The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 15, 1973, Image 1

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thursday, march 5. 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 88
Henry appears winner in closest election ever
UNL students who voted in Wednesday's ASUN
election appeared to have split their vote among the
three campus political parties.
Ann Henry, Get Off Your Apathy (GOYA)
presidential candidate, appeared to have gained a
narrow victory over Bill Freudenbury, Unity and
Progress (UP) candidate.
Preliminary and unofficial returns indicate Henry
will be the next ASUN president, winning by only a
seven vote margin. At 3 a.m. Henry had 1,058 votes,
while Freudenburg had 1,051 votes. Shaman Jack
Mason, Surrealist Light People's Party (SLPP)
presidential candidate, placed third with 362 votes.
Mark Hoeger, GOYA first vice presidential
candidate, also appears to have won. He outdistanced
Richardson 1,120 to 945 votes. SLPP candidate Willy
Wonka (John McCarty) ran third with 324 votes.
Sue Overing, UP second vice presidential
candidate, appeared to have beaten GOYA candidate
Todd McDaniel 1,178 to 1,086 votes.
ASUN Election Commissioner Bill Grundman and
his team of election workers were plagued for more
than five hours Thursday morning with computer
foul-ups and incorrectly validated computer card
Grundman said Thursday that the results of the
senatorial races probably would not be available until
late today.
Although results were not final, Grundman said,
"They are close to being official and they might even
stand, as is." He said all seven proposed ASUN
constitutional amendments failed. More than 2,900
affirmative votes would have been needed to approve
the amendments.
"I guess I just didn't get the word out clearly
enough to all the poll workers," lamented ASUN
Election Commissioner Bill Grundman at 1 a.m.
The cards had to be punched according to a
certain code in order to be valid and to be acceptable
to the computer.
Earlier Thursday morning Grundman reported that
only about 12 per cent of the UNL student
population-an all-time low-turned out to vote in
Wednesday's ASUN election.
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Mark Hoeger . . . unnoficial returns indicate
he was elected first vice president.
Ann Henry appears to be the next ASUN
president, winning by the narrowest margin
In ASUN history.
Nebraskan endorsements attacked
by Sara Schwieder
The ASUN Senate Wednesday heard yet another
chapter in the continuing saga with the Daily
Nebraskan, and looked at an ASUN committee's
preliminary evaluation of the student fees task force
report. It also heard a progress report on the library
study and approved a resolution urging funding for a
new life sciences building.
Sen. Ron Frank told the senate that he "would
like to see a formal complaint" filed with the
Publications Committee or the Student Court against
the Daily Nebraskan for what he considered "bad
taste" in an editorial page endorsement of candidates
for the ASUN elections.
The endorsement, located in the upper left hand
corner of the editorial page in Wednesday's Daily
Nebraskan, was offensive to Frank because he said it
"colored the election," and "left no chance for
rebuttal before the election." Elections were held
Wednesday. He said an endorsement should not have
been published on election day.
Frank emphasized that the Daily Nebraskan
should be free to editorialize as they please and that
this "is no attempt at censorship," but he was
questioning the method only.
Daily Nebraskan editor Tom Lansworth said the
Daily Nebraskan editorial policy is independent of
the student body, student government and the
University administration. He also said there had been
adequate rebuttal time because Wednesday's
endorsement was only a reinteration of an
endorsement published Monday.
Several senators agreed with Frank that the Daily
Nebraskan endorsement was in bad taste.
ASUN President Bruce Beecher told the senate
that the $2,400 library studv commissioned by
ASUN had been completed, and that the results
should be in circulation next week.
An ASUN committee studying the University's
Task Force Report on Student Fees offered a
preliminary evaluation of the task force's findings.
Committee Chairman Ann Henry stressed that the
report was incomplete and that the entire question
should be brought up for the newly elected senate to
She also indicated that the committee had "found
a lot wrong" with the task force's report.
The preliminary report advocates "complete
revision of the zero-base budgeting concept proposed
by the task force." That would mean year-by-year
funding of organizations supported by student fee
The committee also recommended that a majority
of the voting members of a Facilities Allocation
Board proposed by the task force be students
appointed solely by ASUN. The task force had
recommended the students be appointed by the
Council on Student Life and ASUN.
The preliminary report also rejected the task
force's plan to promote the vice president of student
organizations to the presidency for the sake of
The senate also ananimously approved Henry's
resolution supporting LB 109 and urging that the
Legislature "give careful consideration to the
allocation of funds for a new life sciences building."
on sex
by Dennis Onnen
Allegations by NU Regent James Moylan in the March 8
issue of the Douglas County Gazette that sexually-related
incidents on campus have been "hushed up" by UNL officials
are unfounded, according to Ken Bader, vice chancellor for
student affairs and Gail Gade, chief of UNL Campus Security.
Gade said that since the beginning of the school year only
two sexually related incidents have been reported to Campus
Security. One incident involved a man who exposed himself
March 2 to two female students in a Piper Hall bathroom. The
other was an alleged attempted rape reported last week.
"We have no particular reason to hush up situations like
this. It does more harm than good," Gade said. He said that
full investigations are made of all reported incidents. Campus
Security reports then are sent to Bader and Miles
Tommeraasen, the director of Business and Finance.
Bader confirmed that there have only been two reported
incidents this school year. In response to Moylan's allegations,
he said that he does not call the press every time an incident is
reported, but if someone calls and asks him to verify an
incident, he will. He said he favors keeping "an open avenue of
"I think our record is damn good," Bader said referring to
the number of incidents in relation to the size of UNL. He said
he doesn't think any sexually-related incidents go unreported.
However, he said there is a possibility that individuals might
not report incidents that embarass them.
"The privacy of the individual also has to be considered,"
when reports of incidents are made," he said.
Students involved in sexually-re'ated incidents are referred
to Ron Gierhan, discipline officer for student affairs. Bader
said a decision then is made whether counseling or disciplinary
action should be taken.
Cases' like rape, which are considered "a very serious
interference with fellow students," are referred to the Student
Tribunal, Gierhan said. It is composed of seven students and
two faculty members, and he said he was "sure it would
consider suspension." This procedure is in addition to
whatever actions other courts might take, he said.
Moylan also was quoted in the article as saying that the
Lincoln police should be contacted for investigation of
criminal offenses on campus. Gade disagreed.
"We are capable of handling these things ourselves," he
said. The Lincoln police are "way too busy," he added.
However, they are always willing to assist Campus Security
whenever help is needed, he added.