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State Sen. Ernie Chambers Tuesday afternoon spoke from the
capitol steps to a group of marchers protesting the official handling
of the Sept. 24 shooting death of Arvid SherdeS Lewis. For stories
on Tuesday's events and a history of the Lewis shooting, see
today's Third Dimension section, beginning on page 5.
Wednesday, October 15, 1975 volume 99 number 29 lincoln, nebraska
By Dick Piersol
Although final NU Board cf Regents
approval has not been given for hiring a
full-time NU attorney, about 25 applicants
have expressed interest in the position in
the past two months, according to William
Swanson, NU corporation secretary.
Swanson said the regents probably will
make a decision by the end of the year on
whether or not to establish the post;
William Erskine, NU executive vice
president for administration, said the
increasing complexity and volume of NU's
legal work indicates a need for a full-time
in-house NU attorney.
Erskine said the university administra
tion had considered the idea of an in-house
attorney for some time.
' The Lincoln law firm of Cline, Williams,
Wright, Johnson and Oldfather currently
is retained at $22,000 annually as counsel
Erskine said they have been satisfied
with the firm's "30 or 40 year" representa
tion of NU. ClineWiiliams probably would
be retained for special case work and
lawsuits even if the regents approve the hir
ing of a full time attorney, Erskine said. A
house attorney would likely handle most
of NU's routine legal work he said,
"probably at a salary of about $30,000."
That work includes attending regent's
meetings, advising the central administra
tion, reviewing federal research contracts
and legally overviewing the acquisition and
disposition of land and other real property.
Erskine said compliance with federal
Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines
also involves legal advice.
"A good portion of ClineWiiliams fees
are due to meeting estate prescriptions of
bequests left to the university," Erskine
"They know the legal background better
than anyone. It is not uncommon that a
firm be retained for such a length of time.
They can usually provide immediate
answers to . university legal questions
because of that background."
NU legal costs total about $70,000 to
$80,000 annually, Erskine said.
NU legal expenses
An analysis of NU legal expenses com
piled over a year ago for fiscal 1973-1974
showed legal costs of $80,59 1 .
Of that sum5 $59,185 went to Cline.
Williams, including their retainer. The rest
was paid to three Omaha firms for legal
work done for the University of Nebraska
Medical Center and the University of
Nebraska at Omaha. EUick and Spire were
paid $16,470, Crossman, Barton and Norris
$.178, Lorry Meyers, $758.49.
The cost breakdown by campus was:
UNL-$24,539, UNMC-$19,064, UNO
$4,550 and university wide $32,436.
Erskine said not all of that money is
assessed against tax dollars. He said legal
expenses incurred concerning housing
revenue bonds are assessed to the housing
Despiie opposition, social work school will move
By Barbara Lutz
Despite opposition from students, facul
ty, local and outstate social work agencies,
the UNL School of Social Work will move
to Omaha. .., .- .. :u
Threatened by loss of accreditation, all
graduate and undergraduate programs will
be phased out within two years.
Ron Ozaki, director of the UNL school,
said, "A tentative timetable has been set up
which will eliminate the master program by
the end of this academic year and will elim
inate the undergraduate program the
following academic year."
"The university is committed to quality
social work education at baccalaureate and
masters levels. To do this we're consolida
ting the undergraduate and graduate
programs in Omaha."
The school's national accreditation is
threatened by the Council on Social Work
Education, a national organization in
charge of accrediting schools, in five areas
cf concern. They include:
-Overall lack of support of the school
by the university.
-Lack of adequate faculty resources.
-Lack of continuity in the school's
leadership because of "recent faculty turn
over." There are now 18 faculty on the
school's staff, and the most recent resigna
tion was thai of uio vdiuui's JiioCiOi, Tvu
Ernst, who left in July to head the Univers
ity of Kansas School of Social Work.
-Lack of sufficient cohesiveness among
-Lack of congruity between the mis
sions cf the Lincoln and Omaha campuses
and the apparent inability of the school to
Respond to both.
Five hundred students currently are
enrolled in the NU school, with about half
of them attending classes on the UNL
campus according to the social work office.
John Sarr, assistant to the provost for
program review at UNO, said the move will
result in a stronger program. The chief ad-V3ntager-ha
said, will be consolidation of -the
school's resources. Sarr said there are
"resources available to operate on only one
Sarr said "we do intend to provide a
program that will meet the needs of both
urban, and rural practitioners." Locating
the entire program on one campus will
eliminate duplication, he said.
Ozaki said "our concern (at the school)
is that we have a smooth transition with
minimal disruption and additional expense
to students and their families on the UNL
Bill Tiwald, a part time undergraduate
student at the UNL school, said he is
opposed to the move. "I will have to
switch my major or take classes in Omaha."
He said this is impractical, not only for
financial reasons, but because he has a
family to support.
Max Larsen, dean of the College of Arts
-and Sciences, said the UNL administration
was "as stunned as the students and faculty,
when they learned this was going to
happen." He said the students feel the de
cision was made at the systems level but it
seems that Omaha alone made the decision,
"Even though we have a major of social
welfare in this college, we were not includ
ed in the decision of moving," he said.
Larsen said it is "just unprecedented
that someone would cancel a major with
out consulting us (the College of Arts and
The social work program is "important
not only for students who become pro
fessionals in social work, but also for
those in education or those dealing with
social institutions. They had planned to
leave two courses here, but they don't
count toward a major or an Ar ts and
Sciences group requirement," he said. He
said these course then could only be used
The two courses include Social Work
100 (social welfare as an institution) and
Social Work 200 (social work as a
Ozaki said he did not knew how much
it will cost to make the move to Omaha or
who will pay for it, because the school
does not have funds in its budget to help
'The feasibility study of 1967 assured
us that faculty who needed to relocate
would have help from UNO." But he said
"all of those involved in the decision,
except for NU President D.B. Vamer, are
no longer at the university." . .
Computer failure delays PACE total
Student donations to the Program for
Active Commitment to Education (PACE)
were to be tabulated this weekend, but
because of computer malfunction, the
totals will not be known until later today.
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assistant bursar, the total amount donated
will be "about five thousand dollars."
"We were approaching four and a half
thousand," Fouraker said. "It's pretty well
stabilized right now. It's about the same
PACE contributions are made by
marking the "yes" box on tuition state
ments. If marked, students add $3.50
to the amount due on their tuition bill.
The $3.50 is placed into a PACE account
by the computer.
According to Fouraker, students
donated $5,200 last spring and $6,300 one
Summer session tuition statements
contain "ossibie PACE donation? of.
$1.75, haff of the regular semester charge.
Donations from last summer's tuition
bills were $122 for the three-week session,
$520 for the first five-week session nd
$315 for the second five-week session.
PACE contributions are used to give
financial aid to needy students.
According to Ron Fritz, assistant
director of the Office of Scholarships
and Financial Aids, about 45 students have
received $8,750 worth of PACE money
Last year, Fritz said, about 43 students
received a total of $10,093.56 from the
ArcnrHJn , to Carl Mueller, UNL's
fiscal manager of grants and contracts,
university employes also donate to the
PACE program. During the fiscal year from
July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975, university
staff members donated $2,189.50 to
"There have been several donations
made by businesses and organizations,"
Mueller said. "But they have been very
UNL crosswalk victim fair
A UNL student was listed In fair condi
tion at Lincoln General Hospital Tuesday,
according to a hospital spokesman, after
being hit by a car Monday morning.
Jan McKtoiMy, 18, 7225 Oxford Rdn
suffered scalp cuts and a bruised left hip
sfisr being struck by a car at 8: 10 ajn. on
North 10:.h street, between T and U streets
in front of the 501 Eldg.
Gale Zurr.brunn, a 20-ycar-cJd UNL stu
dent, 2310 Garfield St., Apt. 5, was ticket
ed by a Lincoln policeman after the mishap
for failure to yfcld the right of way to a '
According to John Duve, Campus Police
traffic and parking coordinator, the cross
ing always has been a problem spot, but
improvements are at least a year away.
Pedestrians sometimes block traffic
and the traffic is dangerous to pedes
trians," Duve said.
According to Duve, Campus Police will
recommend that the city install a traffic
light t the crosswalk.
Robert Ilolsinser, city traffic engineer, '
gives a different picture.
"There is no money appropriated for it
(traffic light) in the 1974-75 or 1975-76
burets" IfolsLfiger said. "The demand for
a li$it in that area isn't that great."
lluhfagst said the crosswalk is "well
marked" with crosswalk signs and street
Preview: Showboat, a musical
by the UNL Opera Dept.
starts Thursday p.10
Aids and Entertainment. . , . . p.10
Short Stuff p.2
Wedstesiljy: Mostly ranny skies, temper
atures in the mid to tipper 60s. Northwest
winds ranging from 5 to 10 ra.pJi.
. Wc&teaJay Cooler with tempera
tures in the rmd-30s.
Thnra-Jav: Mostly sisnnv end ennler.
Crosswcrd ; . p.12 Temperatures hi the mid to upper 60s.
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