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CS candidates criticize ASUN visitation stand
Student presidential candidate Bill Schwartzkopf
and his two vice presidential candidates are critical of
the way the ASUN Senate handled the visitation issue.
The criticisms by the three executives of the
14-candidate Concerned Students party (CS) center
on a resolution passed by the ASUN Senate
counseling dormitory students to make their own
They believe the senate would have had cause to
take that step if all avenues for changing visitation
rules through the system had been attempted.
The three, all engineering students, contend that
all means of getting the policies changed by working
through channels had not been explored.
The party's first vice presidential candidate is
Lynn Hendrix, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsiton
fraternity. John Brice is running for second vice
president. Schwartzkopf is president of Delta Tau
Delta fraternity and is currently serving his second
term as an ASUN senator.
The 20-year-old junior said the ASUN Senate has
been walking around problems until it eventually
stumbles into a solution. According to Schwartzkopf,
"other than last fall's excellent Time Out Conference,
all the Senate has succeeded in doing this school year
is to spend $38,000."
The engineering student would like' to evaluate
ASUN student service programs to see if they are
being effectively managed.
A record store near campus sells records for one
cent more than the student record shop and makes a
profit, while the student store does not, the senator
said. Some research ought to be done to see how a
profit can be made, he added.
Brice said he plans to lobby for a new student
union on East Campus. Hendrix favors using some of
ASUN's funds to get students interested in student
According to Hendrix, some students think ASUN
is a sort of student co-op. "I would like to get
interested students into the senate," he said, "but
first you have to get them interested in the senate."
Schwartzkopf said the present ASUN constitution
has proved to be an unworkable document with many
contradictions and inconsistencies. His main
objection to the present constitution is the
requirement that two-thirds of the 35-member
Senate, 24 members, must vote for a bill in order for
it to pass.
"Innumerable bills have failed with 23 votes for
and none against," he added. The best way to defeat
a bill now is by abstaining, he said.
Schwartzkopf said that although the new
constitution has some excellent features, the
representation will not be as good. The proposed
15-member executive board would have about half its
membership made up of students from the College of
Arts and Sciences, he said.
'The way I have it figured, the Home Economics
College will rate about five-sevenths of a senator,"
The representation is better now and there is a
broader view of student opinion, he said.
Schwartzkopf and Hendrix agreed that the bad
features of the constitution are balanced by the good
The three also agreed that the Nebraska Public
Interest Research Group ( N EBP I RG) formed by
students is a good idea. However, they object to it
being funded by an addition to the tuition statement.
"If NEBPIRG gets on the tuition statement,
everybody that has anything to do with students will
want on it," Schwartzkopf said.
The trio said they would rather fund NEBPIRG
through ASUN. The amount of fees being a lotted to
ASUN could be increased to fund the group,
A "Rolls Royce" of a telescope, five new undergraduate
courses and three new graduate courses are available to UNL
students through the efforts of an assistant professor of
The professor, Kam-Ching, Leung, was recently named
director ' of the new Behlen Observatory on the NU
Agricultural Field Laboratory at Mead,
The Observatory, which will house .a 30nnch reflecting
telescope was suggested two years ago when Leung presented a
colloquium at the University.- As a result he joined the staff
and developed the new courses which have recently been
approved by the College of Arts and Sciences.
The telescope took seven months, to construct and . is the
biggest in the area. Leung inspected and performed tests on ,
the telescope in California before it arrived.at the Observatory
site. -- '
"Larger telescopes can be found in California, Arizona,
Texas, Wisconsin and Canada, but we'll be the leader with this
one in our region," he said. . -
Optics in the telescope are made from a temperature
resistant material so that changes in temperature will not make
it necessary to refocus the instrument.
Leung said monetary support for the observatory came
from funds from the University's Lincoln and Omaha
campuses. Private sources, including a significant contribution
from Walter Behlen of Columbus, Ohio, for whom the
observatory was named, also supplied funds.
The estimated cost is $300,000. In order to keep the cost
of the observatory building low, a building at the Mead station
was remodeled to fit the needs of the large telescope.
Facilities include a two bedroom living quarters, areas for
the public and study and research offices. Leung said formal
opening of the observatory will be scheduled in April of 1973
when a national meeting of a group of astronomers will be
held at the observatory.-1 ,-,
Leung said students will be able to use the telescope after it
is completely assembled. Because of the new astronomy ,
courses, Leung said students willfbe fable to earn an astronomy
minors He stressed" thaf couVses inastrdndmy are' also offered
for science and non-science majors.
'This is important," Leung said, "because a non-science
major will be able to enjoy an astronomy course without
getting into unnecessary details. A science major who likes to
have an understanding and knowledge behind the science, will
be able to get it in the astronomy courses offered him."
He also said elementary astronomy students will use two
telescopes, 10 and 121a inches in size which will be
permanently mounted on the roof of Ferguson Hall on the
Talks and Topics sets
Union Talk and Topics is sponsoring a symposium
on Meditation Tuesday, March 21 , at 7:30 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union Ballroom.
Included on the panel will be Bill Witherspoon, an
instructor of Transcendental Meditation. He received
his training and qualifications from Maharishi Mahesh
Yogi, the principle exponent of the technique, in
December 1970 and has been teaching in Lincoln
Transcendental Mu'ation is mental technique
that allows the individual to unfold his full potential
and prepares a person for more dynamic end effective
action, according to Witherspoon.
Speaking on Christian Meditation will be Rev.
Martin Wotter, now on the staff of the Good Council
Retreat House. Father Martin Woher, from St.
Paschal School in Ok Brook, III Has worked three
years at director of the training program for young
. Hindu Meditation wilt be represented by Oadaji.
He Is the principle exponent of the philosophy and
practice offered by the Anada Marga Yoga Society.
He spends ail his time speaking and giving instructions .
The aim of the Anada Marga Yoga Society is to
bring happiness to humanity through simple physical,
mental and spiritual exercises. This allows etch
individual to gradually unfold his capacity in the
tarvice of "humanity."
A single student sat among four rows of empty red
chairs Wednesday and watched 25 ASUN senators
and three executives conduct their last business
meeting of the semester.
A resolution introduced by Sen. Mike Berns was
unanimously approved urging the administration to
make the recently vacated lot at the corner of R St.
and 16th a campus park. Berns said architectural
students could draw up plans for the park, "one for
flowers and trees, not cars."
A bil allocating $500 from ASUN funds to help
support the student ombudsman's office was
approved. ASUN Preskfent Steve Fowler said the new
UNL ombudsman, James Suter, indicated to him that
he would like to get funding from as many diverse
sources as possible.
The idea was that it would be easier for the
ombudsman to remain neutral if he received money
from more than one constituency, Fowler said.
Student Court appointees were unanimously
approved by the Senate.
Sen. Bid Schwartzkopf introduced a bill to give an
additional $250 to the E-week fund to go along with
the $100 already slated for it. Sen. Patti Kaminski
attached a friendly amendment to the E-week bill.
; - Her amendment said the senate deplored the sexist
attitude of E-week organizers who intend to select a
Miss E-week to "serve them" during that week,
according to Kaminski. amendment failed.
Sehwsrtzfccpf said $1JCS9 w tpenton ths?ertd
fet RevoSatJon Confarestc and cbmst one par cent of
the students attended. E-wesSt has drawn crowds of
19,3 peepJa In the psst, be added.
An additional bill was introduced but never got
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beyond the chuckling. It was a bill intended to leave
the body laughing, but mainly left them arguing.
The resolution introduced by Senators Steve
Gustafson, Bill Grundman and Phil Lamb stated-"Be
it Resolved: That ASUN be chucked, the resulting
vacuous oblivion to be replaced by a small committee
charged with making such student appointments as
are deemed critical to the life process of the
University (whatever those may be).
"Composition of such committee to consist of
Regent Robert Prokop, Terry Cannon (Young
Americans for Freedom activist), Dennis Berkheim
(World in Revolution Conference Chairman), Bob
Devaney (UNL head football coach) and Anne
Batchelder (publisher of the Douglas County
"We are confident that these specially selected
members will provide adequate representation of all
political interests, in addition to ensuring adequate
representation of the current high state of
anti-intellectualism prevalent on this campus and in
the state at large."
Kipnis winds up concert week
Igor Kipnis, world-renowned harpsichordist will
conclude a four-day stay on the UNL campus with e
free concert Friday et 8:00 p.m. in the Nebraska
In addition to performing pieces for harpsichord,
Kipnis explains the mechanics of the instrument to.
his audience. He says he enjoys a more informal
atmosphere than that of the concert hall.
Kipnis' schedule for Thursday includes a 10 a.m.
session in the English department lounge in Andrews
Had as well as workshops at 3 p.m. at the East
Campus Ltorery and at 8 p.m. in the Pound Hall TV
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