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Regents to begin search for new NU president Board will create advisory committee to head nationwide search for Milliken’s replacement staff report DN The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will soon appoint an interim replacement for NU President James B. Milliken, who is leaving his post to become chancellor of
committee to assist in a nationwide the City University of New York. search for the next president. Milliken was named chancellor In an email to Uniafter a special meetversity of Nebraska facing of CUNY’s Board ulty and staff, Milliken of Trustees Wednessaid he had “mixed emoday afternoon, actions.” cording to a CUNY “While I am excited press release. The about a new challenge in board chose Milliken the city where my wife unanimously out of Nana and I met, were 50 finalists. married and began our Milliken will becareers, I will deeply gin his position at miss the many good the third-largest unifriends and colleagues versity system and with whom we’ve spent the largest urban unimilliken such an extraordinary deversity in the United cade,” he said. States by June 1. In Milliken has been NU presiaccordance with NU policy, the redent since 2004. During his tenure, gents will soon appoint an advisory
While I am excited about a new challenge in the city where my wife Nana and I met, were married and began our careers, I will deeply miss the many good friends and colleagues with whom we’ve spent such an extraordinary decade.” james b. milliken university of nebraska president
NU has physically expanded all four campuses, raised more than $1.5 billion in a capital donations campaign, grown to a 20-year enrollment high of 50,705 and made
strides in affordable access for students. Last fall, the regents voted to purchase a new $750,000 home for him. In a statement Wednesday
evening, University of NebraskaLincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman said Nebraska “will continue to benefit from president Milliken’s legacy for years to come.” “This is a very significant loss for the University of Nebraska,” Perlman said. “It is an understatement to say that J.B. Milliken has done an extraordinary job in his tenure as president of the NU system. During the past decade, he has been a visionary leader and a staunch advocate for higher education in the state of Nebraska.” Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare said Milliken’s leadership has helped NU establish it-
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cultural connection Southern african students visit unl for leadership program s t o r y
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A group of students from Africa sit in the basement of Seaton Hall, reading the latest issue of the Daily Nebraskan and preparing for their morning lecture as part of a United States Department of State initiative to help develop future world leaders.
ebraska may be colder than 20 visiting African students are used to, but the students said they’re more surprised by the warmth of its residents. The students are visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from southern Africa to learn about leadership, civil rights, culture and history. The Center for Civic Engagement and the Department of Global Studies invited the students from South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to stay at UNL from Jan. 11 to Feb. 5. The group, part of a United States Department of State initiative (the Study of the U.S. Institutes) to help develop future world leaders, will also visit Mississippi, Alabama and Washington, D.C. A normal day for the students is having breakfast, a lecture in the morning and afternoon, lunch and then a leadership activity or vising nonprofit organizations around the community, said Damien Pfister, assistant academic director of the Department of Communication Studies. “One way to describe their days (is) busy,” he wrote in an email. This type of schedule is to give students the best experience they can have on campus. Pfister helped plan the curriculum for the students and coordinated the peer mentor group, which pairs UNL students with someone on the trip
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UHC combats flu season with free vaccine clinics With influenza cases on the rise, health center urges students to take advantage of flu shot Fridays Tyler williams DN The flu is on the rise among young Nebraskans, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s University Health Center is urging students to get the vaccines they need for protection. The vaccine covers all types of the flu, including swine flu. UHC is offering free influenza vaccines at clinics every Friday for the rest of the month. These clinics are held in the health center and are free for students and only $30 for staff. January is the beginning of flu season, which runs through late March, and the Centers for Disease Control is urging everyone, especially college-aged
around 10 days, influenza can be people, to get their flu shot. “The CDC is showing that damaging both from a health and young people are getting hit hard- academic standpoint. Each year, the CDC analyzes est with the flu this year,” said viral shifts in influenza and picks Nancy Orsborn, nursing director out the components that it prefor the health center. Two flu-related deaths have dicts to be important parts of each year ’s flu, called already been reantigens. These ported in the state of Young antigens are then Nebraska and three people are put into the flu positive influenza tests have already getting hit hardest vaccine and are injected into the been confirmed on body causing an UNL campus. How- with the flu this immune system ever there may be year.” response which more active flu paprepares the imtients the health cenNancy ORsborn mune system to ter is unaware of on uhc nursing director defend the body campus. from the flu. Each “Not everybody is tested, a lot of people just stay year the flu changes, and so must the vaccine used. home,” Orsborn said. “The flu shot this year is a And with people not getting tested and treated for influenza, good match to the current most this can accelerate the spread of common flu going around,” Orsborn said. flu germs. However the vaccine takes “Just about everything you touch has the potential to be con- around two weeks to become effective in the body and for this taminated,” Orsborn said. With rapid onset of debilitat- reason it is critical for people to become vaccinated as early in the ing symptoms such as high fever, cough, body and head aches, and a usual period of illness lasting
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UNL set to host February conference for advisers Conference is Academic Advising Association’s first effort to facilitate wide collaboration
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flu shots: from 1 flu season as possible to prevent exposure before the vaccine can take effect. “H1N1 (the flu) seems to affect young people more, and this year 10 children have died from H1N1 already,” says Dr. Dwight Wigg, a health center physician. Even people who were already inoculated with H1N1 vaccines still need to get a new flu shot. “The thing about flu vaccine is, it’s not long lasting,” Wigg said. Along with protection from the flu the shot has also demonstrated other health benefits as well. “Students who got flu shots had 25 percent less upper respiratory infections,” Wigg said. The more people who receive the vaccination, the harder it is for the flu to spread in a large population, Orsborn said. “It’s called herd immunity, and the more people to get the shot, the less likely it is to spread between people,” she said. news@ dailynebraskan.com
Nam Tran DN The Academic Advising Association at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is co-sponsoring its first annual academic advising conference in February. Created last summer, the association is a collaboration between advisers and staff to provide a network for the campus advising community, with opportunities to adopt and implement best practices, enhance professional development opportunities and collaborate across colleges and departments. The 2014 Growing B1G Potential Conference will take place on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nebraska East Union. This year ’s conference is focused on providing advisers with more opportunities to grow. The keynote speaker is Erin Justyna, who is a member of the National Academic Advising Association, directs the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) at Texas Tech University and is a member of TTU’s Committee on Academic Advising and Retention. Executive committee chairman of the association Tony
Allie Tobin, a junior food Lazarowicz has served as chairman of the organization since science and technology major, its initiation on July 1. He said has had her fair share of experiences with advisers in the past. the organization provides opShe said there is always room portunities for professional defor advisers to improve their velopment within the advising abilities. community. “I’ve heard many horror “We tried to develop it in stories about friends of mine a way that would be open to having bad advisers or being anybody on campus that has an interest in advising, whether pointed in the wrong direction when it came to their careers,” it’s graduate students, professhe said. “But I think things like sional staff (or) faculty advisers,” Lazarowicz said. “But re- this organization can only benefit advisers and help to conally, the inspiration behind this was just formalizing a group to tinue to make us, the students, help professionalize the field of better prepared for the future.” Lazarowicz said the asacademic advising on campus.” sociation is one extra way for Previously, the group has advisers to gain hosted academic additional tools advising activiI think and knowledge ties during the on how to give fall semester things like students a better such as brownexperience in colbag luncheons this organization lege. for professional can only benefit “In the end, development, advisers.” while it’s more campus threat geared towards assessment team allie tobin the advising luncheons and junior food science and community, it’s a Chinese name technology major going to impact pronunciation the student’s exworkshop. perience here at In the spring UNL,” he said. semester, the association will The Academic Advising also host a workshop with CaAssociation will have general reer Services that will present membership meetings Jan. 28 information on understanding and March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to career assessments in academic advising and how to begin a 10 a.m. in the Nebraska Union. The group is open to anypeer mentoring program. one in the campus community “We want people to feel like interested in advising students. this is an open and welcoming To get involved, or to find more community for advising,” Lazarowicz said. “We want the ad- information, go to aaa.unl.edu or contact Lazarowicz at tlazvisers to feel like, ‘Hey, if I feel firstname.lastname@example.org or commulike I need something, this is a nications chair Erin Burnette at group I can go to, and if I don’t email@example.com. need it at that time, and I have news@ other things that are priorities, dailynebraskan.com that’s OK, too.’”
Faculty, staff are allowed social media freedom Unlike Kansas, professors, UNL faculty and staff’s posts remain unmonitored
I think most people understand social media and we as a university are not here to police … We encourage the use of it, and so far there has not been a need for a policy.” Steve smith
unl news director
Tyler Williams DN Dozens of Kansas college professors are demanding the University of Kansas Board of Regents to axe a new social media policy for staff – but professors at the University of NebraskaLincoln can rest easy, because UNL leaders say there’s no such policy here. The criticized policy, in place at Kansas University and Kansas State University, allows for an employee to be fired for social media posts that university officials consider in conflict with their best interests and ability to provide services. The policy was passed unanimously by regents in Kansas partly in response to KU journalism professor David Guth’s anti-National Rifle Association tweet last September, garnering national attention and controversy. Tyler Thomas, UNL’s social media specialist, said the university doesn’t have a specific policy, but employees are expected to follow certain guidelines and recommendations.
“Officially no policy exists, but professors are expected to assume a professional responsibility,” Thomas said. He said that while profiles used by professors that share and post information related to the university may be observed by some of the UNL staff on the university communications team, the personal profiles of professors are not monitored in any way. “My job is not to actively monitor anyone. … ...I observe and elevate as necessary,” Thomas said. If a professor ’s post could be deemed offensive, Thomas said, administrative action may be taken after the proper authorities are notified. ”It goes through our chain of command here (at UNL Administration) and eventually the person in question is contacted,” Thomas said. However, no such situation has happened in Thomas’ recent memory. “Not in my year I’ve been here,” he said. “I think most
people understand social media and we as a university are not here to police. … We encourage the use of it, and so far there has not been a need for a policy.” UNL News Director Steve Smith said although the university has social media specialists who follow professors on social media, the specialists are not watching in an effort to enforce any sort of policy or regulations online. “Our professors are very thoughtful and use the platform responsibly,” Smith said. Most professors only use social media to create visibility for their research, he said. “I think that it is something we understand, and we want to make sure we don’t violate any of the rights or our professors or staff,” Smith said. “And if we did in the future develop a more formal policy of this kind it would probably take the form of guidelines instead of a hard and fast policy.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
home state, he committed himself to raising the University of Nebraska to an even higher level — building a global reputation for Nebraska’s leadership on strategic priorities for the 21st century,” said Jeff Raikes, a Nebraska native and CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in a university press release. “He has been a transformational leader, and Nebraskans can be truly proud of his accomplishments and the momentum he’s built for the university. We all look forward to how this Nebraskan will next shape our world.”
Milliken said he is confident UNL is heading in the right direction and will continue to do so. “The university is doing more than ever to provide students in Nebraska and beyond with an affordable, excellent education; to conduct research in areas critical to people in Nebraska and around the world and to help people in communities across the state live healthier, more productive lives,” Milliken said. news@ dailynebraskan.com
cops briefs man points flare guns at staff member
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police were called Monday afternoon by a UNL staff member who said a man had pointed flare guns at him. The staff member told police that as he walking by Behlen Laboratory, he passed a white male and greeted him as he walked by. The man, Jared M. Clawson, 31, then pulled two orange flare guns out of his coat and pointed them at the staff member. Police found Clawson in the area of 12th and R streets 10 minutes after the call. When officers asked Clawson if he had anything on him, he immediately took from his coat two flare guns, two steak knives and 10 shells for the flare gun. Clawson was sent to jail for making terroristic threats and was cited for carrying a concealed weapon. UNLPD said a UNL Alert was prepared but was not sent because they were able to locate Clawson so quickly and he was no longer on campus.
Staff member reports suspicious trespassers in CBA
Four people were given a UNL Trespass Policy Letter after they were found inside the College of Business Administration on Friday afternoon. A UNL staff member called UNLPD after seeing three of the four people using the computers in the west lobby of the buildings and thought it was suspicious. All four are non-students and were given a UNL Trespass Policy Letter and released.
Broken pipe at dentistry college causes estimated $3,000 damage
Thousands of dollars in damage was caused to the College of Dentistry after a pipe burst the evening of Jan. 8. UNLPD said a steel cap on a copper pipe broke, sending a substantial amount of water through the center of the building. There was damage to walls, carpet, ceiling tiles, a desktop computer and a cone beam CT scanner may have been damaged. UNL Facilities Management and Planning was also notified of the pipe burst and arrived on scene to clean up. Damage is estimated to cost at least $3,000.
UNLPD cites man for carrying black iron knuckles inside car
A Lincoln man was cited and released by UNLPD for carrying a concealed weapon the morning of Jan. 5. UNLPD stopped David E. Leafty, 30, after driving his tan Chevy Tahoe without license plates or transit papers. Officers then saw black iron knuckles inside the car and found that the black iron knuckles were attached to a 7 3/4 inch-long knife. Leafty was cited and released after officers were able to make the scene safe.
Partially undressed man loiters in East Campus women’s bathroom A UNL staff member ran into someone in the women’s bathroom she did not expect to see — a man. The staff member called UNLPD the morning of Jan. 2 after entering the first floor women’s restroom in Miller Hall on UNL’s East Campus to find a man in a state of partial undress. The woman told police that when she entered the restroom the man said, “Oh, I’m sorry” and quickly ran out. A university employee saw camera footage of the man and was able to identify him to UNLPD. Police are currently making attempts to locate the suspect.
Judge sentences lincoln man to 180 days in jail for DRUG-DEAL THREATS
A Lincoln man will face at least 98 days in jail after threatening another man’s life. On April 23, 18-year-old Treshon Moody was in the back of a Jeep during a drug deal in a HyVee parking lot located on 50th and O streets, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Moody pointed a black handgun at another Lincoln man and told the man he knew how to hide a body, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Lancaster County District Court Judge Robert Matte sentenced Moody on Tuesday to 180 days in prison. Moody pleaded guilty to a terroristic threats charge in November after initially facing attempted robbery charges, the Journal Star article reported. -Compiled BY Colleen Fell firstname.lastname@example.org
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ASUN amends Student Code of Conduct Senators remove excessive language, archaic terms from code in first spring meeting REECE RISTAU DN
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Marty Link, acting water quality division administrator of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, gives a lecture on Nebraska’s ground water quality and the issues facing the people using it at Hardin Hall on East Campus on Wednesday.
Talk addresses groundwater threats Melissa Allen DN Marty Link has an easy explanation for the importance of groundwater. “It’s what we drink,” she said before a crowd of 60 Wednesday on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. “It’s as simple as if you went up to someone and asked them, ‘Would you like goodquality drinking water?’ Of course people are going to say yes. Especially with what’s going on right now in West Virginia (a chemical spill contaminated the state’s water supply), people are thinking a little bit more about it this week.” Link, the acting water quality administrator of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, gave the first Water Seminar Series lecture of the semester, titled “Groundwater Quality in Nebraska.” She spoke about the current condition of groundwater in the state and what is being done to improve contamination levels of fertilizers.
“I don’t just care about groundwater,” Link said during the seminar. “I care about Nebraska.” Ninety-eight percent of Nebraskans rely on groundwater, compared with the 29 percent U.S. average. One of the major issues with groundwater contamination is because of nitrates seeping into soils. Nitrates are used as fertilizers, and because of the structure of Nebraska’s soils, they can easily contaminate the groundwater. Although the Environmental Protection Agency rules that 10 milligrams per liter is the maximum contaminant level for drinking water, wells dotted across Nebraska have double that level in their water supply. Too much nitrate can cause health risks in infants and the elderly such as blue-baby syndrome and gastric problems. “Nitrate is the biggest threat to groundwater,” Link said. “I think the most pervasive, most dangerous contaminant in the ground-
water are nitrates. So what’s being done to limit it?” Since 1972, 23 Natural Resource Districts have sprung up across the state, Link said. These districts implement farming regulations to lower the impact on groundwater contamination, such as conducting annual reports on the state of the soil and groundwater and prohibiting the use of fertilizers in the fall and winter. Because of this, the levels of nitrate contamination has been decreasing since 2005. Colin Peake, a second-year graduate student in hydrology, was in attendance as part of the water resources seminar class. “I didn’t know a lot of the political standpoints and what’s being done to improve water quality,” Peake said after the seminar. “My work is primarily process-based, and this seminar focused on the big pictur, and why people should care about groundwater.” Peake, who hopes to work in the government monitoring water processes, movements and
impacts, said the seminar series is helpful to learn about the variety of topics related to water. “(People should come to the seminar) to get a better hand on everything that’s related to water because there’s a lot of topics that go with it,” he said. “It’s good for the exposure of water topics, even it you’re not directly involved in them.” The seminar series began more than 40 years ago at UNL, focusing on a wide-range of topics related to water, and is offered as an undergraduate and graduate class. “(The series) has exposed more students more members of the public to how important water issues are in Nebraska, and the variety of water issues that we deal with in Nebraska,” said Steven Ress, communications coordinator for the Nebraska Water Center. “There’s no topic in Nebraska that’s more important to all of us than water use and water quality. news@ dailynebraskan.com
The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska passed revisions to the Student Code of Conduct at the first senate meeting of the semester Wednesday. A unanimous senate vote passed updates to the code, including revisions to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Good Samaritan Policy and eliminating language that senators deemed unnecessary or antiquated. Jeff Story, ASUN external vice president and a junior English and political science major, said many definitions removed were covered in other areas of the code or were “fluff that was unneeded.” He said at the beginning of the school year, Juan Franco, the vice chancellor of student affairs, created a committee to begin the revisions. The code of conduct before Wednesday was created through the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. Now that the new code has been approved, the Faculty Senate will review it in early February, where it will then go to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents for finalization. Additionally, Story joked that many of the psychedelic drugs listed in the old version were no longer on the market. During the questioning period before the vote, Sen. Annie Himes, a senior global studies, history and Russian major, asked why the word “rape” does not appear in the section on sexual assault. Franco said in an attempt to fight wordiness, the section simply links to the regents’ policy regarding sexual conduct. Marlene Beyke, ASUN director, clarified the Good Samaritan Policy, which specifically addresses alcohol consumption. Beyke said that on an individual
a closer look The following violations appear in Section 23 of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in disciplinary sanctions: “Sexual assault or any other uninvited behavior of a sexually explicit nature including but not limited to sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, and stalking. Allegations of sexual harassment are investigated and addressed following the procedures in the Board of Regents policy ‘University of NebraskaLincoln Response to Allegations of Student Sexual Conduct.’” basis, students who may have been drinking can seek legal help for themselves and will not be charged by the university. However, the police or other law enforcement bodies can still charge students, and the policy may not necessarily apply to a second party turned in by someone else. ASUN senators will also be attending mandatory social responsibility training sessions on Feb. 1. The training will cover aspects such as the experiences minority students face, what it means being a part of a majority and how to have a culturally accepting campus. Nathan Svare, a leader at AmeriCorps VISTA, will lead the training. VISTA is a program that addresses high school dropouts and other issues within the Lincoln Public School system. Also attending the training will be Jan Deeds, director of the Women’s Center, and Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA Resource Center. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
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Ivan and Amaral, both I.T. majors in Mozambique, converse and look at the Internet before the morning lecture. They are envious of the United States’ fast Internet speeds, because where they’re from, they claim the highest speed available is eight megabits per second, whereas the U.S. is breaking into gigabit per second speeds. ka has so much pride in a football team, which was exemplified when he saw a homeless man. “On his board it says, ‘Go Big Red,’” he said. But Pfister said it’s not just the student from Africa learning about American culture, leadership and civil rights. UNL students will learn a lot from the students. Pfister learned how to shake
hands of a Zimbabwean correctly. “It’s so much more cooler than how we shake hands in the U.S,” Pfister said. The Study of the U.S. Institutes are designed and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Study of the U.S. Institute participants are among over 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department
of State exchange programs each year. For more than 60 years, ECA has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Visit exchanges.state.gov for more information about this and other exchange programs. news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Next president must live up to Milliken’s legacy Perhaps the way we should start this is with a “thank you.” NU President J.B. Milliken was appointed Wednesday as the chancellor of the City University of New York, a position he will begin June 1. During his years as the head of the Nebraska University system, he oversaw the expansion of the campuses, a growth in enrollment and worked for affordable access for students. As the university begins the search for a new president, we hope they will be conscientious of the positive direction in which Milliken has pointed the system and look for someone to expand upon those changes. As the first native Nebraskan to be president of the university system, Milliken brought to the table a unique knowledge of the state, its residents and needed changes. We hope the next presidential candidate will have a shared passion for and knowledge about the state. Beyond campus expansions and enrollment growth, we also hope the next presidential candidate will offer insight and support for social campaigns on NU campuses, such as the LGBT communities, people of color and international students. There is no place like Nebraska, but a strong education system is necessary to maintain a strong state. We hope the next NU president understands this and is willing continue to work to keep the University of Nebraska system’s future bright.
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Students need free access to research
or far too long now, we have relied on the traditional, subscriptionfinanced journals. Companies such as Reed Elseiver, Springer and John Wiley and Sons account for almost half of the articles published today and because of the inelastic demand for their services coupled with their monopoly on the market, these three for-profit companies charge university libraries exorbitantly high prices. When schools like Harvard have trouble coughing up the 3.75 million dollars for academic subscriptions, perhaps the University of Nebraska-Lincoln library system too should reconsider devoting nearly 80 percent of its budget to online journals. The alternative is Open Access, and it’s a major threat to publishing corporations. In the current publishing system, researchers submit their findings to a publisher. In exchange for publishing in the academic journal, authors forfeit all rights to their work and transfer them to the journal. With this transfer, publishers own the rights to the articles and therefore use these rights as a motivation to charge individuals who want to access the findings. The lack of Open Access hinders human creativity, deprives the public of content they paid for and limits the quality of education. With Open Access, subscription costs are removed. In 2001, the Open Society Foundations convened in Budapest to draft the Budapest Open Access Initiative Declaration, where they came up with a 77-word definition of Open Access. In short, an Open Access publication must have two features: (1) the published content must be freely available on the Web, and (2) readers are free to republish or reuse the content without legal or financial ramifications. This means anyone with Internet access can read and utilize the high-quality research that is being done. Think of how ingrained Wikipedia is in your life. Now imagine the possibilities with Open Access: unlimited access to the most relevant information on any subject matter. There are other motives for supporting Open Access and its principles. With Open Access, readers have full reuse rights, which allows for researchers to build on the findings of others without any restrictions. Under our current system, copyright laws serve as the
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law of the land and often inhibit scholarly communication. And while there is concern for recognition with looser copyright laws, researchers still receive credit for the work they’ve done with the help of open licensing. Under open licensing, readers and re-publishers are given broad reuse rights with the requirement that recognition is given where it’s due. The ability to reuse and recycle material nurtures innovation and accelerates discovery among researchers. This benefits you, the student, in many ways. With the newest information available, professors can now teach the latest findings in almost any field without any extra cost to you. Additionally, you have a right to the research being conducted. About 2 percent of federal tax dollars go toward funding most of the scientific research conducted today and of course, these federal tax dollars come from individuals such as you. With the current publishing system, journals and publishing companies gather generous profits from libraries because of the high subscription costs. However, like all services provided by the university, we, the students, are responsible for footing the bill. In essence, not only are we, the taxpayers, funding the research, but we’re also being forced to access the results of our investment. With Open Access, you are free to access the information, regardless of if your library has a subscription. When you’re online, you have access. Since the start of the movement, Open Ac-
cess has made tremendous progress. With the initial explosion of interest in the late ’90s, PubMed Central, one of the world’s largest digital repositories, and PLOS ONE, the world’s largest Open Access peer-review journal, have been established. A study in 2010 showed that almost 20 percent of the total number published articles in 2008 were available through Open Access sources. A more recent study done for the European Commission reported that more than half of articles published in 2011 were freely accessible online. Additionally, since 1993, almost 2 million articles have been published in Open Access journals, and the number of open access journals has grown to almost 5000. UNL has also partaken in the national movement for Open Access. In 2009, both the Graduate Student Association and Association of Students of the University of Nebraska passed resolution in support of Open Access. Additionally, UNL Libraries set aside a yearly budget of $125,000 in order to preserve the Digital Commons, an open access digital repository of nearly 54,000 articles, papers, e-books, presentations and master ’s theses. We boast the second largest digital repository in the country, and the 13th largest in the world. As a student, you want to ensure that you’re getting the highest quality education. Supporting Open Access ensures that you have the most relevant and up-to-date information without paying for it twice. If you’re interested in getting involved in the movement, you can start by advocating for the FASTR bill. Fortunately, Rep. Lee Terry is a co-sponsor; however, both Reps. Adrian Smith and Jeff Fortenberry have yet to follow. Consider writing to them! Fight for your rights. Jai Kumar Mediratta is a sophomore microbiology major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.
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Hold that text: In-person communication saves hassle
f texting is hard these days, then talking is unthinkable. Since the moment we first submerged ourselves in the world of digital communication, we’ve been warned by teachers, parents and other users that we don’t sound the same in a text or online as we do in person. Still, we keep typing. We know that text probably needed a little more clarification, but IDC, my BFF can figure out what I mean. SEND. We know miscommunication is common in this age of technology, and yet we ignore it. Whether we’re too lazy or too easily distracted, we make little effort to stay connected to or be understood by those around us. A friend of mine is studying abroad in Costa Rica this semester. Because we wouldn’t be seeing her again until April, several others in our friend group decided to surprise her at the airport. I was told she would be leaving for Eppley at 4 in the morning. I set my alarm for 3:20 a.m. and was tying my shoes when my friend texted to clarify: “PM, sorry.” Amazing what a difference two let-
ters can make. I stumbled back to bed and scrolled through my text history, wondering how I could have made such a grievous tactical error. And really, I didn’t. I always used words like “a.m.” or “morning” or “early,” and my friend never contradicted me. But this conversation was entirely in text message. It’s quick and easy to gloss over, and I had always mentioned the time at the end of the texts. By that time, my friend must have already been forming her answer before all the details of my questions registered. I doubt this same mistake would’ve happened if I had called my friend to make these plans. Miscommunication would have been less likely if we’d had the chance to meet up and talk face-to-face. So why didn’t we make the effort? Convenience is certainly part of it. You can send a text to someone anytime, anywhere and let them read it whenever they can. That particular friend of mine practically lives at work, and any attempt
By putting less and less effort into commmunicating with the people we care about, we get assumptions rather than clarity.”
to call her usually turns into a game of phone tag. Even so, convenience has made us lazy. We’re easily distracted. The same machine we use to instantly communicate now provides us with entertainment that lasts as long as our battery life. Sometimes I wonder what someone who has never known such convenience would think of my browsing history. Take Thomas Jefferson, for example: a notable young writer who articulated the grievances of a nation. I imagine our conversation would go something like this: “Mr. Jefferson, look at this magic box of mine! With this, I can communicate with my grandmother on the other side of the nation in seconds! I have full access to the world’s knowledge! I use it instead to look up cat videos.” “Why, that’s preposterous!” he’d say, yet I’d have him addicted to Candy
Crush by the end of the evening. Joking aside, the technology we have today is truly incredible. The entire concept of the portable phone has changed from a brick that can only call a radio station to the sleek, all-reaching, all-knowing device we know today in just 40 short years. What Martin Cooper invented to quicken police response time has blossomed into the personal cellphone we often feel lost without. If we want any kind of social life, a cellphone is almost required, or else our friends will move past us. As Cooper himself says, “People are fundamentally, inherently mobile.” We are constantly moving, constantly doing and always talking. The youth of today have an acute need to be heard, but how much are we really saying? I don’t mean to say that cellphones are the root of all confusion; articles on miscommunication in the workplace and in relationships are abundant. Of course assuming your significant other can read your mind leads to frustration. Of course the direction your boss phrased as a request will bring about some mix-ups. The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology published a research study suggesting our conversations are actually more easily understood by complete strangers than by our closest friends. There comes a point in every relationship, both formal
and informal, where we stop explaining ourselves. Instead, we start expecting to always be understood. By putting less and less effort into communicating with the people we care about most, we get assumptions rather than clarity. This is because of what the American Psychologists Association calls egocentrism: “the inherent difficulty of detaching oneself from one’s own perspective when evaluating the perspective of someone else.” By this definition, egocentrism doesn’t imply egotism. My friend wasn’t being self-centered or haughty by not completely answering my questions. She simply didn’t see what I meant because she isn’t me. I’d like to point out this definition calls egocentrism “inherent.” At one level or another, we all suck at communicating. What sounds right in our own heads isn’t always clear to someone else. Our thoughts don’t always make it completely past our lips. It takes a conscious effort to both be heard and understood. Let’s make the effort this semester to say what needs to be said, rather than imply — or text, for that matter — what we really mean. Annie Stokely is a sophomore English major. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.
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The Moscow Mule has recently seen a resurgence in Lincoln. Moscow Mules are made with vodka, ginger beer and lime and served in copper mugs, which help to keep the drink cold.
70 years moscow mule retains popularity in lincoln, national bars
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sweet. Then there is that whole copper cup thing, which I think contributes a great deal.” Despite the fact that the copper mug and Moscow Mule mixture was invented in 1941, the drink is still one of the top selling cocktails at Starlite Lounge in the Haymarket, according to manager and bartender Gina Shullaw. “The Moscow Mule’s popularity has been growing a lot in the past year or so, and it is definitely more popular than it was when I started working here four years ago,” Shullaw said. “Sometimes I think it’s the commodity of the copper cup. “The cocktail itself is a cool and refreshing drink that’s typically popular in the summer, but people just keep buying them. The demand just keeps growing.” The drink is comprosed of three ingredients: vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. Although the simplicity of the recipe makes the cocktail difficult for bars and restaurants to make into a distinct specialty drink, Moira Beveridge, the general manager of Martins West Gastropub in Redwood City, Calif., has found a way to keep her business’ Moscow Mules unique. “It’s a good cocktail, but the one thing I was having an issue with is that it was the one cocktail on our menu that wasn’t a specialty cocktail, meaning that we didn’t create the recipe ourselves,” Beveridge said. “So, to make our drink special, my husband, who’s the Original Moscow Mule chef here, recipe: decided that we were goYou will need: ing to • 2 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Original s t a r t Vodka making our own • 4 oz. Cock ’n Bull ginger beer ginger • 0.5 oz. lime juice. beer so that our *Mix ingredients in a tumbler co ck t a i l s w o u l d and with ice, pour into copper stand out mug, garnish with a lime. from all the other Moscow Mules.” Fresh ginger is delivered
t’s the middle of winter in Lincoln. Yet even with the cold weather outside, beads of sweat are dripping down the exteriors of frozen copper mugs around the beer gardens of Lincoln. Bars have been seeing a resurgence of the 1940s Moscow Mule cocktail in the past year. Some argue the growth in the drink’s sales is because of its cool and refreshing taste. Some say the increase in popularity directly results from the copper mug that contains the drink. Still, others believe the secret behind the cocktail’s rise lies somewhere in the enchanting powers the concoction holds over its drinker. Jason Ables, general manager of Lincoln’s Marz Bar, thinks it’s all of the above. “It’s a bit of everything,” Ables said. “There is certainly something magical and mystical about drinking out of a copper cup. It’s a very simple and very clean drink with good f l a v o r. It’s not overly
The Marz Bar, at 12th and O Streets, is home to a variety of speciality drinks. Their Moscow Mule cocktail is currently rising in popularity, as are other bars’ renditions. to Martins West three times a week, them,” Ables said. “But I can’t say where it is then juiced. After the ginthat there is anything specifically or ger is extracted, the liquid is mixed scientifically provable that with lemon juice, sugar and chamthe copper cup does to pagne yeast and then left to ferment make the drink taste diffor two days. ferent.” “The ginger beer itself is pretty Although Bevsimple. It’s just time consuming, more eridge said she than anything,” Beveridge said. “But doesn’t believe even so, it’s definitely our top-selling that the copper cocktail. We sell more Moscow Mules than any other drink, and we can sell anywhere between a 150 to 300 a week.” Ables also said he thinks the Moscow Mule is a simple drink to make, and he believes the type of ginger beer used in the ingredients is Places and Prices: what makes the cocktail vary from place to place. Starlite Lounge — $5 “Overall, Moscow Mules are pretty much the Marz Bar — $5 same across the board,” Barrymore’s — $5.25 during Ables said. “As long as you Happy Hour, $5.75 normally get the proportions right, they are all going to be pretZen’s Lounge — $6 ty similar. Some ginger beers Duffy’s Tavern — $5.25, withare spicier than others, and that can change the flavor. It’s out the copper cup. all about the ginger beer that The Cask — $5 for a Jumbo you use.” Arguably, the copper cup is the fourth ingredient in the cocktail. “Some people will swear that the cup adjusts the essence of the cocktail, drink is different, and I don’t really she does appreciate the mugs themknow how you could disagree with selves.
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Starlite patrons travel back in time cassie kernick dn Walking into the dimly lit basement of The Starlite Lounge is like passing through a time warp. The burnt orange and navy decor serve as a time machine, transporting customers back to the late ’50s. Without harsh overhead lighting or windows, it can be easy to lose track of the hours. General Manager Kim RingoBright said she thinks this is largely what makes the bar one of a kind. “It is a very unique atmosphere; there is nothing else like it around,” Bright said. “We have people from Omaha who would like us to open a store there because of the late ’50s retro, Atomic Era atmosphere.” While there is currently no Starlite Lounge in Omaha, there are numerous locations in other states. Bright got her start at a Buzzard Billy’s in Texas before transferring to Nebraska to help open the Lincoln lounge. After 10 years in the Lincoln location, she still enjoys spending time there when she is not working. For some, the décor and derivation from the normal bar setting is enough to draw in business. “I like going there because it’s a calmer and more upscale atmosphere than the typical O Street bar,” said Hailey Gould, a senior psychology major. “It’s the kind of bar you go to every once in a while to buy a few nice drinks, sit with your friends and chat. O Street bars are more focused on quantity rather than quality.” Each weeknight offers the regular drink menu, along with two other seasonal drink menus to ensure that lack of options is never a complaint. During the Christmas season, drinks such as “Old Saint Nick,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Kris Kringle” are also available. Shannon Watson, the bar manager, has been with the Starlite Lounge since 2005. She said she enjoys being able invent original drinks. “What impressed me about the Starlite Lounge is the ability to advance within the company,” Watson said. “I have been allowed to draw from my creative side to help with giving input on the menu, creating exciting new drinks and coming up with special events which have helped attract customers and supported the bottom line.” Along with the seasonal drinks, the Lounge has an extensive mar-
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The Starlite Lounge is in the Haymaket, next to Buzzard Billy’s. Visitors to the lounge can enjoy drinks as well as appetizers.
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Server Tina MacCracken makes a drink for the first customer of the night. The Starlite Lounge is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. tini selection, featuring more than 20 flavors. The martini list features regular customer favorites, alongside libations such as the “Orange Push-Up” or “Oatmeal Cookie.” Although quantity does not correspond with quality, senior hospital-
“I personally think that the copper cup is a great because it keeps the cocktail nice and cool and refreshing.” she said. “But because of the theft issue, we do run out of the copper mugs sometimes.” Beveridge, Ables and Shullaw have dealt with the cups
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ity major Hannah Riggle said she thinks customers can’t go wrong with any martini at the bar. “I’m not sure if it’s the best happy hour in town, but their martinis are the best in town for sure,” Riggle said.
Whether one is sipping on a refreshment or snacking on hors d’oeuvres, the relaxed atmosphere is perfect for conversation. “We play our own playlist over the PA system. It’s like ’50s style — Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin — we play all of that era of music,” Bright said. “We don’t have live bands; we don’t have a jukebox. It’s pretty low key. The music is down low, no TVs are on — there’s no sports bar atmosphere.” And after an evening of unwinding in a place that appears as if Sinatra could appear any moment, it’s a matter of deciding whether to set foot in 2014 again or order another martini. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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being stolen from their establishments because of the high expense of copper. It gets pricey, according to Ables. “Everybody these days takes a credit card or an ID as collateral for the cups,” Ables said. “The cups are about $35 to $50 a piece.” Shullaw recalls having lost three copper cups during a single football game this season, meaning the Starlite Lounge lost at least $105 in four hours. More than 1,600 miles away, Beveridge loses about two to three mugs a week. Although the mugs may be expensive, Beveridge doesn’t like compromising taste and quality by nixing the copper cups from the drinking experience. “The cocktail gets served in this signature copper mug, which a lot of people don’t do because the copper mug itself is really expensive, because you know copper is really expensive. So, a lot of restaurants opt out on the copper,” Beveridge said. “But we don’t like to sacrifice the quality, as well as the integrity of the drink, so we serve it in the same copper mugs.” Ables said he prefers to buy vintage cups. “They’re heavier gage; they’re stronger and sturdier. If they
The Moscow Mule has been around for more than 70 years. Do you prefer classic drinks or new creations? Tweet @dnartsdesk or #dnartsdesk with your answer! drop, they aren’t going to dent as badly,”Ables said. “There is just something about having a nice drink in a nice vintage glass.” Perhaps it’s the cup that costs more than the cocktail itself, or it’s just the simple taste of the three-ingredient cocktail but, either way. the Moscow Mule has withstood the test of more than 70 years. “It’s come, and it’s gone. Drinks find new life every few years or decades or whatever it is, and resurgence in craft cocktails helps,” Ables said. “You can’t really go wrong with something so simple, great, clean and tasty. It’s just a staple.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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Perhaps it’s the unnecessarily sharp wind or the freshman realization that I have three more years of schooling or, maybe, the impending Valentine’s Day around the corner, but I’ve found myself listening to Aretha Franklin’s “Aretha Sings the Blues” album on repeat. Each song on the album opens with a soft guitar, melodious piano and a brush stroke of the percussive high hat. Then, Aretha starts singing lyrics about lost love, forgotten love — all types of love. Now there is no denying the majesty that is Mrs. Franklin’s voice, but on this album, where the melodies are slow and the music soft, the vocals are even more stunning than usual. Wherever the music is played, the atmosphere instantly changes. Interestingly enough, the album doesn’t create a sad or depressing feeling but a calming one, and I feel like sitting down and watching the wind blow. Then the track “Muddy
Water” comes on. As the only upbeat song on the album, it serves as a surprising but refreshing change in sound. Although a majority of the songs are lamenting lost love, “Muddy Water” is basically her yelling at a man for cheating or lying, or both. The standout song for me is “This Bitter Earth,” the secondto-last track on the album. The song, made popular 20 years earlier by Dinah Washington, is unique because of lyrical and vocal beauty of the track. The instrumentals start soft, then drop into silence as Aretha sings the opening notes. From there, Aretha’s voice takes center stage, until it swells into the climax of the song. I rarely like a cover better than the original, but I admittedly like this one. This album is the perfect prescription for the adrenaline and stress that accompanies every new semester. This musical sleeping pill, although it may be counterintuitive to indulge in one so early in the semester, is most definitely my jam. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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Gimme five ways to make the move
We’re all trying to get some but, like the transition from babyhood to toddlertown, the first step is the hardest. Here are a few ways to get the ball rolling with the person you’ve been trying to smooch on.
The Rubber Neck. You need to be sitting next to the person for this to work. Look away from the person and ask aloud, “What is that?” Your future lover will look in the same direction, trying to figure out what you’re talking about. Act like a mosquito has bitten you and whip your head around, “accidentally” locking lips with him or her. Take the ball from there.
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The Jiggler. Sitting next to the person again, start shaking ever so slightly. Let it intensify until there’s no way it can go unnoticed. As they begin to show concern, ignore them. Shake until your eyes roll back. Finally, when they start to dial 911 or look for help, stop. Explain that “your love for them nearly boiled over” and watch their eyes go alight when they realize how crafty and creative you are.
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Huskers to face familiar competition in Arkansas Arkansas State, Vanderbilt, which NU beat for last year’s national title, also in Mid-Winter Classic Staff Report DN Husker bowling returns to action on Friday, as the team travels to Jonesboro, Ark., for the annual Mid-Winter Classic. Nebraska will be competing against the hosting Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Commodores of Vanderbilt. The Red Wolves are a familiar foe, as they were the only team
think a lot of the freshmen, even myself, just getting back into it after you’ve come back from the summer in the fall can be a little tough.” The bowlers have had to deal with the loss of two members of the national championship team, the initial difficulties for freshmen to adjust to their new life as a student athlete and even a transition with the bowling balls themselves. “We changed ball companies in the beginning of the year, so we have all had to go through the transition of throwing different bowling balls than we’ve been used to throwing,” said Kuhlkin. However, the long wait has made the Huskers ready for action. Now with the fall jitters out of the way, the season is entering more of a tournament atmosphere in which the Husker bowlers thrive.
able bowler) performance by thento surpass the Huskers in the Big sophomore Liz Kuhlkin, the HuskRed Invite in November, going ers were able to triumph against 11-3 during the three-day period. Vanderbilt 4.5-2.5 and Meanwhile, Vanderbring home the national bilt is coming off of a title. third-place finish in It’s a new year now, the Hawk Classic in and the Huskers are lookMillsboro, Del. ing to reload and shoot The year 2013 will off into the second half of be remembered as the their season. The Huskers year Nebraska constarted off their new seaquered the nation once son with a second-place again and added its finish in the Crusader ninth national chamClassic and recorded anpionship trophy to other second overall finthe dynasty coach Bill ish in their Big Red Invite. Straub has created. Kuhlkin The team has startStraub will miss ed off well, but junior the Mid-Winter ClasKuhlkin is sure the best of Husker sic, as he has been hospitalized since bowling is yet to come this season. late last week. “I think with the semester in The championship was held in the Super Bowl Lanes of Canton, general… we’re in a more relaxed state of mind,” Kuhlkin said. “I Mich. Thanks to a MVB (most valu-
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“I feel like we’re very anxious,” good for a per-game average of said Kuhlkin. “We’re always ready 232.33. for any challenge that may be ahead The impressive competition of us at any tournament. isn’t on the Huskers’ minds how“I really feel ever. Kuhlkin said how we are tothey’ll come into this We’re gether and how tournament the same always ready way they’ve entered we are lean mentally. We’re a for any challenge all the other ones: relittle more comlaxed. fortable in the that may be ahead “We treat any optournament at- of us.” ponent like anyone mosphere than else,” said Kuhlkin. we may have “We just try to stay in liz kuhlkin been in the fall.” a relaxed state of mind junior bowler Along with and bowl as if we were the Commobowling against any dores, the hosting Arkansas State other team.” Red Wolves were the one team to The Huskers begin the legacy beat the Huskers in the Big Red of 2014 in Jonesboro, Ark., on FriInvite. The Red Wolves’ victorious day. They’ll be led by interim coach achievement was spearheaded by Paul Klempa in Straub’s absence. sports@ junior Sarah Lokker, who recorddailynebraskan.com ed a total pinfall of 697, which was
NU opens season in Florida No. 60 Nebraska starts spring season against Florida Gulf Coast, No. 36 Florida State in Tallahassee David Stover DN
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Freshman 125-pound wrestler Tim Lambert (top) is 16-5 this season and ranked No. 9. He will face No. 3 Thomas Gilman of Iowa. they will be a great challenge for us.” Iowa has a commanding lead in the head-to-head matchups with Nebraska holding a 8-23-2 record against the Hawkeyes. A year ago the Huskers lost to the then No. 2 Hawkeyes 7-31. Individual matches to watch this week include matches at the 125, 157, and 174-pound weight classes. At 125, the Huskers send out No. 9 redshirt freshman Tim Lambert to take on No. 3 redshirt freshman Thomas Gilman. In the 157-pound weight division, No. 3 junior James Green will take on No.
1 senior Derek St. John of Iowa. The 174-pound matchup features No. 4 Kokesh taking on No. 6 junior Mike Evans. Unless another team pulls a major upset, this will be Nebraska’s toughest opponent of the year. The dual will help gauge where the Huskers are as they continue in Big Ten conference duals and move toward the NCAA Tournament in March. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
ozone: from 10 weekend, Kendig is encouraging pay off.” Similarly, junior Jessie DeZiel, the gymnasts not to be concerned who posted two top scores in the about their competitors. “I think the biggest thing is we team’s first meet that were career worry about ourselves,” Kendig said. bests for her, still wants to work on the areas that were, to her, less “Honestly, we don’t worry about our than perfect. She wants to imcompetition, because our competition prove for the sake is ourselves. Our comof her team. petition is to do the best Our “Going out there gymnastics we can posevery week, I’m not sibly do.” competition really competing for Kendig added that myself; I’m competall the gymnasts have is to do the best ing for the team,” areas where they want gymnastics we DeZiel said. “I know to improve — even I didn’t have my the ones who get high can possibly do.” best performance scores. dan kendig on beam and floor, “We video everywomen’s gymnastics coach so I know I need to thing we do and put it improve that to help online,” Kendig said. my team get the goal “They get to critique that they want.” themselves over and over again — Kendig said the girls do a great job they’re perfectionists. They’re harder of encouraging one another, and he on themselves than I will ever be.” hopes this tight-knit element of their Senior Emily Wong got an allaround score of 39.425 in the last meet, team leads them to success. “I know there’s going to be lots of earning two titles, including the allaround title. Still, there are areas distractions; there’s three events going on, and it’s going to be a packed where she wants to get better. “I think there’s something on house, just like our last meet,” every event that I want to im- Kendig said, referring to the first prove,” Wong said. “On vault, Tumble N’ Rumble combined the landing; on bars, handstands meet with wrestling and women’s gymnastics. “But they’re great and shapes and stuff. There’s always improvements to make, and teammates. They help each other in every way possible.” we’ve been working really hard sports@ so we want to see our hard work dailynebraskan.com
As the Nebraska men’s tennis team begins its new season, it is looking to get off to a fast start. The Huskers will fly to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on Florida Gulf Coast and Florida State. “This being our first dual match of the semester, we are expecting our team to play hard, work hard, be positive and represent the ‘N’ on our uniforms with pride,” coach Kerry McDermott said. “Hopefully, if we can do that, then good things will happen. We always expect the team to never give up and play hard no matter what the score is at any time during their match. We, as coaches, are going to get a chance to see our singles lineup and doubles combinations for the first time and evaluate after each and every match where we can get better or make any lineup changes.” The Huskers are relying on the guidance and experience of seniors Tom Blackwell and Brandon Videtich. Blackwell accrued a 16-14 singles record, a doubles record of 3-2 and a 2-0 record against ranked opponents last season, while Videtich posted a 9-7 doubles record. Sophomores Dusty Boyer, Marc Herrmann and Andrew Dzulynsky had strong seasons as freshmen in 2013. Boyer earned a record of 19-16 in singles play and a 14-13 in doubles play. “I want everyone to give themselves a chance to win,” Blackwell said. “Work hard, be loud and hope good things happen. If everyone can put themselves in a position to win, that’s all I can ask.” Resolutions for the Huskers for the New Year include creating cama-
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Nebraska senior Tom Blackwell, who had a 16-14 singles record last year, will lead the Huskers in their first two duals of the spring season in Tallahassee, Fla. raderie among the teammates and continued leadership from the upperclassmen. “Dusty, Marc, Tom, Andrew and Brandon, who all played last year on the team, need to show their maturity and keep this team bonded and going in the right direction,” McDermott said. “Guys that are new to the program will need to learn from the older guys, and also I hope that these guys will teach our older guys some new things that will help us as a team in the future.” While most students were enjoying their winter break in the confines of their own homes, the Nebraska players carried an agenda of their own: practice. However, McDermott remained optimistic that his team was honing its skills over the long layover.
“This is a challenge since we are restricted over the last month or so with practices since we are not in season, so hopefully the guys all practiced on their own,” McDermott said. “We will have a good week of practice this week to prepare, along with some challenge matches to get them ready for the weekend.” A good week of practice is what the Huskers will need as they look to get off to a good start as the competition this weekend looks steep. Juniors Ben Lock and Christian Gonzalez Mendez look to carry the load for No. 36 Florida State on Monday. With an overall record of 10-5 and two wins versus ranked opponents, Lock is joined by the 12-1 record of Mendez. Lock and sophomore Marco
Nunez have a doubles record of 13-2. The Seminoles carry a perfect 4-0 record into this weekend’s contest and look to remain perfect. Florida Gulf Coast is no slouch either, as it posted an 11-11 record in the 2013 season. The Eagles will be guided by junior Jordi Vives, with an overall record of 20-5. McDermott said Florida State poses the tougher competition, but his team is not overlooking Florida Gulf Coast. “Anytime you travel south and have to play outdoors, then the competition usually will be pretty solid,” McDermott said. “Every team has one to two really solid top guys at the top.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
nation in 3-point field goal percentage. They’re very good offensively in terms of their efficiency because they’ve got an inside-outside game, multiple shooters and
just a very good offensive presence, so we will be challenged defensively.” After the Minnesota game, the Huskers will stay at home once
again as they prepare to compete against the No. 22 Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Pinnacle Bank Arena. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
home stand: from 10 throw line, giving them 18 points on the game. “They present a lot of problems for us on the inside,” Yori said. “A small, little detail is they lead the
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Nebraska freshman Rachel Martin led the team in air rifle and smallbore in its last meet, a win against Ohio State in November.
selves,” Martin said. ability to try to outscore Ole Miss According to Underwood, al- in the hopes of getting another though Martin is win in the Great a freshman, she America Rifle Conpossesses qualiRachel has ference competition. ties of a veteran “I think they are the mental shooter, such a good team, and it’s as the mental aptitude to going to be tough, but strength it takes I also think we can perform at a high to be successful. win,” Martin said. “Shooting in level.” “There’s a few things college is differto take into account ent than what Stacy underwood when you’re playing rifle coach most people comon a new range, but ing in are used we are usually pretty to because we good at adapting, and shoot both events in one day, and I think we are going to do well.” it takes a lot out of you,” UnderThe team will practice norwood said. “Rachel has the mental mally through Friday before travaptitude to perform at a high level eling to Mississippi on Saturday. and understands the discipline The event will take place Sunday that it takes.” at 8 a.m. As a whole, the team will use sports@ dailynebraskan.com its mental training and physical
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NU hosts Iowa in matchup of top-10 teams 8-0 Nebraska to challenge 10-1 Hawkeyes in dual with 16 ranked wrestlers combined Austin Pistulka DN
Junior forward Emily Cady dribbles during Nebraska’s victory against Creighton earlier this season. Cady had her sixth double-double of the year at Illinois on Sunday in a game won by the Huskers 75-56.
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More than just a perfect dual record is on the line Saturday for the No. 8 Nebraska wrestling team. Bragging rights, the right to be called elite and the momentum heading into the home stretch of the season is all at stake. Nebraska takes on No. 3 Iowa at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday. The dual will showcase two of the top four teams in the Big Ten. Iowa is 10-1 in duals this year, with five wins against top-25 opponents and its lone loss coming from last year’s national champion, Penn State. The Hawkeyes lost that dual 24-12. Before that loss, Iowa was 6-0, outscoring its opponents by an astounding 255-31 with three shutout dual wins. These numbers are astronomical in the world of wrestling. As of Tuesday, Iowa had all 10 of its starting wrestlers in the top 20 in the InterMat rankings; six of those 10 are in the top five of their weight class in the country.
The Hawkeyes are as stacked as ever before. “You always expect a tough Iowa team,” junior Robert Kokesh said. “You know they to come here, push the pace hard, but that’s where we have to go out and control the pace of the match. We got to go out there and wrestle hard. We got to attack them. Iowa is a come-at-you kind of team. They have a lot of good kids, but we’re tougher.” Nebraska has been rolling in duals leading up to the big top-10 matchup coming Saturday. Nebraska is undefeated in duals this year, going 8-0 with wins against two top-20 opponents. Only Northwestern has come within 10 points of the Huskers in a dual this year. They are coming off two 20-plus point blowouts, and many wrestlers are finding their groove. Nebraska has six men ranked going into the week. “(This week in practice) we prepared to pin all 10 of their guys,” coach Mark Manning said with a chuckle. “But seriously, they are a tough team, and we have a big challenge on our hands coming up next Saturday. I think Devaney is going to be packed. There is a lot of momentum for it. It’s going to be a great dual meet. We have to keep scoring points. We got to score points and put some people on their back, and we need to make some things happen. We have to have Bob magic. They are a great team, and
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After splitting two-game road trip, No. 18 Huskers to play 3 of next 4 in Lincoln, beginning with Minnesota
fter beating Illinois on the road 75-56 on Sunday, the 12-3 Nebraska women’s basketball team returned home to prepare for the game against the 12-5 Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday at 8 p.m. “It’s always fun playing on the road,” junior forward Emily Cady said. “We always get the team’s best effort.” As the No. 18 Nebraska team returns home, it is looking to increase its 8-6 lead in the all-time series between the Huskers and the Gophers. “It’s always good to be home,” coach Connie Yori said. “I know Minnesota is coming off a really good win against Northwestern. But every game is going to come down to who prepares well, who’s mentally prepared to play and then who executes.” In Nebraska’s game against the Gophers in Minneapolis last season, Minnesota’s sophomore guard Shayne Mullaney contributed 10 points to the game, and senior forward Micaella Riche also added 10 points and 8 rebounds before fouling out. Going into the Minnesota game, senior forward Jordan Hooper currently stands at 1,990 points in her college career. Hooper is looking to become the fourth Husker to reach 2,000 points alongside Karen Jennings, Kelsey Griffin and Maurtice Ivy. “When we started recruiting Jordan, we knew she was special,” Yori
said. “You just don’t see kids her size shoot it the way she does. Combined with her athleticism, she’s been everything we’d hope she’d be and we’d thought she’d be on the court and as a person.” Hooper leads Nebraska in points and rebounds per game with 20.3 and 10.5, respectively. After her is Cady, who averages 13.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. In the last game against Illinois, Cady took home her sixth double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Rachel Banham leads the Gophers in scoring and is the Big Ten’s leading scorer with 21.3 points per game. In Minnesota’s last game against Northwestern, Banham contributed 28 points. By the end of the game, the Gophers had a 35-point lead, giving Minnesota its first Big Ten win of the season. The Huskers also recently beat the Wildcats in a close game, which ended with a final score of 66-65, Nebraska. Minnesota coach Pam Borton has four returning starters on the team this year, one of whom is Banham. Redshirt freshman center Amanda Zahui leads the Gophers and the conference with 52 blocks. As a team, Minnesota has managed to hit 98 of 226 attempted 3-pointers during the season, giving them a .434 3-point percentage — the top in the nation this season. In the last game against Illinois, the Huskers went 1 for 6 on 3-pointers in the first half, followed by a 6-13 performance in the second. They did, however, make 90 percent from the free
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NU hits road for conference meet Bailey Neel DN This weekend marks the first tournament of the spring season for the No. 5 Nebraska women’s
rifle team. The Huskers will travel to Oxford, Miss., to compete with No. 13 Ole Miss. “This is only our second road match of the year,” coach Stacy Underwood said. “We did really
well in the weeks leading up to break, and we finished the fall semester season ranked fifth. We’re hoping with this conference match we can not only solidify that ranking but also improve on it.”
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The Huskers need to maintain their standing now that the season has started up again. Fifty percent of the NCAA qualifying score comes from the average of the three highest scoring away meets. If the team scores well early on in this portion of the season, it won’t have to chase a bid to the Championships down the road. The other half of the qualifying score comes from one day of scores from the qualifying event that takes place later in the year. “Since this is one of our early away events this half of the season, we want to try and get a good average,” Underwood said. “The difference this year between fifth place and 12th place isn’t very much because all the teams are very good, so we need to keep being good, too.” After a month-long break for the holidays, the Huskers have been practicing for the last week and are looking forward to competing again. “We’ve been working really hard all week, and I think everyone is feeling really confident going into this match,” freshman Rachel Martin said. “Our coach has changed the way we train, and it has helped us develop our skills a lot more, especially in pressure situations.” Rifle shooting is not only a physical sport, but it requires focus and strength mentally, as well. “We have been doing pressure drills and making sure that if we ever get into a tight situation, that we will be able to handle our-
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Nebraska junior Jessie DeZiel posted two career-best scores in the Huskers’ win against Northern Illinois on Saturday.
After victory, Huskers go to Ozone Classic Vanessa Daves DN The No. 6 Nebraska women’s gymnastics team headed to Knoxville, Tenn., yesterday to prepare for its second meet of the season. After starting the season off with a win, coach Dan Kendig said he is moving forward with a “success breeds success” attitude. “Our whole goal this whole year is to come in and get better every day,” Kendig said. “Last Saturday was the starting point. We had a great meet right out of the gate where we hit routines, but there’s so much we can do more.” The team will be competing against Alabama and Kentucky on Saturday at 8 p.m. Kendig said he is using the team’s time in Knoxville to “stay busy, but not too busy,” and prepare the
athletes mentally and physically for the event. The team’s goal for this meet is to expand on what it did last Saturday in its performance against the Northern Illinois Huskies, said Kendig. This week in practice they have been working to improve things such as landings and handstands. “Doing routines and trying to perfect them, trying to get a little more performance in them and get the rhythm better,” Kendig said. “It’s such a precise sport that it’s never a time when you feel like you’re there and you’ve got it. You can always be bigger, you can always be higher, you can always be fuller and you can always do things better. So that’s what we’re after, each and every day.” Going into the meet this
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