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I hate to pick nits, but enough is enough. 1 am
resently a junior at the University of Nebraska. Since
've been a freshman, there has been increasing use of the
term "UNL," rather than "University of Nebraska," or
"NU." (Which is shorter than UNL, anyway.)
Not only is the term used by administrators, but also
our own beloved newspaper. Nothing is particularly wrong
, with the term, except that it seems to equate NU with
I UNO, which is a gross inaccuracy. Or is it?
Maybe we want to forfeit funds, teachers, !ab equip
ment, TAs and teachers' salaries at the expense of trying
to make UNO equal to NU. That's what is happening
down on 15th St. at the Capitol.
If the Dairy Nebraskan staff doesn't want to turn out
like Berkley (remember the University of California?),
I suggest they help everyone along by using "NU" or
"University oi Nebraska," or just "the University," rather
than degrading UNL
The issue ts not the use of the term, but the power
of the Omaha voting block of state senators. Why should
this block ruin a great institution? I say let's drop UNO
from the NU system and let it become the University of
Omaha once more. After all, the University of Nebraska
desperately needs the funds.
.,: Tim Roeskr
May I take this opportunity to thank the Nebraska
Union Board. staff of the Nebraska Union and all others
involved for a wonderf&d evening of entertainment
provided on "Walpurgtaacht.
I, my two children and other friend who attended
this event had a fun evening of variety, conversation and
. After attending last year's Va!purgisnachtM my
children kt skig rr.e when it was going to be held
spit. Their wish catm true last week m& now they re
looUiigforwud to isextyea'i event. , . .
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Students may receive hearts and flowers from the
NU Board of Regents at its meeting Saturday,
Valentine's Day. . TTXT
, The regents will be asked to approve the UNL
Differentiated Housing Study. It calls for "slight
modifications' in the current guest hour rules,
including a limited 24-hour option. Passage of this
part of the proposal is expected by many.
But that is only half of the Valentine. The
second part is a proposal to allow alcoholic
beverages in residence hall rooms.
'' Rather than dwell on the issue of adult
responsibility, which should have been recognized
and acted upon by the passage of similar plans
in the past, several points about this specific
proposal can be made.
First, it is very cautious. It calls for limited use,
evaluation after one semester and a concurrent
program of alcohol education.
Second, it applies only to individual student
rooms. It can not be used in floor or building
lounges, or for parties in a student room. Large
containers, such as kegs of beer, are not allowed.
' Third, provision is made for those students who
would choose not to live in an environment where
alcohol is permitted.
Fourth, all legal strictures about legal age will
be enforced. No sale of alcoholic beverages in a
residence hall and no purchasing of libations with
hall funds will be permitted.
1 ic j8Ttfi workable and Inner
overdo. Scores of students on scores of college
campuses have shown that they can handle liquor
As the proposal is designed to be a test, with
the above-mentioned evaluation, it seems
unreasonable that the regents would not approve
it. Hours of work on this and previous proposals
deserve to be rewarded by serious consideration
and passage of the alcohol option of the
Differentiated Housing Study.
Another Valentine note of sweetness and light:
The Wall Street Journal recently printed a feature
on America's favorite sugar bomb-the Twinkle.
The story told , among other things, that the
University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls
launched a crusade when the student union
stopped selling Twinkies (after a fast-food chain -had
taken over their food service.)
Rochester Community College in Rochester,
Minn., also got into the Twinkie act by sponsor
ing a three day First Annual Twinkie Festival
last April. It included a Twinkie treasure hunt,
a Twinkie sculpture contest and a Twinkie derby.
As a grand finale, students launched a twinkie
with 300 helium-filled balloons. It landed some
1 20 miles away.
Twinkie, Twinkie, little star.
irregulars) warning to duff draggers
By Michael Hilligoss
Leonik motioned me to a booth in a darkened part of
Brarinigan's Restaurant. We sat down under the reproach
ful gaze of two dizzy, blonde secretaries who obviously
were out for a sophisticated night on the town.
"Two coffees," ordered Leonik, "Now, Hilligoss,"
he said, "1 have work for you."
"Wait a minute !" I replied.
"Don't interrupt!" Leonik cut in. "Do you recognize
this man?" he said, pushing a faded photograph under my
nose.- - " v, . -,7. .
"I guess so," 1 said, thinking that it looked somewhat
like the dean of the Graduate College although I wasn't
absolutely certain of his Identity.
"We've got to get to him," Leonik clipped. "It must be
"Hey, look," I said, "I'm a columnist, not a hitman."
"Thafs just the point," replied Leonik. "We don't
want you to do him any harm. We just want you to get a
message to him. It may help."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"We think he ought to be told that they're just about
ready to pick a new chancellor for UNL"
"But everybody knows that," I said. "Don't be so
Leonik retorted, "But the one they're thinking about is
all hot and bothered about the low amount of grant
money that the university is able to attract each year!
That has direct implications for the graduate program. It
means a lot of people are going to have to get off their
collective duffs and get to work. The VSI just thinks that
our man in the administration ought to be prepared for
all the activity."
"O.K.," 1 said, "1 suppose you've got some suggestions,
on how to help get things under way?"
"Of course," he said. "Here are a few ideas that would
get the lines of communication open and ready for use
"Firsts we need a Graduate College advocate. His job,
unlike that of an ombudsman, would be to seek out
trouble spots, review specific departmental policies, and
generally try to see that each department gets the help it
needs to keep its graduate program in the best possible
"Second, we need a Student Advisory Board for the
Graduate College modeled on the program which now
exists in the College of Arts and Sciences. This would help
keep the Graduate College directly informed about grad
uate student needs. In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea if
each college, especially Arts and Sciences, established a
Graduate Student Advisory Board.
"Finally, we need a little comradeship and esprit de
corps. How about some convocations, sponsored by the
Graduate College, which speak directly to the goals and
direction of graduate education.
Again, my thanks and keep up the good work.
Director of Recreation
Less talk, more action
I noticed an article about former Secretary of State
Dean Rusk's visit to Creighton University last week. It
is obvious to me that Mr. Rusk has sold out to the weak
kneed intellectuals who are controlling our shabby foreign
Mr. Rusk urged that we work to "avoid World War
111". Why avoid it? Everyone is always talking about it,
but that's all it is-taik! I for one think it is time that all
the people of the free world get together and finally
decide once and for all, who is the supreme power on this
planet of ours.
I think the sooner we have a confirmation, the better
off we will be. America must assert itself in the affairs
of the world, once and for all. We could have won in
Vietnam with the simple dropping of one nuclear bomb.
But the government sold out to a bunch of left-wina
Let's out up or shut up, democracy and the American
way of life hang in the balance. If we're the best country
on the face of the earth, let's prove it.
1776 was the American Revolution, how about
1976 as the year of a world revolution of Americanism?
Lenord Ross Smith
Rational consideration of alternatives
The AAUP Collective Bargaining Committee believes
we have addressed the issues before the voters carefully
and with real evidence. We see no need now to reiterate
the real problems lacing the UNL (acuity, much less to
respond to each item on that emotionally charged list
of substantial fears and threats published yesterday
One rtem bears examination, howevtr. "Concerned
Faculty winn io retain their "advisory role" so onlv tha
administratis and the Board will carry "reioonsibi!;sv
rides" and the faculty will be free of any "ffl fi?
program or operational failure," AAU? standi for the
principle that the voice of the faculty should be dominant
in areas where the faculty has primary responsibility-and
that real responsibility carries commensurate burdens.
What eke is professionalism?
We end this campaign as we began it, urging a rational
consideration of the alternatives. The choice is between
retaining the current situation or undertaking to create
a new one under collective bargaining. Which will better
support an authoritative Faculty Senate, real coilegiality,
quality programs responsibly administered, and the pro
fessional status of the faculty? .. ,
Donald C. Haack
For the Executive Committee of The Collective Bar
pining Committee, AAUP.
Editor's note: The sbovenentSonsd published material
from the "Concerned faculty" concerns the pskl
advertisement on pg. 12, not editorial matter printed.
As UNL students who enjoy athletics of all types,
we would like to compliment your sports staff for the
excellent job in covering the rise of the UNL men $
gymnastics team to national prominence. We feel,
however, that as you continue to overlook the university s
wrestling team, so do the fans.
We get articles on basketball nearly every day, when
it s a recognized fact that Big 8 basketball is just about on
kvel with Little League baseball in Peoria, III.
We find it very disillusioning that so few fans go to the
wrestling meets and even more disappointing that the ones
who do go find it so hard to vocally support the team. We
11 cheer for an exceptional lay-up, so why not a take
down or reversal? At the recent match with the UNO
Mavericks, they must have felt like they were the home
team. We feci that Tony Jennings, Bob Johnson, Bruce
Conger, and our favorite, Bill Hoffman, are all top
national competitors. They deserve the support of the
paper and UNL fans.
So come out and see a match- you'll enjoy it. We'll
be there. You'll fee us in the press section and I guarantee
you 11 hear us.
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