The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 12, 1974, Image 1

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Editor's Nolo: This Is the first of two stories
examining whether or not there is a need for
a veterinary school in Nebraska.1 r.f.v '.-
V By Randy Gordon '-v--
Does Nebraska need a college offering
-a' idoctdrate degree Jn yeterharytJTieyiclrie7r i
Lincoln veterinarians are evenly divided on
the question.
'V.Andr.the. UNL administration jdoes ' no!
argue pro or con on the establishment of such
a school, according to Duano Acker, vice
chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and
Natural Resources.
"Our overall belief Is that we'll put out the
information. on the situation that-becomes
available and let Nebraskans decide whether
or not they want one," Acker said.
He asked a committee on June 14, 1974 to
study the status of veterinary colleges and
veterinary students across the nation placing
a special emphasis on Nebraska. The
committee, headed by Alex Hogg of the
Veterinary Science Department and Ralston
Graham of the Agriculture Communications
Dept., released Its report yesterday; ,
' Included in the committee's f indinys" verer" ;
The estimated cost for establishing a
College of Veterinary Medecine ranges from
$30 million to $50 million.
A total of 109 Nebraska veterinary
students applied in 1974 to the five
universities with which NU has agreements.
Of those, 16 were accepted;
NU has a Department of Veterinary
Science, which conducts research, teaching
and educational extension programs. The
department offers thrVa years of preveteri
narian study. But students must tatfe four
years of doctorate work at another university.
NU now has agreements with five Midwest
veterinary schools that allow a total of 70
Nebraska students to attend each year while
paying resident tuition at the school. NU then
pays the difference between the respective
universities' resident and non resident tui
tion. ;
NU contracts with Iowa State, Colorado
State, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
In addition, NU has a reciprocal memoran- -
-dum agreement with Missouri University In'.
' "which NU pays no fees for students who
qualify for admission in veterinary medicine. ,
. I h .exchange,! M issouri students can attend
UNL to study and the Curtis School of
Technical Agriculture for animal technology
courses, without (paying1 n6nresident fees.1'""
The following are colleges with which NU
';, has agreements, the number of NU students
at each and the amount paid yearly by NU for
each student.
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Total no. of
University NU students
Kansas State 20
Colorado State 15
Iowa State 23
Oklahoma St. 6
Missouri 6
Yr. payment
NU for ea. stu.
$4,000
$4,000.
$6,500
$7,340
Of 10 Lincoln veterinarians polled on the
Issue, three said the university should
establish a college of Veterinary Medicine,
' three opposed such a move and four said they
; would support the building of a Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine in coopera
tion with other Midwestern states.
Dr. J. W. Bozarth, said such a college
"would be nice to have, but I don't think
. Nebraskans would stand for havina their
taxes raised. It Is needed, but I don't think
we will ever get one."
Dr. Ralph Ebers, a 1957 graduate or
Kansas State, disagreed.
VI don't think the state can afford to have
all the professional schools, because of Its
limbed population," ho said.
NU now offers degrees in the professional
sciences of law, medicine and dentistry.
"Instead, I would like to see the university
pay the out-state schools what it costs them
to educate Nebraska veterinary students.
That will help our students gain admission
into those other universities," Ebers said.
Dr. Jerry Durkey also said NU does not
need the school saying, "there are no states
with as rarrow a tax bass as Nebraska
supporting all the professional tchc-sfs. ' ' .
It is also difficult to hire a qualified staff
LU I I. A I I Jt I U II C AUQ 1 1 LLi 11 i I ILj lilt 13: i t J, LJ, I JrvU: W -''
Said. . .
. .....Pur.key,..1960 Kansas State graduate jald::
;XTost;iof,,.the quaUfiedeterlri'ry students"
eventually get into schools. Ho said the three
students working for him havo sll bsn
admitted to various universities.
"They were good students and that's what
it takes,". Burkey said.; "A lot of stuCants. ..
hat iAniilH onrslxi at a rMo,u KJtKrnlm iritmi1
wouldn't make it." , '.. ;
.... Colorado A & M, supports tht ensblhUmmi:
of an NU school.-- ':-'':
"I believe many . students may bo
eliminated from ever practicing because tho
present universities don't have room for
them," he said.
Dr. Robert Anderson is among the four
Lincoln veterinarians who said they favor a
regional school. Anderson, a 1953 graduate
of Colorado State, said he thought tho
establishment of an NU College of Veterinary
- Medicine would "be a utopla,r.","'"v,''r::i',JX
"But I don't think iha stats csn afford It.
because of the limited population bast,
Anderson said. "Instead, wa shsuid hav a
joint venture with other statis or a escd trsdt -:
agreement with other universltlfet."
Dr. R. C. Groff, a 1950 graduate of Kansas
State, said an NU school would be oood. but
that a regional school would ba mora
economically feasible: '. . - -
"My son had to become a - resident - Qf ' ,
j... Kansas before he could get into Kansas Etati '
for veterinary school," Groff said, "SO a
solution i3 definitely needed." '
Nine of the veterinaries said the establish
ment of a veterinary school in Nebraska
would not relieve what they c&Ued a sfroftlgt
of veterinarians in rural communities. They
cited such things 33 relatively poor pay (when
compared with city income) and long hours 3
being a major reason for the shortage.
White said he thought a new school might
help ease the shortage.
Lambda Chi returns to UNL
By Greg Wees
During the summer new doors were
hung, carpeting was laid and inch-thick
paint scraped off walls which echoed the
returning voice of Lambda Chi Alpha,
absent from the UNL campus for 35
years.
But more than just the Inside of the
three-story, brick building at 14th and R
Sts. was renovated.
According to fraternity president Ed
Raines, "hell week" was changed to
"help week" as Lambda Chi Alpha
abandoned the traditional pledging
system in favor of cn "associate
member" program, the first of its kind
Under the new approach, which
eliminates hazing, freshman members
are included in fraternity activities more
than they were as pledges, Raines
explained. Associate members also can
vote on fraternity matters, he said.
"The associated member system
exhibited the potential I thought was
needed to sustain a viable fraternity,"
added Raines.
Theta Chi fraternity last occupied tho
building, which stood vacant last year
because of needed repairs, FU!n$s said.
Out the Nebraska Bookstore Inc.
bought the land and spent over $110,OOC
remodeling the building according to
directions from the Lambda Chi Alpha
Housing corporation and its officers,
said Raines.
The fraternity pays $1,600 a month
rent for nine months of tho year to
Nebraska Bookstore inc. and signed a
ten-year lease with them, ho said.
Dale Schmitz, Nebraska Bookstore
property manager, said the land was
bought as insurance in case the
University declares eminent domain end
takes over the land that Nebraska
Bookstore presently occupies. Also, tho
corporation hopes to make a profit on
the long-term lease, Schmitz said.
spring two representatives from
a Chi Alpha's national office,
Last
Lambda
headquartered in lndItnspoll3, In J.,,
contacted students Interested In re
establishing the chapter, Raines ssfi.
Officers were elected and a charter '.
application was filed with the NU Board"""
.07 negenrs oeioro mo wo rcprcsnia-.
lives left, he said. r -
The fraternity closed at UNL in 1023 ;
because an increasing number of
students were leaving tho University to
fight in WWII and becauso financial
problems brought on by Depre;slon
could not be overcome, Raines said.
The fraternity prc:erttfy ti:t 51
members but nttds two mora ti'zn it
can become an official tteptu, lUif.iS
said. Until then Izmma Cni A'rhts b e
colony which ssso mmi f jHhu n
financial stability nd Ctv;i t:p I;;, ;
Raines M ih frfetimlfy rfL.J.lV
'; ranks sscend In'ffia taUl r.'4;.r? u
colonies and fourth in tfts ts!J! ri::i:r
of official membsrs.
Raines said that Lambda Cr.f Abi.'i
alumni played a rrcjcr re's in rc-c:ib-lishlng
a local chapter.
"me national off sea wantiJ flu lAcr
in Lincoln for a long time," tva c;J J. And
with the interest and mzrrttzzhl$ ;in
fraternities increasing,-' ttw t'.tr.j v,.a
right, ho said.