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By Liz Crumley .
Due process and legitimate recall procedures were the
contentions of legal counsel for Council on Student life
(CSL) members. Chip Lowe and Dennis Synder and the
ASUN Senate in an open hearing Sunday to determine the
legality of the senate's Nov. 19 rescission of its CSL
student appointees. -
Bruce Smith, first year law student and legal counsel
for Lowe and Synder, stated in his opening arguments
that the rescissions should be void because the senate gave
no specific reasons for its action.
He also said the senate is "attempting to interfere with
student's legitimate right to take a stand."
John Recknor, second-year law student and legal
counsel for ASUN, said the matter is defining where
"power lies in making certain political moves."
Recknor said the senate's action was based on power
recall procedures according to the NU Board of Regents
Bylaws, the NU Bylaws, the ASUN constitution and the
Senate's Resolution No. 1.
Resolution No. 1 states that the senate's Appointments
Committee shall be "responsible for the filling of and
follow through and decision of recall on ASUN appoint
ments other than standing committee chairpeople and
sub-committee chairpersons." -
Recknor said he contends that Lowe and Synder's de
fense is based on the assumption that ASUN did not fol
low CSL's. rules and procedures. . . , '
Smith contended that Lowe and Synder had not been
notified of recall procedures against them.
At press time, Lowe, Synder and ASUN President Jim
Say had been called as witnesses.
When testifying, Lowe and Synder were questioned if
they, at the time of the appointment to CSL, thought
they were supposed to vote and express the senate's
policy at all times.
According to Recknor, a statement on their application
form said they were expected to voice the senate's opin
ion while serving on the committee.
One of the apparent disputes is whether Resolution
No. 42 was passed because the student appointees alleged
ly were not representing ASUN's opinion.
Both said they thought, at the time of their appoint
ment to CSL, that it was not mandatory that they repre
sent the senate's opinion. . " v
Say, when testifying, said the purpose of the rescis
sion was to help direct CSL through a transition period
while it was being revised. The senate was concerned
about jurisdictional disputes between the two groups, Say
The court has not made a final ruling. y
monday, february 9, 1976 vol. 99 no. 77 lincoln, nebraska
Alcohol on Campus: The NU Board of
Regents may review UNL's alcohol
policy recommendations Feb. 14 ..... .p.2
Collective Bargaining: The last of a
three-part editorial series appears
in D.N. Soapbox today . , p.4
Housing Rate Increase: Housing
Director Richard Armstrong explains ,
the residence hall rate increase ......... p.2
UNL's programs' impress chancel lor candidate
By Gail Smith
Roy Young, reportedly the prime candidate for new
UNL chancellor, said Friday he was "quite impressed
with the breadth of programs'? at UNL and the people he
met during his visit to Lincoln last week.
In a telephone interview from Corvallis, Ore., where he
is vice-president for research and graduate studies at
Oregon State University (OSU), Young said his candidacy
for the chancellor position is "still in discussion."
NU President D.B. Varner has said Young is "one of
three very strong, possibilities for the position," but
Scottsbluff NU Board of Regents member Robert
Simmons and sources close to the selection have confirm
ed that Young is the leading candidate.
According to the Feb. 6 Lincoln Star, "One issue still ,
. under negotiation is pay." UNL Comptroller Robert
Lovitt said he only can cite the figure that has been
budgeted for the chancellor's salary, which is $42,458
annually. The chancellor also receives a car and a rent
free house, he said
Former chancellor James Zumberge received that
salary before leaving UNL to become president of
Southern Methodist University. However, Lovitt said, the
house was given to the university this past summer so
Zumberge did not live in it before leaving. Zumberge did,
however, receive $400 monthly housing allowance
approved by the regents, Lovitt said.
Young's salary at OSU this year is $43,508, said Linda
Bcrdot, OSU budget officer. Next year's salaries arc still
undecided, she said, but average increases in academic
personnel salaries are' expected to be 10 to 11 per cent,
making Young's salary between $57,858 and $48,293.
The Star also reported a Corvallis newspaper spokes
man as saying Young is "effective", in obtaining federal
funds for OSU. Young said he is unfamiliar with UNL's
budget and federal financing situation, but said he thinks
universities need an administrative office to help faculty
members obtain federal grants. He said three people at
OSU work in new program development and help faculty
members receive federal funds.
Concerning state legislative financing for universities,
Young said he thinks most universities ask for more
money than they eventually receive from legislatures.
Similar programs ' ,
Young said OSU and UNL have some similarities.
For example, he said, both are land-grant schools, and he
said he thinks both emphasize science, engineering and
agriculture. . ' '
However, he said, OSU does not have law or
architecture programs because they are at the University
of Oregon at Eugene.
OSU also allows alcohol on campus, said Ara Severin,
receptionist in the OSU student services office. OSU
students of the legal drinking age (21) may consume,
alcohol in their private rooms on campus, but not on any
other university-owned property, such as the student
union, residence dining halls "or . trie football stadium,
Severin said. x .
Young said he had "no comment" about alcohol on
" UNL's campus unitl he knows more about the issue.
Varner sa5.d last week he hopes the chancellor nomina-
tion process will be finished before the regents' Feb. 14
meeting. Young said he has no plans now to return to
Lincoln before or on Feb. 14. . ,
Panel debates AAUP bargaining
By Joe Hudson -
The desirability of a UNL faculty member collective
haroaintno unit in light of th; v?? rfpresentstive Faculty
Senate winch has met once was discussed Friday by a
panel presenting the pros and cons of the approaching
Feb, 16 faculty member vote.
Representing the con side of the issue, UNL agricul
tural economics professor Everett Peterson and food
science chairman Roy Arnold said the Faculty Senate,
which charges no dues, deserves a chance to prove its
Arguing for unionization were UNL horticulture prof.
Dermot Coyne and James McKay, mathematics professor
at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. They said the
American Association of University Professors (AAUP),
the proposed UNL bargaining unit, would enhance the
Faculty Senate and added that the estimated $100 annual
dues are more than compensated for by salary increases
and more active participation in decision-making.
38 per cent salary increase
McKay, executive committee member of the Oakland
AAUP chapter said Oakland University salaries have in
creased 38 per cent since it accepted AAUP, while UNL
salaries have increased 20 per cent in that time. He said
the average full professor at Oakland receives a three per
cent salary boost annually, independent of cost of
living and merit increases. The Oakland University merit
component of salaries is as much as 40 per cent, McKay
, Last year, UNL faculty members received a five per cent
plus $468 general salary increase, which was approved by
the Nebraska Legislature as part of the university'
budget, Peterson said, lie said UNL has no specific fund
for merit increases and that these increases must.be pro
cessed through the individual's department, the
chanc?!!or's offics and the NU Bcsrd cf Regents.
Coyne discounted fears that Nebraska public opinion
would be against a faculty union. -
"I would never join a union," Coyne said. But the
AAUP is perceived as a professional association like the
American Medical Association, he said.
' However, Peterson said that the AAUP is listed on page
58 of the U.S. Labor Dept. Direction of National Unions.
Public support for the university may dwindle, he said,
causing NU Foundation fund drives to fall short.
Questionable student role
Arnold said unionization is untimely because of what
he called the Faculty Senate's infancy and the change in
the UNL administration. He also said the students' rolein
the bargaining process is "a big unknown." Both Arnold
and Peterson said they feared tuition increases, which
they said might pit students against faculty members.
Student fees at Oakland are $100 more a year than fees at
non-union Michigan and Michigan State Universities,
McKay, who said he was anti-union before the AAUP
was accepted at Oakland said what he termed salary in
equities between UNL, the University of Nebraska at
Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center
could be ironed out by AAUP. Women professors' salaries
also would be raised to the level or male professors,
McKay said. , , ',
Cooperative Extension agents, whose absentee ballots
must be postmarked by midnight tonight, listened to the
discussion and phoned questions in from three outstate
extension service stations.
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- The aftermath of picketing
sympathizers of Local 151 of the Inter
national Alliance of ' Theatrical Stage '
Employes and Motion Picture Operators
outside of the Stuart Theatre Friday night
resulted in three arrests. Lincoln Police Lt.
Roq B ruder said that the three, Including
Doug Hoard and William Seymour, were
arrested ' for violating state picket laws
requiring persons to be at least SO feet
from the entrance of the place being
!ickcted, and, when more than one person
s involved, requiring that they be at least
50 feet from each other. Cruder said one of
the arrested men was a member of the
union. Union members have been boy
cotting the theater and others owned by
the Dubksky Brothers since Aug. 29
because of labor disputes. '
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