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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1976)
Wednesday, february 18, 1976
By Joe Hudson
Actions of UNL's Faculty Senate will be monitored
closely now that faculty members have rejected the
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
as a collective bargaining unit, according to the UNL
chapter president of AAUP.
"We know (the representative senate) won't work,"
Nels Forde said Tuesday. "So when things do begin to
fail, we will be able to point it out explicitly"
Forde said an AAUP appeal of the election is unlikely,
although he objected to a pair of letters mailed to faculty
members by NU President D. B. Varner.
The letters presented an anti-AAUP viewpoint. Forde
said. As a representative of management, Varner had no
right to "coerce" faculty members, he said.
Forde also objected to the timing of the letters. He
said the AAUP had no time to present a rebuttal One
letter was mailed just before absentee ballots were due,
Feb. 9, Forde said, and the other was delivered Feb. 1 1 .
"We disagree with Varner's tactics," Forde said, "But
we don't think it will gain us anything" to proceed with
'This kind of misbehavior. . . should be reprimanded,"
Steven Sample, NU executive vice-president for
academic affairs, defended Varner's actions.
"The letter was checked and rechecked by our
lawyers," Sample said. "We thought it was a fairly
temperate letter and presented the views in a .fair,
Forde said Varner argued that university financing
would dwindle if the AAUP were accepted.
"That's a very powerful argument in this state,"
Forde emphasized that his views did not necessarily
agree with those of the approximately 200 UNL AAUP
members, but said that he thinks most members oppose
"Some people want to take the route of discrediting
Varner," he said. "I don't know if I would want to do
An unidentified person has brought Varner's letter
to the attention of the Nebraska Court of Industrial
Relations, Forde said, and that person may move lor
P1?there is no appeal, Forde said, he hopes AAUP
concentrates its efforts on monitoring the Faculty Senate.
"Now we can do it with more vehemence, he said.
"After aS, 503 votes (for AAUP) is not an insignificant
James Lake, Law College faculty senator, said the
election reaffirmed his beliefs that the Law College is
a separate bargaining entity within the university.
The Law College was the only unit to adopt collective
bargaining Monday. It will be represented by the Law
College Faculty Association, however, not the AAUP.
Lake said the adoption of collective bargaining will
have little effect on his voting rights in the Faculty
Under an agreement with Law College faculty
members. Lake said, he was to abstain from voting on
issues in the Faculty Senate concerning wages, hours and
conditions of employment. Those three issues, according
to state law, may be taken up by public employes'
collective bargaining units.
Fire safety top construction priority
By Dick Piersol J ,
NU President D.B. Varner presented the NU Board of
Regents capital construction requests for fiscal 1976-77
to the Nebraska Legislature's Appropriations Committee
" Tuesday, with top priority being $1.17 million for fire
safety renovations on all campuses.
Varner outlined the project priorities and compared
the $122 million total request to Gov. J. James Exon's
capital construction bill, LB984, which recommends
$4,055,000. The governor has -recommended $460,000,
$260,000 for fire safety and $200,000 for miscellaneous
Second priority request is $25 million Jfor the new
Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Bldg.
at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The total
project cost is estimated at $6.7 million. Exon has made
no recommendation for the building, but Omaha Sen.
Glenn Goodrich has introduced LB838, which p 'jvides
$2 million for 1976-77.
The regents' recommendation of $3 million f w the
Plant Science Bldg. at UNL is matched by the governor's
Fifth priority in the regents' request is $750,000 of
a total project cost of $10 million for the proposed UNO
downtown educational center. Exon's bill makes no
recommendation for the center but he has endorsed a plan
Minn combined educational center and state
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office building in downtown Omaha. Goodrich's bill,
LB 538 ? would provide $750,000 for the downtown
center next year, of an eventual total $5 million in state
funds which would be matched by private donations.
The regent's requested $11.8 million for other
renovations including building remodeling and building
a new parking lot at the University of Nebraska Medical
Center. The governor's bill provides $195,000 for the
parking lot but he has endorsed $450,000 of a total
$800,000 expense of a radiology scanner at the medical
The governor's bill does not include planning and
design requests of $391,000 for Bcssey Hall, Love
Library, the Coliseum and the Agricultural Engineering
budding at UNL, parking structure and structural
conversion of Eppley Library at UNO and parking
structures at the medical center. However, his bill does
provide $ 15,000 for remodeling UNL's Coliseum.
The governor's bill provides for $75,000 of a
$145jOOO request for a new swine and beef operation at
the Curtis School of Technical Agriculture.
It provides no money for a $505,000 land acquisition
request nor a $475,000 request for a Life Science lecture
hall at UNL.
Model United Nations' best delegations chosen
By Sandy Mohr
Outstanding delegations arvi outstanding delegates
were among the awards given Saturday on the last day of
the Nebraska Model United Nations (MUN).
Eight outstanding delegations, selected by MUN staff,
were Canada, Ecuador, Japan, Mongolia, China, Spain,
United Republic of Tanzania and United Republic of
The outstanding first-year delegate was Monica Mills, a
sophomore nusic major from Omaha, who was a Bulgar
ian delegate. Lincoln East senior Jim Vitek won $50 to
ward UNL tuition for being; the outstanding high school
Alan Thorson, a UNL pre-med senior from Mead and
an Ecuadorian delegate was named outstanding delegate.
He received a $100 scholarship from the Lincoln chapter
of the United Nations Association. This was Thorson's
third year in MUN.
MUN adjourned Saturday after passing three resolu
tions dealing with the Panama Canal Zone, multinational
corporations (MNCs) and the African nation of Namibia.
About 80 countries were represented in MUN by mid
western high schools and colleges. National mottos
announced during votes or roll call ranged from "Saudi
Arabia, who'd walk a mile for a camel" to "Ecquador,
who'd walk a mile for a Saudi Arabian" to "United States,
home of golden arches."
The first resolution passed Friday afternoon by the
Assembly set up a system to transfer authority of the
South African-controlled country of Namibia to the
The resolution, submitted by the delegation from the
United Republic of Tanzania, further urged United
Nations members to sever diplomatic relations with South
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The final resolution that passed, was introduced by the
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Panama treaty allowing Panama "complete jurisdiction
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At 1 pja. Saturday, delegates were forced to drop con
sideration of k resolution dealing with territorial rights in
the seas to deal with the United Nations charter review.
However, the assembly made no charger revision after
four hours of debate on a resolution submitted by the
Columbian delegation. The resolution abolished the
Trusteeship Council and eliminated the required unanim
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