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    m~ Daily Nebraskan
Columnist Jake Glazeski is not
your (stereo)typical gay man: He
is not effeminate, has plain hair
and wears no exotic scents
In Opinion/4
The success of one
Hawaiian native at NU
has drawn more to try
their luck
In SportsWednesday/10
A taste of what’s come
and what is to come in the
fail music rush
In Arts/8
Another dean may hit the trail
■The College of Journalism and
Mass Communications may lose its
leader to South Carolina.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
reeling from a plethora of Help Wanted
signs, could be posting another one soon.
College of Journalism and Mass
Communications Dean Will Norton is one
of three finalists for a dean position at the
University of South Carolina in Columbia
Norton, who has served as dean at
UNL since 1990, would mark the 12th
administrative departure in the past year if
he gets the position at the College of
Journalism and Mass Communication at
South Carolina
Norton was out of town and couldn’t
be reached for comment Tuesday.
Despite an extreme number of vacan
cies in the university’s top ranks, Harvey
Perlman, interim chancellor, said UNL
doesn’t have problems that would cause
faculty and staff members to want to leave.
Rather, the timing of Norton’s potential
departure is simply coincidental with the
other administrative absences, he said.
“There will be other administrators
coming and going-we’re just sensitive to it
now,” he said.
Even if the dean does leave, his tenure
as a dean has been relatively long, Perlman
said. The average length of a deanship at a
national university is three years, he said.
Even if the absences are coincidental,
Perlman said, UNL could still make itself
more attractive to faculty members by
raising salaries and creating an atmos
phere where people want to stay.
“We do have to work at creating an
environment in which pieople sink their
roots deeply,” he said.
As of latelliesday afternoon, Perlman
had not spoken to Norton about the issue,
he said.
Someone from senior administration
will meet with Norton to encourage the
dean to stay at UNL, Perlman said.
“We will certainly have conversations
to see what’s driving this decision to look,”
he said.
Linda Shipley, associate dean of the
college of journalism, said Norton is not
far enough in the interview process for her
to comment on his plans.
Because of Norton’s role as president
of the Journalism Educators Association,
he is visible, thus more attractive to col
leges looking for new leaders, she said.
Norton has just been invited to the
South Carolina campus and has not made
any decisions, she said.
"This is something that is personal to
him,” she said.
Shipley said she was unsure of how
interested Norton will be in South
Carolina, which has 35,000 students com
pared with UNL!s 23,000.
“My assumption is that it’ll have to be a
really good offer (for Norton to leave
UNL),” she said.
Ronald Farrar, interim dean of South
Carolina’s journalism college, said he was
pleased Norton was selected as a candi
date. 1
“He’s a marvelous candidate, and we’re
delighted to have him apply,” Farrar said.
“Everywhere he’s gone, he’s done a good
Candidates will begin the interview
process in October, he said.
The final decision will be made by the
president of the university and must be
approved by the Board ofTrustees, he said.
Farrar said Norton was nominated as a
candidate for dean by a number of people
from across the country because of his
Please see NORTON on 3
Ireener Pastures
Eleven administrators at the University Of
Nebraska-L incoln have left in the last year. Senior »
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard 111
Edwards remains on leave for health reasons ||t
Two dean positions, in architecture and in |||
human resources and family sciences ||j|
have been filled.
Chancellor James Moeser §||
Vice Chancellor Marsha Torr
for Research
Vice Chancellor IrvOmtvedt
for Agriculture &
Natural Resources
m Dean of arts & sciences Brian Foster
|P Dean of agriculture & Darrell W. Nelson
W natural resources
Dean of College Cedi Steward
of Architecture
Dean of fine & Richard Durst ^
performing arts 9|
Dean of Karen E. Craig jgj
human resources & ^gj
family sciences
I Dean of law Nancy Rapaport f
Dean and Director of Kenneth R. Bolen S
cooperative extension v Jd
Director of health center Linda Herrmann
Melanie Falk/DN
HANGING OUT: Campus Life ministries volunteer Nick Masten breaks his fall on the inflatable obstacle course he was running during the Monday night Junior High September Blast party at Star City
Shores in Lincoln. Both junior-high and high-school students participated in the extravaganza of games, food and music.
Abel government labels office safe space
Senators in the Abel Residence
Association hope a bill passed
Tuesday night will make the hall
more welcoming to gays.
The senate passed a bill declaring
Abel Residence Hall an Allies Safe
The Allies symbol - a pink trian
gle - will be displayed on the associa
tion’s office door.
Kate Grafel, a senator for Abel
Residence Association, presented a
bill that would have posted the sym
bol at all entrances to Abel and on
the office door.
The bill was tabled Sept. 12 until
Tuesday night when senators voted
The bill passed 25-3 with an
amendment, also proposed by
Students also can pick up Allies
cards, which display the upside
down pink triangle, and declare an
area a safe space.
Andy Krejci, the association’s
president, said the card on the door
of the office would mean that the
association stands behind people
who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or
"For GLBT people, it is a sign to
them that they can enter Abel and be
treated as a human being,” said
Krejci, a junior electrical engineering
Grafel said the response to last
week’s bill was mostly positive.
But some students had concerns
that the cards may violate some resi
dents’ beliefs, which is why she
amended the bill to post a sign only
on the group’s office door.
“Some people were worried that
Abel would be labeled as a gay dorm,
and nobody would want to live
there," said Grafel, a junior news
editorial major.
The cards would only be a posi
tive sign on the entrances to Abel if
the people inside agree with it, said
Pat Tetreault, sexuality education
program coordinator at the health
Tetreault started using the pink
triangle symbol on Allies cards she
had printed out about four years ago.
The Allies symbol was originally
worn by gay and lesbian prisoners in
concentration camps in Nazi
It was later adopted by the gay
and lesbian movement.
The cards show that the area in
which they are displayed is a safe
place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgendered people.
Tetreault said she had mixed feel
ings that the board didn’t feel it was
appropriate to put the symbol on all
the entrances to Abel.
"On the one hand, I think it’s pos
itive that they’re admitting that it’s
not a safe space," she said. “But, on
the other hand it is sad that there are
people who are saying that they do
not respect people because of their
sexual orientation.”
City insists
is sound
City officials say their no-contact ordinance is
just, and this fall they plan to bolster their stance
with zoning changes and a nudity ban.
The ordinance, which bans sexual contact in
Lincoln businesses, is being challenged in federal
court, and a recent Daily Nebraskan investigation
raised questions about its enforcement.
“Obviously any enforcement we do should be
uniform," said City Councilman Jon Camp.
City Attorney Dana Roper agreed that the ordi
nance should be enforced evenly.
“We want everyone treated the same (under
the law)," Roper said. “We have prosecuted every
ticket that has come into our office.”
The city council is also drafting an ordinance
that would ban public nudity to supplement the
sexual contact ordinance, and zoning changes are
being considered to limit the areas adult business
es could operate in.
The sexual contact ordinance took effect in
May, and to date, the only enforcement has been
an Aug. 11 raid at Mataya’s Babydolls Gendemen's
Theatre Club, 5620 Cornhusker Hwy., where 13
people were ticketed.
The Daily Nebraskan’s investigation on
September 8 and 9 found multiple violations of the
sexual contact ban at both The Night Before
Lounge, 1035 M St., and Foxy Lady, 1823 0 St.
Lincoln Police launched their own undercover
investigation in response to the article, but found
no violations.
Police Chief Tom Casady said his officers
reported that club owners seemed to have restrict
ed contact in their clubs in response to the article.
Casady said that police usually do undercover
work in bars only when they have specific infor
mation about violations going on. When the ordi
nance was passed, police had information that the
no-contact law was being broken at Mataya's.
The city’s no-contact ordinance, which pro
hibits touching of the breasts, buttocks or genitals,
was drafted to extend a similar provision of state
Please see ORDINANCE on 3
Campus landscapers'work is never done
■ UNL Landscape Services keeps campus
green in summer and free from snow in
As temperatures drop, the UNL campus
transforms into a palette of rustic colors,
thanks to the work of a quiet, diligent crew.
But this humble team, the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Landscape Services,
does more than just prepare the campus
for seasonal changes.
Landscape Services puts in and man
ages plants, maintains its own nursery and
removes refuse and snow, said Director
Robert Hensarling.
“Basically anything outside of a build
ing, we take care of,” Hensarling said.
Landscape services has spent much of
this fall replanting and sprucing up con
struction sites after crews finish their work,
said Kirby Baird, City Campus landscape
When construction crews drive heavy
equipment on the ground, they compact
the soil, making it difficult for plants to sur
vive, he said.
“It’s like concrete,” Baird said.
Construction crews have compacted
soil at the Esther L. Kauffman Academic
Residential Center and Richards Hall, he
Another challenge for crews is getting
water to all the plants on campus, he said.
Baird said this summer, crews spent 40
to 50 percent of their time watering plants
because campus grounds are 6 to 7 inches
below regular water levels.
Landscape Services crews also have to
spend much of their time watering because
two thirds of the campus plants must be
watered by hand, Hensarling said.
The lack of water has damaged some of
the campus’ plants, Baird said.
“A lot of trees and shrubs are in trou
ble,” he said.
Along with watering plants, crews have
“Basically anything outside of
a building, we take care of. ’’
Robert Hensarling
UNL Landscape Services director
been planting new trees and shrubs, Baird
Evergreens and some potted plants are
planted during the fall, he said.
Korey Klaus, a groundskeeper, was
preparing a renovated courtyard east of
Oldfather Hall for plants Tuesday.
The courtyard renovation is partially
sponsored by the College of Arts and
Sciences and will be dedicated in early
October, Baird said.
Landscape Services purchases some of
the plants it uses and grows others at six
nursery locations on East Campus, Baird
Please see LANDSCAPE on 3
Sharon Kolbet/DN
On Tuesday
afternoon, UN L
Korey Klaus
works to main
tain the plants
in the Oldfather
Klaus said the
department is
busy year