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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1973)
friday, September 7, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 7
Although the Board of Regents last week extended
dormitory visitation from six to 12 hours on Saturdays,
most dorms on the city campus will not be allowing any
visitation this weekend.
At a Thursday night meeting between Residence Hall
Association (RHA) executives and dormitory presidents,
most dorms agreed not to honor the regents extension in
hopes that both parents and the regents would get a
different view of the visitation situation, Ron Sindelar,
RHA treasurer, said after the meeting.
Abel-Sandoz and Cather-Pound definitely will not be
having any visitation, Sindelar said. Smith Hall visitation
policies for the weekend are being decided by individual
floors, he said, but he added he believed most of the dorm
would boycott. Harper and Schramm Halls were to meet
later Thursday night to decide what they would do.
Sindelar said he was uncertain what other dorms would
do about the visitation because some of them still have no
hall government and others, such as East Campus dorms
and Women's Residence Hall did not send representatives to
Boycotting dorms will have booths set up, he said,
explaining to parents and other would-be visitors that
visitation is being refused in order to show parents "what
students go through."
Another reason for the decision, Sindelar said, was to
show the regents that UNL students can act collectively.
Earlier this week, anHHA spokesperson called the recients'
decision a "half-victory" and said RHA was unhappy with
tne present hours increase.
By Nancy Stohs
UNL. Director of Libraries Dr, A.C. Breckenridge is asking
for a year of "extraordinary patience" with the library system
until the annex to Love Libiary is completed and his term
Breckenridge is a UNL political science professor who has'
filled the library oost since Aug. 1 pending hiring of a
permanent director next year,
"The addition won't cure all of our problems," he said.
"But nothing can be done with the physical facilities or
shifting around books until the building is completed."
One-half million books then will be moved and regrouped,
the merger of card catalogs will be further underway and
hopefully, much of the confusion among students and faculty
will bo eliminated, Breckenridge said.
He said that in addition Love Library will be remodeled.
"It was built like Grand Central Station," he said. "It's a
terrible waste of space."
Better use of space and regrouping of books was a major
recommendation in the ASUN libiary study report completed
after a three-day study last March.
ASUN hired a professional consulting team for the study
for $1 GOO.
Another report recommendation was to address the library
system more to the undergraduate student. It is now primarily
a research library.
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To help promote the Nebraska State Fair, the Schlitz 40 Horse Hitch led a
procession through downtown Lincoln Wednesday. The team was followed closely
by a dejected band of street cleaners removing the "remains" of the procession.
By Charles Wicser
An unresponsive Board of Regents has
resulted in UNL students being cynical
and pessimistic said Fred Grady, a UNL
political science student who has filed to
run for regent.
Grady, who will oppose J.G. Elliot, of
Scottsbluff, in the regents election next
spring, said UNL students have teen
"screwed around" by the regents.
"The current regents are mediocre and
seem to worry only about protecting
their political life. What we need are
people who'll take the job to bo
constructive rather than to serve
themselves," Grady said.
"The Board of Regenti needs an
independent and impartial member and I
feel that I could live up to these
standards," he said.
Grady said ho is in favor of extending
coed visitation in the residence halls to 12
hours every day. He also said that alcohol
should be allowed in campus living units,
"When I attended Hastings College,
our dormitory visitation hours were noon
to midnight every day and there weren't
any complications," he said.
Grady said ho also oonoses th
Residence Hall Assoc.'s open door policy
A student s dormitory room is
private domain and what goes on behind
that door is his business," he said.
Grady, who has been defeated in
previous attempts at political office, said
he is "going all out" this time. He was a
candidate for 3rd district delegate to the
1972 Republican Convention and for
Broken Bow's Board of Education.
He said he is concerned with
expanding UNL's off-campus
correspondence program. UNL's
correspondence program, Grady said,
only offers introductory courses, which
maKcs it impossible to earn an
"The regents wouldn't approve plans
to expand correspondence course
offerings because they felt it would give
the university a reputation of being a
fly-by-night diploma mill," he said.
Grady says he plans to quit school
second semester to travel and campaign in
"Most people in my district never
attended college and the university seems
foreign to thorn," he said.
Grady said fie went once to Broken
Bow to see what local residents thought
of Regent Elliot. "Of the 12 people I
talked to, 10 had no idea who their
regent was and the other two thought he
waRobcit Koeloot (Grand Island)."
Grady said the persons in his district
an; entitled to l:ttr;r representation than
they have1 been getting.
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