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Zumberge may cut
Masters Week Funds
By Mary Kay Roth
In an effort to help cut spending, UNL Chancellor James D.
Zumberge said he is considering dropping the Masters Week
program unless other funds can be obtained.
"I feel like I can hardly ask others to make budget cuts without
' putting my own house in order," Zumberge said.
He said he has recommended that a moratorium be declared
before plans continue for next year.
The Masters Week program is a joint effort of the Chancellor,
Mortarboards and Innocents. It is held yearly and financed by the
The expenses amount to about $2,700, Zumberge said. This
includes lodging and food which isn't provided by housing units
where the participants speak.
Speakers are university alumni who are selected by the
chancellor on recommendation of Mortarboards and Innocents.
They pay for their own transportation.
The program used to be held in the spring but was moved to
November this year on the recommendation of Innocents and
'Hot dogs, bananas'
"I think it is a good program, but I don't want to do it on a
shoestring, Zumberge said. "We can hardly invite outstanding
faculty and feed them hot dogs and bananas."
He said he had received a proposal from Innocents and
Mortarboards making suggestions for obtaining additional funds
and making some expense cuts.
Richard L. Flemming, director of University Information, said
the organizations have both offered to pay $250 to help continue
the masters program.
Flemming, who is a member of a committee that coordinates
Masters Week, said the Chancellor has agreed to match the $500 if
other funds can be obtained.
Cutting food expense
Melinda Fowler, Mortarboard member, said they had suggested
cutting some of the food expenses and trying to obtain money
from the student alumni board and the student fees allocation
She said she hopes that if the program is continued its character
will not be changed.
"We would like to do it in the same style, but cut down on
expenses," Fowler said.
Internationally known journalist Sam Jaffe.
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Chancellor James Zumbf!rge
thursday, february 6, 1975
lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 77
Jaffe: US must be informed
By John Kalkowski
Americans have a need and a duty to know
what is going on both domestically and abroad,
according to Sam Jaffe, an internationally-known
journalist. There are too many things which need
to be reported, but are not,, he said.
Jaffe is in Lincoln to speak this morning at
the UNL Model United Nations in the Nebraska
Currently, Jaffe is a special correspondent for
United Press International Radio. With over 20
years of journalism experience, he has worked
for newspapers, wire services and two
radiotelevision networks. He has also operated
two overseas news bureaus.
As citizens of the most affluent nation in the
world, Jaffe said, it is the duty of Americans to
stay well informed.
Jaffe attributed increased interest in the news
today to good journalism, such as that practiced
by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the
Washington Post reporters, who did the basic
exposure work on Watergate.
According to Jaffe, Americans will probably
never know the extent of Watergate. Although
the information is sketchy, Jaffe said, evidence
suggests that Watergate burglars E. Howard Hunt
and G. Gordon Libby were employed by the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at the time of
CIA activities have been extensive, not only in
foreign affairs, Jaffe said, but domestic affairs
"We can not bury our heads in sand, but must
face the reality" of CIA activities, he said.
Americans tend to put their national leaders
on pedestals, Jaffe said. Not only did Nixon use
the CIA for questionable activities, he said, but
John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson also
made use of the CIA.
The CIA also operates business fronts to cover
some activities, according to Jaffe. One
internationally -based company was recently
exposed as a CIA cover, he said.
Jaffe said he has met CIA strong-arm men,
whose only jobs are to kill. He described them as
"men who would kill their own mothers if
ordered to do so."
While serving as a correspondent in Russia,
Jaffe said, his mail was opened by the KGB, the
Russian secret police. He also said he believes his
mail has been opened by the CIA here in the
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Committee to study alleged Nil inequities
Chargei of alleged inequities in faculty salaries and
levels of academic support between UNL and the
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will be
studied by a Univeristy-wide committee.
Conny Nelson, UNL assistant vice president for
academic affairs and the committee's secretary, said
the group will study faculty salaries and academic
support. It will send two sets of recommendations to
NU President D. B. Varner by late spring or early
summer, he said.
Levels of support include the two campuses'
libraries, student services and computers, Nelson said,
"Money is probably the primary concern," he said.
"Apparently there is some feeling that there are
inequities and some that there aren't. We will have to
work out the terms of comparability. We don't know
which way we'll have to go; the committee will have
to study that."
The committee will include four representatives
from UNO, four from UNL and four from the NU
Steven Sample, NU executive vice president for
academic affairs, and William C. Erskine, NU
executive vice president for administration, will chair
In addition to Nelson, Sample ar d Erskine, Glenn
Smith, NU assistant vice president for administration,
also will represent the NU system.
UNL representatives will be Ned Hedges, assistant
vice president for academic affairs; Duane Jaccks,
professor of physics; Craig MacFiice, assistant
professor of economics and Robert Miewald,
chairman of political science.
UNO representatives will be Margaret Gcssaman,
chairwoman of mathematics; Elaine Hess, assistant
provost; William Petrowski, professor of history; and
Jack ReVelle, chairperson of decision sciences.
Nelson said faculty members at UNL think the
Omaha campus has not been getting the support it is
entitled to as a NU campus.
"It's not a raging anger," he said, "-just concern."
Richard Gilbert, president of the UNL Faculty
Senate, said the committee resulted from
disagreements at an intercampus faculty meeting last
He said the disagreement was over UNO faculty
members receiving more money for teaching summer
school than do UNL faculty members.
The question of inequities berween the two
campuses probably started with the merger of the
two schools, Gilbert said.
Merger caused argument
"The Legislature supposedly said no benefits UNO
faculty had before the merger could be taken away,"
he said. "At least that's the way the UNO people are
He said these benefits include free parking.
Petrowski, chairman of the UNO faculty executive
committee, said he also thinks the question goes back
to the merger.
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UNO asked that the question of financial support of
financial activities at both campuses be raised.
"It is our impression that Varner thought this was
a good idea," he said, "and decided a committee
should be formed to look into the matter."
Varner said he decided to establish the committee
because the NU Board of Regents' policy says
comparable benefits for faculty members at UNO and
UNL should be "nearly as identical as possible for
comparable experience and work assignments."
"If the committee concludes there is a significant
difference (between UNO and UNL), I would be
prepared to suggest to the Board of Regents that we
get funds to correct the differences," he said.
A similar study was performed by the Inter
Campus Faculty Salary Comparability Study
Committee in 1972.
The committee investigated whether NU was
observing the policy of comparable salaries for
comparable qualifications and responsibilities at UNO
According to the report submitted by the
committee, the study showed "no compelling
evidence that there is a consistant pattern of salary
differentials favoring either UNO or UNL over the
other campus," and that "within each campus there
exist unexplained salary differentials between
segments of the faculty."
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