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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
MONDAY, APRIL 28, 1969
4ASUN loses identity;
ASUN is going through an identity
.Vrtsis, according to Diane Theisen,
candidate for first vice president.
ASUN is having problems going from
a student council to a student govern
mnt. - l' Basically the job of ASUN is to
represent students," she said. "But
'this is a very nebulous thing. I have
my ideas on the role ASUN should
play at the University. But it is wrong
for me to say what that role should
. be. ASUN must define itself."
"'"Personally, Miss Theisen has a
number of ideas about student
government. She has been a student
Senator this past year. In 1967 and
968 she was an assistant to then
ASUN president Dick Schulze.
"I dont want to see Senators on
plateau way above the students,"
the said. Communication should be
ASUN EXECUTIVES should have
more of a working role with student
enate, but it should be more separate
from the senate, she continued. The
executives should be Innovators.
However, Senate should be doing
more than just rubberstamping
thiivgs. They must help plan pro
grams. It is then the job of the ex
tcutives to Implement these pro
grams. Mis? Theisen, a junior from Os
mund, Neb., suggested different pro
gram? and plans she would like to
Xwhlle ago, a senator made a study
ef jhV entire judicial system on cam
pus, he said. However ideas reaped
from - the study were never im
plemented. A great deal of the student courts
: Kincaid says
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PfcUrasika Unicameral, Kin
t, Kincaid, a lobbyist, works
rit'h t)ha huristat committee.
ASUN lobbying can 'be ef-
fettive but, there have fias
peen serious mistakes maM
thin year, he charged.
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"THIS IS the first year
that ASUN has tried to
fiiseminate ideas at the
tlttkameiral," he pointed out.
HThere has been a lack of
coordination of efforts. We
fcsvs been contradictory on
; The candidate for $eond-
lce-presidnt, a graduate of
Uncoln Southeast High
School, expressed his opU
tU"W on other matters of
concern to the etudenta.
"Dormitory costs. "I have
been told that if the dorms
are 85 per cent occupied they
will not lose money. They
are filled to about 95 per cent
of their capacity, yet rates
were tm raisea oy me
Board of Regents. The raise
should not have been made
without consulting the
itudemts." t ,
Students shfmselves should
determine their hours and
whether they want to visit
each other's room-
Curriculum. A new cot
temporty studies department I
should "be added to the
I'niversi. Kincaid said.
The new department could
include courses on violence,
Isrw enforcement ami black
studies, among other things.
First vice-presidential candidates
could be combined, Miss Theisen said.
There should also be two definite
courts of appeals one in the social
area and one in the academic area.
A definite system of appealing lower
court decisions is needed, she con
tinued. Often times, students aren't
aware of the various avenues of ap
peal. GUIDELINES SHOULD also be set
up to aid living units in setting up
their own courts, she remarked.
The numerous student committees
are poorly organized at present, she
charged. No one person really knows
what is going on In the committee
The ASUN executives should be in
charge of committee organization the
candidate said. This is a task
particulary for the first and second
Miss Theisen is sold on the value
of the new Council on Student Life.
"It will be exciting to see this
evolve," she said. "Now students are
actually going to have a definite
voting role in the policy making pro
cess." Through the new Council, it will
be possible to attempt to liberalize
rules, she said. Basically, she is for
liberalizing many of the rules af
fecting students and the living units.
"I WOULD LIKE to see the Sandoz
Hall experiment extended to other
dorms," she said. Under that idea
girls, with parental approval, keep
charge of their own hours.
Miss Theisen would also like to have
each student select his or her own
living environment. Each dormitory
should also regulate its own policies
Coed visitation, rejected twice this
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'Students should exert
pressure when needed'
Students should exert legitimate
pressure when and where it is needed
in order to accomplish their goals,
according to Richard L. Page, can
didate for ASUN first vice president.
This pressure may take many
forms, he said. One of the more ef
fective ways is informal pressure on
faculty and administrators. Letter
writing campaigns, lobbying at the
Unicameral, committee discussion
and demonstrations are other forms
The ultimate goal of this pressure
should be student participation in
decision making, said Page, who lives
in Abel Hall.
THE CANDIDATE Is a firm
believer in the value of several com
mittees currently forming on campus.
The Teaching Council and Residence
Hail Planning Committee will both
have student members and will be
a direct way of making decisions, he
The Council on Student Life will
hopefully be above partisan politics,
he continued. It would be the first
permanent University wide council.
There will be considerable difference
between these permanent groups and
temporary advisory committees, he
As another form of exerting
pressure, Page wants a student on
the Board of Regents. The student
member at this time, he said. With
time, the student could become a full
IF OTHER forms of legitimate
pressure fall students may resort to
demonstrations, Page said. He fully
supported the recent demonstrations
by the Afro-American Collegiate
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"Student government can't narrow
its scope of methods," Page said.
"But demonstrations are definitely
one method of exerting pressure, as
long as these demonstrations are not
Page pointed out one case when
student voice was not heard in
decision making. University
dormitory rates were raised recently
by the Board of Regents.
EVEN THE housing policy com
mittee which has student members
had no knowledge of the hike until
the Regents passed it, Page said.
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The entire direction of education
should be changed, according to Ran
dy Prier, candidate for ASUN first-vice-president.
Each student has special talents,
he said. Education should be aimed
at the individual as much as is
Prier stressed class structure.
Maximum class size should be 30, he
said. "That figure is somewhat unat
tainable," he admitted, but class size
must be lowered. There can be no
real education in large classes wit
hundreds of students.
SEMINARS AND ROUNDTABL
discussions are proposed by Priej
Education occurs when a student ei
plores and considers ideas.
In connection with education, Pria
favors a faculty evaluation book, eve
if it is not perfect.
"It is unfortunate that no book wai
put out this year," the graduate sti(
dent said. "No one even knew wha
was happening. Something, at leasj
should have been put out."
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