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' Function is unclear
By Lorl Clcpper
When the Campus Bylaws Committee released
the proposed UNL bylaws this year, the function
and operation of the Nebraska Union Board was
The Union Board consists of 13 membersthe
director of the Union, three faculty members and
The board writes the Union Governing Code,
which advises UNL officials on business and
administrative affairs, sets up programs and
projects for the Union and deals with Union
Until last year, said board President Mike
McGann, the Union's budget was reviewed by a
Union Board committee. Now the board has not ,
only lo;st money for student programs, but has
lost the power to distribute money to groups .
formerly under its control, he said. "
"The problem is understanding the role of the
Union Board In relation to the rest of the campus,"
said Ken Bader, vice chancellor of students
"The Union Board is not a policy-making group,
it is a recommending group. Whatever it decides '
(about the bylaws) still has to go to the regents
and perhaps even to the Legislature for final
Not to have the board," said Union Director Al
Bennett at Wednesday's Union Board meeting, "is
Bennett told student and faculty volunteers at
the meeting that is the decision was left up to
him, ho would keep the board as it was.
"It has been a long-standing commitment of the
Union to have a volunteer group of students to
advise," Bennett said. "I would hate to see that
put out of existence."
McGann said the board hasn't been hurt by the
"As far as I'm concerned, I'll work as hard on the
board and try to get the same things done as last
year. It's just that now, we're really not officially
recognized," he said.
Bader said the bylaws were made less specific
than last year because the authority and powers cf .
the Union Board, as well as other groups on
campus, was understood.
"The Union Board is a necessary part of the
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recognized and have our duties and powers clearly I
understood . " J
At UNL, University of Iowa
Housing situations 'opposite '
By Greg Wees
Housing directors at tho University of
Iowa and UNL are confronting residence
hall situations exactly the opposite of
The University of Iowa faces a student
housing shortage so critical that 100
students were offered rooms to rent In a
nearby state tuberculosis hospital.
Ted Rehder, University of Iowa
housing director, said as many double
rooms as possible were converted Into
triple occupancy rooms to ease the
Other measures taken, Rehder said,
include assigning three or four students
to live in a floor lounge converted Into
living quarters, with the addition of
chests, beds and desks. The
university's housing capacity Increased
to 5,252 after these and other measures
went into effect, -
89 percent occupancy
In contrast, figures released last
Friday by the UNL Housing Office show
that campus residence halls are 89 per
That, means 4,512 UNL students are
living In dormitories with a total
capacity of 5,133, according to Housing
Director Richard Armstrong. .
The occupancy rate for this year Is
down by five per cent from 1973,
The reason for the decline, he said,
was the increase In single room
contracts from 243 in 1S73. to-323 In
1974. When single room contracts are
signed, available occupancy space is
reduced by one-half , .-. r ;
UNL Is trailing the response of other
Institutions", most of which do not have
adequate space to meet studsni
housing needs, Armstrong said. '
"It's a phenomena that's har : to'
explain," he said. 5- 5
' Mere content
However, he observed that WlL1
students living in residence halls "seem'
to be more content" since the relaxation,
of residence hall rules governing the
open uoor poncy ana visitation rue:,
. ; Last year, rules required that doc
open during coed visits, and oni;
hours of visitation was allowed
day, if floor sponsors could be foun ;
University of Iowa officials
several reasons exist for the cu .
housing squeeze there. :
. .William Stanh; se, vice presider
administrative services at the Un.'vc
of Iowa, said many students there
beginning to realize that residence I
are "the best buy in town" and
cheapest way to cops with inflation
Stanhouse said the downtown I
City urban renewal project L
eliminated many of the older, chr
apartments where students had i,.
New high-rise apartments being j
near the campus are usually u.
expensive thart the old1 ones
university bousing, hesal'du f
:. . See Housing, j.
By John Kelkowskl
Dick Gregory, well-known black
entertainer and social activist, an
nounced at an antiwar rally April 24,
1971, that he would ''consume only
liquids until the war In Vietnam has
ended." . , . ;. , :x:t-
Gregory continued his fast after the
Vietnam ceasefire and gave notice that
he would continue. to fast until all
hostilities In Southeast Asia were over.
As the first speaker on the Nebraska
Union Talks and Topics program,
. Gregory will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday in
....the Nebraska Unlpn'."7, . ; , ;;; . .
''. I Born In St, Louis' - - '.'..' -:
: He was born In the black ghetto of St.
Louis, Mo. Ha came out of the ghetto to
become on of the nation's top
comedians at a time when black
comedians received bookings only In
black clubs and theaters, according to
Talks and Topics spokesmen.
' , In 1231, Gregory was:' 'called.. as. '-.a:'.1
last-minute replacement at 'the Chlcagd-
Playboy., club,' .where he was '.an--,
Immediate sensation. He began to
rianh Matt a4 mmk A m.t m l m I i AMdd J '
many of the top clubs around the
After losing the election, Cigcry's
supporters inaugurated him Prc.:!''c.it
cf the United States in Exiie. -
In 1970, Gregory began a 71-day fr,st
to dramatize the drug, problem in
America. He protested tho "govornrrrr.t
practice of punishing the victims, the
drug users, rather than the jczl
criminals, the pushers, and the
smugglers." . .
"I will never be able to understand
how a nine-year-old kid always seems
to be able to find the heroin man and the
FBI can't," he said. " ...'":.
Is a great social revolution
in Amenca, sasa urcgory.
'The 'wonderful thing about this
revolution is that it 13 not black against
white, it is simpiy right against wrong."
Gregory added that the number on
problem In America is not air or water
pollution but moral pollution. '
The same moral pollution that keeps
the smoke in the &!r also keeps the
Indian on the reservation," according to
In 1967, Grcpcry ran es a writs-Sn
candidate for mayor of Chicago. Tho
following year ha was. a write-in
candidate for President of tha United
; Entertainer Dick Gregory will sp
at tho Nebraska Union Sunday.
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