The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 19, 1971, Image 1

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FEBRUARY 19,1971
VOL 94 NO. 66
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State Capitol . . . "The salvation of the state is
watchfulness in the citizen ."
CSL reviews
discipline code
Testimony before the
Council on Student Life on the
University's student
disciplinary procedures was
sharply divided Thursday-but
most everyone agreed that
some changes are necessary.
Most of the hearing
centered around the structure
and function of the Student
Nancy Ryan said she had "no
faith" in the Student Tribunal
as it is presently organized. The
Centenial College Student
Assistant expressed her belief
that most students are
"incapable" of acting as judges
in disciplinary cases because
they don't have enough
experience with law.
Ryan also objected to the
inclusion of two faculty
members among the nine
members of the Tribunal. She
noted that no students sat on
faculty disciplinary bodies.
She said the Tribunal should
be more legally oriented and
perhaps broken into two
groups. One would determine
guilt and the other would be
designed to help and counsel
the offender.
the Council that his
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Summer orientation
may fall to budgetary axe
University budget cuts
recommended by Governor J.
J. Exon may force the
University to eliminate summer
orientation program..
A temporary hold has been
placed on- financial
arrangements for the program,
according to C. Peter Magrath,
dean of faculties. The hold
forbids the Office of Student
Affairs from making
arrangements now with faculty
members for the summer
Magrath said he didn't know
if the temporary hold would
affect the hiring of students for
the program. Student Affairs
will have to make that "tough
decision" within a couple of
weeks, he added.
The program is only one of
many which is being examined
for possible elimination
because of the Exon budget,
Magrath said.
President Joseph Soshnik is
discussing alternatives with
the Faculty Senate Academic
Planning Committee, internal
advisers and deans and
directors. He will make
recommendations to the
Magrath called the summer
orientation program
worthwhile, but noted that
dollars saved here may retain
another faculty member.
If the Exon budget is
adopted, he said, "there are a
lot of worthwhile things we're
going to have to stop doing."
on Capitol
About 100 people Thursday
afternoon marched from the
Nebraska Union to the State
Capitol where they proceeded
to write letters to state
senators protesting subjects
ranging from the Board of
Regents' dismissal of Stephen
L. Rozman to a recently passed
legislative bill which could ban
such gatheringsas rock festivals.
The protesters' letters were
presented to Sen. John
DeCamp of Neligh, who said he
would present the letters to the
DeCamp also said he would
give an explanation of the
letters to the senators during
Friday's Unicameral Session.
MIKE BARRET, one of the
leaders of the march, said the
demonstrators were protesting
"intolerance on all fronts."
Barret , who is not a
University student, said the
marchers were protesting such
subjects as "threats toward
academic freedom" at the
University, Gov. J. J. Exon's
budget recommendations for
the University and
the"anti-rock festival bill."
The protestors,
accompanied by city
policemen, marched in damp
weather from the Nebraska
Union up the 1 5th Street mall
occasionally chanting "rehire
Rozman" and sporting
clinched fists. Several of the
policemen took pictures of the
Once inside the Capitol,
paper was handed out and the
marchers sat down in the
Capitol's main hallway to write
their letters.
letters, many of the marchers
headed back to campus while
others took sightseeing tours of
the Capitol.
In addition to the march, a
group of students Thursday
began a petition drive on
campus seeking a court
injunction prohibiting the
1971 Nebraska State Fair.
Organizers of the petition
drive said they were protesting
a bill, recently passed by the
Unicameral, that could ban
such public gatherings that
"may adversely affect the
public health and welfare of
those in attendance."
afternoon the organizers of the
drive said they had collected
over 75 signatures.
The petition states:
"The Nebraska State
Fair is an undesirable, public
exhibition-a potential menace
to the citizens of Lincoln. It
attracts numerous animals to
the city who could carry
untold diseases. It attracts
many non-local people of
questionable character. It
presents lewd entertainment
which is cheap and immoral
and an insult to the taste and
character of Lincolnites."
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Policeman with camera . . . the state watches its
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Special committee
examines disorder
The special committee
studying revisions in the
Campus Disorders Statement
will hold open meetings
starting in March, according to
Joseph Julian, associate
professor of sociology and
committee co-chairman.
Since the Fall the
six-member committee,
composed of two faculty
members, two students and
two administrators, has been
making proposed revisions in
the current disorders
statement. The statement
details University procedure in
dealing with students involved
in disruptive action.
Mike Randall, a student and
the other Co-chairman of the
committee, said he feels the
statement should not apply
only to students.
include the whole University
community, including
students, faculty,
administrators and staff," he
Another need for the policy
is to outline due process in
cases where members of the
University community are
involved in disruption, Randall
said. He speculated that the
case of Stephen Rozman would
have been much easier to deal
with if there had been a policy
about faculty members in
disruptive situations.
Randall said he saw the role
of the committee as making
the current policy more clear.
If the changes proposed are
too radical, he said he feared
they would be rejected.
also been trying to define the
nature of disruptive action,
Julian said. "There is a
difference between the way
actual disruption and potential
disruption should be handled,"
Julian said. "It is necessary to
define just what constitutes
He also emphasized the
need to stress due process in
the statement. "Our emphasis
is on protecting the University
from protesters," he said, "but
we also want to make sure
protesters are protected.""
Julian said he feels the
committee may make a
statement countering some of
the proposals concerning
disruption of the Spelts
Commission, a citizens
commission which studied the
disruptions of last May.
report it was recommended
that brought in
almost at once in cases of
disruption. Julian said several
studies of campus disturbances
have indicated that the
presence of police actually
increases the chance of
He quoted the Politics of
Protest, a task force report to
the National Commission on
Causes and Prevention of
Violence, which states "Police
response to mass protest has
often resulted in an escalation
of conflict, hostility, and
After a statement is agreed
upon it will have to be ratified
by the faculty senate and the
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