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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1973)
monday, february 12, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 70
World cram record set
by Tim Anderson
"We want the little people first,"
came from the crowded seventh floor
of Pound Hall Sunday night as 113
UNL students crammed into one dorm
Organized by seventh floor resident
Diane Weidner, it took just over one
hour to cram the room full of all sizes
The 113 breaks the unofficial
record of 112 which the organizers
believe is held at Hastings College.
"I'm waiting for some good looking
dolls to go in," was one young man's
final word as he was pushed into the
Another asked apprehensively if
everyone had brushed their teeth
before being sardined into the now
seemingly smaller room.
Weidner said she had gotten the
idea one night when about' 25 girls
crowded into her room for a birthday
party. "We just decided it would be
interesting to see how many kids we
could get if we really tried," she said.
Therefore, Sunday night, as part of
a Valentine's day party the 1 13 willing
(and some not so willing) students
stood, layed, and basically just
crammed into Weidner's room.
After about 45 minutes of
crunching people in, the crowd began
to dwindle and people were forced to
travel throughout the dorms recruiting
other "cramees," and the organizers
were forced to encourage those in the
room with cookies and hot chocolate.
"Just stay there we'll bring you
cookies and hot chocolate," one of the
organizers called encouragingly.
"We've got to try and enthuse
them," another organizer said under
his breath. "Tell them half of WRH is
on the way."
Someone told them and most of
them held tight until 9:30 when the
door opened and out walked 113
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New discipline code winds way to approval
by Sara Schwieder
Although it has been in the great bureaucratic
intestine of the University near four years, the Code
of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures still is being
digested by various groups for the last time before
A SUN endorsed it last week and is to be
considered by the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Should
the faculty approve the Code, it will go to UNL
Chancellor James Zumberge and University President
D.B. Varner before being submitted to the Board of
Besides ordinary delays, perhaps one reason the
document has been so long in coming is that it treats
some sensitive issues: drugs, rules on demonstration
and campus disorders and disciplinary procedures.
In what may be the University's first
comprehensive drug statement, the code states: "The
University of Nebraska recognizes that misuse of
drugs can be a hazard to a person's physical and
mental health, impedes learning and may result in
wasted lives . . . and hereby declares that possession,
distribution and manufacture of drugs on this campus
... is contrary to University policy."
Should one be arrested for possession of drugs off
campus, however, he may not be subject to
disciplinary action unless possession of drugs
"interferes with the implementation of the aims and
purposes of the University." The document does not
state what might constitute interference. 1
However, the code states clearly that students
needing emergency treatment for drug use may be
taken to the University Health Center . . . "where
individual problems shall be handled in strict
The code also forbids disciplinary action based on
evidence obtained if an individual is seeking personal
counseling at the center.
Another' part of the code, however, specified that
"acts of misconduct involving drugs may be referred
to civil authorities."
Should a student simultaneously violate both a
University regulation and civil law, the University
may take disciplinary action independent of that
taken by civil authorities, the document says.
But such action may only be initiated by the
University "in instances of student misconduct which
distinctly and adversely affects the University's
pursuit of its recognized educational purposes."
Another section of the code outlines University
rules on campus disorders. The document notes that
freedom of speech in an academic community is
essential, but emphasizes that "while exercising this
right the rights of others must not be jeopardized."
In short, peaceful demonstrations are "a legitimate
means of expressing one's opinion," but any
demonstration that "disturbs the orderly functioning
of the University and the right of all to be heard" will
not be tolerated.
"Interference with the orderly functioning of the
University" includes disruption of classes, University
business, University events or the duties of any
University officer, employe or student.
"Although the mere presence of demonstrators in
public areas within buildings does not necessarily
constitue interference," the code reads,
"demonstrators cannot . . . obstruct access to
University facilities" or be excessively noisy or
Should "disruptive behavior" occur, University
officials are directed to try to end it with reason and
persuasion. That failing, the University must notify
individuals that they are violating regulations. If the
activity continues, temporary sanctions may be
imposed and a hearing must be held within five
school days. If hearings are not held within five days,
charges must be dropped.
If institutional sanction and discussion does not
end a disruption, "extra-institutional methods
(including the invoking of police force) may be
used," the code states.
If a student is accused of violating any part of the
code, he receives a written or oral notice. If the
violation continues, he will receive a written notice
putting him on probationary status. Further
violations will result in suspension.
Black week opens
with speaker today
Through dance, drama, film, jazz, dinner and talk,
UNL will be able to share Black History Week
Monday through Saturday the UNL African
American Collegiate Society, the Office of Minority
Affairs and Union Black Activities Council will
co-sponsor events at 10:30 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and
A New York City social administrator will begin
the fourth annual Black History Week with a 10:30
a.m. address in the Nebraska Union Centennial
The black deputy administrator of the Human
Resources Administration, Farrel Jones, will talk
about "the Black American" and "Social Awareness
Jones received his doctorate in law from New
York University and was admitted to the New York
bar in 1958.
He also will direct a School of Social Work welfare
workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cultural Center,
north of Nebraska Hall.
The Tuesday workshop will be directed by Betty
Lomax, a New York radio commentator and
syndicated comunist. The workshop, formerly
scheduled under Ida Lewis, is to be held at Sheldon
Memorial Art Gallery.
If his legislative schedule allows, State Sen. Ernest
Chambers of Omaha will speak on Wednesday with
Clinton Jones, UNL assistant professor of ethnic
studies and politics.
Three plays will be presented Friday by an
outstate drama group, the American Academy of
Dramatic Arts, and UNL Blacks of African Descent.
Besides plays, night activities include a soul food
dinner and talent show, a dance and Herbie Hancock
in a jazz concert.
Monday-Farrel Jones address, 10:30 a.m.,
Nebraska Union; welfare workshop, 2 to 4 p.m.,
Cultural Center; dance, 8:30 p.m. to midnight,
Tuesday-Leroy Ramsey, director of the Office of
Minority Affairs, address on the "Meaning of Black
History in America," 10:30 a.m., Union; workshop
directed by Lomax, 2 to 4 p.m., Sheldton Gallery;
soul food dinner and talent show, 5:30 p.m., Union.
Wednesday-Address on the "Black Man in
Political Systems," by State Sen. Ernest Chambers of
Omaha or Prof. Clinton Jones of the UNL faculty or
both, 10:30 a.m., Union; two plays, "Black African"
and "Growing Inside of Blackness," by Blacks of
African Descent, 2 to 4 p.m. Union; Herbie Hancock
Concert, 8 p.m., Union.
Thursday-Talks by four black students on "Black
Youth In American System," 10:30 a.m., Union;
film, "Nothing But A Man," and student discussion
on creative arts led by Prof. Jones, 2 to 4 p.m.,
Cultural Center; play "Black Journey," by the
Council of Negro Women, 8:30 p.m., Union.
Friday Comments on an adult view of black
Lincoln, by Rev. Clifton Bullock and Leona Bullock,
10:30 a.m., Union; three films on the "History of the
Black Man in America," 2 to 4 p.m., Cultural Center;
three plays, "Great Black Leaders," "A Happy
Ending" and "A Day of Absence," by the African
Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Blacks of African
Descent, 7 p.m., Union; Soul train at Arena skating
rink, 300 No. 48th, 11 p.m.
Saturday Basketball game featuring Independents
vs. Harlem Kappas, 2 p.m., coliseum.
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