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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 27, 1973)
monday, august 27, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 1
12th Street mall, Oldfather, Union change
Don't depend on habit to make your way around
the campus this fall or you may find that not only
has your route changed, but so has your destination.
Among the changes that took place over the
summer are the closing of 12th Street in fropt of
Avery Lab, the remodeling of the Oldfather lounge,
relocation of the programming office and study areas
in the Union and changes in tennis court policy.
Dell Busacker, construction engineer, said the
temporary drive, which was 12th Street between
Avery Lab and Oldfather Hall, was left open as long
as possible, but was permanently blocked to traffic
this summer as part of the University master plan.
He said that as soon as the Love Library
construction is completed, a turn-around area will be
built east of Avery Lab.
The Oldfather lounge remodeling project was
intended to ease congestion in the vending machine
area, according to Frank Kuhn, Union operations
"No one dreamed there would be so much traffic
in Oldfather," he said.
The remodeling included the removal of the
curved dividing panel and construction of a straight
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sides, all at a cost of $4,500, Kuhn said.
New carpet, tables and chairs cost $5,000, he said.
Al Bennett, Union director and Art Thompson,
Union programming director, called a change in stud
area and programming office space a change for th
They said it will increase use of the study area ani
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the office in one room instead of two.
The programming office moved from Union 121'.
and Union 237 to Union 115, which was formerly tru.
Rooms 128 and 237 have been converted to study
areas and furnished with tables and chairs from trV:
old area and some new furniture.
The space allocated for the ASUN record storj
also have been converted into a study area. Bennoit
said these areas would provide for nine addition,-.:
study tables and 36 additional chairs.
.The south half of the record store space has been
converted back to its use as a television lounge, whir.ii
it was before being used as the record store.
A new recreation department policy might cut
waiting time at the University tennis courts.
Between 6 and 9 p.m. playing time has been
limited to approximately one hour, if anyone i.
waiting to play.
Supervisors are stationed at th"
Harper-Schramm-Smith and Cather-Pound courts.
The 18 tennis courts were built a year ago witi
student fee money, according to Kermit McMurray,
assistant director of recreation. He said since student;
paid for the courts they should have first priority ii
He said the department has received few
compliments regarding the policy, but waiting tim;
has been reduced.
Regents, ASUN move in summer
While most students took a break
from the University this summer, the
Board of Regents and ASUN
continued to ponder University
The Board of Regents turned down
at their June meeting proposals which
would have allowed alcohol on campus
and a more liberal coed visitation
The present policy allows six hours
of visitation a day between noon and
The visitation proposal would have
allowed eight hours of visitation on
weekdays and 12 hours on weekends
anytime from noon to 1 a.m. It was
The alcohol proposal would have
allowed alcohol in living units on an
one-year basis, if 85 per cent of the
living unit voted for it.
The Regents defeated the original
motion 4-2. After the vote, Regent
Kermit Wagner of Schuyler moved to
allow beer in living units, but that
motion was defeated. The Regents also
defeated a proposal to allow alcohol in
the Union, Faculty Club, Sheldon Art
Gallery and the Nebraska Center.
The Regents' July meeting
produced 1974-75 budget guidelines
recommending that the Legislature
allow a 13 to 14 per cent budget
The Legislature authorized a
University budget of $9 1.5 million for
the current fiscal year, which was an
8.2 per cent increase.
The Regents also adopted a
five-point policy on religion and
approved a new govering organization
for the system-wide Graduate college
at the July meeting.
The Board adopted a uniform
policy on student fees for the
university. The term "student fee" was
changed to "University Program and
Facilities Fee" The Money will be
divided into two funds, one of which
will be designated to pay for debt
services, staff salaries, and
maintenance of facilities.
An allocations board of students,
faculty and staff will recommend
disbursements of the other fund, but
will need approval from the chancellor
and Board of Regents.
This summer the Board also
approved Medical Center guidelines for
a restricted abortion program which
limits to 15 the number of abortions
that may be performed each week at
the Medical Center in Omaha.
Regent Robert Koefoot of Grand
Island presented the proposal which
prohibits any full-time faculty member
from performing abortions outside the
University and stating such action
could be cause to terminate the
person's employment. The motion was
In ASUN developments this
summer the ASUN record store closed.
Jack Gutherie, student activities
business manager, said there was never
the possibility of making enough
profit when the store's mark-up was
only 15 per cent.
Gutherie said that most department
stores have a mark-up of about 40 per
cent and the so-called discount stores
have mark-ups of about 30 to 35 per
Gutherie also said the record store
was forced to buy records at a higher
price than what other city record
stores paid, because of its low volume.
The record store also tried to
undersell their competition, while
paying more for the records.
A student lawyer program,
approved by the ASUN Senate during
a summer meeting, will come before
the Board of Regents on Friday.
The lawyer program would include
"a bonafide attorney who will be held
on retainer by ASUN to maintain
regular office hours, and at his
discretion (this is ethically required)
give advice and council to students as
w(;ll ;jr, represent them in court except
that he may not litigate cases against
the University of Nebraska or its
The lawyer program, if approved by
the Regents, would have $9,370 in
appropriated ASUN funds to pay a
part-time lawyer, secretary and office
The money is part of a budget
approved by the ASUN Senate at the
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A practical joke, said Ron Wright, assistant director of business an I
finance, about the sign he discovered after a one day absence froi i
campus. Wright said the sign referred to his and former' busine ;
manager Carl Donaldson's desire to all have rolling mounds surroutvl
the library addition, instead of level areas which settle and form sm I
lakes. Wright said the mounts when landscaped will be five or six f t
high. The sign was removed after a few weeks.
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