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lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 1 9
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By GrcjWsss '
It'i budget time again and the University of
Nebraska again wants more money for 1974-75 than
tM fiscal analysts t the Statehouse are willing to
Wednesday, lawmakers were formally presented
with NU budget requests totaling more than $105
million. This amount, however, was at odds with the
$100 million recommended by the legislative fiscal
Regardless of what version is finally adopted, next
year's budget will mark the first time Nil's predicted
operating costs will go beyond the $109 million
A pay increase for staff 8t the three University
campuses was one of 'the issues facing th
Legislature's Appropriations Committee Wednesday..
NO President D. B. Varner recommended a 10
pay increase for University employes to offset the
affects of four years of inflation. The analysts'
By Mark Hoffman
The Council On Student Life (CSL) unanimously voted
Thursday night to endorse the intent of a differentiated
housing proposal, but amended its endorsement to allow an ad
hoc committee to examine recommendations brought to CSL
by Housing Office administrators.
The report, the work of the Differentiated Housing Task
Force, an ad hoc subcommittee of the CSL Housing Policy
Committee, provides recommendations for alternate residence
hall life styles.
ThesQ alternate life styles include different residence halls
having different amounts of visitation, designating soma floors
as quiet floors and some floors as academic floors for people
with the same majors or interests.
The report's recommendations also included allowing
alcohol in all UNL dormitories except for Fedde, Cather and
Pound Halls, and abolishing the open door rule and individual
sponsorshin policies for visitation.
The report designated which residence halls would have
what amount of visitation, which would have alcohol and
where academic floors would be i oca ted.
This would create a "nightmare of implementation,"
according to Jack Armstrong, CSL member and UNL Housing
He said because certain policies for different residence halls
would be determined beforehand, it might mean a mass
migration of students moving to different residence halts to
find the hail with the policies they wanted.
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tZi for ail alternative life styias to b available to residents
halls, but ft might mean that a resident would have to mov
from his current hall to a different complex.
This would give the Housing Office more flexibility fn
implementing the program, Armstrong said.
He suggested a possible solution to placing students in halls
with the policies they want. Housing contracts would include
these areas: rMence hall, visitation policy, alcohol, academic
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Residents would then rank their top three choices in order
of priority. The Housing Office would try to match students
with their highest priority, Armstrong said.
The Council voted to appoint an ad hoc committee with
representatives from the Housing Office, CSL, the ASUN
Senate, the Residence Hall Assoc. (RHA), the Differentiated
Housing Task Force and the Housing Policy Committee to
consider Armstrong's recommendations.
Labs employ students as subjects
in safety tests for medicinal drugs
Tht next tlnfw you take an aspirin or any other
kind of medicinal erug, consider for a moment that
someone had to be the first to try it.
When any new drug is developed, federal Food and
Drug AcfTi5ntsirMOTi trDA rwc liwmsini iimi ii uo
tested and declared saf before being marketed.
Harris Laboratories inc., of Lincoln, specializes in
Part of Vice President Ron Harris' job at the labs is
overseeing studies that involve drugs given for the
first tim? to subjects, as Harris calls them, who are
paid to participate.
This is called "Phosa I testing," Harris said.
If dm 3 successfully passes four to f ivi years
of Intensive wpsrfmintistiofi, ho said, it Is ready for
that "t try first xpatyr to tmn."
At the Ph I stage, doctors and registered nurses
tiosoly supervisa the test to assure the subject's
Them never has been any unsuspected reactions to
tha dugs, and no subjects ever has been hospitalized
tecausa of thasa studies, ha said.
A second kind of study dona ft the labs, called
biotv2f!abftity, compares antibiotics, pain killers,
diurstics and other drug mada by pharmaceutic,-;!
Most drugs hm patented brand names, Harris
aid. When tha patents expire, any company can
manufacture the druj If it meets FDA standards.
A norma! dosa of the drug being tested is injected
into the subject's bloodstream. Samples then are
taken every ons to two hours.
The blood samples determine how fast tfca drig is
absorbed Into the body, Harris said. The most
desirable drug is the one that is absorbed fastest, hi
Harris said most t&sts study bioavailability, end
relatively few Phase I tests are conducted. He said
every test is safe.
"We give every subject a physical examination and
explain any possible risks or side effects the drug
might have," Harris said. Most test subjects, he said,
are UNL students.
Two UNL students now participating in studies at
Harris Laboratories are junior Tim Evcnten and
freshman Scott Miller. Both live at Schramm Hall.
Evensen, a vetemn of Harris ttudws, has
particl pa ted In six tests. Ha estimated ha km foem
Some tests last from Thursday night to Monday
morning and range over three weekends, ha ssid.
Others take only one or two days.
During one 4-dsy test, Evenson was confined to
the research laboratory fet 5609 S. 49.
A typical day at tha bb starts with breakfast at 7
s.m. Subjects must cat all the food served to them,
Trse drug h administered after breakfast. Blood
sum pi as usually are taken every two hours. Evensen
said about 17 blood samples am needed over a
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recommendation was a S increase.
"I do not believe it would be considered
unreasonable on the part of the most conservative
spender in the state, for us (the University) to ask
that the purchasing power of four years be restored
to our employes," Varner said.
Ha pointed out that many tradespeople receive
better pay than doctors of animal science, physics or
Stale Sen. Ramey Whitney of Chapell asked
Varner if he thought NU should increase staff pay to
levels competitive with wages paid by other
"Now we have to settle for restoring purchasing
power," Varner replied. "We have to put aside
competitiveness this year."
Also appearing to ask for a 10 wage increase was
Wallace Peterson, president of the UNL Faculty
Senate and Economics Dept. chairman.
He said that in terms ot real dollar value, NU
professors have lost 11 of their purchasing power
during the last four years.
While the faculty members are highly dedicated
persons, Peterson said, "morale is difficult to sustain
when their real income is slowly being eroded."
Varner also requested that $500,000 be added to
fiscal analyst's recommendations to improve
agricultural facilities at UNL. If mode, that addition
would result in an expenditure of more than $1
million next year for agricultural improvement.
UNL Chancellor James Zumbergs, noting that
agriculture is the foundation of the state, said 'There
Is no better investment this committee could make
than to restore tha original $1 million request
approved by the Beard of Regents."
Varner next requested an appropriation not
originally included in the NU budget plan. .
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Harris Laboratory experiment subjects
Tim Evenscn eftd Scott Miller.
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