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monday, february 10, 1975 lincoln, nebraska vol. 98. no. 79
Luxembourg and Syria were two of the delegations that dressed in their "native" garb during the Nebraska Model United Nations (NMUN) which delved into
such areas as nuclear nonproliferation, over-population and the Middle East crisis. Photos by Steve Boemer
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The NMUN General Assembly, in its three-day session, passed four resolutions, defeated one
and indefinitely postponed another. Photo by Steve Boemer
John Dean, former White House counsel and convicted Water
gate conspirator, has been invited to speak at UNO as part of
a series of lectures sponsored by the Student Programming
Organization (SPO), according to Mike Massey, SPO board
Massey said Dean has not yet confirmed the $3,500 offer to
speak March 7. SPO has been trying for three weeks to schedule
Dean and has agreed to provide for all expenses in addition to the
speaking fee, Massey said.
Dean is expected to speak on the general theme of morality in
politics, Massey said.
Also scheduled to speak at the UNO Student Center on Feb. 12
is Victor Marchetti, former CIA agent, Massey said.
Massey said Marchetti is expected to discuss the power of the
SUN funding caution urged
By Don McCabe
State Sen. Richard Marvel said the Unicameral
should move cautiously before providing funds
to the State University of Nebraska (SUN).
Marvel, chairman of the Legislature's
Appropriations Committee, said the committee
would want to know if the students, served by
SUN are also being served by other state learning
Marvel's statements were in reply to NU
Preisdent D. B. Varner's request last week to trie
Appropriations Committee to consider matching
the costs of getting SUN courses to the students.
SUN is an experimental project offering
college courses at home through various media.
Varner estimated the cost of making the
courses available at $500,000 to $600,000, half
of which is recovered by tuition payments. The
remainder, about $200,000 is the amount Varner
would like to see shared.
Compete for same students
Although Marvel has praised SUN, he said
other state institutions are competing for the
same student body. Junior colleges, vocational
and technical schools are seeking adults, who
compose the largest nvmber of students enrolled
by SUN, he said.
"The Unicameral is not in the position to
provide funds to state learning institutions and
adult classes which have overlapping courses "
Marvel said questions about who is served by
the SUN courses and whether or not these people
have been contacted by other institutions must
be answered before considering allocating funds.
He also expressed concern that the economy
may be a factor in the Unicameral's decision.
"Money wiii be tough this year," he said,
"and people will be hurting economically."
No state funds
Varner, however, noted that no state funds
have been used for SUN. He said he hoped the
Legislature would be willing to pnrticipate in
adult education in Nebraska.
He said his request for funds is "strictly to
make the courses available to Nebiaskans." The
money is needed, he said, to cover mailing
materials to students and phone conversations
Also included would be the equipment costs
and the faculty salaries of the four SUN learning
centers, which are in Lincoln, Omaha,
Scottsbiuff and Kearney.
SUN is now supported from private
foundations and the federal government.
A proposal for the money will be submitted to
the University of Nebraska Board of Regents for
approval at their February 21 meeting, Varner
said. If approved, he said, the request will be
submitted to the Legislature.
visit Model UN
By Gina Hills
The three-day session of the Nebraska Model United Nations
(NMUN) adjourned Saturday evening after the General Assembly
passed four resolutions, defeated one and postponed another
Delegations from midwestern high schools and colleges
represented about 65 countries at the conference. A visit from the
United Kingdom's queen, Cuba's Fidel Castro and the threat of an
oil embargo were conference high points. ,.
Castro and the Queen, represented by UNL students, gave short
speeches at the General Assembly (GA), as did Frank Black Elk,
coordinator of the Lincoln American Indian Movement (AIM),
A resolution submitted by the Luxembourg delegation
requested that American Indians be recognized in their own rights
as sovereign peoples. The resolution further recommended that the
United Nations demand the United States to stop criminal and civil
prosecution of sovereign native peoples.
Black Elk read his resolution to the NMUN delegates and told
them he would submit the same resolution to the United Nations
for its consideration.
The Republic of Turkey submitted a resolution to the GA
requesting that MUN Secretary General Dean Kirby be
reprimanded for his "irresponsible behavior."
The Turkey delegation said Kirby attempted to gain recognition
as an unregistered delegation, disrupted important discussion in
two committees and violated voting procedure.
The secretary general replied to the resolution but it was never
debated on the floor of the assembly.
A resolution was passed which requested the "establishment of
a new United Nations agency to regulate the legal and moral
responsibilities of multinational corporations" and to tax them.
The revenue collected would be "redistributed by existing UN
agencies according to the directives of the General Assembly."
A second resolution that passed established an international
commission to develop and control the deep sea bed and .
Pollution and the liuiiioii ciVvirofuiicnt were dealt with in a th
It recommended that an "organization be formed to monitor
the pollution levels of air and water" and to compile statistics to be
used for further legislation.
The final resolution passed during the conference proposed the
creation of an independent Palestinian state. The resolution, which
passed by one vote, also outlined recommendations for
investigating the world refugee problem.
A resolution dealing with the proliferation of nuclear weapons
was defeated in the GA. Had it passed, the committee on
disarmament would have investigated all, countries which have
produced nuclear explosions.
The top six delegations, chosen by the secretary general, were
United Kingdom, China, Syria, Austria, Ecuador and Israel. The
outstanding high school delegate was Marcy Reed, a junior at
Lincoln Southeast, who represented Ivory Coast. She won a $50
UNL sophomore George Rubaaumya won the outstanding
collegiate award for his representation of Zaire. He received a $100
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