Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 18, 1974)
Flexibility could be the key to finding
postgraduate employment this spring
because of a reduction in the number of
job recruitors coming to UN L
According to Frank HaMgren, UNL
Placement Office director, 350 to 400
employers will recruit actively at UNL
this year, compared with 500 to 600
three or four years ago.
Hallgren said general statements about
this spring's job market are impossible
because employment will depend mainly
on a student's field and his flexibility.
He said the largest number of job
offers this year have been in engineering.
The high demand for engineers is due
to a national decline in engineering
college enrollments three or four years
ago when engineers were not so much in
demand, he said.
Hallgren also stressed the importance
of being flexible when looking for a job
"The student has to be aware of
what's going on around him and of how
shifts in demand will affect him," he said.
"You have to evaluate what you have in
Hallgren said students should register
with the Placement Office about a year
before graduation to be available' for all
jobs that might inteT rt them.
The Placement Offio he'ps students
find postgraduation employment,
administers graduate and professional
school admission tests and handles some
career oriented summer internships.
It arranges on campus interviews with
! - r a I . . . . J I - a I l 1 I
employers ior suiuf ms anu usis avasiaoie
positions for w'ch employers are not
Hallgren said recruiters come from
large national corporations as well as
"small firms seeking highly specialized
disciplines." There is something to
interest just about everyone, he said.
The reduction in recruiters reflects the
changing needs of government, business
and industry as well as economic factors,
"The economy is always changing but
businesses are constantly changing too,"
he said. "The categories in demand are
a Sways shifting from one area to
monday, march 18, 1974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 35
Regents raise dorm rates $75,
order plan for hall reforms
By Michael (O.J.) Nelson
UNL residence hall students will be paying
more for their room and board next year, and
might be getting more for their money.
The Board of Regents approved & residence
hall rate increase of $75 a year Saturday. It also
gave the go-ahead to UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge to develop a proposal that could lead
to rule changes in the residence halls.
The increase raises double occupancy room
rates to $1,095 a year. A single room will cost
On a 4-0 vote, the regents approved a
proposal that would allow Zumberge to develop
a series of residence hall reforms that might
An end to the open door policy currently
enforced during coed visitation.
. A change - in sponsorship regulations for
The development of residence hall floors
for persons of the same major.
The establishment of coed dormitory
Zumberge said he will present the proposal
to the board at its April 20 meeting.
All the possible changes were included in the
Council on Student Life's differentiated
The regents, however, refused to allow
inclusion of two of the proposal's other
recommendations: more hours of visitation and
possession of alcohol in residence halls.
"You ar8 only stalling the issue," ASUN
President Ann Henry told the regents after they
authorized the changes. She said the board it
using the pending Residence Hell Assoc.
(R HA) ASUN lawsuit as an excuse not to
discuss student requests on liquor and
The suit, which was filed last semester,
challenges the regents' authority to establish
visitation and alcohol regulations.
The alcohol and visitation issues deadlocked
the regents and student members of the
Regent's Student Advisory Board earlier
At that meeting, NU President D. B. Varner
urged the students to withdraw the RHA-ASUN
lawsuit so the regents could feel free to discuss
alcohol and visitation. The regents' legal
counsel has advised the board not to discuss the
issues while the suit is pending.
Henry said the suit would be withdrawn if
the regents agreed to approve alcohol and
visitation regulation changes.
"Don't think you can blackmail us by saying
you won't withdraw the suit unless we pass
that," said Regent James Moylan of Omaha.
"We won't be blackmailed (into withdrawing
the tuit) either," said Henry.
ASUN President-elect Ron CISngenpeel told
the regents the newly elected ASUN executives
plan to continue the suit.
UNO student representatives announced that
the school's student government is backing the
UNL student demands. It was the first public
statement of support from the Omaha campus.
In other student-related matters, Regent Ed
Schwartzkopf announced that an investigation
into differences between the three campuses'
grading systems is continuing.
He told the regents at their formal meeting
that research done so far has shown there are
reasons for the different grading systems used
on the campuses. The investigation has resulted
from UNL students' complaints about the use
of the plus grading system at UNL. No pluses
are allowed at UNO.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
students urged the regents to buy property near
the campus for additional student parking.
The regents replied that the students should
lobby in the Legislature for funds to buy the
ACU'J President Ann ttenry, top,
Chsncslfor James Zumberge bottom.
In the 1960s, when college enrollments and budgets
were growing fast, most faculty members could count on
being tenured after a few years of service. Bat that won't be
the case mbch longer at the University.
The Board of Regents approved Saturday new tenure
guidelines for the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
which might become the model for the NU system.
UNL Chancellor Ronald Roskens told the regents that
the new UNO guidelines on faculty promotion,
reappointment and tenure are designed to reward
excellence rather than be "a guarantee of lifetime
Tenure, considered by many to be a guarantee of
academic freedom, usually means a professor gets a
continuous appointment after several years of service.
At UNO, tenure will be granted after a faculty member
has demonstrated acceptable conduct and satisfactory
teaching or research. It also will be granted only if the
University can afford to keep the person on the payroll.
Promotion wiil not be viewed as a right at UNO,
Roskens said, but as a reward for outstanding work.
Regent Robert Prokop criticized the NU tenure system.
At an informal session earlier Saturday, he said he fears the
University has granted tenure to too many faculty
While he said he is not opposed to granting tenure to any
specific individuals, hp said he is worrried that "we wiil be
stuck with an aging, tenured faculty and no room for the
young, spitting fire Ph.D."
' ' ........ & . j
Powered by Open ONI