The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 08, 1967, Image 1

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    'evidential College
Bv DAVE BUNTAIN
Senior Staff Writer
The Centennial College
Committee has urged Chan
cellor Clifford Hardin to ap
point a "master." to organ
ize a residential college for
the 1968 schoolyear, accord
ing to Professor Robert
Knoll, associate chairman of
the English department.
Dr. Knoll said the commit
tee unanimously recommend
, ed to the Chancellor that he
appoint someone who "will
be charged . with providing
students with a curriculum
and faculty" by the fall of
1968.
The committee was created
by Chancellor Hardin to study
the feasibility of developing
a residential college a
structure designed to allow
students to learn, study and
work while living together.
Friday, December 8, 1967
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Speech On Bill Of Rights
Bv KENT COCKSON
junior Staff Writer
Dick Schulze, ASUN presi
dent, is scheduled to deliver
a policy speech specifically
concerning the Student Bill
of Rights at 7:15 p.m. Mon
day in the Union Ballroom.
His speech is part of a lec
ture series sponsored by Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity aimed
at promoting student leader
ship and solving the prob
lems of student apathy, ac
cording to Mike Grashan, ac
tlvites chairman for PI Kap
pa Phi.
Grashan said that Schulze's
talk will center mainly on the
implementation of the Bill of
Rights and how it can be of
value to the student. He added
that the ASUN president will
be open for questions follow
ing his speech.
The lecture series began
early this year in an effort
"to get the Greek system to
strive for the working ideal
ism commonly expressed in
all greek charters," accord
ing to Grashan.
He added that the lecture
scries has four goals: attack
student apathy In campus pol
lticj and activities, make in
It will make other recom
mendations, he said, after'
the group studies the prob
lem further. Creation of a
residential college could
come only after the idea
was approved by such groups
as the Student Senate, the
Faculty Senate and, ultimate
ly, the Board of Regents.
The concept of the "live
together-learn together" col
lege has intrigued college
educators throughout the
country, Dr. Knoll said.
PROBLEM POSED
These educators, he pointed
out, are looking for solutions
to problems posed by such
realities as the tremendous
size of many universities and
the demand for specialized
training within a framework
of general education.
With these problems in
mind, the University com
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dependents cognizant of the
altitude held by the Greek
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for the benefit of the entire
campus issues and is working
for the benefit of the entire
campus, provide a self-evaluation
of the Greek system
and initiate corrective action
based on the self-evaluation.
"One way to lick student
apathy is to have the presi
dent of ASUN talk openly to
the students and effort a re
action to his policy decision
. . . and get them to take a
stand," Grashan said.
"The whole program Is an
effort to open avenues of ex
pression to the student that
are now blocked by prejudice
and bias ... to encourage
student involvement and pro
mote student leadership In
campus activity," he said.
Up to this time, the lecture
series had been limited to thi
PI Kappa Phi house. Grashan
said that the program is being
extended to the student public
because the effort to "revise
house deficiencies has been
successful and it Is time to ex
tend the program's success
Ui ell students."
Grashan said Schulie will
mittee agreed upon several
fundamental needs of any
residential college plan.
"Central to our discussions
is a recognition of the need
for interdisciplinary cours
es," he explained. Such cours
es would be ideaor problem-oriented,
rather than sub
jectand history-oriented, as
is now the case.
Under an interdisciplinary
program, a freshman might
take a course such as "Con
temporary Issues in Ethical
and Historical Contexts,"
where he would discuss con
cepts such as power, reli
gion and anti-rationalism.
DESTROY
FRAGMENTATION
Dr. Knoll said this use
of "synthesized courses"
would help destroy the frag
mentation characteristic of
the current student's schedule
and would better convey the
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probably be asked to voice
his views on the issue of liv
ing unit representation in the
ASUN senate. He added, rep
resentation proportional to
the number of greeks and in
dependents on the campus
will be a big issue In the
spring campus election.
The problem is that there
is a limited channel of c o m
munlcation between the s t u
dent and the senators, Grash
an said. The solution, he said,
is to "back equal representa
tion to the hilt."
"The outcome could hurt
the Greek system, but it
would help the University as
a whole," Grashan said.
"We must bring student
government to the student if
he will not come to it . . . and
we must make student poll
tics relevant to each student.
"If the campus political or
ganizations would take a more
active role In campus issues,
such as student activism, de
emphasize their roles within
the national organizations,
student apathy would be
wiped out because more than
one side of any issue would be;
represented ... to the benefit
of the student," he said.
relationships between various
disciplines.
In a residential college
setting, students could have
great leeway in determining
the topics for discussion, he
suggested, while the teacher
would be forced to learn
with the student.
Such a college "should at
tempt to exploit the ignor
ance of the faculty, rather
than to hide it," he said.
Dr. Knoll stressed that the
committee is interested in de
signing a program for "gen
eral students" rather than
for "honor students;" they
feel participants in the
"pilot" program should be
chosen in a random manner.
He said he personally
would favor the creation of
a college of 300 freshmen
who would live in a struc
ture including class room
study, common and library
University of Nebraska
ASUN
Affect
After the resolution Sergeant
Foster: "It's a shame the students
took this action we don't have
to foree our way onto campus for
personnel." Lt. Gen. Henninger:
"We don't care what they do."
By DAVE BUNTAIN
Senior Staff Writer
Military recruitment efforts
would not be affected ad
versely if the Board of Re
gents upheld the student Sen
ate recommendation to sus
pend recruiting operations on
campus, S-Sgt. Robert Fos
ter, an Army recruiter, pre
dicted Friday.
Foster said, "I'm sure ev
erybody knows where the of
fice is."
Student Senate's action
came as a result of a direc
tive from Selective Service
Director William Hershey to
local boards, authorizing them
to reclassify any student in
terferring with induction pro
ceedings or recruitment pro
grams. SUSPEND
The Senators urged the Re
gents to suspend military re
cruiting on the campus "until
such time as Hershey's direc
tive is rescinded."
"I think it's a shame t h e
students took this action,"
Foster commented. "None of
the recruiters have such a
need for personnel that we
have to force our way onto a
campus. We're not there to
harangue anybody into t h e
service."
He pointed out that most
students who talk with the re
cruiters are interested in the
service, rather than in avoid
ing it.
COME TO OFFICE
"We feel that we have got
something that we can offer
the htudents," he said. "Most
students who see us while
we are on campus would come
and talk to us at the oil ice it'
we didn't provide this ser
vice." Foster suggested that t h e
Senate's action did not reflect
the general attitude of the stu
dent body, since "a majority
of the University's students
don't have anything againsf
the military."
Army recruiters spend
about four or five full days at
the Nebraska Union each
year he said, In addition to
appearances they make at
the request of a fraternity or
professional group.
DIFFERENT
He empnasized that the re
cruitment operations and the
Selective Service are two en
tirely unrelated systems, add
tng "I think very few of your
draft boards would ever take
action against a student dem
onstrating against recruiters."
Lt. Gen. Guy Henninger, di
rector of the State Selective
Service operations, confirmed
Foster's speculation.
He said the directive sent
to the local boards instructed
them to take action "against
anyone who interferes with
the administration or procure
ment of personnel. "
INTERFERES
The Nebraska boards, he
explained, interpret the term
Urged For '68
areas. The college would also
include offices for faculty
members and study carrels
for participating Lincoln stu
dents. SUPPLEMENTAL
PROGRAMS
The college, Knoll suggest
ed, could teach courses "sup
plemental to the professional
curriculum." These courses
could be designed to meet
the present Arts and Sciences
group requirements, the En
gineering, Humanities' and
Social Sciences requirements,
and the general requirements
of Teachers' College.
Participating students
would still fulfill their major
requirements and receive
their degrees from existing
colleges.
Under Knoll's plan, fresh
men would take all their
courses in the residential col
lege, while upperclassmen
Resolution Will Not
Recruitment Policiei
"interferes" to mean the
physical blocking of someone
who wants to talk to a re
cruiter or to be inducted.
Henninger said, "we don't
care what they do parading
up and down the streets to
protest. In fact, they've been
parading in front of Gen.
Hershey's for six months."
The Senate bid to suspend
military recruitment is simi
Representation Studied As . .
Constitutional Delegates
Discuss Apportionment
By JAN PARKS
Junior Staff Writer
The AWS Constitutional
Convention, now consider
ing the legislative powers of
AWS. Thursday discussed
the size and apportionment
for representation in the
AWS Congress.
The present AWS repre
sentative system (the house
of representatives) provides
for one representative from
each dormitory floor and
each sorority house.
"AWS should have a rep
resentative system that is
workable, efficient, and as
representative of all wom
en students as possible,"
IFC Elects
Russell
Treasurer
The Interfraternity Council
(IFC) Wednesday elected
Rick Russell, Alpha Tau Ome
ga, as its new treasurer.
Sid Logemann of Sigma Nu,
presently IFC secretary, was
nominated for the office of
president during the meeting.
Voting for president will be
held at the IFC meeting next
week. Nominations will re
main open until that time.
Russell said that as trea
surer he would attempt to
use the IFC treasury more
effectively in such areas as
Bcholorship and pledge com
munications. He also plans to put a por
tion of the treasury in a time
deposit account.
Awards Banquet
Set Far Tuesday
The 4-1 1 Awards Banquet
"A World or Opportunity"
will be held Dec. 12 at 6:30
in the City Union's Indian
Room.
would take an incrasing num
ber in their major area.
A typical freshman sche
dule might include three
interdisciplinary courses, con
cerning contemporary issues,
Science and Linguistic or
mathematical language, he
said.
Upper level programs in
the major field might even
tually be revised to include
proficiency (comprehensive)
examinations and residence
for majors in common dorm
itories, he added.
LABORATORY
Knoll said a residential col
lege would be an excellent
laboratory to test teaching
techniques, where both the
students and the teachers
would be challenged.
"The College should at
tempt to question all of edu
cation's sacred cows: cours
es, grades, credit hours, aca
lar to action taken at Colum
bia University, according to
Sen. Al Spangler.
POLICY
Columbia students made a
similar statement urging the
suspension of military re
cruiting which has since
been adopted as university
policy, he said.
Hershey's directive has also
inspired a rash of law suits
said Nancy Coufal Hunger
ford, convention chairman.
The chairman presented
two suggestions to the con
vention concerning the size
of the Congress. The first
suggestion provided, for a
Congress of 25 members,
which she felt was a work
able size.
Mary L y n n e Nelson,
chairman of the legislative
powers committee noted that
the large number of repre
sentatives in the house of
representatives cause an at
tendance problem and an
apathetic attitude of repre
sentatives. COMMUNICATION CUT
Some of the constitution
delegates felt that cutting
the number of representa
tives would also cut the
lines of communication be
tween women students and
the AWS Congress.
"A dormitory will contin
ue to have a judiciary rep
resentative on each floor,"
said Jodie Calvin, a Sandoz
delegate, who will be a di
rect voice from the floors to
the House Court which can
establish communication."
Another delegate felt that
communication would be
sacrificed by lessening the
number of representatives.
"If each dorm and house
chooses their representative
carefully, the representa
tives will feel a responsi
bility to attend the meetings
and take an interest in the
Congress," she stated.
"One of the pet peeves of
AWS critics is that there are
too many Greek representa
tives." said Nesha Neumeis
tcr, secretary of the conven
tion. CHANGE FAVORED
A straw vote showed that
more than half of the dele
gates were in favor of a
change of some sort in so
rority representation for
AWS.
The official vote for
changes In Att'i representa
demic disciplines, faculty wis.
dom. living regulation and
administrative prudence." he
pointed out.
Faculty members could be
chosen by a method similar
to the election of the Grad
uate College faculty.
In devising a residential
college, planners "should not
try to stir up a program and
lay it out for four years,"
Knoll said, adding it should
be developed a year at a
time."
Although faculty members
seem to be enthusiastic about
the residential college idea,
he indicated, it will be diffi
cult to "persuade the facul
ty to be generalists in a
generation of specialists."
He said he hopes the Uni
versity will adopt a "pilot"
residential college program
which can be expanded an
it develops.
Vol. 91, No. 48
in various states by members
of the National Student Asso
ciation to test the legality of
revoking deferments because
of anti-recruitment activity.
ASUN President Richard
Schulze will present the reso
lution to the Board of Regents
at their Monday meeting.
Copies of it are being for
warded to Hershey and the
national office of the NSA.
tion was postponed until
Dec. 14 meeting, when the
Convention will again con
sider the problem of reap
portioning representation as
equally as possible accord
ing to population.
The delegates approved
the first five provisions of
Section II, Article I ot the
AWS Constitution.
PROVISIONS OUTLINED
The provisions, which
deal with the legislative
power of the Congress, give
Congress the power to:
legislate regulations for
women students living under
the Jurisdiction of AWS.
approve a 1 1 appoint
ments made by the cabinet
and court of appeals.
approve branch court
constitutions.
- evaluate, determine and
approve AWS programs,
and
approve AWS expendi
tures. The delegates tabled the
other two provisions of the
article which are:
amend AWS by-laws
and propose amendments to
the AWS Constitution
remove AWS officers,
committee chairmen and
cabinet members.
UN Livestock
Judges Place 3rd
The University of Nebras
ka livestock Judging team
grabbed third place in the
International Collegiate
Livestock Judging Contest
held in Chicago.
The 36-team contest was
won by Texas A & M Uni
versity, followed by Kansas
State University and the Ne
braska team.
Judges were Larry Zoerb
of Ainsworth, who placed
eleventh. Michael Lund of
Broadwater, Roger Wolford
of Kearney, Robert Burton
of May wood, and Terry
Stor of Tekamah.
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