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spurs lobby push
The ASUN Government Liaison Committee will hold a
special meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Nebraska Union
to organize a lobbying effort to "get the university's cash
ceiling (outlined in LB690) back down and push the rest
of the (appropriations) bill through" the Nebraska Legisla
ture, said John Welch, committee chairman and ASUN
Arts and Sciences senator.
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The Legislature's Appropriations Committee decided
Wednesday night in executive session to raise the univer
sity's cash fund ceiling enough to accommodate a $4 an
hour tuition increase, said the junior political science
major from Curtis.
"We are interested in getting students together to
lobby against the increase," Welch said. "It's a precaution
ary measure-an insurance policy and without a lot of stu
dent support, we can't get the job done."
Utica Sen. Douglas Bereuter told the Daily Nebraskan
Friday that he introduced the amendment raising the cash
ceilings at the request of NU corporation secretary and
legislative lobbyist William Swanson.
He said the amendment was designed to specifically ac-
comodate a further $2 tuition increase.
The Appropriations Committee's previous cash ceiling
decision had allowed for a $2 increase in resident tuition,
raising it to $20 a credit hour, and a $5.75 a credit hour
increase for non-residents to $54.
Bereuter said he hoped the most recent cash fund ceil
ing revision might shake students and faculty members
out of their apathy and convince some to help lobby for
- amendments to the higher education appropriations bill,
LB690. Those amendments would increase the NU bud
get for 1976-77 to almost $95 million.
He added that the NU Board of Regents was likely to
use the higher caslt fund ceilings to raise tuition if the
amendments increasing the NU general fund tax support
But the tuition increasing amendment may be in
trouble before it ever hits the Legislative floor, Bereuter
also said he is thinking of "abandoning ship" on the cash
fund ceiling increase. . v
In any case., after the Legislature disposes of the uni
versity budget, Bereuter said, he would ask the regents not
to raise tuition rates beyond the $2 a credit hour for resi
dents and $5.75 a credit hour for non-residents.
By George Miller
Revamping-the ASUN Senate's internal structure to
"cultivate a professional attitude" among student senators
is the primary goal of the New Student Coalition (NSC)
party, according to ASUN presidential candidate Ron
Sindelar, a junior economics major from Norfolk,
spoke of his party's goals in an interview Saturday. He was
joined by Britt Miller, a junior anthropology major from
Grand Island running for NSC first vice-president and
.Dennis Martin, a law school junior from Elgin running for
second vice-president with NSC.
"Our number one complaint is that ASUN has been
grossly inefficient to the point of incompetency,"
Sindelar said. "ASUN has never addressed the problem of
the efficiency of ASUN."
- Miller said senators do not offer real alternative
solutions to the problems they try confronting them.
Martin said NSC wants to change the Senate's rules of
procedure to include about six specialized committees,
each of which would research a problem pertaining to
only one subject area of UNL
He said senators on those committees would appoint
students to campus organizations related to that area.
Cumi'iiu'icca iueu wuulu be feapuitubra tOi CviYii'vuiuCttiuig
with these appointees, Martin said. '
The committees would meet regularly with their
appointees to see what solutions the Senate and
appointees respective government organizations have
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monday, march 8, 1976 vol. 99 no. 93
Exon: The Daily Nebraskan interviews
Gov. J. James Exon on university
affairs . : p.2
Bang: A new gun and hollow point
bullets for the Lincoln Police
Finale: Thoughts on the last game
played in the Coliseum p.8
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Photo by Trry GaiMsbom
When it was all over, the
total donation board read
Thirty-three couples be
gan the KLMS-Chi Phi mus
cular dystrophy dance mara
thon. Thirty of those
couples finished the mara
thon, shaking their legs in a
wide variety of dances, from
- polkas and square dances to
forms of the hustle and lim
bo. The. couples finishing
the marathon danced for 30
Kerry Cooksley, Alpha
Gamma Rho fraternity, and
Karen Whiteside, Alpha Om
icron Pi sorority, raised the
most money for muscular
dystrophy with about $127
pledged an hour.
Cooksley is a junior agri
cultural education major
from Boken Bow and White
side is a junior physical edu
cation major from Lincoln.
Dave Voelte, marathon
chairman and sophomore
chemistry major from
Omaha, said 59 couples
signed up for the dance.
Alpha Gamma Rho won
the trophy for the most
money raised by an organ
ization, which Voelte esti-,
mated at $127 pledged an
reached to specific problems and strike a compromise if
the .two disagree, Miller said.
A tentative list of the, proposed NCS specialized
-Budget and Fees, which would research problems
dealing with money and University financing. Martin said
this group would work closely with the university admini
stration and the Fees Allocation Board.
-Student Life, which would work with the Residence
Hall Association, Interfratcrnity Council, and Panhellenic
Association on issues dealing with on-campus living.
-Academic Policy which would work with the Center
for Continuing Education, ASUN's Faculty Senate
committee appointees, the Faculty Senate, college
advisory boards and the Graduate Student Association on
matters of academic policy and academic reform.
-Administrative Policy, which would work with the
Council on Student Life and ASUN's Government Liaison
Committee on matters dealing with alcohol and visitation
in residence halls and university football ticket policies, as
well as university housing policies.
-Student Organizations and Community Issues, which
would work with the Publications Board, approve
constitutions of campus organizations and help them with
cutjr piuuicius. .
-Governmental Liaisoa, which would lobby for stu
dents with the Nebraska Legislature.
-Internal Issues and Special Projects, which would
look into anything dealing with the ASUN Senate.
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Martin said the executives would appoint the com
mittee chairmen and each committee would include about
five or six senators.
Currently, one senator usually writes a resolution
which "forecloses input from other senators," Martin said.
"We want to get away from that stigma."
Miller said the administration tells the ASUN Senate
what to think instead of the Senate thinking for itself.
All three candidates agreed that the senate should
coordinate other campus organizations.
Sindelar said ASUN senate has more direct lines to the
student body than other campus groups, but the persons
it appoints to these groups should not be expected to be
"simple mouthpieces of ASUN."
"You have to appoint people willing to discuss issues
with ASUN because it (the Senate) has a broader back
ground," Sindelar said. "Its appointees should be willing
He said "gross negligence" should be the only reason to
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Ron Sladdsr (kft) n& Dennis Martfai, New StodeDt Coalition csodldate for ASUN pitsUent and second vice
Sindelar said the ASUN Senate should become "more
visible" to motivate students to work harder on issues
such as alcohol in residence halls and more liberal visita
He said that as a student regent, he would try to win
the other regents' respect of being knowledgeable on all
issues that come before the NU Board of Regents.
"You have to be knowledgeable and take a firm stand
on every issue," Sindelar said. "You have to be willing to
defend the students and stand up to the regents. Being
silent is no way to engender respect." '
Sindelar said if elected, his party also would create the
ASUN cabinet, which is included in the ASUN
Constitution but has not been used for several years.
The cabinet includes representatives from other
campus organizations and could serve the same purpose as
the President's Roundtable proposed by Paul Morrison,
presidential candidate of the Alliance of Concerned Stu
dents, Sindelar said. , ' . .
NSC Senate candidates are: ,
Colieg of Asjriculturt-Jerry Petsrton, Stuart; Donnli Burton,
ByrwoH; Doug Winx, Wilcox.
Colic-go of Art and Sciancet-Don Wtttlty, Lincoln; Cicudta
Turrw, Lincoln; Cri Crmichel, Lincoln; Marian Luc a,
Hammond, IjvJ.; Jim Harrla, McCook; Kirk Hamphltl, Lincoln.
Coltoga of BUalnata-Jack Boiler. Cotad; Rick Owen, Lincoln;
Bill Jackson, La Jolla, Calif.; Kan Marlanau, Kearney.
Cc!!ega of Ervglnewing and Tachnoloyy Jay Hodgat, Bestrica;
KavHn Humickar, Watwviila, Kan.; Phil Uohrar, Omsha.
Graduata Coilga-Bob Slmonwn, Spring Veilay, Minn.
Tsachan Collaga-Tony Williamt, Omaha; J. Sua Robartaon,
Beatrice; Eric Caritanaon, Grand Island; Brant Dickie, McCook.
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