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Candidates debate, debate, debate
oy JOHN DVORAK
tjoliraskan Newt Editor
A smattering of students mostly girlfriends
and colleagues of the ASUN candidates gathered
in Smith Hall Wednesday evening for what was
termed a "debate."
Presidential candidates Ken Wald, Randy Prier
and Steve Tiwald had a difficult time creating
controversy and conflict, however. The fourth
presidential candidate, Alan Siporin, was reportedly
out of the state.
Speaking to a crowd of about 40, the three
candidates elaborated on and read from their plat
forms for the most part.
"It would be incredibly easy for me to promise
you my heart and soul," said Ken Wald, who
is making his first bid for ASUN elective office.
"But in reality, if I'm elected, you're not going
to notice a drastic change in your life. You will
not experience a more enriching sex life."
ASUN just doesn't affect the average student,
no one goes to ASUN meetings and no one reads
about student government in the Daily Nebraskan,
The University administration is aware that
ASUN can't mobilize the students. ASUN is just
going to have to get some power, he remarked.
While several guys and girls frolicked in an
adjacent corridor, Tiwald agreed that ASUN has
As one alternative, he suggested that ASUN
Senate meetings he held once every two weeks,
instead of weekly.
Then, two Wednesdays a month could be devoted
to committee work, something that Tiwald said
is missing from this year's Student Senate. All
senators should be actively involved in committee
work, the candidate stated.
Tiwald, who was appointed to the student senate
earlier this semester, also proposed that an om
budsman be appointed jointly by the administration
and the students.
This is a position which has been recently
created at a number of colleges and universities.
Tiwald said an ombudsman could do much to help
students cut administrative red tape.
Prier also agreed with Tiwald and Wald that
ASUN needs a lot more influence. At present,
the body only has power to persuade, not to act,
the candidate said.
The ASUN structure is inefficient, now, said
Prier, a student senator who ran for ASUN first
vice president a year ago. Student government
should attempt to coordinate work with the advisory
boards and should strive to work closely with the
Council on Student Life.
It also seemed that the presidential candidates
in the April 22 elections all agreed that a student
faculty senate at the University would be immensely
"There are indications that Chancellor Durward
Varner likes the idea, but Campus President Joseph
Soshnik does not," Prier said. "Nevertheless we
must work hard for the senate."
At other times during the debate, Tiwald and
Wald agreed with Prier.
Students must lobby with faculty members and
work with the administration to accomplish
anything. Wald said. It takes "a lot of dirty gut
work," he added.
During most of the rest of the debate, the
candidates tried to disagree. But they all seemed
to advocate the same things.
Prier said that "student services" must be
expanded and improved. He mentioned the student
record store, which is scheduled to open sometime
this year as an example.
A student gas station, student legal aid program
and lower cost zerox copy service for students
would also be desirable, he said.
Tiwald advocated the expansion of the pass-fail
system to include courses within group re
quirements. He also advocated University-wide
faculty evaluation system. Tiwald, who organized
the anti-Spiro Agnew protest at Pershing Auditorium
earlier this semester, also advocated an expansion
of the living-learning concept.
Noting that the ASUN budget expanded this
year to $30,000, Wald said, "About $30,000 in student
fees went to ASUN this year and I want my
money to give me something in return."
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1970
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