The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 26, 1968, Image 1

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NU students fees
by Larry Eckholt
Senior Staff Writer
Facts don't replenish checking
accounts, but they often make
things easier to do. Like paying
Excluding special fees, every
tuition dollar is spent on instruction
and departmental research, ac
cording to Carl Yost, University
The University operates within
a system of "program budgeting."
There are 13 programs, including
Instruction and Departmental
Research, which represents the
largest single capital outlay in the
budget, Yost said.
"LAST YEAR $14.7 million was
allocated for professors' salaries
and departmental research," he
continued. "The University receiv
ed $6.7 million from student tuition.
All of this was applied to that pro
gram." The remainder of the funds
come from state and federal tax
raised funds.
Resident students pay $433-a-year
tuition, non-residents pay ?933.
Of this, 39 dollars per semester
is allocated to various student fees.
Bursar James Wickless breaks
down the fees for the current year:
Student Healta Service $13
Student Unlon-$4.50
Daily Nebraskan 11.25
Intramurals and Recrea-tion-$2.00
Student Government 30 cents
A special fund, created by a $3.45
fee, is used for miscellaneous stu
dent activities. Wickless said that
ASUN received some of this money
last year after the 30 cents fee from
each student did not raise the
guaranteed minimum budget of
$9600, previously allocated.
Also, each student pays $14.50 on
debts created by bonds used to ex
pand Union and Student Health
Statistically, students are paying
about one-sixth of the cost to run
the University, Yost said. The total
budget for last year exceeded $35.6
million; students contributed $6.7
million through tuition.
"The University recognizes that
tuition is a special kind of
revenue," Yost said. "The student
might feel that his money would
be misused for planting trees, or
removing snow. That's why we use
it entirely for programs that direct
them the most instruction and
not alleviate one fact. Tuition is
due Friday, Sept. 27 at 4:00 p.m.
After that, another special fee of
$10 is added to education's costs.
Late tuition is due Oct. 4.
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Thursday, September 26, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 10
Ju varied business . . .
ASUN creates committee
on foreign students role
The ASUN Wednesday
passed a resolution creating
an executive committee to
investigate the role of the in
ternational student on cam
pus. The resolution further call
ed for the committee to in
vestigate housing for the in
ternational student and the
integration of the student into
University activities.
The resolution was passed
following the presentations of
Bachittar Singh and Bing
THE ASUN should attempt
to find out what the foreign
student is capable of doing,
and w hat ideas he can bring
to the University of Nebraska,
according to Chen.
'"There is very little
dialogue between the in
ternational students and the
American students." Chen
The foreign student conies
to the University to learn
about American society, but
always lives off campus and
never takes part in University
activities, he added.
It is a crime that this
group of people which could
contribute s much to the
mainstream of the University
of Nebraska does not," Chin
Singh, a native of Malaysia,
recounted the problems he
faced upon his arrival in the
United States and at Lincoln.
Singh told of his difficulty
at Kennedy airport, not being
able to operate a pay
telephone at the Lincoln
airport, and a general pro
blem with the American lan
guage. "Friendliness is not enough;
just speaking to the foreign
student will not s u f f i c e,"
Singh said.
SINGH FEELS that the
foreign student should be
educated as to the customs
and patterns he will need to
follow to get along at the
"Because they live off
campus, foreign students tend
to cluster together and never
meet American students,"
Singh said.
They will return to their
countries with a distorted
view of America, he said. He
" added, they will have no real
meaning or experience.
In further action, the ASUN
approved a resolution calling
for the support of the drive
for free inter-campus bus
Sen. Fred B o e s i g e r
presented the resolution.
The suspension of bus fare
will promote more inter
campus traveling for concerts
and athletic contests,
Boesiger said.
According to Boesiger, ap
proximately 1250 signatures
fcave been obtained from a
petition circulated among
University students calling
for the end of bus fare.
taken to Richard Bennett,
director of special business
services, when all the peti
tions have been returned,
Boesiger said.
The Senate also passed an
enabling resolution allowing
the Corncobs and Tassels to
conduct the Homecoming
Queen elections.
Under this resolution,
ASUN would provide the
materials necessary for an
all-student election, and the
ASUN electoral commission
would supervise the elections.
The Corncobs and Tassels,
however, would be responsi
ble for the actual conduction
of the election.
The presentation of the
budget by President Craig
Dreeszen was postponed until
next week's Senate ?ting.
According ( Dreeen, he
has been unable to obtain the
enrollment figures from the
administration which will
determine the amount of
money allotted to ASUN.
In other ASUN action:
Bob Zucker, National Stu
dent Association coordinator,
presented a report on the NSA
convention held this summer.
Faculty Committee ap
pointments w ere approved.
Provisional approval was
given to the Hamilton for
Congress Student Committee.
The Senate also gave pro
visional approval to the
Biafra Association in the
Americas, Inc., and to the
Nebraska Regional Sport; Car
Club of America, Inc.
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Bachittar Singh, a student from Malaysia, addresses the ASUN, urging that reforms be
made in teaching foreign students customs as well as language. He also said the University
has missed tapping ideas from other cultures.
People to People revamped;
former program reinitiated
Brother-sister plan
to promote contact
by Connie Winkler
Junior Staff Writer
The People to People organ
ization has been reconstructed
to include a brother-sister pro
gram. After a proposal at last
week's ASUN meeting to set
ttp an international committee
of the senate, People to Peo
ple is reinitiating the brother
sister program.
Larry Holbein, president of
People to People, is optimistic
that the new program of giv
ing each interested foreign
student an American brother
or sister win bring more con
tact between American and
foreign students.
THE ASUN proposal was
also prompted by the lack of
contact between American
and foreign students and the
lack of activity in People to
There are now more than
70 foreign students on the
campus, and the number is
growing. Holbein feels that
with the increasing numbers
"it is more important than
ever to develop a good strong
program" benefiting both
foreign and American
Under the new system,
American brothers aid
sisters will be chosen from
the members of People U
People and matched with a
foreign student. All the
students will fill out applica
tions so that interests caa be
better matched.
The reorganization also
provides for one monthly
meeting with committee
meetings held when
necessary. In the past there
were many committee
meetings held at different
times an over the campus.
Holbein feels this may have
accounted for some of the
disunity within the organiza
tion. OTHER PLANS call for
more participation by the
various campus organizations
in International Week in
January or February. In the
past it has been solely a Peo
ple to People undertaking;
this year it will be in
cooperation with the Union
and the Senate.
Discussion is also under
way to merge the Nebraska
I n t e rnational Association
(MA), a group of foreign
students, with People to Peo
ple and start a completely
new organization. The respec
tive constitutions say that
anyone can belong to the
organizations, but for the
most part the groups remain
segregated between the
foreign and American
Both organizations have the
same purpose and goals; the
merger would eliminate the
competition and bring about
stronger international rela
tion! between students.
"If such a merger comes
about, it could result in a
much stronger and more ef
fective international program
at the University," said Hol
bein. He urged all interested
students including those
who would like to be a brother
or sister to attend the
organizational meeting o a
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