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Next year’s parking prices to rise
■ State legislators give approval
to raise fees to pay for new
garages at UNL.
Legislators gave the thumbs-up to a resolu
tion Monday that will fund of the construction
of a new parking garage at 17th and R streets.
But with the good comes the bad, as prices
of parking permits are on the rise to help pay
for the project, said Dan Carpenter, interim
director of parking and transit services.
Senators voted 40-0 to adopt LR495, intro
duced April 5 by Sen. Roger Wehrbein of
Wehrbein, the Appropriations Committee
chairman, said the project will be funded
through the sale of 20-year revenue bonds.
Carpenter said it was necessary to raise the
price of parking permits because it will attract
investors to purchase bonds.
In order for people to ihvest in the new
parking garage, the department of Parking and
Transit Services must show how it will gener
ate enough money to pay off the bonds, he said.
The main sources of revenue right now are
parking permits, citations and university park
ing meter collection, Carpenter said.
The amount of money received from park
ing meters and citations fluctuates from year to
year, so the most solid source is the parking
permits, he said.
Faculty and staff members requesting a
reserved parking spot will face the largest
increase, as a 12-month permit will cost $660,
compared with $480 for 1999-00.
Reserved faculty and staff permits will be
available for $264, a $60 increase from this
A reserved student parking permit will cost
$405 for nine months, compared to $315 this
year and a non-reserved student permit will be
$ 162, up from $ 117 last year.
Perimeter parking for nine months will cost
$72, compared with $45 this year.
The construction project, valued at more
than $17 million, will contain a minimum of
1,200 parking stalls, Carpenter said.
But he emphasized the new parking garage
will not create additional parking spaces for
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CHEMISTRY LECTURER BILL McLaughlin was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award for large classes for the second year in a row. As a thank you to
his students, of whom he says, “They really do inspire me,” he bought 375 cookies from Subway.
McLaughlin shows he’s
more than a lecturer
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Editor’s Note: This is the second of two profiles
looking at the achievements of the winners of the
ASUN Outstanding Educator Awards.
By Veronica Daehn
A purple Trek bicycle leans against an old wood
Dusty textbooks sit comfortably, seemingly
untouched, on the shelves that line the office walls.
There is an old wooden chalkboard, freestanding
in the middle of the room. On the top left-hand cor
ner hangs a calendar depicting Albert Einstein.
Opposite, an outdated cowboy hat.
An abandoned Diet Coke can sits alone atop
another shelf. Nearby is a coffee pot, a Cappucino
maker, a black midget refrigerator and a seemingly
An orange basketball hides in the comer behind a
There are assorted posters and postcards taped to
the walls. One says: TEACH PEACE. Another:
FEAR NO ART.
There is a sign hung on the interior office door
that reads: SCIENCE IS HERE. The words are inside
an arrow. The arrow points to where one man sits.
Inside the smaller secondary office, Bill
McLaughlin is on the phone. A teaching assistant
waits to talk to him outside, and another student, who
could pass for a secretary, sits typing at a computer.
She says she is helping McLaughlin write abook.
He writes textbooks in the summer, the woman
says. This will be his seventh.
More unused books line the shelves. They are
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By Margaret Behm
When describing the race of a
person, words are powerful.
Words such as Hispanic,
Chicano and Latino may confuse or
even offend people.
who is from Ecuador,
said she was sur
)f prised when she
discovered that the
} United States
identifies people by
“I find it
when I get a
this university, and it
asks me to identify myself by race,”
said Martinez, a professor of modem
languages and literature. “That is
something that no
one asks in my
ine country ^
that a person is fl
born in is an *
The term Latino is
inclusive and means that a person is
of Hispanic descent and bom in the
United States, Martinez said.
1 Miguel Carranza said the term
Latino is viewed upon
most favorably by
| it reflects the
f nationalities it
not viewed on as
ment placed it on
people, Carranza said.
“It’s a term that gained favor by
the federal government in the 1970s,”
said Carranza, associate professor of
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