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The oddness of the thing struck Bader one
morning while he was going to work. There in the
parking lot by the basketball arena was row upon
row, probably about 400 army trucks, he said.
"It was a dismal chapter out of my life experience,
I don't like to think about it very often. I don't
condone all that happened. I thought some of the
concerns of the students had some legitimacy. But no
one could get down to the brass tacks to work out a
Since he came to Nebraska, Bader has taken on a
different appearance. He has grown out his flatbrush
haircut and adopted the Dry Look. A sports
enthusiast, he keeps in shape by playing golf and
Lines of communication and credibility are vital to
his work, he said.
"You can't be everyone's most favorite person all
of the time. But I think over time students feel that
I'm a person that they can talk to.
"It's been very rewarding to me to experience a
trust relationship between myself and the last three
student body leaders. I can't say that deep down I've
felt that people have distrusted me."
Bader said his style of administration is
"somewhat different" foi, "I think it's important to
meet individually with students."
Bader said he meets regularly with presidents of
student governing bodies, like ASUN and Panhellenic.
He sometimes eats at the dorms and Greek houses.
Bader discussed some of the issues that he haft,
faced this year. Among them:
-Religious preference cards: "I am in sympathy
with the need of the campus ministries to get
information, but I think there's other ways for them
to get that information."
About 1,000 out of the 7,000 students who
receive the cards, return them. But even then, "that's
a bundle," Bader said. Upperclassmen, he said,
seldom fill out the cards.
"We spend about $1,000 to put those cards in the
registration packets. If the postage cost goes up the
cost could go up to $4,000. Since 94 per cent of the
students here are Nebraska residents, what's wrong
with the church in the student's home town
forwarding that information to the campus ministry?
"I don't want people to get the idea that I'm
against religion, but I think the ministries could get
more accurate information by getting it another
-The student health center: i "We have hired a
director now, which has been a long, arduous trial."
The health center faces problems, Bader said. A
facility that was built for a campus of 10,000
students must now accomodate a can pus-twice that
-Businesses in the Nebraska Union. "This was an
attempt at honest exploration. I threw out the idea to
Al Bennett, director of the union, to look for other
sources of in come.
Although it won't happen in two or three years,
Bader said ultimately businesses will be let into the
"That whole think that happened last fall was a
trial balloon. Everyone thought that we had already
decided to lease the space. But that's part of my
style. Through all the reaction that followed that
proposal, we made a lot of people aware of the
problems that the union is having."
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-Alcohol on campus. "We have to convince
students that there's a better way of presenting this
issue than to run headlong and not understand the
dynamics of what Nebraska is all about.
"Lincoln is like an island in the state. People here
don't think like people think in Alliance or Broken
Bow. After Lincoln, many people tend to measure
others by their attitudes toward alcohol."
"It's just a matter of time" until alcohol will be
allowed on campus, Bader said.
Bade' said he sees hard times ahead.
"My job, the chancellor's and other university
officials become that much harder. We have to
impose a more adversarial position. We have to say no
"People have this cavalier atmosphere that
everything is business as usual. But we do have
significant problems that we have to solve. And we
don't know what the answers are. I hate the devil to
sock it to the student with increased costs."
Another of Bader's concerns is "the general
attitude that seems to pervade this campus regarding
"There's a lot of insensitivity to this in all walks of
life. Jt's really depressing, especially here in Nebraska,
which has the history of the Indians."
Bader said there is a real lack of cross-cultural
education in the state, and he worries what effect it
"How does an individual cope when he gets into
the world and associates with people from these racial
groups. That's an unknown question when a student
comes to the university and sees two or three blacks
or Chicanos living on his floor, what's his reaction?"
Bader said he can't get over how understanding
and considerate people are here.
One evening' he and his family were sitting in a
local restaurant. They had waited 15 minutes for a
waitress when another couple was seated.
''The waitress finally came and went over to the
other table first, when the man sitting at that table
pointed over to us and said, 'These people were here
"That to me typifies Nebraska more than anything
I can think of."
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