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

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Although admitting that
much remains to be
accomplished, President Joseph
Soshnik said Tuesday that
"measurable progress" has
been achieved at the University
in line with the policy of the
Board of Regents on
"Our future efforts will be
directed towards accelerating
the progress which has been
made to this time," he said in
a statement released to the
Daily Nebraskan.
SOSHNIK remarks come
at a time when the University
has been under sharp attack for
an alleged lack of commitment
to help minority students and
recruit minority faculty.
Soshnik backs up his
remarks by listing these
developments on the Lincoln
-AH campus organizations
which are currently active have
filed statements of
membership practices.
-Minority staff members are
now employed in eight areas of
student services.
-A graduate student
position has been authorized
with specific responsibility for
program development in racial
-A faculty advisory group
has been established to provide
advice on academic matters to
the staff administering the
student affairs special program
for minority and low-income
--Soshnik sent a
memorandum to all deans and
departmental chairmen on Jan.
15, 1971, "reaffirming our
interest in recruiting minority
faculty and urging that special
efforts be undertaken toward
this end."
The Arts and Sciences
Council on Feb. 26, 1971, went
on record, through resolution,
favoring the setting up of
departmental committees for
the recruitment of minority
faculty and graduate students.
A minority person will
become chairman of the
Department of Home
Economics Education July 1,
A minority staff member
will serve as a part-time
lecturer in the Department of
Elementary Education for the
purpose of sensitizing
elementary teachers to the
aspirations and needs of
minority group students.
-The first summer session
of 1971 will include a special
seminar in the Teachers College
on "Education and Minority
Groups in Nebraska."
-The office of the Dean of
Arts and Sciences has been
working for the past two
months with the Director of
the Special Services Program in
developing curricular offerings
for minority group students.
Agreement has been reached
on a program for the American
Indian students who will be
coming to the Lincoln
campuses this fall. Similar
efforts will be undertaken
shortly to develop a program
for Mexican-American
A special committee was
appointed and its report will be
available toon relative to
setting up a system to deal
with reported problems of
"I BELIEVE it is correct to
say that there has been
substantial effort on the
Lincoln campuses directed
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VOL 94 NO. 120
Daily Nebraskan poll: -
Sex and the gin
Staff Writers
Are undergraduates on the Lincoln campuses experiencing
sexual freedom?
It appears that they are in both attitude and behavior,
according to a poll conducted by the the Daily Nebraskan.
THE MAIL POLL was sent to 261 undergraduate students
earlier this month. More than 85 per cent, or 222 of the
students selected randomly from the official University
registration list, returned the questionnaire.
According to the poll single students are doing more than
just studying.
Sixty-one per cent of the respondents who are single
reported they have engaged in sexual intercourse. Of those
students, 91 per cent said they did it this past school year. A -breakdown
shows that 49 per cent of the single women and 68
per cent of the single men have engaged in sexual intercourse.
A COMPARISON of non-married respondents showed that
students living in residence halls and co-ops are less active
sexually than students living in Greek houses or off-campus.
This could be partly explained by the fact that dormitory
residents are generally younger.
Only 28 per cent of the women living in residence halls or
co-ops reported having sexual intercourse compared with 72
per cent of the off-campus women and 40 per cent of the
sorority women.
Over on the male side it was a similar story. Fifty-six per
cent of the men living a residence halls or co-ops said they
have had sexual intercourse compared with 75 per cent of
off-campus men and 72 per cent of fraternity men.
OF THOSE single students who had experienced sexual
intercourse, almost all of those polled said they had done so
before their 20th birthday. However, there were differences
between the sexual behavior of men and women.
Twenty-six per cent of the men who claimed to have
engaged in sexual intercourse reported they first did it at 16 or
younger compared to only three per cent of the women
polled. The largest group of experienced single women (30 per
cent) had sexual intercourse for the first time at 18.
Over half of the experienced unmarried women (53 per
cent ) said they had sexual relations with only one person and only
three per cent reported intercourse with more than five
partners. Of the single men who had engaged in sexual
intercourse ten times as many or 29 per cent, claimed relations
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with five or more different people and only 22 per cent said
they experienced intercourse with only one woman.
In response to the question: "Do you think it is permissible
for a girl to have pre-martial sexual intercourse?" 1 7 per cent
of all those polled answered no, 73 per cent said yes, and 10
per cent were undecided. Eighty-one per cent of all the men
polled replied yes compared to 60 per cent of all the women.
SIMILAR RESULTS appeared when students were asked:
"Do you think it is permissible for a man to have pre-marial
sexual intercourse?"
According to the poll, the gap between sexes becomes
wider when love is introduced into the question of pre-martial
When asked : "Do you think it is permissible for a person to
have sexual intercourse with someone he or she does not
love?", the majority (54 per cent) of all men polled . said yes
compared to only 18 per cent of the women. Sixty-eight per
cent ot the females turned thumbs down on sex without love
while only 37 per cent of the males insisted on romance. Eight
per cent of the males and 14 per cent of the females were
undecided on the question.
OF THE SINGLE students, most respondents claimed they
would be "bothered" to some degree if the person they
planned to marry had engaged in sexual intercourse with
another person.
Single men were especially concerned. Thirty-one per cent
said it would "moderately" concern them if the potential
spouse had previous sexual intercourse with someone else, 26
per cent said "considerably" and five per cent stated it would
be enough to prevent marriage.
In contrast, 24 per cent of the single women said they
would be "moderately" concerned if a potential spouse had
engaged in sexual relations with another person, 22 per cent
answered "considerably and three p t cent said they would
Dump Nixon?
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Allard Lowenstein-anti-war critic, leader of the Dump
Johnson, former congressman from New York and chairman
of Americans for Democratic Action-will talk Wednesday at
3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room.
There will be a rap session with Lowenstein at 7 p.m.
Wednesday in the Union lounge.
The June 1 issue of Look magazine quotes Lowenstein as
saying 25 million new young voters can assure the repudiation
of the Nixon-Johnson coalition.