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thursday, march 22, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 92
Campbell: no 'deal' dispite amendment offer
by Sara Schwieder
Although denying that "a deal" has been made
with the Legislature to end student fee support for
speakers on campus, University Lobbyist Anne
Campbell admitted that the University had submitted
an amendment to that effect.
"A couple of weeks ago we were asked to prepare
an amendment eliminating fees for speakers on
campus," Campbell told the ASUN Senate during a
report on student fees. "So I prepared it and
submitted it to the Education Committee. Some
legislators said that (some speakers) offended them."
She didn't specify who had requested the
Sen. Ralph Kelly of Grand Island said Tuesday
that University administrators had reached "an
understanding" which would end student fee support
of speakers, student government and campus
Campbell said that the $8-10,000 allocated for
speakers "has been questioned," and mentioned that
the Daily Nebraskan is moving toward independent
financing, but reiterated that "there is no deal."
She blamed "political realities" for the
amendment to end student fee support of speakers.
"Sometimes alternatives must be prepared," she said.
"That doesn't mean that we'll support the bill."
"The bill" is LB362, sponsored by Sen. James
Dickinson of Omaha, which would eliminate
all mandatory student activity fees at NU, state
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colleges, and community technical colleges.
The University officially is against LB362.
Campbell said LB362 is currently being held in
committee "to look at amendments." She said the
bill either could be killed in committee or brought to
the floor of the Legislature for consideration. She
said she didn't know what the University would do,
even in hypothetical examples.
She also said she didn't know when the bill or the
amendments would come before the committee.
When asked the chances of the bill being called for
discussion to the floor of the Legislature, Campbell
referred to "other emotional issues already called
from the floor." She seemed to indicate that the
chances for advancement were fairly good.
"This does not preclude your continued pressure
that student fees be continued as is," she said.
Asked if eliminating student fee support of
speakers was in the best interest of students,
Campbell noted that there "are other ways to bring
speakers in." She sugaested individual departments or
She said the elimination of fee support for
speakers would hurt smaller schools more than the
"As young people and students, you have good
judgment and hearing opposing points of view might
actually strengthen your own views," she told the
She said she doubted if the Board of Regents has
made a deal with the Legislature on the student fees
She concluded the report by saying, "I wish I
could be more candid."
In other action, former ASUN Piesident Bruce
Beecher presented the Senate a report by a consultant
firm hired by ASUN to study the UNL library
system. The report found that UNL libraries are
"underused" because of a poor image and
inefficiency. Beecher said he will meet next week
with administrators to organize a committee to carry
out the consultant's recommendations.
Beecher also presented numerous "distinguished
service awards" to outgoing senators and presented
the Outstanding Senator Award to former Sen. Bill
Freudenburg for his work on the Environmental Task
Beecher's last resolution before the senate would
increase salaries for the newly elected executives. The
resolution would raise the President's yearly salary
from $1,4 5 6.38 to $1,500; the First Vice President's
salary would go up from $780 to $1,300; and the
Second Vice President's would go from $937.80 to
$1,300. The resolution was tabled, and will probably
be acted up"n next week.
Outgoing ASUN Vice President Sam Brower urged
the new senators to delve into the student fee
question, and "to assert itself. This (ASUN student
senate) is more than a two-hour a-week thing," he
The newly-elected senators were then sworn in,
along with new executives Ann Henry, Mark Hoegei
and Sue Overing. One new senator suggested that
ASUN pay the $100 fee for a recount of the election.
ASUN President Ann Henry won by only 11 votes.
But Dr. Paul Byerly, ASUN advisor, said there had
already been a recount, and that he was "confident
that the official results are valid." No action was
Another resolution changing ASUN to ASUNL to
specify the Lincoln branch of student government
A resolution was passed postponing election of the
speaker pro-tempore and the executive board until
April 4. The resolution was introduced so senators
would "be able to know the people and their
First Vice Presdient Mark Hoeger told the Senate
that "there is a possibility that we can get credit for
ASUN through the political science department." He
said the course would be worth three credits and
would probably be giaded on a pass-fail basis.
Suggesting that ASUN was "excluding graduate
and professional students from participating in
student government" because of the 4 p.m. meeting
time, Sen. Paul Hansen offered a resolution to change
ASUN's meeting from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesdays. The resolution passed, but the Senate
agreed that the time change should be temporary
until the end of the year in order to test it.
Hansen said dentistry students were not allowed
any choice in their schedules and that most of them
attended classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., making them
unable to attend the meeting at its earlier time.
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The Legislature's Appropriations
Committee tentatively agreed Wednesday to
a provision in Gov. J. James Exon's budget
which would force the establishment of
resident tuition rates for the University at
$18 a credit hour.
The committee unanimously agreed with
fiscal analyst Winn Sanderson's
recommendations to add a dollar of state
funds for every additional dollar raised by
Exon's tuition increase over the Board of
Regents tuition plan.
Currently, resident NU students pay $18
a credit hour. However, belween 12 and 16
hours the student pays the 12 hour figure.
The regents had voted to drop the "free
one" for fall classes and lower the tuition
rate to $17 a credit hour.
Exon's budget is based on a revenue
formula which would force resident, tuition
rates to $18 a credit hour without the "free
one.'' That formula would raise
approximately $505,232 yearly on the UNL
campus more than the regent' plan.
The committee's action Wednesday
would add $505,232 in state funds to
Exon's $130,000 recommendations foi
improvement of existing instructional and
The committee directed this total of
$635,232 he spent in five areas:
-$100,000 to purchase biological and
natural science laboratory equipment.
-$25,000 to raise salaries in Ihe College
-$32,000 to raise salar ies in the College
- $25,000 to study the future scope and
needs of Teachers College.
-$452,732 to improve current programs
upon the elimination of seven doctorate
programs and three masters programs.
Sanderson told the committee there are
"too many Ph. D. programs on a mediocre
scale." He said that some programs have had
only three graduates in the past 10 years.
Responding to questions, Sanderson said
the University currently has 45 doctorate
and 63 masters programs. NU Piesident D.B.
Varner would not object to the
discontinuation of some programs, he said.
The decision of which programs to terminate
would be left to the University, Sander son
The ASUN Legislative L.i.ns"n Comrnillee is .itt'mpt ing to
resurrect the stud'-nt legent hill, I U323. Tin; bill was killed
ihuisday by the Const it ut ioiuI Revision Commit tee.
In a statement leleased Wednesday, the ASUN committee
said it will attempt to gain enough sen.iloi suppoi t to hi ing
the bill to the Legislative flooi. laenly five votes would he
Today's edition of tin.' Daily Nebraskan is Ihe final paper
before spring hre.ik. Ihe Daily Nebraskan will lesume
publicat ion Apr il 4 .
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