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The Nebraska Free
University (NFU), slated to
open Monday has been
postponed until Wednesday
because of the snow, according
to Steve Fowler, NFU
Wednesday the Daily
Xebraskan will run a four-page
supplement listing all NFU
courses, meeting times and
places. Offerings run the
gambit from winemaking to
Nietzsche to fashions.
Courses slated to begin
Monday and Tuesday have
been pushed back to March 1
Student vets pass
The Student Veterans
Organisation has urged Gov. J.
J. Exon to reconsider his
budget proposal for the
In a resolution passed at a
recent meeting, the Vets
decided: "Any downgrading of
the University constitutes a
downgrading of the state and
nation. Any such degradation
is contrary to the principles for
which we served ."
set activities mart
An activities mart, a way for.
students of the University to
become acquainted with the
various campus organizations,
will be held Wednesday from
10 am. to 4 p.m. in the
CSL investigates police actions
The Council on Student
Life has decided to investigate
police and security activities on
the University campus.
Dean for Student
Development Russell H. Brown
said at the Friday CSL meeting
that he was "concerned" about
actions of police at the
Brown introduced a motion
calling for review of policies
governing campus security
forces and if necessary, the
establishment of new
THE MOTION also provides
for the inclusion of students
and faculty members on the
groups which review and
establish policy, and that the
policies must be made public.
The plan was tabled until next
In other actions CSL
member Kristi Chappelle.
noting a recent tendency for
individuals and groups to
"circumvent established and
presented a motion urging the
Administration and Regents to
"realfirm their commitment"
to the established channels of
CHAPPELL SAID several
persons and organizations have
recently presented concerns
directly to the Board of
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Improvement, Zero Population
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Tina ... I won't stand
Regents and high
administrative personnel. The
Regents and Administration
have, according to Chappelle,
"reaffirmed this tendency by a
reluctance to refer these
matters to the appropriate
Her motion, which will be
considered next week, states
that the failure to utilize
proper channels has threatened
the "purposes and
effectiveness" of groups like
TWO MOTIONS concerning
the University discipline code
were presented for
consideration next week.
The first, introduced by
Council member Jim Pederson.
profides for a committee
charged with writing a new
student discipline code. It
would include a faculty
member from the College of
Law. a representative from the
Administration, a CSL
member, and one student to be
appointed by ASL'N.
Ken Wald presented a
similiar proposal calling for a
committee to "design a process
or processes for dealing with
going back to the fields.
violation of the student
Ron Gierhan of Student
Affairs, chairman of the ASUN
Legal Rights Committee. Jim
Gordon, associate professor of
law, Harvey Perlman and CSL
members Chapelle and Roy
Arnold would be asked to serve
on the committee.
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by CAROL GOETSCHIUS
"1 was scared", said Tina Salazar. "I didn't even know this
town. I just wanted to get my education". . ... .
Next week 22-year-old Tina will graduate from the High
School Equivalency Program (HEP) operated by the Nebraska
Human Resources and Research Foundation.
FUNDED BY THE FEDERAL Office of Economic
Opportunity, HEP is designed for the children of migrant or
seasonal farm laborers who have dropped out of school,
according to Gale Muller, director.
The program's goal is to take a young person from the
migration stream or poor rural background, allow him to
participate in college life and gain his High School Equivalency
certificate, said Muller.
Most of HEP's 48 students are Mexican-American, although
there're some from other minority groups, said Muller. The
HEP student must be between the ages of 17 and 22.
ALTHOUGH RECRUITED from different states, most of
the students have similar background said Muller. For the
Mexican-Americans, childhood meant winters in Texas and
summers spent migrating to the midwest fo find work in the
fields, he said.
Tina said she always liked traveling. "1 was happy to get out
of school around May and eo somewhere else, she said.
When she was small her family would travel to Colorado,
Nebraska or New Mexico to find work. Since only those over
16 were allowed to work in the fields, the children were sent
to summer school in the nearest town.
MOST OF THE HEP STUDENTS dropped out of junior
high although some left school earlier, said Muller. Tina
dropped out of school in Zapata, fexas-in the tenth
grade-because she wanted to help out at home.
It s hatd to find work in the small rural towns, said Muller,
so the young people become farm laborers.
In the summer only the old people are left in town, said
Tina-Wanting to travel, she spent the next two summers with
the migrant workers.
In Idaho, she and her relatives lived in an old military camp.
Although the buildings had no running water, they were kept
very clean, she said.
Last summer Tina came to Nebraska with her uncle's family
to hoe beets in Gering, close to Scottsbluff. The buildings,
provided by the farmers, had no runnir ;j water and the roof
leaked, she said.
THE FIELD WORKERS are paid at most S20 for an acre,
which takes about a day, Tina said. ,
Through the efforts of a priest and a VISTA volunteer,
Salazar said she was accepted for the HEP program.
Tutoring lasts about 6-8 weeks, said Muller. Each student
must pass a General Education Development Examination
before graduation, he said.
"As long as the student is making a genuine effort both
inside and outside the classroom, we'll wc k with him until he
passes," said the director.-
CLASSES IN math, reading and science
are held in the basement of Love library. The program has five
teachers and NU student counselors matched on a one-to-one
basis with the HEP student, said Muller.
Most of the students live in the dorms although a few are
living in Greek houses this semester on an experimental basis,
In the almost three years of operation, HEP has graduated
130 students, said Muller. A third was placed in jobs by the
program, about 25 per cent went on to college, 15 per cent to
vocational schools and 5 per cent to the military, he said.
"We could play the numbers game," said Muller and
concentrate on turning out a lot of graduates. Instead, the
program concentrates on developing the potential of each
individual, he said.
Tina will enter Lincoln Technical School March 1 for
secretarial training. She said she intends to return to Texas to
find a job.
"I won't stand going back to the fields," she stated.
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 23. 1971
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