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LAL ?as sa ved winter : tie;
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By Mary ShackeJton
Fuel conservation measures saved
UNL about 1,200,000 gallons of oil
this winter, according to Physical Plant
Director Hariey Schrauei.
Energy saving measures
employed-turning thermostats down
to a minimum of 65-67 degrees
(previously minimum temperature
settings for campus buildings had been
72 to 75 degrees), shutting down
buildings at night when possible, the
"lights out" campaign, reducing fresh
air circulation in buildings, lowering
hot water temperatures and not
operating extra boiieis-cut the
projected 4,200,000 gallon figure
(1973-74 fiscal year fuel oil allotment)
by T ,200,000 gallons or about 29,
. Schradcr said. '
Not operating the extra boilers
involved some risk, Schrader said, but
vvua vit it
operating condition of the UNL s
boilers was a decisive factor in not
keeping . extra boilers operating on
stand-by. , ' ; -.
. "' Weather thz wss a factor in saving
.'j-t'.X1-' i.i&J pov&J to be milder
thart uhJ,- h said, with a 10
reduction in total low degree days. A
"stroke o good management"
scheduled , Christmas ' vacation . to
'trnlS& coiJcst dy of the year.
This year fuel prices per gallon
ranged from 14 cents to 26.14 cents,
'Since fuel is bought for the fiscal year
and not all fuel bills are in, it is not
possible to calculate exact costs at this
jry.2 n.j tho total. fjWa si for th
fiscal year should be somewhere
around $476,000, Schrader said.
i;u" In fiscal 1972-73, when oi! was 10
'cents a gallon, UNL spent $370,000
on fuel, he said.
Rising fuel prices caused University
administrators to initiate more
conservation measures, Schrader said.
Leaking valves and missing insulation,
ones considered minor items, now
have high priority and are repaired as
soon as they are noticed, he said.
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Dormitory residents "co-operated
very nicely" when administrators
urged them to turn down the
thermostats in their rooms, Schrader
said. Residence ha!!s uss ebout 13 of
UNL's total oi! supply, ha said.
According to Schrader, a rerent
study revealed that burning fuel oil
year round is slightly more expensive
than using coal. But assuming the price
of oil and coal would rise at the same
rate, maintaining the University's
present oil burning power plants
wouUt be cheaper for the next 20 to
30 yVffft3&raing over to coal
burning plants. JtWrtmJ tliat long
to make up tfrelnce spent on the
coal bugupg plants, he said.
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friday, apri! 12, 1974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 45
Works produced by UNL art students are on display through May 5 at Sheldon
Art Gallery. ... , .
displayed at gallery
Art objects ranging from pop art
representations of jumbo crayons to hanging
pyt f ilo with plant urtt among the works
being featured at the UNL Art Dept. student
show at Sheldon Art Gallery.
IVbre than 1C0 students will exhibit their
works untii May b. The show is an annual
presentation of the ya!!?ry.
Undergraduate art majors exhibit works
which have been chosen f display by an Art
Dept. faculty committee.
Some of the students have won awards for
their works, which will be shown later at
Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum.
Although the showing is a department
exhibit, many of the works are for sale.
V that? V w
j use cii ci
"Just plain got tired of school."
This is ths explanation given by most
students who icafj UNL, according to a
Othc-r rw.sr.j tiu&Hy elected include
lack of money or mar: bye.
A study of '1,724 undergraduates who
did not return cr:er the 1972 spring
j,hu tester v,si coii'l.i'. ud by fUri v Alien,
UNL mmcM: of institution,)! fteseaith
and Plrfftfjir, .
I hi vfUUp ISfC Pi it UtcUsit $7l'J3.i2$ cr
th''! ' vu ,i5mJ ,iiif) or
Gsi-Jj' pwint Jr.,;; cf thsd who
Staynd rd itO d.Cpp.d out were
ver y close, Alien said.
Explanations that "the University is
too bit," ''Lincoln lacks culture" or
dissatisfaction with living
accommodations were given by fewer
"Those students who left are
overwhelmingly satisfied about their
University experience is not wasted."
I i lit iwJ cuss of 4,350 freshmen, a
st' JY -vvt'i 1,C00 woold leave by the
oT v. first year. Only 2,358 would
t. Sl r i't in four yestrs.
Oi t:. 0;b who replied to Allen's
study, IM stili plan to complete their
di'vjres. About 41 are enrolled
The greatest percentage of studentiN
who drop out have completed 30 to 59
Alien said he wants to study In greater
detail the freshmen and sophomores,
because they probably are not
transferring to professional schools.
Although the study has not yet been
analyzed into mala and femala responses,
"a greater proportion of women
withdraw then men," Allen said.
"Women still come to the University
in smaller proportions than the'r numbers
and leave in greater proportions."
A similar study was requested by the
Council on Student Life, on students who
stay in school.
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