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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1976)
Wednesday, march 10, 1970
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By Barbara Lutz '
Locating a five-state regional veterinary school on the
UNL campus is "economically, educationally and admin
istratively feasible' for the university and the state, ac
cording to a consultant from Ohio State University.
Clarence Cole said Tuesday thar because 60 per cent
of UNL's veterinary students currently contract to out-'
of-state tdiooh and do not return to Nebraska, the state
is losing 60 per. cent of its veterinary education
He spoke to NU and UNL administrators, veterinary
science instructors, Nebraska veterinarians, members of
the NU Board of Regents and interested senators in the
East Chamber of the Nebraska Legislature.
Cole was hired by the Old West Regional Commission
(OWRC) to study the possibility of a regional veterinary
, OTRC is comprised of governors from North and
South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska.
Gov. J. James Ex on said the governors asked Cole to
speak to each state's legislature and receive some feed
back before the OWRC spends $479,000 earmarked for
General support no commitment
Although there is "general support" from the gover
nors to build the school, Exon said, there is no commit
ment from the legislatures.
The Nebraska Legislature is on record of supporting
the concept," he said.
Cole said the lack of a veterinary medicine school is
an "economic and human problem" for all five states.
, 'One-half of farm income comes from animals," he
said, "and agriculture is hindered continually by loss
from animal diseases."
If the regional school is built in Nebraska, the con
sultant said, there would be a S128 million a year in
crease in regional livestock receipts.
The responsibility for disease control falls on the vet
erinarian, Cole said, and there is a "rapid increase in the
demand for veterinarians."
"Ninety per cent of the applicants (for vet schools) in
the five-state area are denied admission because the
schools are full ," he said.
Cole said OWRC is proposing you (legislators) take
funds now used to send students out of state and spend
(those funds) in the state."
Acscd contract fees - .
Nebraska taxpayers pay an annual contract fee of
$8,926 for each student sent to an out-of-state veteri-
nary school, he said. It would cost $5,746 a student at
the proposed regional veterinary school, Cole said.
Cole said the study identified "facilities, personnel
research programs, and . courses already existing in the ,
NU Veterinary Science Department the vet school can
use "that don't need to be duplicated." lie said the col
lege of veterinary medicine would add a teaching
The existing facilities that do not need to be duplica
ted lessen the $6.2 million price of the veterinary
school by $4.4 million, Cole said. That leaves $22 mil
lion to be paid by the five states.
The number of students in the school is based on
each states population, Cole said. Nebraska has 38 per
cent of the combined population of the five states, he
said, therefore 38 per cent, or 143, of the 384 vet
school students would be from Nebraska.
. . Drawbacks '
Under Plan A for financing construction, OWRC
would pay 40 per cent and the five states would pay 60
per cent. Nebraska, with 33 per cent of the students
would be required to pay 38 per cent of the capital
construction paid by the states.
Plan B calls for equal funds from OWRC and the five
states and plan C divides the funds between the De
partment of Health, Education and Welfare (25 per
cent), OWRC (25 per cent) and the states (50 per cent).
In the proposed veterinary school, Cole said, students
would complete a three-year pre-vct program and first
year of graduate level at their home university. After
their sophomore and junior years at the regional school,
the students would return to their home university for
their senior year, he said.
Cole said there are several drawbacks to contracting
students to out-of-state schools: the number of students
is limited, there is no control over the money allocated
by each state and other states determine which students
ASUN liaison: .Vote trading,-, logging
spoil UNO center lobbying effort
Vote trading may be going on within the University
of Nebraska's budget, according to the ASUN Senate
Government Liaison Committee (GLC).
John Welch, committee chairman, said he has been
told that Omaha senators were willing to vote for
$850,000 in additional funds for UNL to improve the
quality of education if the Lincoln senators would vote
for the proposed downtown center in Omaha.
The GLC members had been lobbying against the
center but doubt, their effectiveness if vote trading is
happening. - 1
"It's log roHing," said Velch. "What's the good of
lobbying if there is vote trading. -
According to GLC member Jim Wefso, senior from
RushviHe, the Omaha businessmen supporting the
downtown center have been lobbying for it. The business
men have dealt mainly with outstate senators, he said.
Each of the committee members were assigned state
senators to contact about the university budget and urge
their support in case of a veto by Gov. J. James Exon.
"We only have one more shot at the senators, said
The budget wSl probably come to the floor by Friday,
Welch said. He added that much of the budget action
would occur during spring break, so students should make
their views known to senators before going home.
Court, denies request for clarification
The ASUN Student Court decided Sunday to deny a
request for clarification of its ruling that the ASUN
Senate's rescission of its Council on Student life (CSL)
student appointees was invalid.
Bruce Smith, legal counsel for CSL appointees Chip
Lowe and Dennis Snyder, had asked the court to clarify
its opinion that removal of the Senate's appointees can be
based on their failure to follow Senate policies.
Smith, a first year law student from South Sioux City,
sail he was worried that since CSL is UNL's supreme
appellate body, a conflict of interest might exist if CSL
student members were to hear grievance appeals regarding
Senate policies, yet always must follow these same
policies, which was ordered by the court.
The court did not release a reason for its denial of the
request. However, Chief Justice Doug Voegler said he
thought the request was denied because the court should
not explain its opinion in a case that was not before the
Voegler, a third year law student from Schuyler, said
he thought review of causes for removal in future cases is
"sufficient safeguard for the concerns expressed" by
Smith. He also said he thought it was not right for the
court to speculate on situations that might exist con
cerning reasons for recall, especially because it would not
: be binding on a future court. -. , . .
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