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thursday. October 9, 1975 volume 93 number 26 lincoto, nebraska
By Lisa Brown
Organization of a differentiated housing
task force begins tonight at a Housing -Policy
Committee (HFC) meeting in the
Nebraska Union. The task force will study
' all aspects of living in residence halls, fra
ternities, sororities and cooperatives.
First mentioned by HPC last spring, the
task force was originated after UNL hous
ing director Richard Armstrong suggested -it
to the Couacil on Student Life (CSL)
earlier this fall, said Don Thompson, HFC
CSL then .charged HPC with conducting
the study. At a Sept. 30 meeting of the
Residence Hall Association (RHA) execu
tive council and HPC, Armstrong outlined
why a report is needed and what form it
Armstrong said Wednesday he thought
the report was needed because this year, as '
in previous years, residence hall students
would ' question housing regulations and
want some changes. These questions shouio
be studied and reported in an organized
manner, lie said.
"I think the (NU Board of) Regents will
respond to a carefully, thought-out recom
mendation" more readily than to ait un
rese arched demand, Armstrong said. ,
Armstrong's proposal wis accepted at
the joint meeting. Tonight, nominees
for the committee are to be accepted or
rejected and HPC members will discuss pos
sible objectives of the task force.
HPC will charge the task force with
their responsibilities Oct. 16.
Organizing of the task force began be
fore Nebraska Wesley an University's Board
of Governors voted to allow alcohol on
campus, Thompson said. The differentiated
housing task force is to study all areas of
living, including alcohol.
Tuesday night, the ASUN government
liaison met to discuss action ASUN might
take to acquire alcohol on the UNL
campus. - '
ASUN president Jim Say said Wednes
day that ASUN plars to deal more intense
ly than the task force on the alcohol ques
tion," and win make its proposal to the.
Nebraska Legislature. V
The task force's report will be submit
ted to the regents.
Thompson said HPC and ASUN will
work together when possible. .
Thompson said the task force, com
posed of students, faculty and staff, will
review and evaluate differentiated housing .
recommendations made in the January,
1974 HPC differentiated housing report.
He said the task force then will evaluate
those, proposals approved and implemented
to see how they have progressed and what
further steps are needed. ,
The task force also will study recom
mendations not implemented to see
whether they should be implemented now,
Thompson said. They also may introduce
new ideas not included in the 1974 report.
The task force will have one representa
tive each from CSL, Panhelienic, Intcr
fraternity Council, Cooperatives, Housing
Office, Faculty, Staff and ASUN. It will
have two representatives from HPC, RHA
and Student Assistants.
After the task force makes its report,
which Thompson said he hopes to do be
fore the end of the semester, CSL, the
UNL chancellor and regents will review it.
Although it seems like a lot of red tape,
Thompson said, it really is a straightfor
ward, method of making recommendations
to the regents.
English professor garners
'People' magazine honor
By Paula Darake
, Even as a child, Bernice Slote wanted to
be a teacher, and for the last 29 years she
has taught UNL English.
The 61-year-old UNL English professor
recent!) was named to People Magazine's
all-American team of college professors.
The magazine singled out twelve American .
professors "whom their students and their
peers salute for excellence.
Slote, a Hickman native, joined the
UNL faculty in 1946 and is a recipient of"
the distinguished teacher award, She said
she only planned to stay at UNL a year or
two, and then teach at an eastern univers
ity. She chose to remain at UNL because of
promotion and tenure, she said.
? Prize winning novel " -
The author of a prize winning novel on
poet John Keats, she has, for the last 10
years, done research for a biography she
plans to write on Nebraska novelist Willa
Cather. In addition to her work on Keats
. and Cather, site has edited 13 books and
had many of her own poems published.
At UNL, Slote teaches literature of the
piaines and late romanticist courses. Since
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' . ! Weather
Thursday: Sunny and cooler. High in
the low 70s.
. Thursday night: Clear and cooler. Lows
in the mid-3Qs, ,
. Friday: Sunny and mild. Temperatures
in the low 70s.
1963, she has been editor of the Prairie
Schooner, a literary magazine sponsored by
the UNL English Dept.
Slote said the publication contains fic
tion and poetry writings of young, un
known writers as well as well-known
Slote said,shiosjBo special methods of.
keeping her students Interested "In ths
novels they read. She said she rarely lec
tures, but has many class discussions and
conferences with her students so both th
student and the instructor may become
more acquainted with each other.
Slote said she still thinks of herself as a
student because she still -writes and
" researches as her students do and is still
- Slote said she thinks students are more
relaxed and smarter now than" when she
started teaching at UNL. She said students
talk more easily in classes and are more
willing to try new things..
Slote said she is disturbed by the de
ficiency of basic writing skills in students.
Slote, who still teaches creative writing
courses on a . semi-regular basis, said
students have been told throughout grade
school and high school they, were doing
fine, when they weren't.
"Nobody has wanted to teil the student
that they were doing something wrong,"
Slote said. "They were brainwashed into.
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Quorum, lack prevents ASUN action
By George MJJcr .
The lack of a quorum prevented the
ASUN Senate from conducting any official
business Wednesday night. Twenty senators
appeared at the meeting. " Twenty-four
senators are needed for a quorum. : ;
The Senate was to have toted on a
government bill submitted by ASUN Presi
dent Jim Say providing senators with $10
per month to allow them to print news
letters and posters for better communica
tion with each senator's respective colleges.'
Another resolution would have given
ASUN approval to the Rek-Suhn-Roe and -Homecoming
celebration this week, . ".
However, the 'ASUN did appoint
Senators to two committees. . ' :
Senator Frank Thompson was appoint
ed ASUN' representative to . the Council
on Student Living's task force studying "
dent housing. t :
Senators Ear Singh, Jim Wcfso and ,
Karen Lan&Iind were chosen to serve on
the committee investigating ways to put
more student input into tie selection of
University Yell Squad members.
During the open forum portion of the
meeting, John Welch of the government
Uason committee said a subcommittee is
working f approval of sale and consump
tion of alcohol on the UN- L campus by the
Welch said the three main problems in -
getting approval for alcohol on campus
were that many people consider alcohol a
detriment to society, that some members
by the Board of Regents and that people in
the" state simply don't want Ikjuor on
Welch said his subcommittee's goal was
to neutralize these arguments and to solicit
support among state senators for liquor on
Power piant short causes blackout
: A short in a switch at the UNL Physical
Plant caused a temporary blackout across
campus st about 5 p,ro. Wednesday, accord-,
ing to S'm Evans, plant foreman.
Several , transformer at the ' plant
shotted out because of a wire that was
found where it didn't belong, he said.
"We, had to drop all power. to remove
the wire," Evans said, adding that 'Ve
might have another outage in a day oi so."
The power may ' be shut off egaln
because - the : transformers should be
checked for possible damage caused by the
short, Evans said, - . .
If another blackout is necessary, he
said, it will' occur in a day or two and
probably be late at night or early morning
when the least power is bung used.
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