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The plight of the Nebraskan Indian
in both rural and urban communities
will be studied during a two-day con
ference Oct. 3 and 4. The meeting,
entitled "The Agony of the American
Indian," Is sponsored jointly by the
University Methodist Student Chapel,
Nebraska Wesleyan University, and
the Inter-Campus Christian Move
ment. The conference will be held at
Riverside Park in Milford, Nebraska.
Cost for meals for the overnight event
is $4.25, with reservations available
until Oct. 1 at the Student Chapel.
Leaders of the conference are
hopeful that the meeting will instill
in the public an awareness of Indian
problems. They are especially con
cerned with student involvement, and
will initiate plans for the organization
of both a Department of Indian Affairs
at the Nebraska campus, and a
University student panel which would
One such panel, the Wapahaw Club
of the University of South Dakota,
will be featured at the conference.
Also appearing will be four prominent
Nebraska Indians. They are Ed
Klein, head of the Omaha Tribal
Council, Carl Janis, director of the
Office of Economic Opportunity at
Alliance, Nate Park, director of the
Omaha Neighborhood House, and Rev.
Homer Noley, the conference co
ordinator. Additional information concerning
the schedule and transforation to and
from the conference site can be ob
tained from Anna Alphonse at the
Methodist Student Chapel.
Housing regulations subject to
test because of Soshnik 's letter
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
University housing reguations may
no longer be binding on students
because of action taken this summer
by Lincoln Campuses President Dr.
Joseph Soshnik and the Board of
Regents, according to ASUN Presi
dent Bill Cahloupka.
At their July 15, 1969, meeting the
Regents reaffirmed their earlier
position denying coeducational visiting
privileges to graduate and foreign
students living in Selleck Quadrangle.
Immediately following that action,
lit a letter to all students contracting
for dormitory space, Soshnik stated
that If ". . . the action of the Board
makes residence hull living un
desirable ... the residence hull con
tract will be voided."
Following the canceling of the
contract, Soshnik's letter said, the
advance deposit of $80 for dormitory
space would be refunded.
Three weeks later, Chaloupka,
ASUN First Vice President Diane
Theisen and Housing Policy Com
mittee chairman Bill Gilpin sent a
letter to Soskhnik saying that the
Regents appear to have established
an important criteria if the student
Faculty Evaluation Book
now in formulative stages
Cooperation of the University
faculty is vital to the success of the
facility and course evaluation book
ASUN plans to distribute this year.
"A lot depends on the cooperation
of the faculty and the entire success
of this book," Ken Wald, chairman
of the ASUN committee In charge of
the book, said Wednesday. "If we fail
on this book, It could be the end of
faculty evaluation at Nebraska."
Wald's anxiety is based on the
failure last year of Bob Zucker to
complete and publish any form of
evaluation book. Zucker listed finan
cial and personnel reasons why his
committee did not finish the book.
Ward believes that his committee
has the organization that was lacking
In last year's effort The committee
has furiher requested ASUN ap
propriations of $5,500 for the project
a sum which exceeds that allotted
"The success or failure of the book
lies in the hands of the faculty
because they choose whether or not
to allow themselves to be evaulated
b'f students." Wald said. "For our
part, we are trying to use Interested
faculty members to encourage their
peers to permit student evaluation,"
Wald hopes to have the book out
bctyeen February 1 and March 1 so
that student can use 't for registra
tion for the first semester of 170-71.
Each semes'er sfter that the 'nrk
Is to be updated by following a basic
By November, Wald expects to have
questionnaires to mail to faculty
Buunbcrs who vlU b asked to
ASUN first vice president, Diane Theisen, chaired the first
senate meeting Wednesday afternoon.
certifies "residence hall living un
desirable." Although the action of the Regents
referred specifically to deposit
refunds, Chaloupka went on, i t
strongly implies that these grounds
(undesirable living environment
within residence halls) are a basis
for exceptions to the University
"If an undesirable living environ
ment Is justification for deposit refund
after the usual deadline, implying the
consent of the University to live off
campus, then surely the same
justification for moving off campus
could be argued at a later date
although the deposit would b e
forfeited," the student's letter said.
This issue of undesirable living
conditions could have serious
repercussions, Chaloupka predicted
Coed visitation, as well as all
dormitory regulations, are by no
means a dead issue, he continued.
In fact Soshnik's letter has aroused
the situation and it will be In great
focus for a long time to come, he
"Basically, it gets down to the mat
ter of whether the Board of Regents
can legislate students living policy,"
distribute them to students and return
the completed forms for evaluation
The questionnaires, modeled after
a study made by Carnagle Institute
for Princeton University, are com
posed of short, objective questions
were the Instructor's lectures well
organized? Did he make course ob
jectives clear at the outset?
The question Is to be answered by
the student by marking down a
response on a quality scale from Z
on to six. The statistics which will
appear in the book will Include the
number of students who replay to
each statement, broken down on the
basis of a particular response 25
ones or 18 twos.
Wald Intends to have students
evaluate every course offered by the
University Including some graduate
and law school courses, a total of
The evaluation of data will be done
by computer. A complete breakdown
of resulst will be published In about
300 copies for distribution to campus
living units and I-ove Library, he said.
"Work has been progressing since
last spring In terms of research,"
Wald said. "We have gotten a good
deal of help from Scott Swanson, Dr.
Gregory Hayden, of the economics
department, and Ken Stephens,
systems analyst with University nd
minls'ration." "We dont plan to
charge the living units for this book
even though there has been some
campus and ASUN sentiment to do
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Chaloupka said. "I don't thing this
is a proper role for them."
It was unfortunate that the graduate
students In Selleck were denied coed
visitation, Chaloupka remarked.
Those students, who lived in Benton
and Fairfield houses were all over
22 years of age and the average age
was about 35.
The graduate students, with the
approval of the NU Housing Policy
Committee and Dean of Student Af
fairs Dr. G. Robert Ross, made the
original coed visitation proposal to the
Regents in October 1!M8. The Regents
denied it March 9, 19C9. but after
reconsidering their decision over the
summer, they again denied it.
The situation extends much further
than simple coed visitation it in
volves every University housing
regulation, according to Bill Gilpin,
who as chairman of the University
Housing Policy Committee last year
drafted the letter to Soshnik. Gilpin
graduated in August and Is now
teaching school in Weston, Nebraska.
At present, freshmen and
sophomores, or students who do not
turn 20 before October 15 of a given
school year, must live in on-campus
housing, except in exceptional
Gilpin said that such students should
be able to appeal the rules on the
grounds that dormitories offer
"undesirable living conditions."
"What is needed now," Gilpin said,
"is a test case someone who is
required to live In the dormitories
who will appeal the rule on grounds
of undcsirablo living conditions."
Gilpin contends that there is no
longer any reason to require students
to live In dormitories. This fall, the
dorms are full and he predicted that
even if regulations were abolished,
only one or two per cent of the
students wluld move out.
"Not that many students are
unhnppy In the dormitories," he said.
"But why should we require the few
who are to live there. They arc only
causing discipline problems there
Another possibility for further ac
tion, Chaloupka said, is to wait for
the new Council on Student Life to
take action on housing regulations.
The Council, approved last July by
the Regents, will bo composed of eight
students and seven faculty members.
Supposedly, it is to set rules for
students' out of class activities.
"I don't know how fast the Council
will get its feet on the ground."
Chaloupka continued. "But they will
definitely consider the housing Issue
It's basically too early to discuss
tactics as such, said Diane Theisen,
ASUN first vice president. ASUN will
definitely be considering this Issue in
th near future.
What students should be doing now,
she added, is to Inform themselves
of the situation and work closely with
their hall government to define the
"Students in the dorms are con
cerned about this," Chaloupka said.
"I've heard a lot of negative com
ments about housing regulations.
Students are tired of having their
decisions made for them,"
Student owned cooperatives were a
major topic at the first meeting of
the Associated Students of the
University of Nebraska (ASUN)
On a motion by Senator Bruce
Cochrane, the senate set up a com
mittee to "establish non-profit student
cooperatives and run economic
surveys for the benefit of the stu
dent." Cochrane explained that studies
made this summer showed student
cooperatives are being run effectively
in many schools. Co-ops have been
set up at other campuses in the areas
of records, gas stations, food and
A student record store would be
the most likely first project, Cochrane
said. He explained that a book store
would be too costly for a first venture.
Another function of the committee
will be to run economic surveys and
inform students how much they should
be paying for goods and services, he
ASUN president Bill Chaloupka ad
ded that a record cooperative was
a step in the right direction toward
a co-op bookstore.
In his executive report, Chaloupka
reported that the ASUN budget for
the upcoming year will be $25,000 to
He explained that the budget raise
is due to a 50 cent increase in student
fees. The budget will be discussed
and acted on by the senate next week.
Chaloupka also announced that
members of the Council on Student
Life will be screened by a senate-appointed
committee. The Council itself
should be organized and functioning
within two or three weeks, he added.
Chaloupka also announced that two
vacancies in the senate will be filled
next meeting. There Is one vacancy
in the Graduate and Professional
College and one in the College of Arts
and Sciences. Applications should be
turned into the ASUN office by next
Wednesday, he said.
John Moseman, a representative
from the Lincoln campuses to the
Chancellor Search Committee,
reported to the senate on the progress
of that committee.
A large list of prospective chan
cellors is now being narrowed down,
he said. The Board of Regents has
been exerting very little pressure on
the committee, he added.
Moseman emphasized that the
committee would like suggestions for
the new Chancellor from students. He
said that nominations will be taken
until October 1. The committee will
then examine the candidates and
submit a list of qualified men to the
Regents sometime this year, he ex
plained. Ken Wald, chairman of the Faculty
As medical costs rise It becomes
more and more important for every
student to have some form of health
Insurance, according to Dr. S. I.
Fuenning, Director of the University
Dr. Fuenning said that the aver
age cost of a day in the hospital in
Nebraska is $75. This can be disas
tennis to a student without hospital
ization insurance, he added.
It is Important that every student
bo sure of his coverage. Many family
policies cover stu'dents only till they
are 19, Dr. Fuenning said. If this is
the case, then some other Insurance
plan should bo obtained.
He emphasized the point that
many students don't realize they are
not covered. He added that costs from
unforscen medical expenses could
cause a student to drop out of school.
Nebraska Blue Cross and Blue
Shield is offering a special policy
to students this year, Dr. Fuenning
continued. It is available to all Uni
versity students at a very low cost
for the protection provided, he said.
Further information on this policy
is available at the University Health
Center. Deadline for applications is
October 15, he added.
Selleck Quad sponsors
free weekend dance
Selleck Quadrangle will sponsor a
free street dance Friday from 9-12
p.m. The dance Is open to the public
and will be held in the service drive
located off 16th. Street. The Under
takus will i'lui'.
Evaluation Committee, announced the
Committee's plans for this year.
A computerized survey is planned
of all classes, he said. A book rating
each class and instructor on 26 points
will then be produced.
Only about 300 copies of the
estimated 400-page book are planned.
He explained that these -would be
distributed free of charge to living
units, the library and the Union.
The process should be very efficient
and complete with faculty coopera
tion, Wald said. Estimated cost of
the project is $5,500.
He explained that the book should
be ready by either February or March
1, 1970. This will be in time for
students to use it in preparing their
schedules for next fall, he added.
National Student Association (NSA)
representative Steve Tiwald told
ASUN that NSA will be providing
several services in the coming year.
The Association will operate a
reference service for student govern
ment projects, he said. It will also
Senator Bruce Cochrane proposes a resolution to establish
a Community Service Project Committee at the ASUN meeting
Aids director says funds
short but bright spot looms
by Mike Barrett
Nebraskan Stuff Writer
Students unable to receive financial
aid this semester because of a drastic
$380,000 cutback in federal funds
available to the University, may soon
find federal loan money available, due
to proposed appropriations.
Dr. Edward E. Lundak, director of
scholarships and financial aids,
described the shortage of National
Defense Loan funds as "extremely
critical." He said that one-third of
the 9,000 applicants were approved
for loans and that their needs were
assessed at $1.8 million.
"We couldn't even give each of
them $100 apiece If we divided it
equally," he commented. He added
that only a large increase in local
state and private contributions has
enabled the University to aid the
record 7,125 students receiving finan
"However," he continued, "there is
one bright soot. We got a memoran
dum from Washington saving that
they anticipate a 55 percent Increase,
nationwide, within the next 30 to 60
days." He explained that the sup.
plemental appropriations could raise
federal loan monev for this year from
$316,000 to nearly $500,000.
At this moment, however, students
and the financial aids office are suf
fering the effects of the cut from last
years figure of nearly $700,000 in
federally-financed loans. Lundak
remarked that now the University
doesn't have even "a dime available
for federal loans."
Adding to the problem is the
slowdown In federally-insured loans,
largest of the University's student
loan programs. Under this program,
students borrow directly from local
or state banks, and the University
pays the interest with, federal funds.
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offer a number of services to in
Tiwald said these services will in
clude such offers as insurance
packages and travel services. Prices
are the lowest in the student market,
He explained that another ad
vantage of the marketing program is
a rebate to the student government
for each item sold through the NSA
Senator Phil Medcalf questioned the
corporate ties of NSA. He said that
he could not support the NSA program
until he convinced himself that NSA
was not merely a corporate front.
Tiwald also outlined the plan for
"Time Out", a day of student reflec
tion to be held October 27 and 28.
The program will draw several na
tional speakers, he said.
Its focus will be on educational
reform, student role in campus policy
making, the University's role in the
community, and minorities on cam
However, Congress has only
authorized a 7 percent interest p a y
ment, and banks have become reluc
tant to loan to students when com
mercial or private lonns may yield
much higher Interest. Legislation has
been Introduced to raise the allowable
interest rate, and to provide bonuses
to banks for loaning to students.
"We hope for quick action, because
federally-insured loans have bogged
down terribly. I know students In the
Lincoln area have not been able to
get those loans." Lundak said.
He observed that students have best
chances of securing loans If they are
from Nebraska and apply at hometown
banks. He also commended Lincoln
and Omaha banks for their help since
the program's inception two years
Limdak, who will soon travel to
Kansas to participate in a six-state
a p p r o p r iations recommendation
panel, spoke of further help for needy
He said, "We hope that no suident
has dropped oul in recent years for
purely financial reasons ... It a
student can't go to school unless
something happens, we're going to
have to make it happen."
He stated that loan funds may
btcome available through cancellation
of present lonns. Unused money and
credit may be available next month,
"There's always the guy who gets
drafted, that gets a good job. the girl
who gets married . . . and when we
find who's here and who's not, we
will have money to reaward in
October," he explained.
Anytime during the year a student
with a financial problem is welcome
to apply for a short term, emergency
type loan, he said, but added that
these funds too, are "dangerously
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