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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1975)
By George Miller
Eighty per cent of UNL students polled
favor consumption of alcohol in private
living units on campus, according to a poll
conducted by Selection Research Inc.
The poll was sponsored by the ASUN
Government Liaison Committee as part of
its effort to gain approval of consumption
and sale of liquor on campus.
Twelve per cent of students polled op
posed liquor consumption on campus,
while 9 per cent had no opinion.
Seventy per cent of the students said
they thought beer should be sold in the
City and East Campus Unions. Twenty
one per cent said no and 10 per cent had
Sixty-one per cent favored sale of wine
in the Unions, 27 per cent opposed it and
12 per cent had no opinion.
Fifty-four per cent favored sale of
mixed drinks while 36 per cent opposed
sale and 1 1 per cent had no opinion.
Profits to scholarships
Thirty-two per cent said they thought
profits from liquor sales in the Unions
should go toward scholarships, 20 per cent
said toward Nebraska Union improvement
and programs and 20 per cent said toward
parking lot improvements. Seven per cent
said profits should go toward campus beau
tification, six per cent said toward enter
tainment, five per cent toward intramural
athletic facilities and four per cent said
toward the University Health Center.
Eighty -eight per cent of the students said
they drank alcoholic beverages but only
47 per cent said they drank them in their
campus living units.
If alcohol was legalized on campus,
eight per cent said they would move off
campus. Eighty-three per cent said they
would not and nine per cent had no
However, only seven per cent said they
would be more likely to live on campus if
alcohol consumption was legalized. Ninety
three per cent said they would not.
Sixty-three per cent said legalization of
liquor would have very little effect on their
decision to live on campus or not. Twenty
five per cent said it wouid affect their
Photo by Stv Boarrwr
NU President D.B. Vamer addressed the Faculty Senate for the first
Businesses boost band fund
Hopes for a UNL marching band trip to
the Fiesta Bowl Dec. 26 were Improved
Tuesday when Ken King, executive vice
president of Commercial Federal Savings
and Loan, announced that nine area banks
and loan institutions and a Lincoln radio
station have decided to encourage
dor.stions to th bflr,d fund.
" King said First National Bank, National
Bank of Commerce, Havelock Bank,
Gateway Bank and Commercial Federal
Savings of Lincoln; First National Bank,
U.S. National Bank, Omaha National
Bank, and Commercial Federal Savings in
Omaha, and KLIN Radio in Lincoln have
ordered 10,000 Fiesta Bowl programs to be
given away with every $5 contribution to
the NU Foundation's fund raising drive.
it would affect their decision a great deal.
Effect on study habits
Sale and consumption of liquor on cam
pus would "definitely not" hurt study hab
its of 63 per cent polled. Twenty-four per
cent said it would "probably not" hurt
studies, eight per cent sait it would "prob
ably" hurt their studies and two per cent
said it would "definitely" hurt.
Eighty-two per cent said they favored
establishment of a voluntary campus al
cohol education program. Three per cent
opposed creation of such a program while
15 per cent had no opinion,
ASUN Sen. Jeff Searcy, chairman of the
Senate's Governmental Liaison Committee
when the poll was commissioned, said the
next step in getting approval of campus al
cohol sale and consumption will be to es
tablish a state-wide network of "influential
decision somewhat while 13 per cent said
people" to back proposed legislation in the
Legislature legalizing it on campus.
He said the "influential" people would
include community leaders, labor officials,
municipal officials, party leaders, teachers.
lawyers and doctors who would receive in
formation about the issue and "spread the
word" about the proposals.
Searcy said he hopes those people
would contact their state senators and urge
them to support the legislation.
If they can win
One state senator has agreed to spon
sor legislation next year "if the students
can prove they can win" on the issue, he
Searcy said students can prove they can
win by enlisting community and business
leaders to help push the issue.
A student lobbying network composed
of interested students from each legisla
tive district also will be established, Searcy
said. Students would try to persuade their
state senator to support the bill.
He said the lobbying network's format
would be forumlated within the next two
weeks. Efforts to enlist students in the pro
gram will start in January, Searcy said.
"If the students are concerned enough
and want it, we can win," Searcy said. "If
not, the bill will go down to defeat."
Wednesday, december 10, 1975 volume 99 number 58 lincoln, nebraska
Vomer addresses senate
on communication flaws
By Sandy Mohr
Because of what he called a "co isider
able flaw in communication," NU Presi
dent D.B. Varner spoke to the Faculty
Senate Tuesday afternoon on budgetary
problems and expectations for the new
UNL chancellor... . -
Some areas of misunderstanding have
developed in the administration of the
three NU campuses, according to Varner.
"The university must function as a
single organization," he said, adding that
the NU Board of Regents is solely respon
sible for running the campuses.
Varner opened the door for further
talks to the senate by saying that it is "not
only desirable, but essential for the presi
dent to meet occasionally with the facul
ty." Senate President Franklin Eldridge
had said previously this was the first time
he could remember Varner speaking to the
Vamer reported to the senate on a five
year study from 1971 to 1975 which
found UNL receiving 45 per cent, the Uni
versity of Nebraska Medical Center 32 per
cent and the University of Nebraska at
Omaha 18 per cent of legislative general
However, he said, enrollment during
that period had decreased by 7.6 per cent
at UNL and increased by two per cent at
UNO. Although Varner said this disparity
was not significant, he said every effort
should be made to see that comparably fac
ulty salaries and academic programs receive
equal financing. He added that he is not
happy with the progress of a Faculty Sen
ate Committee that was set up to study
This committee, appointed in February
by Varner, reported to the senate later in
the meeting they still are studying the com
parability of the two campuses and hoped
to reach a consensus for this year's budget
request to the Legislature.
Varner also warned faculty members
that faculty salaries may not increase.
"There is little reason for optimism re
gardless of the merits of our case," he
Varner also told the senate that he
hoped the new chancellor, whoever he or
she may be, Would bring leadership and
enthusiasm to UNL.
Also at the meeting, senate members
passed a proposal for a new type of
scholarship called Scholarships for Aca
demic Excellence. Besides regent and ath
letic scholarships, Vice President Steven
Sample said, there are no current "schol
arships for scholarship."
The senate also approved two grading
proposals, one saying if an official drop
slip is not filed a grade of W will be dated
on trie last day of the class. The other pro
posal stated that a student who has re
ceived a VV must register again in order to
receive credit and a grade in the course.
Examinations still alive during dead week
By Theresa Foreman
Dead week is alive and well on the UNL
The week before semester final exam
inations is designated dead. week, sup
posedly a moratorium on all exams, both
hourly and final.
Dead week is anything but dead this
year, but nobody seems to mind.
The dead week rule has been altered to
allow hour exams during the last week of
classes with the unanimous consent of the
class, according to a memo distributed to
faculty members two weeks ago, and
signed by acting UNL Chancellor Adam
Bieckenridge and Faculty Senate Presi
dent Franklin Eldridge.
Many faculty members give exams dur
ing dead week, Eldridge said, usually for
the convenience of both Use students and
ths faculty, he added.
"Faculty members don't want to grade
final exams two days before Christmas "
Eldridge , explained, . "and student . .
want to stay on campus until the end of
Students sometimes pressure the teacher
into giving the exam early, he said.
Most students who have final examina
tions during dead week have no com
plaints. Comments from freshman Carmen
Braasch typified student response.
She said dead week tests are preferable
to finals week tests because they last
one hour instead of two, lighten the load
during finals week and often allow an
early Christmas vacation.
ASUN President, Jim Say, Eldridge and
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Ken
Bader all said they have received no
student complaints this semester about
'exams during dead week. Bader said he
received less than 50 complaints last year
about professors flouting dead week rules.
Other students said finals during dead
week aid not lesvo enough time for study.
Pete Mason, junior, said this complaint
is Invalid. ."They're just kidding them
selves," he said. "Everyone knows in the
beginning of the semester they are going to
have finals. That should be enough time to
Students who think dead week rules are
broken may complain at the departmental
or college level, Eldridge said, bringing
their grievance to Bader or to the Faculty
Bader said he would like to do away
with final examinations, because he said
they are unnecessary. .
Eldridge supports the current policy of
final examinations for most classes. Ad
ministrative and faculty opinion aside,
dead week rules must be followed, he said.
The dead week tradition has been
around for at least ten to 15 years," ac
cording to Ronald Gieihan, assistant to
the vksf chancellor for Student Affairs.
Nobody seems to know for sure how .
old the dead week tradition is because,
"it's written down somewhere, but darned
if I can put my finger on it," EWridga said.
Fiesta Bowl: Travel hints to save
Willa Cathcr: Editorial
memoirs p. 12
Editorials p. 4
Third Dimension .. p.7
Sports p. 14
Short Stuff p.3
Crossword p. IS
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer.
High temperatures in the low to mid-5 0s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy arid
little temperature change. Lows in the
upper 20s to low 30s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and cooler.
Highs in the mid-40a.
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