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lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 96
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Longer life for Ko-op card
A new enticement to join the Associated
Student Ko-op (ASK) is being offered UNL
students, according to Mark Hoeger, ASUN
first vice president and a member of the
ASK Board of Directors. Expiration date for
Ko-op cards purchased before Aug. 15 has
been moved from Aug. 15, 1973 to Aug. 15,
1974. In effect, this means that cards
already bought by students will be good for
an additional year .
Students also can save money if they buy
a Ko op card before Aug. 15. At that time,
the price of the card will increase from $5 to
$7.50. These changes were made by the
board at its meeting last week, Hoeger said.
The board is still looking for a new ASK
manager. Former manager John Burg
announced his resignation last week. Hoeger
said that anyone interested in the position
should go tothe ASUN office. He added that
Burg would stay on tor
awhile as assistant
Hoeger said that the goal is to sell 100 to
200 more caids this semester, In addition,
there are plans to sell cards to freshmen who
come to Lincoln for summer orientation, he
Board membeis will be going to stoies in
Lincoln in an attempt to get them to join
the Ko op, he said. If 1,000 membei ships aie
sold, it should be easy to convince the
stores, Hoeget said. Hi; said 1,000
memberships is the Ko op's "take-off
point", while 500 memberships is the
"break even point".
The 500 maik would cover a loan made
to the Ko-op by ASUN, Hoeger said.
Volunteers also will be going to living
units in an attempt to sell moie caids, he
said. So far, only about 140 have been sold.
Discrimination charges surface
against all-male Phi Delta Kappa
Sex discrimination charges have been
filed against Phi Delta Kappa, an all male
education honorary, by the Women's Equity
Action League (WEAL).
WEAL filed the complaint with the
Department of Health, Education and
Welfare (HEW) against 25 colleges and
universities, including UNL.
There are three women education
honor ar ics on campus which do not admit
men, accoiding to Ed Kelley, secretary of
the UNL Phi Delta Kappa chapter and
assistant professor of secondary education.
Kelley asked why WEAL didn't file
complaints against them.
According to a WEAL press release, Phi
Delta Kappa violates Title IX of the
Education Amendments Act of 1972, which
states that "No person in the United States
shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or
be subjected to discrimination under any
education program or activity receiving
federal financial assistance."
There is ,i 50 50 chance that the Phi Delta
Kappa national oigai lial iu i will adopt a
proposal which would allow local chapteis
to decide whether to admit women,
accoiding to Rex Reckewey, one of the 12
directors ol Phi Delta Kappa International
and a UNL associate piofessor ol secondary
t.'ducat ion .
The proposal will be on the agenda of the
semiannual Phi Delta Kappa International
meeting, Reckewey said.
Cuitently, if a Phi Delta Kappa chapter
admits women, it is suspended by the
national oiganialion. This has happened to
two chapter s.
Phi Delta Kappa has about 80,000 paying
members in 400 chapters. Kelley said UNL's
chapter was cited in the complaint because
of its size. The UNL chapter has about 900
Phi Delta Kappa is devoted to tesearch,
service and leaflet ship in the field of
education, Kelley said,
Men with 15 credit hours in education
past .1 bachclois degiee oi with thioe years
experience in the educational held aie
eligible lot mrmbei ship.
by Steve Arvanette
It appears the 25-cent check cashing fee which the
Nebraska Union Board has instituted effectiveJuly 1 is much
higher than the fees charged at other universities in the
Midwest. However, the possibility does exist that UNL has a
problem not experienced by the five other institutions
Following the announcement that the Union would begin
assessing a fee to cash checks, the Daily Nebraskan sought
information about the check cashing policies at univeisities in
Of these contacted, only two charged for check cashing.
Check cashing at the University of Missouri and the
University of Colorado is done at a university-owned
bookstore. Neither university charges for the service. CU limits
the size of checks to 325 and MU to S50.
Konsas State University has a S50 maximum on checks
cashed at the student union and also charges no fee.
Ten cents is charged at the Univeisity of Kansas student
union, which has a S25 limit.
Iowa State University provides two locations foi check
casing. Bolh charge five cents. Both doirmtones and the
student union limit checks to S30
What determined the 25 cent f iguie at UNL?
"It was the best guess possible," Mary Cannon, Nebraska
Union Board president, said. She said there was no sure way to
determine if the charge will raise the needed revenue to pay
Dennis Martin, Union Boaid vice president, agteed that 25
cents was chosen arbitrarily. It is "almost impossible" to arrive
at a figure which will make the check cashing opetation bieak
even, he said.
The reason for instituting the lee came as a tesult of the
Fust National Bank's decision to stait charging a foe for
cashing such a large volume of checks, Cannon said.
Figures show about 520,000 in checks being cashed daily
by the Union. If that amount is similai next fall, the bank
would charge S3, 000 to $5,000 annually to continue the
However, with the decision by the University Housing
Office to discontinue cashing checks in dormitories, Cannon
said, Union check cashing could double.
Mai tin was critical of the Univeisity's decision to
discontinue that set vice to tloimitory residents. He said he
thinks it is the "lesponsiblity of the administration as well as
of the Union" to piovide check cashing sei vices tot the
Univei sity community.
"It's getting haidei ant) haidoi to cash a check in Lincoln,"
Mat t in said.
Besides cover ing the bank costs foi cashing chocks, Cannon
saitl the 25 cent fee will help pay the $10,000 paid annually in
wages foi union employees who opoiate the set vice.
A portion of the revenue collected would be used to collect
insufficient fund checks written, she said.
Mai tin said the boaid is consideiing a $50,000 investment
ovei the next yen in the Union check cashing npei ahon.
Besides increasing the cash on hand account used hn check
cashing pui poses from $7,000 to $20,000 plus, he said the
boaid has decided to lelocale the check cashing booth to Ihe
Union's second I looi ,
Although the boaid is calling toi a "tenible, initial
expenditure," Mai tin said he hopes the 25 cent lee would
decrease in future yoais and possibly be eliminated.
Cannon and Union Dnector Al Bennett have been
ioiuested to attend this week's CSL meeting I" e plain
leasons foi instituting the check cashing fee,
Classes will be dismissed Tuesday horn 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. on City Campus, and horn 10 a ni. to noon
on East Campus foi UNL's 45th Annual llonois
The convocation will begin at 10:30 in Ihe Coliseum.
Awards foi scholai ship will be piesented to moie
than 2,000 UNL. students. Six faculty membeis will be
honoied as outstanding leachci ;,,
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