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Vol. 91, No. 104
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Salary increases stop
NU's faculty turnover
by Kent Cockson
Senior Staff Writer
Increased salaries appear to
have plugged the University
faculty drain, according to
several members of the teach
ing staffs and administrators
in various colleges.
Merk Hobson, dean of facul
ties, said that faculty salaries
on all levels are such that the
University falls into the B
fessors for full professors and
the A category for the re
maining three levels of facul
The turnover rate for all
four academic ranks of col
lege faculty is about 10 per
cent, and the University no
longer seems to be in excess
of that figure, according to
Hobson said that although it
is almost impossible to give
any statistics on faculty turn
over at this time, bis impres
sion is that the number of fa
culty dropouts is about nor
mal. Many factors involved
"There are many factors
that make an institution at
tractive to college faculty
members," he said. Salary is
one important consideration,
but they' also consider the
kinds of colleagues they will
be working with, their
chances for professional de
velopment and other factors.
"We think that all these
factors have improved in the
recent past at the University
and will continue to im
prove," he said.
Hobson indicated that the
''teacher drain" that has been
evident over the past few
to ask non-discrimination
by John Dvorak
Junior Staff Writer
University approved landlords
may receive a letter within the
next several weeks requesting that
they not discriminate against any
students, the Dean of Student Af
fairs said Wednesday.
Vice chancellor G. Robert Ross
emphasized that such action has
not yet been approved by ASUN
Student Senate, but that he "sees
no problem in getting it done."
The Student-Faculty Committee
on Housing and Housing polity pro
posed the sending of such a letter,
Ross explained. "I will now ask the
Student Senate to support it," he
Landlords may not discriminate
In effect, the letter says that
landlords must, after reading it, re
turn the letter to the University
indicating on it that they do not
discriminate against any students,
according to ASUN President Craig
Dreezen, He stressed, however, that
the letter has not yet been official
If landlords do not return the
letter and promise not to discrimi
nate, they will be removed from
the University's list of approved
landlords, Ross said. Students wbo
live off campus may live only in
University students prepare for Spring Day
years at the University is
slowly falling within the lim
its of the national average.
Robert Hough, associate
dean "of the College of Arts
and Sciences, said that this
year the college has certainly
retained more faculty mem
bers than in previous years,
and he attributed the rever
sal of the trend to much more
"We are in the B category
wheras formerly we were in
the C category of the AAUP,
and we have not lost people
this year where' there is a
great differentiation in sala
ries," he said.
Hough said he would like
to think that there have been
fewer crises within the col
lege this year, and that the
program seems to be moving
ahead in several areas that
are of special interest to
some faculty members.
This development, he said,
could be another factor in re
taining the current faculty as
well as attracting new teach
Dean E. F. Frolik of Ag
riculture agreed that the fa
culty turnover rate in his col
lege has decreased among as
sociate, assistant and full professors-
due mainly to im
Regarding instructors, he
said that many are in the pro
cess of obtaining degrees,
and the turnover rate among
that group still remains high
although the Ag College em
ploys few instructors in ab
Another contributing factor
to the declining rate, he said,
University approved bousing.
It is imperative that students who
encounter problems in obtaining
off campus housing report such
problems to the housing office.
"We've had problems in this area
before," Ross said. "Students will
find a problem, be unhappy but
will not report their predicament
to the University."
The Student Affairs Department
has encouraged, through such
groups as the Foreign Student Of
fice, the reporting of any housing
problems, Ross said.
The crucial aspect is if students
will take a stand and move out of
segregated housing, Ross said.
Discrimination is reported
Currently, about three to six
cases of discrimination are report
ed annually, Ross estimated. "This
is not to say tnat more doesn't take
Jilace," he added. No one knows
ust how much discrimination ex
ists, be said.
P.oss expressed the hope that ac
tion would be taken within a short
time, after the proposal is approved
through the proper channels, such
as Student Senate.
The University cannot, at the pre
may be in the increasing num
ber and amounts of research
grants, but they have always
"We have received good
treatment with the experi
ment station. There was a 42
per cent increase in the sta
tion's budget, which not only
made it possible for salary
increases, but it also made
mo. money available for ad
said. Prof. Richard Walsh in the
department of agricultural
economics, who is among
those leaving the University
this year for Colorado State
University also said that sal
ary had effected his decision.
"In many ways Nebraska
is an excellent school and su
perior to Colorado State, so
I'm not going because of the
quality of the ag economics
program," he said.
"The University is lagging
in salaries, and the only way
for an assistant or an as
sociate professor to get ahead
is to move."
Walsh added that many fa
culty members stay on be
cause of devotion to their pro
grams, or because they are
the one in 50 who receives a
The consensus of opinion
among several other faculty
members showed that new
people coming in must be
paid a starting salary com
parable to the national ave
rage in order to get them here
in the first place, but that
those who have been here
five years or longer and who
are competent in their work
are penalized with dispropor
tionate salary increases.
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sent time, take legal action against
any landlords who discriminate.
However, an open-housing law was
passed by the United States Con
gress last month, but it will not
become effective until 1970.
Ross pointed out another major
issue connected with housing dis
crimination. Can students already
living in segregated housing be
forced to move out?
Immediate attention must be giv
en to this question, he concluded.
On Campus . . .
The German Club will present
Brecht's "Matter Courage" on
Thursday at 7 p.m. in Sheldon Art
Gallery. The film will be in Ger
man. There will be a service
charge of $1 for two-members.
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The Cinema Underground, a pro
gram of local student films, will
be presented Thursday and Friday
at 2:30 p.m. in Sheldon Art Gal
lery. Admission will be 25 cents.
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The European Student Associa
tion will sponsor a "Scandinavian
Evening" Thursday at 7 p.m. in
the UMHE Building.
Twe Scandinavian films,
Tuition waiver to
by Jim Evinger
Senior Staff Writer
The Board of Regents approved a
plan Tuesday to waive tuition for 20
entering freshmen who are in ex
treme financial need, G. Robert
Ross, dean of student affairs, said.
He said the plan is part of a gen
eral program to encourage and aid
high schools students in the state
who would otherwise be prohibited
from entering the University be
cause of financial need.
The University will receive about
$300,000 in federal matching funds
next year under the Educational
Opportunity Grant program to be
used to aid needy students, he said.
The University will match the
federal funds making some 400
grants available to students next
year, Ross explained. This year the
University provided 171 grants to
In order to qualify for the funds,
the University submits a report on
the basis of projections and pre
dictions of the number of financi
ally needy students in the state
who will be entering, Ross explain
ed. He said the students in the state
who fall in that category are iden
tified and contacted their junior
year in high school. Their senior
year they are encouraged to ap
ply knowing that the University in
tends to help finance their educa
tion, Ross explained.
He said the University often will
work to prepare these students for
University once they enter, partic
uarly helping them to adjust to their
He said this "outreach" was ac
complished through the office of
scholarships and financial aids, the
admissions office and student af
fairs. He added that student organ
izatioss, such as Builders and YW
CA, were often contacted to aid in
the student's welfare and adjustment.
Richard Scott . . .
by Andy Cunningham
Junior Staff Writer
While the Greek system does
have something to offer to students
and the University, it should be
.come more aware of, and involved
and concerned with its environ
ment, Richard Scott said Tuesday.
Delivering the kevnote address at
the opening of the IFC Pledge Edu
cation Seminar, Scott, former IFC
advisor and present Coordinator of
Residence Halls, said his speech
was based on Darryl Gless' Pledge
Outlining the main points of the
report and injecting his own ideas,
he stated that both the individual
houses and the system were in
need of a real statement of purpose.
The goals of pledge education,
which up until now have consisted
primarily of negative activity, need
definition, according to Scott.
"Without the three goals of equal
itarianism, interest in individual
performance and self-fulfillment,"
Scott said," "you are not educa
ting a pledge, although you may
be training him."
Scott defined the original pur
pose of fraternities as to provide
opportunities for activities not pro
vided by the institution.
The colleges of today, however,
have advanced considerably since
the early part of the last century,
Today, for instance, there is am
ple opportunity for discussion be
tween students and faculty or ad
ministrators. The institution of this
'Joint Effort" dealing with tour-
ism and welfare services, will be
shown. Miss Marianne Andersen,
a student from Denmark, will pre
sent a talk on Scandinavia.
Pi Sigma Alpha, the political sci
ence honorary, will meet in the
Union at 7:30 p.m.
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Alpha Kappa Psi, the business
fraternity, will bold a smoker for
all interested Business Administra
tion majors Thursday at 7 p.m. in
AH interested are urged to attend.
Tbe fraternity is in tbe process of
reorganization on the campus.
Ross said three groups were
taken into consideration when look
ing at students termed in extreme
ffinancial need. First are the stu
dents that are severely economi
Second are those that are not
able to compete for scholarships
and awards because of academic
standing. Third is the group that
is socially-culturally disadvantaged
Ross said the University was in
terested in reaching members of
minority groups in the states. He
The Chancellor is spending
too much time away from the
University, Senator Terry
Carpenter, from Scottsbluff,
said in a telephone interview
e "If the Chancellor can't do I
a good job, he ought to re-
sign," Carpenter stated. "He
can't do it on a part-time
Students have no business
running the University, the
I He said the action of 18
University professors who
signed a statement advocat-
I ing the legalization of mari-
juna-smoking w a s "com-
pletely uncalled for."
"There are limitations to i
the freedom of speech, of ed-
ucation, of anybody," Car-
E The Senator commented
that he would attempt to cor-
rect the present situation
I when the legislature con-
venes next fall.
age, Scott said, shows much more
concern for the individual.
With the avenue to higher edu
cation wide open, there are more
sophisticated student bodies, mean
ing that new opportunities for in
Greek houses, he added.
Finally, Scott said the fact that
minority groups are moving into
their rightful place on the Univer
sity scene is of immediate impor
tance for the Greek system.
"I do not ask for drastic changes
I don't expect them," Scott said.
"Fraternities need to demonstrate
and have concern for the welfare
of each member in the area of in
dividual development," Scott com
mented. "You can't build unity through a
group program, he added. The pro
gram, he said, should be devel
Mrs. Eugene McCarthy
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explained that this encompasses
Indians, Spanish-Americand and
Europeans as well as Negroes. He
said Joe Butler, recently hired to
join the student affairs staff, has
been contacting Negroes through
out the state regarding possible en
rollment in the University.
"We need to do more than say
we're anxious to have these peo
ple," Ross said.
He said that already the Univer
sity has identified 58 freshmen en
tering next fall who have financial
needs over $1600. and another 600
with needs over $1000. He explained
they could be helped by loans, work
programs and scholarships.
He gave an example of a girl in
Omaha who had been identified.
Her family consists of six broth
ers and sisters all in school and
both parents are unskilled but the
father is working.
He said the family cannot even
support themselves let alone begin
to finance her college education.
He added she is barely in the up
per half of her graduating class.
Ross said the University could
help her find summer employment
and, if she could afford the time
during the school year, help her to
find part-time employment for the
He estimated that the University
could probably reduce her financial
needs through similar programs to
about half of what it will cost her
to attend for a year.
Ross explained the University ac
knowledges an obligation to help
people similar to the Omaha girl,
even if it means bypassing some
one who has a better scholastic
Adding lhat the pressure on these
marginal students will be greater,
he said the University would have
to be "willing to along with some
one who doesn't do well from the
oped around the individual and then
projected to the total group.
Scott said that in response to
their changing environment, Greek
houses should acquaint their mem
bers with culture and make it a
thing of personal benefit.
Finally, he commented that the
lack of contact of fraternities with
minority groups lies in an ignorant
stereotyped idea of Negroes.
"What fraternities probably
need," according to Scott, "is to pro
vide a course in Negro History
for their pledges."
"Greeks need to find out, learn
learn about people. This is more
important than pledgeship."
Scott made several comments
with specific reference to the re
lationship between actives and
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