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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 25
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Or, your itlV :sible classmates
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Do poltergeists, so-called playful
ghosts who throw objects around,
really exist? What are UFO's? Do
ouija boards work?
Such phenomena, which lie in a
liazy zone between science, magic
and religion, will be investigated in
the Nebraska Free University
course, "The Twilight Zone."
"Now I don't claim to believe in
all these phenomena," said the
course leader, Dr. Hugh Whitt.
"'But we must look at the evidence
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I Dr. Walter Heller to speak
I Dr. Walter Heller will be the
featured speaker at 3:30 p.m.
I Thursday in the Nebraska Un-
I Heller has authored and co-
I authored many books on eco-
nomics in the United States.
I He has made contributions to
I various encyclopedias and jour-
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i of two Time magazine cover
1 He is currently a professor of
I economics at the University of
I Minnesota, a consultant of the
by Bill Smitherman
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Saturday's athletes are also
Monday's scholars, according to
Glenn Potter, director of the
scholastic aid program for
A co-ordinated program of tutor
ing and study exists to keep
athletes of all sports on the field,
Athletes are required to spend a
great deal of time in practice and
have only limited study time
because of this. For this reason it is
very important that athletes
develop good study habits, he said.
TV THE case of trips to contests
away from home, athletes
sometimes miss classes and need
special tutoring to make them up,
he continued. During a long
absence, such as the basketball
team's week long trip to Hawaii
and take an open-minded ap
proach." WHITT SAID the course will be
operated on a workshop basis,
combining discussion and ex
perimentation. This is Whitt's first
semester in the NFU, although
he participated in a free college at
the University of North Carolina
several years ago.
As in all NFU classes, the
students will decide the exact
course make-up. Whitt suggested
several possible areas of in
vestigation. executive office to the Presi-
dent, and the economic advisor
to presidential candidate Hu-
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textbook plays coached by
last year, even the best students
need tutoring on missed classes.
The program concentrates
primarily on the freshman athlete,
he continued. Freshmen bave
special problems in developing
their study habits and adjusting to
the college atmosphere.
He noted that most of the
freshman tutoring is group tutor
ing. This is possible because
freshmen are generally in many
Freshmen athletes have man
datory study halls Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday even
ings. Tutors are available at this
time and individual appointments
may be arranged if necessary, he
Above the sophomore level
tutoring is conducted on an in
dividual basis, Potter said. When a
man feels that he needs a tutor ia a
Scholarship and athletics
by Jim Pedersen
Nebraskan Staff Writer
ASUN Senate Wednesday ap
proved tentative budget and
passed resolutions on student
legislative lobbying, the state con
stitutional amendment for
redisricting the Board of Regents,
and the state income tax.
According to President Craig
Dreeszen the Senate has not been
notified of the exact amount of
money it will be allowed to spend.
He urged, however, that the budget
be approved tentatively.
THE BUDGET totals $10,928.20.
It is sub-divided into projects
which receive $4,500, salaries,
which receive $3057.20, an ad
ministrative expenses, which total
Projects includes the model U.N.,
Nebraska Free University NFU);
World in Revolution Conference,
Faculty Evaluation, Leadership
Conference, and National Students
Association (NSA) Congress.
The executive and secretarial
payments are listed under salaries,
and administrative expenses cover
office supplies, NSA dues, and the
costs of elections.
Changes from last year's budget
according to Dreeszea are: money
allocated to NFU and the World in
Revolution Conference; election
costs have been reduced; and NSA
dues have been increased.
Sen. Dennis Collins introduced
the resolution calling for ASUN to
Ouija boards; why and how
they work. And they do work, in
one sense, Whitt said.
They don't always give exact
prophecies, he explained. For in
stance, a ouija board once
predicted that Whitt would become
involved with one of his female
students and that on August 16 her
brother would km Whitt. It did not
There is some psychological tie
between users of a ouija board, be
said. But research is necessary to
determine more about how they
Unidentified flying objects
do they exist and if so what are
"They do exist," Whitt declared.
He could not, however, explain
what they are.
"UFO'S COULD be any one of a
number of things,"" he icontinued.
"They could be secret military ex
periments or possible visitors from
Extra Sensory Perception,
commonly known as ESP. For in
stance, a person in one room can
draw cards from a deck and at the
same time a person in another
room can tell what that card is,
"Certain people seem to have an
ability for this," he pointed out
specific course, Potter can supply
him with one. If a tutor is not
already on the program's staff.
Potter goes through the course
departmental office to find a
The program is selective of its
tutors, he said. Graduate assistants
are preferred because of their
He continued that sometimes an
athlete will not ask for help for
various reasons. Because of this,
coaches keep a close watch on their
athletes down slips. If an athlete
Teceives a down in a course that he
has not been tutored in, be is
generally refered to a tutor.
The tutoring program continues
for athletes in and out of t h e i r
seasons. Potter gave four reasons
for the continuing importance of
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Randy Reeves mixes the two.
support passage of Constitutional
Amendment No, 7 which would
allow the legislature to increase the
size of the Board of Regents and
allow for reapportionment of Re
gents' voting districts.
The resolution passed
Sen. Diane Theisen moved for
the passage of a resolution en
couraging the ASUN Legislative
Liaison Committee to lobby in the
Unicameral on any legislative bill
on which ASUN has taken a posi
tion. THE RESOLUTION further pro
vided that only those individuals
authorized by the President of
ASUN and the chairman of the
Legislative Liaison Committee with
consent of the ASUN Senate may
lobby for ASUN.
"I would like to see the
Legislative Liaison Committee go
beyond representing students on
the budget only," Miss Thiesen
said. "'I would like to see us lobby
on any bill which ASUN has taken a
position on, such as housing."
The first time any lobbying was
done by University of Nebraska
students came two years ago con
cerning the budget and tuition, ac
cording to Miss Theisen.
"Lobbying as we define it is not
registered lobbying with an ex
pense account, but rather talking
with legislators on a person to
person basis and testifying before
legislative committees," she said.
Years of experiments done by
Professsor J. B. Rhine, formerly of
Duke University, bear this out, he
Various other phenomena could
also be investigated in the NFU
course. Whitt said. He mentioned
the case of Bishop James Pike, a
well respected theologian.
Pike's son died, and afterwards,
Pike heard unusual noises around
his home. He felt the noises were
his son trying to communicate.
The elder Pike, by going through
a medium, claims to have
established contact with his son.
"I DOUBT this is the case,"
Whitt said. But such phenomena
have occurred too many times with
too few explanations. '"Our class
may try to investigate some of
True believers in these psychic
phenomena, in addition to curious
and skeptical students, are ex
pected to register for the course,
according to Whitt. The only re
quirement for the course is an open
Students, faculty or anyone else
interested may register for '"The
Twilight .Zone" as well as other
NFU courses through Tuesday,
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Senator Diane Theisen calls for student iobbjing of tie
Unicameral on any issue that ASUN takes a stand on.
student grade appeals
Arts & Sciences benins
Arts & Sciences begins
by Connie Winkler
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The College of Arts and Sciences
cares about your grades. All the
departments of the college have
established Grading Review Com
mittees, according to Dr. Walter H.
Bruning, Assistant Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
The Grading Reiew Committees
were recommended by the Student
Academic Freedom Report. The
report said that the each college or
department should provide a stan-
ding committee to consider grading
This committee must Jiave
authority to direct change based on
its findings, the report continued.
"WE FEEL the report is fair,"
said Bruning. "The college is
sensitized to the fact that students
might be judged unfairly," he said.
Two avenues are open to the stu
dent if lie feels that the evaluation
of his performance was biased.
Each cf the Arts and Sciences
departments now has a Grading
Review Committee. In most
departments there a: e three faculty
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members on the committee, but
some committees include k-As
and graduate assistants, Bruniiig
The Dean of Arts and Sciences,
C Peter Macgrath, instructed the
chairmen of the departments (U
choose the committee by whatever
method they wanted, Bruning said.
If, after talking with the depart
ment review committees, the stu
dent is still unhappy with his grade,
he can appeal to the College
Grading Review Appeal Com
mittee. Three faculty members from
different departments and one stu
dent will be on the second com
mittee for appeal.
THE STUDENT on fhe Colleg
committee will be chosen by the
Arts and Sciences Student Advisory
If a student wants to have Ms
grade considered by the Grading
Review Committee, he should con
tact the chairman of the depart
ment who will direct Mm to the
members of the committee.
Bruning expects that most of the
grading disagreements will still be
handled by the individual instruc
tors, especiallv when the debate ia
between an ""A-" and a t'B.w
"'Yet, these committees win be
there when the student does feel he
was arbitrarily judged," Bruning
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