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By Dick fiersol
Thf Nebraska Legislature'! Appropriation! Committee
Monday rescinded a decision made last week to raise the
university! cash fund ceiling enough to accommodate an
additional tuition increase of $2 per credit hour,
. The higher education appropriations bill, LB590,
already contains provision for a $2 a credit hour resident
tuition increase and S5.75 a credit hour increase for non
residents. Had the decision not been rescinded, resident
tuition could have increased to $4 a credit hour.
Utica Sen. Douglas Bereuter, who introduced the
amendment allowing the additional $2 tuition increase at
the NU Board of Regents discretion, withdrew his sup
port for that amendment Monday and it was removed.
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SAP zaps UWL;
Editor's note: This is the third article in a series on the
1976 ASUN election. Before the March 17 balloting, all
Parties and executive candidates will be interviewed,
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"There is more to be said for stupidity than people
With this quotation by Oscar Wilde as their motto, the
Stupid Americans Party (SAP) promises to represent "the
stupid people" on the UNL campus. - ,
According to Dave Waskowiak, SAP's first -vice-presidential
candidate; the central theme of SAP's cam
paign is that "most people associated with UNL are stupid
'to be here." JHe said that since SAP candidates are "the
most stupid people on campus" they can best represent
the average UNL student.
Waskowiak, a junior history major from Millard dis
cussed his party with' his running mates in a midnight
interview in the front lobby xjf. Pound HaH.., y
Running with Waskowiak is presidential '"candidate
Mark Young, a senior history major from Hat City, Iowa
and second vice-presidential candidate Jeff Taebel, a
sophomore botany-major from Atlanta, Ga. -
Waskowiak said the NU Board of Regents gave proof
that students are stupid at the last regents' meeting when
they taore or less said students were stupid in trying to
get alcohol on campus."
He laid the university administration, at whose request
the amendment was introduced, had backed away from its
initial fupport. He also cited both parent and student"
opposition and Gov. J. James Excn's failure to support a
tuition increase as reasons for withdrawing the amend-
ment. Bereuter sajd at the time he introduced the amend
ment that he would ask the regents not to increase tuition
beyond the original $2 provision.
Bereuter said he had received no indications from the
board that it would use the flexibility for a further tuition
increase granted by the amendment for the coming fiscal
year. , -
'There is no reason for the majority of the Appropria-
Cole comments: The man who studied the
possibility of a regional veterinary
school talks to state and university
officials about his plan p.l 1
Putting Lincoln on the map: This .
week's Third Dimension ............. p.7
Ups snd Downs: The future pilot of
one of the first space shuttles .
explains how they will work p.2
tions Committee to be out on a limb," he id, when
there is no support for it."
NU President D.B. Vamer said the amendment! intro
duction resulted from what he called a misunderstanding
among himself, Bereuter and NU Corporation Secretary
and legislative lobbyist William Swanson.
Varner said the three had discussed the possibility of
using a $2 a credit hour tuition increase for faculty
members' salary increases. Both Swaron and Bereuter
interpreted that to mean a tuition h&e in addition to that
already included in the university's appropriation, he said
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Varner said he was out of town early last week, and
when he returned, the discussions had evolved into an
amendment intended to give the regents flexibility to raise
tuition even higher if state tax fund additions to the uni
versity budget are rejected by the Legislature or success
fully vetoed by Exon.
That was not what I had in mind " Varner said, "but
I voiced no objections to giving the regents that flexi
bility." Neither he nor the regents would want the $4 a credit
hour tuition increase, Vamer said.
Some students visited him, expressing concern that
tuition increase and possible appropriations vetoes would
leave students holding the bag," Varner said.
He said he neither supported nor objected to removing
the amendment, fr.Tr Crisiien by the cerates.
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Youf. snd Jeff TzsbeL the Stupid Amerkzn Partv (SAP) executive candsistes in the cscocsmz ASUN efectesss.
A'Ttar.' SAP's C2msai'ra cromisss is the installation of osv toilets a every Greek House and resilence ka!l cn
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"Every year we have ASUN elections and every year
the same people get elected who are only looking, for a
recommendation for law school," Young said. "We thiak
it's pretty stupid 'to elect people who are mainly con
cerned with not rocking the boat.
"The fact that all these people take these thingsjelec
tions) so seriously tends to make the whole thing a parody
in itself," he said. 1
A new, different approach , - f - -
Young said SAP offers the student "a new and differ
ent approach to government dealing with the administra
tion on their own level stupidity."
He said with SAP in ASUN Senate, they can "intfcni
date the regents because we have nothing to lose. We're
not particularly interested in the prestige involved (with
-; campus. . -. . f . '..
' ASUN Senate) which is minimal at best."
Young said there is a total lack of any coherent pro
gram by anyone about anything" at UNL while Taebel
compared the situation at UNL to "a man with a kite in
one hand and a balloon in the other.'
. . Young said the main problem on campus now is that
students have allowed themselves "to be pimped around
by the administration and their running-dog lackeys."
If elected, the SAP executive candidates all said the
first thing they would do is demand a recount. After that,
Young said, they would apply for Law College.
Young," who represented Mongolia in this year's Model
United Nations, also pledged to establish diplomatic rela
tions with that country to import some culture to UNL.
Taking office as a student regent, Young said he may
attempt to "punch out" the regents at the first meeting he
attends. However this would depend on whether the
regents are nice to him and whether he has a hangover
when be comes to the meeting, he said.
- Young said SAP would restructure ASUN Senate by
holding its meetings on a round table instead of a square
one. He stressed, however, that SAP would not take office
if elected but would leave the office where it is.
The candidates also pledged to abolish student fees and
replace its financing power by increasing fines for parking
violations and by installing pay toilets in every Greek
house, residence hall and classroom building on campus.
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"We think professors should get wages and rights com
parable to those given migrant farm workers in California
in 1931 "he said.
SAP also wul demand full financial disclosures from all
NU administrators above the rank of dean, including Ath-
leuc uirector coo uevaney, ana irom uie university ot
Nebraska Foundation. They also demanded a study to see
if university contracts are going to banks of construction
companies to see if any companies getting university busi
ness are owned by or employ regents.
Young said SAP also favors renovating the Nebraska
Union to include "a shopping mall, a Sambo's Restaurant
and a day care center for (Union Director) A! Bennett."
Nine 'ASUN senatorial candidates ruled ineligible
Nine candidates for the ASUN Senate have been ruled
ineligible for the March 17 election, according to ASUN
Electoral Commissioner Ray Walden.
Walden said the ASUN Electoral Commission officially
ruled the nine ineligible at a Sunday meeting. -
Seven of the candidates were ineligible because the
commission claims they are not full-time students, and
two were disqualified because they wtre registered in one
college while running for a Senate seat in another college.
Three- of the candidates have filed a petition with the
ASUN Student Court asking it to overturn the Efectorial
Commission's and the court has scheduled a hear
ing at 9 pan. Wednesday in the Nebraska Union. Chief
Justice Doug VocIer, a senior Law College student from
Schuyler, said the court wl try to reach a decision Wed- -nesday
The seven candidates ineligible because of enrolinest
in an mrdOeisst number cf hours are: John Fleck, Ztv jii
- Americans Faty (SAP) candidate for the College of Agri
culture, who is tlibg 10 hours; Kevin Hyde, SAI candK.
date for a Collie of Engineering seat, ttikg niss hours; ...
Pad Efjot, SAP candidate for Arts and Sciences CcIIr-s
senator, taking 10 hours; Cris Cansichad, New Student
Coalition (NSC) candidate for Arts and Sciene-s CcH
senator taking 11 hours; Kirk I!:-H3, NSC candidate.
for Arts and Sciences College senator, taking eight hours;
Ed Silver, SAP candidate for Arts and Sciences College
senator, taking nine hours; Claudia Turner, NSC candi
date for Arts and Sciences College senator, taking 10
Wrong college scat
- Disqualified for running for the wrong.co&ege seat are
Richard TiBson, SAP candidate for Graduate College
senator and currently registered in the College of Arts and
Sciences, and Larry Austin, an independent candidate for
Business College senator who is enrolled in the College of
Arts and Sciences.
NSC candidates Carmichael, Turner and Hemphill filed
the 21-ccunt petition with the Student Court, saying that
all three have enrolled for at least 12 credit hours every
samcater they have been at UNL and that all registered for
more than 12 hours this semester. They contend they
have paid for at least 12 credit hears this semester and
have paid the $61.50 in student fees paid by fisH-tims
students. ; v -' . - .
The three al say that because they ha dropped a
coma cr courses this semester the y bzhf tfca 12 hour
uziu ilaT.-aTer, hours needed to c:,:'Sy far.fulti
status Cars from one area cf tha uni rty to another,
they said, and the university tu aatu?J dsEsiUsnof a
fulRime student. " . . -Pay
$6150 in fees
The three also contend that since all the disqualified
candidates are taking more than seven hours, and since the
university requires all students taking seven hours or more
to pay the full $6150 in student fees, they are full-time
students. : .
Since the ASUN Constitution does not clearly define
what a full-time student is, the Electoral Commission has
arbitrarily determmed that a student running for the
ASUN Senate must take at least 12 hours they s&y, charg
ing that the disqualification is a denial of the plantiffs'
right of representation.
Rich Moderow, a junior business adminiatratiori major
from Oakland and a member of Student Court, said if the
three win their case, the other four candidates diaqaliibd
for taking insufficient hours alao wi3 be placed on the"
Ybeglar said the two disqualified for running for the
wrong college must fUe a separate petition wlh the Stu-
dent Court to return to the ballot. No such petition has
yet been fled.
Ron Slnddar, NX presidential candidate, said the '
court petition was not a ptrty action but a prints ona by
. the three persons xarolsej.- ' '
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