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friday, december 6, 1974
lincoln.nebraska vol.98 no. 49
CSL accepts advising system revision report
The Council on Student Life's (CSL)
Registration Task Force report, which
recommends revision of the advising system
and the establishment of a remote terminal
computer system at UNL, was accepted by
the council without change Thursday night
and forwarded to Chancellor James Zum
berge for consideration.
The report, accepted after a motion by CSL
member Steve Eggland, proposes that the
student advising system place greater
emphasis on new (freshmen and transfer)
UNL should concentrate its advising effort
on new students until they are given
"meaningful assistance in developing goals
and concepts for planned program of study,"
the report states.
Faculty, student questioned
The report was presented to CSL by
Registration Task Force Chairman Roy
Arnold and Vince Boucher, a member of the
group. The task force, which was established
in October 1973, developed questions on
registration and distributed them to 2,000
students and 900 faculty members. Four
hundred and thirty-seven questionnaire re
sponses were tabulated, while 361 faculty
replies were recorded.
The report suggests increasing the use of
upperclass students as advisers. It recom
mends that student advisers be paid and
receive training about the academic require
ments of their college.
Advising students should also be recog
nized by UNL as a legitimate function of the
school, the report adds, and should be
considered in teachers' and advisers' work
load, promotion, tenure and salary considera
tions. Study program
It also recommends that new students
develop a plan for a study program during a
scheduled session with the advisor.
Arnold said the advising system at UNL
was "hit hardest" by students comments,
but that the "variety of unfavorable
adjectives used to describe drop and add"
was also high.
The task force, in recommending that
money for a remote terminal computer
system be appropriated by UNL's Division of
Student Affairs, said the funds obtained
through collection of a $5 fee for drops and
adds should be allocated doward the cost of a
The report said "substantial improvement
of the (drop and add) process will result only
if the entire registration and drop and add
system is converted" to computer.
Dropsdd complaints
The $5 fee, which is charged tor drops and
adds processed after the start of the
semester, the long lines of students, the
short period of time to add courses,
requirements that advisers sign the forms,
and the limited course space available were
student's major complaints of the drop and
add system.
The report also recommends the eventual
elimination of the $5 fee. I
The use of a computer for processing drops
and adds began in 1971, but its use has been
limited to 'final examination weeks and
during. the summer because the terminals
belong to the Department of Computer
Science and are, in heavy use most other
times, the report says.
Senior theck
The task force also proposed that space be
provided on pre-registration forms to allow
student to request a senior check, of his
academic record.
Several CSL members questioned why
more instructors names do not appear in the
pre-registration class schedule book, and
Mary Williams urged that printing of the
schedule be delayed until more teacher's
names can appear after class assignments
are made.
A second motion by Eggland, asking the
task force to meet once more with CSL early
next semester and .present any additional
concerns and information on the student
check and the possibility of delaying
publication of the ciass schedule.
Red Cross on campus
Give a gift of blood
If you're trying to decide what presents to give
this Christmas, consider giving a gift that money
can't buy a blood donation through the American
Red Cross.
The Omaha Regional Bloodmobile will be at
UNL next Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in the Abel residence hall north lounge,
according to Mrs. A.B. Gorman, Lincoln chairman
of Red Cross volunteers.
"Blood cannot be synthetically manufactured. It
must be given," Gorman said. "The increased
need for blood today makes student participation
in the Bloodmobile program very important."
The Red Cross has always been pleased with
student response to donation needs and enjoy
working with students because of their enthus
iasm, she said.
Student donations also produce many rare and
badly needed blood types, Gorman added
Gorman said the human body contains 1 3 pints
of blood, and when one pint is donated, it takes the
body only 48 hours to replace the lost pint.
The body is building new blood cells all the
time, " she
Gorman said two of the most common excuses
people offer for not donating blood are the pain
and time involved. She said there is actually very
little pain involved and the entire donation process
takes only 45 minutes.
"If a person has to wait at all it's usually
because he doesn't have an appointment," she
said. Appointments aren't mandatory for donation
purposes, however.
Gorman said walk-ins, or persons without
appointments, are also encouraged to donate
blood. Walk-ins should donate in the middle of the
day because this is the slowest time at donation
centers and waiting time is less,, she said.
Any person in good health between the ages of
17 and 65 and weighing at least 110 pounds is
eligible to donate blood. Persons under 19 need
parental consent, borman said.
Conflicts in Law College move
Abzug cancels speech
Bella Abzug, the flamboyant New York
congresswornan will not speak in the Nebraska
Union Monday as previously scheduled, according
to Suzanne Brown of the Union Program Office.
Brown said Abzug's New York Office called
Thursday to say that a change in the congressional
agenda for Monday forced the cancellation. Bills
involving the Public Works committee, of which
Abzug is member, was rescheduled for considera
tion Monday and Abzug wished to be present, her
office said.
Abzug was to speak at 3:30 p.m. in the
Nebraska Union Monday. Her appearance will not
be rescheduled, Brown said.
Bv Marv Kav Rdflh
Quiet conflicts outside the courtroom
surround the upcoming move of the
UNL Law College. Although the aged
law books will soon be housed under a
new roof on East Campus, the moving
date is still undecided.
The specific date scheduled to move
from the old building to the new Law
School is of special concern to the
freshmen law students.
Final exams begin after April 20 and
most freshmen rely on the law library
for reseach papers and final study aids.
Jon Camp, a freshman law student,
said the confusion resulting from a
move near finals would hurt freshman
Kathy Braeman, a senior law student,
explained further.
"First-year students are in a period of
upheaval their first exams will guide
the rest of their lives," she said. Those
exams, Braeman continued, determine
whether or not a student will be placed
on the Law Review, the honorary law
"If you're on Law Review, jobs
immediately open up to you. But if you
don't make it, everything is closed,"
she continued.
Hard enough now
Gary Giese, a junior law student,
"The library is the big thing if it's
only half moved it would be impossibly
to find material needed in research," he
said, "and it's hard enough to find
things now."
Donald Shaneyfelt, assistant dean at
UNL Law College, estimated March as
the soonest possible moving month, but
he went further to say that many "ifs"
were involved.
"There tends to be slippage in
predicting the completion of any build
ing," he explained, "but spring vaca
tion is a possibility."
Shaneyfelt stressed that if the build
ing was not ready at this time, the
college would most likely wait until
May, to avoid interference with final
Harley Schrader, director of the
physical plant, said other facors were
also involved in the moving date. He
explained that a local company has
offered to help move the library books,
Donald Shaneyfelt, assistant dean
of the UNL Law College. ?
which is a $30,000 project. Since the''
company has agreed to share the'
burden, he said, the college will have to
consider when it is convenient for the
Concern about transportation
Another concern of many law stu
dents concerning the move will be,
transportation, as the new building is
located on the east campus.
Doug Beckwith, a junior law student,
explained that many upperclassmeni
have jobs at clerking firms and agencies
in downtown Lincoln.
"It's just more convenient for stu
dents to have jobs near the college," he!
explained, "but hopefully we can use'
the campus bus." ;
Beckwith said he feared the law
students would have to fight the dentist
students for parking spaces, because
the law school parking lot would not be
Shaneyfelt, the assistant dean, said
parking was a major consideration in
originally planning the site of the new
Law College.
"Although it may take longer reach-,
ing East Campus," he said, "in the long
run, students can save time in finding,
paihiiig, i VtOfi't have to spend half,
a day searching for a space."