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lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 65
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Twenty-four concerned students. . .contemplate ASUN.
Tuesday's open hearing by the
ASUN Reorganization Committee was
an attempt to get student ideas and
opinions on improving ASUN's
effectiveness. Eighteen students and
six committee members showed up.
Several of those attending said the
group was "spreading itself too thin"
by involving itself in too many
"You get caught up in little token
gestures," said Bob O'Neal. "You're
involved in things ASUN doesn't have
any power or business being involved."
O'Neal cited birth control
handbooks as an example of an ASUN
expenditure, which could have , been
handled by another group.
Committee member Patti Kaminski
conceded that special interest groups
are frequently more effective in
getting things done, but said ASUN is
needed as a "loose clearing house" for
projects, and as a general
Another student, Clyde
Ahlschwede, said he thought ASUN
should "get totally out of conferences,
and spend student fees on student
Changing election procedures is a
major priority, said student Doug
Voegler. As it is now, he said, a
Senator representing the Graduate
College may be elected with 50 votes
while a student in Arts and Science
may need 300. Senators don't really
represent colleges anyway, he said, so
they shouldn't bo elected by colleges.
Voegler suggested reducing the
number of Senators to 20, elected at
large. Another student wanted it
increased to 50. Sen. Roy Baldwin
thought 10 or 15 would be a more
ASUN President Steve Fowler said:
"I think students are making two
incompatible demands. They want the
Senate to have a lot of achievement
and then say we should narrow our
focus," he said.
Kaminski said students suggested
there be some kind of
reapportionment of Senators from
each college of UNL. "Many students
said there was a lack of
communication between the Senate
and its student constituency," she
Other interesting ideas put forth,
Kaminski said, concerned polling and
publishing student body opinion on
controversial issues and the possibility
of receiving academic credit for
student government work.
She said the Senate could
implement some of the ideas but
others would require a constitutional
According to Sen. Mike Berns, the
Reorganization Committee is dealing
with student input. 'Their ideas will
be an inevitable part of whatever we
come up with in the way of
amendments," he said.
Although Kaminski was
disappointed about the small turnout,
Berns called it a good brainstorming
session. The question of how to totally
change the Senate was not brought up,
he. said. Students were making
suggestions about making ASUN
better. "I felt we had a very valuable
exchange of obe ovations," Berns
Editor's note: the following is the first
of two articles dealing with the
oppotrunities available to American
students in Europe.
by Sara Schweider
With the advent of the $200
round-trip fare to Europe, the number of
travelers leaving the United States has
jumped from 500,000 in 1950 to 5
million in 1971.
Students are in the vanguard of the
exodus, and their growing interest in
foreign cultures is mirrored in a
proliferating number of foreign studies
programs in college course offerings.
University of Nebraska students have
opportunities to study abroad for a year,
a semester or over the Christmas interim.
Summer charter flights are offered by
For those who want to learn French
thoroughly, the Bordeaux program is
available. Headquartered in Bordeaux,
France, the program lasts the school year
and costs about $3,200. It is primarily for
Two years of college French is
recommended with a B average or above.
Students may enroll in special "foreign
student" classes or in regular classes in
any subject area. They can live in
dormitories or with a family. Jane Dein,
vice-chairman of the French Department,
heads the program.
Reports on the Bordeaux program are
generally good. However, if you don't
like all the rain in Bordeaux or prefer to
learn your French in Paris, there are
many good study programs through other
fully accredited universities.
Students interested in other study
programs should see Zoya Zeman at the
Center for International Information in
Piper Hall or go to the Institute for Latin
American and International Studies and
browse through its pamphlets and folders.
Independent study projects for
undergraduates through the language
departments will have rough going
through miles of red tape. However, it
can be done: Plan exactly what you want
to study, how, when, where and find a
sympathetic staff member to sponsor
Although it is yet to be done,
theoretically one could combine four
independent study courses through
several departments and leave the campus
for a semester.
For German language students, there is
a program being set up this year modeled
on the BorrSaux program and to be
located in Regensburg, Germany. The
approximate cost is $3,100 per school
year. Interested students should contact
Prof. Mark Corey in the German
Department for information.
Two UNL students studied this year in
Frieburg, Germany, and two spent the
year in Tubingen, Germany. Although
they did not go through an official
University of Nebraska program like the
Bordeaux program, they will get full
Using "dummy registration" forms,
the four signed up for 15 untitled hours
and paid no tuition to UNL, according to
Ed Homze, group mentor and UNL
history professor. They paid tuition to
the German university.
When the students return from
Frieburg and Tubingen, they will list the
courses they took in Germany and match
them with equivalent courses offered at
"German universities don't publish
course listings until about a month before
school starts, so American students don't
know what they'll be taking before they
go," Homze said. "When they get back,
they'll sit down with a sponsoring staff
member in each department where they
want equivalent credit and match it with
a UNL course.
If the German course doesn't match a
course at UNL, it is placed under
"We're trying to make this procedure a
regular one," Homze said. "We hope
eventually it will be standardized, and
will work like transfer credits."
Interested students may contact
Homze or John Robinson, associate
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
For those interested in learning the
. Spanish language, NU has an exchange
program with El Colegio de Mexico in
Mexico City. Course offerings include
international affairs, history, literature
and linguistics. Full credit is offered for
courses completed at this institution.
Eight scholarships for Latin American
scholars are available.
Both Mexico programs are
administered by the Institute for Latin
American and International Studies is
organizing exchange programs with the
University of Oriente, Venezuela, the
Instituto Hispanico of the University of
Sao Paulo and the University of Rio de
Janeiro, Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo,
head of UNL's Institure for Latin
American and International studies said.
The Institute also can help students
with independent study programs to
Latin America and has a complete list of
foreign study opportunities and
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