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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 24, 1975)
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By Gina Hills
The NU Board of Regents approved Saturday a
modification in the UNL residence hails visitation
Now, residence hall members may open their
doors to visitors as early as 10 a.m. and close them at
2 a.m. Previously, visitation hours began at 1 1 a.m.
and extended to a i a.m. curfew.
But liberalization of the policy didn't pass
unanimously, after prolonged discussion and several
Regent Robert Koefoot from Grand Island said he
would "decrease the number of hours instead of
increase them." Omaha Regent James Moylan agreed.
Lincoln Regent Ed Schwartzkopf also opposed
the liberalized visitation. Regent Robert Prokop from
UN-L Chancellor James Zumberge then explained
to the board the process involved in setting hours and
determining visitation policies. On the first court,
however, the policy change failed by one vote.
Offered to change
Then Koefoot offered to change his vote, (which
would pass the recommendation) if Ken Bader, UN-L
vice chancellor of student affairs, who sponsored
the change, would promise not to raise the visitation
issue for one year.
Bader replied that students and their needs are
always changing; a difficulty for him in making that
As Koefoot tried to get a promise from Bader,
Regent Prokop changed his vote, giving the "yea's' a
majority and passing the recommendation. . '
' Women 's sports debated
The regents and administrators also debated the .
need for an assistant athletic director for women's
sports ad whether there was an interest in women's
sports at UN-L. .
Finally the board voted to appoint Aleen Maree
Swofford, from Texas Women's University, to the
assistant athletic director position.
But Schwartzkopf insisted that women's sports at
UN-L were not well represented. He added that
unnecessary recruiting was being done.
Zumberge told the board he believed there was an
interest hi women's intercollegiate sports at UN-L. He
said he had even attended several games.
In other board actions Saturday, a $11.1 million
plant science t 'aiding for UN-L was approved. The
regents expressed concern about future construction
and "construction dollar maximums."
"It's high time the Board of Regents begins to
move toward dollar maximums. . .and design and
build to the dollar figure, if not beat the dollar
figure," Omaha Regent Kermit Hansen said.
"You can get about any figure you want on
per-doilar-per-square-foot, and I think we've done a
good job," Schwartzkopf said. He reminded the
board that leaving money for equipment also was,
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An increase in tuition for the State University of
Nebraska (SUN) also was approved by the board. A
$2 increase will raise tuition from $8 to $10 per
credit hour. '
Higher production costs have created a need for
more tuition revent, SUN officials said.
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1975
Education commissioner raises future issues
Shakespeare can be used to
help students chose careers,
said Anne Campbell, state
commissioner of education at a
Nebraska State Department of
Elementary Education forum
. Using the playwright as an
example, Dr. Campbell
explained this career education
viewpoint as a goal for the
future. She said that in
addition to Shakespeare's
literary value, careers in
costume design, make-up and
stage lighting can be examined
by the student.
A career viewpoint is not
confined to vocational
education, she said, but can be
used in every classroom.
Another ; question for the
future, she said, was whether
the education of children
before age 5 should be at the
Government programs for
disadvantaged children has lead
all parents of 3- and 4-year olds
to want early education for
their children, she said. Is it
discriminatory to provide early
education for one child over
another, she asked. One thing
that is known, she said, is that
educational habits are set
before a child is five years old
and many times it is difficult
to undo the bad ones.
Another topic in Nebraska's
future is equal education, she
said, an issue skirted in the
public forum. Money for
education in Nebraska comes
mainly from property taxes,
she said, so districts with
different property values
receive different amounts of
v education money. In Nebraska,
money in school districts
ranges from $1300 to
$100,000 per child, she said.
Because of this, she said,
students in poorer districts are
not receiving the same
educcavion as those in richer
areas. Equalizing the money
between scif ol districts is
needed to equalize education,
Equal education for all
races is another issue, said Dr.
Campbell, and it is not
confined to Omaha,
Scottsbluff and suburban areas.
"We are willing to accept
Vietnamese doctors in our
towns" she said, but are we as
willing to accept other
professionals or less than
professionals from areas like
Africa, South America and
other Asian countries.
Do we believe we have the
responsibility for educating
these children too or is "all"
defined as those we are most
comfortable with, she asked.
Dr. Campbell also discussed
special education in Nebraska
saying that all is being done
with the resources at hand.
Despite passage of the special
education bill LB403, the
program is still loaded with
problems, she said.
Those problems include
identifiying the handicapped
which was further heightened
by LB555 which ties the
amount of money given to the
type of handicap.
programs have been organized,
she said, but there has been no
state reimbursement for
1974-75 yet. Criteria are now
being written for the 1975-76
Techniques to evaluate
programs qualified teachers are
still needed, she said.
in student problems
By Lynn Roberts
As a funeral director, Allan
Dittmer helped solve problems,
Then, as an English professor,
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He's still ready to solve
problems, but now he's the one
whose going to be giving the
answers to students.
. Dittmer in a movie
approved by the Board of
Resents Saturday, will become
UN-L'r ombudsman August 26,
replacing Dan Babcock who
has been acting ombudsman
Dittmwr, a Detroit native
who ha3 been at UN-L for four
years, said he is anxious to put
his experience of dealing with
students and people to use as
The ombudsman position
was established at UN-L four
years ago for student end staff
problems or questions dealing
While at UN-L Dittmer has
been associate .professor of
secondary education, English
and adult and continuing
lis said he looks forward to
a job where there will be the
challenge of something
different every day.
"I want the office to be as
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possible," Dittmer said. "As I
understand it, students use it
most and I want them to feel
free to come in at any time."
He also said he would like
to conduct informal seminars
with students to let them know
how to prevent problems.
He said many problems
brought to the office are
complaints about faculty
members by students.
"It will depend on the
situation how things will be
handled, but many times this
type of a problem is just a
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Cut red tape
'Other problems brought to
the office often deal with the
institution against the person,
he said, and the ombudsman
often is in a better position to
help cut red tape than the
' individual. . - .
. "In my 15 , years as a
teacher I've had the
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