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lincoln, nebraska vol.98, no. 1 2
Swerdlow: new housing policy
working well in residence halls
By Mark Hoffman
Differentiated housing in UN L resi
dence halls is working excellently, the
Council on Student Life (CSL) was told
Thursday night at its meeting.
Kenneth Swerdlow, assistant director
of housing, said floors are making use of
their maximum number of hours and the
associated living plan with males and
females living on separate wings of the
same floor in two floors of Abel Hall was
The question of how liberalizing
dormitory rules has attracted students
to dormitories, however, was; not
answerable, he and Richard Armstrong,
.csl member and UNL housing director,
But, Armstrong said, 114 more
students requested single rooms this
year than last. Because students must
pay $1,395 for a single room compared
Kenneth Swerdlow, UNL assistant director of
to $1,095 for a double room, he noted,
the dollar amount between this year and
last was not as great as the fewer
students this year would indicate.
Swerdlow told the council that about
4 per cent, or about 2,900 students,
now are living on floors with a maximum
of 14 hours visitation. Only 75 students
have no hours of visitation, he said.
Students were given a choice of 14, 8
or zero hours of visitation. Graduate
students, housed apart from under
graduates, are allowed 24 hours of
Students are using their maximum
number of hours, Swerdlow said, and
the only problems seem to be that some
. floors requesting eight hours of visita
tion want to increase to 14.
The differential housing plan took
effect this year. Some of the major
changes included a maximum of 14
hours of visitation compared to 6 hours
during weekends last year and 12 hours
on Saturday. Now ; residents are not
required to keep their doors open when
a member of the opposite sex is visiting
although they had to last year. Also the
associated living plan was developed at
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' One of the major arguments for
liberalizing dormitory rules was that
occupancy was sagging. Proponents of
the plan contended that the changes
would make living In residence halls
Although Swerdlow said there is a
more positive student reaction about
living in residence halls this year, he
added that occupancy Is down. For
instance, 4,553 students occupied dorm
itory rooms as of Sept. 3. This is 276
fewer students than a year ago. . . '
While n 6 1 ri g that t h e; p Ian, as
approved by. the NU. Board. of Regents,
prohibits floors: from increasing.: the'
number of . hours they .began with, he
Indicated response may be favorable to
changing that specification.. ' . .
'"'I don't want to be held to that'
literally," he added in saying floors may
not increase visitation hours, ;
must be noted
All students: who have received scholarships or
grants which are not recorded on their; tuiton
statements should take those statements .to the Office
of Scholarships, and. Financial. Aids- to.. have them
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Pizza replaces keg
for 'Yell Like Hell'
There won't be any keg of "refreshment",
awarded as a prize at Friday's "Yell Like Hell"
Rally. According to Mike Jacobson, Rally
chairman of Corn Cobs, University officials will
not allow the organizers to give away a keg as aj
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The rally, a yeariyivent, is cosponsored by.UN.O
spirit groups Corn Cobs and Tassels and by the,
marching band. The event, which begins at 6 p.m;
at the south steps of the Nebraska Union and ends
in Memorial Stadium, is an attempt to drum up
spirit for the Nebraksa vs. Oregon football game
Saturday, rally organizers said.
The groups publicized the event, saying that a.
"keg of refreshment" would be awarded to the
group with the best cheer.
Ely Meyerson, dean of administration for
. student affairs, said the decision to prohibit giving
the keg was based on UNL policy banning the sale
or distribution of alcohol on campus,
. Meyerson also said the event was not correctly
approved before publicity went out.
Jim-Eiberger, Corn Cobs president, said the
rally had received approval from ASUN and from.
Jack Guthrie, business officer of student activities.
Schramm Residence Director Ina Luhring told
the Daily Nebiaskan that advertisements for the
rally were placed in Schramm residents' mail
boxes, but were removed because they hadn't
been approved by Ken Swerdlow, assistant
director of housing.
Eiberger said the prize at the rally will be a
certificate worth 16 Valentino's pizzas instead of
Congressman Charlie Thone has agreed to
attend "the rally to address the crowd, Eiberger
Henovaxea oui!bfc?uni iu i iuuoc
By Rex Sellne
The Coliseum, once-called "the showplace
of the Midwest," will have a new occupant
with the completion of the Fairgrounds sports,
complex in August 1975, according to Madge
Phillips, chairwoman of the combined Men
and Women's Physical Education depart
ments, merged last June.
Extensive renovation costing almost 3
million dollars will accompany the move,
according to Harry Allen, central planning
committee member and director of Institu
tional Research and Planning.
Phillips said that all of the programs in the
new department are joint, meaning that
men's classes now in Henzlik, the old men's
P.E. Building and the Coliseum will join
women's classes in the Coliseum; Men and
women's classes will also continue to be held
in the present women's P.E. Building, he
The first renovation request will be made
to the Legislature in 1975 for $680,000, Allen
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Phillips said that the move will allow
expansion of the department's programs and
relieve the problems men have encountered
with the "slum-like" conditions in their old
A committee made up of representatives
from the Physical Education and Recreation
departments has made facility requests for
the Coliseum Including the construction of
five gymnasiums, classrooms, handball
court3, office space, reading rooms, squash
courts, expansion of weight training facilities
and instructional and research laboratories,
according to William Tuning, committee
chairman and Asst. Professor of Physical
Tuning said that a running track was also
requested. The track would bj suspended
from the roof on the outside of the Coliseum
and would be covered for uco during the
Tuning's committee drew their plans
based on data taken from the past two years
from the two departments and projections
made 'for'' expansion" :b'f 'course' and activity
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Faculty, staff and student recreational
participation wiil be an important part of the
planned use of the facilities, Phillips said.
The department has been trying to "dove
tail" with the recreation department "to',
make sure the facilities are used to the
maximum," he added.
The department also hopes to continue to'
add activity classes and plans to add a major '
in AthleticTraining, Phillips said.
"What we're trying to do is think big.
We've got to have flexible facilities," Phillips
The increasing demand for classes In such
areas as tennis, karate, golf, ballet and
modern jazz has created the need for more
space and caused Phillips and Tuning to try
to develop a "program consistent with the
trends," Phillips said. " '
Tun'K'o t;aid he hopes classes and the new
recreational offering will begin moving Into
the Coliseum by the 1976-77 school year. The
departments will probably not be able to
completely occupy . inw . iawuut;i umu 'jjume-;
time during thf 1977-78 school year, he said. ' '.
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