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By Ann Owens
Roy Young, nominee for the UNL chancellor, will
attend the NU Board of Regents monthly meeting Satur
day. His appointment will be recommended for the
board's approval by NU President D.B. Varner.
. The board will meet at 8 ajm. in Regents Hall, 3835
Holdrege St., after a breakfast and press conference with
Young at 7 a jn. in the Columbus Room of the Nebraska
Center for Continuing Education, 33rd and Holdrege
The regents also will be asked by Utka Sen. Douglas
Bereuter to act with the Nebraska Legislature to restore
what he called quality education to UNL.
According to the Lincoln Star, Bereuta said actions to
improve the University of Nebraska Medical Center
(UNMC) and the University of Nebraska at Oraaha (UNO)
have overshadowed UNL.
"It is time to put more money into UNL," he said.
The regents also will be asked by Ken Bader, UNL vice
chancellor for student affairs, to approve a legal age con
sumption and possession of alcohol in university student
living units and to approve a 244xur guest visitation
option for undergraduate students. A 24-hour option is
already available for graduate students.
According to Bader, current housing options offer
students a limited range of living environments.
Other items on the regents' agenda include:
-Consideration of a request by Bader and Miles Torn
meraasen, vice-chancellor for business and finance, to in
crease next year's UNL residence hall room and Board
rates $35 for double occupancy and $50 for single
occupancy. . . ' .
-A report, presented by William Erskine, executive
viceesident for administration, comparing NUs 1976
77 budget request with the Nebraska Legislature's
Appropriations Committee's recommendation in LB 690
and Gov. J. James Exon's recommended appropriation in
NU's request for total financing was $148,265,034,931,
LB690 recommended $137,202,469 and LB975 recom-
-Approval of space requirements and a proposed
budget for Omaha's Downtown Education Center, as re
quested by UNL Chancellor Ronald Roskens.
f riday, february 13, 1976 vol. 99 no. 80
SAT: The Scholastic Aptitude
and achievement tests may
soon include a written portion. . .
Out of My Head: A symphony
of cognitive dissonance
Roses are Red: And the Daily
Nebraskan recognizes romantics
with a Valentine's Day ad contest
winners ana losers. . . .
Basic education grants' status expected in a wee
By Nancy Clark
UNL students receiving Basic Education Opportunity
Grants (BEOG) should know the status of those grants in
about one week, according to a UJS. Office of Education
The federally-financed BEOG program needs to draw
$160 million on its 1976-77 appropriations to meet this
academic year's obligations, said Diane Sedicum, assistant
to the head of the BEOG program in a telephone inter
view from Washington, D.C.
If Congress fails to advance the funds, students could
face 1975-76 grant cuts of about 20 per cent, she said.
This would affect about 1,350 UNL students, accord
ing to Debbi Knight, a UNL financial aid adviser.
Sedicum added that BEOG officials "are working close
ly with Congress" and "are confident of a quick resolu
tion" of the problem.
"Our opinion is that Congress will budget the addition
al funds rather than back down on commitments already
made" she said. BEOG was budgeted $820 million for the
1975-76 academic year.
Sedicum said a recent Associated Press article on the
program's budget problem was "mislcading."
"By concentrating on what would happen if grants
were cut, the article implied that (grant) rewards would be
reduced " she said. "But no one is suggesting that rewards
should be reduced."
The BEOG budget always has been difficult to estimate
because it has been in a transitional stage, Sedicum said.
The program, which Congress tacked on to the Higher
. Education Act in 1971, is geared to reach its full potential
During its first year of operation, 1973-74, only fresh
men In post-secondary institutions were eligible. Sopho
- mores became eligible in the second year and juniors in
In the 1976-77 academic year, the program is
scheduled to reach its full potential, Sedicum said, when
all undergraduate students, full- and. part-time, will be
eligible. Sedicum said the number of applicants then
should stabilize and become more predictable.
This was the first year that officials underestimated the
program's cost, she said.
Sedicum said in its first two years of operation, of
ficials overestimated costs, resulting in a total surplus of
About $242 million. -
This year, about 74 per cent of the BEOG applicants,
about 13 million recipients, qualified for aid, she said.
This compares to 51 per cent or a total of about 574,000
recipients in 1974-75. About 2.6 million applications have
been received for next year, and applications are coming
in at a rate of about 15,000 a week, Sedicum said.
Site attributed the increase partially to students be
coming more aware of the program. She said many in
stitutions require students who file for financial aid to
also apply for a BEOG.
Financial aid applicants at UNL are required to apply
for the program, Knight said. Officials believe that the
grants, which range from $200 to -$1,400, are an
"excellent" resource and should be tapped first.
According to Knight, UNL has received no word from
the national program that the grants will be reduced for
In 1973-74, 366 UNL students received BEOG grants
for total appropriations of about $32,146. About 723 stu
dents received BEOG aid in 1974-75 for $256,709. Last
semester, 1,172 students received $532,190, averaging
about $454 per recipient, she said.
odel United Notions-a deleqaf ion for the future?
By Bryant Brooks -
The fusion of the first global community is taking
place in the United Nations, according to Nicholas
Goncharoff, executive director of international education
and cultural affairs for the YMCA.
Goncharoff is one of four persons in Lincoln to parti
cipate in the Nebraska Model United Nations (M UN) this
week in the Nebraska Union. The event, which will last
through Saturday, is a joint effort by UNL, Nebraska
Wesley an University and Lincoln high schools. s
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Israeli delegates to the ModI United Nations (MIJN) l-stea attentively to a speaker during Thursday cession. The
MUN conference win continue through Satofay. -
The other three participants are T.B. Sam, member of
the permanent mission to the United Nations from Ghana,
Zaim Im&m, member of the permanent mission to the
United Nations from Kuwait and Dr. John G. Stoessinger,
professor of political science at Hunter College in New
York City and special consultant to the United Nations.
Goncharoff said that non-governmental intfrnationsl
agencies such as the YMCA should play the role of referee'
between the governments and military and industrial
He said that a few large countries no longer can
dominate the assembly.
"The great powers are reluctant to support the U.N.
because they cannot control it like they used to," Gon
charoff said. -
Stoessinger added that the United Nations has been
called a "tyranny of the majority" by those upset with
larger countries' diminishing power.
The four agreed that the major world conflicts do not
revolve around communism and capitalism as much as be
tween producers and consumers,rich and poor and white
and non-white. , "
"The U.S. has to adjust itself to being one among -many,"
Stoessinger said. He added that the most cohesive
bloc is the Third World powers, 100 of which he said wefe
born since World War II.
Goncharoff will address the MUN Economic and Social
Council today at 1 p jn. in the Nebraska Union. Imam and
Sam are here as resource persons to organize blocs and
Imam commended the MUN and said he hoped it
signaled a new interest in the United Nations.
"We used to find the galleries packed but now they
are often empty because people want actipn-not just
resolutions," . he . said. H believe these students .
represent the future." v
The MUN General Assembly convenes today and the
conference will adjourn Saturday at 5 pan. with presents-
tion of awards to outstanding delegations.
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