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UNLfinds uses for old school
WHITTIER from page 1
ing, is the setting for the members
of the Lincoln Fencing Club, who
practice there from September
The floor hockey team,
through the Campus Recreation
Center, also uses the gym for prac-,
tice from February to May. |
Intramural and club sports
use the fields outside of Whittier
for practice and games,
Parts of die school are dedicat
ed to offices and laboratories for
ine oince tor Kesearch
Compliance Services, which
monitors research conducted at
the University of Nebraska
Lincoln on humans and animals,
is located on die first floor.
Jan Wassenberg, a staff secre
tary in the office, said she doesn’t
run into many people when she
goes to work every day at Whittier.
“It’s empty,” she said.
But a perk for Wassenberg is
^ the parking lot, located directly
outside die school, she said.
The school also houses vari
ous research projects, including
the Polar Ice Coring Office, located
in what used to be the industrial
arts area of the school.
Posters of Alaska, Antarctica
and Greenland adorn the walls of
die conference room of the office,
and Karl Kuivinen, the office
director, can point out the places
he’s visited as if he was looking at a
map of the Midwest
Under grants from the
National Science Foundation and
NASA, office employees have visit
ed the world's arctic regions to
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Steven Skoda, biologist reaches into a nest of flies he is raising as a part of the
Department of Agriculture's Biosecure Screwworm Project which is located in the
Whittier building. The lab grows and tests the insects, whidvhave been erraticated
from the United States.
obtain ice samples from up to
3,000 meters below the surface for
scientific study, he said.
The school also houses the
United States Department of
Agriculture’s Midwest Livestock
Insects Research Unit
Researchers study screw
worms, flies that lay eggs in open
wounds that hatch into maggots
and eat flesh, usually on cattle.
On the second floor of the
school, directly above the
Research Compliance Services
offices is home of the
Experimental Program to
Stimulate Competitive Research.
The office, also known as
EPSCoR, works to bring federal
research dollars to UNL, said
Royce Ballinger, director of
The office opened in 1991 and
has brought more than $42 mil
lion in research grants to UNL, he
Ballinger said he doesn’t mind
working in the Whittier building
because the EPSCoR office is just
like any other university office.
The office is fully furnished
with air conditioning and heating,
“It’s pretty useful,” he said.
“People can always find the
JuKe James-Branch, lab instructor at the Child Development Center on East Campus, spends her time teaching students how to
care for children like 3-year-old Maranda Gruber. Some student^who either cannot afford daycare or are pressed for time are
forced to take their children to class.
Support helps student moms cope
MOTHERS from page 1
Hae-kyung Jeong, a doctoral
student in physics, said she had
to work around class and work
schedules to see her daughter.
Support from her husband,
Cheol-soo Yang, helped her get
to work on time, but she still
finds herself tired at the end of
Jeong said she doesn’t get a
lot of time tp rest because she
doesn’t want to miss out on
being a mom or a student.
"It’s OK,".she said. “I enjoy
Jeong said it is hard to com
bine her roles as mother and
student in the workplace.
Some moms bring their
children to class and work, she
Because she shares an office
with four other people, Jeong
said her four-year old daughter,
Heesun, does not come to work
with her very often.
“ (Heesun) needs attention,
so it’s hard to focus on my
research,” Jeong said.
During the day, Heesun
stays at the Ruth Staples Child
Development Lab on East
Campus, she said.
In addition to day care serv
ices, UNL offers family housing
services, or apartment com
plexes, where student families
livefRebecca Gruber, a doctoral
student in choral music, lives
there with her husband and
Many of the student parents
are from different countries
such as Sri Lanka and Korea, she
Having other children
around for her kids to play with
gives her more trine to study,
She said she has to take
advantage of every study
opportunity she gets.
“Don't stop moving,” she
said. “If you do, you might not
RHA to display Ally card
BY MAUREEN GALLAGHER
After nearly two hours of
debate Sunday night, the Resident
Hall Association narrowly passed
a resolution to declare "the RHA
office, its meetings and all events
solely sponsored by RHA" a safe
The Ally safe space card will be
posted on the door of the RHA
Of the 28 voting members
present, five abstained, which
meant the resolution needed 12
votes in order to pass. There were
13 votes in favor of the bill.
The meeting’s open forum fea-.
tured several people offering opin
ions on the bill.
Matt Beermann, a junior com
puter science major, spoke on
behalf of the Allies organization.
Beermann said the Ally card is
“not just symbolic, and a safe
space is not just words.”
Senators discussed what the
Ally card means and how it is per
ceived by the public.
Bill Napoliello, president of
Selleck Residence Hall, said that
“signs and symbols are what peo
ple make of them.”
Melanie Mitzel from Harper
Schramm-Smith Residence Hall
was quick to point out that simply
“because the majority says some
thing is right, doesn't mean that it
Another topic discussed in the
meeting was whether or not the
Ally card was the appropriate sym
bol for RHA to post.
Napoliello said he was con
cerned about favoritism because
the pink triangle only represents
An amendment was defeated
that would have also posted the
Human Rights Campaign equal
sign on the door to the RHA office.
The sign is a symbol for equality
for everyone and is often associat
ed with civil rights. That issue may
be discussed at later meetings.
At 9:45 p.m., the RHA voted by
"It makes me sick to my stom
ach to make me think someone
would feel uncomfortable in our
office,” Mitzel said. “This is an
excellent first step.”
GOP objects to ad attacking Stenberq
defended, but to a second lawsuit
filed Sept. 14,1999.
In that lawsuit, Stenberg
sought to repeal the entire Safe
Drinking Water Act, which the
Senate reauthorized 98-0 in 1996.
"It sounds as if (Johanns,
Bereuter and Hagel) were not
aware of all the circumstances,”
Boyle said. “I am shocked that the
governor and Congressman
Bereuter would, in a partisan fash
ion, defend an attempt to repeal
the Safe Drinking Water Act”
Boyle said she would be sur
prised if Bereuter was unaware of
the second lawsuit.
She said the ad would contin
ue to air.
“We’re not going to take it off,”
she said. “It’s correct on the face of
The Democratic Party, not the
Nelson campaign, paid for the ad,
but the Nelson campaign also
Scott Hoffman, a Nelson
spokesman, said Nelson support
ed Stenberg's first lawsuit. But he
objected to Stenberg’s second
lawsuit, filed after Nelson left
office, because the Safe Drinking
Water Act had protected water
quality throughout the country,
"When it comes to the admin
istration of the act, the governor
was very adamant that it be based
on sound science," he said. “But in
his effort to repeal the entire act,
(Stenbeig) would go too far.
“What we’ve got is an act that
was reauthorized by every voting
senator. The act has protected
hundreds of thousands of peo
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