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    Wednesday, February .14, 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
Page 3
Election redisiricting ...
Disagreement develops
among student senators
by John Dvorak
Junior Staff Writer I
Student senators disagree j
concerning the method of
electing student represent
Uves. A committee appointed by
ASl'N President Dick Schulze j
last semester is studying vari- j
ous methods of electing sen-1
ators. The committee is ex
pected to report to the senate
in March.
The senators currently ap-'
pear to be divided into three
groups of opinion:
Senators who favor dis
trict representation. Under
this plan, campus living units
would be apportioned into sec-
jsaid Albeit Kelber. At the
j University of Missouri, dis
! tricts are set up by living
; units.
Instigation of district repre
sentation has been shrouded
by the possibilities of a Greek-
Independent split over the is
! sue.
! "Certain groups would have i charged
unequal representation under problem
should take the initiative in
improving senator-constituent
relationships.
Lack of Interest
A majority of students show
little interest in senate pro
ceedings, several senators
Tins is the major
and cannot he
a district nlan " Mike Jess : blamed off the system oi rep-
said. '-Everyone knows there resentation they said.
are more Independent stu- Students could care less
dents than Greek students." I about what goes on in the Sen-
j ate. stated Tom Greer.
Voting in blocks ! Many students say that the
system is not reaching them.
Under house by house rep-! according to Mark Sehreiber.
resentation Greek and Inde- But many times the students
tions with 450-500 students, per pendent students would be in are not reaching the system.
district. Each district
elect one senator.
Senators who either want
to modify the present system
of electing representatives
through colleges or leave the
present plan unchanged.
Senators who are unde
cided or are against both dis
trict and college representa
tion. Senators in the latter
category did not indicate a
possible alternative.
'Election of senators from
living units w ould get students
more acquainted with their
representatives," said Andy
Rasmussen.
Not closely represented
Susie Phelps reports that
some students feel they are
not being represented closely
enough. The district system
has definite possibilities, she
feels.
"It's difficult to represent
my constituents under the
present system. I favor some
lorm of the Missouri Plan,"
would ; separate voting blocks ac-1 he said.
cording to Roger Lott. i Students who
The Dresent svstem of plect-' lerests are not
mg senators is all right, ac
cording to Kathy Kuester
"Regardless of the system,
you're not going to reach all
students," she said. "You will
always be able to reach the
students who are really inter
ested." Academic areas, not living
units, are the most important
competing interests, accord
ing to Bob Weaver.
feel their in
being repre
sented must "take the initia-
! live" and get the attention of
their representative, accord
ing to Weaver.
Different plans
:M It L)m Li Mln m
McCarthyites plan
policies for primar
The University Students For I make his first appearance in
McCarthy (SFM) will decide ! Nebraska on Feb. 22, but the
Possible alterations
Various senators, who want
to keep the present system,
j recommended the alterations
to correct some of the flaws
in college representation:
i Senators should be re
quired to report back to
houses and dormitories.
Senators should set up of
fice hours when they w ould be
available to talk to students.
Students themselves
Several of the senators are
hoping the Redisricting Com
mittee will propose a differ
ent plan altogether.
"I favor a system half way
between district and college
representation a happy med
ium," said Loren Schulze.
Following the Redistricting
Committee's report, most sen
ators expect that a number of
proposed changes in election
procedures will be introduced
in the Senate.
The general feeling 'in the
Senate is that something
should be done. It ap
pears that it any action is
taken, it will probably be
something towards a living
unit type of representation.
pholo by Dan Lwtely
This adornment on the wall of the Nebraska Union was contributed by a
University student at the paint-in last week.
World Affairs program plan
Opinions vary on place
of IDA in NU politics
by Mark Gordon
Senior Staff Writer
Inter-Dormitory Association
(IDA't leaders contend the
lack of opposition tor the or
ganization's top tvio offices
does not necessarily indicate
that dorm residents consider
IDA weak or incomiwK nt.
Problems in the lining of
executive election and student
assistant interviews have
brought about no contest elec
tions for both of the lnter
Dormitory Association's
ilDM top two offices, t hey
said.
The IDA oiikials .said they
did not fed that !;ie unop
posed presidential and vice
presidential candidates indi
cate a lack of la'th in t h e
IDA'S ability to deal with
residence hall problem1:.
Brian K'de'iour. current
ILiA president, said financial
necessity lias ij.csed m a n y
capable candidates to forego
cam;ai2iiin2 lor JDA posi
tions and apply lor student as
sistant positions in the dormi
tories. Compensation
Student asisU.r.ts eeeive
ful! ruo and boarJ cempen
sation while IDA officers re
ceive no financial remunera
tion. Kidenour said open
bouse pruble.'i nae preoc
cupied the ji':i;.ii -it.' of the
1!)V huski'. -j since Kcptem
l,.r ami has v ! short
age of accomplishments in
to.ial and .idui.a'iiorr fields.
' Dut." he added, "the IDA
is not a weak oraaoi-tioii."
Ki lenour caJleJ L-lice liuil
cv. t lit- lone IDA i'"siucntial
candidate and Mik- Kyster.
the only vice-isreide'itial as-;
executive elec'ions, likely suc
ccsurs to the top jiositionb.
Judividuul tloruis
Itidenour said ai'oltier pos
sibility lor the la 'L of opposi
tion candidates, ivvolvrs
around certain persons spend
!ri2 more time with their in
dividual dormitories rather :
than the Association as a
whole.
Dave Shonka. IDA vice-:
I .L... I
presioeni, cneu apajiy u
lack of progress in the open
house issue as key faciors in
the uncontested elections.
"But in the area of ac
complishment and effective
ness 1 wouid say IDA is as
eiiecient. if not more so. than
any organization jn this cam-
tins, includm"
I
said.
Shouka called the IDA exe
culie positions in the urconi
in2 months 'political hotbeds
as neither tae siud.;ii's uoi
the administration are satis
fied with the current open project his image and person
house policy." ! ality across the campus
Lack of interest
' Wluie the elections have
not been harmed by a lack of
interest, the IDA constitution
prohibits many qualified can-
' didates from running. Bailey
I said.
i He relerred to an IDA con
stitutional provision prohibit
ing student assistants from
holding either of ih IDA's
two executive positions.
! "IDA can't ga any place
until we set down the objec
tives oi IDA. And what's the
i use of getting involved with
IDA until it has goals,"" Bailey
questioned.
Length of term
Riciiard Page, Abel-Sando?
IDA member, said the IDA
election date pennKting can
didates to serve one year
terms beginning in the mid
dle of the academic yea r.
eliminate qualified uersons
; who desire to join orher ac
'tivities next Sepffinhcr.
"There is a problem that
some persons aren't taking,
the organization , seri-!
ousJy enough, but 1 don't think i
it's weak," he said.
In direct contrast with most j
IDA officers, was Tom Briggs, !
who resigned bis chairman-j
ship of the IDA administra
tion coordinating committee
last week. !
"The studcii's have given
up en IDA because itV not;
serving their inte.vs's." he
said.
linage projection
He said the grom is not es
tablished yet and Ins not had :
a strong president v'io can!
i . . ; , , . 1
IV ' M
H Q
!
pliutu by ltti) Laikly
Dave Shonka, IDA
vice-president states
that, "IDA is as effi
cient, if not more so
than any other organization.'"
The World Affairs Confer
ence committee is currently
formulating a definite pro
gram schedule for the Mar.
14 and 15 conference, accord
ing to Ron Alexander, com-
I mittee chairman.
The. committee has been
contacting faculty members
for help in scheduling student
group discussions with con
ference speakers. Alexander
emphasized the importance of
faculty help in planning stu
dent participation in the con
ference. .Although the group discus
sion periods are still tentative,
the committee has planned a
definite schedule for confer
ence sjx'akers.
The conference's opening j
topic will be presented by j
Spring term
enrollment
record sel
Second semester enrollment
at the University has reached
a new spring term record to
talling 17.191 students
This marks the ninth
straight spring term that Uni
versity enrollments have in
creased and represents a gain
of 9.222 since the spring of
190(1. Spring enrollment in
3907 was 15.856.
The College of Medicine
campus in Omaha has 623 stu
dents with the remainder on
!the Lincoln campuses. There
j are 11.269 men and 5.922 wom
en enrolled.
The enrollment breakdown
by components: agriculture.
1.140: business administra
tion. 1.722' engineering and
architecture, 1,890: home eco
nomics, 693; arts and sci
ences. 3.695.
Teachers. 3.61"; students-at-large.
143: dentistry. 197: law.
2B2: pharmacy. 220; gradu
ate. 2.011: teachersadvanced
professional. 607; medicine
and nursing. 502; junior divi
sion undeclared. 442.
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the Stanford Institute for Hu- the Department of Health,
man Problems, He will speak ducatio" Welfare, will
, , . ! discuss the role of federal
on Changes and Reform m ! government , urbanization.
Education" at 11:30 in thei The Detroit riots will be
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on 'The Role oj Federal cities at the 3 p.m. program.
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cation" March 15. ing the day's speakers joined
Urbanization problems will Mayor A. V. Sorensen of
be the afternoon's general Omaha will conclude the con
topic. U.S. Senator Abraham 1 ference.
Final vote of Senate
to decide PF issue
the formal policy that it will
adopt in preparation for the
Nebraska primary at a meet
ing Thursday night, accord
ing to Jennifer Marshall,
president of the group
date has not yet been con
firmed, according to Acuff.
Miss Marshall said Monday
that SFM plans to set up a
booth in the Union and rv
I to get McCarthy to appear on
She said that the duties of e campus when he comos
SFM before the primary will j as Pan 01 tnat organization s
center mainlv on doing the j campaign effort
"leg-running" for the Nebras- She indicated that SKM
kans For McCarthv when gups from Missouri ;.ni
their Lincoln office is opened ! ?owa na.ve expressed imcrr -.
in th noar f..t.i. i "i working with the Lnivev.-i-
ty chapter here in prepara-
in the near future
Miss Marshall's statement
came after a pep talk deliv
ered by Mark Acuff, execu
tive director of the Nebras
kans For McCarthy cam
paign, at a Aebraska ton
tion for the primary.
Good response predicted
"I think we will have very
cerned Democrat meeting last ! g00d response from the stu-
Thursday night.
Not "low key" campaign
Acuff, who had just re
turned from Washington
where he was appointed by
McCarthy to head the cam
paign in Nebraska, said he
talked to political correspon
dents and newsmen about
what many term a "low key"
campaign regarding McCar
thy's bid for the Democratic
presidential nomination.
"They seem to agree that
the campaign is not low key
at all, especially after observ
ing the response we have re
ceived in New Hampshire,"
he said.
He added that the McCar
thy campaign is attracting a
lot of political novices around
the nation who are not normal
ly active in politics.
McCarthy to appear here?
Most of these people come
from the academic world and
from universities, and feel
something is very wTong in
their country today. Acuff
said.
McCarthy will probably
dents on this campus. They
have shown interest already
and will continue to do so es
pecially because of their con
cern about the war in Viet
nam," she said.
Union flight:
destination
is Europe
The Union Trips and Tours
Committee is sponsoring a
European flight June 12 to
August 26. according to chair
man Kris Swanson.
The trip. hich is two weeks
longer than Last year's, will
cost $405. A Pan-American jet
will fly travelers round trip
to Europe.
The trip is open to all stu
dents, faculty and staff of the
University, Miss Swanson
said. A meeting for all in
terested persons will be held
Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ne
braska Union. A representa
tive from Pan-American .Air
lines will be on hand to an
swer any questions.
Final voting on the pass-fail
grading resolution will be con
ducted in Wednesday's Stu
dent Senate meeting. Gene
Pokorny. first vice-president
of '..VJX. said Tuesday.
The Senate will also consid
er a resolution to make next
week Peace Corps Week. The
Peace Corps will be at the
University recruiting volun
teers throughout next week.
A resolution which transfers
; authority of the Model United
Nations from ASUN to the
i Nebraska Union will be con
sidered. If the resolution is
passed, the Model UN will be
i come a permanent part of the
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