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    thursday, november 20, 1975 volume 89 number 50 lincoln, nebraska
or opposes tenure
By Ron Ruggtess
An authority on universities said he
does not favor tenure, including the tenure
policy approved Saturday by the NU Board
of Regents.
Frank Bowen, who co-authored the
book Managing Multicampus Systems: Ef
fective Administration in an Unsteady
State with Eugene Lee, said tenured facul
ty does not allow a flow or new blood into
college curricula.
"Times are changing," he said. "Young
faculty brings in new perspectives, tech
niques, vigor and they are under a pressure
to produce."
Academic problems
Although declining enrollment and tight
budgets plague many of the campuses the
two authors examined in their year-long
study, Bowen said, the major problem still
lies in the academic program.
"Universities are always trying to meet
their new demands, as well as their old,"
he said.
Many universities have given up their
foreign language requirement, so there is an
entire department with tenured faculty
members, but no students for them to
teach, he said.
"The majority of the department is just
taking up valuable space, and most of all,
money," Bowen said.
NU President D.B. Vamer said he be
lieves the tenure system adopted by the
regents is beneficial.
'Tenure doesn't mean there is less crea
tivity," he said. "Some of the more active
and the more courageous programs come
from the senior faculty members."
He said younger instructors are trying to
Zorinsky runs as Demo
By Dick PiersoJ
Omaha-Mayor Edward Zorinsky, a life
long Republican, announced Wednesday
that he has changed his party registration
and will run as a candidate for the Demo
cratic 1976 Senatorial nomination.
At a morning press conference, the
Omaha mayor said the Republican party
hierarchy already had decided to support
Rep. John Y. McCollister, who announced
his candidacy last week.
Independence breeds honesty, Zorinsky
said, and added he was financially indepen
dent of any party. w """
Zorinsky said, not being a party-oriented
man, the Republican Party had not sup
ported his candidacy for the nonpartisan
mayorship and he never sought the party's
Hess Dyas, former Democratic state
party chairman and an unsuccessful 1972
congressional candidate, is expected to an
nounce his candidacy for the Democratic
senatorial nomination in January.
Zorinsky said Dyas would be a weak
Dyas's charges of Zorin sky's "oppor
tunism" are true, Zorinsky said.
"My best opportunity is to run as a
Democrat because the Republicans seem to
want to pass the senate seat along the hier
archy," he said.
Zorinsky said he has not chosen his
campaign staff or talked with Democratic
Gov. J. James Exon about his candidacy.
Zorinsky's public safety director,
Richard Roth, also recently changed his
party registration from Republican to
Zorinsky said major campaign issues
would be what he called government inept
itude and the federal government's over
control of people's lives.
Spend money faster
-"The federal - government can spend
money faster than I, as mayor working 16
hours a day, can save it," he said.
To "make sure Omaha taxpayers are not
deprived of a working mayor," Zorinsky
said he plans to campaign evenings and
Asked if he would run for another term
as mayor in 1977 if defeated in his Senate
big, Zorinsky said since he did not expect
to lose, he has not considered the
If Zorinsky should win, he would have
to resign as mayor and Robert Cunningham,
president of the City Council, would com
plete his term until the May, 1977, general
State law says that Zorinsky can not of
ficially file as a candidate until 90 days
after switching parties.
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Photo eourtogy of Colin rt Artfe "a Management lew.
Internationally acclaimed duo-pianists Anthony and Joseph
Paratore perform tonight fit 8 at Kimball Recital Hall as
part of their 1975-76 coast-to-coast North American tour.
establish their credibility with peers, so
they often are afraid to try innovative ap
proaches to education.
The NU system is not so highly tenured
that it does not allow the introduction of
younger professors into the system, Varner
Bowen, whose book was sponsored by
the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in
Higher Education, said the tenure system is
complex and there are no ready solutions
to it.
There are so many universities with
tenure and it is such a strong tradition, that
it is hard to dispel it, he said.
The best systems can do is to lower the
tenure density, Bowen said.
The new NU tenure policy (with facul
ty recommendations) is attempting that,
Varner said. .
Recommendations include:
-Most faculty members must wait the
full six-year probationary period before re
ceiving tenure, but the regent's Academic
Affairs Committee will stress that tenure
may be awarded anytime before the full
-Faculty members will be notified at
the end of their sixth year at UNL whether
they will receive tenure within one year.
This one-year notice is required by the
American Association of University Pro
fessors rules.
-The new requirements will be en
forced at the departmental level, where
initial recommendations for tenure are
made before the nominees are reviewed by
a campus-wide committee. Faculty mem
bers are to be informed of the new
standards. .
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Photo by Stovo Boornor
Omaha Mayor Edward Zorinsky announced Wednesday that he has
changed from a Republican to a Democrat and will run for the U.S.
Senate in 1976.
CSL appointees recalled,
replaced by ASUN senators
By George Miller
The ASUN Senate Wednesday night
temporarily rescinded the appointments of
six of its appointees to the Council on Stu
dent Life (CSL) and replaced them with
seven ASUN senators. One CSL appointee
previously hsd been recalled leaving seven
The former CSL representatives will be
reinstated on a person-by-person basis up
on recommendation of ASUN's appoint
ments committed after a successful' reor
ganization of CSL has been accomplished.
The seven senators appointed to CSL
are Robert Simonson, Fritz Shehlik, Jim
Wefso, Vee Sawyer, Nancy Fahlberg, Julie
Bergmeier and Karen Dress.
The senate passed the resolution intro
duced by Senators Simonson, Frank
Thompson and Art Chan to have ASUN
senators on CSL when it and ASUN meet
with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Ken Bader to discuss possible revisions of
CSL structure and its relations to ASUN.
Simonson said the resolution was not a
recall of the Senate's appointees, but that
it was important to have senators sitting on
CSL when the two groups negotiate with
"The senators should have input into
what the relationships should be between
ASUN and CSL," Simonson said.
Senator Wefso said that ASUN "didn't
have any relationship with CSL."
"It's in the best interests of students to
have a power struggle," he said. "The stu
dents' best interests can't be served when
there are two groups claiming viability.
The personalities that make up the board
now won't allow drastic change," he said.
"Drastic change is needed."
Bader, who attended the meeting, said
the administration should give weight to
Continued on p.S
SUN goes down: Arts and Science
Curriculum Committee refuses
quick approval for six
SUN courses p.9
Also Find:
Editorials. p. 4
Arts and Entertainment p.S
Sports p.10
Crossword p. 12
Short Stuff p.6
Thursday: Cloudy and cold. Possible
snow flurries. High temperatures in the
mid-308. Northwest winds ranging from
15-25 n.pJi.
Thursday night: Decreasing cloudiness
and colder with occasional enow. Low
temperatures in the low 20s.
Friday: Snow ending and clearing skies.
Highs in the mid-30s.