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Smoke-filled Rooms: So you want to
be a delegate to a political -convention?
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Preparing for Easter: A list of Lenten
services at UNL ministries p.2
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Editor's note: This article is the first in a series on the
ASUN election. Before the March 17 election, all parties
will br. represented with comments on party goals and
purposes from the executive candidates.
By George Miller
Centralization and coordination of student input to
university government is the central theme of the 1976
ASUN campaign, according to Paul Morrison, presidential
and student regent candidate for the Alliance of Con
cerned Students (ACS) party.
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Morrison, Rachei Young, first vice-presidential candi
date, and second vice-presidential candidate Scott Buck
ley, discussed ACS campaign issues and goals during a
Morrison, a political science graduate student from St.
Paul, NebM has been second vice-president of ASUN the
past year. Before that, he served on ASUN's Governmen
tal liaison Committee for three years. v
Young, an undeclared sophomore from Valentine, said
she has worked as a page in the Nebraska Legislature for
two years and last year was a Neihardt Resident Center
floor chairman for the All University Fund (AUF).
Buckley, an Omaha senior majoring in business admin
istration, said he currently is first vice-president of Acacia
Fraternity, chairman of the AUF fraternity drive and
chairman of the research and constitution committees for
the Nebraska Young Republicans.
ASUN first vice-president presides over Senate meet
ings while the second vice-president coordinates ASUN
Centralization of student input at UNL does not mean
"dictatorship" of ASUN Senate over other campus stu
dent organizations, Buckley said, but means a more "ef
ficient and effective" method of representing student
opinion to the UNL Administration or the NU Board of
. Regents. '
"One way to coordinate student input is to re-elect an
ASUN executive who understands the job, what it entails,
what the student regent does and what pitfalls go with the
job ,M Buckley said.
Morrison said newly-elected executives spend about
half their term learning about their job and "realizing
their full potential."
A major way to coordinate student input and stu
dent organizations on campus would be to institute a
President's Roundtable where the ASUN president would
discuss ideas and problems with members of other campus
groups, Morrison said.
The roundtable also would eliminate duplication of
effort by various campus organizations, he said. '
Morrison said roundtable members would include
representatives and presidents of several campus organiza
tions as well as three Faculty Senate appointees.
He also said he opposed appointing ASUN senators to
. student positions on other student organizations. It is
necessary to appoint new people to positions and to main
tain more contact with them once they are in office, he
Saying it would be too time-consuming to meet with
Senate appointees individually, Morrison said more writ
ten questionnaires need to be sent to appointees.
"We have to ask them if they have problems to come
sec us (ASUN)," Morrison said. t ,
Continued on p. 12
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Photo by Kwftn Hiswy
Alliance of Concerned Students (ACS) candidates
Paul Morrison Qeft), Scott Buckley and Rachel
Young. - . ' '
Weekend telephone campaign reaps a fair harvest
By Betsie Amnions
A weekend campaign asking students to contact their
parents and request that they voice their support of the
Nebraska Legislature's Appropriations Committee ap
parently has produced results.
Utica Sen. Douglas Bereuter said Thursday that calls
supporting the committee's proposed budget allocation to
NU and his proposal to give UNL $850,000 of that allot
ment 'or improving the quality of education 'Intensified
The campaign began two days after the Appropriations
Committee recommended that an additional $6.5 million
be allocated to NU, according to John Welch, chairman of
the ASUN Government Liaison Committee.
Welch said NU President D.B. Varner called a luncheon
meeting last Friday with representatives from the three
NU campuses and asked the group for ideas on how to ex
press the university's support of the Appropriations
As a result of that meeting, government liaison
committee member Greg Johnson and Richard Fleming,
director of the University Office of Information, devised '
a plan allowing students to use the State Wide Area Tele
phone Service (WATS) line in the University Infornuiion
Office. Administration 3 12.
Foundation to pick up tab
The office was open all day last Saturday, according to
Bob Sheldon of University Information. The WATS calls
will be paid for by the University of Nebraska Founda
tion, Johnson said, adding that the Foundation said it
would pick up the whole tab-no matter what the cost.
Although Sheldon said very few students called from
his office, Johnson reported that many people used their
own telephones, and asked their parents on regular calls
home to contact the members of the committee. Some
students also wrote senators directly.
The WATS line still is open to students, said Johnson,
a freshman political science major from Baltic, S.D. He
said any student with a university identification can use
the phone during regular office hours.
"They can contact anyone in the state whom they feel
would support the university's budget," Johnson said.
. Johnson said a decision has not been made on
whether the office will be open this Saturday.
However, anyone still can call the senators through the
weekend and next week, he said.
Exon aware of efforts .
Johnson said he thinks Gov. J. James Exon is aware of
the student's lobbying efforts and added that "this sort
of thing happens on all issues."
The other NU campuses have been doing their own lob
bying, he said. .
Bereuter said he received , calls from other Nebraska
citizens as well as university student's parents. He added
that as many people voiced their support in person as on
"I appreciate knowing the support is there," he said.
Bereuter said he thinks people now must contact all
Nebraska senators, not just those on the Appropriations
Committee. ' y
The budget recommendation will go to the Legisla
ture in the next two weeks, Johnson said. He said 33 votes
are needed to pass the bill, and 30 votes to override a
Possible $3.50 hike in student fees
deadline is today
k Today is the final day to drop a course or to
change a course to or from pass-fail, according to
Gerald Bowker, UNL'i dean of academic services.
After' today, he sid, students must obtain
permission from their college dean to make any
Unfonecn circumstances usually afj the only
reason deans approve a course drop or change after
the deadline, Bowker said.
By Ann Owens
UNL-students might face a student fee hike of $3.50
per semester next year, Ely Meyerson, dean for student
aevempment, iota urn rews stuowiuou ikxuu v '
And within two years, students can expect an addition
al $5 per semester Increase in fees to be used for paying
off East Campus Union bonds, said Ken Bader, vice
chancellor for student affairs. ,
A committee studying 1976-77 student fees (Meyer
son; Allen Bennett, Nebraska Union director; Larry Em
mons, Nebraska Union business officer and Ron Gierhan,
assistant to the vice-chancellor for student affairs) submit
ted a report to FAB and Meyerson asked foi input on
next year's possible $3.50 increase.
Meyerson, committee chairman, said he would 'like to
see input from FAB, ASUN, the Council on Student life
and any other campus organizations." The committee also
submitted the report to Bader, who said he will consider
the organization's input and make a recommendation con
cerning the fee increase to Interim Chancellor Adam
Breckenridge in about three weeks.
The report recommends that programs and activities
using student fees receive $2,800,772.
"We are trying hard to get tax support" fof several
current fee users, Meyerson laid, "and if we do, the
figure could be lower."
Meyetson said the committee based its recommenda
tion on a projected 1976-77 enrollment of 22,220 and
credit hours totaling 279 ,000.
The University Health Center would receive $1 35 of
the $3 JO increase, the Union would receive 68 cents,
$130 would pay for UNL expenses incurred that were
not allotted student fees (which now are paid with fees
left from last year), and 17 cents would be allowed for
marginal errors, Meyerson said. .
Bader said it is impossible to absorb a 12 to 14 per cent
inflationary cost "without something having to give a
"When someone reacts emotionally or violently (about
the fee increase) we want them to help us put things into
perspective," he said, "and tell us what they want cut
Bader said the committee made an honest effort in
determining the student fee increase necessary to maintain
activities at their current level of involvement . ,
Don Wesely, FAB chairman, said the recommendation
"has just created ah ASUN campaign issue" and added
that he encourages an V)pen discussion of its
Wesely also said students ultimately decide what action
will be taken and FAB will "be listening itently to what
they have to say" aboit the student fee issue.
FAB also heard subcommittee recommendations for
18 student organizations requesting fees. The board's
recommendations are tentative, Wesely said, and the final
appropriation decisions will be made in A..il.
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