosovo is
' As long as NATO and the United
Nations Security Council have the
will, he said, such a solution will
require neither a physical separation
of Serbs and ethnic Albanians nor the
creation of a Kosovo that is fully
independent from Serbia.
“We will have a multiethnic and
democratic Kosovo. I’m confident,”
^ To not have
acted (in Kosovo)
would have been
a betrayal of
NATO secretary general
Robertson’s visit to Omaha also
included a tour of the U.S. Strategic
Air Command, site of some of
NATO’s nuclear weapons strategy
In a statement, Hagel said he was
pleased that Robertson and the peo
ple of Nebraska had a chance to hear
from each other about NATO.
“From our farmers and ranchers
to anyone conducting international
commerce, we know very well that
instability in the world leads directly
to lost markets for our products.”
Summit unites black community
SUMMIT from Page 1
reach their goals.
“He made sure people knew their
talents and encouraged them to look
deep inside themselves and dream
new dreams,” she said.
Colleen Jones said she hoped
some of Melvin Jones’ ideals rubbed
off on the summit participants.
“I hope that you start to under
stand his essence,” she said.
“Because we hope that a little bit of
Melvin will be what you men devel
The summit, held Saturday,
aimed to show black men the mean
ing of their existence in their culture,
The men attended empowerment
workshops, participated in intergen
erational dialogue and heard from
Joseph White, author of “Black Male
“The purpose of the summit is to
understand what the real definition
of black manhood is from an African
standpoint,” he said.
Participants in the summit are all
equal, Lee said.
“What the summit does is take
away the dominance and brings
everyone to the same playground,”
Friday night, N. Omar Valentine
said he hoped the Saturday summit
would help him communicate with
other black men.
“I hope it gets the shield out of
the way,” said Valentine, a senior
psychology, sociology and market
ing major, “so that if I communicate
with a brother, it won’t make me less
of a man.”
Valentine also said he hoped he
would feel more comfortable with
his place at college because of the
“I want to recognize the power
that I have on campus as a black
male,” Valentine said. “A lot of times
you really don’t hear about black
men on campus.”
One of the summit’s aims was to
help black men solve problems with
in their families, in turn making
communities stronger, Caldwell
“I guarantee this community that
if we do this and do this correctly,
that the problems we have in the
community will decrease,” he said.
Lee said he wanted next year’s
summit to be even bigger and include
“It’s a place to start here atUNL,”
he said. “Hopefully, next year the
summit will grow, and the faculty
and students will take it and run with
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS
The Dean of International Affairs, in collaborations with the
Nebraska Alumni Association i$ pleased to announce the following
two new awards:
1. Exemplary Service to International Students. This new
award will honor an employee at the University of Nebraska
Lincoln for his or her commitment towards international students.
Nominations are solicited from students, staff and faculty member.
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2. Leadership and Outstanding Service to International
Students. This new award will honor the student who has been of 1
exceptional assistance to international students and shown
leadership qualities in such efforts.
Nominations packets for both awards should include a letter of
nomination, and supportive documentation as deemed appropriate
from faculty, staff and international students. Please, send
nomination materials no later than April 21, 2000 to:
Exemplary Service to International Students/Leadership
v Outstanding Service Award Nomination
420 University Terrace 1
These awards will be presented during the Nebraska Alumni
Association Reception for graduating international students on
May 3, 2000 commencing at 4 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center.
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