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Carletta Griffin, a junior psychology major, quotes ASUN Sen. Cameron Murphy’s recent interview in the Daily Nebraskan and argues against his comments telling those offended to “grow up” and about the Irish being more oppressed than black people.

ASUN chastises Cameron Murphy for race remarks REECE RISTAU DN Just a slap on the wrist. That’s what many believe Sen. Cameron Murphy received after a vote Wednesday by the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska. Murphy, a graduate student in nutrition, was unanimously censured, a move that means official ASUN disapproval for racial comments he made at a senate meeting last month. The censure was proposed at the ASUN weekly senate meeting by Sen. Lynn Yen, a junior economics and broadcasting major. The senate gave it unanimous approval in a roll call vote. Yen said she believes this is the best course of action because it keeps the issue in the spotlight. “I think censure was the best option because it doesn’t push the issue of cultural ignorance into the dark,” Yen said. “That’s what dismissing him immediately would have done. He would have still had his opinion and just not been on ASUN.” The meeting took place hot off the heels of Monday’s disciplinary hearing, at which a group of ASUN executive committee members fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required to remove Murphy from senate. More than 50 non-ASUN students attended the meeting. A few spoke directly to Murphy regarding his comments. “You’re a grad student; I’m sup-

posed to look up to you,” said Carletta Griffin, a junior psychology major. “You, sir, are ignorant, and I don’t know why you want to speak ignorantly. I don’t know why you want that to be part of your character.” When Murphy spoke, he didn’t explicitly apologize for his actions, but he expressed some regret. While discussing a talk he had with Chancellor Harvey Perlman after his initial comments, Murphy said he doesn’t understand how a group can take ownership of a word and that he thought it is an emotional argument. But he said he wants to learn from other points of view. “The whole point of the debate initially was completely lost because of my choice of words,” he said. “I made a mistake. I’m paying for it.” Sen. Annie Himes, a junior Russian, history and global studies major and the senator who moved to have Murphy removed from senate last week, said she wasn’t satisfied with his comments. “There’s been a lack of responsibility here and lack of apology,” she said. “You (Murphy) need to talk to someone who can go through (your Q&A in Tuesday’s Daily Nebraskan) point by point and explain why certain things are offensive.” Carnetta Griffin, a junior psychology major and Carletta’s twin sister, said she is proud of her heritage. “When I say I am an angry Afri-

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UNL revamps website to be mobile-friendly ruth jaros dn

will have the ability to control content in between. The first college to launch a page with the new design is the The University of Nebraska-Lincoln website is shifting to a more mobile- Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. friendly design. Dean Charles O’Connor said The redesign is focused on making the site more accessible and one of the biggest changes was the easier to use. The main difference wider display and better mobile compatibility. is that the website will adjust to the “As important as it is to have a web browser, whether it’s on a comwebsite that looks good, it’s more puter or another device, said Andy Schadwinkel, marketing director important to present information in the order that strategic marketing people need it,” initiatives in the ofO’Connor said. We’re fice of University O’Connor exCommunications. leading plained the site “The design shift was reorganized to was necessary to people to what make information adapt to people’s they need right easier to find. changing use of the “In a very website,” Schad- away.” quick and efficient winkel said. S c h a d w i n k e l charles o’connor way, we’re leading said the biggest dean of the hixon-lied college people to what they need right away,” of fine and performing arts changes were the O’Connor said. removal of sidebars One other benand the adjustefit of the redesign, according to ments to the navigational bar. “The side borders being elimi- O’Connor, was the enhanced tracknated means images can be dis- ing abilities on the website through played to their full impact,” Schad- Google Analytics. “One of the really startling winkel said. “The same goes for things it that we’re getting a lot atvideos and other content.” The web template used on the tention from people in New York,” website now includes the top navi- O’Connor said. gation and the bottom of the web page and colleges and departments web design: see page 2

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planetarium announces new shows on asteroids, depths of the ocean story by Lane Chasek | photo by Matt Masin

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he Mueller Planetarium is inviting Morrill Hall might not be interested in astronstudents and Lincolnites to sit back omy. But if they see that Mueller is playing a and stare at the wonders of the solar show that’s relevant to their interests, they just system and the deep sea in two new might attend the show and stick around aftershows, the first of which debuts Thursday at ward to learn something about astronomy. Splitting up our presentations with a more theatrical 7 p.m. “Into the Deep,” a show highlighting the un- program and a more traditional night-sky show usual marine life of the deep sea and the history makes for a good balance.” For the past 10 years, Mueller Planetarium has of marine exploration, will begin regular Thursbeen using completely digital projection equipday, Saturday and Sunday showings, and “Firefall,” which shows viewers the history of the ment. “A lot of people come to a planetarium and solar system and the effects of comets, asteroids and similar objects on Earth’s early history and think they’ll get to see a big machine projecting future, will begin regular Saturday and Sunday stars onto the dome,” Dunn said. “But Mueller’s completely digital now. But just because Mueller afternoon showings. isn’t using mechanical projectors for shows doesn’t George Fleenor of GeoGraphics Imaging and producer of “Firefall” said the show is being mean this job is any easier.” Dunn said preparing a show such as “Firefall” distributed internationally. Mueller Planetarium for presentation isn’t as simple as is one of the first of several in the playing a DVD or online video on United States to display it. Splitting a projector. “Firefall” attempts to exup our Individual production complain how comets, asteroids and other near-earth objects were presentations with panies from around the world, such as GeoGraphics Imaging, formed, where they are located which made “Firefall” or the Ausand how they relate to the for- a more theatrical tria-based Ogrefish, which made mation of our solar system, Fleeprogram and a “Into the Deep,” sell licenses for nor said. their shows to individual plan“Life on Earth owes its very more traditional etariums for negotiated fees. existence to these denizens of Planetarium directors such the solar system, yet it could all night-sky show as Dunn often have to format be wiped out in an instant,” the makes for a good the original master copies of the “Firefall” website reads. “This shows they receive to fit their ceaseless Firefall is our only tan- balance.” planetarium’s dome, a task Dunn gible connection to the universe said often isn’t easy. Because planJack dunn beyond and is an ever-present mueller planetarium etarium shows must be projected reminder of our own humble beonto a curved surface, the proporginnings in the hostile environtions and curvature of text, imment of space.” ages and videos in the program must be formatted According to Jack Dunn, director of Mueller Planetarium, “Into the Deep” is a type of show and rearranged for audience members to view the that Mueller Planetarium has been showing to show as it was intended to be seen. Also, audio files contained within the original program have the public for a number of years now. to be manipulated and adjusted in order for nar“‘Into the Deep’ is a show about natural hisration and sound effects to be heard at appropriate tory,” Dunn said. And because Mueller Planetarium is in the levels. This production process can last for several days, Dunn said. University of Nebraska State Museum at MorThe two shows will be playing at Mueller from rill Hall, which features primarily natural history exhibits, Dunn said the inclusion of more Thursday to Jan. 30. “Into the Deep” will be shown natural-history-centered shows on Mueller’s every Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., while “Firefall” will be shown schedule is a natural fit. every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission “Our typical shows at Mueller include our regular programs, such as ‘Firefall’ or ‘Into the for UNL students is only $3, and admission to the Deep,’ followed by a typical night-sky show Morrill Hall museum is free to all UNL students. news@ where I display the current night sky in our redailynebraskan.com gion,” Dunn said. “Some people who come to

what: A show about the marine life of the deep sea and the history of marine exploration. when: Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. through Jan. 30

“into the deep”

what: A look at the history of the solar system and the ways comets, asteroids and other near-Earth objects have affected the planet. when: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 30

Activist: Listening key to understanding Marc Lamont Hill addresses achieving progress at OASIS’ 2013 Leadership Symposia Layla Younis DN About 100 students filled up the Nebraska Union’s auditorium to listen to a social activist discuss how to acknowledge conflict and achieve progress. Marc Lamont Hill, a hip-hop generation intellectual, associate professor of education at Columbia University and TV host presented as part of the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Service’s 2013 Leadership Symposia.

Andre Fortune, director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, said Hill was chosen to speak 10 to 12 months ago, but recent racial incidents at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln made his talk particularly relevant. “The timing turned out great in relation to what’s happening around campus,” Fortune said. Hill introduced his speech by asking the audience what progress looks like in this age. Having a black president is a good start to racial progress, but he said Americans should be asking, “What’s next?” “We are not done yet,” Hill said. Listening is key to understanding current events and determining the next step, Hill said. But he said that’s not what people are doing. “This nation is obsessed with talk,” he said. People who do not listen miss examples of contradictions in soci-

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Marc Lamont Hill spoke as a part of the OASIS Leadership Symposium Wednesday in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Hill is a widely known social activist with his own television show, “Our World with Black Enterprise.”


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NUtech selects UNL alum, Nebraska native as

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On campus what: Stress Free Zone when: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where: Campus Recreation Center Atrium

what: Second Chance Cinema – “Elf” when: 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. where: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center more information: $1 for UNL students with valid NCard. Not open to the public.

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Look! Pick. Trim… when: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. where: Sheldon Museum of Art more information: Free and open to the public.

pursuing his Ph.D. in genetics at Iowa State University. After Nebraska native graduation, he joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture AgBrad Roth brings ricultural Research Service’s university, private Plant Gene Expression Center at the University of California, experience to Berkeley. research organization The position has been open for a little more than two months after Conrad took a job as deputy director of economic Paige osborne development at the University dn of Iowa. Along with his duties as NUtech president, Roth will NUtech Ventures has a new also be the UNL associate vice president. chancellor for Technology DeThe University of Nebrasvelopment. ka-Lincoln selected Brad Roth, Roth said he was relieved to who previously worked at LI- find an opportunity that would COR Biosciences as the director allow him to stay of business develin Lincoln. After opment for biotechworking nine years nology, to succeed for LI-COR Inc., as David Conrad, who the director of busileft NUtech in Ocness development tober. NUtech is a for biotechnology, non-profit responhe said the need for sible for patenting a challenge drove and copyrighting him toward UNL . new research orga“To be able to nized by faculty and take on this role, it’s students at UNL. a real privilege to “I’ve had a great serve the university roth opportunity to have and professionally great work experiit’s a great challenge ences from the corand a great opportuporate and academic sectors nity,” he said. “I’m a Nebraska and I know those things will alum so part of the attraction is really help me in this role,” to be back here.” Roth said. Roth said his first priorChancellor Harvey Perlman ity as president was getting to agreed. know the people because build“(Roth) has both university ing relationships across camand private experience which pus with administrators and is a perfect match for the pofaculty members is the most sition,” Perlman wrote in an important aspect of his position email. right now. Roth started his career at Roth said the biggest chalUNL, where he majored in biollenge will be boosting NUtech’s ogy as an undergraduate before output.

TEDxLincolnWomen will showcase Lincoln voices

IN LINCOLN what: “Marley and Me: A One Man Christmas Carol” when: 7:30 p.m. where: TADA Theatre, 701 P St. more information: Tickets are $18.

hill: from 1 ety, Hill said. For example Martin Luther King gave the “I Have a Dream” speech in front of President Abraham Lincoln’s statue, which exemplified a contradiction: Lincoln ended slavery but not inequality. “That speech was about broken promises,” Hill said. The only way to fix these problems is by listening because that leads to open discussion and progress, said Hill. “This nation will expand and grow as long as we listen to our problems,” Hill said. People only listen to parts of history that they want to remember, Hill said. “We are obsessed with remembering, the problem is we do it on our own terms,” Hill said. For example, he said, people do not remember that when King died he was unpopular and people thought he was a bad influence, Hill said. Rather, they remember King as a beloved civil rights figure. That tendency to misremember is dangerous, Hill said. Hill used education and crime rates as examples of areas society should ask counterintuitive questions. For example, instead of assuming students aren’t graduating high school because they can’t learn, policy makers should wonder if there is a support gap, funding gap or another problem. “Your job is to ask dangerous and counter-intuitive questions,” Hill said. Ashley DiGregorio, OASIS’s event specialist, said Hill was chosen to speak because of his work in academia and social activism efforts, which include a literacy project that uses hip-hop culture to increase high school engagement and reading skills and My5th, an organization he helped found that educates youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. “I think it’s really empowering and impactful,” DiGregorio said. news@ dailynebraskan.com

“The goal is to increase the amount of technology that’s commercialized, and it’s a pretty complex process,” Roth said. “NUtech Ventures has a critical role in UNL’s efforts to expand private sector partnerships, including those involving Nebraska Innovation Campus,” Perlman said in a news release. One of the most recently announced partnerships was Bayer CropScience in August. This was Bayer ’s second partnership with NUtech, and it will develop new soybean varieties with NUtech. The average time it takes to get material patented could take on average two to three years, Roth said. Roth has personal experience with patents – he has six of them himself. All six are rooted in agriculture with an emphasis on molecular biology and corn. “It takes intentional work to do that, but that‘s what we’re about,” he said. But he doesn’t expect to make a lot of changes. “I think NUtech is operating very well, and I want to continue that,” he said. In a university press release, Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and economic development, said he’s excited about the direction Roth will lead NUtech. “Moving UNL’s research from the lab to the marketplace expands economic opportunities in our state. Brad understands Nebraska, the private sector and the university,” Paul said. news@ dailynebraskan.com

Gabrielle lazaro dn Women of Lincoln will celebrate invention in all forms at TEDxLincolnWomen on Thursday, a local edition of the national event to share big ideas and powerful stories in a series of short speeches. In addition to a livestream of the TEDWomen event in San Francisco, seven Lincoln-based speakers will discuss technology, solutions to poverty, approaches to peacemaking and expressions of art. Some of the questions asked will include: “How does geography impact innovation?,” “How do new technologies shape our lives?,” “How do great ideas take flight?” and “How can meaningful change be imagined, fostered and scaled?,” according to the TEDxLincoln website. The event is at full capacity, but speeches will be posted online following the event and @ TEDxWomen will live-tweet the national talks. Women from the Lincoln community such as Diane Mendenhall, executive director of Nebraska Alumni Association, and Patty Pansing Brooks, attorney, community activist, 2013 Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year and Nebraska Legislature candidate will speak about local issues. There will also be a panel on

Getting to attend the event is pretty special. Usually you get to see this on the website but we’re getting to see it all live.” shaun vanneman tedxlincoln co-curator

the startup community featuring Jill Thayer Liliedahl of Nelnet Innovation Hub, Brian Ardinger of NMotion and The Big Plate and Ella Wirtz and Courtney Rodgers of Boutique Window. These women will speak about how women are needed and can become involved. Lastly, Donde Plowman, the dean of University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business Administration, will speak about leadership – leading with energy and spirit and what it means to be a leader, said Shaun Vanneman, co-curator of the event. The women will speak from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event also features three different live stream sessions from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m of the TEDx event taking place in San Francisco. The TEDx event is an exclusive event that requires an application process to even attend with tickets to San Francisco ranging

website: from 1 This kind of information allows the college to adapt strategies to help with recruitment. Based on the data from the website, O’Connor said the college might send recruiters to college fairs in places such as New York that had significant interest in the college. O’Connor also mentioned there seemed to be significant interest from Minneapolis. The Hixson-Lied main page is now organized with the five main degree paths offered in the college listed in the center of the page. O’Connor said the new organization also made it easy for prospective students to find information on programs that interested them. The students have bios on the site, as well as links to their Twitter

from $3,000 to $6,000, Vanneman said. The livestream sessions offer a global conversation with more than 150 TEDx events taking place around the world – all based on the “Invented Here” theme. “Getting to attend the event is pretty special,” she said. “Usually you get to see this on the website but we’re getting to see it all live.” TEDxLincolnWomen is cosponsored by the Cather Circle, a Nebraska Alumni Association – open to alumni and students focusing on mentoring, networking and professional development for women, according to founder Sarah Haskell. Cather Circle has helped market the event and will host it at the Champions Club, which is owned by the Cather Circle, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “All the Cather Circle members are invited, but it’s targeted to women,” Haskell said. news@ dailynebraskan.com

cops briefs behlen lab vandalized by unknown PERSONS

Vandalism at Behlen Physics Lab was reported to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department on Tuesday afternoon. The facilities reported that some of the paneling on the southwest corner of the building had been removed by unknown persons. The window behind the paneling appeared to be cracked but not enough to make an entrance. The panels were removed by taking out the screws that attached them to the building. There are currently no suspects, and the case is still under investigation.

netv employer receives suspicious calls

An employee of NETV contacted police Tuesday afternoon after she received two suspicious calls at her office. The woman told police that the calls had been made during the course of two days: The first on Monday afternoon and the second Tuesday afternoon. She described the suspicious caller’s voice as raspy. During the first call, the caller asked the woman if she was at work, and she told the caller that she was. During the second call, the woman answered the phone and identified herself. The caller responded by saying, “Yes, I know.” The woman did not ask the caller to identify him or herself. She told police she was not really concerned about the caller but wanted to make police aware.

defibrillator stolen from teacher’s college

UNLPD was contacted Monday afternoon on a belated report of a stolen automated external defibrillator. The AED, which was kept in a locked compartment outside of room 21 in the Teacher’s College, appeared to have been taken between Nov. 27 and Monday. The compartment that the AED is kept in is secured with an alarm. Police, however, do not know if the alarm sounded because the report was belated. Loss is estimated at $300. This is still an active case.

man issued trespass letter for sleeping in nebraska union

UNLPD was dispatched to the Nebraska Union early Monday morning on the report of a suspicious person being in the union after hours. When police arrived, they found a man sleeping in the Runza area of the Union. Officers spoke with the man who said that he had been using the computers in the union. The man was given a UNL Trespass Policy Letter and was escorted from the building.

cinder block thrown through morrison life science center window

The construction superintendent of the addition at Morrison Life Sciences Research Center called police on Nov. 26 after discovering a cinder block thrown through a window. The cinder block was thrown through a 3-foot by 8-foot double-paned window on the east entrance of the new addition. Loss is estimated at $800. There are no suspects yet in this case, and it is still being investigated.

Police seize bb gun near devaney center

Police were called Sunday afternoon after a passerby reported seeing two juvenile boys with a BB gun near the Bob Devaney Sports Center. When police found the boys, they were near the shot put and discus practice area. An officer reported seeing both boys climbing a fence to get into the area. When police were speaking to the boys, the boys said they were shooting at geese. Police seized a plastic airsoft gun and BBs from the boys. One of the boys had already been banned from campus, and the other was given a UNL Trespass Policy Letter. —Compiled by Colleen Fell, news@ dailynebraskan.com

asun: from 1 and Instagram profiles, which they will use to highlight their daily experiences at UNL. “We have six different individuals tweeting their experiences,” O’Connor said. “They’re documenting daily activities on Instagram.” He described the approach as recruitment driven by students. “This is definitely a website designed to inspire students,” said Amber Williams, director of admissions, in a UNL news release. “Our websites are the No. 1 thing students look at when they want to learn more about the university. Knowing that, this design is especially important as we continue to grow our student population.” news@ dailynebraskan.com

can American woman, I say it proudly, and I want (Murphy) to hear it,” Carnetta said. “As you sit and write on your paper (Murphy was writing and mouthing words as students spoke), I know you don’t care. ” President Eric Reznicek, a senior finance and marketing major, said it’s time for more than just talking. “There is so much more action that needs to be taken,” he said. “I understand we need to be done talking. Obviously the dialogue needs to remain open, but everything that can be said has been said.” Reznicek went on to say that he does not feel Murphy’s comments have been adequately dealt with. “I have yet to see remorse or any attempt at correction from Sen. Murphy,” he said. “We’ve taken multiple steps now that should have scared

him. He should fully understand the impact that his words have had on the student body.” Carletta Griffin responded emotionally after the censure passed. While crying, she spoke to Reznicek. “The fact that you think formal warnings will ease this is disrespectful,” she said. Jeff Story, ASUN internal vice president and a junior English and political science major, said he approves of Yen’s censure proposal. “I applaud Sen. Yen for making the motion and having a wellthought-out reasoning and speaking out for the senate,” Story said. “She’s making good strides and showing the rest of the senators that you can do something.” There is still an option for Murphy to be removed: any UNL student

could present a case to the Student Court. Additionally, the representatives of the Electoral Commission presented their changes to the rules for ASUN elections. The changes include shortening the election length to 7.5 weeks, requiring 50 signatures from any student to get on the ballot and shortening the official rulebook. The goal was to make the rules easier, according to L.J. McElravy, a graduate student in human sciences. Sen. Grant Garrison, a junior biological sciences and psychology major, announced that Love Library will remain open until 1 a.m. beginning in the Spring 2014 semester, which received cheers. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

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college of journalism and mass communications makes changes

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UNL alumna Cindy Coglianese McCaffrey established the McCaffrey Emerging Media Scholarship Fund for tech journalists.

New scholarship aims to aid data, tech journalists nam tran dn

news providers have to be able to deliver that information in ways that are useful and helpful to readers and There’s a new scholarship opportu- viewers.” Gary Kebbel, journalism profesnity for journalism students looking sor and director of the Mobile Media to combine media and technology. Lab, said journalism has reached the Cindy Coglianese McCaffrey has established the McCaffrey Emerging point where it can’t be divorced with Media Scholarship Fund for students technology. “I think that the biggest push we who are enrolled in the College of Journalism and Mass Communica- need to make in journalism is not to tions and have a second major, mi- convince people to take advertising or nor or concentration in computer broadcasting or print or online jourscience, informatics or another tech- nalism,” Kebbel said. “It’s in getting them to try to expand their knowlrelated field. The $100,000 scholarship edge and their experience in areas through the University of Nebraska Foundation will give students one or that they’re afraid of, like math and more annual scholarships and help technology.” Matt Waite, a journalism professor of practice and founder of them develop new the drone journalism skills. lab, hopes the scholThe McCaffrey, who arship will encourage lives in San FranMcCaffrey students to see the cisco, graduated importance of takfrom the University scholarship ing those classes. He of Nebraska-Lincoln recognizes said the journalism in 1980 with a bachcollege only offers elor’s degree in jour- an important so much to students nalism and wanted to in terms of merging give back to her alma and growing technology and stomater. new aspect of rytelling. Through the “We do really scholarship, McCaf- journalism.” well teaching stufrey is encouraging charlyne berens dents how to tell stostudents by giving ries, but I’m hoping them the opportunity associate dean of journalism that a minor in inforto take advantage of matics or computer the variety of journalscience or some other kind of techism and technology classes at UNL. Associate Dean of Journalism nology related field might get you to Charlyne Berens said the McCaffrey think about you might take that techscholarship will encourage more stu- nology knowledge and the way you dents to double major and develop can tell stories and kind of smash tothe expertise needed in the world of gether really hard and see what happens,” Waite said. “Through the gengrowing mass media today. “The McCaffrey scholarship rec- erosity of the donor, now we heave a ognizes an important and growing means to say this is really important. We’re willing to give you money to new aspect of journalism,” Berens wrote in an email. “As people con- learn it. And go after it.” news@ tinue to receive more and more infordailynebraskan.com mation online and on mobile devices,

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is bringing in its five dean finalists. Finalists from across the country have been selected and will be coming to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to give a public presentation with a reception. The finalists are David A. Craig, Maria B. Marron, Roger M. Lavery, Derina R. Holtzhausen and Peter Bhatia. “I feel that there are five really strong candidates for the college and that whoever is chosen will be a good leader for the college,” said James O’Hanlon, interim dean of the college of journalism. “I would suspect that they would put out long-term plans, as opposed to the short-term plans. They will most likely have a lot of contacts that will be beneficial to the college. Because journalism is not my field, I don’t have those contacts.” Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the presentations, which will each conclude with a reception.

david a. craig

David A. Craig is a journalism professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. During his 12 years at the college, he has also served as the director of graduate studies and oversaw the creation of a Ph.D. and master’s degree in professional writing. He is the author of two books about journalism ethics and is a co-editor of a book about digital media ethics. “I’m excited to be a finalist and after meeting the students and faculty I am happy to see that there is a wonderful focus on students. I hope to strengthen their professional background and I see huge potential going forward,” said Craig, who presented Tuesday.

derina holTzhausen

Derina Holtzhausen is a professor and director of the School of Media & Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University. She previously served as the graduate director and associate professor at the School of Mass Communication at the University of South Florida. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the International Journal of Strategic Communication from 2007-2012. She has won the 2002 Pathfinder Award from the institute of Public Relations and the 2012 PRIDE awarded from the National Communication Association for her book Public Relations as Activism. Holtzhausen was a communication practitioner for 25 years, which included roles in public relations and advertising, was the head of corporate communication for the South African Tourism board, and was the executive consultant for international communication at the ABSA Financial Services Group. Holtzhausen’s public presentation will be on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Unity Room of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

maria marron

Maria B. Marron is the chair and a professor of the Department of Journalism at Central Michigan University. Marron is the past president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a current member of the national Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Awards Steering Committee. She was the officer for various divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is the current editor of Journalism and Mass Communications Educator. Marron’s public presentation will be on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Steinhart room at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

roger M. lavery

Roger M. Lavery is the Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University. Lavery has spent 17 years in agency account managements and has managed a wide variety of accounts, ranging from General Mills to South Carolina Tourism. He has been the recipient of three American Marketing Association Effie awards. He was a charter faculty member and competition judge for the American Association of Advertising Agencies and has served on the boards of the American Advertising Museum, the Portland Advertising Federation, the Eugene Opera and the University of Oregon Alumni Association. He also served the American Advertising federation’s nation academic committee from 1995-1997. He currently serves as chairperson of the Muncie-Delaware Country Chamber of Commerce. Lavery’s public presentation will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Sheldon Museum of Art’s auditorium.

peter bhatia

Peter Bhatia is the editor and vice president of The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. He serves as the president of the accrediting council on education in journalism and mass communications and was the president of the president of the American Society of Newspaper editors in 2003-2004. He has helped on seen newsroom projects that have won Pulitzer prizes and is a six-time Pulitzer juror. He is a member of the South Asian Journalists association, the Asian American Journalists association, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists. Bhatia’s public presentation will be on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Sheldon Museum of Art’s auditorium.

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CASNR aims to increase students’ globalization melissa allen dn

cation and Human Sciences, said many employers involved in agriculture and natural resources he’s The University of Nebraska-Lincoln interacted with want or require their employees to have traveled abroad. College of Agricultural Science and “A lot of times, (the employers) Natural Resources is encouraging want to expand overseas,” Kerrigan students to study abroad. CASNR, Education Abroad and said. “I’ve heard from many employers that they are looking to send the Institute of Agriculture and Natemployees overseas in the future. ural Resources of Global Engagement will host an Education Abroad Education abroad experiences prove Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to them that you have a background in the Nebraska East Union. Faculty of jumping into these experiences. It leading the programs will show can only be beneficial for students to informal presentations about their travel abroad.” There is also an opportunity to regions and research, and students learn new technologies and cuswill have an opportunity to meet toms, Kerrigan said. them and ask questions. “I’ve talked to many students Most of the education abroad that have worked in dairy farms in programs are faculty-led and inNew Zealand, and they have noclude countries such as Benin, Ethiopia, Australia and Italy. Other areas ticed different methods in dairy production than here,” he said. “Going of interest include the United Kingabroad gives students a chance to dom, China, Spain and India. mimic good ideas from other counThere are a lot of benefits to tries or ask themselves, ‘Why isn’t studying abroad, it done that way in said Rebecca Nebraska?’” Baskerville, direcStudents With increased tor of Education who spend globalization withAbroad. in Nebraska, the ex“Students time overseas periences obtained who spend time come back and through education overseas come abroad can be apback and say that say that they’ve plied within our they’ve become own state, said become more more self-confiMiranda Ducey, dent and learned self-confident the administrative more about the associate of Global and learned more world,” BaskerEngagement office. ville said. “They about the world.” “There’s a lot can really advance of diversity here with their academbaskerville in Lincoln,” Duic and personal rebecca director of education abroad cey said. “We have goals, extend their a lot of refugees networks, meet based here. Travelnew people, and ing abroad can be extremely applibuild their resumes.” The top five destinations for stu- cable for a lot of careers, both for in Nebraska, and on an international dents during the 2012-2013 academlevel.” ic year were the United Kingdom, With Nebraska being a primarSpain, Italy, Brazil and Costa Rica. Although most students travel ily agricultural state, international abroad to developed countries, experiences can help students who there is more room to learn about wish to go into the agricultural other cultures by studying in devel- field also, Kerrigan said. “Going overseas gives students oping countries, Baskerville said. the chance to get a perspective of “I love when students go to developing countries,” she said. the global marketplace that we’re “Many of these countries have sig- all involved in,” he said. “A lot of nificantly different cultures, and what we produce is sent overseas. there’s more of a growing opportu- It helps going to other places to see their production needs and to see nity for students.” Jon Kerrigan, global exchange how similar their techniques are to coordinator of the College of Edu- ours.”

if you go what: CASNR Education Abroad Fair where: Nebraska East Union when: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Education abroad programs can influence how students appear and communicate with future employers, Baskerville said. “It’s not just a matter of putting it on their resumes, but how they describe their experiences, and how they grew from what they learned,” Baskerville said. “It’s not just a vacation. By going abroad, there is an inventory of stories they can pull out for job interviews about challenges they had and cross-cultural understanding that can help them in their communication styles.” news@ dailynebraskan.com

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Changes in ASUN bylaws help make elections accessible Last year, a student government committee at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researched how student government elections could be changed so more students would both participate in running for and voting in the elections. On Tuesday, the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska voted to trim both its election campaign season and its set of election rules, as well as change the number of signatures required for ASUN candidacy — measures the Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board feels will only help make future ASUN elections more accessible to the student body as a whole. About 23 percent of the student body, 5,120 students, voted in the spring 2013 ASUN election, breaking voter-turnout records. The second-highest recorded turnout was in 2010, when 20.4 percent of eligible students voted. Although this increase is welcomed, it’s not enough. We can’t expect to have an ASUN body that is fully representative of this campus when fewer than 1 in 4 students vote to select it. Sure, changes in bylaws will not push that number to 100 percent, but it’s a necessary start. To specify, candidacy for ASUN will now require 50 student signatures, but they no longer have to come from the prospective senator’s own college. This will very likely allow these potential candidates to mingle with a wider variety of people: a particular advantage for those from smaller colleges, such as the College of Architecture and Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Also, a condensed version of the election regulations, now only 29 pages long, will be easier to comprehend and will make the entire process of running that much less daunting. The Editorial Board fully supports these changes in the bylaws. We hope any students who are considering to run this spring semester take into account these new rules and that they make students’ decisions all the more easy. opinion@dailynebraskan.com

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No sleep does more harm than good

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here comes a point when seeing the sunrise gives you anxiety and a feeling similar to a hangover lingers over your body for three days. Let me paint a picture for you. Your eyelids are drooping and your dinner consisted of gummy bears and Mountain Dew. You’ve resorted to running the stairs in the library stacks to stay awake. The clock is quickly approaching midnight, and you know you must leave soon, unless you want to get locked in and have to call campus police — again. You’re wandering around campus in a caffeine-induced coma, looking for a place to study. The stars align and you finally find the perfect place: your bedroom. Every so often you glance back at your bed, its cool pillow and warm blankets taunting you. You look out your window and a crack of sunlight is peaking from behind the clouds. The overachievers and ones who go to bed at 10 p.m. are out for their morning jog. You’re committed now; there’s no going back. The sun finally comes up at an exact 7:35 a.m., and the energy seems to get sucked out of you. Trudging to class, the conversations around you are starting to sound more and more like the adults in “Charlie Brown.” You return home from class, only to begin the cycle all over again. I hear people bragging to each other about how little sleep they got the night before. #Teamnosleep or the popular, “I slept great last night, got a full 40 minutes!” We hear these phrases so often that we begin to think these types of behaviors are normal. Today, students are spending more time studying, working, checking social media and telling everyone how little sleep they got than actually sleeping. This destructive pattern of not sleeping is doing more harm than good to our grade-point average and our bodies. College students are one of the most sleepdeprived demographics in our nation. According to the University of Georgia’s Health

claire wieger Center, on average, college students sleep anywhere between 6 and 6.9 hours a night, some significantly less. To perform at our best academic level, we should be getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night. A study conducted at the University of New South Wales’ School of Psychology compared effects on performance of sleep deprivation and alcohol. It concluded that being awake for 17-19 straight hours may decline your performance to lesser than or equal to a person with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent. So maybe when Ernest Hemingway said, “Write drunk, edit sober,” he was just sleep-deprived. Getting a good night’s sleep before an exam is just as important as the work you put into studying. I have made a rule for myself that even if all of my work isn’t done, sleep takes precedence. Instead of procrastinating and waiting until the last minute, I have taught myself good time management skills. Research conducted at the University of Utah has shown that taking the time to sleep before an exam will benefit your test score more than four or five hours of staring mindlessly at your notebook. Shouldn’t students be more concerned with sleep deprivation because it affects cognitive and motor processes as well as emotional stability? If loss of sleep is directly related with cognitive impairment, students should be making time for sleep, as academic success is a main priority for most. College is a place where it’s easy to form

habits, good and bad. If students develop a consistent balance between sleep and academic success, they will have better grades and feel better as a whole. Here are some ways to develop a consistent sleep routine to make finals week easier: Maintain a regular time to go to bed and wake up every day. This may be difficult to incorporate on the weekends, but differing in times every day can have the same effect as getting less sleep. Invest in ear plugs and an eye mask. Trust me: Wearing one ear plug has done me wonders. Living with two roommates and being a light sleeper doesn’t mix very well. Good ear plugs block out just about everything. If you nap during the day, keep it short. A quick, 20-minute nap between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. is optimal. Download the app Sleep Cycle. Sleep Cycle monitors your movement to determine which sleep phase you are in. It then wakes you up when you are in your lightest sleep phase. It’s a more natural way to wake up. Stop Netflix-ing before bed. An hour before you go to sleep, shut off the electronics. This includes your phone, laptop and television. Light exposure before sleep can disrupt body rhythms and suppress the release of the hormone melatonin, which promotes sleep. Some students may say that pulling allnighters and staying up too late is inevitable, but it’s not. Invest in a planner and teach yourself time management. The endless cycle of poor sleep habits is taking a toll on our bodies. Once we find a way to balance sleep and academics, we will see that getting enough Zs and taking care of our bodies is just as important as studying. Claire Wieger is a sophomore Business and Advertising/Public Relations major. Follow her on Twitter at @Clurko_Bangz. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.

LifeLine Response app falls short

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arlier this semester, the Daily Nebraskan ran an article about the blue emergency phones located throughout City and East campuses. Long story short, they’re seldomly used and cost about $60,000 to $70,000 a year to maintain. University of Nebraska-Lincoln police and the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska are soon going to be testing a smartphone app that could one day replace the blue emergency phones called LifeLine Response. Though I agree an alternative to the blue emergency phones is needed, I have some questions and concerns about the LifeLine Response app. Earlier this week, the DN reported on the app and briefly described its features. Some of the features include a pre-set timer that the user activates when going from one place to another, which he or she must deactivate before time runs out. If the user doesn’t deactivate the timer, LifeLine contacts police – campus, city or otherwise. Another feature is a button that must be held the entire time the user is going from one place to another – take your finger off the button and LifeLine again contacts police. All of these features incorporate GPS that is built into many smartphones, helping police determine your exact location. As is the case with the blue emergency phones, I think that use of the LifeLine application would be minimal. Though most people who own smartphones carry them everywhere they go, many students would simply forget to set the timer when they leave one place. I know I’m usually in a hurry when I leave to go some place, making sure that I have my keys, phone and my wallet — and I usually forget one of the three. Setting the timer on the LifeLine app would be something else I would

travis eubanks frequently forget to do, making the timer feature one that I don’t see many students taking advantage of. The other feature of the app, in which the user holds a button the entire time he or she is walking to a destination, also has its inconveniences. If you stop and take a look at students walking around on campus, many of them (myself included) are using their phones, checking Facebook for the newest status update or Twitter for the latest tweet. If the user ’s phone was monopolized by the app and the user was unable to use other applications, many students would disregard the button feature as well. Furthermore, if a student doesn’t have a smartphone, or in a time of need his or her phone was dead, an app would be of no use. Though at this point in time the testing of the LifeLine Response app hasn’t begun, the actual usage and usefulness of the app needs to be examined throughout the yearlong project. If the project is approved for all university students, it will cost about the same as a year ’s worth of maintenance of the blue emergency phones – $60,000 to $70,000. Though it wasn’t addressed in the DN article, the yearly maintenance of an app such as LifeLine couldn’t

be nearly as expensive as the current maintenance of the blue emergency phones, a very attractive factor when considering alternatives. If UNL police and ASUN decide to implement the LifeLine Response app after a yearlong test, it will surely help to increase the feeling of safety on campus for students. I know there will never be a perfect solution when it comes to something such as student safety on campus; however, it’s important to address any issues that may arise concerning the use of an app such as LifeLine. Meanwhile, though nothing can ever guarantee your safety, there are a couple of recommendations that should be followed to help you stay safe on campus. When walking at night, try to avoid dark places and always travel in groups. Also make sure to have emergency numbers, 911 and UNL police (402-4722222) programmed into your phone. Looking at the bigger picture that takes into account the cost of maintaining the blue emergency phones versus the initial cost of the LifeLine Response app and subsequent maintenance, and also considering what is best for students, LifeLine Response may be the best alternative out there, even with its shortcomings. If the decision is made to implement the LifeLine Response app after the year of testing, it seems likely that the blue emergency phones would be removed sometime after. The questions and concerns I have about the LifeLine Response application will hopefully be answered after a year of testing. But for now, the blue emergency phones will remain. Travis Eubanks is a freshman Speech-Language Pathology major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.


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food Comfort

Alpha Omicron Pi-Zeta Chapter’s chef finds a sense of home at work, finds the time to go above and beyond for the chapter

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Char Roth, head chef of UNL Alpha Omicron Pi-Zeta Chapter, begins the preparation of a broccoli dish for the sorority on Wednesday. Roth prepares three meals a day at the chapter house Monday through Friday.

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n oven timer persistently buzzes in the background as Char Roth carefully primps the branches of a modest artificial fir tree. “I call it my little Charlie Brown tree,” Roth said. “It needs a little help because it’s been in my attic for a year, but it will look nice once it’s dressed up.” It’s barely noon, and the house chef of the Alpha Omicron Pi-Zeta Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has already prepared two meals, planned a week’s worth of menus and is now using the rare lull in her day to perfect her contribution to the house’s holiday decorations. In the hectic kitchen routine, she is the calm at the center of the storm. And Roth said she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s always busy-ness around here, but I like the pace,” Roth said. Roth arrives at the AOPi house before 7 a.m. five days a week and starts

her day off with cleaning and restocking the daily continental breakfast. By 9 a.m., she has assembled a salad bar and is well on her way to preparing the second meal of the day. A weekly system coordinates the kitchen’s activity; Tuesdays and Fridays a truck arrives from Kansas with the week’s ingredients and supplies. Despite a strict schedule, when things don’t go as planned, Roth sometimes has to rework her plans with little notice. “Just recently our dishwasher unexpectedly broke down for about six weeks,” Roth said. “So I ended up making a lot of soups and stews during that time, but it worked out, and everyone was a good sport about it.” After lunch is taken care of, Roth sets her sights on her next project, which varies from day to day. At the beginning of the month, Roth, who ran her own cake business for 30 years, bakes a special cake to celebrate the birthdays in the house. Despite a full schedule, Roth

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Char Roth, head chef at Alpha Omicron Pi, prepares labels for a variety of salad dressings. Roth takes into account the special dietary needs of the girls in the sorority when preparing meals.

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NET to air documentary on Nebraska artist nationally Emery Blagdon created museum of wire, Christmas lights in his shed, believed art had power to heal Maranda Loughlin DN Emery Blagdon was a seemingly ordinary country man from Stapleton, Neb. He sported overalls every time he went in public and had the leather-worn skin of someone who spent most days outside. But Blagdon was not all he appeared to be. Blagdon was not only the keeper of the family farm, he was also a reclusive and eccentric artist who believed his artwork had the ability to heal people. NET Nebraska discovered Blagdon and his colorful and detailed artworks and decided to create a 26-minute account of the artist’s life. The documentary “Emery Blagdon and his Healing Machine” will air nationally in early 2014.

The broadcast paints Blagdon’s we would eat cake and homemade life in colors most people in Stapleton ice cream.” Paxton said. “We just did normal family things. never had the chance to see — the “Except, when we went, we alman created a museum of tangled wire and Christmas lights within ways made a trip to look at his work the walls of his shed. Although the so he could show us what he had spotlight of the documentary is on added or have us feel the energy that was coming out of whatever piece the man himself, Blagdon’s healing had energy that day,” she added. machine is not to be unaccounted for. Blagdon’s reclusive lifestyle was “For over 30 years (Blagdon) heavily influenced by the tragedy created an environment in his shed around him. As a young man, his of sculptures, mobiles and paintings that he believed had a power to mother died from stomach cancer. His father died from them,” documentary a blood clot that producer Kelly Rush He touched formed while he was said. “That the powlives in a in surgery for lung er and energy he cancer. Later on, all created in these art way far beyond of Blagdon’s siblings, works would heal except for one, died people.” his art.” from cancer. Walking into The healing maBlagdon’s shed, one connie paxton chine first started off is overwhelmed by emery blagdon’s great niece as a way for Blagdon the chandeliers of art to pass his time. Then, work strung togethworking on the maer by intertwined wires that wrap around pieces of old chine became his passion and some machinery, beads from old necklaces, argue, his obsession. Blagdon’s time metal washers and bottle caps. Con- consuming shed menagerie and innie Paxton, the great niece of Blag- triguing lifestyle immediately fascidon, will never forget visiting her nated NET videographer and editor, blue-eyed great uncle’s home as a kid. Charles P. Aylward. “It was kind of an interesting pro“We’d have family get-togethers at his house where he would show cess,” Aylward said. “When Kelly approached me and showed me some his 8mm movies on the wall, and

of the pictures I thought, “Wow what a fabulous story.” And it’s just one of those stories that unfolded in front of us.” Blagdon often went to North Platte pharmacist Dan Dryden for elements. After he befriended the pharmacist, Blagdon took Dryden to his healing machine and was taken by the creative wire decor streamed with blinking Christmas lights. Dryden saw passion in Blagdon’s craft and decided to pursue his own according to the NET documentary. He became a sound engineer in New York quickly after. After Blagdon died of cancer, the shed and family home went up for auction. Dryden and a friend made the trip from New York back to Stapleton to make an offer on the estate. They were the only bidders. Dryden went to work cataloguing and mapping out the homes of all the individual chandeliers, geometric drawings and wire spheres displayed in Emery’s healing machine. He counted over 550 pieces and paintings. The Kohler foundation bought Blagdon’s metal gallery from Dryden and his friend in 2004. The outsider art now permanently resides in John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis.

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Emery Blagdon’s artwork included old machinery, bottle caps, beads and many other items. All-in-all, Paxton said she is happy her great uncle and his healing machine were brought to the spotlight, for more reasons than one. “I am so thankful that the documentary has been made and that people are getting to know Emery as a person because I think he was a fascinating person,” Paxton said.

“And I think that from an appearance stand point, people tend to judge too quickly and that they don’t really see how special he really was and how important. He touched lives in a way far beyond his art.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com


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TV, film give audience specific experiences Recently, these 2 mediums have been compared although each has different purposes, advantages Zach Fulciniti dn According to Nielsen Media Research, 115.6 million households in the U.S. have a television set. That includes 294 million people in America older than 2. In other words, nearly everyone has a TV. TV, of course, is a medium for transmitting moving images, things such as news broadcasts, sporting events and scripted programming. But it wasn’t the first medium for moving images. Louis and Auguste Lumiere are credited as the first to produce motion pictures. In 1895, using a camera called a cinematograph, they filmed workers leaving their factory at a rate of 16 frames per second. Their film lasted 50 seconds. Seven years earlier, however, an inventor named Louis Le Prince produced a sequence called “Roundhay Garden Scene,” which was recorded at 12 frames per second. His film lasted only 2.1 seconds. One of the most notable early films was screened in 1902. Georges Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon,” which depicted a group of astronomers exploring the moon and discovering a group of lunar natives, ran at 12 to 14 frames per second and lasted between 16 and 18 minutes. During the next few decades, film developed into a commercial entertainment industry, with the help of directors like D.W. Griffith and performers like Charlie Chaplin. Filmmakers faced technical difficulties, especially in synchronizing video and sound, and so this period, in which films had no audible dialogue, became known as the Silent Era. There was no home viewing. The “pictchas” were an instant sensation, and they remain so today, but if you wanted to see one, you had to go to the theater. There was no way to project a movie into your home. There was no sitting alone in your room curled up with a laptop, no renting a DVD from Blockbuster (R.I.P.), no

that never submit for a rating. watching an old movie on cable. TV, on the other hand, is moniIf you wanted to watch a movie, you did it with everyone. From the tored by the Federal Communications Commission, and any violation very beginning, movies had to be of the FCC’s rules will result in a fine. spectacles, because they were a specNetwork television is heavily restricttator sport. They weren’t made for a ed in its portrayal of sex, violence and viewer, they were made for an audiobscene language. Cable has more ence. In 1927, Warner Bros. released the wiggle room, but most nudity and first feature-length “talkie,” “The Jazz foul language still isn’t permitted. Still, TV has creative advantagSinger.” es of its own. One year later, the first television “Television has more of an adprograms were broadcast. A few decades later, popular con- vantage because it has a broader tent from the “Big Three” networks, canvas to work on,” said UNL film NBC, CBS and ABC, had legitimized studies professor Wheeler Winston TV and driven it into every American Dixon. “A movie is only two and a half hours, and with TV you have a home that could afford a set. Film’s little brother had its own legs to stand lot of time, and you can take your on, quality programming to speak of time building character developand an audience as big as the country ment.” New movies fight an uphill itself. battle, because they can’t be seen Recently, the two mediums have been compared more and more as from the comfort of your home. But TV is right there in your living room they enter new stages of creativity or your bedroom, with a variety of and possibility. programming available at the press “I think there is more interest and more of an awareness that there’s of a button. Because of this, Dixon said, some really creative storytelling that movies have behappens in TV now, come more about and it’s only getting Film is a style than subbetter,” said UNL stance. film and new media high art, “Movies are professor Richard becoming more Endacott. “Twenty while television is and more spectacleyears ago, TV was a lower art. ” driven, and that’s regarded as the stepbecause you have child of film. I think carlos velasco to get people out now, if anything, freshman graphic of the house and people are looking design major into the theater,” he at both approaches said. “And people as having strengths would rather sit at and weaknesses on home on the couch and watch proboth sides.” TV and film have always served grams on demand. It’s a very differdifferent purposes. The former has ent theatrical world. Basically, movphysical limitations: the largest ies are driven by Comic-Con.” Conversely, TV has adapted screens are usually around 50 inches, into a more serialized format. With whereas a theater screen is more than 20 feet tall. And most TV shows are millions of regular viewers week after week, television showrunners made for a few million dollars an episode, whereas “The Avengers,” with can take their time building a story and developing characters across a 142-minute run time, was made for $220 million, enabling state-of-the-art episodes and seasons, establishing CGI and the casting of the highest- themes and ideas early on and exploring them in different ways for profile actors in Hollywood. several years. Movies also have far fewer limiCiting programs like CBS’ potations when it comes to obscene litical drama “The Good Wife,” material. The vast majority of films are submitted to the Motion Picture Dixon described it as TV becoming Association of America to receive more mature and literary, and film a rating, but the ratings themselves becoming more juvenile. “Movies are becoming more have no legal weight. Theaters are readolescent, while television is besponsible for deciding whether or not a movie will be screened, and they coming more grown up, it’s tackling generally only refuse to show movies scenes which are more complicated

than you could find in ‘Thor: The Dark World and ‘Ender’s Game,’” he said. “Movie is basically spectacle. Television is a much more intimate medium. There’s a lot of junk on television, but you have a larger canvas to work with. With something like ‘The Good Wife,’ that’s an intelligent piece of work that wouldn’t work on the big screen.” Endacott pointed to original programming from leading premium cable channel HBO, like “Eastbound and Down,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Rome,” as evidence that TV content is making the most of its limitations as well as its capabilities. “Those are perfect examples of how far you can take an episodic weekly show,” he said. “One of my personal favorites was ‘Rome.’ It was character driven, and part of the fascination was that they’re characters from a different world. You’re taken into, and able to experience, these worlds in a way more fully than you can actually experience in a feature film, where you’re limited to two or three hours.” Sophomore film and new media major Eric Larson argued that TV as a medium is either on par with film or has surpassed it, stating that we’re seeing a “golden age of TV” spurred on by creative and technological innovations like binge-viewing. But not everyone agrees with his conclusion. Freshman graphic design major and film studies minor Carlos Velasco said although TV has its merits, it just won’t ever be on the same artistic level as film. “There’s a hierarchy, in a sense,” Velasco said. “Film is a high art, while television is a lower art. It’s extended storytelling. Film is a oneshot to create beautiful narratives. Television is long-term experimentation. It just won’t ever be the same.” And in that same vein, film being a high art means it has earned more critical praise and study, whereas TV is generally seen more as an aspect of pop culture that hasn’t earned a place in the academic work of a university. Endacott said it’s because TV hasn’t been around long enough, and as it continues to evolve and receive more acclaim on the basis of artistic merit, it may find itself in a place similar to film as an academic study. arts@ dailynebraskan.com

Commuters find ways to avoid cold weather Kieran Kissler dn It’s that time of the year again. Frosty streets, icy wind and chilling temperatures are starting to invade Lincoln. For some students, the change in weather does not affect their daily routine; they live, eat and travel on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. But many students deal with commuting, whether it be by riding a bike or taking a city bus. Dealing with the winter weather is not as easy for them. Sophomore advertising and public relations major DeWayne Taylor has been commuting since he started attending UNL last year. Because he lives near Pine Lake Road on the south side of Lincoln, his journey to campus usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. How he arrives, however, varies. “I usually get to class by bus or I catch a ride with a friend,” he said. “It doesn’t really change unless, on a whim, I decide to ride a bike.” Taylor is involved in many student clubs and organizations, including the University Speech Team, Campus Ambassadors and Tau Kappa Epsilon, among others. When he has a club or team commitment, he chooses to stay on campus all day instead of dealing with commuting back and forth. Luckily for him, he has many friends who live around campus who have offered their houses as a place for him to stay when getting home is not possible. The winter weather has made his commute more difficult at times; his options of walking or riding his bike come with the consequence of being outside in the cold. However, taking the bus or relying on a ride from a friend comes with the risk of running late or even missing a class. “Winter makes it so that I have to have a consistent ride all the

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Students get off a StarTran bus near 14th and Vine streets on Tuesday afternoon. For many students, the bus is a less expensive option than paying for a parking pass. time,” he said. “It sucks to walk in the weather, but sometimes I have to because the bus doesn’t just come to me, and the taxis are way too expensive.” Samantha Helberg, a sophomore actuarial science and premathematics major, and Hala Gotiya, a senior global studies major, also use the bus as a way to get to campus. Helberg lives in the area of 27th and Vine Streets, so her commute to campus is not as long as it is for students such as Gotiya, who lives on 70th St. When the weather is nicer, Helberg opts to ride her bike instead of relying on the bus. However, the low temperatures have forced her to take the bus more often. “The colder weather usually makes my commute slower,” she said. “But it doesn’t affect me other than that.” For Gotiya, the decision to take the bus is for economical reasons; paying for a parking pass is

not cheap. The international studies major drives to a bus stop and rides from there, which has saved her a lot of money this year. According to her, the winter weather has not affected her this year other than making her fellow commuters seem quieter during their travels. “Taking the bus is very helpful for me rather than having to pay to park on campus,” she said. For freshman exploratory major Alexandria Paulissian, dealing with lower temperatures means having to stand in the cold and wait for the bus to come. Since she lives on the north side of town, she also drives to a bus stop and then rides public transport to campus. She echoes a thought that many commuters share: The bus system does not always have the most consistent times. “It’s kind of a pain to wait for the bus, but I still have to do it,” she said. “It can take a long time for the

bus to come.” Although parking passes are available to all students, many like Gotiya and Paulissian elect to not pay the steep fee. Sophomore pre-interior design major Virginia Gormley has also turned to alternative forms of transportation in order to avoid paying for a pass. Because Gormley lives near campus, she often bikes to class when the weather is nice. However, the winter weather has forced her to think of creative solutions for transportation. On some days, she parks in various parking garages and walks to campus. On other days, she’ll drive her car to work and then rides her bike to class from that location. In one instance, bad weather has forced her to leave her bike on campus and call a friend for a ride. “It can get really cold outside now,” she said. “When it’s warm out, I’d rather just ride my bike. Now, I’m just waiting for it to snow. Then I’ll have to figure it out.” Most commuters do not have to deal with the cold the entire way to class as they either drive themselves or ride the bus. However, history graduate student Tony Foreman commutes on his bike to class everyday from his residence in the North Bottoms neighborhood. Foreman has avoided dealing with severe winter weather so far this year. However, his bike is equipped with tires that will allow him to continue to use it in his commute no matter the weather. Even though dealing with strong winds can prove challenging, he enjoys the alone time and financial rewards that comes with riding his bike. “I live so close,” he said. “It really is a matter of just being economical and not wasting gas.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com

‘Homefront’ lacks dynamic plot Sean Stewart DN When I begin to write a movie review, I create a word document with the title at the top followed by “film review.” Sitting down to write this review I cringed when I typed “film.” It can be called many things, but the new Jason Statham vehicle, “Homefront,” cannot be called a film. “Homefront” opens with a laughably bad action sequence that serves to both introduce the story and character. The problem that becomes immediately evident is the lack of much of either. After Phil Broker (played by Statham) works his martial arts magic to bring down a biker ganger/drug syndicate, the movie flashes forward a year to Statham living quietly in a stereotypically Southern, backwoods town with his 10-year-old daughter. Maybe this transition would seem less abrupt if not for the cast. Or the editing. Or the screenplay. Jason Statham essentially plays Jason Statham, something that grew

stale long ago. His particular mix of gritty, expressionless tough guy was fun maybe once (maybe never), but by now, I’m amazed people still pay to see him punch — not act — his way through a movie. Setting the movie in the South makes Statham’s British accent a cringe-worthy blight and a passing mention of international police can’t salvage the situation. Dressing Statham constantly in a baseball cap with flannel and denim feels only like an obvious and unsuccessful attempt to Americanize him. James Franco, in a role I’m forced to believe he accepted to pay for something extravagant, plays Gator, a low-level meth cook and thug. Franco is not unbelievable as the former, but is a little too Franco-y for the latter. Scenes meant to make him seem intimidating only made me feel like I was watching something he’d throw together with Seth Rogen for giggles. At 100 minutes, “Homefront” is not inherently overlong, but when I considered which scenes needed trimming, I found difficulty finding any worth keeping. It’s not that the basic story itself is that terrible, it’s just that it is handled so clumsily that

it rings hollow. The screenplay by Sylvester Stallone wanders incessantly. It refuses to settle on a cast of characters or a sensible plot, instead rushing from action piece to action piece at a ham-fisted frenzy. Each scene is dripping with so much self-importance that the entire movie as a whole feels pointless. The lazy dialogue and oppressive score try to hammer drama at the audience, but I only felt alienated, wondering why I should care about such cookie-cutter characters. I couldn’t help but notice how appropriate it was that Stallone wrote “Homefront” and that a trailer for “Sabotage,” a new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, ran before it. Much like these two ’80s action stars, Statham has forged a career on empty violence. He has embraced stoic and tough throwaway characters instead of something more dynamic. The movies Statham stars in have been consistently every bit as forgettable as the “characters” that populate them. Now with any luck I’ll forget the time I just spent watching “Homefront.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com

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‘The Pale King’ relates to readers through IRS stories Hannah Eads dn David Foster Wallace’s book “The Pale King” was published in 2011, both unfinished and most likely not in the right order. The book stretches across 548 pages, a little more than half the length of Wallace’s 1079-page “Infinite Jest.” But even more exciting is “The Pale King”’s main subject: Peoria, Illinois’ Internal Revenue Service center. “Past the flannel plains and blacktop graphs and skylines of canted rust, and past the tobacco-brown river overhung with weeping trees and coins of sunlight …” It begins with a not-quite-twopage chapter filled entirely with imagery of nature and human being interaction with it, ending on the sentence: “Read these.” The next chapter follows the thoughts of an IRS employee traveling to Peoria for his CPA exam, determining whether or not he will be promoted to the next level of superiority. From there on, each chapter is a new story. And by the end of the novel, the stories have been connected and digested, manifesting into a book less about taxes and more about the boredom that comes with being an IRS employee and what that boredom means on a larger scale. “Maybe dullness is associated with psychic pain because something that’s dull or opaque fails to provide enough stimulation to distract people from some other, deeper type of pain that is always there, if only in an ambient low-level way …” Although the book contains a lot of IRS jargon that most people will not understand, what we do understand and relate to is the headache that comes along with boredom. All types of distraction (Netflix, Twitter, relationships, etc.) are welcome in an effort to push away the fears that rush to the front of our minds as soon as we get bored. “… and which most of us spend nearly all our time and energy trying to distract ourselves from feeling, or at least from feeling directly or with our full attention.” As a former IRS employee, Wallace narrates a few of the chapters as himself, explaining that the book is actually a memoir, meaning the characters and their stories are as real as you. One of the more disturbing stories in the book is that of Toni Ware, who as a young girl taught herself to keep her eyes open for extended amounts of time and who used such a talent to her advantage after a car accident led a man to suffocate her mother, leaving Toni alone, alive and unblinking. Another chapter is devoted to a character who, as a child, was so completely charitable that those around him got sick of it.

THE PALE KING David Foster Wallace Back Bay Books Later on in the book, these characters are mentioned again as IRS workers, and the stories of these characters change from random fictional characters with strange personalities and quirks to real people whose characteristics led them to benefit the IRS, such as their ability to concentrate under extremely dull and boring circumstances. There are sections of “The Pale King” that are mentally exhausting, either because the dialogue and ideas are hard to follow or because of the emotional weight to the stories or sometimes both. Toward the end of the book, the reader sees all of the characters come together at a bar after work. One of the longest chapters in the book, it starts off with small talk and winds up in another background story, this time told by the actual character. While she’s talking, it’s clear she has spent a lot of time trying to figure herself out. Finally, she comes to the conclusion: “Reality meant nobody else was for sure going to be nice to me or treat me with any respect—that was the point of his thing about growing up, realizing that — and nobody else was for sure going to see me or treat me the way I wanted to be seen, so it was my job to make sure to see myself and treat myself like I was really worthwhile. It’s called being responsible instead of childish.” In 2008, Wallace hanged himself in his garage, leaving behind a note and his unfinished manuscript. We lost a brilliant writer that year. arts@ dailynebraskan.com

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Char Roth demonstrates how to use a digital timer to a co-worker on Wednesday. Before working as the sorority’s head chef, Roth owned a cake shop in Lincoln. manages to find time to indulge in her passion for baking. Leftover zucchini and bananas often find their way into breads and muffins which are served as snacks. “Baking takes time, but it’s worth the gratification when you do it right,” Roth said. “I just whipped up a pie crust earlier. It would have been a lot easier if I just bought it frozen, but I guess that’s the ‘old school’ in me. I’m not going to buy something from a store if I can make it myself.” Dinner preparation for the nearly 60 girls who live in the AOPi house at 16th and S streets begins at 2 p.m. When everyone is fed, Roth is already busy planning out future menus. To do this, Roth sifts through feedback from the house’s suggestion box each day and often adds to the suggestions with her own culinary ingenuity. For Roth, this takes an administrative chore and makes it rewarding task. “It helps me plan my menus, but then I take the suggestions and put them in a scrapbook for the girls that I give them at the end of the year,” Roth said. “Some of the notes are just sweet messages they put in, like ‘Thanks for all you do, Char.’” Roth also relies on her assistant Barbara McAdams to act as her right hand around the kitchen. The two met in a swim aerobics class, and McAdams has since become an indispensable part of the kitchen’s routine. “Barb is amazing,” Roth said. “She’s the reason I can do what I do.” As Roth meticulously rolls out dough, she periodically stops to ask McAdams to check if it’s too sweet. In addition to helping prepare food, McAdams often serves as the kitchen taste tester, because despite a lifetime of baking, Roth is unable to enjoy any of the fruits of her labor.

Roth discovered three years ago that she is fructose intolerant, preventing her from eating any fruit or flour. Despite her initial dismay, Roth’s dedication to baking has been undeterred. “At first, (the diagnosis) was very hard,” Roth said. “Then I decided, I’m not going to quit baking because I love to do it. The best part is seeing other people enjoy what you make it.” While Roth and McAdams devote their day to feeding others, their meals are often eaten on-the-go, and some days, not at all. “Sometimes we don’t even eat,” McAdams said. “You’ve always got to be doing this or that in the kitchen. There’s always something to clean.” At five o’clock, the arrival of the dish washer means that Roth’s day at the AOPi house is done. When she returns home, it’s Roth’s turn to be cooked for. “My husband normally makes me dinner,” Roth said. “He’s very patient and understand how much time my job takes.” While it is demanding, Roth’s job has not diminished her love of baking or the other aspects of life in the AOPi house. Her favorite part of the day is the frequent visits from girls in the house, who often stop by to socialize and lend a hand. Roth shows her gratitude by adding her own special touches to the house, whether it’s birthday cakes or a Christmas tree for the kitchen. “I know working in food service isn’t seen as a high-up job, but it really is for me because everyone here is so grateful,” Roth said. “At my age, not everyone can say that they have their ideal job, but I can say it and mean it with my whole heart.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com


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Former Husker adapting to career in Belgium Brandon Ubel, who graduated from Nebraska last year, playing professionally in Europe Kyle Cummings DN Halfway across the globe, former Nebraska basketball forward Brandon Ubel is 10 games into his first season with Brussels in Belgium. It’s really been a rollercoaster of a ride for Brandon in Brussels. But don’t ask many of his teammates to say that. “The French accent pronounces their Rs almost as Ws, so everyone sounds a little funny saying certain words in English,” Ubel said. That’s a common theme in Belgium, Ubel said, as communication has been a little bit tricky in the French-speaking country. Though coaches and players often mispronounce sentences while try-

a winning record. Two of Brussels’ he said. losses came from a last-second Ubel has been immersed in this shot. new perspective as he’s traveled Ubel is still only in his first seaacross Belgium and Europe since he moved overseas. Most specifi- son with Brussels in his first year out of the Nebraska basketball cally, Amsterdam, his favorite city program. When his time to end his he’s been to so far, sticks out to playing career comes, Ubel said he him. has other aspirations in basketball. “We got a couple days in a row He would like to coach basketoff and got to take a trip up there,” Ubel said, “and it was a great city ball at the college level someday. with a very different and interest- That’s a job his former coach, Tim Miles knows Ubel would be more ing vibe that I enjoyed a lot.” Though the pace of life differs than able to do. “He’s talked from that of the US, about coaching. Ubel said the people Getting the He’d be a fine have been more than coach. He’d be a accommodating to chance to really great coach smooth his transition because he has a in the new country. see the world and really great mind Plus Ubel’s role on play basketball... for the game,” the basketball court is very similar to his and they are going Miles said. “And I know he’s talked at Nebraska, he said. to pay me for it?” about broadcastHe said the only ing too. He’s just difference is that his brandon ubel one of those guys teammates in Europe former nebraska forward that whatever are older and more he’s going to do, experienced, creating he’s going to exa higher level of play. cel in it. If he decides on coaching, Brussels is 3-7 so far this season. While not ideal, Ubel admits, man, he’s gonna be terrific.” But for now, while Ubel misses the record isn’t exactly representative of how close the team is from his family and friends back in the

ing to talk to each other, Ubel said, the times he has the most trouble come when shopping for food. “The hardest thing to adjust to was definitely the grocery store,” Ubel said, “which I’m sure sounds weird, but trying to find the food and seasonings and sauces you want when everything is in a different language is a lot harder than it sounds.” Communication aside, though, playing overseas seven hours ahead of Lincoln’s Central Time zone was the easiest decision of his life, he said. “Getting the chance to see the world and play basketball, which I love, and they are going to pay me for it?” Ubel said. “There was really no hesitation.” And he’s enjoyed Belgium so far too, he said. But like going to the grocery store, there were some slight changes the 6-foot-10 former Husker had to adapt do. For instance, while Americans typically stick to a strict work schedule and tend to care strongly about their jobs, Ubel explained, Europeans value their social lives more. “It is definitely different, but not necessarily better or worse,”

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belong to the track team, which makes it easier on track athletes, who previously had to walk from the track office outside the DevMoving to the Bob Devaney Sports aney Center, Lanham said. Center might be a big change for The move also cleared the way the Nebraska women’s volleyball team, but life goes on at the Coli- for further renovations of the Rec seum without the sport it hosted Center and Coliseum to take place this spring, after completion of for 38 years. Christopher Dulak, assistant the Outdoor Adventures Center. marketing director for marketing The renovation initiative, “Yes and development for campus rec- 2 Better Rec Centers,” was apreation, said the volleyball team proved by students in a vote that was simply a tenant of the Colise- took place in the fall of 2010. There will not be any structurum in that it only used the building. About 80 percent of the time, al changes to the Coliseum, Lanthe space the volleyball team oc- ham said, but the building will get some updates. The cupied was used trophy cases lining for campus recreWe want the south hallways ational activities, of the Coliseum will he said. to make become an archive Dulak said the of past recreational volleyball team’s sure the history is sport athletes as well leaving the Coli- there.” as a showcase of preseum was good vious Coliseum usfor students beage. amy lanham cause it allows campus recreation “We want to more time and make sure the histospace for other ry is there,” Lanham events and student usage. Everything in the said. The famed volleyball court Coliseum would close down so that the volleyball team could will be sanded down, and the play, and now that is not an issue, lines will be repainted, she said. She said the basketball lines, curDulak said. Amy Lanham, senior assistant rently pale white and green, will director for campus recreation, be painted black. The basketsaid the volleyball team’s move ball lines were white and light has freed up space for other sports green before to make it easier on to call the Campus Recreation line judges’ covering volleyball games, Dulak said. Center their home. The volleyball lines and court The golf team office is now in the Campus Recreation Center. boundaries will remain but will The locker rooms previously oc- not be as prominent, Lanham said. Along with the Coliseum cupied by the volleyball team now

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A basketball player shoots in the Coliseum, which, after hosting its last volleyball game, is set to undergo renovations. facelift, the strength training and conditioning room will undergo major changes beginning the first weekend of March. “We’re doing this to gain more square footage and better equipment based on demand,” Dulak said. As part of the renovations, the strength training and conditioning room equipment will temporarily move to Court 1 until renovations are complete, Dulak said. He said the entrance will still be intact, but the long hallway to the strength training and conditioning room will be walled off. It will change the traffic flow patterns to

form a “dog leg” that will make the students have to go up the flight of stairs by the temporary lockers and to the left to Court 1. The stone walls that line the hallway down to the strength training and conditioning room will be replaced with glass as part of the renovation plans, Dulak said. Dulak and Lanham said once the renovations begin, they are scheduled to be completed in four to six months, just in time for school to start back up again in fall 2014. sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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Ex-Husker Brandon Ubel averaged 11.5 points per game his senior year and is playing for a team in Brussels, Belgium. United States, he’s not thinking about the end of his basketball career. He’s focused on enjoying his time overseas and experiencing new memories.

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before that would be Michigan State, who handed Penn State its only conference loss on the year. But that was the last time the Nittany Lions lost, which was back on Sept. 27. The Nittany Lions attack primarily comes from senior Deja McClendon, who notched 305 kills on the season. The blocking game for Penn State comes from the 6-foot-6 senior Katie Slay, who racked up 171 total blocks on the year. This is why Penn State will find itself in the Final Four in my bracket. The No. 4 seed Missouri Tigers will claim the last spot in my Final Four with a win over No. 5 Florida. The Tigers’ attack is led by senior Lisa Henning with 472 total kills in the season and a hitting clip of .339 percent. The offense also comes from the SEC freshman of the year Carly Kan, who was a six-rotation player with a hitting clip of .360 percent and 351 kills on the year. Missouri also has the SEC Player of the Year, senior setter Molly Kreklow, who put up 1,392 assists on the year. How boring; the 1,2,3 and 4 seeds make it to the Final Four in my bracket. With the talent these teams bring, it’s hard not to go with them. Here’s where things get shaken up. Penn State and Washington go at it for five sets, but the Huskies hold off the potent Nittany Lion attack and will prevail (in front of a home Seattle crowd). Missouri enters the match with the Longhorns with its undefeated season on the line. This hard-fought battle will end with the Tigers remaining undefeated. The Huskies and Tigers will be in the final match of the year. Missouri goes on to complete the perfect season, with Kreklow, Kan and Henning leading the way. But like I said, it’s NCAA Tournament time, so anything can happen. Eric Bertrand is a sophomore journalism major. You can reach him at sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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A day after Nebraska soccer coach John Walker was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year in the Great Lakes Region, four Husker players were honored with All-Region awards on Wednesday. Senior goalkeeper Emma Stevens and senior defender Ari Romero were named to the first team in the region, while forwards Jordan Jackson, a senior, and Jaycie Johnson, a freshman, were named to the second team. Stevens, Romero and Jackson were the only three Huskers to play more than 2,000 minutes this season, during which NU went 19-4-1 and made the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Stevens was named secondteam All-Big Ten and ended her

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But like they’ve done so many times against their previous opponents, the Hurricanes began to light it up from 3-point land. After converting just one of his first five attempts in the first half, Brown flushed in two straight baskets from 3-point land to decrease Miami’s deficit to 8. Another 3-pointer from Reed shortened Nebraska’s lead to 5 and caused Miles to call a timeout. The pep talk by the coach in the huddle seemed to make a difference as the Huskers responded after the timeout with a 9-5 run. The last five minutes ended mostly at the free throw line, as freshman guard Tai Webster, junior forward Leslee Smith and junior guard Deverell Biggs combined for 8 points on 11 free throw attempts down the stretch to seal the 11-point victory. Their discipline in the paint aided the Huskers to their sixth win, according to Smith. “I think it improved a lot especially after our lost game,” he said. “We were a lot more physical.” His coach agreed. “We hung well with them under the glass and out-rebounded them, which was a good sign for us,” Miles said. Nebraska will next play Creighton at Century Link Center in Omaha on Sunday at 5 p.m. sports@ dailynebraskan.com


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25 points. But not even leading all scorers was enough to win as the Huskers (5-2 overall) defeated the Hurricanes 60-49 in front of 12,579 fans at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The win assisted the Big Ten in tying the ACC 6-6 in the 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. After the game, Nebraska coach Tim Miles said aiding the conference made the win more significant for him and his players after the ACC led by two games the night before. “It was a good win for us. I think we saved the Big Ten’s bacon,” he said. “That was important for us — we wanted to be a part of that. We like being a part of this challenge. It means something for this program.” In the game’s first four minutes, the Hurricanes couldn’t buy a basket. After missing its first five shot attempts, Miami dumped in its first make at the 15:45 in the first half. Senior forward Erik Swoope would go on to knock in Miami’s next field goals from inside the paint and from downtown to tighten the deficit to 10-7. An inside jumper from freshman guard Davon Reed two baskets later would tie it at 11-11. However, that was the closest the Hurricanes would get to winning. Although it took 17 minutes, Nebraska guard Ray Gallegos made an impressive entrance in the stat sheet, making his first 3 points of the game from downtown. The senior captain would go on to nail his second 3-pointer on the Huskers’ next possession to give his team a 9-point boost by halftime. The Hurricanes finished the game’s first 20 minutes shooting just 25.8 percent from the field. Miami’s coach Jim Larranaga said Nebraska’s pressure was too much for his Miami players. “They basically controlled the game with their defense,” he said. “We did a little better job in the second half but still not enough.” Besides applying constant pressure on defense, the Huskers also continued their success behind the arc in the second half. After redshirt sophomore forward Walter Pitchford knocked in his second 3-pointer on the night, sophomore forward Terran Petteway followed with his first a few minutes later to increase Nebraska’s lead to 30-20. “We guarded the ball well and we handled their screen and rolls well,” Miles said. The Huskers continued to pour it on their next three possessions as Petteway, Shields and Gallegos each gave them their largest lead, 3620, with 12:05 left in the game.

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Pelini remains right man for NU zach tegler

Of the 2,053 men who have ever coached major college football, 107 – about 5 percent – had winning percentages of .706 or better through five seasons. Of those 107 coaches, 43 are in the College Football Hall of Fame. Sixty-two worked before World War II. And eight – much less than 1 percent – won nine games in each of their first five seasons as a head coach. Of those eight, only one inherited a team with a losing record. His name is Bo Pelini. And Bo Pelini is on the hot seat. A vocal minority of Nebraska fans harangue Pelini for an inability to live up to the standard. But the real standard in Nebraska isn’t winning conference championships. It isn’t winning national championships. The standard coached the Huskers for 25 years. The standard’s name is Tom Osborne. Four seasons into his tenure at Nebraska, Osborne was on the hot seat, unable to live up to the standard set by his predecessor: Bob Devaney, who led the school to its first two national championships. After the 1976 Huskers (who finished 9-3-1) rallied to beat Texas Tech in the Bluebonnet Bowl, some university regents told Osborne that had he lost the game, he might have been fired. But Osborne stayed, for 21 more seasons, and he went 60-3 in his final five seasons, winning three national titles along the way and creating the standard every following Nebraska coach would be compared with. But it’s completely unfair to compare Bo Pelini to Tom Osborne. Pelini can’t be Osborne, because nobody can be Osborne. Osborne is the only coach in history with more than 250 victories and fewer than 100 combined losses and ties; his career ended with only 49 losses and three ties. Osborne ranks fourth all time in winning percentage among coaches who worked more than 10 seasons. Of the top 18 coaches on that list, Osborne is the only one with more than 173 wins – with 255 wins. And the eight coaches with nine wins in each of their first five years?

He’s one of them. So is Oklahoma’s Barry Switzer, who won nine games in is first eight seasons – the secondlongest streak ever. But Osborne? He won nine games in his first (and only) 25 seasons. From 1973 to 1997, Nebraska fans were spoiled by arguably the greatest coach in the history of the sport. They were conditioned to believe that a football program could contend for national championships every other year and make it look effortless. Osborne’s successors – just like every other coach in college football – have failed to live up to the standard. Frank Solich, who coached the Huskers from 1998-2003, had the exact same winning percentage (.754) through five seasons as Osborne. Solich took Nebraska to a national championship game, had a team finish the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. But one bad season – which still included a trip to a bowl game, mind you – doomed him. Solich’s successor, Bill Callahan, file photo by matt masin had two losing seasons in four years, Bo Pelini is on a hot seat, but he is a win away from becoming and by the time he was fired, the prothe fifth coach ever to start his career with six nine-win seasons. gram was trending downward. That brings us to Pelini. Osborne inherited a team that had Les Miles, Pop Warner, Amos Alonzo In his six seasons at Nebraska, won back-to-back national champion- Stagg and, oh, by the way, Bob Devhis first six as a head coach, the highs ships a year before his tenure started, aney. have not met the standard, and the and he didn’t coach a national title conWith a victory in the coming bowl lows have caused knee-jerk comtender until 1982, his 10th season. game, Pelini would become the fifth parisons to Callahan. But through it Pelini inherited a 5-7 football team coach ever to win nine games in each all, in the big picture, Pelini’s teams – yet he was held to the lofty standard of his first six seasons, joining Osborne, have been consistent; pessimistic critof Osborne’s accomplishments after Switzer, Petersen and George Woodics point out that Pelini has lost four ruff, who coached Penn in the 1890s. games each season. But Pelini has also only a few seasons at the helm. Other people want Pelini out beFifth. Coach. Ever. won at least nine games each season. Pelini has worked under the Detractors argue that because col- cause of his behavior; whenever Pelini is discussed on TV, a montage of footshadow of three national titles by lege football teams play more games than they used to, it’s easier to win age with Pelini’s yelling and ranting one of the best coaches in history, and raving is shown. And that creates and while he hasn’t spoiled Husknine games in a seaan image Nebraska er Nation, it would be unfair to son in the modern era. fans don’t want. say he has underwhelmed. Have Nobody Yet only two coaches But image is all there been bad losses? Yes. Have since 1990 – Pelini and wants to about context. As there been embarrassing moBoise State’s Chris PeFlorida coach Will ments? Yes. But if Pelini is fired tersen – have opened work at Muschamp (who is for winning at least nine games a their careers with five on a hot seat him- season, you’d be hard-pressed to straight nine-win sea- a place where self) said on “College find another person who wants to sons. nine- and 10-win Gameday” recently, coach under that cloud. The Nebraska victory justifies anger. Nobody wants to coach a profans who want Pelini seasons get you When you’re wingram with unrealistic expectations. fired for on-field per- fired.” ning, people call you Nobody wants to face a rabid, impaformance are living passionate, he said. tient fan base. Nobody wants to work in the ’90s. Winning When you’re losing, they say you’re at a place where nine- and 10-win seatakes time, patience, more than six out of control. sons get you fired. years. Osborne didn’t win an outright At the end of the day, Pelini has a For now, there is only one man conference championship until his winning percentage of .704 in nearly right for the head coaching job at ninth season. He shared a conference Nebraska. title in his third season – but so did six seasons. In his first five years, he His name is Bo Pelini. Pelini. In 2010, Nebraska finished the had a winning percentage of .706. BetZach Tegler is a senior season tied for the Big 12’s best record, ter than Nick Saban. Better than Bear journalism major. You can Bryant. Better than Lou Holtz, Bobby a feat that would have earned a league reach him at sports@ title in pre-conference championship Bowden, Bo Schembechler, Jimmy dailynebraskan.com Johnson, Frank Beamer, Steve Spurrier, game days.

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things. I didn’t think we played with nearly enough toughness.” With 2 fouls, Hooper had to finish the half on the bench as North The No. 15 Nebraska women’s basCarolina pulled ahead. The Tar ketball team left the Carmichael Heels doubled their score with 20 Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C., with its more points before halftime, 6 of second loss in a row, 75-62 against which came from McDaniel. After No. 18 North Carolina. the first 20 minutes the score was 40The Tar Heels took the lead 30, North Carolina. right after tip-off. Freshman forward “I just wish I could’ve stayed in Stephanie Mavunga missed her the game a little bit longer,” Hooper 3-point attempt, but sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel rebounded said. “It made me so mad going to the bench. It was stupid fouls; it was to get the first 2 points off of a jump shot. The Huskers quickly respond- my fault.” Coming out in the second half, ed with two made foul shots by juNorth Carolina kept its lead. Mcnior forward Emily Cady. Daniel contributed another 8 points After tying the game, the Huskto the scoreboard as Hooper came ers took the lead as senior forward Jordan Hooper made back-to-back off the bench to get 7 more points for 3-pointers. Freshman guard Dia- the Huskers, giving her a total of 18 mond DeShields put the Tar Heels points at the end of the game to go with 9 rebounds. Sophomore guard back in the game with two jump Rachel Theriot was the secondshots, but the Huskers continued highest scorer for Nebraska with 12 dropping 3s, one from junior guard Brandi Jeffery and another from points. Theriot led with 5 assists. The Huskers continued to turn Hooper. over the ball in the second half, and The Tar Heels responded with 4 more points. After a foul on the floor the Tar Heels kept their lead. Nebrasby Nebraska freshman forward Allie ka gave up 21 possessions by the end of the game, while North Carolina Havers, North Carolina missed three had 13 steals. jump shots in a row, “In the second leaving the score at half, we competed I didn’t 16-11, Nebraska, with really hard,” Yori 12 minutes left in the think we said. “I thought first half. we did a lot betA foul, two turn- played with ter job in the secovers and a missed ond half than the 3-pointer from the nearly enough first half with our Huskers in the next toughness.” toughness.” two minutes gave the Although Neconnie yori Tar Heels a chance to women’s basketball coach braska made 22 of catch up. McDaniel 56 2-pointers, 12 made both a 3-pointer of 12 free throws and jump shot from and 6 of 21 3-pointers, the Huskers the paint, while her teammates, freshman guard Jessica Washington fell short to the Tar Heels by the end and junior guard Danielle Butts con- of the second half, leaving the final score at 75-62. McDaniel led the Tar tributed 2 points each. With a few Heels to their first top-20 victory this minutes left, the score was 21-20, season with 25 points. Nebraska. “She was a really good player. The rest of the first half, the They all were,” Hooper said. “They Huskers made 9 more points. In the last plays, Hooper made a turnover, were really fast and good at finding leading to a breakaway layup by Mc- the open person. McDaniel was the Daniel. Cady quickly followed with best post player I’ve played against so far this season.” another Nebraska turnover to end After two losses in a row, the the half. Huskers will return home to the “The big things in the first half Pinnacle Bank Arena for their next were that we turned it over, and they got layups,” Nebraska coach Connie game against Utah State this Sunday at 2 p.m. Yori said. “We didn’t do a good job of sports@ rebounding in the first half. You can’t dailynebraskan.com win if you don’t take care of those

NCAA tourney to end with perfect season ERIC BERTRAND

It’s NCAA Tournament time for volleyball. The bracket is set, and now it’s my chance to give a prediction on how things will shake out. For the No. 8 seed Nebraska team, the goal of the season was to make the Final Four. Let’s see if I have the Huskers achieving that dream. The Huskers (23-6, 16-4) should cruise into the second round to battle the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks ended the Huskers’ season last year, but they will not have the same luck this time around if senior Big Ten Player of the Year Kelsey Robinson has anything to do with it. Nebraska will then go up against the balanced attack from No. 9 seed, San Diego. The Toreros have five players with more than 265 kills on the year. The Huskers’ blocking will stymie the Toreros’ offense, which then leads Nebraska to a showdown with the No. 1 overall seed and defending national champion, the Texas Longhorns, for a spot in the Final Four.

The Longhorns shot down the Huskers in a five-set match earlier in the season. Texas went undefeated in conference play led by junior Haley Eckerman. She tallied 371 kills and a hitting clip of .278 percent on the year. Eckerman won Big 12 Player of the Year, while the Longhorns’ Chiaka Ogbogu earned Big 12 freshman of the year honors. This matchup goes five sets, just as the previous meeting, and the outcome stays the same. Texas moves on to the Final Four by winning the Lincoln regional. In the Los Angeles region, No. 3 seed Washington (26-2, 11-2) is the top team. The Huskies have the Pac12 Player of the Year, junior outside hitter Krista Vansant, and she will put the team on her back to the Final Four. Vansant hit .318 percent this season and averaged 4.31 kills a set. She also played a big role on the defensive side of the ball by averaging 2.67 digs per set. Although the Huskies make the Final Four, I predict a few upsets in this portion of the bracket. Creighton and Kansas will meet in a re-match in the second round of the tournament. The Jays downed the Jayhawks in four games earlier this season. The Jayhawks went on to a 12-4

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