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Some classrooms are crowded and a few
courses have been eliminated because there
aren't enough teachers to teach them; the
residence halls are full and football ticket
requests are up, according to university
It's all part of the 1975 back-to-school
The increased enrollment is "not just a
Nebraska phenomenon, it's happening to
all colleges, in private and state institu
tions,' said Steven Sample, NU vice
president for student affairs.
The nationwide spread of higher educa
tion has not swept across the plains
without leaving its marks.
Top UNL enrollment is 22,380, the
largest enrollment in UNL's history,
according to Gerald Bowker, dean of aca
demic services. The total is 1,488 more
than a year ago, and 800 more than the
record set in 1972.
Freshman enrollment, at 4,024 is the
largest since 4,169 enrolled in 1971, and is
276 more than last year, Bowker said.
This year's Graduate College enroll
ment, 3,624 students, is 599 more than a
year ago. Bowker said the number of part
time students continues to increase, partic
ularly in Extension Division enrollments.
This year 1,207 are in extension classes,
compared to 1,051 in 1974 and 845 in
Part-time graduate students also have
increased from 50 per cent of the total in
1971 to more than 75 per cent this year.
Bowker said women's enrollment, is up
two per cent from last year tor 41 per cent
of this year's student body.
Although increased enrollment has
caused some stress on the university, Ken
Bader, vice chancellor for student affairs,
said it has been a "pleasant surprise," He
said there were housing vacancies last year,
but this year's full occupancy caused saw
students to be placed in temporary housing
for a day or two.
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College 1975 1974
Agriculture 1517 1422
Architecture N 438 476
Arts and Sciences x 5175 5056
Business Administration 2344 . 2253
Engineering & Technology 1391 .1252
Home Economics .1060 1017
Teachers 2780 2812
Undeclared 1611 1392
Visiting 317 206
Dentistry 299 280
Law ; .471 439
Pharmacy 146 211
Graduate 3624 3025
Extension 1207 1051
TOTALS 22,380 20,892
Chancellor search committee formed; Say left out
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Richard Gilbert, chancellor
search committee chairman
By Paula Darnke
AS UN President Jim Say says he is con
fused. Last summer he served on the search
. committee for the assistant dean of student
development, but at Saturday's NU Board
of Regents meeting he was told a "conflict
of interests" would prevent him from serv
ing on the committee to nominate Chancel
lor James Zurnberge's successor.
The 17rmember committee roster re
leased Tuesday, and Say's name was not on
Cant do both
Say said the regents "strongly objected"
to him being a member of the search com
mittee while he is a nonvoting regent.
The decision to bar Say from the search
committee indicates the relationship be
tween the regents and the student members
is "not fixed," Say said.
He said he would have liked more time
to select the UNL student representatives
for the committee, but recommendations
had to be in by Monday evening, which
gave Say two days to come up with a list.
The three student representatives
selected were chosen for their knowledge
of student government and their activities
within the university, Say said.
Members include former ASUN senator
and CSL member Carolyn Grice of Omaha;
former ASUN senator James Macomber of
Whitman and ASUN senator Susie Reitz of
North Hatte. :
Chairman of the search -committee is
Richard Gilbert, former Faculty Senate
president and chemical engineering pro
fessor. Gilbert said a subcommittee will
meet before the first meeting, of the com
mittee Sept. 15 to discuss what "kind of
creature we want as chancellor." Com
mittee vice chairman is John Robinson,
. chairman of the English Dept.
; Four faculty members were selected by
the Faculty Senate president and eight .
liaison committee members for their ability
to exercise judgment," according to
Franklin Eld ridge, current Faculty Senate
president. Discussion of possible com
mittee members started when Zumberge
announced his resignation, Eldridge said.
Eldridge said he was informed of . the,
immediate request for committee nominees'
at Saturday's regents meeting. Eldridge
said, "The faster the committee is formed,
the sooner we find a new chancellor."
He said the committee was not pressur
ed for a quick list of members.
"WeVe been working on the list since.
Zurnberge's resignation," Eldridge said.
The faculty members, in addition to
Gilbert and Robinson, include C. Cale
Hudson, professor of educational admini
stration and Lowell Moser, associate pro
fessor of agronomy.
Members selected by the Alumni Assoc
iation are Sam Jensen of Omaha, first vice
president of the NU Alumni Association,
Beth Kosterman of David City, Alumni
Association president, and Dr. Robert
Rosenlof of Kearney, former president.
NU President D.B. Varner selected the
remaining committee members, who he
said represent "all parts of Nebraska and all
walks of life," according to William Swan
son, vice president and x corporation
.'. . Not la bylaws,
Swanson said Varner had to wait untU
Saturday's meeting to discuss the search
committee with the regents, because the
bylaws of the university do not specify the
necessity of a search committee.
He said Varner needed to discuss with
the regents how they wanted to conduct
the search for Zurnberge's successor.
Varner wants to move quickly with the
search committee, and this was the reason
for the so-called rush for the committee
members, Swanson said.
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Sliced: Nebraska Medical school
Thurston County moots requirements
BI ling u a I .el ecf ion' ru les .of f ecf state
Started: new degree program for
College of Pharmacy p.5
The Bureau of the Census ruled this
week that Thurston County ii the only
political subdivision in Nebraska requiring
. bilingual election procedures. ,
.'.-'Amendments passed Aug. 6, by the.
' House of Representatives to the Voting
Rights Act of 1965 made bilingual ballots
and voting information mandatory for all
. elections under two conditions: . .
-if more than five per cent of the
.citizens of state or politics! subdivision -"
ere members of a single language minority, "
-if the illiteracy rate of such persons as
a 'group is higher than the national Ellier- .
scy rate, now 4.6 per cent
The amendments defme i&tetacy to be -failure
to complete the fifth primary grade. '
. reservations for two American lisdlaii
tribes, ' Winnebago and Omaha, are in
Nebraska Secrcatary of State Allen
Ecerman and Thurston County Attorney
Mark J. Fuhrman were advised earlier this
month by the Justice Dept. that Thurston
County probably would be among sub
divisions in 27 states that would be re
quired to provide bilingual election
Sines most American Indian languages
including Omaha and . Winnebago " are
traditionally. oral, provisions were made in
the amendments for oral assistance and
instructions ia election procedures. .
However, ONL anthropology professor
Jim Gibson said the Winnebago and Omaha .
languages, both of th Sioux family, have '
.htm taught. phonetically in .Thurston
county schools usii?g the Roman alphabet.
' Fuhrman tali he did not know whether
the county, which will bear the expense,
would try to provide phonetically written
ballots and iruormation, or hsve art inter
preter .tv0 assistance to those needing it -'
Approximately ' 3,000 of the county's
7.0C0 population are either Omaha or
Wknebsga Indies, he said. Most of these
live hi three of the county's eleven
Fuhrman said there may be problems in
carrying out the ruling.
"If a person cannot read or write the
English language," he said, "that person
wouldn't be able to read a phonetically
written ballot. We would have to find
someone to Interpret fluently who was
well-versed in election procedures and laws
for every polling place. ,
Most of the younger tribal members
speak, read and write English, according to
Fuhntisn, but a large number of older
people could not vote without assistance
and have cot voted at 'all ia the past.
. Beermao' ssfd he thought the intent of -tha
amendments was to , provide needed
bilingual procedures for areas with high
concentrations of Spankhpeakirig citizens.
The requirements will cause unnecessary .
: difficulties and expenses to many areas, he
"When the Congress passes legislation
like" this," he said, "the local governments
always bear the expense and difficulty of
.carrying it out.
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Thursday, Partly cloudy and cooler,
' temperatures in the low to rnii-TOs. Thirty
per cent chance of rain.
Thursday night: Cooler, temperatures in
the low 40s.
Friday, lEgha in the low 70s, partly
- cloudy sides. - -
Stopped: Illegal parking by
Cornhusker football fans p.5
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