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Wednesday, May 1, 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 91, No. 103
photo by Jim Shaw
I Paul Newman, actor, director, and Eugene McCarthyite speaks to newsmen during a 30 minute
airplane stop in Lincoln, Monday evening. Nearly 1,000 students gathered at the airport to
hear the McCarthy supporter during his brief touchdown.
First award nomination
goes to Emily Trickey
Mrs. Emily Trickey, assistant
to the director of the University
School of Journalism, was nomin
ated Tuesday for this semester's
"Outstanding Nebraskan" award.
As the director's assistant, Mrs.
Trickey handles everything from
paychecks to "irate students" to
visiting newspapers publishers to
irate faculty to "overheated ad
ministrators," the nominators
Mrs. Trickey was instrumental
in developing the School of Jour
nalism's depth reporting program,
acting as research specialist and
associate editor of the program's
five magazine style depth reports
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, pbote by Jim Shaw
Americus Liberator, independent presidential candidate,
addresses newsmen and students following Tuesday's
campaign speech la the Union Ballroom. Story on page 4.
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on subjects that include Nebraska
politics and world famine, accord
ing to the nominating letter.
The research assistant for the
program textbook, "Depth Re
porting: An Approach to Journal
ism," she also acts as a student
A co-author of two University
Extension Division Courses in
journalism and an assistant in the
writing of others, Mrs. Trickey
is now co-authoring an introduc
tory reporting textbook to be pub
lished by Prentice-Hall.
One of Mrs. Trickey's best
known projects has been the es
tablishment and conducting of a re
medial spelling course for jour
nalism freshmen. The spelling test
she devised to be the initial test
in this course has been marketed
and is now usedi nationwide by
universities, newspapers and news
to be sent
. The Faculty Senate will vota
May 14 on the "Student in the
Academic Community Report,"
also known as the Student Aca
demic Freedom (SAF) document,
according to Professor Campbell
McConnell, member of the
Chancellor's Ad Hoc Committee
that studied the report, said that
the committee unanimously en
dorsed the document before send
ing it to the Senate floor.
The SAF report was approved
by the ASUN Student Senate April
7 and by University students in the
1968 General Election April 10.
May 4, Faculty Senators will re
ceive, with the agenda of the May
meeting, a complete copy of the
Student in the Academic Commun
ity Report, exactly as it was print
ed in the Daily Nebraskan, April
8, McConnell said.
He said that the Ad Hoc Com
mittee consulted various groups
faculty members and students
in order to get "inputs from good
The goal of the committee was
to come up with a workable docu
ment, he continued, which he
thought the committee had done.
If the Faculty Senate approves
the document May 14, the mea
sure will be submitted to the Board
of Regents for final approval, Mc
He was not certain what would
transpire if the Senate did not
OK the report.
McConnell expressed hope that
the Senate would approve the
Members of the Chancellor's Ad
Hoc Committee which considered
the measure are: students Dick
Schulze and Gene Pokorny, Dean
Merk Hobson, Deaa Robert Ross,
Dr. Kenneth Orton and Dr. Camp
f by Susie Jenkins
Junior Staff Writer
h Diverse opinions and after-
j thoughts are emerging from facul-
1 ty and students concerning the
Faculty Senate establishment of
a permanent 4.5 grading commit-
f Although the opinion of student
leaders is that the new permanent
committee is a satisfactory step in
1 insuring a future student voice in
decision-making, several people
contacted by the Daily Nebraskan
i took issue with the action.
I Georgia Glass, newly elected
ASUN Senator, said that the com-
mittee establishment was what she
3 had expected.
1 "The faculty made evident that
i students should have been includ-
ed in the grading change decis-
I ion." Miss Glass said. "I didn't
really expect the faculty to re-
sand the change to a 4.5 sys-
Wanted 4.0 system
Miss Glass said that ultimately
the students who backed the com
mittee formation wanted the Sen
ate to cancel the new system, go
ing back to a 4.0 basis.
In opposition to Senator Glass,
Sid Logemann called the Faculty
Senate "very inconsistent" for set
ting up the machinery to reconsid
er and then failing to do so.
"The outcome of the meeting
was no surprise," said Logemann,
who was one of the students back
ing the grading committee estab
lishment. "This grading system reverses
the philosophy of grading by go
ing back to more categories in
stead of putting less pressure on
the student to make good marks,"
'Must justify averages'
"I am also concerned whether
"the Administration plans to in
sert a conversion into student av
erages to justify the individual av
erages with the higher scale.
"If this is not taken care of, the
upperclassmen will have a really
messed up average," Logemann
English Professor George Wolf
criticized ASUN rather than the
faculty for the failure to pass the
"The petition I signed had two
parts," Wolf said. "One asked for
establishment of the new grading
committee, and the other asked
for reconsideration of the 4.5 grad
"The letter (from ASUN Presi
dent Craig Dreeszen to Faculty
Senate) asked only for the estab
lishment of a committee, and this
left it completely up to the faculty
to try for reconsideration. There
was no indication from ASUN that
they wanted us to reconsider."
Applications for salaried posi
tions on the Daily Nebraskan staff
are now being accepted. The dead
line is noon this Saturday.
Interviews will be held May 6
for editorial positions. These in
clude editor, news editor, man
aging editor, business manager,
sports editor, senior writer and
senior copy editor.
Other staff applications will be
due Saturday noon, also, but in
terview times will be announced
The ASUN Human Rights Com
mittee will meet Monday to recruit
workers, according to Rod McCall,
chairman of the newly-formed
"We are recruiting people in
terested in helping us and who
want to get involved," McCall
The work of the committee will
be decentralized, McCall said. Ef
forts will be concentrated not only
on the campus, but in Lincoln.
"There will be plenty of things
to do next year," he said. "Re
cruiting interested people is our
main theme now."
McCall said some work will be
over summer vacation. "It's nev
..r too early," he added.
Dreeszen, who favors moving
away from numerous grading cate
gories, said he thinks the Univer
sity has taken a step in the wrong
direction in adopting the 4.5 sys
"The only way we can change the
system now is to work through the
committee," Dreeszen said.
"I do not think there will be a
problem, because the committee
will certainly be fairly set up."
Dreeszen sent the Faculty Sen
ate Committee on Committees his
recommendation for the function
of the grading committee and a
list of students he wished to con
sider. "The main purpose of the grad
ing evaluation should be to have
a valid educational reason for
any grade change or adoption,"
He cited the effect of grades
on learning as a valid reason.
Becomes sole factor
"The more grading levels we
have, the more the grade becomes
the sole motivating factor in edu
cation," Dreeszen said.
Professor Royce Ronning, chair
man of the Faculty Senate Com
mittee on Committees, said that
the new grading can be effective
"We must be more careful to
include students on decisions which
effect them," Ronning said. "The
committee on faculty retirement
to be organized
A special meeting will be
held Wednesday to set up the
new faculty-student grading
committee, according to Royce
Ronning, member of Faculty
Ronning, who is chairman of
the Faculty Senate Commit
tee on Committees, said that
group will draft a description
of the duties of the new grad
ing committee, make decisions
on the nature of the member
ship, and decide on actual
membership for the new body.
"There are two usual meth
ods for seating members of
committees," Ronning said.
"They are either appointed
directly from the Faculty Sen
ate, or a list of nominees is
provided for Chancellor Har
din, who makes the selection."
Ronning said that referral to
the faculty probably could not
be completed by the Faculty
at a later date.
Other positions open are senior
staff writer, junior staff writer,
copy editor, business staff, pho
tographer, news assistant, night
news editor, assistant night news
editor, and assistant sports editor.
t Father John McCaslin from
Omaha, who wag arrested be
cause of his participation at the
Wallace convention, will speak
Wednesday evening at Selleck
Quad at 7:30 p.m.
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Ron Hall from the University
Educational TV will be the fea
tured speaker Wednesday at a gen
eral People to People meeting on
Vietnam. HaU has been to Viet
nam and has worked with the
pacification program there. The
meeting Ig open to the public and
will begin at 7 p.m. in the Union.
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A representative from the Peace
Corps will be in a booth in the
Union thii week.
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Interviews win be held Wednes
day and Friday for Mathematics
Counselors for the fall semester.
To be eligible an individual must
have completed at least one mathe
matics course beyond calculus by
and benefits is not appropriate,
but they should be included in
'Everything afl right
Gene Pokorny, former ASUN
First Vice President, said that in
his opinion everything came out
"Several people in student gov
ernment did know that a recon
sideration of the grading system
was coming up, so it would be un
fair to charge the neglect of stu
dent voice to just one quarter,1
Pokorny said he had thought
that there was a better way of
accomplishing change than by go.
ing to a 4.5 system.
"I hope the committee finds k
different way. That was the reason
for the formation of a permanent
committee," he said.
Steudent Senator Bruce Coch.
rane said that he thought the Uni
versity should be run like "high
school; the rules should be set,
and we should attend classes.
"If we start making our own de
cisious, values will change. Be
sides, the grading problems was
superficial because being consult
ed wouldn't have made any dif
ference," Cochrane said.
Another student said that the sit
uation was "ridiculous."
"It's time for a change in the of
fices of the Chancellor and Stu
dent Affairs," he said.
Senate meeting scheduled for
Ronning noted that the Com
mittee on Committees may
refer selection to Chancellor
Hardin, but "that judgment
will not be made until this
"Whether the membership
would be the same as that on
the original committee, is up
to the Committee on Commit
tees to decide, he said.
Ronning said that the close
vote which defeated the chance
for reconsideration was an in
dication that "professors are
concerned for the students.
"The best we can do to pro
tect student rights this semes
ter is to make this commit
tee work in the most equitable
manner," he said.
"A student riot about grades
wouldn't be in the best inter
ests for the student cause,"
The interviews Monday win be
conducted by the Publications
Board in the Nebraska Union.
All applications should be re
turned to the editor's office in the
Daily Nebraskan office, room 51,
the end of the current semester.
Selection wiU be based on the ap
plicant's record in math and the
number of math courses be has
completed or plans to take. Ap
plicants should sign up for an ap
pointment outside of 211 Burnett.
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All students interested in learn
ing about employment opportuni
ties In the mathematical sciences
are invited to attend a panel dis
cussion on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
at 121 Burnett. The discussions
will answer questions about types
of employment available, course
and degree requirements, salaries,
and other pertinent information.
Wednesday's panel will include in
formation on opportunities in ac
tuarial science, industry, teaching,
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Trofessor Mark P. 0. Horford of
the Ohio State University will give
an illustrated lecture "Nero and
His Golden House" in the Union
at 3:30 Wednesday.
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