The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 22, 1971, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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This year, like most of the past,
ASUN elections will probably go
unnoticed by 80 per cent of the
student body.
They will probably go unnoticed
unless some new interest can bet
generated this week. And that interest
cannot be generated by a student
newspaper, but it must come from the
candidates and their parties.
At universities across the country,
election results indicate that, despite
all the controversy on college
campuses, the majority of students are
not participating in student elections
this year.
Just last week, the University of
Iowa, a school of 30,000 students,
held an election in which only 3000
students voted. The same thing has
happened at other schools.
Apparently, little esteem is held for
student governments, even by
students themselves, (not to mention
Regents and administrators).
Likewise, most NU students think
ASUN is either a joke or a waste of
time. Maybe it's both, but the point is
it doesn't have to be either. ASUN can
become more than just a passive,
slow-to-move body. It can become an
active agent of educational reform if it
has a mandate from the students.
This week the candidates will begin
to campaign in the living units on the
campuses. Traditionally, the living
units are flooded with brochures,
pamphlets and posters. This might be
the year to arrest that tradition. What
is needed is some rational discourse.
All the posters and pamphlets
won't generate interest, especially in a
student election. There has to be more
to it than that. There has to be a
listening to the grievances of the
students, so that the candidates can
formulate their methods of solving
student problems.
If this is not done, and if students
are not given some say in the
platforms of the parties, then this year
will be no different from the past.
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dear editor . . dear editor
Dear Governor Exon:
The University of Nebraska
Student Veterans Organization
appreciates very much your
reply to our letter concerning
the 1971-72 University
We feel compelled,
however, to raise some
questions concerning
statements contained in your
reply. You stated that your
recommendation of $78,038
million for next year is up 8.5
percent over the amount
received this year. Isn't it true
that to accomplish this
increase in funds, the
University would have to
generate $7.2 million
additional income in one year
from sources other than state
tax support? Isn't it also true
that in actuality you have
recommended an amount from
the General Fund for the
University of Nebraska which
is 3.6 percent less than the
amount received for 1970-71?
It is clearly evident that the
University must either save a
very large sum of money or
generate a very large sum
internally if these
recommendations are
followed. There are two
methods which would most
probably be used to
accomplish these ends. To save
a large sum, limiting
enrollment would probably be
the method. To generate a
large sum, an increase in
tuition would probably be
forthcoming. We feel that
these two methods have far
reaching implications for the
entire student body, but they
have special significance
concerning the student
In the case of a tuition
increase, some preliminary
calculations indicate that it
would cost student veternas
alone between $35,000 and
$40,000 per semester. This
savings to the taxpayers would
be replaced by monies
generated by student veterans,
which would successfully
negate the cost of living
increase we received
approximately one year ago.
Should enrollment be
limited, whoud this not
severely cripple a returning
veteran's chances of getting
into the University? Although
their academic achievements
were often not spectacular,
many veterans attended
college prior to entering
military service. Upon
returning to college, these
same students have, in most
cases, been above average to
excellent students. If an
enrollment limitation plan is
put into effect, many highly
potential Nebraska veterans
may never develop their
capabilities to the fullest
Is the veteran asking too
much when he asks those in
whose name he has served for
the chance of a quality
education at a reasonable cost?
As for the entire student
body, can you foresee the
number of students who will,
of necessity, discontinue their
enrollment at the University?
In reference to an enrollment
limitation, how would your
children feel if they were told
the University budget was not
large enough for them to be
We feel that we must once
again respectfully ask for your
reconsideration of your
proposed University budget.
Thank you for your concern in
this matter.
Sincerely yours,
Dan L. Cuda
CONNIE WINKLER, managing editor
JOHN DVORAK, news editor
GENE HILLM AN, advertising manager
JAMES HORNER, chairman, publications committee
Staff writers: Gary Seacrest, Bill Smitherman, Jim
Pedersen, Steve Strasser, Dave Brink, Marsha Bangert. Carol
Goetschius, Charlie Harpster, Bart Becker, Mike Wilkins,
Dennis Snyder, Marsha Kahm, Roxanne Rogers, Vicki Pulos,
Ann Pedersen. Sports editor: Jim Johnston. Sports writers:
Warren Obr, Steve Kadel. Photographers: Mike Hayman, Gail
rolda. Entertainment editor: Larry Kubert. Literary editor:
Alan Boye. East campus editor: Marlene Timmerman.
Artists: Linda Lake, Greg Scott. Design editor: Jim Gray.
Copy editors: Tom Lansworth, Don Russell, Laura Willers.
Night editor: Leo Schleicher. Night news assistant: Rodney
Wort man.
Coordinator: Sandra Carter. Salesmen: Steve Yates, Jane
Kid well, Greg Scott, Barry Pilger, Tom Hafel, Cindy Eeld,
Ken Sevenker. Business assistants: Janice Stapleman,
Charlotte Ownes.
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Address: The Daily Nebraskan, 34 Nebraska Union,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.
MONDAY. MARCH 22, 1971