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Perlman introduces lofty goals for UNL’s future riley johnson daily nebraskan
University of NebraskaLincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman called for an increase in student enrollment and graduation, tenured faculty and research spending by 2017 to increase UNL’s competitiveness in the Big Ten. In his 12th State of the University address, Perlman announced a campus growth goal of 30,000 undergraduate students, up from nearly 25,000 students this year. Graduation rates, he said, need to improve to keep up with the university’s peer institutions. In conjunction with the student increase, he called for a 160-professor raise in tenure-track faculty to 1,300 and a doubling of research expenditures to
$300 million from this year’s $132 million. More students and faculty are necessary, he said, to help the university compete better with its much-larger Big Ten peers. “If the last decade can be summarized as 10 years during which we determinedly chose to become better, the next decade will be characterized by an equally determined effort to become bigger without sacrificing the excellence we have achieved,” Perlman told the crowd of 1,200 faculty, students and staff. Perlman and some members of the university community said they feel these goals are obtainable, even if they put added pressure on professors and pack more students in UNL classrooms. “As a freshman, you walk in there and you’re like,
see online Video highlight of Perlman’s speech available at: ··www.dailynebraskan. com ··facebook.com/dailynebraskan. ‘Wow, this is one class,’” said Ashley Blum, a senior agribusiness major, reflecting on the large lecture halls of her first years at UNL. Blum said she hasn’t had a class of more than 100 in either her junior or senior years. But she said large class sizes can be intimidating. Perlman said he expects
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Bus system unreliable for some students
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Some non-athletes still choose to attend UNL for Husker football alone story by Justice Jones | photo by Travis Rice
ameson Langer came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Husker football. But not as an athlete. Alhough Langer, a sophomore electrical engineering major, transferred to Southeast Community College this year, he’s been a longtime Husker fan. At age 12, Langer went to his first Husker football game with his father. “I walked into the tunnel and saw the ‘Sea of Red’ and got goose bumps,” he said. It was a bonding experience, not only for his family, but also for the group of friends he was allowed to bring, he said. That game is why he initially chose UNL for college. “As I saw the ‘Sea of Red’ I knew that Lincoln was the place for me,” he said. He was also following in the path of his father, a UNL graduate.
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Tickets taken from students dan holtmeyer daily nebraskan
With the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s switch to the Big Ten Conference, interest in Husker football tickets is at an all-time high, as are the emotions from students — and their parents — who haven’t been able to secure tickets of their own. The practice of ticketscalping, or selling tickets above their face-value, is
against university policy and has caused particular consternation, university officials say. The NU athletic department has responded by cancelling the tickets of some offending students, what was called a “collective decision” among NU Athletics, Dean of Students Matthew Hecker and the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska. At least three students received a letter from
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UNL in early August saying, “Because you have violated the terms and conditions of your UNL season ticket purchase agreement ... your student season football ticket request has been denied.” The students are not entitled to a refund, according to the letter. One 22-year-old student, who asked to remain
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if you go UNL Student Rally for Tickets where: Outside of the east side of Memorial Stadium when: Today, 4 p.m. why: Students are rallying for better chances of getting Husker football student tickets. Two tickets will be given away at the rally.
University of NebraskaLincoln students have reached a standoff regarding Lincoln’s StarTran bus system. While many students think the system works well, others have found flaws in it and are dreading the cold months when bikes are locked up and the buses can no longer be avoided. Dawn Futrell, a sophomore marketing major, has already faced problems with the StarTran bus schedule. “I’m from Seattle, and there, it’s easy and every 10 minutes,” she said. “Here, it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s 20 minutes late, that’s cool.’” She says the buses are inconsistent and have caused her to be “really late to class.” Along with running late, bus schedules don’t fit every student’s needs. “The bus is slow, especially in the summer,” said Celeste Wong, a senior psychology major. “I need to wait for 20 minutes for a bus or later at night.” However, not all students have had problems with the system. “In Omaha, I’d completely avoid (the buses),” said Hunter Glick, a junior advertising major. “But Lincoln buses aren’t too bad.” Glick now lives too far away from the bus routes and plans on getting rides from his friends all winter, but he said he used the system last year. Felicia Benes, a sophomore horticulture major, said the Lincoln buses, which she uses to get out to East Campus, are more
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convenient than the shuttles that run to and from her apartment building. She admitted she got on the wrong StarTran bus earlier in the day. “But that’s because I didn’t ask where they were going,” she said. “Otherwise, I pretty much understand the map, but I don’t carry it around with me.” Benes said her boyfriend drives her home if she gets out of class after the shuttles stop for the day. Freshman electrical engineering major Treynor Wolfe said he feels differently. “It’s a pain in the ass,” he said. The schedule is slow and hard to read, Wolfe said. He’s even had problems with some buses missing a time completely. “One time the schedule said it’d show up at 9 (a.m.), and it never showed up at all,” he said. Most surveyed UNL students agreed the buses’ stops end too early. Many students expressed discontent in the bus schedule retiring in the early evening. For others, merely getting on the bus is a puzzle on its own. Some international students have had a hard time deciphering the maps. “There is no knowledge about how to use the bus stops,” said Shengmao Lin, an graduate engineering student. It’s not only international students having trouble. “I don’t really know
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Rally strives for uniting of student fans staff report
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The Take Back Gameday pep rally tonight aims to unify the University of Nebraska-Lincoln student fanbase and become a force to be reckoned with for Husker football games. The rally will be at 8:30 p.m. on the greenspace at 14th and Vine streets. Jake Barnes, a senior agricultural economics major, likes the Take Back Gameday movement. “I think this is great,” he said. “I’m a student and a huge fan of Husker football, so what could be better than a way to showcase that?” The student-led pep rally will make sure students know what to expect in the stands on Saturday, said Jason Dunn, a senior film studies major and Take Back Gameday leader. “We’ll go through a few things that are going to happen during games that students need to be able to react to,” he said. This includes Husker traditions of chants and actions such as “throwing the bones.” This season, the Nebraska athletic department changed the procedure for the break between the third and fourth quarters, Dunn said.
Take Back Gameday Pep Rally where: Greenspace on 14th and Vine streets when: 8:30 p.m. why: To promote student-section unity and inform students of gameday traditions and procedures. And Take Back Gameday is tasked with informing students of these changes. This is key on the first rally’s agenda, he said. Take Back Gameday pep rallies will be held every Friday before home games. The group wants south stadium, east stadium, the marching band and the spirit squad to be in sync, Dunn said. There shouldn’t be battling for chants or choreography, he said. Every student should be on the same page. “That’s what’s going to encourage the rest of the stadium to become the force it can be,” he said. Late Thursday. the rally had 787 attendees on Facebook. “We just hope we have a lot of people show up wearing red, ready to be loud,” Dunn said. news@ dailynebraskan.com
tickets: from 1 anonymous, came forward to the Daily Nebraskan as one of the three students. “I put a listing on Facebook Marketplace to sell my sister-in-law’s (season) tickets,” she said, adding that her sister-in-law is also a student. For seven home games, the requested price was $500 for the tickets, more than three times their original price. The student said she heard both the Nebraska athletic ticket office and Office of Student Affairs “were getting a lot of angry calls” from students and their parents about that time, and apparently, her listing was turned in by one of those callers. Both she and her sister-in-law had their tickets revoked as a result. This is nothing new, said Holly Adam, assistant athletic director for ticketing. Students and even faculty and staff have seen their tickets taken away in a process that moves “on a case-by-case basis,” she said. “We don’t have the manpower to sit there and watch (for scalping),” Adam said. “If it’s brought to our attention, then we’ll act on it if we’re able.” Typically, her department doesn’t receive many reports of scalping. But this year is different, bringing a wave of frustrated calls and emails from students and their parents at the inability to procure football tickets. That frustration came to a head late this summer, Adam said, and she went to Hecker and ASUN to work out a solution.
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“I was actually very appreciative that they had asked for our opinion,” said Lane Carr, ASUN president. “They kind of explained the situation and how it was brought to their attention.” Together, they decided to tell students who were found to have attempted to scalp tickets that those tickets had been revoked and to direct any questions to Hecker. “I think that this is part of a larger conversation that the athletic department is having,” on ticket availability, Carr said. “I definitely have appreciated the outreach and concern they’ve had.” The student who had her ticket revoked said she received the letter on Aug. 12. “It was a very terse letter, like a kick in the face,” she said. But she acknowledged that she broke the terms listed on every ticket. “I can’t blame them for trying to stop the practice,” she said. “It is getting a little out of hand. I’m not a victim by any means.” She added, however, that Facebook Marketplace was “packed” with listings identical to her own or for even higher prices. “I put it up earlier than other people had ... because I thought that would give me an advantage,” she said. “I guess I just picked bad timing.” She said she isn’t appealing the tickets’ cancellation but is appealing the fact that she didn’t get a refund. “It sucks,” she said. “But, you know, that’s life.”
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The Village Market glows like a bug lamp in the shadows of the dorm buildings. The neon sign pierces the darkness around it, letting its presence be known among an armada of streetlights. Inside, senior dietetic major Yee Wen Tan, known by her coworkers as Jennibelle, stretches her slender arms across the counter to scan a blue Gatorade bottle. She grins as she tells the customer thank you. It’s 11:30 p.m. and Yee has two hours left on the clock. An international student from Malaysia, Yee works from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. three nights a week. As part of the guidelines for international students, she can’t work off campus. Since transferring here, she’s floated from job to job, starting out in the basement of an East Campus store. “It was scary there,” Yee said. “I heard rumors of a person with a gun who was on campus. I was in the basement by myself. My cellphone didn’t have signal. I got lonely.” Yee’s coworker at the Village Market, sophomore architecture major James Terfone, listens to barbershop music while the two check out customers and sort through bundles of Snickers, Fritos, Blue Bunny Ice Cream and Ramen Noodles. Frank Sinatra’s “I Got You Under My Skin” echoes off the pane glass windows behind the
counter. Yee scans a girl’s Red Bull, unleashing a beep from the register. She asks, “Anything else?” The girl looks puzzled, trying to decipher Yee’s heavy Mandarin accent. “Excuse me,” the girl asks. Yee repeats the question. The girl shakes her head back and forth. Yee grins, “Thank you.” “Getting used to the English has been my biggest obstacle,” Yee said. “In kindergarten, we studied English, but it was only reading and writing. The accents are different and some words I’ve never heard before. In group projects, it’s the worst. I feel like I can’t say anything because the others might not understand me.” She squats down next to the milk jugs at the bottom of the fridge, moving each one to the front. The oldest of two sisters and a brother, she relies on financial support from her family. Her father, an electrician, opened a small appliance store after she left for school. Her mother helps around the store and takes care of the family. Depending on the success of her father’s business, she may be the only one of her siblings to graduate college. “College is very expensive here and also in Malaysia,” she said. “My parents help me because they know how important an education is.” She wants to get a job as a food researcher. She pilfers through piles
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of junk food, turning them over to analyze the nutritional facts. She compares a bag of Funyuns and Chex Mix. She asks about a strawberry strand of Laffy Taffy. “What’s this one like? I haven’t tried it.” Her petite face crinkles as she lifts up a bag of Twizzlers, “This one reminds me of medicine.” She rinses off a blue rag and wipes down the countertops next to the cappuccino machine. She talks about life in Malaysia, her family, her school and her friends. She knows that going back to Malaysia isn’t realistic. “(In Malaysia) they are less educated so they don’t care about the nutrition they get from eating,” she said. “If it tastes good, they eat it. They don’t have a desire to know what or why they eat. I don’t think that’s something I could teach them.” She logs onto her Facebook page, showcasing her 837 friends, most of them from Malaysia. The screen radiates a blue light off of
GRAVEYARD SHIFT her black, highlighted hair. Her eyes flicker as she scrolls through the people she’s met here. Her grin spreads to a smile as she clicks on the vacation pictures of her and her boyfriend in Mexico. Tan saves her money to travel. Her favorite state is Texas. “I went to Houston, Dallas and San Antonio,” she said. “They were great cities. San Antonio had an Asian market with many things I recognized from home.” She looks out the window and at her reflection. Sliding a few stray strands of hair behind her ear, she yawns for a few seconds. She taps her pencil-thin fingers on the glass, hums along to Terfone’s barbershop music, leans across the counter and waits for the next customer. Codyelmore@ dailynebraskan.com
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Large number turns theater into classroom When put in comparison with some larger courses at universities across the nation, such as the University of California, Santa Barbara, a 300-student lecture seems commonplace. For many intro-level courses at UCSB, the class size ranges from 500 to 800 students. But on the first day of class, Hope’s 380 new students — 50 have dropped since then — were greeted by several UNL administrators and members of the local press. Tyler VanWinkle, a sophomore nutrition, exercise and health science major, was more than a little surprised by the class’ attention. “I thought it was pretty crazy,” he said. The large amount of attention given to the class
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Tuesday mornings, University of Nebraska-Lincoln students venture down O Street to the Lincoln Grand Cinema, but movies aren’t on the agenda. Debra Hope, a psychology professor, boasts an enrollment of 330 students in her introduction to psychology class. It’s the largest available at UNL this semester. No lecture halls on campus have the capacity for the class, so Theater 1 in downtown Lincoln is a classroom. The unusual location has hidden perks. “The chairs are different,” said Madison Svendgard, a freshman art major. “They’re more comfortable.”
may have frightened a few students away from the lecture, Hope said. The approximately 50 students who dropped the lecture in the first week, either switched to the online class or dropped altogether. “I don’t think the experience is a lot different once you get above 70 or 80 (students),” Hope said. “The professor doesn’t know each student at that point.” Students in the class agreed. They said the doubled class size has almost the exact same feeling as a typical lecture on campus. “I don’t think there’s much differentiation,” VanWinkle said. “It’s pretty much the same. There’s a big difference between (a class of) 20 and 100, but after that it doesn’t really matter.” Sandy Tran and Taylor
Niemann, both freshman pre-radiology majors, said the class had its own perks. “I was kind of excited, because it gives me more people to interact with,” Niemann said. Tran agreed. “If anything, I like this class more, just because it’s different,” she said. The trend of 300-student class sizes, however, may not be campus-wide any time soon. When asked about the rumors of this fad hitting the introductory-level classes at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Charlyne Berens, the associate dean of the college, said there were no immediate plans. “It was nothing more than a suggestion,” she said. Haleywhisennand@ dailynebraskan.com
buses: from 1
dn flashback High School Team Lines Up Against Nebraska Sept. 30, 1905 Today the varsity lines up against the Lincoln High School in the second game of the season. The varsity has always run up a score of from 17 to 40 against the Lincoln boys, but the High School has in turn scored against the varsity. This year the team from Lincoln is stronger than heretofore and should give the varsity a close rub. Benedict, who has been coaching the High School, will have placed the men in a good condition to met (sic) Booth’s babies on their own style of play. Final score: Nebraska- 20, Lincoln High School- 0 How Would You Like To Play Against The Notre Dame Team? Sept. 15, 1922 Every red-blooded Nebraskan would give a great deal to be on the football field battling for the Cardinal and the Cream against our old rival Notre Dame. It is possible for only a few of the five thousand Nebraskans to be on the field when the mighty Husker football machine will attempt to crash through the stone wall line of the Fighting Irish Team at the battle next Thanksgiving day. Day after day for months the Cornhusker gridsters will prepare for the contest which will be the center of attention among sport enthusiasts all over the United States. Eleven giants will take their place in the field against Nebraska’s formidable opponent, and when the final whistle blows Nebraska will be proud of her fighters. Final score: Nebraska- 14, Notre Dame- 6 Fred Lorenz Captains ’45 NU Huskers Sept. 28, 1945 Burly Fred Lorenz will lead the 1945 edition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers into action Saturday against the University of Oklahoma Sooners at Memorial Stadium. The lone letterman from last year’s squad, 24 year old Lorenz has been shifted to guard from his former tackle slot by Coach “Potsy” Clark, and will pace Nebraska linemen as they meet the tricky T formations concocted by Dewey Luster and executed by his gathering of speedy breakaway runners. Final score: Oklahoma- 20, Nebraska- 0 Cornhusker Hopes High Despite Inexperience Sept. 13, 1967 As the Nebraska Cornhuskers open their 77th football season against the highly rated Washington Huskies Saturday at Seattle, the big problem on Bob Devaney’s sixth Husker team is inexperience. Unlike past Devaney crews which have been ladened with returning starters, this year’s crew has only 23 lettermen returning — Four offensive starters and five defensive starters from last year’s Big Eight leaders and no experienced signal caller at quarterback. Final score: Nebraska- 17, Washington- 7 Aggie defense to face NU, question marks Sept. 2, 1988 A strong showing in the Big West Conference won’t help Utah State when it faces Nebraska Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Utah State coach Chuck Shelton said the Aggies can’t use their 5-1 mark in the Big West to their advantage because the level of competition his squad faced wasn’t comparable to Nebraska. Final score: Nebraska- 63, Utah State- 13
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Ian Osborn waits in a bus at a stop on East Campus. Osborn said buses are often late at mid-point stops, but he knows they won’t always be on time coming from City Campus. when the schedule is,” said Lace Leatherman, a freshman Russian and German major. “It’s really confusing.” However, just as many students said the StarTran route maps weren’t difficult to read, especially if students are assertive and ask questions. “There’s a lot of
international students who come here and ask for how to go to Wal-Mart and stuff and we just tell them,” said Wong, who works at the front desk in Selleck Quadrangle. “If they ask, it’s no problem.” StarTran Transit Manager Larry Worth attempted to settle concerns about StarTran. He explained “most
of the routes go downtown, so that would be close to campus.” He said he’s never received concern about foreign students having problems with the maps. “If a person is from a foreign country or has problems with English, we can provide the maps or information in their native
language,” he said. “Not just students, but anyone.” Schedules can be found at the Nebraska Union, on buses and on StarTran’s website: http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/ startran/. Tammybain@ dailynebraskan.com danaelenz@ dailynebraskan.com
Scouting Troy State proves difficult Aug. 31, 2001 Once again, Nebraska coaches will have to peer into their crystal balls. For the second-straight game, the No. 4 Cornhuskers will take the field against a team — Troy State — opening its season with a new offensive scheme. In the days leading up to Saturday’s 11:38 a.m. kickoff, Coach Frank Solich said the Trojans remained a bit of a mystery, and all the guesswork and projections have left players and coaches in the dark. Final score: Nebraska- 42, Troy State- 14 — Compiled by Mitch Mattern
state: from 1 class sizes to grow based on the trend in the university’s growth. Enrollment has grown 2.25 percent during the last five years, Perlman said. In his speech, he said the 30,000-student goal is attainable if UNL sees enrollment numbers climb by 3 percent each year. While that may make for more students in lecture halls, Perlman said the large class sizes haven’t proven detrimental to student learning based on the research he’s seen. The learning environment is just different, he said. But the one problem UNL
faces in expanding its enrollment, he said, is the lack of large classrooms capable of handling more students. At other Big Ten universities, 200-student or greater capacity lecture halls are more abundant than at UNL, Perlman said. That’s one reason the university has started teaching a class at a downtown movie theater. Daniel Kinman, a freshman secondary education major, is taking introductory psychology in the Lincoln Grand Cinema this semester. Kinman said he sees the enrollment goal positively
and doesn’t think more students will make learning harder for students. With more than 300 classmates the first day, he said the large class size made for a completely different work environment than he’s used to. Kinman came from a graduating class of 14 students. “It’s up to the students to get more out of (class),” Kinman said. Large class sizes are no surprise to Liz Youroukos, a staff secretary in the math department. Youroukos said the chancellor’s goal seems realistic.
During the years, Youroukos said she’s seen more students come to the math department for help enrolling in math classes. “We’re kind of already bursting at the seams,” Youroukos said. In the research realm, Perlman called for an increase in annual research spending to $300 million. Of that, Perlman said $150 million should come from federal awards. For fiscal year 2010-2011, UNL brought in $100 million in federal awards. This increase in research spending, he said, would
come through the other goal of doubling the number of faculty receiving national awards and special recognition for their research or work in their field. “We come into the Big Ten with the strongest upward trajectory for increasing research expenditures, but still last in total amount,” Perlman said. The research goals UNL strives for are lofty and ambitious, he said. But Perlman said reaching $100 million in federal awards seemed like a lofty goal years ago. “We have faced challenges
before, so we are all going to be up to it,” said Charles Wood, a professor of biological sciences. While faculty will be asked to increase competitiveness while teaching more undergraduates, Wood called Perlman’s vision for the next six years practical. Wood said he’s confident both the research and teaching goals will be met. “You have a lot of competition for (research funding), but if you’re good, you’ll get it,” he said.
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DAILY NEBRASKAN editorial board members ZACH SMITH
IAN SACKS editor-in-chief ANDREW MCCLURE
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DN quotes of the week
“He said, ‘I love you, brother.’ And then our time was up.”
Schlesinger associate professor of political science, faculty-view columnist regarding the last words of his friend, Ronnie Frye
“One of the main reasons I came to UNL is because I love Husker football and now I can’t get into the games.”
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POINT / Counterpoint
general studies major and freshman
“We’ll keep that in-house. You wouldn’t like doing it, trust me.”
Nebraska receivers coach explaining the penalty system that Husker receivers go through when they drop a pass in practice
“If we go out and play with love for each other, we’re going to do a great job.”
NU junior outside hitter
“We’re going to have to work a lot more as a team. We’re going to have to pack run, together rather than spreading out.”
Husker cross-country runner
“Who made the ridiculous rule that you, the viewer, have to stare at a piece of artwork until you arrive at some fanciful or intelligent conclusion about the work? Who said you need to UNDERSTAND it?”
Fine arts columnist
“No matter what LeVar Burton may have taught us (and he taught us a lot, bless his kindly soul), we will always judge books by their covers.”
Chance Solem-Pfeifer Literature columnist
“I fast because Ramadan provides significant positive enhancement to my life – I become better emotionally and spiritually.”
“I’ve never seen a baby squirrel and I’m 83 years old.”
Nebraska State Fair attendee
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In response to Sept. 1 staff editorial: “NU should favor students over football sellouts”
I graduated in 1985 from the University of NebraskaLincoln, and I’m saddened and appalled by this situation; it is hard to imagine how it must feel to be a new student and find
oneself so disenfranchised from one of the top “headliners” of UNL’s culture. I certainly applaud the closing statement in the opinion piece, “A university is nothing if not for its students.” For what it’s worth, please hang in there; I certainly hope this situation improves very soon. Jay Wulf Birmingham, AL
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Who takes responsibility for Libya? Uprising demonstrates need for cautious involvement from the US
hile the Libyan government is killing its own citizens, we should just turn the other way, close our eyes and pretend nothing is happening. Being a country founded on the idea of universal human rights and freedoms, we shouldn’t support those who seek the rights we declare all should have. After all, we are starting to be considered the world police, the oil-thirsty bullies, interfering with all national affairs to obtain what we want. So when nonviolent protestors in Libya march to their capital, voicing their opinion about a 42-year-old regime that has maintained an unofficial dictatorship only to be answered by the sounds of their own military’s gunshots, we shouldn’t get involved. It’s none of our business. After all, we won our independence from Britain on our own, right? We didn’t receive any help from French sympathizers. American rebels weren’t supplied with weapons, uniforms and money from another nation to fight our own rebellion. The French didn’t supply us with five battalions of infantry under the command of Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, nor did their Navy intercept British ships seeking to aid Charles Cornwallis on the Yorktown Peninsula, leading to his eventual surrender. Granted, the French witnessed their own revolution shortly after, bringing about their own financial crisis and internal problems, but this is largely due to a radical change in ideas and a switch from a monarchy to a republic. The Libyans should be able to fend for themselves. If the population truly wants a revolution, they will make it happen. They don’t need help. Why would we help a nation that has interest to us? When I choose my battles, I pick the ones that have no relevance to me personally. I don’t want to choose one that would benefit me in any way, one that might concern me more than others. You have to help others before you can help yourself – isn’t that how the old adage goes? And let’s be serious, Moammar Gaddafi didn’t really do anything to earn our contempt. He has just been enjoying the lavish commodities that all rulers deserve while surrounded by a team of all-female body guards. As far as his friends go, it’s not his fault they were bad apples. How was he supposed to know that by financially supporting the Palestinian Black September movement he would be involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic
ryan duggan massacre? Or that the two men he refused to expedite to the U.N. were being accused of the Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people. I mean, it’s not like he openly supported terrorist groups and has been accused of having a hand in other bombings, like the bombing of a disco in Berlin in 1986. All sarcasm aside, our involvement in Libya, if not vital, is an important act. I won’t argue that it should be our primary concern right now in matters of foreign affairs, but it is necessary, however inconvenient the timing. Among what has been named “The Arab Spring,” Libyans are but one population that has challenged the ways of their government, and the U.S. is supporting this movement. What we aren’t doing, though, is getting ourselves involved in another Iraq or Afghanistan. Our involvement is very distant, only providing for the Libyan citizens what they need to defend themselves, as well as implementing airstrikes to stop Gaddafi’s forces. No permanent plans are made, and by no means does anyone want to send our military there. Regardless of what the United States’ actual intentions are for intervening, isn’t it a good thing that we are supporting the revolution? Shouldn’t others enjoy at least basic freedoms that have been suppressed by Gaddafi through means of violence? When it comes to disagreeing with the government in Libya, it’s not only a matter of being in the country and disagreeing, but also being outside of the country. In the 1980s, Gaddafi ordered for the assassination of all dissidents, even those outside of the country. Libyan figures who opposed the current government were killed by Gaddafi’s forces, most of which were abroad. So if we consider ourselves citizens of the world with increasing globalization, shouldn’t we look out for all of mankind, and fight any kind of unfair oppression? Maybe not all at once, as it seems the U.S. has already got a lot on its plate, but if the opportunity clearly presents itself, shouldn’t it be done at least one country at a time? Ryan Duggan is a Junior English and Classical Languages Major. Reach him at opinion @dailynebraskan.com
Intervention in foreign crises should not supersede domestic problems
merica has a superiority complex. We seem to think that because we are the most dominant nation in the world, it’s our job to go around fixing up other countries and converting their governments into democracies. When a country becomes embroiled in a civil war, we act like it’s our duty to get right in the middle of it. And not by trying to negotiate a peace treaty or something like that – we have to get in there and start shooting people. Then, when the good guys win with our help, we can help them set up a new government just like ours, and everyone will be better off than before. However, while we get excited about intervening in certain countries, there’s a long list of foreign atrocities, past and presen, that the U.S. has not prevented or stopped. For instance, we didn’t stop the Rwandan genocide. We also haven’t done anything to slow down Mexico’s drug war. And we didn’t intervene in Egypt. Why was Libya so much more important than these situations? President Obama’s claim that there is a precedent of interventionism doesn’t hold up. There are certain situations when conditions in foreign countries become so dire and out of control that it becomes the moral duty of first-world countries like the United States to intervene. However, there are other times, such as in the case of the Libyan War, when we go past fulfilling our duty and try to completely take over the situation. It’s a case of going too far in, trying to be a magnanimous nation. And yes, you can be too helpful in international relations; it’s not the same as saying, “You shouldn’t give so much money to charity.” The U.S. shouldn’t try to be Superman, fighting bad guys all across the world and saving the damsel in distress every time. That would be impossible, even if we had an unlimited amount of resources. And our resources certainly aren’t unlimited right now. We just got done with a budget battle that involved spending cuts across the board. Republicans are calling for more cuts, while Democrats are asking for tax hikes. Yet we’re spending millions of dollars to aid the freedom fighters in a civil war in a country that didn’t directly affect us. Once again, the hypocrisy displayed by our government is baffling. Then there’s the fact that we’re already dealing with wars in two Middle Eastern countries. The War on Terror has been going on for 10 years now, and we’ve spent more than $1 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan. Do we really want to get entangled somewhere else? So why did President Bush decide we needed to be involved in a third war?
Oh, wait. Barack Obama is president now; I totally forgot for a second. This is the same guy who promised during his campaign to get us out of the Iraq War. You’d think he’d be a little more hesitant to get involved anywhere else, as we aren’t even completely out of Iraq yet. Nobel Peace Prize, anyone? Obama defended his decision to take action in Libya by playing the moral duty card. When he addressed the nation in March, he said, “Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different.” I guess that whole Rwandan genocide thing doesn’t count. To refresh your memory, 800,000 people were killed in that genocide in 1994, and the U.S. and United Nations largely failed to intervene. But let’s just say that was in the past, and we’re trying to do a better job now. Unfortunately, we can’t say that, because as previously stated, there are a lot of atrocities going on in many other countries around the world, most of which the U.S. hasn’t gotten involved in. Just look at any of the countries in the Middle East where there has been political unrest the last few months. In Syria for example, the government has suppressed the rebellion by killing and torturing protesters. Yet the U.S. hasn’t done anything militarily to stop those atrocities. Similarly, we didn’t do anything to try to remove Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt earlier this year. Closer to home, there’s Mexico’s drug war going on that resulted in more than 15,000 deaths last year, including some Americans. Shouldn’t we be, uh, worried about that? Moammar Gaddafi was a terrible leader who had to go. When he started massacring rebels, it became clear that things were going to get worse if other countries just sat and watched. It’s good that someone decided to step in and try to oust him. But there’s no reason that someone needed to be the U.S. We’ve got two wars and a mountain of debt to worry about. There are 28 countries in NATO; surely some of those countries could have combined to take the major role in this conflict. We can’t continue to be the country everyone turns for leadership when military action is called for. We have our own problems to worry about.
Evan Marolf is a junior Political Science and History major. Reach him at evanamarolf @dailynebraskan.com
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recruitment: from1 A Northfield, Minn. native, Langer made his friends from middle and high school into Husker fans, too. He came to UNL in the 2010-2011 academic year as a freshman. “I was going to go to community college in Minnesota,” he said. “Then my parents and I decided that it would be worth it to attend UNL, since I’ve waited all my life to be a Husker.”
But tuition was expensive. And instead of leaving his Huskers altogether, Langer transferred to Southeast Community College to stay nearby. Going back to Minnesota, even with its in-state tuition wasn’t an option. “I had to transfer to save a lot of money, and coming to UNL was a good choice so I just stayed down here,” Langer said.
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to be a part of a winning team,” Hunter said. Since joining the Big Ten, UNL’s out-of-state enrollment has increased, she said. “We have seen increases in Chicago, Twin Cities, Denver and Kansas City,” Hunter said. “And our new conference affiliation will provide additional national exposure.”
football isn’t one-sided. The university is also excited about the impact that the athletic program has on the admissions process. “The majority of our students attend because of our academic reputation, spirit and tradition,” said Amber Hunter, the director of the Office of Admissions. When applying to college, students look for the best of both worlds,” she said. “Prospective students want
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“Both of my parents were from Nebraska.” This is a common trend for many out-of-state students at UNL. “Being a part of the culture every Saturday, watching my house go crazy during Husker games, I knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of and is one of the reasons why I choose UNL,” Counts said. But this enthusiasm for
He plans to return to UNL for the 2012 spring semester, if he can afford it. Langer’s unusual place for the Huskers, high on his priority list, is shared among much of the UNL community. Chance Counts, a sophomore history major, shares Langer’s sentiment. “Being from central Texas, I was looking into a couple of different schools,” Counts said.
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thelineup Fall movie lineup looks promising for upcoming award season art by Lauren Olson Tom Helberg DAILY NEBRASKAN
With the summer movie season wrapping up, cineastes eagerly await what the fall has in store. Film studios usually release their awards season contenders mid- to late autumn, but it’s never too early to start awardsseason prognostication. Opening Sept. 9 is “Contagion,” directed by Steven Soderbergh. The actionthriller centers on efforts to contain a deadly, international disease outbreak. If all goes well for Soderbergh, he could repeat past Oscar success from his similar ensemble drama, “Traffic.” Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and many more Alisters star. “Even though I don’t like the idea of everyone dying,” said Aaron Spicka, a junior psychology major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “I look forward to seeing ‘Contagion’ for the cast.” “Drive,” directed by Nicolas Windi n g Refn, opens Sept. 16. The actionthriller stars Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver for movies, who will take the occasional “job” on the side. Also starring Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks and Christina
Hendricks, the picture already won an award at the Cannes Film Festival for best director this year. On Sept. 23, “Moneyball,” directed by Bennett Miller, hits theaters. The baseball drama stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, and originally had Soderbergh attached to direct. Soderbergh wanted to make the film a fiction-documentary hybrid, but the final film will employ a more conventional narrative. Screenplay credits include Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, the latter of which penned the 2010 movie, “The Social Network.” On Oct. 7, George Clooney will release his fourth directorial effort, “The Ides of March.” Boasting one of the largest ensemble casts of the season, Clooney stars along with Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright. Clooney plays a presidential candidate and Gosling plays his idealistic new staff member. The film is based on Beau Willimon’s play, “Farragut North.” Oct. 14 will bring the release of “The Skin I Live In,” director Pedro Almodovar’s follow-up to the 2009 movie, “Broken Embraces.” The film stars Antonio Banderas as a plastic surgeon hellbent on perfecting an impenetrable human skin after his wife burned to death in a car crash. Opening Oct. 21 is “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” directed by Sean Durkin. The film follows a young girl’s efforts to escape the clutches of a cult and return to normalcy. The film stars Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the famous twins, and John Hawkes, who appeared in the 2010 little-indie-thatcould, “Winter’s Bone.” Jumping to Nov. 23, “The Artist,” directed by Michel Hazanavicius, will hit theaters. The picture is a
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Where recycled goods become art
Promising fall shows, inevitable disappointment fill small screen art by Lauren Vuchetich
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As networks vie for the next big hit, viewers enter the fall television season with a deluge of unfamiliar new titles, a handful of hopes and the promise of a whole lot of crap. The most promising new show comes from NBC, who has steadily built up a solid comedy lineup. Their latest stab, “Up All Night,” (Sept. 14) stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as a married couple balancing work and family. It looks to be the best thing Will Arnett’s been attached to since “Arrested Development,” and has a solid supporting cast with Maya Rudolph and Nick Cannon. If you built a market research robot and shifted it into overdrive, it would probably regurgitate the plot for “Death Valley” (Aug. 29, MTV): zombies, werewolves, vampires, cop shows, comedy and shaky-cameras. An unabashed buzzword conglomerate for sure, but it also raises a question: Can you really screw up a premise like that? The pilot was enough to prove there are MTV writers who can write funny jokes, but I’m not convinced they’re funny enough to sustain an entire show. Maybe this will mark the end of anything zombiefied being likable, or maybe hitting all those buzzwords will force everyone into a new guilty pleasure. That isn’t even the biggest surprise MTV has set, though, because they’re bringing back “Beavis and Butt-Head” (Oct. 27). I’m a big fan of Mike Judge – “Office Space” and “Idiocracy” are comedy classics, and “King of the Hill,” without a doubt, has a place in the classic-TV animation canon. But something about the “Beavis and Butt-Head” humor does nothing but irritate me. That said, I’m intrigued by the thought of actually being a part of the culture they jeer at this time around. On the topic of 1990s flashbacks, Sarah Michelle
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seemed like a right fit,” said Carlos Guerrero, membership and marketing coordinator at the Lux Center. “More artists are using those kinds of materials now, because of those ideologies and because art materials are expensive.” According to Guerrero, 11 artists, some local and some national, will be featured in the exhibition. The artwork ranges from two-dimensional
wall pieces to handcrafted jewelry. Materials used to construct the art are even more diverse, ranging from old VHS cassette tapes to pencil shavings. “We’ve never done anything like it before,” said Stephanie Leach, gallery director at the Lux Center. “It’s quite different. There is a
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Insomniacs face off on the movie screen
Kelsey lee Our society likes to accumulate a lot of stuff. Some stuff we need and some stuff we don’t, so it accumulates somewhere else, like a garbage can or landfill. But there are other things that can be done with those materials we are quick to throw away. The Lux Center for the Arts will introduce an exhibition titled “Reclaimed,” aimed at presenting reused materials in artistic form. The exhibit aims to ignite creativity and innovation in the community, as it demonstrates how to reuse material that would normally be thrown out and present it in an artful way. “I think that with more people thinking about sustainability and trying to use materials sparingly, it
Gellar of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” has a new show, “Ringer” (Sept. 13, CW). Gellar plays a stripper and drug addict from Wyoming w h o m u s t flee to Manhatt a n , where s h e reconn e c t s with her estranged identical twin. The previews shown so far show a whole lot more melodrama than I think I’m prepared for, but promises of “shocking secrets,” twists and, of course, Buffy, are enough to at least theoretically sustain a compelling show. “Person of Interest” (Sept. 22, CBS) is gathering more hype than perhaps any other fall show. Produced by J.J. Abrams, it follows a billionaire who develops a computer program that predicts future crimes. Jim Caviezel, known for films like “Passion of the Christ” and “The Count of Monte Cristo,” plays a CIA agent presumed to be dead, who helps stop crime. It’s CBS’s highest-testing drama pilot in 15 years, enough to overtake CSI’s coveted time slot. “Terra Nova” (Sept. 26, Fox) is the show most likely to develop a dedicated
Long before the Batman films and “Inception,” Christopher Nolan helmed a 2002 remake of “Insomnia.” The original Swedish 1997 film, directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, largely follows the same story, albeit with a few key differences. Both films follow the story of two big-city detectives sent to a smaller town as they investigate the murder of a high school girl. The town is just north of the Arctic Circle in the summer – when the sun doesn’t set – which causes the titular insomnia in our
protagonist. The remake proved that Nolan could work with higher budgets and bigger stars, and it seems Warner Bros. used the project to groom him to direct blockbusters. The legendary Al Pacino plays the detective in this version, with Robin Williams as an author and Hilary Swank as the local cop. Stellan Skarsgård plays the detective in the original, and while he may not be a household name in the U.S., he has had high profile screen time in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series and in this summer’s “Thor.” Pacino gives a nuanced performance as a detective with a checkered past, and plays the effects of sleep deprivation convincingly. Williams is at his creepy best, proving yet
again that he may be better suited for drama than comedy. Swank, who won an Oscar three years earlier for “Boys Don’t Cry,” does what she can with her role of a fresh-faced cop, but plays the character a little too eager to take seriously. Both Skjoldbjærg and Nolan use memory editing to create a sense of menacing history for the characters. The latter director uses the technique more, as he layers on plot twists not found in the original film. While the narrative does not rival the labyrinth
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Locals still strive as Simplicity brought Borders closes doors out in psychology Rachel Staats DAILY NEBRASKAN
There is a way of talking that I usually refer to as, “psychology speak.” What I mean by this is, any speech or writing where the speaker or author tries to examine the way individuals or groups think or behave by using complicated metaphors or fancy words. No matter how many times I try to understand books about psychology, I always end up with a headache, not because I can’t understand what they’re talking about, but because I get extremely bored with the topic. This made me very nervous about my decision to read “Redirect” by Timothy Wilson. I shouldn’t have worried. There’s something about the way most psychologists talk that makes my brain turn to mush. Until recently, I avoided any book about psychology like I avoid homework, but “Redirect”
changed that for me. The writing was scholarly, but not unnecessarily wordy or lengthy, which made it much more interesting. The use of metaphors is simple, effective and accessible for the common reader. “Redirect” is a phenomenal book about a new scientific approach to psychology, called story editing, where we can change our perception of the world and ourselves to make our lives better. In the book, Wilson explains how some approaches to altering behavior, like self-help books, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and educational programs relating to teen pregnancy and tolerance work and why some don’t. In some cases these programs actually do harm to the individuals that use them. Through his use of the extended metaphor of story editing and the grading of modification programs, Wilson explains the field of
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psychology. Those of you who are able to stay awake while reading “psychology speak” texts that make me want to catch some Zs will enjoy this book as well. Wilson is a fantastic writer who is able to convey his points to a wide audience without all the intimidating jargon, and this book is a valuable contribution to the field of psychology. I would recommend it for both psychology and nonpsychology majors.
movies: from 7 throwback to silent filmmaking, shot in black and white and in a 1.33 aspect ratio. The story is about a silent film star coming to grips with the advent of “talkies” in 1927. Jean Dujardin already nabbed a best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Also on Nov. 23, David Cronenberg’s, “A Dangerous Method” opens. Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender play Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung respectively, as the duo give birth to psychoanalysis. Keira Knightley co-stars. “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” a British espionage thriller directed by Tomas Alfredson, opens Dec. 9. Gary Oldman and Colin Firth star in this Cold War picture, as
MI6 agents try to root out a Soviet double agent. The film marks Alfredson’s English-language debut, after helming the Swedish horror film, “Let the Right One In.” Omaha-native Alexander Payne will release his first film in seven years with “The Descendants,” on Dec 16. Clooney will star as a father who tries to reconnect with his daughters as he travels across Hawaii to confront his wife’s lover. Also opening on Dec. 16 is “Carnage,” directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly in the only main roles in the film, it looks like Polanski could deliver an acting showcase. A film that has yet to
announce a U.S. release date is “Shame,” Steve McQueen’s follow-up to the 2008 film, “Hunger.” The actor plays a sex addict whose lifestyle is thrown out of whack when his sister moves in with him. Fassbender has had a big year after breaking into the mainstream in, “X-Men: First Class.” The fall film season looks packed with plenty of award season hopefuls. Only time will tell what films will rise above the pack. “You don’t want to spend $10-$20 to see something that isn’t worth your time,” said Michaela Hough, a freshman English major. “I see movies for the content.”
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not have been the same company without their rapdaily nebraskan id expansion and easily acTwenty percent, 30 percent, cessibility. 40 percent off. Everything While Omaha had two must go. Borders locations, Lincoln Last month the national had none. For this reason, bookstore chain Borders Dokken doubts her busiannounced its closing. ness will change much. She The company, which was believes independent stores founded 40 years ago by in Omaha will be affected Louis and Tom Borders, is more strongly, and Martin scrapping 399 agrees. stores and the “I think We support positions of t h e r e ’ s nearly 11,000 enough shoppeople reading; employees. ping differthat’s the With Barnes ence between important thing & Noble as Omaha and the sole reLincoln that – the passion maining nawe won’t be behind the books tional chain, positively or and the stories independent negatively afbookstores fected,” Marthemselves. have a unique tin said. opportunity Aja martin The colmanager at indigo bridge books to thrive. lapse of one Cinnamon of America’s D o k k e n , largest bookowner of A Novel Idea, is stores may not affect local sad to hear the news. Al- business, but more issues though chains sometimes are on the horizon. E-readforce smaller stores out of ers present another conthe industry, she hates to cern for local and national see any bookstore close, bookstores alike. A Global regardless of its popularity Industry Analyst report preand customer base. dicts the market will reach It is possible that Borders’ 53.87 million units by 2017. collapse could have been Dokken, for one, believes prevented. this change will be positive “Blogs suggests that they rather than negative. didn’t have the best inven“I think e-readers are a tory control,” Dokken said. great option if you travel a Aja Martin, manager at In- lot of don’t have access to digo Bridge Books, thinks books,” Dokken said. “Custhat Borders would have tomers that we know, that done better if they hadn’t have e-readers use them as opened so many stores. With a substitute and still prefewer stores, they would be fer to have books on their able to focus more attention shelves. I think people will on specific locations. By the always respect the book as same token, Borders would a physical object.”
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While e-readers only make up a small portion of book sales at this point, Martin endorses readers no matter what method they prefer. “We support people reading; that’s the important thing – the passion behind books and the stories themselves,” she said. “It (an ereader) just slightly changes how people read. It doesn’t stop or start people from enjoying a good story.” With the school year in session, students may be spending more time at local stores, and it’s time to find out what’s going on. A Novel Idea will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 16. The celebration will include a belly dancing troupe, face painting, drawings, giveaways and more. Along with the anniversary celebration, Dokken has some big changes in mind. New gift certificates and tote bags are just the beginning. “We have so many new ideas to implement,” she said. “We’re adding to our website and we have plans to remodel a room downstairs.” Indigo Books features local music and artwork every first Friday of the month. Every second Friday, an animal expert brings in a creature that children have just read a book about. Various book groups, including Graphic Novel Book Club, Mystery Monday Book Club and LGBTQ Literature Book Club all meet there, as well. carawilwerding@ dailynebraskan.com
television: from 7 following. The science-fiction drama is set in the year 2149 and deals with a human colony sent back 85 million years, after Earth is threatened with extinction. Steven Spielberg is set as executive producer, and it shows all the signs of a cult hit if not a critical one. If potential disappointment makes you anxious, luckily September still means the return of established favorites, and many offer something new to keep things interesting. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (Sept. 15, FX) had karate-enthused pseudotough guy Mac, played by Rob McElhenney, gain 50 pounds for their upcoming season. “We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety,”
co-star Charlie Day said, “but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier.” Impressive commitment just to make Big Mac jokes. “Community” (Sept. 22, NBC) is bringing in John Goodman as “vice dean of Greendale’s prestigious school of air-conditioning repair who happens to have a scary, deep voice.” “Community” hasn’t shown any signs of passing its peak anytime soon, and as long as it doesn’t become oversaturated with cameos, this can only make the show better. “The Office” (Sept. 22, NBC) has been dead to many of its early fans during the last few years. Yes, there was some rocky territory as the characters became stereotypes and they injected too much forced quirkiness. But the last season has
shown they can still shake things up without jumping the shark, and most importantly, they can still deliver hilarity. Many thought Steve Carell’s absence would result in the awfulness that was “Scrubs” without Zach Braff, but with James Spader entering as an eerily suave Freudian CEO and Michael Scott’s replacement still up in the air, there are plenty of reasons to keep following. There isn’t an obvious classic in the fall television outlook, but there’s still quite a bit to look forward to for even the pickiest viewers. Just as long as you manage to avoid the “Charlie’s Angels” ABC reboot (Sept. 22), you should expect to make it through the rest of 2011 television unscathed.
helberg: from 7 that is “Memento” (2000), Nolan flavors his version with his trademark riddles. The setting north of the Arctic Circle translates well from Norway to Alaska. Nolan makes more of a character out of the territory, emphasizing harsh landscape and an isolated location. Each film has their own respective European and American flavors, both in terms of landscape and story lines. Skjoldbjærg provides no easy solutions.
The morally oblique film leaves questions unanswered, while Nolan nicely wraps up loose ends. Pacino’s detective redeems himself in the end, while Skarsgård’s motives and future are more uncertain. Differences in two key scenes illustrate the differences between detectives. Skjoldbjærg finds the detective’s morals in an uncomfortably gray area. Nolan’s detective takes the higher ground in one instance and is benefitted by chance in
another. The changes in Nolan’s film might make the character more likeable, or because of studio pressure to edit out rough material. The main reason the film was remade was likely because American audiences don’t like subtitles. Though a new version was not necessary, Nolan’s film solidly stands up to the original, which is quite an achievement for a remake.
“A lot of these people are conscious about using what is already existing and will repurpose it,” Leach said. “The idea behind the show is to demonstrate people who are questioning our impact on the planet and minimize that.”
A reception will be held Sept. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Some of the local artists will speak about the exhibition and their featured work. The exhibit will run through Oct. 29.
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lux: from 7 danger with recycled materials – it could look like a gallery of junk, but it looks quite interesting.” The majority of the featured artists have worked with recycled materials in the past and will continue that craft in this show.
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Nebraska Players to watch
name: Jared Crick position: Defensive year: Senior from: Cozad, Neb.
name: Lavonte David position: Linebacker year: Senior from: Miami, Fla.
name: Austin Cassidy position: Safety year: Senior from: Lincoln, Neb.
name: Ciante Evans position: Cornerback year: Sophomore from: Arlington, Texas
What you should know: Remember Ndamukong Suh? Meet Jared Crick. Crick has the physical tools to be just as much of a difference maker for the Husker defense as Suh was. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Crick has 19 sacks and 32 tackles for losses during his NU career. Expect him to see in opposing backfields a lot this season.
What you should know: Nobody expected Lavonte David to be this good. As a relatively unknown juniorcollege transfer, David hit Lincoln by storm, breaking NU’s single-season tackle record with 152 total tackles last season. With a year in Nebraska’s system under his belt, David has the potential to improve his game even more.
What you should know: Austin Cassidy knew his role and was good at it. He was one of NU’s most consistent special teamers and saw sparse time as a backup safety. Cassidy finally got his shot midway through last season and became a fixture on the Blackshirt defense at the safety position.
What you should know: With preseason All-American Alfonzo Dennard most likely sidelined for Saturday’s opener, Ciante Evans will be called upon to cover University of Tennessee at Chattanooga receiver Joel Bradford. When Dennard returns, Evans is expected to step in and fill the opposite corner position that was left vacated by Prince Amukamara.
name: Taylor Martinez position: Quarterback year: Sophomore from: Corona, Calif.
name: Rex Burkhead position: Running back year: Junior from: Plano, Texas
name: Brandon Kinnie position: Wide receiver year: Senior from: Kansas City, Mo.
name: Kyler Reed position: Tight end year: Junior from: Shawnee, Kan.
What you should know: At this time last season nobody knew what Taylor Martinez was capable of on the field. But as a redshirt freshman, he ran for 965 yards and 12 touchdowns. The latter half of the season for Martinez was marred by injuries. When asked this fall if he’s back to 100 percent, Martinez’s most-popular answer has been, “You’ll have to wait until Saturday.” That wait is almost over.
What you should know: Rex Burkhead is about as consistent as they come. The junior rushed for 990 yards last season and scored seven touchdowns. Burkhead is the leader and veteran member of a talented group of Ibacks, which includes freshmen Ameer Abdullah, Aaron Green and Braylon Heard.
What you should know: Brandon Kinnie is the only returning receiver for Nebraska that has more than one catch. The 6-foot-3 wideout has 635 career receiving yards and five scores, all of which came last season. The Huskers have a lot of talented athletes joining the receiving corps this year, but Kinnie will have to be a go-to guy for quarterback Taylor Martinez.
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name: Jamal Turner position: Wide receiver year: Freshman from: Arlington, Texas
What you should know: If someone asked which Husker caught the most touchdowns last season, most people wouldn’t be able to come up with the correct answer. Tight end Kyler Reed scored eight. The junior is a potent offensive threat with the speed to outrun most linebackers and safeties.
What you should know: Nebraska fans got a look at the Huskers’ new exciting athletes, Jamal Turner being one of them, during April’s Red-White Spring Game. The speedy quarterback-turnedreceiver had 228 all-purpose yards in the game, including a 49-yard touchdown. Turner definitely has the skills to continue to wow fans this fall.
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Tradition of excellence
NU football is back in action and Memorial Stadium will be abuzz Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.
The Huskers have a rich college football history, having won five national titles. Three championship teams came from the 1990s, headed by Nebraska legend and coach Tom Osborne.
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EASt Stadium Construction
A true Nebraska tradition, the tunnel walk, is certain to get fans excited for the start of the game.
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The university is currently in the process of upgrading the facilities and giving East Stadium a facelift. The construction will add approximately 5,000 new seats 30 new indoor/outdoor suites. The construction is set to be finished in time for the 2013 season.
Student Section Etiquette 1. Remember sportsmanship; It’s a staple of Nebraska football. 2. Arrive early; gates open 90 minutes before kickoff. But if you want to be close enough to see the expression on Rex Burkhead’s face when he scores a touchdown, you better arrive extra early. 3. Learn the fight songs, you only say “Go Big Red” four times. Don’t be the one to screw up. 4. Fans, be respectful during the national anthem. Remove your hats and pay attention. 5. Throw the bones when the Blackshirts step onto the field and don’t stop making noise until they step off. 6. Enjoy the season opener, and remember to be responsible before, during and after the game.
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friday, september 2, 2011
Huskers amend practice tempo
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NU’s Ari Romero, 2, contests a header in a game earlier this season. Focusing on more physical play has been a goal of coach John Walker following Nebraska’s winless start.
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Competitiveness dominated practice this week for the Nebraska women’s soccer squad. It was seen in practice early Thursday morning as the team was working on defending corner kicks. Every time the team defending either gave up a goal or even a shot on goal, the losing team got on the ground and did 10 pushups. Maintaining that kind of intensity and competitiveness has been the concentration for the Huskers, according to senior defender Blair Slapper, as they prepare to play a pair of home matches this weekend. “We have been trying to raise the competitive level in practice this week in order to help us prepare for our games,” Slapper said. “There
are consequences for not competing in a game so we have consequences for losing in team and individual drills now.” Sophomore midfielder Ari Romero agrees with Slapper and also said that coach John Walker emphasized competing as a team. “(Head coach) John (Walker) has been telling us all year that we are talented,” Romero said. “He also keeps telling us that the results that we want won’t happen until we start competing better as a unit.” So far this season there have been plenty of consequences for Nebraska. NU is currently 0-2-1 with losses to the No. 1 team in the nation in North Carolina, and the Sun Belt Conference favorite, Denver. The tie came against former Big 12 Conference foe Baylor. Morale of the squad remains positive regardless of the tough losses, according to
Romero. “Obviously each loss was rough on us,” Romero said. “Especially since they were both by one goal, but each game we have gotten better and I think that the losses have led to more positive motivation rather than a negative reaction.” Despite still searching for its first victory of the year, Slapper said that the only pressure the team feels is pressure from itself. “We have put more pressure on ourselves than even our coaches or fans,” Slapper said. “We expect more out of ourselves and we want to win so badly, that’s where the pressure is coming from.” The first chance the Huskers will get to lift that pressure will be Friday evening when Southeastern Conference opponent Arkansas (12-0) comes to Lincoln. Romero said the keys to the game will once again be
competing and sacrificing for teammates. “We got to keep playing for each other,” Romero said. “If we see someone make a tackle the next person has to do the same thing, each person has to be the one to set the tone.” NU will also take on Northern Arizona (0-4-0) in the weekend finale on Sunday afternoon. Slapper said that even though Nebraska doesn’t know much about the teams it will be facing this weekend, they expect a lot of intensity. “We don’t really know what to expect from either of these teams because we haven’t played them before,” Slapper said. “However, we will have meetings on gameday to go over a few things and we will be ready to play with lots of intensity come Friday evening.” andrewward@ dailynebraskan.com
volleyball: from 12 wise, the 0-3 Great Danes aren’t even in the same stratosphere as the Huskers. Albany won just one set combined against three unranked opponents last weekend, and the mostinteresting thing for NU fans could be how well the Huskers fare physically. If Friday night’s match goes more than three sets, NU will be playing their fourth match in eight days, with two having gone long. While NU fared well in a similar situation last weekend, sweeping New Mexico on Saturday after a five setter on Friday, the high altitude combined with a firedup Friday opponent could make this back-to-back a rougher experience. “I don’t know if you’ve checked out (Colorado State’s) website,” NU coach John Cook said. “But they’re promoting this match like it’s the biggest match in the history of Colorado State volleyball. They want to sell out their arena. They’re taking this one very seriously.” It’s an experience NU needs to get used to. Unlike the Big 12 Conference, which operated on a
Saturday/Wednesday schedule, the Big Ten Conference has back-to-backs most weekends, and only NU isn’t used to it. Something else to look for will be whether or not NU can keep up its spectacular defensive performance from the back half of last weekend. In the final six sets against NMSU and UNM, the Huskers didn’t give up an attacking percentage higher than .103, and held their opponents under .040 four times. As a result, despite a tough first two sets, NU is still second in the Big Ten in opponent hitting percentage and second in blocks per set. As much as CSU struggled offensively against Oklahoma (just .162 with 18 errors) a similar defensive performance by NU this week could spell an easy weekend. Not that that’s what the team is expecting. “(Colorado Sate) has a really good middle,” Lauren Cook said. “And they have a big outside, so we just have to stop them. If we do that, we should be able to win.” seanwhalen@ dailynebraskan.com
Husker volleyball readies for Colorado State, Albany
In its last meet, the Nebraska cross-country team was represented by Lara Crofford and David Adams in the 2010 NCAA Championships. This year, the Huskers kickoff their season without those two athletes at the Creighton/UNO Classic on Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. NU Coach Jay Dirksen said he’s ready to see his two young squads perform this Saturday. “All we want to do is get them out there running,” he said. “I’m happy to see everyone run and it gives me a great chance to see how they look as the season begins.” Runner Ashley Miller said she’s excited to get back on the course. “It’s a small meet and it’s always fun because we get a lot of supporters since it’s in Omaha,” she said. “It’s going to be nice to see where we’re at as a team. A lot of people like to run this meet because it’s fun and relaxing.” A senior, Miller was voted co-captain earlier this month along with teammate Jessica Furlan, for the second straight year. Miller said although she feels all of her teammates are worthy of being captain, her drive of being a leader is what gave her the title. “I feel like right now I have a lot of experience as a runner,” she said. “I think I’ve competed in a high level at both crosscountry and track and field. Just by having that experience I think they’ve respected me as a leader because I’ve been there before and I can guide them as a leader.” Although the Huskers lost their top runners in Crofford and Adams, Dirksen believes the women’s team will have an easier transition than the men’s team this season. “Lora was our top runner the past four years but she graduated and we have to move on,” Dirksen said. “I think overall we’ll be as strong as last year, if not stronger. I like what I’ve seen so far. The question will be, ‘Where Lora was a year ago, who is there now?’
There are a couple seniors like me on this team who are motivated to have their best season yet,.”
“I know Martina (Barinova) was there last year and she looks great this year. Ashley’s also up there with her this year and I’m thinking with that double threat, we’ll do pretty well.” In the offseason, Miller was on the coach’s plan which involved running 60 miles a week and 10 miles on the weekends. But her offseason began later than usual. “I had track and field nationals that ran into June,” she said. “I finished 11th and it was a great experience. I had a few bigtime personal records and made second-team AllAmerican.” Dirksen called the senior a great example. “She’s held the highest (captain) title because she’s a great worker,” he said. “She’s done the right thing year in and year out and is a great athlete. She knows what to do and, this being her senior year, she’s definitely proven to be a successful runner.” Miller feels that many of her teammates are ready to prove themselves this season. “There are a couple seniors like me on this team who are motivated to have their best season yet,” she said. “It’s hard to tell because we haven’t had a meet yet, but in practices I feel we can push each other in every meet.” Dirksen added that he’s thrilled to start the season with his new squads. “I just want to see a good, consistent performance,” he said. “Some of these people have yet to run in college. It’s one thing to see everyone run in practice. It’s another during an actual game situation. “If they win they win, if they don’t they don’t. It’s just a great opportunity to see where everyone’s at and see how their training thus far has paid off.“
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Setter Lauren Cook and Nebraska face a tough test against No. 15 Colorado State this weekend.
game ranked No. 23 in the FCS, led by senior quarterback and receiver duo B.J. Coleman and Joel Bradford. Bradford set the school record for singleseason receptions last season and both Bradford and Coleman received complimentary words in their appraisal from Pelini. But Saturday will be much less about the Mocs and much more about what Nebraska does as Chattanooga may prove
to be an interesting litmus test for NU, which comes into a new season in a new conference with new coaches and new playmakers. “We want everybody to have fun, first and foremost,” Husker linebacker Lavonte David said. “But at the same time we want everybody to know what they’re doing. Once you do your job, everything will take care of itself.”
utc: from 12 Bradford. “I’ve never been one to buy into chemistry between a wideout and a quarterback, but last year kind of showed me that there may be something to that.” Huesman knows the two former McCallie High School teammates will need a similar year this season for the Mocs’ offense to remain successful. Pelini acknowledged the challenge that Coleman and Bradford can present. “He (Coleman) is obviously what makes their team, along with number four (Bradford), the wide receiver,” Pelini said.
“He makes some big-time throws. He is one of the better guys that I’ve seen with them.” The Mocs return 10 starters on the defensive side of the football. Up front, UTC sports junior defensive end Josh Williams, who has 12 career sacks in two seasons with TennesseeChattanooga. Williams was an anchor for the Mocs defensive front last season, recording 32 total tackles. Stopping the run was a challenge for UTC last season as it ranked 75th in the
country. The rushing game in NU coach Tim Beck’s new offense will likely get to stretch its legs. Nebraska’s junior running back Rex Burkhead is ready for fans to see what the Huskers will bring Saturday. “It’s going to be an attacking, explosive offense,” Burkhead said. “The ball is spread out quite a bit, but we’re just going to go out there and have a great time and have fun.” UTC linebacker Ryan Consiglio recorded 110 stops for the Mocs last season, averaging 10 per game. He needs only 59
more to crack the school’s top ten list in all-time career tackles. Sophomore cornerback Kadeem Wise is coming off a solid freshman season in which he made the All-Southern Conference second team and the All-Conference freshman squad. His six interceptions in 2010 helped him pass Huesman’s record, set in 1978. Overall, the Mocs ranked 80th in FCS teams in total defense and 95th in scoring defense. The Mocs are running into a Nebraska team that is anxious
to get out on the field. NU wideout Brandon Kinnie said the Huskers are still frustrated with the end of 2010. “It was a bad taste losing in that bowl game (Holiday Bowl),” Kinnie said. “A lot of us still kind of remember that and we don’t want to feel like that ever again. We’re just ready to go out there and play somebody else. We’re tired of beating up on each other. UTC has opened the past three seasons against teams that reached the BCS national championship game; Oklahoma in 2008, Alabama in 2009
and Auburn last season. While those games prepared some Mocs for a bigtime atmosphere, Huesman still wants his players to enjoy the moment Saturday. “We don’t get to do it very often, so I don’t want our guys tense,” he said. “And hopefully we learned, especially defensively last year against Auburn, if you tense up, if you’re going to stand there and watch other people make plays, you’ll get embarrassed pretty fast. ”
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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga isn’t the winningest program in college football like Michigan. They can’t claim the most Heisman trophies like Ohio State. The Mocs are not defending Big Ten co-champions like Michigan State or Wisconsin. They’re not even conference title dark horses this season like Penn State or Iowa. Chattanooga is, however, Nebraska’s first opponent of the highly anticipated 2011 season. While the FCS squad from southeastern Tennessee may not seem like the most scintillating name on the schedule for Husker fans, matching up with the Mocs may have slightly more significance if you’re superstitious. Auburn played Chattanooga last season, defeating the Mocs 62-24. Alabama played the Mocs the year before, shutting them out, 45-0. Both SEC juggernauts went on to win the national championship in the season in which they downed Chattanooga. Furthermore, Chattanooga has faced off with teams led by the eventual Heisman Trophy winner in each of the last three seasons: Auburn last season with Cam Newton, Alabama the season before with Mark Ingram and Oklahoma three years ago with Sam Bradford. Though NU coaches and players are not likely to confess to putting much stock in the factoids mentioned above, neither will they downplay the importance of not overlooking Chattanooga. “We’re taking these guys very seriously,” NU offensive line coach Barney Cotton threw in as a non-sequitur after Wednesday’s practice. Cotton touched on an important point as the terms “overlook” and “FCS” tend to gravitate toward each other in college football discourse. With the Huskers season opener a day away, this is a popular thought, as it is easy to draw comparisons to last season’s
Dennard doubtful for Saturday NU coach Bo Pelini spoke to reporters after practice Thursday, announcing that cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is not expected to suit up against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Saturday. “Fonzo more than likely will not play,” Pelini said. Dennard injured his leg in the Huskers’ fall camp. Dennard, a preseason AllAmerican, is widely regarded as one of the best players at his position. In three seasons, Dennard has played in 38 games, starting 22. Dennard had 30 tackles with seven pass breakups and a forced fumble in 2010. underwhelming 17-3 victory against South Dakota State. But not all FCS teams are created equally, and with that, don’t expect last season’s game with the Jackrabbits to influence Saturday’s game too heavily. “They’re just another opponent to us,” junior defensive end Cameron Meredith said of the Mocs. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound junior defensive end affirmed that Chattanooga wouldn’t get any type of special treatment. But the Mocs are the Huskers first opponent and a welcome one, regardless of their division. “We’re excite,” Meredith said. “We’re ready to play.” Coach Bo Pelini echoed Meredith’s sentiments. “I think our guys are anxious to play,” Pelini said. “And I think we as a staff are anxious to see where we are so we can keep getting better.” “Anxious” — an apt description of the aura surrounding Husker football in the final hours leading up to Saturday afternoon’s 2:30 p.m. Memorial Stadium appointment with Chattanooga. The Mocs come into tomorrow’s
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Bo Pelini’s Huskers aren’t taking University of Tennessee at Chattanooga lightly in their 2011 opener.
Mocs riding winning seasons Tough CSU team awaits Huskers volleyball
Herbie, meet Scrappy. The well-known mockingbird will land in Memorial Stadium as the Mocs of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga visit Lincoln Saturday. The Mocs, like the Huskers, will open their season this weekend after traveling the 887-mile route to Nebraska’s capital. Saturday will mark the first time the two programs have met, but the lack of past games isn’t keeping the Huskers from being ready. “They play very hard and they have some team speed,” NU coach Bo Pelini said. “They’re well coached on both sides of the football, they are sound at what they do. They have a philosophy and they stick with it.” That philosophy has been rooted in a pro-style offense, anchored by notable Chattanooga natives and alumni. Firstly, Mocs coach Russ Huesman, a UTC defensive back from 1978-81, is in his third season at the helm of the program. With a 12-10 record, Huesman is the first coach to lead the team to back-to-back winning seasons in almost 20 seasons. Huesman, one of five coaches at UTC who suited up for the Mocs in college, had led his former team to two straight 6-5 campaigns.
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Nebraska will for an answer to the tandem of UTC quarterback B.J. Coleman and receiver Joel Bradford, who had 81 receptions and eight touchdowns last season. Huesman is a defensiveminded coach, but it’s the Mocs’ offense that has gained the attention of opposing teams in the recent past. Senior play-caller and Chattanooga-native B.J. Coleman will enter his third season as the starter for UTC Saturday. Coleman has built an impressive body of work in the past two years, compiling 5,344 yards through the air and 43 touchdown passes. In 2010, he climbed to the third spot on the UTC
single-season yardage list by throwing for 2,996 yards. “I think he is a heck of a football player,” Pelini said of Coleman. A large portion of Coleman’s 215 completions last season went to his former high school teammate, Joel Bradford. Bradford, then a redshirt junior, had zero career catches going into 2010. He ended the year with 81 receptions and eight touchdowns. Last October, Bradford hauled in
15 grabs for 274 yards in a win against Furman in FCS play. NFL followers might remember another notable receiver to come out of UTC. Terrell Owens spent time as a Moc in the early 1990s. Bradford’s single-season records all passed Owens’ last season. “He’s a really good player, as is B.J.,” Huesman said of
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It’s time for Nebraska to grab the Rams by the horns. After a shaky opening weekend, the Nebraska volleyball team looks to make a statement Friday when it takes on 15th-ranked Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo. The Rams will be hungry for a win, as they were embarrassed Monday night in Norman, Okla., getting swept by the Sooners. Despite the loss, the Rams shouldn’t be underestimated: They feature junior middle blocker Megan Plourde — the preseason Mountain West Conference player of the year and honorable mention All-American last season — and senior outside hitter Katelyn Steffan, who has averaged 11 kills per game. With Big Ten competition — and an opening match with Penn State — approaching later this month, CSU is one of only two ranked teams NU will face in preparation, and the only
But they’re promoting this match like it’s the biggest match in the history of Colorado State volleyball.” John Cook
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one on the road. And for the Huskers, beating Colorado State would serve a second purpose: it would be a message to the rest of college volleyball that NU is for real this season. “We’re always a top five, top-10 program and we strive for that,” Lauren Cook said. “You can’t play, oh my gosh, don’t lose. You have to play to win and we’ve prepared all week for Colorado State. Preparation is key and we’re really prepared.” After facing CSU, the Huskers take on Albany on Saturday night. Talent
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