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Wednesday, September 5, 1973
lihcoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 4
Extended visitation hours called 'half-victory'
By Rebecca Ross
Calling the extension of dormitory
visitation from six to 12 hours on
Saturdays a "half victory," Residence
Hall Association (RHA) Vice President
Gail Watson said Tuesday that the
group will meet this week to discuss
coed visitation at UNL.
"Originally," she said, "we asked
for visitation hours to be increased on
both Saturday and Sunday."
The Board of Regents Friday
approved the increase of hours for
Saturdays only.
Watson said RHA hasn't made an
official decision on what to do, but
she said it is unhappy with the present
hours increase.
She said RHA asked for the
extension on both days because of the
number of parents visiting dormitories
on weekends.
Last year, she said, the dormitories
had open house in addition to regular
visitation hours. Open house was
approved so long as an all-dorm
function was planned and a university
staff member was present.
"These functions usually consisted
of serving coffee in the lounge," she
said. "This year we decided we were
tired of trying to get around the rules
and asked the regents to change
The regents, she said, agreed to the
Saturday extension because of the
number of parents visiting dormitories
before and after home football games.
But, she said, they refused to
extend Sunday hours. Watson said
RHA hasn't received any definite
reasons for this and there was no
discussion of the proposal at the
Friday meeting.
One of RHA's tentative proposals,
she said, is not to have open house or
visitation hours on weekends and deny
parents the opportunity to visit their
son's or dauqhter's room.
"We are hoping to show them that
we are forced to obey these rules and
they are, too," Watson said.
RHA, she said, also is concerneo
about the open door policy. This
policy says that doors must be open
during visitation hours.
Watson said RHA is thinking of
enforcing this policy "to the letter" in
hopes that students will complain and
work to change it.
She said administration officials
have told RHA there now is "no
hope" of getting that policy changed.
She said RHA will have a closed
meeting for representatives Wednesday
night and an open meeting with
dormitory officers Thursday.
Regents endorse Legal Aid,
approve $9,370 for program
By Steve Arvanette
Applications for the position of attorney
in the newly created Legal Aid to Students
Office are being accepted in the ASUN
office. The Board of Regents unanimously
appioved creation of the new program at
their Friday meeting.
1 he purpose of the Legal Aid program as
outlined by ASUN is to "counsel and advise
students regarding any legal problems."' At
k-,r,t for the first year the lawyer will be
prevented from appearing in court for
student clients.
In other action Friday the regents
approved the use of $9,370 in ASUN
student fee money for the legal service
program. The attorney hired by ASUN
would receive a salary of $7,500, with the
remaining money spent on secretary and
office expenses.
Final approval of the attorney hired by
ASUN will have to come from the regents.
The regents also unanimously approved a
resolution from Regent Kermit Hansen to
extend the maximum time allowed for
visitation on Saturdays.
The previous limit had been six hours,
but board members agreed to extend it to a
maximum of 12 hours. Left untouched by
the vote was the existing stipulation that
visitation hours be confined between noon
and 12:30 a.m.
Final approval of the University's
1973 74 budgot and capital construction
requests had been expected at Friday's
meeting. A $20.2 million request in
construction funds was approved and sent to
the governor, but a final decision on the
operating budget request was postponed
until Sept. 13.
The board directed NU administrators to
return by that date a proposed budget not
exceeding by more than $13 million this
year's budget.
NU President D.B. Varner spoke in favor
of cutting the initial $15.5 million increase
request by at least $2.5 million.
Although Varner said he felt all increases
could be justified, he said he felt there was
"some kind of practical limit of what we can
Listed first on the University's
construction requests was $7 million for an
animal disease research center on the UNL
campus. '
Also requested were funds to remodel
Lyman and Bessey Halls and the Foods and
Nutrition Bldg. on the East Campus.
Women's Resource Center
marks 2nd anniversary
by Peter Anderson
A change in emphasis makes the second
anniversary of the Women's Resource Center
Thursday, according to center coordinator
Sue Aitcheson.
Alter working to raise teacher salaries and
fight sex discrimination, the stress has
shifted to the need for day care centers,
legislative action and public speaking,
Aitcheson said.
The Women's Resource Center originally
was set up as an educational and
communication complex for women. In
1971, there apparently was a need for
dialogue on women's changing role in
society. This was met with a library of books
and pamphlets and the opportunity for
informal talk groups.
Although new projects have not been
formulated, continuing projects include
maintenance of the information center, self
defense sessions and speakers, she said.
In spite of misconceptions about what
the Women's Resource Center is doing and
the types of people involved, the center has
grown, Aitcheson said.
The center docs not have a formal
membership, but Aitcheson said it has a
mailing list of about 200 names.
Technically, the Women's Resource
Center is an arm of University Women's
Action Group but it has separate facilities
and programs, according to Aitcheson.
ASUN budgeted $900 for the center
Aitcheson said. These funds are used to pay
for books and magazines, office supplies and
telephone bills. The center is completely
staffed by volunteers, she said.
As the Cornhuskers prepare for
Saturday's game with UCLA, Comhusker
fans are preparing the "World's Largest Pep
Rally". It ic scheduled Friday at 5 p.m. in
the stadium.
The rally is sponsored by the Corncobs
and Tassels, UNL's pep organizations, and
will be taped by ABC-TV and shown before
the game Saturday.
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Photo by Gall FoM.i
Rita Kumm is part of the "informal membership" of the
Women's Resource Center, which celebrates its second
anniversary this week.