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Money given to Culture Center I
■ Leaders uncertain
allocations will go.
By Margaret Behm
The director of Nebraska
Unions may need a crystal ball to
help him decide what to So about
the Culture Center.
About $37,000 has been allo
cated for improvements to the
Culture Center, said Daryl
Swanson, unions director.
Swanso^ is trying to decide
what to do with the money.
“I’m not sure on whether or not
we should spend that amount or any
amount on the Culture Center until
we know its future,” Swanson said.
“What we’re trying to define is
the life of this building. Is this build
ing going to be here five more years,
10 more years, 15 more years or 20
The current building will need
to have work done on its heating,
ventilation and air conditioning sys
tem. The $37,000 could either be
put toward a price of $60,000 or
The $60,000 would replace die
furnace and air conditioning units.
The $120,000 would replace the
units, all the air ducts and would
improve the control system.
The price paid depends on
whether die university will need to
invest for the long term. The other
option is to invest in the center tem
porarily so that another one can be
built, said James Greisen, vice
chancellor for student affairs.
There also will be an investiga
tion into what commercial interests
there are for the property, Griesen
“There has been some talk in
the past about commercial use of
that block,” he said, “in which case
we would be interested in selling to
build a new Culture Center.”
No matter what decision is
made, the current Culture Center
isn’t going anywhere soon,
“I can predict that the Culture
Center will be around for the next
three years,” Swanson said. “I can
say that confidently because it
would take that long to plan and
build a new Culture Center, if we
The money for improvements
will come out of the bond the
Culture Center was purchased with,
Griesen said. There is money set
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dean to retire
After 11 years as the dean of the College of
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources,
Donald Edwards has decided to retire.
But while he will be relinquishing his duties
as dean on June 30, he’s not jumping into full
time retirement just yet.
Instead, he will continue full time with the
university for six months, and he will split his
time between directing the Nebraska Network 21
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What an experience in one moment in , , the next to be lTCC.
FORMER ARCHBISHOP Desmond Idtu speaks at the E.H. Thompson Forum on World Issues held in the Lied Center on Wednesday afternoon. Thtu
talked about the end of apartheid and urged the crowd to take steps that would lead to peace in the rest of the world.
Tutu to all
By Kimberly Sweet
Former South African Archbishop
Desmond Tutu held his audience in the palm of
his hand at the Lied Center for Performing Arts
The crowd waited in anticipation for the
lecturer of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World
Issues to approach the podium as UNL
Chancellor James Moeser bestowed to him an
The Nobel Prize winner, short in stature and
brimming with enthusiastic words, received an
immediate standing ovation from the thousands
in attendance. It would be the first of three
throughout his hour-long speech.
Tutu was quick to downplay the recognition
and cast it instead upon the people of South
Africa, who fought apartheid for more than 40
“When you stand out in a crowd, it is
because you have been carried on the shoulders
of others,” Tutu said after receiving an honorary
degree of humane letters from the University of
He described the day when proof came that
the oppressive reign of apartheid ended in his
homeland - the first open elections in 1994.
“Many of us voted for the first time in the
land of our birth,” said Tutu, who was 63 at the
time. “What an incredible experience it is for
one to be in (me moment in shackles, the next to
A series of events led to the end of
apartheid, Tutu said.
The end of communism and the breakup of
the Soviet Union were the first events, he said.
When the spread of communism to South
Africa was no longer a threat, leaders of the free
world could no longer justify apartheid.
Western leaders thought the apartheid gov
ernment needed to stay in place to prevent
South Africa from being vulnerable to commu
nism, Tutu said.
“The South African apartheid government
would no longer be able to make the claim it
could previously,” Tutu said.
Former South African President F.W.
DeKlerk’s role in denouncing apartheid and
releasing Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner,
also led to the free elections in 1994.
President Mandela’s role in leading the
nation and forgiving the crimes committed
against him also led to the peaceful transition
of South Africa from apartheid to democracy.
Tutu said when Mandela was elected presi
dent, he invited his white jailer and the prose
cuting attorney who argued for the death penal
ty in Mandela’s case to a lunch after his elec
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