The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 26, 1970, Image 1

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Kegents candidate
Ncbraskan SUM Wrllor
One candidate for the Board
of Regents is campaigning by
talking informally with
students and telling them they
should have more power.
'Student leaders should have
joint meetings with the
Regents," said candidate, Dr.
Robert J. Prokop a faculty
Ross to discuss
Greek system
Executive Dean of Student
Affairs G. Robert Ross will
discuss the Greek system at the
University with sorority and
fraternity officials Thursday
nicht at 9 o.rn. on the "KRNU
Forum" program.
The campus radio station
suspends broadcasting activi
ties at sign-off Thursday night
for spring vacation. It will re
turn to the air at 4 p.m. April 6.
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member at the University of
Nebraska School of Medicine.
Prokop said Tuesday he is
trying to get involved with the
students by speaking with them
between now and the May 12
primary when he will face
Regent B. N. Greenburg from
the fourth district.
The doctor also believes that
candidates for Regent should
speak with students in their
campaigning before the
primary election.
The 36-year-old candidate is
critical of students for not
pushing to get their voices
"Students have the power, if
only they would use it," Prokop
told a group of students at the
Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.
"I am open to listen to
anybody. I want to know the
views of all the students," he
He alleged that in the past,
the Regents have made a
drastic mistake of not main
racial barriers. He's the only
should listen
taining continuity with the
"I am violently opposed to
the closed sessions held by the
Regents," he said. Prokop
believes the closed sessions
prevent meaningful discussion.
"I question there never being
any dissent on the decisions
reached by the Regents,"
Prokop said.
Prokop said if he were
elected, he would grant in
Co-op gets building plan
After three years of
paperwork, planning and
waiting, Cornhusker
Cooperative, Inc. has received
a $290,000 loan for a new house
to be built at 22nd and U Sts.
"We had to submit a new
application every year and fill
out many detailed governmen
tal forms before the U.S.
black in an all-white kindergarten. See story, page 3.
terviews with any students on
any issues. v
"An open door policy is the
only way to keep in touch with
the views of the students," he
Prokop said if students want
coed visitation, their view
should be of primary concern
when a decision is being made.
Prokop said that he
personally favors the quarter
system with the finals being
Department of Housing and
Urban Development finalized
the loan," said Gene Hillman,
Construction on the three
story building is tentatively
scheduled to begin between
May 1 and June 1, Hillman
Hillman said the co-op's
before Christmas break. "If the
students want to change their
curriculum, then they should be
allowed to," Prokop said.
Prokop is from Wilbur and is
still registered in that district
although he now resides in
The 1966 graduate of the
University medical school said
we can no longer look at the
position Regent as one of "just
residents have received some
criticism from the University
community for deciding to
build in the Malone area, "but
we never had any real
reservations about it since
there isn't any other available
building space near campus."
The concrete structure which
will house 84 men should be
completed "just before the
beginning of next year's spring
semester," Hillman noted.
"The new building won't be a
Southern mansion," Hillman
remarked, but he said it would
be a vast improvement over
the present building which "is
in desperate need of repair."
The land for the building was
procured from Beta Sigma Psi
fraternity which had planncu to
build on the site.
Hillman explained that all
Cornhusker co-op financial
matters are "completely run
by students. Residents of the
new co-op building will pay $75
rather than the monthly rental
fee of $70 which they now pay
at the 1319 R. St. building.
"This is about $30-35 less
than what dorm residents
nay," Hillman said. The co-op's
lower monthly fee Is possible
because the members wash
their own dishes and share
household duties, he said.
The co-op selects members
on a "first-come first-serve"
basis, Hillman noted.
Pickering raps
at Hyde Park
The Rev. Alan Pickering,
former coordinator of the
United Ministry in Higher
Education, will be the guest
speaker at Hyde Park Thurs
day afternoon in the Union
Pickering left UMHE March
, 1 and will soon leave Lincoln to
take a job on the East Coast,