August 13, 2008
If you have been on campus at all this summer you no doubt have noticed a bit more dust and a lot more construction on campus. The Abel/Sandoz renovations, the Physical Sciences Building, the new astro turf fields behind Henzlik and soon, breaking ground in September, the Culture Center next to the Union.
The only project to not be funded almost solely by student fees is the new Physical Sciences building, funded by the Unicameral. (Housing is a department independent of of state funding so it passes its costs on to the students in room and board… essentially a student fee increase) While we appreciate the Unicameral’s generosity of the Physical Sciences building one must and should ask why so many student “life” building projects such as the rec fields, Culture Center* and these proposed major renovations to the Rec itself, are funded almost solely by student fees?
Granted, while high tech and modern academic buildings are important to attracting students. It is only half of the equation for attracting students to campus, so are important student facilities such as the Rec center and Nebraska Union (Culture Center). Should these projects be funded almost solely by student fees with no support from the state?
It also remains to be seen how much the large expansion to the Nebraska Union called the Culture Center will actually be dedicated to culture center activities, or whether a large amount of its space will be used for just general space, such as “Volleyball Club” organizational meetings…. Something that is also in serious need as popular meeting nights fills up all available space in the Nebraska Union.
Regardless, it is a step in the right direction to have a large Culture Center built on campus.
The University has done a great job attracting and recruiting students. It would be wise not scare them away with soaring student fees and little state support for the many facilities that attract them.
*While a large sum of money was donated to the culture center, it will still result in a significant student fee increase.
August 13, 2008
With the vast majority of students moving in this next week we have received reports that administration is concerned with abnormal traffic issues on campus during move in.
Only one lane will be available on 16th street near the Physical Sciences construction and a new median will be being constructed by 17th and Y that will direct traffic only to the right.
August 9, 2008
In response to photos obtained by The Scarlet Project which depict the involvement of two UNL wrestlers, Paul Donahoe and Kenny Jordan, in a pornographic photo and video production, on Saturday NU head wrestling coach Mark Manning released the following statement:
NU Wrestling Coach Mark Manning
“We are aware of the matter and it is being reviewed internally. We will have no further comment until all of the facts of the situation are known.”
August 9, 2008
The Scarlet Project has obtained photos from an anonymous source of University of Nebraska 125-pound national champion wrestler and 133-pound wrestler Kenny Jordan depicted on a gay pornographic website. Both video and photo, capture the duo undressing, showering and masturbating, among other graphic actions, for the website fratmen.tv. According to its licensing, fratmen.tv is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Donahoe, 22, is a senior from Davison, Michigan and has been a stand-out on the Husker wrestling team. Donahoe was arrested in April, 2008 after becoming “argumentative” and refused to break up a party being held at his residence on Claremont Street in Lincoln. Lincoln Police took Donahoe into custody and charged him with maintaining a disorderly house. His blood alcohol level tested at .122. The legal limit to drive in Nebraska is .08.
Jordan is a junior from Frankfurt, Illinois. Jordan is a two-time state wrestling champion in the state of Illinois and also a national junior college 133-pound wrestling champion.
Neither the University of Nebraska Athletic Department nor the NCAA could be reached for comment as of Friday evening. NCAA violations may have occurred and dismissals from the team could be forthcoming.
The photos obtained by The Scarlet Project are posted below. Some editing has been done due to the graphic nature of the photos.
IMAGES WERE REMOVED BY WORDPRESS ON AUGUST 11, 2008 … SORRY.
July 19, 2008
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Sigma Phi Epsilon recruitment chairman, Alex Allemang, was arrested shortly after 3:00am on Thursday, July 17th–running naked through a north Lincoln neighborhod! Allemang, who was apparently celebrating his 21st birthday, allegedly was heard shouting loudly into his phone, then stripped his clothes and ran down the street in the upscale development near 17th and Humphrey streets in northwest Lincoln. Allemang continued his bare-ass run when police arrived. A K-9 unit was called to the scene to track Allemang who was later found hiding behind a home a few blocks away. He was apparently still without clothing. (Flashback to Will Ferrell’s infamous streaking incident in the popular movie “Old School”.)
Allemang found himself jailed and ticketed with the following offenses: indecent exposure (duh!), failure to comply, disturbing the peace and trespassing.
The Scarlet Project has obtained Allemang’s LPD mug shot. Fortunately, he appears to have been provided with a stylish blue jail scrub outfit.
No word from Sig Ep on Allemang’s position as recruitment chairman.