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lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 75
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ASaad. . .ponders the student press.
Greetings for a famous anthropologist . .faces, faces, faces.
. "I am very deeply discouraged, world renowned
anthropologist Margaret Mead told 1,400 people
overflowing the Union Ballroom Thursday. "Every
campus I've gone to this winter has been concerned
with cheap trivia.
'This world will not be habitable in 50 years, but
what are students worrying about? Pot and coed
visitation. You are proposing mass violations of little
things when we have wars to worry about."
Today's campuses are beginning to resemble those
of the 1920's, Mead said, in that students again seem
to be concerned mainly with themselves and not the
Hassles over marijuana and visitation "are not much
of an improvement on panty raids" or putting a cow
on the fourth floor of the administration building,
"Your phrasing is better-you talk of freedom and
self-determination now but it's still trivia.
"I'm not talking from Mount Sinai, but I think
you're attacking too small a piece of society. We have
got to start everywhere at once, with the
grandparents as well as with the children, with the
whole planet. Anything less won't work."
Students have read in magazines that the colleges
have lapsed into apathy, she said, and have believed
it. The truth is that students have made a difference
in the past and can continue to do so. All revolutions
and changes have been made by a very few people,
she emphasized. Individuals today have more power
than ever if they choose to use it, she added.
"You can swing this next election. It is probably,
the only election you will ever influence, because the
first time people vote they tend to use their brains
and really think," she said. "The first vote after
women got the suffrage was definitive-women
elected Woodrow Wilson because he promised to keep
us out of war."
Within 10 years after their first vote. Mead said,
people start voting without thinking. Unless there is a
change, she said, students will be no exception. And
unless students start thinking about more than their
immediate concerns, they won't even do that.
"Most of your elders are more concerned with the
morals of the young than if they're getting killed. In
the 1950's, all people wanted was a house in the
suburbs, four kids and a station wagon to put them
Today the danger is not realizing the size of the
world's problems and setting priorities high enough,
she said. "We're not looking at the things that matter.
And we don't have that much time." -
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Administration outlines violation procedures
UNL officials met Thursday and decided on the
procedure to be used in the case of mass violation of
present RHA visitation policy. In attendance at the
meeting were representatives from Campus Security
and the offices of Housing and Student Affairs.
Also present were UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge and UNL Dean of Faculties C. Peter
Following the meeting, Ely Mey arson. Interim
Executive Dean of Student Affairs, said the
procedures are an attempt to follow normal
procedures and to maintain as much as possible the
rights of students.
"If the number of violators grow too large to be
handled by Student Affairs staff, we will ask the
Chancellor to appoint hearing officers to hear appeals
and cases," he said.
Most hearings for second violations are handled
normally by the Student Tribunal. The tribunal is
composed of seven students and two faculty
Meyer son said the appointment of hearing officers
to help handle the second-time violators is not a
usurpation of the power of the court.
"This is just to provide extra personnel, a
development of resources," he said.
He said the Campus Security Police are on 12-hour
alert, but they will not be used to "confront"
"Campus Security will only be used in two
situations," ha said. 'They will be used when and if,
in the judgment of staff personnel, people or
University property is put in danger beyond the
'They will also be used if a non-residence hall
student is causing problems the staff cannot control
and if that person refuses to leave the dormitory."
He also said the campus police would continue in
their role as night-watchmen.
It could happen
to you . . .
When a student commits a first violation of the
current RHA visitation regulations he will be told by
a Housing Office staff member that he has committed
a violation. His name, address and social security
number will then be taken. This information will
be given to Ron Gierhan, Student Affairs staff
member in charge of discipline.
The student will receive a letter of warning,
notifying him that he has sommited a violation of
University rules. The letter will remind the student
that subsequent violations wi3 result in more severe
action and urge him to change his behavior.
A carbon copy of the letter mX be sent to the
student's parents and another wiU be placed fat his
discipline file. The student may appeal a warning
fatter to the Council on Student Ufa (CSL). CSL may
either hear or reject the appeal.
If the student commits a second violation, he will
he warned by a staff member ths: he is making a
violation. His name, address and social security
number will again be taken and forwarded to
The student will then be sent a letter notifying
him that he will be placed on conduct probation.
He may either appear before a hearing officer to
have his case heard, or be placed upon automatic
probation if be chooses not to appear. If the student is
placed on conduct probation, he will be sent a letter
Kit parents will receive a copy of this letter and
another will be placed in his discipline file.
If placed on probation, the student may appeal the
decision of the administrator or Ihe hearing officer to
CSL CSL can choose to hear or reject the appeal.
If the student commits a third violation, he will be
told by a staff member that he is in violation of the
present RHA visitation regulations. His name, address
and social security number will be taken. The
information will be given to Gierhan.
The student will be sent a notice of charges and
the data of his hearing.
A verdict of guilty on the third violation will
result in suspension.
The case will be heard by the Student Tribunal or
a sub-committee of that court. A recommendation
will then be made to the Interim Executive Dean of
Student Affairs who will make the final decision.
The student may appeal the decision of the dean
to the Faculty Senate Committee on Conduct,
Suspension and Dismissal.
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