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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 19, 1973)
Faculty benefits from book discounts
By Rebecca Ross
Unlike the old saying, all university employes, faculty
members and students aren't created equal. At least not when
it comes to discounts at area bookstores.
According to the UNL employes handbook, faculty and
staff members are entitled to a 10 per cent discount on all
purchases at the University Bookstore in the Nebraska Union
and Nebraska Hall.
Besides the University Bookstore, most bookstores in
Lincoln give faculty members a 10 per cent discount,
according to John Wehr, Nebraska Book Store manager.
John Stafford, manager of the University Bookstore, which
is operated by the UNL Office of Business and Finance, said
the discounts began years "ago when professors, reviewing
books for classes, had to buy their own copies.
Stafford said this went on for some years, but now, he saia,
the major publishing companies will provide professors with
complimentary copies of textbooks.
"Now all a professor has to do," Stafford said, "is to write
to a publisher, tell him he will be teaching 500 or 2,000
students and request a copy of a book."
Stafford said the discount is now considered a fringe
benefit for faculty and staff members.
He said the discount doesn't cause the price of books to be
higher for students, because publishers set book prices.
The amount of income the discount takes away from the
store, he said is negligible and he said if discounts weie
discontinued this wouldn't cause the price of books for
students to drop.
Last year, the Nebraska Union Board, investigating
bookstore .operations, studied the possibility of eliminating
Ken Bader, vice chancellor for student affairs, says he
thinks the discounts should be discontinued.
"It is a question of equality between the students, faculty
and staff," Bader said. "I don't think this special privilege
should be granted to one group and not another."
Wehr said the Nebraska .Book Store has "seriously
considered dropping the discounts."
But for his store, he said, it is a question of competition.
"We can't eliminate the discounts unless other stores do,"
He said faculty members are his store's best customers
because unlike students, who buy mainly text books,
professors buy more fiction and non-fiction books from the
general book department.
"We couldn't maintain our present inventory without the
faculty buying these books," Wehr said.
Wehr also said eliminating the discounts wouldn't affect
But, Wehr said, "if we got rid of faculty discounts, we
could use the time and money saved to improve such things as
our special order services."
up for greeks
UNL Greeks experienced an
increase in membership this
year, according to Sharon
Gerwick, graduate assistant in
the office of the Coordinator
of Fraternities, Sororities and
Gerwick said 491 women
participated in rush this year.
Another 60 who applied either
dropped our of rush or didn't
qualify because of low grades.
Out of the 491 women
Gerwick said 434 of the 491
rush and 376
Pharmacy 523 is a new course at UNL. Its instructor, Gail
Dunning, counseling psychologist at the UNL counseling
center, said the course is designed to provide education for
prospective pharmacists in an area which he said "has
previously been lacking" communication skills.
About 25 students are enrolled in the two credit hour
course that meets Monday and Friday mornings at Selleck
According to Dunning, the class is based on lectures and
discussions of aspects of communicating with doctors, patients
and others with whom pharmacists may come in contact.
The class is composed mostly of freshman, but
uppet classmen also are enrolled in it, Dunning said.
He said the course, which can be taken only on a passfail
basis, will cover such areas as human interaction, study skills
and group dynamics in addition to strictly communication
I nterf raternity Council
secretary, said fraternities also
increased membership. This
year 530 men pledged
compared with 524 in 1972.
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Wednesday, September 19, 1973
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