The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 02, 1970, Image 1
NU women help assault NWU rule by JOHN DVORAK Nebraskan Staff Writer A group of women at NU have come to the aid of an 18-year-old Nebraska Wesleyan University coed who is fighting what she calls "discriminatory" housing regulations. Linda Ishikawa, a freshman sociology major from New MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Cuts red tape NEPCO Students finding it difficult to express their environmental concerns might find a con structive outlet In the Nebraska Environmental Policy Com mittee (NEPCO). This University of Nebraska student and faculty group has been working since lust spring primarily to insure that some University budget Items deal effectively with problems related to the environment. Committee member John Rottcnow said NEPCO, com peted of less than ten members, has been effective in cutting red tape und being able to express Ulcus to University oflk-iuls. Rosenow added that NEPCO is willing to help anybody who is finding it dif ficult to uir his ideas about en vironmental protection. NEPCO was formed last spring when a group of agriculture students decided thut they could help clean up pollution and potential pollution in the state by making con structive proposals to the Ik Haven; Conn., goes before the Wesleyan Student Court Mon day night at 8:45 on charges that she was late in returning to her dormitory on several nights and that she failed to sign out of her living unit as required. "We're against selective discrimination," said Betty Munson, an NU graduate stu dent and a member of the Women's Action Group. "And women's hours are selective discrimination." Munson and Nacy Rozman, another member of Women's Action Group, will speak in defense of Ishikawa at the Monday night hearing. SOT 2, 1970 S2t . Vi w r -4 , . a niiliillli ii "inn Tj Photographer, "Say acorn!" Squirrel, "What are you, some kind vs. polluters University and to the legislature. Rosenow said the group plans to lobby in the state legislature for environmental reforms. He hopes that the organization can meet with other lobby groups and get them interested in the. environment. Future NEPCO plans are to ensure that environmental recommendations made by the Regents In their budget are carried out. One of the Regents recommendations calls for beginning a University en vironmental institute which would be an administrative focal point for environmental concern. Rosenow said NEPCO is particularly interested in that recommendation because such an Institute would facilitate ef forts in 'acquiring federal grants for research and related projects. NEPCO Is also working to Inform people about en vironmental problems. Im mediate plans for the group are "We're just interested in speaking out against discrimination against women wherever it occurs," said Munson. Freshmen women at Wesleyan must be in their dormitories by 11 p.m. weeknights, 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights and midnight Sundays. Sophomore women have an extra hour's freedom during the week. Upperclass women and men students have no hours. "We are not arguing that a private university has no power to make reasonable rules and regulations governing the con duct of its students," Munson D DU LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 'fT. MA 'j kV W of nut?" to sponsor a field trip for junior high students and to introduce constructive education pro grams to 4-11 clubs. Rosenow explained, "Our first goal In the area of educa tion is just to make people aware of the problems hi Nebraska. People see pollution In the East and ignore it. We want people in our state to wake up to the potential hazards of pollution." "And In 4-II we want to stimulate environmental awareness and get youth ac tively Involved, " he said. Rosenow emphasized that NEPCO welcomes speaking Invitations and offers assistance to anyone Interested in doing something about the environment Members of NEPCO who can be contacted for assistance are: James G. Kendrick. pro fessor of agricultural economics; Ed Esgleslon, Mike Adams. Charles Itavlicek. Lynn Webster or John Rosenow, all affiliated with the University. ft said. "What we are arguing is that these rules and regulations governing hours are not reasonable and are in fact discriminatory." "I've never experienced anything like this before," said Ishikawa, who has been in Lincoln less than three months. "Hours serve no purpose for me." She argues that if men . students at Wesleyan have umlimited hours, women must be allowed the same privilege. "We hold that there is no legitimate rationale for the "" application of differing rules concerning hours for men and women," Munson said. "Eigh YR's protest University Young Republicans have expressed "feelings of great disap pointment and frustration" towards ASUN and its presi dent, Steve Tiwald. In a resolution passed Thursday, the Young Republicans stated "ASUN President Steve Tiwald has persisted in making public statements in his official capacity which we do not deem to accurately represent the CSL comes together The Council on Student Life will have its first public meeting of the semester Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Student appointments for CSL were annouticed on Oct. 7, but the Council has had trouble scheduling a convenient meeting time for all its members. The first half hour of each meeting will be kept free for any student or other University member who wishes to address the Council. John W. Robinson, CSL chairman, said this Tuesday's meeting will discuss agendas for future meetings. A proposed standing committee to work with the Student Activities Office and campus beautification will also be discussed according to Robinson. All the regularly scheduled CSL meetings this semester will be held on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. CSL has general policy-making power over student social and out-of-classroom activities, subject to approval by the Board of Regents. The 15 member Council has eight student members. Davis case meeting Friday The ASUN ad hoc committee to investigate the case of Michael Davis formally Invited all people involved In decisions surrounding the case to an "open discussion." In a letter dated Oct. 29 the committee requested the presence of University ad ministrators, faculty, Regents and Michael Davis at a public hearing Friday, 1-4 p.m., ac cording to Bill Arfmann, the committee's chairman. "The format of this hearing will bo structured in ac cordance with your sugges tions," the letter said. Letters have been sent to Chancellor D. B. Vomer; G. Robert Ross, dean of student teen year old women are every bit as mature and resonsible as 18 year old men." NU had a slightly more liberal hours policy for women until February of this year. Through action by the Council on Student Life, that policy was abolished. Ishikawa, who admits she stayed out later than rules permit, is not alone in assaulting the Wesleyan women's hours policy. The Student Senate at that private liberal arts school recently approved a resolution against "all policies regulating Turn to page 7 VOL. 94, NO. 28 ASUN opinions of the students of the University of Nebraska." The resolution claims "the political convictions and ac tions of the members of the ASUN Senate are not in ac cordance with those of the students as a whole." ASUN has 'followed a policy of perpetuating" these convic tions, according to the Young Republicans, and as a result "the University community has lost confidence in Mr. Tiwald and in ASUN." affairs; President Joseph Soshnik; all six Regents; Robert E. Dewey, chairman of the Dept. of Philosophy: the Faculty Senate Liaison Com mittee. Peter McGmth, dean of faculties; Melvin George, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Michael Davis, the Michigan State graduate student whose appointment to the NU faculty was refused by the Regents, were also in vited. The letter complies with an ASUN resolution passed at last week's meeting calling for "an open hearing with all people involved in the Davis decision."