The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 06, 1972, Image 1

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monday, november 6, 1 972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 37
on UNL
by Bart Becker
Only 55 per cent of the 243 randomly
selected students responding to the Daily
Nebraskan Super Poll indicated they have
been satisfied with the education they
have received at UNL.
Twenty-eight per cent indicated they
were not satisfied with their education
and 17 per cent were undecided.
The poll results also indicated the less
experience a student had with UNL, the
more satisfied that student was with the
education received.
Sixty-two per cent of the freshman
respondents indicated satisfaction with
their UNL education. Twenty per cent
answered negatively and 18 per cent were
The 54 sophomores who answered the
question indicated a similar satisfaction
with their education. Again, 62 per cent
said they were pleased with their
education. Ten students, or 19 per cent,
answered in the negative, with an equal
number undecided.
By the third year, however, some
dissatisfaction apparently begins to creep
into a student's life.
Only 56 per cent of the responding
juniors expressed satisfaction with the
education they've received here. Equal
percentages of 22 per cent showed
dissatisfaction or indecision about the
quality of their education.
Less than half of the responding
seniors, 48 per cent, answered they were
satisfied with their education.
Twenty-seven, or 40 per cent answered
they were not satisfied, with 12 per cent
still undecided.
When asked "how would you rate the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
academically?", 58 per cent gave a
favorable response. The possible answers
were excellent, good, fair, poor or
While only seven per cent rated UNL
excellent, 51 per cent (126 respondents)
gave UNL a good academic rating.
The University got a fair rating from
35 per cent or those surveyed. Four per
cent judged it poor and three per cent
were undecided.
As with the question of the quality of
education individually, the University's
academic rating fell as the : students' spent
more time in the system.
Eleven per cent of the freshmen gave it
an excellent rating. Sixty-eight per cent
rated UNL good academically, while 13
per cent gave it a fair rating. Only two per
cent thought it poor with six per cent
An even higher percentage of
sophomores (12 per cent) gave UNL an
excellent academic rating. Fifty-four per
cent thought it good and 31 per cent
rated it fair. Three per cent of the
sophomores were undecided.
Nine per cent of the responding
juniors gave UNL the top rating.
Fifty-four and 33 per cent rated it good
and fair, respectively. Two per cent gave
it a poor rating, and two per cent were
The seniors again appeared the most
disapproving of UNL academic quality.
Only three per cent of the seniors rated
UNL excellent academically. Thirty-six
per cent called it good and 42 per cent
labeled it fair.
But 16 per cent rated UNL poor
academically. Three per cent were
The performance of the Board of
Regents over the last year also took it on
the chin from the student respondents.
Respondents were asked to rate the
board's performance over the last year
excellent, good, fair, poor or undecided.
Only four students, less than one per
cent, judged the board's performance
excellent. And only 17 per cent thought
the Regents had done a good job.
The largest number of respondents, 35
per cent, gave a fair rating to the Regents,
while 26 per cent judged their
performance poor.
The largest percentage of freshman
were undecided. Forty-six per cent
indicated indecision. Only two per cent
gave the board an excellent rating, with
21 per cent and 23 per cent giving it good
and fair ratings, respectively. Eight per
cent of the freshmen gave the board a
poor rating.
Forty-two per cent of the sophomores
gave the Regents a fair rating.
Twenty-five per cent gave them poor
while only 12 per cent judged their
performance good. Twenty per cent were
undecided and only one student gave the
Regents an excellent rating.
Fifteen juniors (33 per cent) judged
the board's performance poor and 43 per
cent gave it a fair rating. Only 1 5 per cent
thought the Regents had done a good job
and none qave them an excellent rating.
The seniors were not quite as harsh.
however. One per cent felt the board had
done an excellent job. Eighteen per cent
favored it with a good rating and 32 per
cent each gave it a fair and a poor.
Eighteen per cent of the seniors were still
uncertain about the Regents'
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offer rides
to polls
The Student Volunteer
Bureau will provide rides for
those who need transportation
to the polling places Tuesday.
Students who need a ride
should call 472-2484. Polling
places will be open from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Those needing to
find out which voting precinct
they are in and where their
polling place is can contact the
County Election
Commissioner's Office,
Indians to receive full funding
by Sara Schwieder
Administrators said Friday that all 20 currently
enrolled Indian students at UNL will receive full
funding next semester.
"We are going to see that all the Indian students
on this campus are going to be funded next
semester," according to Harry Canon, Dean of
Student Development.
Canon said the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
funded 14 of the 20 currently enrolled Indian
students for the full year. A $17 million cut in the
BIA'f budget will not affect students who have
already received full-year funds, Canon said in an
interview Friday.
Canon said he didn't know what the financial
situation of 26 or 27 UNO Indian students was.
Two American Indian students have regular
low-income packages that continue through the end
of second semester, Canon said.
Only four of the 20 currently enrolled Indian
students do not have money for next semester, and
they will be funded from University resrouces, he
"University resources includes money Trom
PACE (a low-income scholarship fund financed
voluntarily by students), tuition waivers, work-study
programs and loans in addition to federal money
available from the Health, Education and Welfare
Department (HEW)-that is, if HEW is voted a budget
at all for 1973. President Nixon vetoed the HEW
budget last week.
Canon and Ken Bader, vice chancellor of Student
Affairs, both said the $10 application fee for
admittance to the University will be waived for all
low-income students. In addition, American Indian
students no longer need the "parental confidential
statement" form to apply for financial assistance.
Instead, they will fill out a simpler BIA form.
"Low income" is determined by a slip signed by
the applicant's high school counselor. Canon said the
Office of Student Development is trying to streamline
the paperwork process for Indian students.
Friday's interview followed a meeting of the
administration and the Special Services staff who had
been reported in Thursday's Daily Nebraskaan to be
in disagreement about financing for UNL's Indian
Indian student adviser John Arbuckle said in
Thnrcrla' ctnrw that he thounht manv Indian
students were not going to get funds for next
semester and would have to drop out, while Financial
Aids people said they had money for almost all
Indian students.
"We had an internal breakdown in Student
Affairs," Canon said. "We determined where some
things got confused. When you're new to the campus,
the procedures are not always clear."
Arbuckle also mentioned last week that some new
Indian students had applied to the University but
cannot attend because there is no funding for them.
"We don't have additional funds to admit more
low-income students next semester," Canon affirmed.
But he also added that there is a good chance that
next fall some of them may be funded by the
He also stressed the University's efforts to recruit
Indian and other minority students.
"We've got to beam our efforts toward Nebraska's
citizens for help in financing low-income students,"
Bader commented.
Canon said the University has tried to help the
Legislature understand that there are a large number
of students limited by financial problems, but tnat
state funds are "still inadequate.