The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 28, 1969, Page PAGE 5, Image 5

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Steve Tiwald
Tiwald says student
government is lobbyist
ASUN is coming out of the
student council era. It is not
really a government but a
lobby for what students
want, according to Stephen
R. Tiwald, candidate for
"Student government, if
we must use the term, is a
means of achieving student
participation in decision
making that affects student
life," said Tiwald, a
sophomore from Omaha.
A resident of Schramm
Ilali, he is emphasizing
several broad areas in the
campaign. Education is
"After all that is the
reason we are here," Tiwald
said. "The student should be
the most important thing."
That is not the case at this
point however, he continued.
Education is just being fed
the student. University stu
dents should participate in
policy decisions.
"Im not saying we are
smarter than the faculty or
the administration," he
stressed. "But we can make
definite contributions."
Course content is one
gigantic problem at NU, ac
cording to the second vice
presidential candidate who
used to attend Maryknoll
College in Chicago.
A lot of courses are totally
irrelevant, he said. New
courses are needed. Out
dated and outmoded courses
should be replaced or up
The faculty Is somewhat
responsible for the course
problems, Tiwald said. "A
lot of teachers haven't
changed their notes since
they came to the Univers
l.y." One way to facilitate this
needed change is through the
new teaching council,
Tiwald said. Two students
will be members of this In
novation, which will promote
experimentation and new
methods in teaching at
Students can have a say In
curriculum development and
reform, elimination of re
quirements and other
changes through this
Teaching Council, he said.
Another council will
facilitate the second major
plank in Tiwalds' platform.
The New Council on Student
Life can be extremely valu
able, he said.
Basically Tiwald believes
that all students are capable
of thinking for themselves,
especially outside of the
classroom. Students arc
adults and should be treated
as such. The University ad
ministration Is trying to be
too paternalistic.
"We are tired of the ad
ministration acting en loco
parentis," Tiwald said. He
cited three areas of concern
wamens' hours, coed
visitation and on campus-off
campus living regulations.
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"Ideally each student
should have the right of self
determination, but there
must be some order," he
continued. "Neither the ad
ministration or ASUN should
set the rules, however."
The smallest unit of living
should make the regulations,
he said. For instance, a
dormitory government could
set rules for that particular
building. In that way,
students would have a direct
voice, and there also would
be order.
The second vice presiden
tial candidate feels that
students should use all
channels open to them in
achieving such things.
These channels may in
volve negotiating wi t h
various committees or ad
ministrators, promoting a
letter writing campaign to
members of the Board of
Regents or demonstrating in
a peaceful way.
If other channels fail,
Tiwald feels that dem
onstrations are the way.
The Afro-American Col
legiate Society proved that,
he said. The administration
had been stalling them so
they brought the issue to a
head. The black students
were tired of being pushed
Tiwald added that
violence, such as blocking
entrances to buildings or
disrupting the regular pro
cesses of the University, is
not acceptable.
In other areas of concern
to ASUN, Tiwald feels that
pass-fail courses should be
implemented on a wider
basis. The Teaching Council
can help with this. A lot of
research is needed but the
emphasis must be taken off
The candidate also ad
vocates later pre-rcglstra-tion.
In conjunction with
that, departments should
make course assignments
earlier so that students know
the instructor for each
course when registering.
Calendar scheduling
should be studied, Tiwald
said. Not enough facts are
known yet, but the quarter
system may be the answer.
Students leaders should take
the Initiative and look at the
alternatives to the present
semester system.
If elected second vice
president, Tiwald would
probably be the University
coordinator with the Na
tional Student Association.
The NSA can be valuable, he
said, both In learning what
other schools are doing and
in the services provided by
the organization.
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Greg Griffin "
Griffin advocates
minority group voice
One of the most important
Issues facing ASUN is the
lack of minority group
representation, according to
Greg Griffin, a candidate for
ASUN second vice president.
"Black students should
have a voice in ASUN," he
said. "If I am elected, it
would be the first time that
minority groups have had
representation among ASUN
Griffin, a native of Omaha
and a resident of Abel Hail,
is emphasizing three other
points in his campaign.
The University should
offer more pass-fail courses,
he said. These courses
should be used to satisify
some group requirements
too, he said.
At present, p a s s - f a 1 1
courses are not properly set
up, he said. They are
available to only a few
students. The pass-fall
privilege should be extended
to freshmen.
G iff in would like to see a
more liberal attitude toward
dormitory life, expeclally In
regards to womens' hours.
"Students are mature
enough to decide their own
hours," he said. "I know that
when I was a freshman 1
was ready to do so. The
dormitories should be opened
Introductory courses are
too dull, he charged. It Is
difficult if not impossible to
get something out of a class
that has hundreds of
students enrolled In it, he
Some teachers seem to
have no interest in the In
troductory courses, Griffin
said. Salaries should be
more attractive so that bet
ter teachers will come to
NU. Also, teachers should be
more Involved with students
rather than with research.
The candidate, making his
first bid for a student
government office, also ad
vocates peacful demonstra
tions. "Sometimes they are the
only logical solutions," he
saidv Students should try to
work with NU the ad
ministration, but sometimes
communications break down.
The black students, in
their demonstrations two
weeks ago, showed that
peaceful demonstrations can
go a long way towards solv
ing problems of the students,
Griffin remarked.
Students, by demon
strating, can show the
administration that there Is
real Interest and concern
about a problem, he said. It
Is up to the students to show
this interst.
One area in which there is
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great student concern is the
dormitory fees, according to
Griffin. Rates were recently
raised by the Board of
"I live in a dorm," Griffin
said. "It was a shock to me.
There was no notice. It will
work hardships on a lot of
However, ASUN really
does lack sufficient power to
get results, he said.
ASUN must be made much
more relevent to the
students, continued Griffin,
Some meetings should be
held in the dormitories so
that students can easily hear
what is happening. A much
closer relationship between
ASUN and the students is
needed. ASUN should com
municate better with the
The student organization
can be valuable in getting
student concerns before the
proper authorities, he said.
Sometimes the administra
tion must be forced to look at
the problems.
Griffin, a junior, said that
his major qualification for
the job is interest in the
students. He feels he can
represent their views.
"More specifically, the
minority students on campus
are not represented," he
said. "I believe I can voice
some of their opinions."
Groups wishing
Union office
space to meet
Organizations seeking of
fice space in the Nebraska
Union for next year will
meet with the Student Union
Board at 7 p.m. Wednesday
to discuss and defend re
quests for space, according
to Susie Jenkins, Board
Miss Jenkins said that due
to the large number of
groups desiring space and
the deficiency of available
office spaces, the Union
Board must select future
occupants from applications
and in order of need.
"We want to hear all
groups' reasons in order to
avoid any arbitrary
decisions," Miss Jenkins
said. "Even with the new
spaces available quite a few
groups will not receive
permanent space."
She said, however, that
temporary offico and desk
space are also available for
groups. .
Student groups that have
not yet applied for Union
space may do so until
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the
main office, she said.
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Power in
"As an executive I would
be in the position of helping
lead campus opinion. My
primary role should be to
help initiate and develop In
terest," said Tim Kincaid, a
candidate for ASUN second
There are about 18,000
students on this campus,
Kincaid continued. There is
power In such numbers,
power that administrators,
legislators and other officials
are bound to take Into con
sideration. At the present time,
however, there is a decided
lack of Interest among the
students, he said. The ASUN
executives have a
responsibility to do
something about It and get
the campus moving.
ing at the Unicameral and
demonstrating can sliow
student concern and interest,
the candidate said. ASUN
however, until it improves
communication, cannot be
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bonus if they can make you happier than any
other airline.
And you students are going to help make
sure we put the money in the right pockets.
When you fly TWA, you'll get a ballot.
Write in the names of the TWA people who
gave you super service.
Drop your ballot into any of the bonus
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Timothy Kincaid
very helpful in these areas.
He proposes several things
to help remedy the problem.
There should be more
discussion between ASUN
and the Board of Regents.
ASUN officials should attend
weekly Hyde Park sessions
to talk with students. Possi
bly a press conference-type
meeting could be started,
where students and the press
could find out what's going
on in ASUN.
ASUN can become a very
effective group on campus,
Kincaid continued, if the
organization exploits all
channels of communication
including demonstrations.
SHOW student Involvement,
he said. They can be quite
effective. Of course, they
must be peaceful to the ex
tent that no damage is done
to people or property.
Another area where ASUN
should improve its com
munications is with the
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The old ASUN is dead, but
the new ASUN is just coming
to life, according to Brent
Skinner, candidate for se
cond vice president.
"The organization that
tries to do everything and
thinks it can is gone," Skin
ner said. "ASUN should be
an innovating force. It
should be synonomous with
The organization should
provide services for
students, he continued.
Already it is providing lots of
services that many students
don't even know about.
For instance, Skinner is
the head of the ASUN's
outstate speakers bureau,
which send groups of
students to talk to various
groups and meetings.
Many outstate Nebraskans
are not familiar with the
University and its students.
The outstate speakers
bureau can do a lot to pro
mote understanding and
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rewarded with some of that money.
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to grade others on their work.
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Skinner said.
More importantly ASUN
must realize its restriction,
he continued. Each student
is an individual. And that
means a many individual
questions and opelnions.
ASUN should also be cm
cerned about its constitution,,
according to Skinner, a
native of Wisner, Neb. East
Campus, where Skinner
resides, is just starting to get
involved in ASUN activities,
he said. Reapportionment if
important to East Campus.
It should go through.
However the candidate if
agains the amendment ta
the present constitution
which will be on the April 30
spring election ballot. , .
"The constitution would ba
cluttered," he pointed out.
"We should wait until fall
and have a whole new con
vention. The whole constitu
tion should be revised."
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