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LB 70 hearing Wednesday
The Legislature will hold a
committee hearing Wednesday
on a bill which would prohibit
use of mandatory student fees
to support the Daily Nebraskan.
LB 70, introduced by Sen.
Terry Carpenter of Scottsbluff,
would prohibit student fees
from being used in the
"editing, printing, or
distributing of a university
newspaper." Carpenter has
been an outspoken critic of the
The hearinc on LB 70 will
be before the Budget
Committee in the Supreme
Court Hearing Room of the
Capitol beginning at 2 p.m.
Editor Mick Moriarty, said
he will testify against the bill at
Wednesday's hearing. Moriarty
said if LB 70 passes "it would
kill" the newspaper.
Students for a
Nebraskan, a group of five
students headed by Bruce
Wimmer of Oxford, have asked
for support for LB 70.
Wimmer was a staff writer
for the Daily Nebraskan last
year. However, he was
dismissed from the newspaper
for "incompetency" last Fall,
according to Bill Smitherman,
former news editor.
Wimmer said, "Nude
pictures, foul language,
editorials that call for student
strikes and abortions are not
the type of material all
students want to see and read.
If some students want that
garbage, they can support a
newspaper that will publish it.
But I don't want students to be
forced to pay for such a
newpaper if they don't want
In a press release, Wimmer
Turn to page 2
Rozman prompts special meeting
by MARSHA BANGERT
The Faculty Senate's Liaison
Committee Tuesday has called a
special Faculty Senate meeting for
Monday to consider the Stephen
The Senate's regularly scheduled
meeting had scarcely started when
Wallace Peterson, acting chairman of
the Liaison Committee, set the
Monday meeting 3:30 p.m. in Kimball
After an earlier discussion, the
Liaison Committee "concluded that
the Board's action raises grave and
substantial issues of academic freedom
at this University," Peterson said.
He added, "on issues of this
magnitude, the Liaison Committee
feels that it should not, in any final
sense, attempt to articulate the views
of the entire faculty or to take action
in the name of the faculty."
Peterson stressed the delay was not
designed to allow the issue to dissolve.
Rather the delay will permit the
distribution of the Holtzclaw report
and the Regents' resolution firing
"This faculty has, in our judgment,
a professional obligation to act only
on the basis of facts. A careful and
complete study and comparison of the
two documents and the Spelts
Commission report is in our view
essential if a meaningful discussion is
to take place," Peterson said.
A statement by the Holtzclaw
committee will also be distributed
later this week.
Peterson added that because of the
delay, faculty members absent at
Tuesday's meeting could participate in
the deliberation of an issue which
"affects each and every one of us."
The acting chairman promised that
President Joseph Soshnik will attend
the special meeting and answer
questions regarding the Rozman case.
During the report of the Human
Rights Committee to the Senate,
chairman Paul Olson announced that
Rozman has approached his
committee on two counts. The
committee has held preliminary
discussions as to what may be done
but is seeking legal advice to determine
what action is appropriate.
"Never has the committee dealt
with an issue so delicate or so widely
examined by the University
community," Olson said.
See other story page 6.
It appears that another untenured
University of Nebraska assistant
professor may go the way of Stephen
Duke B. Hubbard, assistant
professor of educational
administration, was told Tuesday that
the tenured members of his
department have unanimously
recommended he not be rehired.
The recommendation of the
department now goes to the Dean of
Teachers college and President Joseph
Soshnik for their recommendations.
The Regents make the final decision.
In most instances the
recommendations by the dean and
President are only a formality.
Hubbard said he was informed of
the decision by Dale K. Hayes,
educational administration department
chairman, and M. Scott Norton,
assistant department chairman. The
two came to Hubbard's office and
Hayes informed him of the decision,
Hayes said late Tuesday he did not
want to comment on the reasons for
Hubbard's recommended dismissal. "I
don't want to air grievances about
Hubbard at this time," he said. Walter
K. Beggs, dean of Teacher's College,
said he has no comment on the
Beggs said he couldn't recall a case
like Hubbard's in the Teachers College,
and also couldn't recall a department
recommendation in his college being
reversed. Beggs has been dean -since
According to Hubbard there were
five reasons given for the department's
--His questioning of the
decision-making process in the
-His making "a hell of a lot of
noise" about the removal of a student
teacher from his duties at a Lincoln
junior high school last semester.
--Inclusion of the wo.rds
"consultant to the president" on
letters from Hubbard soliciting
financial support for John F. Kennedy
College in Wahoo. Hubbard said he
was told the "consultant" title might
be mistaken to mean he was a
consultant to President Soshnik rather
than to JFK President Ted Dillow. The
letter was written on University
Hubbard said that though the
"consultant" phrase appeared on early
drafts of the letter, it did not appear
on the letters that were actually sent
-His reading to one of his classes of
a Dec. 14 letter from Hayes informing
him that he might not be rehired.
-Hubbard's statement that he
would not attend department meetings
until they were "meaningful".
Hubbard said that though the charge
was true, he had continued to attend
meetings. He said he was having his
record investigated and expected that
he had "the best attendance of
Hubbard was not at the Tuesday
meeting where the vote was taken,
though he was invited to attend. He
said he was advised by his attorneys
not to attend the meeting since it was
not structured in what they considered
a fair way.
"Sir.ce I was notified that I might
not be rehired, I have always wanted a
hearing" Hubbard said, "but I have
wanted a fair hearing."
Speaking of the tenured members
of the department Hubbard said,
"They worked out this so-called
hearing on their own ground rules,
failed to contact my attorneys and
then fired me. It's the damndest thing
I ever saw," he added.
Calling the proceedings a "kangaroo
court..." Hubbard said he did not
understand how the group could vote
on his case without hearing his side of
The professor added that his
teaching ability had not been
In an interview late Tuesday
afternoon he said he hadn't had time
to collect his thought and decide on a
plan of action, but he plans to contact
his attorneys as soon as possible.
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