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Group aims to increase
■UNL students are voicing
their opposition and educating
the university on the subject.
BY LAUREN ADAMS
Senior international studies
major Elizabeth Goodbrake has
a Husker sweatshirt with the
words, “This was made in a
sweatshop” printed on the back.
She said it never fails to spark
“I believe we have a right to
be impolite,” Goodbrake said.
The student organization
Goodbrake heads, the UNL
Students Against Sweatshop
Campaign, is relatively small
with only about 15 members in
its first year, but despite the
group’s size, its members believe
in the importance of their cause
uooaDraKe said sne neid
strong beliefs when it came to
“I believe every worker has
the right to be treated with digni
ty no matter what country
they're in,” Goodbrake said.
The group aims to increase
awareness about “sweatshop”
working conditions - the term
used to describe factory settings
in which workers are paid little
and treated poorly.
Molly Ruhlman, junior
anthropology and economics
major, said the group has been
busy preparing itself to reach out
“We have been focusing on
educating ourselves, and now we
want to start educating stu
dents,” Ruhlman said.
The group recently sent rep
resentatives to the Midwest
United Students Against
Sweatshops Conference in
“It was a chance for different
campus groups to get together,”
said Ruhlman. “There was a lot
of alliance building, education
and ffnal trading "
Ruhlman said there were a
lot of misconceptions about the
economic situations in other
countries. She disagreed with
the common notion that sweat
shop workers were willing to
work under adverse conditions.
“It's not so much a willing
ness,” Ruhlman said, “it’s their
position in the power structure.”
Ruhlman said that recent
happenings in Mexico accentu
ate that fact. A large majority of
workers at an alleged Nike
sweatshop in Mexico were fired
after protesting what they
claimed to be abusive working
“Kukdong (the factory) is an
example of the inability of work
ers to organize,” Ruhlman said.
The sweatshop supplies
sweatshirts to several major uni
versities. UNL Athletic Licensing
and Sales Director, Russ Svoboda
said UNL has policies against
“We don’t allow those types
of things in the production of
products that will be connected
with the university," Svoboda
Goodbrake said that finding
out how clothing was made was
harder than it may seem.
“It’s virtually impossible to
1We have been
focusing on educating
ourselves and now we
want to start
buy something sweat free,”
Goodbrake said that it was
not the goal of the anti-sweat
shop movement to boycott com
“This is not a boycott,”
Goodbrake said. “Buy their stuff,
and let corporations know about
your anger about their use of
"People can still enjoy prod
ucts and work with our move
ment,” she said. “We’re trying
really hard to make this a posi
tive movement, to work with our
university and not against it.”
Goodbrake said she encour
aged people to find out about the
companies they bought from
and communicate their opin
"If people write enough let
ters, corporations will begin to
think, ‘Our consumers really care
about these issues, maybe we
better clean up our act,'” she
UNL Students Against
Sweatshops Campaign meets
Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in
the Culture Center.
Officers arrest man for
After a man was found trying
to get into a university building
Friday morning, officers took him
to Comhusker Place Detox.
Assistant Police Chief Mylo
Bushing said Colby Christensen,
25, was found by officers around 4
a.m. trying to get into the
Alexander building, 1410 Q St
Christensen told officers he
was trying to get into his home,
although he could not remember
his address, Bushing said.
Officers said they smelled a
strong odor of alcohol on his
Christensen was taken to
detox, where his blood alcohol
level was .158, Bushing said.
Police issue man five citations,
indudmg driving on sidewalk
Officers arrested one man for
five citations. Saturday after he
parked his car on a sidewalk and
drove over the center lane.
Officers noticed Michael
Eveland, 20, driving his car on 17*
Street, weaving in and out of the
center lane shortly after 12 am,
Officers stopped Eveland and
smelled an odor of alcohol com
ing from the car and noticed
Eveland had bloodshot eyes and
slurred speech, Bushing said.
Officers then noticed a
Budweiser beer box with 16
empty bottles and two full bottles.
Eveland’s blood alcohol level
was 224 when first tested, but reg
istered .201 when tested at
Comhusker Place Detox.
Eveland was cited for DWI,
MIP, open container, no proof of
insurance and driving on a side
walk, Bushing said.
Eveland was taken to jail for
diving with a suspended license.
Harper's defecation problems
concern resident assistants
An ongoing defecation prob
lem caused the resident assistant
on the sixth floor of Harper Hall to
Shortly after 7 p.m. on
Saturday, Bushing said the resi
dence assistant reported a prob
lem with people defecating in the
Bushing said the cost to clean
each shower was $50.
Letters concerning the prob
lem will be sent to everyone living
in University Housing, Bushing
Bushing said anyone with any
information about the crimes
could call the University Police
Department at (402) 472-3555.
Lincoln police arrest two men
for driving violations, DWI
Officers arrested two men
after they saw both driving the
wrong way on a one-way street
Shortly after 1 a.m. on
Saturday morning, Justin
Overturf, 20, a UNL junior, was
seen driving south on 10th Street,
a one-way street going north,
Officers stopped Overturf on P
Street, noticed his eyes were
bloodshot and could smell an
alcohol odor coming from the car,
Bushing said Overturf showed
impairment during his field sobri
ety test, and his pre-blood-alcohol
test measured .154.
He was then taken to
Cornhusker Place Detox where
his blood alcohol level was .142,
Bushing said Overturf was
cited for DWI and driving the
wrong way on a one-way street.
Early Sunday morning, Shane
Powers, 22, was seen driving north
on 16th Street
Officers said Powers' eyes
were red, and they also smelled a
strong odor of alcohol coming
from the vehicle.
Powers had impairments dur
ing his field-sobriety test, and his
blood alcohol level was .181 in a
pre-test given by officers, Bushing
Bushing said Powers was
taken to Comhusker Place Detox,
where his blood alcohol level was
.157, Bushing said.
Powers was given two cita
tions: driving the wrong way on a
one-way and DWI, Bushing said.
Student dted for drug
paraphernalia in residence hall
A university student and a
Lincoln resident were given cita
tions for drug paraphernalia early
Shortly before 1 a.m., a
Community Service Officer
reported smelling the scent of
burning marijuana coming from a
room on the 10th floor of Smith
Residence Hall, Bushing said.
Officers arrived at the room of
Cynthia Audet, 18, where she gave
officers permission to come into
the room, although she refused to
sign a consent form to let them
search the room, Bushing said.
Bushing said officers noticed a
plastic marijuana pipe on a table
in the room and placed Audet and
James Sandman, who was also in
the room, under arrest.
Officers searched the room
and found a metal door-handle
marijuana pipe and a plastic bag
containing possible marijuana,
Bushing said Sandman was
also cited for drug paraphernalia,
as well as possession of less than
one ounce of marijuana.
-Compiled by Jill Conner
Kerrey installed at New School University
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEWYORK—How do you get
to Carnegie Hall? For former Sen.
Bob Kerrey the answer is become
head of a New York Qty university
whose colorful past seems to
match his own reputation as a
Kerrey, the Nebraska
Democrat who retired last month
after 12 years in the U.S. Senate, is
being installed as president of the
New School University at a cere
mony today at the famed concert
Kerrey, 57, is a decorated
Vietnam War hero who lost part of
his right leg in combat He sought
the Democratic nomination for
president in 1992 and supported
Bill Bradley against A1 Gore last
"You only get to run around
the track once in life, and 12 years
in the Senate is a long time," he
told the Daily News last week. "A
lot of times I said that if I was in
charge of a university, I would do
things differently. Now I get the
The New School was founded
as an experimental institute dedi
cated to the social sciences. It
served as a haven for scholars flee
ing Hitler's Europe, and its faculty
has included political theorist
Hannah Arendt and composer
John Cage. These days it is known
for continuing education classes
in everything from Web design to
The New School now com
prises seven divisions including
the Parsons School of Design, the
Actors Studio and the Mannes
College of Music. It has 7,000 stu
dents in degree programs and
25,000 more in non-degree pro
Kerrey, a University of
Nebraska-Iincoln graduate with
no background in academia, will
serve as the New School’s seventh
president He will earn a salary of
$320,000 plus use of a Greenwich
“The attraction of someone
like Bob is that he could bring us
more visibility, broaden our con
stituency and give us call on more
resources,” trustee Philip Scaturro
told The New York Times.
Red Cross looks to students
for blood drive donations
BY KIMBERLY SWEET
Students can save lives
today and Wednesday by pulling
up their sleeves and lining up in
the Nebraska Union ballroom.
The Campus Red Cross is
holding a blood drive from 11
a.m. until 5 p.m. the next two
days in the Nebraska Union.
Students must bring a piece of
identification with their social
security number, be at least 110
pounds and 17 years old to
donate, said Kristin Kruse,
blood drive chairwoman.
So far, 762 students have
signed up to give blood, which is
almost 100 more than last year,
Kruse said. More staff will be on
hand this year to handle the
increased numbers, she said.
Kruse encouraged students,
faculty and staff to take an hour
out of their day to donate.
She said the pint of blood a
person gave would save lives.
“It takes an hour to donate,
and in an hour you can save
three lives,” Kruse said.
Candidate promises more'funk/
involvement if elected to ASUN
appointing his friend, sopho
more anthropology major Steve
Morrison, as “Minister of Funk.”
“I feel this university has
gone without funk for too long,”
But seriously, he said his
major goal was to get students
involved in ASUN as soon as
“If we don’t get to them, they
aren’t necessarily going to come
to us,” he said.
Matzen said he wanted stu
dents to know he was serious
about running for office.
He said he has put in way too
much time and effort for this to
just be a joke.
“I encourage students to
come to the debates and see I’m
serious, even if I don’t act like it,”
Morrison, Matzen’s desig
nated “Minister of Funk,” said
Matzen was one of the only can
didates who actually addressed
issues that affect students.
Morrison said Matzen, who
he's known for about two years,
talked about things that were
"(Matzen’s) ideas are a lot
less grandiose," he said.
Disabilities office hires
DISABILITIES from page 1
Scott Bridge, a senior family
science major who visits the office
Bridge said working one-on
one with students was essential
for making students feel at ease.
Campbell said Dorothy’s pri
mary function was to interact
between other departments on
campus that refer students to the
office, which could entail meeting
with students and parents.
Although Dorothy spent her
first day getting to know the staff,
Campbell said a newsletter would
be sent out inviting students to
come and meet Dorothy.
Jodie Engstler, a senior special
education and deaf education
major, said she felt confident the
process of hiring a new director
would find someone who under
stood students’ needs.
Engstler said she wanted to
see the office as aplaceforinterac
“I would like to see the office
as a welcoming place for the stu
dents,” she said.
Morrison said he wasn’t sur
prised when he learned Matzen
was running for president.
“John Matzen is capable of
just about anything,” Morrison
said. “He’s a big, weird genius,”
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