The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 16, 1972, Page PAGE 7, Image 7

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    Proposed ASUN Constitutional Amendments
(Continued from preceeding page)
E. Students have the right to en equitable role
formulation of housing policy which allows maximum individual
F. Students have the right to free discussion, expression, and
inquiry wnnm uie classroom,
G. Students have the right to an unprejudiced evaluation of
academic work.
H. Students have the right to determine who shall have
access TO men- acaaemic or non-acaaemic records.
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without censorship.
ight to invite speakers, to publish, and to broadcast
Students and student organizations have the
contract to use University-owned Tacllitiea, provided the facilities
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are used for the ouroose contracted, subii
nnniMemtiona as era necesxarv for use of the facilities.
K. Students nave the right to participate freely in off-campus
activities when not claiming to be officially representing the
University pi neprasKa.
L. Students have the right to due process in all academic and
Inllnarv nrnceedlnss.
M student have the risht to he free from University
diaclollne asserted as a result of an action which is in violation or
civil or criminal law providing the action does not concurrently
irinlata University reaulationa.
, N. Students employed by the University of Nebraska have
tne rtgnj to form siuaeni employee unions.
QT Student organizations have the right to enjoy recognition
by the ASUN provided that these organizations comply with the
procedural regulations for recognition as outlined by the ASUN.
Proposed Amendment to 1966 ASUN Constitution
The words "full-time" shall be deleted from all eligibility
requirements in the Constitution.
O Approve
NEBPIRG Proposition
I approve the formation of NebPIRG. a student-controlled
public interest group, which is financed by a student due of
SI. SO per student per semester. I understand any student who
does not wish to participate shall be entitled to a full refund
during the fourth week of each semester from an established
university office.
Student Fee Question
The following activities are supported in whole or in part by
student fees per student per semester:
CD Student Health ($21.00 from all students carrying 4 or
more hours.)
Nebraska Union ($4.00 from all students)
Daily Nebraskan ($1.25 from all students)
Intra murals and recreation ($2.00 from all students)
ASUN ($.80 from all students)
t'lease punch out the actiiities vou feci should continue to
'"reive .wulen t fee support.
Beer on Campus
The sale and use of beer on the UNL Campus should be made
legal for all those students 18 years of age or older.
Orriiphoto a series of lectures and
demonstrations for photo freaks. . .
details at Architecture Hall.
Young marriage
no time together
The following article is the first of a series
that will examine marriage and conditions
surrounding that institution. Special
attention will be given to the ways in which
the pressures of a marriage or marriage
situation affect young people.
by Carol Strasser
The preacher, with a blessing, touches
their hands. The bride and groom dash away
amid rice, lace and tears to their cottage
with a white picket fence and live happily
ever after-in the movies.
Marriage for young students may be as
loving as movieland's make-bfelieve, but
often it isn't as picturesque.
Sue and Patrick war married 14 months
ago, in December, and moved into a
$G0-a-month basement apartment. Exposed
pipes crossed the ceiling, and every once In a
while the landlady's washing machine would
overflow, leaving a two-inch flood in their
kitchen. There was no door to close them
off from the rest of the house. But the
hardest adjustment to make after they were
married, Pat said, was getting used to not
seeing each other.
Sue was a junior in Teachers College
majoring in art and Pat was a sophomore,
working days and going to classes at night.
He would leave at 7 a.m. for work and not
return until around 10 p.m. after classes.
"If our marriage ever were to break up, I
thought then would be the time," Pat said
Trying to work full time, put two students
through college and simply to live, all on
about $50 a month, was too much of a
"You tear yourself down, trying to get
married and support a wife while still in
school," he said. If they had it to do all over
again, Pat said they still wouldn't have put
off marriage until they both finished school,
as the older generation so often cautions
He just would have done in December
what he did the following September-drop
out of college and work full time until Sue
graduates in May.
Things are looking up for them now.
Their income has about doubled, and last
May they found another apartment.
Often in summer they would lie out on
the roof for hours while the sun baked the
tar hot underneath them. Their rooftop
view was hardly impressive a vacant lot, the
County-Citybuilding and masses of red brick.
Sometimes this winter Sue and Pat
. would sleep on the living room floor because
a draft from a broken window, never fixed
by the landlord, made their bedroom an
For Sue, 21, and Pat, 20, and for the
6,368 other married University students in
Lincoln, marriage has brought problems an
older couple perhaps wouldn't have to face.
It's been difficult to find housing, Pat
said, since they have little money and
didn't want to go through the Lincoln
Housing Authority.
Many times the newspaper ads will say
"older couple only" or the landlord will
demand a deposit to cover damages simply
because they're young, he added.
He also spoke of job discrimination
against the young with too much education
to be a clerk and too little for anything
Although their income is small, they can't
qualify for food stamps. Being a student
isn't considered a special hardship, Sue said.
According to the Lancaster County
welfare department, student couphs can't
have tuition payments deducted frcm their
net income (as are medical expenses for
example) unless tuition payments are made
month ly-which they usually aren't.
If tuition is paid by a loan, however, the
department will deduct tuition costs before
considering the loan as income. Final net
food stamp income can't exceed $222 if a
couple receives food stamps, according to
the department.
But it hasn't been all hard times for Sue
and Pat. Winter brought a chance to ski in
Colorado. And their entertainment-bike
riding, tennis and football is free.
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For students and faculty
21 and over.
East Union plans underway
by Steve Schmit
The Union Building Committee
recommended that "suitable appropriations
be made for ' construction of a new Ag
Campus Union at the earliest possible time."
That same year -- 1946 - the committee
suggested that "temporary" Union facilities
be established on the ground floor of the
East Campus Activities Building.
Because of the cooperation of the
Intramurals Department, which is in charge
of the Activities Building, East Union still
has a home 26 years later.
On the west edge of East Campus, the
East Union is not centrally located. Students
do not stroll through on their way to classes.
It's not a place where you lounge on the
floor or rap with your friends.
It is a last resort as a meeting place. "A '
lot of us would rather meet in the can than
in the Union," said one student.
There is no health service, no record
shop, no bookstore.
There are only two pool tables, a
ping-pong set, a TV room and a cafeteria. A
small conference-storage room is also
In March 1959 the. Union Board of
Managers "unanimously concurred" with the
Ag Campus student body's anxiety to see a
new East Union completed with the least
possible delay.
Yet 13 years later things are just
beginning to click. All the surveying,
studying and planning are beginning to
materialize into a Union designed
specifically for East Campus.
A planning committee's tentative
schedule calls for selection of an architect by
April 15 and completion of construction by
October 1973.
And this month the Nebraska Union
Planning Committee has summarized the
guidelines to be used in building a new East
The committee, chaired by senior
architecture student Ken Wiseman,
recommends that the Union be designed
according to its planned functions rather
than by alotting a certain number of square
feet to a specific area, such as lounge space.
Ron Burrus, East Union manager, agrees
with these improvements especially in the
area of food service. He said food service is
the Union's only real income and should be
expanded to at least twice the size of
existing facilities,
Second in importance only to the design
of the new facility is its site. Studies of
student pedestrian traffic have shown the
center of campus activity to be on a line
between the BurrFedde Residence Halls and
the C.Y. Thompson Library, slightly west of
the old Animal Science Building. This area is
now a parking lot.
According to Wiseman, use of this site
will give more students an opportunity to
use the Union as an informal meeting place.
Revenues from student fee collections for
the new building will be about $300,000 by
the start of the summer session this' year.
This amount is adequate to finance a capital
construction bond issue of up to $1.2
million, the amount proposed for
expenditure on the new East Union.
No rare trees, such as the Calif orrvia.
Redwood, ! are to be used in construction of
the new Union. In addition, all trers under
10 feet tall that are displaced by
construction are to be transplanted
elsewhere on East Campus.
The architect must gain approval of the
Union Board before removing eny tree over
10 feet tall.