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monday, december 8, 1975 volume 99 number 57 lincoln, nebraska
By George Miller
Former ASUN Senator Art Chan said he
was not under "direct or explicit" pressure
from the UNL administration to resign
from the senate, but may have dome under
"indirect" pressure to resign.
Chan, an economics graduate student
teacher, was appointed to the senate Nov.
12 to fill a graduate school vacancy.
However, on Dec. 2 Chan resigned his
office, citing a lack of student "unity and
support" for ASUN, a "hostile attitude
and neglect of the administration and the
Daily Nebraskan," which he said "dras
tically cut down its (ASUN's) effectiveness
as the student governing body."
In a letter to ASUN President Jim Say,
Chan said he also resigned because of pos
sible failure of courses from "long hours of
ASUN-related work and potential unfavor
able remarks in my records because of my
aggressiveness and outspokenness."
At the Dec. 3 Senate meeting, Sen.
Frank Thompson, also an economics stu
dent teacher, said pressure was applied on
Chan to resign after he supported a
Thompson-sponsored resolution opposing
construction of the Campus Assistance
Center (CAC) in the Nebraska Union Main
Some of Chan's students complained to
the administration that Chan was using his
position as a teacher to promote ASUN,
Thompson said, resulting in pressure on
Chan channeled through Ken Bader.vice
chancellor for student affairs.
Thompson's resolution to halt the cen
ter's construction was introduced at the
Nov. 19 senate meeting, Chan said. That
same night, Chan co-sponsored a resolution
with Thompson and Sen. Bob Simonsen to
replace the six ASUN appointees to the
Council on Student Life (CSL) with seven
Asked for opinions
On the Friday following that meeting,
Nov: 21, Chan said he was asked for his
opinions on the center and CSL by several
students in his economics class, one of:
them being Janel Harr, CSL parliamentarian.
Chan said he told his class he was not
paid to discuss CSL, ASUN or the center,
but to teach economics.
However, he said he "agreed to discuss
them if no one in the class objected. Since
no one did, he said he. told the class about
recent ASUN and CSL meetings and tried
to relate them to economic theory.
. Chan said he later heard from Theodore
Roesler, acting chairman of the Economics
Dept. that one of Chan's students had ac
cused him of violating the student's aca
demic freedom when Chan used his po
sition as a teacher to talk about ASUN and
N.U attorney applicants
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University administrators are consider
ing five or six attorneys from among more
than 25 applicants as most likely prospects
to become the first full-time NU attorney,
according to William Erskine, vice
president for administration.
Erskine said administrators are follow
ing no strict selection format and probably
will recommend in January several
candidates for consideration by the NU
Board of Regents.
Trial experience and previous work
within a college or university are among
qualifications administrators are seeking,
he said. ,
Depending upon qualifications .' and
experience, the attorney will be paid
"between $22,Q00 and $34,000 annually,"
"Besides the increasing number of daily
legal questions which arise, "the attorney
will have to do some administration work
and will be the focus of all legal work on
all three campuses," Erskine said.
He said Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson
and Oldfather, a Lincoln law firm, will
continue to be retained by the regents for
special case work, probably at less than its
current $22,000 annual fee. The firm will
represent the regents in cases they
currently handle, including faculty efforts
to establish a collective bargaining unit
and the regents' suit to define the scope of
the Legislature's powers in regard to the
university, he said.
Among the legal matters the full-time
attorney will handle are affirmative .actions
compliance reports to federal and state
government, real estate matters, advice to
the central administration and regents,
research grants and estate prescriptions
of bequests left to the university, Erskine
Students to receive tickets
All students applying for tickets to the
1975 Fiesta Bowl Dec. 26 in Tempe, Ariz.,
will receive them, according to Jean Wal
cott of the ticket office.
Students may pick up their tickets
Tuesday through Thursday from 9 aim. to
noon and 1 pjn. to 4 p.m. at the South
Stadium ticket office. Students must call
and sign for their own ticket, and must pre
sent a lottery application receipt and
student ID. Married students must show
certificate of marriage, Walcott said.
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William Erskine, vice president for administration, says he expects
university administrators to recommend in January several candidates
for NU's first full-time attorney post.
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A male peacock poses at the Great Flains Zoo in Sioux Fells, S.D.
Media-izing: At the College of
Dentistry. ... ... .... . .p.10
will make the final
decision. . . . . . .... ....... p3
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Editorials. ................ p.4
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Sports .................. p.14
Crossword ............... p.15
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