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Wednesday, May 15, 19631
Ross Answers Guard
FROM: G. Robert Ross
RE: Your Request
I appreciate your interest and con
cern regarding "the people in activities"
who are questioning and wondering about
a "Grand Design." In the sense that a
"Grand Design" has the aura of a Mas
ters' Plan may I state there is no such
plan initiating from this office or area.
However I feel the functional admin
istrative area of student affairs does
share with students and faculty common
institutional objectives. These objectives
include intellectual development, skill
and factual information development, and
personal maturity development. The sys
tem of higher education includes many
methods, procedures and structures for
obtaining these objectives. The sum total
of a student's experience on and about
the campus constitutes the student's edu
cation. Hopefully, these experiences lead
to the attainment of institutional objec
tives. The approach of faculty, staff and
student at the University of Nebraska to
the challenge af obtaining maximum
learning from these experiences should
be based on student involvement. By in
volvement I mean the students are a
part of the determining process; they
make choices, they make plans, and they
It is my desire that existing plans be
firmly identified in this stated frame
work. In regard to specific plans, I have
been and remain committed to the prin
ciple that those having equity in a deci
sion participate in its determination.
I am currently meeting with students
and student groups who have interests
and concerns about their activities. If
you wish to aid in further discussion, I
will be pleased to visit with you.
Wait 'Till Afexf Year
THE SAYING "Wait till next year,"
is admittedly becoming pretty old around
the University, but if you can stand it
just one more time, "Wait till next year!"
We dare to make this statement, be
cause there is just no denying that the
University is preparing itself for big-time
football. This was evidenced during the
All Sports Day intra-squad game Satur
THE "REVITALIZED" football trend
began last year when Nebraska hired Bob
Devaney as head coach. Devaney has al
ready proven himself a great football
coach and no one can deny that he hasn't
been a great recruiter.
The first step to athletic prowess is
good material, and this Devaney has got
ten. The second step the hiring of first
class, professional coaches to train this
material has also been satisfied.
NOW, IF you don't believe that Coach
Devaney, his staff and the spring football
squads aren't professional in every sense
of the word, just walk to Memorial Stadi
um and watch them work.
Nebraska has hired top coaches, re
cruited the best personnel all this, we
think, warrants at least enough patience
through the summer from the Nebraska
fan to "Wait 'till next year" .when the
Cornhuskers will provide us with another
TO THE EDITOR:
The recent Student
Council election was one
of the sorriest farces of
It appears that of a to
tal of 30 representatives,
11 are to be organization
ka Union, IWA, ICC,
AWS, Tassels, Panhellen
ic, RAM, IFC, the Coun
cil on Religion, and NIA
are each to be represent
ed. Of these groups, three
had a total count of 13 or
With over one third of
p the C o u n c i I represen-
tatives elected from these
groups, no one can say
seriously that the Student
I Council represents THE
I students. It tends to rep-
resent SOME students.
I Besides the redundant
I representation in the
Council, there are two
I other pathetic situations
to be noted.
I One is the amendment,
somewhat fittingly num-
I bered 1, to group Law,
Pharmacy, and Dentistry
into one package with one
A parallel procedure
would be to group some
of our smaller states into
one unit under one sena
tor. Perhaps each of the
three colleges 'have a
small enrollment. But
then we notice that an
average of more than 33
persons from each of
these colleges voted in the
last election, more than
the number voting in
mo?t of the special groups
The campus "leaders"
cry out about apathy
the lack of sufficient num
bers of obedient drones.
In the field of student ac
tivities I am very apa
thetic, in the new mean
ing of that word.
The phenomenon of stu
dent politics has created
an excuse and a cause
for apathy. The monster
is too big to kill or cage
and not dangerous enough
to make an attempt
-RAY F. TRAUDT
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Must have following qualifications: 1) Be at least 21
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shop, 3) Some selling experience in clothing, 4) Send
letter of introduction and resume to tne Daily Ne
braskan Office, Room 51, Nebraska Union.
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I UNIVIIIITT Of NillASKA UNCOl"
Ladi of Understanding
. . Which Means . . .
DOG - The only thing
on this earth that loves
you more than he loves
ir ir it
DOORKNOB A thing
a revolving door goes
it ir it
When your doctor calls
in a consulting physician.
ir ir it
DOUGH A misnomer
for money; dough sticks
tp your fingers.
it it it
DRINK A drink does
not drown care, but waters
it, and makes it grow fast
er. it it it
DRUG STORE A place
that carries things you
can't find in the diction
EASY STREET Al
ways a dead end street or
a blind alley.
Dinner With A Prof.
Dr. Albin Anderson
Professor of History
Thurs. May 16 5:30
Sign up in tht Union Program Office
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KSC of Pittsburg, Kans.
EYTSRY YEAR thousands of young
men and women pour into our institutions
of "higher learning." The sheer weight
of the numbers is impressive. But not
nearly as spectacular are some of the
facts behind the figures. Though college
enrollments increase vastly every year,
the number of "educated" people does
not appear to be holding its own. In fact,
it seems that, in any idealistic sense at
least, education is not the goal for the
great majority of college students.
Even more tragic, perhaps is the
lack of desire for "understanding," which
should be the key word in the meaning
of education. Today's student memorizes
the facts necessary to pass a test, and if
he is successful the matter ends right
there. The facts are lost to him a few
months later, and so is any value he
might have received.
THE GOAL for today's student is the
diploma a piece of paper that will en
able him to remain a little above the
"poor working people." The diploma, un
fortunately, is losing its symbolism. Most
ly it indicates that the individual has
spent four years of easy living in pro
longing nasty matters such as the draft
and work. Anyone with average intelli
gence, and a little determination can ob
tain a degree. This, added to the fact
that college graduates are becoming so
abundant, helps to constantly debase the
What became of the student who had
a real thirst for knowledge; the student
who desired to have his abilities exer
cised to their greatest limits; the student
who enjoyed the value of the "bull ses
sion" on meaningful subjects: This stu
dent probably never existed to any ex
tent and likely never will. Thus, he helps
to create his own dilemma.
TO CRITICIZE the student alone
would be like leaving the head off a por
trait; for when he enters the university
he is the product of a long line of college
educated people whom he will someday
Perhaps the heart of the problem lies
in the college classroom, for it is here
that the student should encounter the out
standing products of the total education
system. But does he?
A VAST number of college teachers
lack many of the essential elements nec
essary to promote learning at their hands.
They often lack enthusiasm for the sub
jects they teach, and the student is bored
with their boredom.
They pile fact upon fact, expecting
the student to prodiguously write their
words into notebooks for safe-keeping un
til the next test. Some feel that they are
beyond the matter of preparing a lec
ture, and they throw a hodge-podge at
the student that defies integration. They
keep students constantly involved in busy
work, or spend large quantities of time
preparing, administering, and grading
tests. Often they dislike being questioned
on matters that they piously spill over
THEY DISCOURAGE discussions in
the classroom saying that a certain
amount of material must and will be cov
ered, regardless of who has any under
standing of the material or not they ap
parently prefer quantity to quality. In
structors are forever lamenting the gen
eral quality of the students they receive,
and in the same breaths they overlook
the role that they play in producing the
very evil they lament. They plead for in
dependent thinking, and then grade down
on it the examination is often reduced
to a measurement of the student's mem
ory, that is, how well he retains the in
Finally, they are often heard bemoan
ing many of the faults previously men
tioned, and then proceeding to do nothing
about the situation, even in their own
IT MUST be said that there are many
outstanding instructors in today's class
rooms, men and women dedicated to the
task of imparting knowledge fully flav
ored with as much understanding as pos
sible. These men and women are an in
valuable source of inspiration. They help
to create the student with the insatiable
desire to know. It is most unfortunate
that both exist in such a minority.
SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR OF
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June to September
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