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By Margaret Behm
Miguel Carranza asked a group of Latino
4 high school students Friday how many of them
were going to be the first in their families to go
Out of a room of 65 students, only a few
hands remained down.
Carranza said he wasn’t surprised at the
“We are frequently, out of our families, the
one, the first and the only in our families to go
to college,” said Carranza, associate professor
of sociology and ethnic studies.
Carranza was one of the speakers at the
annual Recruitment Day for Latino high school
students, who came from all over Nebraska to
take part in the activities.
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careers or higher
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experience, and I
don’t want it to be
The day was put on by the Mexican
American Student Association as part of the
celebration of Chicano Awareness Week.
The event’s goal was to make the college
f atmosphere more welcoming to the students;
so they would want to attend college, said
Casimira Ramirez, a freshman with an unde
Ramirez, a MASA member, said she often
is the only minority in most of her classes.
“So in race discussions, I’m usually the
only one giving my point of view,” she said.
“I’d rather have a more diverse classroom to get
all points of view.”
According to the online UNL fact book,
379 Hispanic students were enrolled during the
fall of 1999. That was about 1.7 percent of the
total student population.
Steve Reyes, MASA member and a junior
construction management major, said he also
noticed the lack of minorities on campus.
“My first class was over 100 students; there
might have been three other students of color,”
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Carolina in Moeser’s mind
By Kimberly Sweet
UNL Chancellor James Moeser t
made it official Friday - he’s leaving the
Comhuskers for Tar Heel land.
Sporting a Carolina blue tie, Moeser
was at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill after the UNC Board of
Governors voted to appoint him the
school’s ninth chancellor.
Moeser said he wasn’t looking to
leave Nebraska but was inspired by
UNC’s “audacious vision of desiring to
reach the pinnacle of higher education.”
His last day at UNL will be July 15,
and his first day at UNC will be Aug. 15.
He will make $255,000, compared
with his $180,000 salary at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
After the announcement, Moeser
got on the phone with Nebraska’s media
and assured them UNL would lure the
“Is this an attractive position?”
Mpeser said, referring to his soon-to-be
vacant spot. “Absolutely.”
Moeser said his reason for taking the
UNC position was the opportunity to
work at one of the three best public uni
versities in the nation.
“I only did it after serious reflec
tion,” Moeser said. “The University of
North Carolina presents a great oppor
tunity and challenges.”
Along with UNC’s being a presti
gious public university, Moeser said, the
launching of a billion-dollar capital
campaign and the school’s focus on lib
' eral arts and the humanities drew him to
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CHANCELLOR JAMES MOESER addresses the press after the Board of Governors announced Friday in -
Chapel Hill that he would be the new chancellor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please see MOESER on 6
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Communities improved by ‘Students in the Streets’
By Jacob Kruger
Painting at the YWCA, installing
new playground equipment and
sprucing up a school’s outdoor bas
ketball court were just a few of the
many volunteer activities going on
this past weekend.
From Thursday to Saturday,
more than 150 UNL students partic
ipated in the greek system-spon
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“It was a success, and there are
some people talking about doing it
against next year,” said Eric
Hartman, who worked as a facilita
tor between the greek system and
community organizations to help
plan the event.
Other groups helping with the
project included S.W.A.T., Ecology
Now and Habitat for Humanity as
part of its annual Hand and Heart
Students restored the Historic
Summer Kitchen in the North
Bottoms Neighborhood, installed a
playground at South Salt Creek and
planted flowers at McWilliams Park.
On Friday and Saturday several
students went to McPhee
Elementary School to help its stu
dents repaint their playground.
Activities included taping off
and painting several hopscotch and
four-square boxes, repainting the
basketball court, including a new
mascot at center court, and painting
a welcome mat for the school’s
The crown jewel of the project
was working with AmeriCorps to
paint a map of the United States on
Erahn Bower, volunteer and
sophomore nursing major from
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, said
she enjoyed being around the kids.
“Volunteering is important
because it gets people involved with
their community and gives everyone
a chance to help out,” she said.
“Besides, it is a fim experience.”
Carmen Summers, a 1999 grad
uate with a degree in criminal jus
tice, said the rewards from working
with children were better than any
amount of money.
“I decided it was going to be my
life’s work to give to others because
in life you get what you give,” she
Summers said the impact goes
beyond new paint.
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