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ime to obey
In a large corporation or an institution
such as the University of Nebraska, there are
well defined orders of hierarchy. At the
lowest level are the individual campus
bureaucrats, the persons who are beginning to
chmb the corporate ladder. Atop them are
innumerable layers of employes, each higher
level containing fewer, more powerful
At the peak of this bureaucratic Mt.
Olympus is the board of directors, who in the
University structure is the Board of Regents.
When the top dogs make a ruling, it applies to
the lesser of the pack, even to the smallest
Such rulings at UNL, however, aren't
applied that way. One such ruling is the
residence hall visitation policy.
The visitation policy beinj enforced by the
Housing Office is contrary to the Student
Code of Conduct. The code was approved by
the regents in July. It states: "The present
Board of Regents policy does not allow for
coed visitation in residence hall rooms (italics
added) except as provided for during open
house and RHA hours..."
The Housing Office, however, seems to
think that it can supercede the regents by not
allowing any member of the opposite sex on
even a dormitory floor except during RHA
hours or open house.
Perhaps this line of reasoning is useless in a
university setting whore so many
policy-making employes zealously are
guarding their administrative turf, but it
would seem that the regents' dictate would be
the established policy.
If it is the established policy, then how can
persons of the opposite sex be kept out of
other than a person's room when visitation
hours are not in effect? Wouldn't it seem
logical that the regents' "policy would allow
visitors of the opposite rex to be in the
lounges, on the stairways or in the study
Several students have approached the UNL
Office of Student Affairs and the Housing
Office with this question. An answer,
however, has not been given and the reason
for this seems to be the RHA dormitory rights
lawsuit. The administration believes that the
regents should make the decision, but it
refuses to take the matter 10 the board while
the suit is pending.
Since the dormitory residents cannot get
the clarification needed from the
administration, and since the administration
refuses to take the matter to the regents, the
students have no choice: they must obey the
board's earlier decision. After a!!, failure to
obey a regents' decision can result in
Michael (O.J.) Nelson
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In the 20th century, hofoto tho ck-velopir-nir of
the In terqrjlactic Peat Confab and the use o!
whimsical teleportation, a curious cru ituic i.'xi.Ual in
what then was called North Arneiica.
Called feet, the two appendages . . hut tluit'j
place. But eventually the creature gained cntr ol of
its own destiny and, at the same time, (!'' ' poiliuu i
of the area once inhabited by othei foniis of i i ft-.
Much of the technical literature of tin: pe'iod vtis
destroyed in order to store the automobile in it', idle
moments, but certain teatuies of ils evoliifionai y
development can be tiaced.
In fact, tho automobile (popularly called "ih
car") only lived about three ysars in each incarnation,
which many considered part of a plot concocted by
the automobile's parents in Detroit. Cort'.ider,(U':
importance was attached to tt coincidence t!i;u it
took three years for the automoile to be p;j,iH tor
its alleged master.
The automobile generally befjan r, .' i-i''- .;
non-renewable resources, it on, coppei mil on
When it died it was laid to rest alony it'. !! p'V .i
system of bioad lifeless strips cuMed lii.)!'' ..,.'., m
to gather rdst and der jy for aboul b0 y; .t;.
But in the car';; evolutional y oyeif w- hod !i, '
to its ultimate extifv tion, for in men-, wry." M " i i
was as ill -suited to its environment ,.s v u-',. i,
which it is often compared with.
Beginning as little moie thin i w.;vnn 'Viin
engine, the automobile soon grew hghls al i'. I'
and tail. The liehts made il nos'.ible lor 1 1 tt.- cm
carry its alleged master-man-mm h loo'iei di'i.inei
than before. The longer distances were boring for the
car's jlleged master, so the car developed a radio.
Once it had a radio the car became insatiable.
Shortly after a wide-ranging conflict in the middle of
the century it began to grow much larger, for the
car's alleged master found he was happier if he could
stetch out his legs when driving.
None of the literature of the period tells exactly
when the c.it grew too big to be driven without help,
but -tjipjicnMy 'he development of power steering
power brakes-two mechanical aids to the
ai..t"irkbii.'.''s operation -was complete by the early
1'! i.v At the same time, it giew a complex system of
n.inois eo 'f:,n(.; the car's aliened master to see where
te ; .; .i'i; i-'i't weiif.
lit t cliM seemed to be ftee help was apparently
e ; e. .iNe I n the gtowth in the automobile's
p.y!.h:m.ft:i syem and its subsequent growth in
..loo '::. I he could subsist only on a highly
l peuoleum distillate, converting it to a group
Of 0..,1, (j )',! .,
Hit; car fi!t .jrew air conditioning, enabling its
i to -yi from place to place without breathing
th. c.ti'i emissions. But soon the smell pervaded even
-he cinsefj interior of the tar. Something had to be
!l Congress, which seems to have been a
, j'l C'Ul ) (
!oi r neiot r ef iiie Intergalactic Confab, grew upset at
iiMonut and type of poison being produced by
?; en's digestive tract. Some measures were
i.'ii, ! to Mnle the stench, but the measures had
: I e eeei:t oi actually increasing the car's appetite.
u tkj. ti'f car died of starvation, ferhaps it
' fiii i." i in its own pungent aroma. Perhaps it was
;:! :ii by its alleged master, who grew to resent the
r i-to.-ichnient on his property. Nevertheless, the
'iteti vis an iniensilied interest in two curious
"otiage', man found in tho interior of the car.
C.i'hri feet, th'j two aipendages . . but that's another
Moi y .
I am looking at the present Chronicle of Hiylivr tulautiuii
b the Chronicle I observed that resident tuition and lees Jt
UNI. are $484. It is interesting to observe that resident tuition
ai'fi fees are lower in quite a few states: Alaska, Anona,
Aikansas, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Geoigia, Hawaii, Idaho,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, the C
I ttiivcrsity of New Yoik, North Carolina, Notlh Dakota,
(Jklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Viniinia and
UNt.'s ft;e for dormitory room and hoard, $1,00 ;t yen,
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in eil 'I
th.'ii n my states'. While the total Netxaska
for tuition, fees and room and board is
hv r.-.tiunal ruedidti, UNL no longer is one of
w eo',! onive'i'.ities.
Ai. ii ... i . in i f oi i ui i t'.e, I ihink, for students and faculty
e iu iO'thei taises in tuition and fees or of room and
.1 UNL. Com iiiete.ises without commensurate
ipmeni of scholarship support for low-anc'
HKomi; siu.ii nis will prevetit many able people from
yetting I he- soil nf uluoiiinii they should.
Paul A. Olson J
thursday, novornl or 29, 1973
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